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College of Sciences

The College of Sciences provides a broad range of programs in mathematics, computer science and the laboratory sciences. Our programs are supported by our state-of-the-art infrastructure, including the $36 million Jason R. Carter Science Education Center and the forthcoming Minnesota Institute for Cybersecurity and Forensics. You can work toward your vision of your future in the sciences with our award-winning faculty, community partnerships, and cutting edge facilities.

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Why the College of Sciences?

Do you want to find a cure for cancer? How about protect our nation's infrastructure from cyber attacks? How about use data to understand behavior on the web? No matter what, the problem-solving skills you will learn in the College of Sciences will serve you well. After graduation you will be ready to meet the most complex scientific and industry challenges society faces!


  • Teaching approaches that actively engage students, utilize best-practices, are career-focused, and meet all applicable content standards
  • Applied and original research engaging students and collaborators within the Metro State community and with outside partners
  • Active participation in our community through service and citizenship
  • Focus on inspiring present and future generations of innovators and enlightened citizens

Our Mission

The College of Sciences faculty, advisors, and staff are here to support you. We will educate you to become a life-long learner through learning approaches that combine theory, practice, and experimentation.

Our Values

We practice quality teaching which actively engages our students in learning, using best practices, is career focused and meets all applicable content standards.

We conduct applied and original research and scholarship that engages students and collaborators within the Metro State community and with outside partners.

We actively participation in our community through service and citizenship.

Ethical behavior, integrity and trust for the core of an inclusive and respectful environment.

We seek to inspire present and future generations of innovators and enlightened citizens.

Our Faculty

Our college faculty are accomplished professionals in their fields, including several recipients of National Science Foundation, Fulbright, National Security Agency, and Minnesota State System awards. Faculty and student teams actively conduct research in a wide range of areas, collaborating with organizations from the public and private sectors. Our faculty are enthusiastic and caring educators, focusing on the success of their students at Metro State and beyond.

For College of Sciences students

STEM career and internship resources

A broad list of resources for careers and internships in science, tech, engineering and math.

Cyber Defenders Scholarship

Providing up to $10,000 a year for up to two years, Cyber Defenders is for promising junior and senior STEM majors interested in cybersecurity careers.

First Saturday Science

Workshops led by students, faculty and our partners for local youths to explore topics in science and the scientific method.