Did You Know?

Students who major in STEM fields at smaller private institutions are less likely to change their major and more likely to complete a bachelor's degree in STEM than students at public universities, according to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

Interest in the sciences at California Lutheran University is at an all-time high. Since 2008, the University has experienced a 77 percent increase in students enrolling in science programs. Today one in four students at Cal Lutheran are science majors.

Nationwide, there is a growing demand for graduates well-versed in the sciences. At the federal level, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology has challenged universities to enroll 1 million STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) undergraduates in the next decade. Statewide, STEM employment in California has increased by 25 percent.

At Cal Lutheran, we are preparing our graduates to be catalysts for change by providing a science education that is:


We provide a learning experience that combines personal faculty attention with a focus on inquiry-based learning, so that each student is motivated by a sense of curiosity and passion.


We encourage all our students to explore science as a possible career track, particularly women and those students who are first in their families to attend college.


We provide students with immediate research experience and encourage them to present and even publish their work, placing them on an accelerated career track.

Learn more about the future of the sciences at Cal Lutheran. Email catalyst@callutheran.edu for information and updates.

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