School of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

SME logoThe Science, Math and Engineering Area offers a wide variety of courses. We offer coursework for the first two years of many science, math or engineering majors. The Area also offers a variety of courses that support other majors on campus including: Allied Health majors, Ag majors and Liberal/University Studies majors; for a more detailed listing of the programs please see the respective departments.

The Area faculty are committed to helping students attain their educational goals; be it transfer to a four-year school, obtaining an associate’s degree or completing pre-requisites for another program. Our students have successfully transferred to all major universities within California.

Areas of Study

  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geology
  • Engineering
  • Math
  • Physics
  • Other Sciences Classes


Science, Math, & Engineering (SME) Office
Merced Main Campus
(see campus map)


Doug Kain
Dr. Douglas Kain

Science, Math, & Engineering (SME)/Area 1 Dean
(209) 384-6344,

Angelica Campos
Science, Math, & Engineering (SME)/Area 1 Administrative Coordinator
(209) 384-6293,

Faculty Contact Information

Available on the SME Faculty & Staff page.

SME Faculty Office Hours - Spring 2020 (Merced Campus)