The Beijing Institute of Geology was established in 1952, and the present School of Science evolved from four of the institute’s original departments: the Mathematics Teaching and Research Section, the Physics Teaching and Research Section, the Chemistry Teaching and Research Section, and the Chemical Analysis Section. In 2012, following a series of changes, CUGB decided to merge the physics and chemistry teaching and research sections of the School of Materials Science and Technology with the mathematics teaching and research section of the School of Information Engineering to form the School of Science. The school has four departments: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. It also has an Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Colleges and Universities in Beijing (the Physics Experimental Teaching Center), and a college-level experimental teaching demonstration center (the Chemical Experimental Teaching Center). It has a research-based laboratory (the Mathematical Model and Reservoir Simulation Laboratory) and an external service laboratory (the Chemical Analysis laboratory).
The school has one second-level doctoral station (Modern Mathematics and Control Theory), three first-level discipline master’s stations (Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry), three professional degree master’s stations (Materials and Chemical Engineering, Applied Statistics, Electronic Information), one undergraduate major (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics), one Innovative Experimental Class, and one Ethnic Minority Preparatory Class.
The school has 80 teaching and administrative staff, including 13 professors, 32 teachers with senior professional titles, and 60 teachers holding doctorates. There are 488 students, including 28 university-preparatory students, 203 undergraduates and 257 postgraduate students.
Since 2012, the faculty of the school has undertaken more than 70 scientific research projects under the auspices of the National Natural Science Foundation of China as well as a variety of enterprises, institutions, etc. Over 140 papers have been published by SCIE.
In the Beijing Youth Teacher Basic Teaching Skills Competition, Zhao Junfang, Geng Fengjie and Fan Yushuang, all teachers in the school, won the municipal second prize, and Liu Xuanhe won the municipal third prize.
The school has two Famous Teachers in Beijing (Chu Baozeng and Zhao Changchun) and three Famous Teachers in CUGB (Chu Baozeng, Zhao Changchun, and Hao Huiying).
Sociometric development has given increasing prominence to high and new technology in basic subjects such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry, as well as in engineering disciplines and even the economic sphere. The demand for scientific talents in society is increasing. Students in mathematics and applied mathematics have been enrolled since 2000. The pass rate of students sitting the postgraduate entrance examination is high, and the employment situation of graduates is good, with the employment rate being above 95%.