At First, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences just a Unit within Brawijaya University since 1980s. Preparation of the establishment of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has been conducted since 1981 to collect basic laboratories in UB, into Central Laboratory which serves as a laboratory that supports teaching and basic practicum for the faculties of exact. Once the facilities and infrastructure is considered sufficient for the purposes of education S-1 (Bachelor Program), then in 1987 opened PROGRAM consisting of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, consists of 4 courses covering Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. In an effort to equip the facilities and infrastructure, carried out various forms of cooperation with foreign country, examples NUFFIC-Holland, IDP-Australia and GTZ-Germany which can improve the competence of lecturers, amount of instrumentation and laboratory equipment, curriculum and higher education implementation.
During its development, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Program received special attention from the Government through the Ministry of Education and Culture, both in terms of facility and infrastructure improvement or increase the quantity and quality of lecturers. In accordance with the progress that has been achieved Mathematics and Natural Sciences Program and supported by the needs of graduates in the fields of Mathematics and Natural Sciences for industrial development, then from date October 21, 1993 with decision of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 0371/0/1993 that upgrade the status of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Program become Faculty of of Mathematics and Natural Sciences which consists of four departments includes Department of Biology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics.
The rapid development of technology and industry demands the availability of skilled workers in the field of computers and analysis based on sufficient internal capacity in terms of facilities and human resources, and then in 1995 opened D3 Program Information Management and Computer Engineering and in 1997 opened D3 Program Chemical Analysis. Further education programs continue to be improved, in 1998 opened Statistics study program and in 2002 opened the Computer Science Study Program under the Department of Mathematics. In order to meet the needs of government and the public in mitigation and disaster management the Department of Physics opened Geophysical and Instrumentation Studies Program in 2011. With the increasing number of Doctor Lecturers and in order to develop institutional capacity, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Opened Magister Program that started at 1997 with Master Program in Reproduction Biology. In 2007 opened Program of Magister Chemistry. Physical Science master’s program in 2009, Mathematics master’s program in 2010 and Statistics master’s program in 2011. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences still expand with opened Doctoral Biology Sciences program in 2011, and which is currently being piloted doctoral program in other fields that are being proposed to the Directorate General of Higher Education that is Doctoral Program of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
In line with the changes in the regulations on college with the establishment of the vocational program between the years 2008-2010, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences phasing out Diploma Program, among others D3 Program Information Management and Computer Engineering and also D3 Program Chemical Analysis. Likewise, the presence of institutional change through policy UB Rector, in 2012 Computer Science Program merged into a Program of Information Technology and Computer Science that separate from Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Thus, until 2013 the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences have 4 Departments and 13 studies program includes undergraduate and graduate programs.
To ensure quality in areas of Tridharma college and institutional management, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, implementing quality assurance systems both internally and externally. It is implemented with the establishment of quality assurance agencies in the Faculty (GJM) and Department (UJM). The success of the UB obtained ISO 9001: 2008 in 2012 could not be separated from the role of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, who participated in the audit of ISO 9001: 2008 in the context of the acquisition of ISO. In addition, to ensure the quality of its graduates Faculty has accredited program of study through the National Accreditation Board (BAN-PT) with a good rating that is S-1 Study Program Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (A), Mathematics (A), Statistics (A), Master Program in Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (A), and other courses are being proposed.