California State University, Stanislaus, expects to get $18 million in state revenue bonds for seismic retrofitting and renovation of the Science 1 Building.
The project is included in the 2010-11 state budget and can proceed when the governor signs it.
The renovated building will be home to the university's College of Human & Health Sciences, consolidating the offices, classrooms and laboratories of the Nursing and Social Work departments currently spread around the 228-acre campus.
The Science 1 complex was built in 1972.
Renovation of the two-story, 50,000-square-foot building could begin in early 2011.