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Biology and Environmental Science

The Department of Biology is committed to the laboratory approach to science. You will find field based study available at the Dujay Sanctuary in the Big Thicket and the Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS) ...

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate degrees in Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry, and Biochemistry, as well as Master of Science program. Participate in active research projects while preparing for your career.


The Joanne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing challenges you to become a leader in healthcare while making a difference in other people's lives.

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science involves you in academic activities related to familiar technologies like Android mobile technologies, wireless phones, artificial intelligence, real-time embedded systems, medical imaging and more...


In the Department of Mathematics you will find a full range of courses in applied and pure mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education for elementary and secondary certification.


With a strong emphasis on physics and math, a degree in physics prepares you for specializations in research and can provide an excellent background for entering many career fields.

Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice

The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice emphasizes excellence in your instruction, research, scholarship, university and community service, and your preparation for graduate and professional school.

Political Science

The curriculum of the Political Science Department will provide you with a broad understanding of political systems and the policy making process and prepares you for a career in law, government service, teaching, business, and journalism.

Latest News and Events

Sunny Lei

Lei receives 2016 Faculty Mentor Award

Xiangyang (Sunny) Lei, associate professor of chemistry and interim chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named by the Office of Undergraduate Research as the recipient of Lamar University's 2016 Faculty Mentor Award.

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Utter publishes three-volume work on 'Guns and Contemporary Society'

Distinguished Professor Glenn Utter's recently published book Guns and Contemporary Society: The Past, Present, and Future of Firearms and Firearm Policy examines various approaches to firearms, including constitutional and legal issues, public health and criminal justice concerns, and perspectives on personal safety and self-defense.

Students awarded EPA research grant

Students from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Chemical Engineering were awarded a $15,000 research grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's P3 Program for their proposal to design and synthesize sustainable, environmentally friendly coating systems with self-healing and feedback properties using linseed oil monomers.

Social Work students simulate aging experience

Social work students simulate aging

Social work majors recently gathered to experience first-hand many of the trials facing the aging population by simulating the process of aging themselves.

Joseph Kruger

Sclumberger gives industry software to Department of Earth and Space Sciences

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences was gifted software licenses for both Petrel E&P and Techlog welbore software platforms for research use from industry leader, Schlumberger. This gift is valued at roughly $1.7 million.

Students head to political convention internships

Efforts by the Department of Political Science and the Reaud Honors College resulted in  four Lamar University students being selected to participate in the National Presidential Nominating Conventions through the Washington Center’s Campaign 2016 program.