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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.

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...

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) ...


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

Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

On October 7-8, 2016 the Twelth Annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference will be held in the Lucas Building.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department hosts professional growth activities for students

October 5, 2016 - Resume Seminar
October 7, 2016 - Dr. Charles Newell guest speaker at seminar
October 12, 2016 - Chemistry luncheon

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Prospective LU bound students to attend Cardinal View

The College of Arts and Sciences invites Cardinal View attendees to meet and interact with department chairs, faculty members, and staff on October 8, 2016.

Seminar: Biological discoveries using four dimensional biomaterials

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hosting a seminar on September 23, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Archer Physics Building, Room 108.

Chemistry Department Student Poster Competition

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry poster competition on September 21st from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Chemistry Building hallway.

Computer science to create virtual campus map app

Lamar University computer science graduate students Ankur Shah and Chandrakant Rudami, along with Department Chair Stefan Andrei, are creating an avatar-based interactive campus map application for Android, iPhone and iPad.

JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing stepping up to school status

Lamar University’s JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing has announced that it will change its title to JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing to better reflect the additions and development of educational opportunities over time that have elevated it to school status

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Castillon named assistant director for Office of Undergraduate Research

Catalina Castillón has been appointed assistant director for the Office of Undergraduate Research, Director Kumer Das announced.

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Foret nominated for Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition named LU Professor of History Jeff Forret one of three finalists for the 18th annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his publication of “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South and New Directions in Slavery Studies” by LSU Press.

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.