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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 School 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

Jeff Forret

Forret wins 18th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize

Jeff Forret, professor of history, was selected as the winner of the 2016 Federick Douglass Book Prize for his book “Slave Against Slave: Plantation Violence in the Old South”.  The Frederick Douglass Book Prize was established by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University’s MacMillan Center. This annual award is presented for the best book written in English on slavery or abolition. Dr. Forret will be presented his prize at a reception sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York on January 31. Learn more about Dr. Forret's book prize.

George Drew

LU hosted visiting author George Drew

The Department of English and Modern Languages presented Visiting Author: George Drew, Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Executive Event Room of the Wayne A. Reaud Administration Building.

The Long Shadow book cover

The Center for History and Culture hosted lecture on Lutcher-Stark lumber legacy

The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast hosted its inaugural lecture on November 9th by the co-authors of "The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty", Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles.

Captain Richard Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips presented in Academic Lecture Series

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted the Lamar University Academic Lecture Series on November 7 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the University Theater. Richard Phillips, captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates, is the featured speaker.

LU Moot Court excels at invitational

Three moot court teams received numerous individual and team awards at the University of North Texas School of Law's Invitational Moot Court Tournament on October 21-22.

Scheer named fellow of the East Texas Historical Association

Mary Scheer, chair of the Department of History and director of the Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast, was inducted as a new fellow of the ETHA, the highest honor given by the association for scholarship and service.

Kumer Das

Das tapped for Fulbright Scholar Grant

Kumer Das, the director of Undergraduate Research and associate professor of statistics, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for a prestigious Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar award to France and Germany.