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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

Nursing faculty receive research award

Nine faculty members of the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing were awarded the Texas Organization for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE) Excellence in Research Award.

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The Center for History and Culture accepting applications for fellowship positions

The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast is accepting applications for two one-year fellowship positions.

Dillon Nicholson

Beck Fellow Nicholson set to study philosophy, language, in Europe

Beck Fellow, sociology and French major, Dillon Nicholson, will study at the Sorbonne's French language school in Paris, France, and the University of Quebec, in Saguenay, Quebec. He will also travel to the Global Center for Advanced Studies in Maribor, Slovenia, where he will meet top social philosophers and critical theorists as a research assistant to Giovanni Tusa, Co-director of the Institute for Critical Media and Cultural Studies and a preeminent academic in the philosophical community.

Jane Liu

Professor Jane Liu awarded 2017 Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship

Jane Liu, professor of computer science, was selected as a 2017 Texas State Univeristy System Chancellor's Faculty Fellow and will pursue a study of first-year programs at Lamar University that are focused on student success.

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 was 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.