Your Future Begins Today

Dr. Brenda Nichols

"I have the great pleasure of welcoming you to the
College of Arts and Sciences at Lamar University—your gateway to the future. As the largest and most inclusive academic unit within the university, the College of Arts and Sciences contributes significantly to the cultural and academic characteristics that distinguishes Lamar as a Member of the Texas State University System.
" – Dean Brenda Nichols   
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News and Events


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Lamar University assistant professor of biology, Ian Lian, is part of an international research team that recently had a study published in the February issue of Nature. Read more...



For the sixth consecutive year, the Lamar University history department will host a National History Day regional competition for elementary and secondary school students, on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the Setzer Center. Read more...


Lamar University was named a top college for online computer science programs by ComputerScienceOnline.org, a resource for online learning in computer science and related fields. Read more...


The Lamar University Foundation has established a new endowed scholarship in the name of Amie Lynn Bean. The Amie Lynn Bean Memorial Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students majoring in nursing. Read more...


The LU Department of English and Modern Languages will offer four new courses for the spring semester addressing the subject of ethics in an uncommon and unique format: through literature. Read more...


Four Lamar University computer science students won prizes in a student research competition hosted by the Association of Computer Educators in Texas at its 50th Annual Conference. Read more...



The Lamar University College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of English and Modern Languages will host 14 writers from around the country to talk with faculty, staff, students and the community about writing and publishing. Read more...


Kara Timerlake, an English and communication major with a minor in Spanish has been selected as one of the 2015 recipients of the David J. Beck Fellowship. Read more...


U.S. News and World Report ranked Lamar University's online graduate nursing program as fourth in the nation specifically for veterans. Read more...



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Jerry W. Bradley, Professor of English and Modern Languages, joins an elite group of educators as a 2014 Piper Professor in recognition of his dedication to the teaching profession and his outstanding academic scholarly achievement. Bradley was also honored  as the 2014 University Professor