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

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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Cristian Bahrim, Associate Professor of Phyicss, was a guest speaker at the "3rd Annual Conference and EXPO of AnalytiX2014" in the Dalian Hi-tech Industrial Zone, Dalian, China , April 25-28. 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




bolling90x94.jpgChelsea Boling, a math and computer science major, won best undergraduate poster award at the Conference of Texas Statisticians, COTS, held at the University of Texas at Dallas on March 21. Read more...




westgate-palestine-90x94.jpgLamar University's Jim Westgate spent 10 days in Palestine conducting paleontogy and rock workshops for 5th and 6th grade students and science teachers in a trip funded by the A. M. Qattan Foundation.  Read more...




bradley90x94.jpgDr. Jerry Bradley, Professor of English and Modern Languages, will have his third collection of poetry, Crownfeathers and Effigies, released by Lamar University Press this year.




sanderson90x94.jpgJim Sanderson, professor and chair of the Lamar University's Department of English and Modern Languages, has recently published a new collection of short stories, "Trashy Behavior," through the Lamar University Press.  Read more...




rn90x94.jpgThe master of nursing online program in the Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing has been ranked 19th in the nation for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Read more...



Lamar Univeristy's Society of Physics Students has been tapped "Distinguished SPS Chapter" for 2013. Read more...


shuklaw190x94.jpgUsing orange and banana peels and several other waste materials, Shyam Shukla, who has taught at Lamar University for 28 years as an analytical and environmental chemistry professor, has unearthed a method to utilize several types of wastes in purifying contaminated drinking water, with the help of his research team. Read more...



The Lamar University Foundation has announced a new endowed scholarship has been established. The Carolyn J. Keating Scholarship will provide funding for full-time junior, senior and graduate students majoring in English.  Read more...