College of Science and Engineering Technology

Administrative Officers

Title/Department Officer
Dean John Pascarella, Ph.D.
jbp014@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1401
Associate Dean Anne R. Gaillard, Ph.D.
bio_arg@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1326
Associate Dean Marcus Gillespie, Ph.D.
marcusg@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1945
Department of Agricultural Sciences Doug Ullrich, Ph.D., Chair
agr_dru@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1188
Department of Biological Sciences Tamara Cook, Ph.D., Chair
bio_tjc@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1557
Department of Chemistry Richard E. Norman, Ph.D., Chair
norman@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1527
Department of Computer Science Peter A. Cooper, Ph.D., Chair
cooper@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1569
Department of Engineering Technology Faruk Yildiz, Ph.D., Chair
fxy001@shsu.edu; (936) 294-3774
Department of Geography and Geology Brian Cooper, Ph.D., Chair
bio_bjc@shsu.edu; (936) 294-3274
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Melinda Holt, Ph.D., Chair
mxm014@shsu.edu; (936) 294-4859
Department of Physics Joel Walker, Ph.D., Chair
jww004@shsu.edu; (936) 294-4803

About the College

The College of Science  and Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University welcomes you! Why consider pursuing a degree from this College? Here are just a few reasons:

  • You can choose from a wide variety of programs (22 undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees) in the fields of agriculture, engineering technology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, forensic chemistry, computer science, geography, geology, mathematics, statistics, and physics.
  • Our programs will prepare you for careers in exciting and rapidly evolving fields that advance society.
  • You will learn from professors who love to teach and draw from their personal and professional experience as practitioners in their areas of expertise.

We invite you to take a closer look at the programs that spark your interest. All will connect you with the innovative thinking, mentoring, leadership, and academic challenges that are hallmarks of an SHSU education.

Mission

The College of Science and Engineering Technology is committed to equipping students with the academic foundation necessary for them to be critical problem solvers in a rapidly changing world and to the generation of scientific knowledge through scholarly endeavors.

Vision

The College of Science and  and Engineering Technology aspires to be a gateway of opportunity and a catalyst for personal and professional development. Embracing high standards, ethical practices and personalized student-faculty interaction, the College dedicates itself to excellence in teaching, engagement in quality research, and active community service. The College of Science and and Engineering Technology will pursue its vision by:

  • preparing students for continued intellectual growth throughout productive and personally rewarding careers;
  • fostering the development and dissemination of knowledge through scientific inquiry;
  • promoting continual professional growth and scholarly activity;
  • exemplifying high ethical standards and teaching the importance of ethics in professional practice;
  • increasing scientific literacy in the populace, and instilling a high regard for nature and humankind;
  • understanding and respecting diversity among people, cultures, and ideas; and
  • assuming the responsibilities of academic community engagement and membership in a global society.

Highlights

  • Faculty members in the College of Science and Engineering Technology have been recognized nationally and internationally for their expertise through national grants and awards, publications, and presentations. 
  • Undergraduate research is encouraged through partnerships with faculty members. 
  • Students in the College of Science and Engineering Technology have presented and published nationally and internationally. 
  • The Math Center at the Academic Success Center provides free tutoring in mathematics and statistics courses. 
  • The College of Science and Engineering Technology houses the Sam Houston State University Center of Excellence in Digital Forensics and the Daniel Reeves Center for Mathematics Education. 
  • Departments in the College of Science and Engineering Technology annually host state and regional conferences and symposiums.

Academic Programs

The College of Science and Engineering Technology provides a broad range of Undergraduate Programs, as well as Graduate Programs. The College of Science and Engineering Technology is comprised of eight academic units:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Technology
  • Geography and Geology
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics

College of Science and Engineering Technology Undergraduate Degrees

Departments Programs
Major Degree(s)
Agricultural Business B.S.
Agricultural Business with Teaching Certification B.S.
Agricultural Communications B.S.
Agricultural Engineering Technology B.S.
Agricultural Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification B.S.
Animal Science B.S.
Animal Science (Pre-Veterinary) B.S.
Animal Science with Teaching Certification B.S.
Biology B.A., B.S.
Biomedical Sciences B.S.
Career and Technology Program B.A.A.S.
Chemistry (Professional Chemist) B.S.
Chemistry (Other Technical Careers) B.S.
Chemistry/Chemical Engineering (Dual Degree) B.S.
Composite Science (Biology) B.S.
Composite Science (Chemistry) B.S.
Composite Science (Geology) B.S.
Composite Science (Physics) B.S.
Computing Science B.S.
Computing Science (Information Assurance) B.S.
Computing Science (Information Science) B.S.
Computer Software Engineering Technology B.S.
Construction Management B.S.
Design and Development B.S.
Digital and Cyber Forensic Engineering Technology B.S.
Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology B.S.
Engineering Technology B.S.
Engineering Technology (Electronics) B.S.
Engineering Technology (Safety Management) B.S.
Engineering Technology with Teaching Certification B.S.
Environmental Science B.S.
Forensic Chemistry B.S.
Geography (Environmental Geography) B.A., B.S.
Geography (Geospatial Information Sciences) B.S.
Geography (Human Geography) B.A., B.S.
Geology B.S.
Geology (Geoscience) B.S.
Interdisciplinary Agriculture B.S.
Interdisciplinary Agriculture with Teaching Certification B.S.
Mathematics B.A., B.S.
Mathematics with Teacher Certification B.S.
Mathematics with Secondary Certification (two fields) B.A.
Physics B.S.
Physics/Engineering (Dual Degree) B.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences B.S.
Plant and Soil Sciences with Teaching Certification B.S.