College of Science and Engineering Technology

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Administrative Officers

DeanJohn Pascarella, Ph.D.; 936) 294-1401
Associate DeanAnne R. Gaillard, Ph.D.; (936) 294-1326
Associate DeanMarcus Gillespie, Ph.D.; (936) 294-1945
Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering TechnologyStanley Kelley, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-2220
Department of Biological SciencesChad Hargrave, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1538
Department of ChemistryRichard E. Norman, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1527
Department of Computer SciencePeter A. Cooper, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1569
Department of Geography and GeologyBrian Cooper, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-3274
Department of Mathematics and StatisticsBrian Loft, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-4465
Department of PhysicsBarry Friedman, Ph.D., Chair; (936)294-1604


The College of Science and Engineering Technology strives to foster scientific literacy, analytic abilities, and the knowledge and competencies necessary for graduates to succeed as professionals working in science-based careers. The College of Science and Engineering Technology also strives to enhance interpersonal abilities and communication skills, both oral and written, which are fundamental to functioning effectively in the University and in the larger community. In providing educational foundations that enable students to develop, evaluate, and express ideas critically, the College hopes to contribute to the formation of responsible citizens and competent professionals.


The College of Science 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 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.

Contact Information
(936) 294-1401
Lee Drain Building 200


Academic Programs

Master's Degrees

Major, DegreeDepartment
Agriculture, MSAgricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology
Biology, MSBiological Sciences
Chemistry, MSChemistry
Computing and Information Science, MSComputer Science
Digital Forensics, MSComputer Science
Geographic Information Systems, MSGeography and Geology
Information Assurance and Security, MSComputer Science
Mathematics, MSMathematics and Statistics
Statistics, MSMathematics and Statistics
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment, MAgAgricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology


Graduate CertificateDepartment
Cyber SecurityComputer Science
Data AssuranceComputer Science
Digital InvestigationComputer Science
Educational TechnologyComputer Science
Geographic Information SystemsGeography and Geology
Sustainable AgricultureAgricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology


  • Faculty members in the College of Science and 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 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.