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 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 (26 undergraduate and 11 graduate degrees) in the fields of agriculture, engineering technology, biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, forensic chemistry, computer science, general studies, 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.


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.


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.

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 7 academic units:

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

College of Science and Engineering Technology Undergraduate Degrees

Agricultural BusinessB.S.
Agricultural Engineering TechnologyB.S.
Animal ScienceB.S.
Plant and Soil SciencesB.S.
BiologyB.A., B.S.
Biomedical SciencesB.S.
Chemistry (Professional Chemist)B.S.
Chemistry (Other Technical Careers)B.S.
Forensic ChemistryB.S.
Chemistry (Chemical Engineering)B.S.
Computer ScienceB.S.
Computing Science (Information Science)B.S.
Computing Science (Information Assurance)B.S.
General StudiesB.G.S.
Industrial TechnologyB.S.
Construction ManagementB.S.
Design and DevelopmentB.S.
MathematicsB.A., B.S.
Mathematics with Teacher CertificationB.S.
Mathematics with Secondary Certification (2 fields)B.A.
Physics/Engineering (Dual Degree)B.S.

Note: This listing of undergraduate degree programs is correct as of February, 2016 and does not include those degree programs being phased out or in the process of being proposed.


  • 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.