College of Science and Engineering Technology

Administrative Officers

Title/Department Officer
Dean Melinda Holt, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Research Li-Jen Lester, Ed.D. (Associate Dean); (936) 294-1326
Interim Associate Dean for Curriculum & Assessment Dustin Jones, Ph.D.; (936)-294-1945
School of Agricultural Sciences Mark Anderson, Ph.D., Interim Chair; (936) 294-3367
Department of Biological Sciences Aaron Lynne, Ph.D., Chair; 936-294-1544
Department of Chemistry Donovan C. Haines, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1530
Department of Computer Science Bing Zhou, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1590
Department of Engineering Technology Faruk Yildiz, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-3774
Department of Environmental and Geosciences Joseph Hill, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-1560
Department of Mathematics and Statistics Damon Hay, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-4859
Department of Physics and Astronomy Joel W. Walker, Ph.D., Chair; (936) 294-4803


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
College of Science and Engineering Technology Email 
Phone: (936) 294-1401
Lee Drain Building 200

College of Science and Engineering Technology


  • 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. 
  • Departments in the College of Science and Engineering Technology annually host state and regional conferences and symposiums.

Master's Degrees

Departments Programs
Agricultural Sciences Agriculture, MS
Agricultural Sciences Sustainable Agriculture and Food Environment, MAg
Biological Sciences Biology, MA
Biological Sciences Biology, MS
Chemistry Chemistry, MS
Computer Science Computing and Data Science, MS
Computer Science Digital and Cyber Forensic Science, PhD
Computer Science Digital Forensics, MS
Computer Science Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, MS
Environmental and Geosciences Geographic Information Systems, MS
Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics, MA
Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics, MS
Mathematics and Statistics Statistics and Data Science, MS


Departments Programs
Agricultural Sciences Sustainable Agriculture
Computer Science Cyber Security
Computer Science Data Assurance
Computer Science Digital Investigation
Environmental and Geosciences Geographic Information Systems