College of Sciences and Mathematics
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The College of Sciences and Mathematics contributes to the education of all students through the presentation of fundamental concepts and methods of science and mathematics. The college also provides the counseling and fundamental education required for professional programs in health and engineering sciences and for professional studies and careers of a scientific or mathematical nature. The college is home to ten academic departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Math and Statistics, the School of Nursing, Physics and Astronomy, Engineering, Pre-Health and Natural Sciences. 

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Scholarships/Program Support
  • Albert C. and Wilda Mae Harris Scholarship (Nursing)
  • A.T. and Patricia Mast Nursing Fund
  • Betty Baker Nursing Scholarship
  • Burr Biology Lecture Series
  • C. E. Ferguson Memorial Scholarship (Mathematics)
  • Computer Science Scholarship
  • Debra Schiltz Memorial Fellowship (Geology)
  • Dr. Joe G. McWilliams Scholarship (Mathematics)
  • Goethe-Miller Scholarship 
  • Jason Balusek Scholarship (Mathematics)
  • M. J. Deuth Scholarship (Geology)
  • Patricia S. Sharp Geology Fellowship

"Being the first to attend college drives me to succeed in my studies to prove to my family and myself that with hard work anything can be achieved." 

Jacob Cothren, Sophomore
Physics and Pre-Engineering

"Funding from the friends of our department has helped launch two new research frontiers for our program. The first was the establishment of radio astronomy research plus the acquisition of image processing software. (Two masters theses have resulted from the radio astronomy research.) The second was the creation of a new research field in environmental sensing and quantum optics engaging both undergraduate and graduate students in various research projects."

Dr. Harry Downing,
Physics and Astronomy

Famous Lumberjacks

Charles Runnels ’48, Malibu. CA
Chancellor Emeritus, Pepperdine University

Gen. O.R. "Cotton" Whiddon 55, Lufkin, TX
Three-star General, U.S. Army retired

Ellen Melton 74, Jackson, MS, & Tyler, TX

Joseph W. Kennedy ’35 (Deceased) 
Co-Discoverer of plutonium

Dr. Kimberly Childs

"The College of Sciences and Mathematics is currently engaged in a broad based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative that is critical to the security and well being of our nation as we are challenged to recruit and graduate majors who are prepared to enter STEM careers. Your contribution will be utilized to promote excellence across the STEM disciplines in undergraduate and graduate education and research."

—Dr. Kimberly Childs,
Dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics


Office of Development

P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303
Phone: 800.319.9517
Phone: 936.468.5406
Fax: 936.468.7025