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Dean's Message

Dr. Christine Hailey, Dean, College of Science and Engineering

Welcome to academic year 2019-2020 and the College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University!

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our undergraduate, graduate, and research programs. Spend some time visiting our department webpages – Biology; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Computer Science; Engineering Technology; Mathematics; Physics; as well as the Ingram School of Engineering and the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization Program – where you will find comprehensive information about the undergraduate and graduate degrees we offer. Please explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

Our College uniquely positions our students for success through a broad spectrum of educational resources, intellectual discovery, interdisciplinary research and engaging opportunities for our majors. We prepare undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the natural and physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and engineering technology. The College is also committed to preparing students with marketable skills of value to our state and national workforce.

The faculty and staff in the College of Science and Engineering are committed to teaching students to be leaders in a world characterized by the rapid pace of emerging technologies and new scientific discoveries. We do this by immersing our students in an academically rigorous curriculum and applied learning experiences in laboratory research, field study, and design.

I am pleased to note that many of our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally in their fields. A hallmark of our College is the high-quality research of our faculty; state-of-the-art research findings are shared with students in the classroom and benefit the state of Texas and the nation. Our faculty are collaborative and interdisciplinary researchers and are able to bring the important skills of leading a team and participating as a team member into the classroom.

We are delighted to offer a new degree this fall — a BS degree in Civil Engineering. This degree is designed to provide students with an education that addresses the emerging field of technology-enhanced ("Smart") infrastructure as well as fundamental concepts in environmental, geotechnical, materials, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering. Students will be offered experiences with sensor devices, data transmission and storage systems, big data and machine learning protocols, predicative modeling, and automated infrastructure management technologies. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Fundamentals of Engineering and, later in their professional career, Principles and Practice of Engineering exams.

I encourage you to spend some time to get to know the College of Science and Engineering and all that it offers.

If you want to learn more, please contact us (512-245-2119) or send us an e-mail (

Christine Hailey
Dean, College of Science & Engineering