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Dean's Message

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

Welcome to academic year 2018-2019 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 web site 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 with the opening of Ingram Hall, the newest building on the San Marcos campus which offers all Texas State University students opportunities to achieve success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ingram Hall houses offices and research spaces for engineering and biology programs as well classrooms for biology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, physics, and the Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization doctoral program. State-of-the-art active learning classrooms provide technology-rich spaces that foster learning, discovery and collaboration. The Maker Space is a resource for all campus students to realize their ideas using a variety of rapid-prototyping equipment. Ingram Hall provides dedicated space for engineering senior design projects, and the Collaborative Learning Center is a space for students to study, learn, and succeed.

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