Dean's Message

Christine E. Hailey, PhD, Dean
Christine E. Hailey, PhD, Dean

On behalf of the faculty and staff in the College of Science and Engineering, welcome to our website! I encourage you to explore the site 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.

We 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.

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