Chair's Welcome

The Department of Science and Mathematics (SaM) at Texas A&M University-San Antonio consists of the program areas offering bachelor degrees in Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, and Water Resources Science and Technology, with support from Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Physics). We also offer a master’s degree in Water Resources Science and Technology associated with our Water Resources Research Institute. As a multidisciplinary department, we take an integrative approach to the instruction of students, with emphases on engaged learning through small class sizes, laboratory classes with experiential learning opportunities, and internship opportunities. Project-based learning also occurs in our department via directed research opportunities pursued by students working directly with professors on topical research problems. Our degree programs prepare students for direct entry into the workplace, teacher certification, or preparation for graduate or other professional school programs (e.g. medical school, dental school, and other allied health-related programs).  To that end, we have also developed a special committee of faculty that specifically advise students interested in health-related careers, i.e. the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC). This committee guides our students on the pathway to health professions careers. Regardless of pathway, we emphasize critical thinking in our teaching, and we teach our students to become life-long learners.  It is an exciting time to enroll in college at Texas A&M University-San Antonio! We have a new Science and Technology building with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for teaching and research, and the campus is expanding every semester as we strive to help our students achieve their educational and career goals.

Marvin M. F. Lutnesky, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Science and Mathematics
Office: (210) 784-2285
Science and Technology Building, 311S
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

Mission Statement: The Department of Science and Mathematics at Texas A&M University-San Antonio strives to provide a rich educational experience for STEM students through face-to-face instruction, on-line learning, and hybrid courses with small class sizes and state-of-the-art technology.  We emphasize hands-on experiential learning and critical thinking, and the participation of undergraduate students in the scholarship efforts of the faculty.  We strive to provide our students with leadership skills and values to prepare them for the work-place, for advanced study, and for an ever-changing world.