The Division of Sciences houses the major department of Biology. This field serves both the students and faculty by simulating collaboration and team-teaching in the aforementioned discipline as well as, outside of the division. A Bachelor of Science degree are offered in Biology. A minor is also offered in the program area. The Division of Sciences also serves the College as a whole by offering general education courses in mathematics, biology, and physics courses in mathematics.


Dean of Science
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Academic Department


Department of Biology

The required major and support courses prepare the biology major for numerous opportunities for employment. Graduates are prepared for careers in industry, sales and research, government, and education. Graduates are also prepared for entry into graduate programs in biology and professional schools in public health, medicine, dentistry, allied health sciences and related areas such as pharmacy, medical technology, nursing, physician’s assistant, biotechnology, and forensics.

The goals of the Department of Biology are to:

  • To prepare biology majors for graduate studies in biology;
  • To prepare biology majors for entry into professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, biotechnology, and allied health.

To prepare students who seek a teaching certificate in life science to pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) which is required for educator licensure in the state of Texas.

  • Science Faculty

    Last Name First Name Title School Department
    Al-Agha Khaled Associate Professor Sciences Mathematics
    Aranwela Gamage Sanath Hemantha Assistant Professor Sciences Chemistry
    Berhane Kiflu Associate Professor Sciences Biology
    Graves Xavier Other Sciences Student Success Center
    John Stuart Professor Sciences Chemistry
    Kandel Narayan Assistant Professor Sciences Biology
    Warar Seema Instructor Sciences Mathematics
    Woodard Brooke Associate Professor Sciences Chemistry