Chair's Welcome

The Department of Science and Mathematics (SaM) at Texas A&M University – San Antonio consists of the degree program areas of Biology, Mathematics, Psychology and Water Resources (Pending SACSCOC* approval), with support from Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Geography, Geology, and Physics).   

We are a growing, multidisciplinary department that strives to take an integrative approach to the instruction of our students.  We emphasize engaged learning through small class sizes, laboratory classes with experiential learning opportunities, internships, and research opportunities for undergraduate students.  Our students work directly with their professors on topical research problems, and our degree programs prepare students for graduate or other professional school programs (e.g. medical school, dental school, and other allied health related programs), becoming teachers, or direct entry into the work-place.  Regardless of path, we emphasize critical thinking in our teaching, and we teach our students to become life-long learners.  It is an exciting time at Texas A&M University – San Antonio; a new Water Resources Research Institute that will work closely with the department is being formed, and a new Science and Technology building, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for teaching and research, is under construction 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.

* Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges