College of Science and Mathematics

Contact:

College of Science and Mathematics
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road
Houston TX 77074-3298
Norvelie Denton
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
NDenton@hbu.edu

Phone: (281) 649-3013

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Houston Baptist University College of Science and Mathematics students in lab.The College of Science and Mathematics (COSM) at Houston Baptist University (HBU) fosters interconnectedness among biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers, both in the sciences and between the sciences and other fields.

The low student-to-faculty ratio and the mentoring atmosphere of the College allows faculty to involve students in their professional activities, such as research, preparing papers for presentation or publication, work at NASA or the Health Science Center, and developing special programs in elementary schools. Through these activities students are encouraged to explore different areas of science in order to develop themselves as future science professionals.

COSM faculty not only teach the classes but the laboratories as well. This time of “hands on” learning is so important to the development on individual skills. 

COSM students have been successful in obtaining Ph.D.s in their chosen fields and going into the research laboratories since the first class graduated from Houston Baptist University in 1967. The quality of our top graduates is equivalent to those from the best universities. 

What We Do:
We maintain a high level of academic excellence and have a welcoming Christian environment for all people.

We believe students benefit from a strong liberal arts background as they work to develop their critical thinking skills.

We believe that we learn together and are developing future leaders.

We believe that an atmosphere of one-on-one interaction with one another is extremely important.

We teach science and mathematics in a Christian environment where there is no conflict of faith and learning and where ethical behaviors in the profession areas are communicated to each student.

We do everything we can to assist students in becoming successful in their chosen areas and their future lives.

Advising:
Academic advising is a crucial component of a student's success in the science majors. Our students receive excellent advising for course selections, help with applications to professional programs, and are supported in the fields they plan to pursue. Popular fields include pre-med and other pre-health care fields, graduate programs in science, education, and employment in business or industry. Advice for course selections is based on the majors the student has selected and their specific career plans. COSM students meet with their individual advisors each semester.

Student Organizations:
COSM students are quite involved in student organizations across campus and within our area. Here is a list of student organizations within our area followed by a brief description of each: