College of Science, Engineering & Agriculture
Innovation and Discovery. That is our charge and our pledge. The faculty and staff of CoSEA accept the responsibility of building an innovative framework to join our students in building a better Texas eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership, and imagination. We don't just discover the future, we make it.
We are the College of Science, Engineering and Agriculture (CoSEA) and we are in the STEAM business (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics). The challenge of educating and mentoring the next generation of STEAM majors is ours and we welcome you to join us in any of our interdisciplinary collaborations from Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Physics, and Technology.
Our programs of study are dedicated to changing lives with a strong emphasis on challenging opportunities to build solutions and generate new knowledge for our complex and interrelated world.
Our undergraduate programs serve two functions: to prepare students for entry-level professional careers, and to make those students competitive for admission into any graduate or professional school in the world. Our University Studies courses provide the analytical foundation for students from across the University. We don’t just teach, we help our students learn how to learn. Our graduate programs provide the credentials proving mastery of their professional disciplines.
Greeting from the Office of the Dean:
Grady Price Blount, Professor of Physics and Dean
AGET Building #116, 903-886-5321
The futurist and science fiction writer H.G. Wells quipped that all of history is a race between education and catastrophe. Proving that observation, our modern world is delicately balanced on an edge built from science, engineering, and mathematics racing to keep pace with a burgeoning and forceful human population. The simple act of feeding 7 billion people daily depends on an intricate network of agricultural technology built upon an even more interconnected web of computerized transportation, trading, and processing industries. All of it has been made possible by what we call the STEAM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics
I suspect that one of the major themes of future history books will be that we are living in an era in which the pursuit of knowledge ceased to be an intellectual luxury and became a very real necessity for human survival. It is not hyperbole to state that the world we live in today could not have existed with the level of STEAM knowledge we had just a few decades ago. As recently as my own childhood (and no, I’m not THAT old), prominent authors were predicting a “Population Bomb” that would explode when human numbers reached barely half the souls alive today. What replaced that gloomy prediction is a planet on steroids; a hyperworld of integrated globalization that few, even Old H.G., anticipated. Growth rates plummeted, literacy rates skyrocketed. As the world of tomorrow became the world of today, STEAM disciplines have taken the leading role in improving the human condition and, perhaps paradoxically, creating the world’s first small steps into an urbanized ecosystem.