College of Science and Mathematics
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 allow 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 of individual skills.
COSM students have been successful in obtaining PhDs in their chosen fields, and going into 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.
The mission of the College of Science and Mathematics is to prepare students in a nurturing Christian environment for careers and further education in the natural sciences and mathematics. The College will also serve the HBU community by providing science and mathematics classes that empower HBU students to meet the goals and requirements of their field of study, and enrich their liberal arts education.
A high level of academic excellence and have a welcoming Christian environment for all people
Students benefit from a strong liberal arts background as they work to develop their critical thinking skills
We Learn Together
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
Science and mathematics in a Christian environment where there is no conflict of faith; 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
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.
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:
- Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national organization for premed students.
- Pre-Dental Society is for pre-dental students.
- HBU POPS is for pre-optometry students.
- American Red Cross Club has a student membership of all interests.
- American Chemical Society is for students who have an interest in chemistry.
- Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a national honor society for students who have an interest in biology.
- Society of Physics Students and its honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, are for students who have an interest in physics.
- Math Club is for students who have an interest in mathematics.
- Iota Sigma Pi is a National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry.