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2023-2024 LSUA Catalog 
2023-2024 LSUA Catalog

College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

The goal of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is to offer quality instruction in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to prepare our graduates for rewarding careers. The College offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Additionally, it has robust programs for pre-engineering and a Bachelor of General Studies with a Concentration in Professional Aviation. Interdisciplinary opportunities are also available to prepare students for professional training or careers in actuarial science, field biology, forensics, and secondary school teaching. We encourage students to explore our programs for more details. The College offers comprehensive programs within three departments - Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Physics, and Mathematics & Computer Science.


Nathan Ponder, Ph.D.

College Dean

Dr. Nathan Ponder is a native of Ruston, Louisiana, and holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Tulane University.  He has been Chair of the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Department at LSUA since 2010 and has also served interim leadership positions in the Office of the Registrar, the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Arts, English and Humanities. Dr. Ponder was co-PI on two successful NSF grants totaling almost $2 million.

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