Department of Biology and Biotechnology

Expand Your Adventure as a Scientist

Strengthen your interest in biology and biotechnology through the degree programs offered in the Biology and Biotechnology Department at University of Houston-Clear Lake. Many of our degree programs offer intensive specializations, allowing you to shape the program to your career aspirations. There are also various options for minors to complement your major, allowing you to enhance the value of your degree.

Enjoy an Enhanced Educational Experience

You’ll find the degree programs in the Biology and Biotechnology Department are so much more than just lectures and labs. Your professors are acclaimed, published scientists who are committed to your future success in industry, research, consulting or education, as well as graduate schools. The combination of teaching, research and hands-on experience will strengthen your ability to solve problems, work both independently and collaboratively, and think and analyze critically. Small class sizes ensure plenty of one-on-one time with your professors.


Programs and Degrees

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences B.A.

  • Biological Sciences B.A. Life Sciences 7-12 Certification

Biological Science B.S.
Biology Scholars Plan-Linked B.S.-M.S.
Biological Sciences M.S.

  • Biological Sciences M.S. Pre-Health Specialization
  • Biological Sciences M.S. Plant Biology Specialization
  • Biological Sciences M.S. Cell/Molecular Specialization
  • Biological Sciences M.S. Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and Marine Biology Specialization

Doctor of Chiropractic Master of Science in Biology D.C./M.S. (Cooperative Degree Program)

Biotechnology

Biotechnology M.S.

  • Biotechnology M.S. Molecular Biotechnology Specialization
  • Biotechnology M.S. Bioinformatics/Computational Biology Specialization
  • Biotechnology M.S. Biotechnology Management and Marketing Specialization

Minors

Faculty

Thomas Garcia
Thomas Garcia

Thomas Garcia

Assistant Professor of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3740
Email: GarciaT@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Thomas Garcia Faculty Bio

Stephen Gruber
Stephen Michael Gruber

Stephen Michael Gruber

Lecturer of Biological Sciences,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3779
Email: gruber@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Stephen Michael Gruber Faculty Bio

George Guillen
George Guillen

George Guillen

Executive Director of Environmental Institute of Houston and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,

Contact number: 281-283-3950
Email: guillen@uhcl.edu
Office: N116

George Guillen Faculty Bio

Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Department Chair of Environmental Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3745
Email: howardc@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-12

Cynthia L. Howard Faculty Bio

Michael LaMontagne
LaMontagne

Michael LaMontagne

Assistant Professor of Microbiology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3754
Email: LaMontagne@UHCL.edu
Office: B3121-4

Michael LaMontagne Faculty Bio

Ronald Mills
Ronald Mills

W. Ronald Mills

Professor of Biology and Chemistry,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3773
Email: mills@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531-1

W. Ronald Mills Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

Associate Professor of Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Science; Cooperative Degree Program Advisor; and Department Chair of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3750
Email: puzdrowski@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525- 4

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr. Faculty Bio

Bazlur Rashid
Bazlur Rashid

Bazlur Rashid

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283 3756
Email: rashid@uhcl.edu
Office: 3525-11

Bazlur Rashid Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3743
Email: rohde@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-6

Larry Rohde Faculty Bio

Patricia Trubl
Patricia Trubl

Patricia Trubl

Lecturer of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3762
Email: Trubl@UHCL.edu
Office: B3321

Patricia Trubl Faculty Bio

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez
Lory Santiago-Vázquez

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez

Program Chair of Biotechnology, Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3776
Email: santiago@uhcl.edu
Office: B3525-7

Lory Z. Santiago-Vázquez Faculty Bio

Brian Stephens
Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens

Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology, and Program Chair of Biology,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3798
Email: Stephensb@UHCL.edu
Office: B3525

Brian Stephens Faculty Bio

Brian Wasko

Brian Wasko

Assistant Professor,
Science and Engineering

Contact number: 281-283-3793
Email: wasko@uhcl.edu
Office: B3531

Brian Wasko Faculty Bio

Contact

  • Office of Admissions

    Phone: 281-283-2500
    Fax: 281-283-2522
    Email: admissions@uhcl.edu

    SSCB 1.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 13
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.