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

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

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

Faculty Bio

Cynthia Howard
Cynthia Howard

Cynthia L. Howard

Program Chair of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biology and Environmental Science,
Science and Engineering

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

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

Faculty Bio

Richard Puzdrowski
Richard Puzdrowski

Richard L. Puzdrowski Jr.

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

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

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

Faculty Bio

Larry Rohde
Larry Rohde

Larry Rohde

Department Chair of Biological & Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Biology and Biotechnology ,
Science and Engineering

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

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

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

Faculty Bio

Brian Stephens
Brian Stephens

Brian Stephens

Associate Professor of Biotechnology and Biology,
Science and Engineering

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

Faculty Bio

Contact
  • College of Science and Engineering

    Phone: 281-283-3700
    Advising: 281-283-3711
    Email: cseadvising@uhcl.edu

    Bayou Building 3611
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 415
    Houston, TX 77058-1002