The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics aims 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.
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. He has also served in 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.