Department of Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences

Discover Real-World Science & Experience

Are you planning to attend college in the near future?  Do your interests lie in the fields of biology, geology or environmental science?  If the answers to these questions are YES, then you need to give serious consideration to the many programs offered by the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences.  West Texas A&M University has been providing quality education since 1910 as the Texas Panhandle's premier university.  Many of the Texas Panhandle's physicians, dentists, physical therapists, optometrists, biologists, pharmacists, medical technologists, environmental scientists, geologists, wildlife biologists, and biology teachers are proud graduates of WTAMU.  Our department boasts an exceptional, student-oriented faculty who take pride in their product - YOU, the student.  This site provides you with a thumbnail sketch of the educational opportunities in the biological, geological and environmental sciences offered at WTAMU.

David Sissom, Ph.D.
Department Head


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Certificate in Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Certification Program provides a unique opportunity to explore the rapidly expanding field of study and research which surrounds the nervous system and how the brain functions.


David Sissom, Ph.D.
Department Head
Happy State Bank Academic & Research Building, Suite 262
WTAMU Box 60872, Canyon, TX  79016