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About the College of Science

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science is at the forefront of science research and education. The College has almost 4,000 students in six departments: Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology. The College offers over 50 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, including innovative fast track programs in select departments which allow students to earn advanced degrees in a shorter period of time than traditional degree programs.

Our award-winning faculty is internationally recognized and provides the chance for students to become involved in multidisciplinary research from their first semester on campus. World-class facilities and laboratory equipment give our students a head start when it comes to landing a job after graduation.

UTA is classified as a Research 1 University - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Our faculty is doing groundbreaking research, funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, NASA, and others. The work they and their students are doing in the lab addresses issues critical to health and the human condition, global environmental impact, sustainable urban communities, and data-driven discovery - the four main themes of the University’s Strategic Plan 2020.

In the College of Science, world-class research goes hand-in-hand with innovative classroom education. Our faculty members have won numerous University, UT System and national awards for their teaching, and our academic advisors are highly knowledgeable in guiding students and helping them stay on track to achieving their educational goals. UTA and the College of Science offer various resources and academic support services to help students succeed, and a host of pre-professional and social organizations provide opportunities for students to meet and network with alumni and professionals in a variety of fields.

The College of Science has more than 403,000 square feet of education and research space in the following buildings:
  • Life Sciences Building
  • Chemistry & Physics Building
  • Chemistry Research Building
  • Geoscience Building
  • Engineering Research Building
  • Science Hall
  • Pickard Hall
The College’s capacity to meet the need for a new generation of highly skilled scientists will be greatly bolstered by the addition of the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research Building, a $125 million structure which will span 220,000 square feet and will be located directly south of the Life Sciences Building. Construction will begin in 2016, with completion expected in 2018.