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College of Science vision statement

Vision
Pursuit of knowledge through scientific study has been the cornerstone of human accomplishment throughout history. The University of Texas at Arlington College of Science has a tradition of outstanding programs in biology, chemistry and biochemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, physics and psychology, which are the foundation of the emergence of UT   Arlington as a nationally prominent research institution.
The faculty and staff of the College of Science are committed to the students and their quest for excellence in education and scholarship while dedicated to serving the various science-dependent elements of the local, state, national and global community.

Growth
New faculty, an increased emphasis on research, and an expanding curriculum have combined to make the College of Science one of the fastest growing academic areas on campus. Its enrollment now totals over 3,200 students, with over 500 students at the graduate level.

Students pursue a variety of degree options, including accelerated offerings such as the five-year B.S. in biology/M.B.A. in biomedical sciences management and seven-year options leading to medical and dental degrees. Fueled by the college’s growth, research initiatives are flourishing. Examples include:

Bullet The Department of Biology strives to develop research projects in contemporaneous issues such as genetics, ecology, microbiology and other areas, while offering exciting opportunities for our graduate and undergraduate students to achieve excellence. The department aims to maintain a diverse group of scientists recognized for outstanding teaching and research. We maintain cutting-edge core facilities to support a wide array of research projects. We aim to provide high-quality training and mentoring to help prepare students for careers in academia,
  medicine, research, industry, teaching and other research fields.

Bullet The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry features award-winning academic advising and teaching and provides excellent career preparation in research, education and the chemical industry. The department has added seven new faculty members and much new instrumentation in the last three years. New, exciting research is being conducted in all disciplines of chemistry. Analytical chemistry is among the areas of study that are thriving; UT Arlington has become one of the top 10 universities in the nation for graduate studies in analytical chemistry.

Bullet The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences is interdisciplinary and organized around Earth Systems: The Solid Earth Geosystem; the Hydrologic System; the Atmospheric and Climate Systems; the Biologic System; and the Anthropogenic System. To accomplish this broad systems approach to education and research, the department collaborates with affiliated faculty from Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering and the School of Urban and Public Affairs.
  Bullet The Department of Mathematics is rapidly evolving into the premier mathematics research and educational center in the region for undergraduate and graduate studies. A high-quality research-oriented faculty has strengths in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education.

Bullet The Department of Physics' internationally recognized research programs provide unparalleled undergraduate and graduate training in theoretical, experimental and applied physics. Students have many opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research in Solid State Physics, High Energy Physics, Astrophysics, Biophysics and Nanotechnology. Our graduates are sought after by both industry and academia because of their broad preparation in science, technology and research.

Bullet The Department of Psychology's lab-based and scientifically-oriented undergraduate program is the strongest in the state, and students can participate in research with nationally-recognized faculty. The graduate program is one of the top experimental programs in the nation, and has specialization tracks in health psychology/ neuroscience and industrial/organizational psychology.
ERB
The Engineering Research Building at Cooper Street and UTA Boulevard provides 18 research labs and 38 offices for use by College of Science faculty and research assistants.
A new era in collaboration
for the College of Science
University of Texas at Arlington scientists now have even greater opportunities for research, instruction and collaboration in the Engineering Research Building (ERB), which opened in January 2011. The ERB is a $126 million, 234,000-square-foot research and teaching center, shared by the Colleges of Science and Engineering. In the ERB's state-of-the-art labs, researchers are exploring new cancer treatments, detecting deadly viruses, and helping improve the quality of life for older adults, among other projects. The ERB complements the 128,000-square-foot Chemistry and Physics Building (CPB), which opened in 2006. The Planetarium at UT Arlington, which is part of the CPB and seats 185, has been hailed as one of the most sophisticated in the country. The planetarium is a hub for educational excellence, scientific discovery and economic development which serves the entire community. With its commitment to improving facilities and doing world-class research in addition to providing a top-notch education for students, UT Arlington is making steady progress toward its goal of becoming a Tier I university.

The University of Texas at Arlington  |  College of Science
Dean’s Office: Room 206, Life Science Building, 501 S. Nedderman Drive
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 19047 Arlington, TX 76019 Phone: 817-272-3491 Fax: 817-272-3511
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