Become a Maverick Scientist

In the College of Science, our students are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible — for themselves and for the world. Maverick Scientists innovate, they discover and they learn. In the College of Science they acquire the knowledge and training they need to become leaders in whatever fields they enter. We have almost 4,000 students in six departments – Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, in addition to health professions and a multi-disciplinary program in Data Science.

Our students learn from world-class faculty and utilize state-of-the-art facilities while acquiring the knowledge and in-demand skills they need when they enter the workforce. Maverick Scientists gain valuable experience in collaborative research and graduate well-equipped to take on the many important problems facing our world today.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward achieving your dreams, we encourage you to fill out the recruitment information request form to join our mailing list and receive more information about admission to UTA and the College of Science.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the center of the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, which has a population of over 7.5 million people.

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UTA has one of the most diverse student populations in the United States and is one of the top universities in the U.S. for conferring degrees to minority students.

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UTA is classified as a Research 1 University - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

A female student receiving her degree from College of Science Dean Morteza Khaledi during commencement ceremony.


UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second-lowest average student debt among U.S. universities surveyed.

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Connect >> Live Chats

Hop in a live chat with a current College of Science student. Ask any questions about majors, scholarships, applying, housing, getting plugged into research, academic assistance or life as a Maverick student.

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Connect >> Science Academic Tours

Join fellow prospective students on a guided tour through the College of Science and specific academic areas of interest on selected days throughout the spring semester. Upcoming Dates >> Wednesday, March 23; >> Wednesday, April 20.


Maverick Experience is the most comprehensive opportunity to learn about UTA academics, resources, and student life, all in one place. The event is for prospective freshman and transfer students. Maverick Experience will begin at 8 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m. Lunch is provided by UTA for you and your guests. It will include sessions on admissions, financial aid and scholarships, academic colleges and schools, and more. You will also have the opportunity to tour the campus with UTA student Mav Elite Tour Guides. Already admitted? This is a great opportunity for you to solidify your decision to be part of the Maverick Family. We can’t wait to see you on campus!


There's nothing like experiencing UTA for yourself, in real life on a campus visit - the sights, the sounds ... the feel of the breeze as you walk down the tree lined mall and the smell of fresh roasted coffee from Einstein's while a fountain gushes gently in the distance ... ok, sorry about that, got carried away just thinking about it. The next best thing, however, is clicking through our virtual tour below.

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