Discovery starts here in the College of Natural Sciences

What We’re About

Transformative Experiences

We believe in nurturing curiosity, in pursuing big questions and in solving global challenges. With 15 majors and dozens of programs of study, the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin offers the chance to forge a bold educational path, unique to you.

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Facts & Figures

At a Glance

One of the largest colleges of science in the nation is also one of the most impactful.


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Student researchers participate in the largest undergraduate research program at a single university.


Tenured and tenure-track faculty drive our scientific, mathematical and technology breakthroughs.


Top 10-ranked programs for undergraduates and graduate students span our disciplines (U.S. News & World Report).


A Welcoming Place

You Belong in Natural Sciences

Our community provides chances for discovery and having impact at Texas-sized scale. Find your unique place and make your mark with us. 

Our Values and ApProach

Texas Science News

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Paving the Way to Extremely Fast, Compact Computer Memory

Materials with high magnetoelectric coupling could be useful in novel devices such as magnetic computer memories, chemical sensors and quantum computers.

McDonald Observatory

Astronomers Better Identify the Cygnus Loop’s Distance from Earth

A ghostly blue feature in the middle of a field of bright stars and the blackness of space


AI at Work

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Oden Institute

Summer School on Quantum Materials

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Explore Austin

Make the Best City Home

Austin shows up on countless “best of” lists. And many of its best places and spaces are right here in the College of Natural Sciences.

On & beyond the Forty Acres

Exciting Opportunities

Study. Research. Lead.

Dozens of degree offerings. Hundreds of research labs. Organizations for every interest.

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