The College of Natural Sciences is one of the largest colleges of science in the United States, with a community of more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 700 tenure and non-tenure track faculty members, and 1,200 staff.
Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders
The College of Natural Sciences is a major source of future scientists, doctors, mathematicians, technologists, educators and entrepreneurs, and has become quite popular with students. We now graduate about 1,800 every year, more than double the number from 2001. In large measure, this success stems from our commitment to developing new paradigms for educating math and science students of the 21st century, thus improving retention, diversity and graduation rates. We believe that:
- All students should be placed in a small academic community program.
- Students learn best through gaining hands-on experience and experience in leadership roles.
- Technology can transform teaching and learning. The college has been a pioneer in this area.
Commitment to Basic Science and Discovery
Research is the core of the College of Natural Sciences. The college is home to many of the top faculty and best graduate students in the world, and its undergraduates learn by engaging in cutting-edge research in laboratories across campus. Our scientists and student have access to world-class research facilities, and grants and contracts awarded to faculty amount to more than $110 million per year. Through research programs in the college, faculty and students are developing new technologies, ideas and solutions that change the world.
- Established: 1970
- Dean: Dr. Linda Hicke
- Largest college at The University of Texas at Austin
- 11 departments
- 1 Nobel Laureate
- 17 members of the National Academies
- 39 recipients of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards
- 18 fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- 3 recipients of the National Medal of Science
- 1 National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient
- $117 million in extramural funding (Annual average 2011-13)