Community. Discovery. Impact at Scale.
Inspired by our community, by a spirit of discovery and by a determination to have impact at scale, we are committing in our strategic plan to becoming the highest-impact college of science at a public research university. To do this, we must advance people, place and pursuits — through experiences, education and research — here in Texas Science.
Mission, Values & Vision
Our college mission is to provide an excellent, research-oriented education in science, mathematics and computing that fosters the success of its students, to discover important new knowledge through research and to create an intellectually and scientifically enriched environment that advances a vibrant Texas, nation and planet.
Our ability to do everything we want to do requires having a welcoming and connected community; a spirit of discovery to fuel our research and teaching mission; and a readiness to embrace our size and scale so we can amplify our impact.”
Dean David Vanden Bout
Our aim is to become the world’s highest-impact public research university for science, mathematics and computing – unleashing knowledge, opportunity and innovation from the heart of Texas.
Our Plan at a Glance
The College of Natural Sciences — UT Austin’s largest college and home to more top-10 ranked programs than any college at UT Austin — is primed to continue and grow in its role as a transformative leader on campus, nationally and in the world. To guide the development of the 2022 college strategic plan and aspirations to carry us through the next five years, we conducted listening sessions, forums and open surveys with Natural Sciences students, faculty, staff and stakeholders. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) priorities, interwoven throughout the college and University plans, also stem from conversations throughout this decade.