Science is about discovery. It’s about curiosity and asking questions about the world. Knowledge discovered through science leads to so much that surrounds us, from advances in health care to new technologies and a deeper understanding about life itself. Why science? It's infinitely fascinating, and leads to amazing developments.

Students in the College of Natural Sciences are connected by a desire to explore and discover the world. We learn by doing. Just as one might learn to play the violin by practicing, discoveries in science are made by trying things out in science and math. The process of discovery leads to advances in health care, new technologies, and a deeper knowledge about life itself. We are innovators. We learn to ask questions and solve problems – skills that can change our understanding of nature and better the society in which we live.


Be Bold. Go BIG!

We are the largest college at The University of Texas at Austin, the largest science college in Texas, and one of the largest and most productive colleges of science in the nation. We house more than 35 research centers and institutes including the McDonald Observatory and the Marine Science Institute, giving students access to resources, premier facilities, and opportunities for leadership that they won’t find anywhere else. Our commitment to discovery and transforming math and science education makes our size one of our many assets.

And, students still benefit from resources and support gained in CNS101 through honors programs and other first-year small learning communities, and one faculty member for every 26 undergraduates allowing for a tailored and more individualized experience. 


Discovery Starts Here.

The college is home to more than twelve national top ten programs and some of the most awarded, active, and pioneering faculty members in the field. At the College of Natural Sciences you don’t just hear about science, you do science. Students in our college get to do research side-by-side with some of the best scientific minds in the world. Sure, we still use a few textbooks, but we are also committed to providing students with opportunities to learn science by doing

Embrace what it means to attend a nationally ranked science college at a premier, Tier I, top-25 world-ranked research institution deep in the heart of Texas – where bigger really is better.