10. College of Sciences

Mission Statement

The College of Sciences aims to:

  • Advance scientific literacy through excellence in education and community outreach.
  • Conduct cutting-edge research to expand the frontiers of science and mathematics.
  • Establish broad partnerships to enhance scientific competence at all levels.
  • Provide leadership in the education of under­represented and disadvantaged groups.
  • Support the engagement of faculty and students in global partnerships linked to science and education.

College Honors

The College of Sciences provides an opportunity for a select group of outstanding students to do advanced study under close faculty supervision. Students who successfully complete the requirements, graduate with College Honors.

Selection for honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the faculty of the student’s major discipline in the College of Sciences. To be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum institutional and overall grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the degree requirements of their major in the College of Sciences at UTSA. These minimum averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the Dean of the College of Sciences and the discipline faculty. Students applying for College Honors are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors research course during their final two semesters. The completed research paper must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor and another college faculty member prior to graduation. Interested students should contact their faculty advisors for additional information.