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About the College

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Our college vision: To produce graduates who are innovative citizen leaders and to pursue path-breaking research and creative expression that enriches lives and seeks solutions to society’s problems.

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The College of Arts and Sciences is UT’s flagship college and the largest, most comprehensive, and most diverse of UT’s 11colleges. As such, our faculty are a central driver of the university’s academic accomplishments and the greatest contributor to all aspects of the university’s missions of instruction, research, and service to society.

The college’s 22 academic departments and schools, eight centers and institutes, and nine interdisciplinary programs span the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the visual and performing arts. The college is also home to the Language and World Business Program and the College Scholars Program.

There are 705 full time-equivalent (FTE) instructional faculty in the college, which includes 453 research- active tenure-track faculty and 252 non-tenure track faculty.

Instructional Impact of the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences is the gateway to knowledge for every undergraduate student who enrolls at UT. As part of the university’s general education curriculum, all students receive core instruction from the college in the humanities, the visual and performing arts, and the social and natural sciences. Thus, our faculty provide significant teaching support for undergraduates from across the university, delivering nearly three-quarters of the student credit hours of all lower division courses and about one-third of the student credit hours required for typical four-year degrees in business, engineering, and nursing.

In addition to providing instruction for the university-wide general education curriculum, our faculty provide instruction within the college to more than 7,000 undergraduates seeking degrees in the college’s 169 undergraduate majors, concentrations, and honors programs.

They also provide opportunities for more than 1,200 graduate students to seek degrees from 154 different graduate programs and certificates.

In total, the instructional faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences provide an impressive 50 percent of all student credit hours university-wide.

On average over the past five years, the college has granted 1,581 bachelor’s degrees annually and just over 300 graduate degrees annually (combining master’s and doctoral degrees.)

Updated as of 12/1/21