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.
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 program, 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 overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in 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. Students interested in this program should contact their faculty advisors for additional information.