College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

See Where Innovation Takes You

Discover all the places innovation leads. Toward science. Toward mathematics. Or, toward expression through the written word.

At The University of Texas at Tyler’s College of Arts and Sciences, we’re a community of dreamers, creators and doers. We absorb new concepts in engaging, hands-on classroom environments and leave our impact through boundary-pushing scholarship crossing economics to social science to sustainability. We strive to see the world from a different perspective — from classroom discussions to faculty-led research projects and other co-curricular activities. Our students not only use this mindset to launch their careers or pursue graduate studies but to serve and grow the East Texas region and the world.

Degrees & Programs

Create your future here — in the laboratory, studio and environments nurturing originality of thought. A broad range of programs spanning the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, communication, the arts and career preparation speak to your passions and how you see yourself influencing your community. Whether you’re starting as a first-year student or transferring to UT Tyler, get additional direction toward your goals through advising and mentorship from faculty.

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Direct your journey forward through more than 20 bachelor’s degree programs, plus minors, spanning the sciences and mathematics to visual and performing arts to pre-professional tracks pointing you toward the health professions.

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Look toward the next stage of your career, be it through research, establishing authority or training to access a new level of responsibility. Explore graduate programs in the humanities, sciences, human services and visual arts.

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Two students at The University of Texas at Tyler's Pre-Med Summer Camp have a discussion


Prepare for medical, veterinary, dental, law or another professional program through guided undergraduate tracks helping you fulfill prerequisite requirements and gain essential experience.

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Macy Reed, a former biology major working toward her MD at the UT Tyler School of Medicine
Chloe Dix, a former English major now pursuing her MA in English at UT Tyler
I pursued a degree in biology to prepare me for medical school, and fell in love with biological and medical sciences throughout my studies. Very quickly into college, my desire to become a physician was reaffirmed through not only my academics but also the shadowing and volunteering opportunities made available through the biology and pre-health professional departments at UT Tyler.

Macy Reed

MD, 2027

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My professors are always really reassuring … and they’re always willing to work with me. I go to office hours, and they provide me with all the help that I need.

Chloe Dix

BA in English, 2023

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Hands-on Training

Male student presenting at the East Texas Research Conference in 2023.

Follow Your Curiosity

Research shapes coursework and co-curricular activities for many of our programs and encourages all students to think about their impact on the East Texas region. As an undergraduate, participate in faculty-led projects to see concepts in action. For graduate candidates, contribute to our scholastic body of work under the guidance of world-renowned faculty and gain the skills to direct your respective field forward. Through five multidisciplinary research centers, the College of Arts and Sciences lends our expertise to financial and economic literacy, ecology, genomics, environmental policy and preservation, hydrology, water and air pollution, green supply chains and social science research.

Let's make Discoveries Together

The Boundless Possibilities of Knowledge and Research

Through two- to three-week summer sessions, you’ll conduct research related to your specialty under the guidance of faculty, absorb the culture and sights of a new part of the world and earn credit toward your degree.

Gain a Global Perspective

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Guidance Along Your Journey

The College of Arts and Sciences nurtures your aspirations. Map out the path forward — through your time at UT Tyler and into the workforce — no matter if you’re starting as a first-year student, transferring here or beginning a graduate program.

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Undergraduate Advising

Graduate Advising

College of Arts and Sciences by the Numbers


Baccalaureate majors

spanning the sciences and mathematics to arts and the humanities.


Master’s programs

covering an advanced study of the arts and sciences to career preparation in fields such as criminal justice or public administration.


Departments & programs

comprise the College of Arts and Sciences’ expansive array of academic offerings.


Dr. Matthew Stith at The University of Texas at Tyler
As faculty adviser for the Webb Historical Society and the current editor for the Chronicles of Smith County, I want to help students succeed both inside and outside the classroom. I love being a part of a friendly, open-minded, caring community of faculty, staff and students who genuinely want to learn the narrative of the many histories we offer.

Dr. Matthew Stith

Associate Professor of History

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Contact CAS Advising Office

3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 903.565.5270

Contact Dean's Office

3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Phone: 903.566.7368