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The University of Texas at Dallas
Motto Latin: Disciplina praesidium civitatis (Education, the Guardian of Society)
Established 1969
Type State university
President Dr. David Daniel
Provost Dr. B. Hobson Wildenthal
Faculty 963 (Fall 2009) [1]
Students 15,783 [2]
Undergraduates 9,801 [2]
Postgraduates 5,982 [2]
Location Richardson, Texas, USA
Campus Suburban, 455 acres/1.84 km2
Radio Radio UTD
Colors Green and Orange         
Mascot Comets
UT Dallas 2009 logo

The University of Texas at Dallas (also referred to as UT Dallas or UTD) is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The UTD main campus is located in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas, United States. A satellite location of UT Dallas is located adjacent to the UT Southwestern campus in central Dallas.

The university is known for its computer science, natural science, engineering, cognitive science, mathematics and MBA programs. Not only are its entering freshmen average SAT scores among the highest of any Texas public university, but are also among the top 20 for public universities in the nation.[3] It ranks third among public universities in Texas in the percentage of National Merit Scholars in its freshman class. UTD is also known for its graduate programs in international management, economics and political economy, which offer both masters and doctoral programs.[3] According to U.S. News and World Report, the Full-Time MBA program at UTD is among the top 50 in the nation. The MBA program ranks 3rd for public school programs in the state of Texas.[4] UTD's individual faculty, which includes members of the United States National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and winners of the Nobel Prize, are well known in industry circles as authorities in their respective disciplines, especially in the STEM fields. UTD is located in the heart of Telecom Corridor, and has its roots in the development of the Metroplex's high tech industry.



In late 2008 UT Dallas began an unofficial rebranding effort with a new visual style.[5]

Before World War II, Eugene McDermott, Cecil Howard Green and J. Erik Jonsson, the founders of Geophysical Service Incorporated, established Texas Instruments in order to focus on designing instruments for tracking enemy aircraft and submarines. Because the company was forced to recruit engineering talent from other states during its expansion, the founders observed in 1959 that "To grow industrially, the region must grow academically; it must provide the intellectual atmosphere, which will allow it to compete in the new industries dependent on highly trained and creative minds."[6]

In 1961, the institution began as a research arm of Texas Instruments, named the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest. The new institution recruited some of the best scientific talent in the nation. The institute, by then renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies, was later donated to the University of Texas System. On June 13, 1969, Governor Preston Smith signed the bill creating the University of Texas at Dallas. By law, UTD conferred only graduate degrees until 1975. UTD started to enroll upper-division undergraduate students in 1974. In 1986, UTD established the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, which currently possesses the largest undergraduate enrollment in the university.[citation needed] Eventually, freshmen and sophomores were allowed by legislative decree in 1990.[7] More recently, the university established the Eugene McDermott Scholars Program in September 2000, which provides generous scholarships to twenty of the nation's brightest students attending the campus each year.

University presidents

  • Francis S. Johnson, interim (1969–1971)
  • Bryce Jordan (1971–1981)
  • Alexander L. Clark, interim (1981–1982)
  • Robert Rutford (1982–1994)
  • Franklyn Jenifer (1994–2005)
  • David E. Daniel (2005–present)


Although a relatively young institution, the university has grown quickly. Having a larger campus than the UT System's flagship school, University of Texas at Austin, there is plenty room for growth.[8] The area controlled by UTD totals 866 acres (3.5 km²), with half of that (460 acres or 1.9 km²) designated as the real limit to "campus" development. The remainder is held and strategically subdivided and sold over time to increase the University's endowment.


Typical architecture

Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory

Early architecture on the campus exhibits typical characteristics of Brutalism which was a popular civic style when the structures were designed and built. In accordance with this style many of the early buildings are pale, off-white, precast concrete with repetitive structures. Later architecture exhibits late modern or postmodern features of bronze glass, bronze aluminum frames, and include unadorned geometric shapes. Examples of later modern styling on campus are the Engineering and Computer Science building, the School of Management, the activities center, Cecil and Ida Green Center, the administration building and the new Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab building. These are unique in appearance, with marbled floors, large glass windows, unorthodox layouts, and in the case of the Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab, rather colorful. Facilitating rapid growth, there are also two temporary prefabricated units that serve as classrooms for many of the advanced math and science courses.

Many of the buildings are connected by a series of aerial walkways, so it is possible to walk from one side of campus to the other without exiting the buildings. The layout of the Jonsson building is particularly unusual, as its first and second floors are split by the Jonsson Performance Hall, the location of all University theatrical performances until the recent addition of the University Theater.


Starting in September 2006, the 30-million dollar UTD Campus Landscape Enhancement Project, largely funded by the wife of founder Eugene McDermott, is meant to enhance the current feel of campus. The project will encompass all aspects of landscaping on the 500-acre (2.0 km2) campus.

The first of several enhancements to be made will involve UTD’s campus perimeter and entrance roads, as well as the central plaza, where the major north-south and east-west pedestrian routes meet. Additions to the campus perimeter and entrance roads could include planting, fencing, landscaping, lighting and signage.

World-renowned landscaping firm Peter Walker and Partners is spearheading the project. PWP is also known for creating the 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) Millennium Park in Sydney, Australia for the 2000 summer Olympics. They are also in charge of the World Trade Center Memorial Park. Other projects include the Nasher Sculpture Garden in the Dallas Arts District.

Since the beginning of President Daniel's tenure at UTD, picnic tables were erected near the Multi Purpose building, new campus signs have been constructed at both Waterview Pkwy. and Floyd Rd. intersecting with Campbell Rd, and replacement of the walkway tiles has been completed.

Residential housing

On-campus housing is primarily in the form of apartments. The apartments are split into two areas; Buildings 1-37 are owned by the Utley Foundation and managed by University House under the name Waterview Park, while Buildings 38-67 and the Residence Hall are owned by the university and privately managed by American Campus Communities under the name University Village. Freshman who live on campus have the option to live in either the Residence Hall or in UV Phase VIII apartments.[9] Apartments are shared by up to four students and have individual hygiene and cooking facilities. Leisure facilities, including clubhouses and pools, are shared between the residents of each building.

On August 12, 2009, a 148,000 square feet (13,700 m2) sq ft “living-learning” facility opened, providing housing exclusively for freshmen. Each suite features individual rooms connected to a common bath and lounge area. On each wing and each floor are several communal study areas, and the ground floor features a sizeable lounge area for residents to interact. The building also boasts two classrooms for freshmen-level classes. The building falls under the management of University Village.[10]

Waterview Park consists of 696 units across four “phases” of apartments. Each phase contains a clubhouse, a pool, and occasionally other recreational areas including volleyball courts and basketball courts. Floor plans vary from 1-bedroom efficiencies to 4-bedroom units. Waterview has attracted a certain amount of controversy, being dubbed "the Dorm from Hell" in an April 2005 article in The Dallas Observer. The article criticised the apartment complex as poorly designed, poorly maintained, and a hotbed of violent crime. The Dallas Observer's cover showed a man smothering a woman with chloroform, a reference to a rape that occurred in the apartment complex. The accuracy of the article has been called into question, since it was written by an investigative journalism class at nearby Southern Methodist University. University authorities took the allegations seriously enough to institute an internal inquiry. In 2006, $874,000 dollars in repairs were recommended by an inspection agency that was hired in response to this article.[11] These repairs included things as simple as replacing bad smoke alarms.[12] Most of the issues in that report have been remediated, as UTD Mercury covered in their report one year later.[13] In part due to this controversy, beginning in late 2007, half of the campus apartments were moved under the management of a different company and renamed as University Village.

Dining on campus

Students have a selection of food sources on campus, the Student Union building houses The Pub and Comet Cafe. The first dining hall on campus opened August 12, 2009, in conjunction with the opening of the first residence hall. The dining hall houses a wide variety of options.[14]

Building plans

  • In August 2006, the UT System Board of Regents allocated $27 million for the construction of a new facility that will focus on research-based education in mathematics, science and engineering.[15] The groundbreaking ceremony for the new "Math, Science and Engineering Teaching-Learning Center" (MSET) was held on 28 October 2008.[16]
  • A full renovation of the Founders Building, including new classrooms, offices, and a computer lab[17]
  • A new student services building
  • A Greek Village; consisting of a Greek center to house offices, meeting rooms, guest quarters and study rooms, and Greek Lodgings
  • Expansion of classrooms and offices
  • The construction of a new, cutting-edge, arts and technology center
  • 6,000 additional parking spaces, possibly including a parking garage on campus
  • A campus services building to house the bookstore, a visitor center, coffee shop, and technology store, along with a large multi-purpose room and gathering spaces (indoor and outdoor) situated along a mall-like corridor.
  • Renovation of a recently purchased office building directly adjacent to campus on Waterview Pkwy
  • Construction of a second residence hall for 400 freshmen, slated for completion in 2012

Campus Security

The UT Dallas Police Department is composed of commissioned and non-commissioned personnel. All commissioned Police Officers are state certified through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). Non-commissioned officers enhance the services provided by assisting in calls for service; such as escorts and vehicle assists; traffic and parking control; building security checks and special events. The Department employs dozens of other professionals in the state-of-the-art Communications / 911 Dispatch Center as well as administrative support staff. The agency has a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Communications Division, Crime Prevention Unit, Training Unit and several other important components.

The UT Dallas Police Department is a fully functional, modern law enforcement agency. The Department is open and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All Police Officers have broad jurisdiction and are empowered and equipped to respond and investigate all calls for service, criminal offenses and non-criminal incidents on campus; to include the nine apartment complexes of the Waterview Park Apartments [18] A public crime log is available on the UTD Police website.


In 2007, UT Dallas spent $46.5 million which currently places UTD research expenditure as the second highest, amongst non-medical institutions, in the University of Texas System for research funding.[19] Current research is mostly centered in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science and the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. Much of the funding and support comes from Texas Instruments, UT Southwestern Medical Center, UT System, National Science Foundation, and NASA. For its work on cybersecurity, the university was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research by the National Security Agency in 2008.[20]

Student life


The University of Texas at Dallas has many activities and organizations

The Billiard team was organized by a group of students known as the BOC Crew. They spent most of their free time in the Student Union and PUB playing pool. They organized this group to help bring competition to the University. The UTD Billiard team has won numerous trophies in all divisions, including A, B and C ranks. They have competed in tournaments held at various universities throughout Texas. Other events that the team has attended include the ACUI, NAC, and intramural tournaments. Their winning trophies are on display at the Student Union Building lower level next to the pool tables.[citation needed]

Operating under the auspices of the Office of Undergraduate Education, the UTD Debate Team has won the Cross Examination Debate Association's "Brady Lee Garrison Newcomer Sweepstakes Award" in Spring 1997. The team hosted its first annual 'Fear and Loathing in Dallas' tournament in January 2004. It is now the largest annual regular season college tournament in the region with over 325 participants, coaches, and judges in attendance. UTD first qualified a team for the National Debate Tournament in 2004 and has qualified each year since. Members of UTD debate team come from across the country and most receive some level of merit-based scholarship.[citation needed]

The internationally top-ranked UT Dallas chess team was launched nearly a decade ago under the direction of Timothy Redman, and has contended for many recent national championships. UTD's chess players have won or tied for the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship title for four out of the last five years. The university recruits worldwide for its chess team and has been able to attract many International Master level players. Currently, the team includes two Grandmaster level players, Alejandro Ramirez and Magesh Panchanathan. The UTD chess team won the Southwest Collegiate Championship in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2008. It also won the Transatlantic Cup in 2007 and 2008, defeating University of Belgrade in an international chess match.[26]

Student Government

The UT-Dallas Student Government is the official voice of the student body and acts on its behalf as authorized by the University of Texas System Board of Regents.[27] As a "recognized forum of student opinion," Student Government makes recommendations to the Board of Regents and the University, takes positions on non-University issues pertinent to students, obtains feedback from students, and performs other services as needed.

The business of Student Government is carried about by a Student Senate that is elected annually during the Spring semester. There are 44 members of Senate: the President, Vice President, seven freshmen Senators appointed from Residential Senate, seven sophomores elected at-large, one junior and one senior from each of the University's seven schools, and fourteen graduate students. The Executive Committee comprises the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chairmen of each standing committee. Any seats unfilled after elections or vacated during the year are filled by Presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.

The Senate meets monthly during the summer and bimonthly during the Fall and Spring semesters. It conducts business formally according to Robert's Rules of Order. Visitors are permitted to speak at the beginning of each meeting and always permitted to observe.

Student media

The UTD Mercury is the official student newspaper of the University of Texas at Dallas since 1980. The UTD Mercury is published in 7,000 copies at two week intervals on Mondays during the fall and spring semesters except holidays and exam periods, and once every three weeks during the summer. Copies of the current publication can be picked up for free around campus or by stopping in the newsroom for additional copies. The UTD Mercury also publishes online at[28]

In 2004, another student newspaper named A Modest Proposal (AMP) was formed. In contrast to The UTD Mercury which is almost all news articles, AMP features mostly editorial content. AMP is published once a month, eight times a year. Any student, faculty, or staff of UTD can contribute to the paper. Up to five editors are selected in each semester by the contributing body of AMP, and they serve the duration of the semester. Copies of AMP are available for free at the first of each month around the campus, and can also be downloaded in PDF format from their website.[29]

Radio UTD, the university's student-run radio station, is a young but growing force in college radio. It offers streaming music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and also broadcasts UTD sports games. The station has been nominated three times for College Music Journal (CMJ) awards.[30][31] Radio UTD has also been featured on XM Satellite Radio Channel 43 (XMU) on The Student Exchange Program. They are the youngest station to be chosen to "take over" the airwaves for this two hour show.[32]

In 2009, UTD TV:, an internet-based campus TV station was founded and launched by students. Still in its infancy, it has already webcast a range of student-interest programs from campus news and amusing serial stories to student affairs coverage and more.

UTD offers a distinguished season of musical, theatrical and visual arts events, which are listed on the university's website: The independent movie Primer was partially filmed at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2004 by Shane Carruth. The film went on to win the Grand Jury and the Alfred P. Sloan awards at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.


Some of the traditions that give UT Dallas its distinctive flavor are Homecoming, Annual Oozeball Tournament, Ceremonial Mace, Legacy Lane, Welcome Week, Sounds of Class, and Family Day.

Recently added is the Spirit Rock, on the mall between the Jonsson and Green buildings. Students and organizations are allowed to paint whatever they like on the rock, provided it conforms to all rules of student conduct.[33]

Perhaps the most important tradition at UT Dallas is the culture of nerdiness and pride of not being involved in typical university activities. Students proudly wear shirts sporting a football and the phrase "UTD Still Undefeated", a reference to the university's lack of football team.


UTD Comets athletics logo

The University of Texas at Dallas athletics program started when UTD provisionally joined the NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference in 1998. UTD was granted full membership in the ASC in 2002, and since then the Comets have become perennial title contenders in several sports including men's and women's soccer, baseball, men's tennis, softball, men's basketball and most recently volleyball. Additionally, athletes from several individual sports have made their mark on conference competition.

The school has never participated in NCAA football. It is a running joke with students and alumni that their football team remains "undefeated". T-shirts featuring the school logo, a football, and the words "Still Undefeated" are sold at the campus bookstore.

Varsity Athletics

During the 2002 inaugural season, the men's and women's soccer teams competed for conference championships. The women won the 2002 ASC title and UTD ended up hosting the conference tournament as well as the first round of NCAA playoffs in UTD's first year as active members. The success continued in 2003-04 when men's and women's soccer, men's basketball, baseball and softball all advanced to the post-season.

In 2005, the UTD Athletic Program claimed three ASC Championships: men's soccer and men's basketball as well as a co-championship in women's soccer. The men's soccer and basketball teams advanced to the NCAA Division III national playoffs in their sports. Baseball and softball also made its third consecutive appearance in the ASC post-season tournament.

In 2006, the Comets women's volleyball team claimed an ASC East Division regular season co-championship (shared with East Texas Baptist University). On 20 December, the Comets men's basketball team upset the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks 78-76 at UT Arlington's Texas Hall and became the first Division III team to defeat a Division I basketball team during the 2006-2007 season.[34]

In 2007, the men's soccer team won the ASC championship, advancing to the NCAA tournament. Having 8 new team players as starters and only 3 veterans, the Comets led by top goal scorers Kevin White from Houston and Mihai Cotet from Braila, Romania led the team to its second ASC Tournament title in history. The men's tennis program had a very successful season, beating Division II teams and advancing as far as the ASC Conference final before falling to Hardin-Simmons.

In 2008, the women's volleyball team claimed the ASC East Division regular season co-championship once again.[35] The team then captured the school's first volleyball conference championship by defeating East Texas Baptist University in the conference tournament championship match.[36]

In 2009, the men's basketball teams won the ASC championship, advancing in the NCAA Division III Tournament as far as the "Elite Eight" before falling in a OT loss. While the woman's team won a ASC East Division title.

Intramural sports

UTD has grown as a collegiate level flag football powerhouse. Its 2004 Co-Rec intramural flag football champs, the Killer Bees, went on to defeat many NCAA Division I schools at the Texas regional tournament, including UT Austin (in a shut-out win) where they were crowned regional champs. They progressed to the national championships where they finished third at the National Tournament in New Orleans, beating college football powerhouses Nebraska and North Carolina State along the way.

UTD played host to the 2005 Texas Regional Flag Football Tournament Nov. 11-13.

UTD played host to the 2007 National Flag Football Tournament. UTD teams placed in the Top 8 in the Men's and Co-Rec Division and again defeated the University of Texas at Austin, maintaining dominance in the UT System.

In the Fall of 1992 the university had an intercollegiate pistol team that won several placements in state tournaments and collegiate sectionals, in both individual and team events. The events competed in are as follows: air pistol, junior air pistol, women's air pistol, standard pistol, free pistol and women's sport pistol. One member of the team, Eric Colbath, was an All-American and went to Collegiate Nationals in 1993, 1994 and 1995 as an individual and Chris Jones went to Collegiate Nationals as an individual in 1995. The team disbanded at the end of Spring 1995 when the core members graduated.[37]

Academic programs

UTD offers seven different academic programs with various specific and interdisciplinary concentrations, granting bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.[38]

School of Arts and Humanities

The School of Arts and Humanities (A&H) teaches courses in literature, foreign languages, history, philosophy, music, dance, drama, film, and visual arts. A&H also includes the Arts and Technology, Emerging Media and Communication, and Translation Studies programs. The school offers bachelors degrees in Literary Studies, Historical Studies, Arts & Humanities, Art & Performance, PURA CACAArts & Technology, and Emerging Media and Communication. The school grants masters degrees in Arts and Technology (MA and MFA), Emerging Media and Communication (MA), Historical Studies (MA), and Humanities (MA and MAT) and a doctorate in the Humanities (PhD).[39]

School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) focuses on the study of human development, including perception, cognitive, linguistic, emotional, social, and psychological processes. BBS includes the Callier Center for Communication Disorders which has clinical and neuroscience facilities for research in the communication sciences and disorders and the Center for BrainHealth which uses research and clinical treatment programs to understand the human brain, its healthy function, and its ability to protect and heal itself. BBS offers bachelors degrees in Psychology, Child and Learning Development, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The school awards graduate degrees in Applied Cognition and Neurosciences (MS and PhD), Audiology (PhD), Communication Disorders (MS and PhD), Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders (MS), and Psychological Sciences (MS and PhD).[40] The university's graduate audiology program is ranked 4th in the nation, and its graduate speech-pathology program is ranked 12th.[41]

School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) offers courses and programs in criminology, economics, geography and geospatial sciences, political science, public affairs, public policy and political economy, and sociology. UTD became the first university in Texas to implement a PhD Criminology program on October 26, 2006, when its program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.[42] The school grants degrees in Applied Sociology (MS), Constitutional Law Studies (MA), Criminology (BA, MS, PhD), Economics (BA, BS, MS, PhD), Geography (BA), Geospatial Information Sciences (BS, MS, PhD), International Political Economy (BA, BS, MS), Legislative Studies (MA), Public Affairs (BS, MPA, PhD), Public Policy (MPP), Public Policy and Political Economy (PhD), Political Science (BA,MA, PhD), and Sociology (BA).[43]

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science houses the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering departments as well as UTD's Computer Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering programs. The school offers degrees in Computer Engineering (BS, MS, PhD), Computer Science (BS, MS, PhD), Electrical Engineering (BS, MS, PhD), Engineering Management (MBA, MS), Materials Science & Engineering (MS, PhD), Mechanical Engineering (BS, MS), Software Engineering (BS, MS, PhD), and Telecommunications Engineering (BS, MS, PhD).[44] The university's computer science program is ranked 3rd in state and 29th nationally. Its graduate program in software engineering is ranked 2nd in the state and 24th in the world.[45] The school is currently developing new programs in bioengineering, chemical engineering, and systems engineering.[46]

Industrial Practice Programs

The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science provides students with an internship/co-op program called "Industrial Practice Programs", or IPP. Employers registered with IPP send internship/co-op requests to the program. IPP then compiles a list of students whose skill sets match those required by the employer and sends the list to the employer for review.[47]

School of Interdisciplinary Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies, formerly The School of General Studies, provides interdisciplinary programs encouraging students to understand and integrate the liberal arts and sciences. The school also offers a teacher certification program. Interdisciplinary Studies grants degrees in American Studies (BA), Gender Studies (BA), and Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS, MA).[48]

School of Management

The School of Management is the business and management school at UTD, offering courses in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, organizational management, and international business. The school offers several MBA programs, including a 16-month Cohort MBA, professional MBA, and Executive Education MBA.[49] According to U.S. News and World Report, the Full-Time MBA program at UTD is among the top 50 in the nation. It ranks 3rd for public school programs in the state of Texas.[4]

The school grants degrees in Accounting and Information Management (BS, MS), Business Administration (BS, MBA), Finance (BS, MS), Healthcare Management (MS), Information Technology and Management (MS), International Management Studies (MA, PhD), Management and Administrative Sciences (MS), Management Sciences (PhD), and Supply Chain Management (MS).[50][51]

The School of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. According to Financial Times, the school ranks 21st in the world in research productivity. Also, Financial Times ranks UTD's Executive MBA (EMBA) Program first in the state of Texas and tied for 10th place nationally with Georgetown University, and the 35th in the world.[52]

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics. The school grants degrees in Applied Physics (MS), Biochemistry (BS), Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (MS), Biology (BA, BS), Molecular and Cell Biology (MS, PhD), Biotechnology (MS), Chemistry (BA, BS, MS, PhD), Geosciences (BA, BS, MS, PhD), Mathematical Sciences (BS, MS, PhD), Applied Mathematics (BS, MS, PhD), Engineering Mathematics (MS), Statistics (BS, MS, PhD), Mathematics Education (MAT), Molecular Biology (BS), Physics (BA, BS, MS, PhD), and Science Education (MAT).

UTeach Dallas

Modeled after UT Austin's highly successful teacher preparatory program, UTeach, UTeach Dallas, which is housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, addresses the current national deficit of qualified math, science, and computer science teachers, as well as K-12 students' lack of interest in the STEM fields. Established in 2007, this teacher development program combines a bachelor’s degree plan (biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geosciences, mathematical sciences, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, or physics) with any of the different teaching certifications at either the middle or the high school level. All undergraduates, who will receive early teaching experience and financial assistance, are required to complete specialized professional development courses as well as content courses for their area of teacher certification. Donors such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, ExxonMobil, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Tellabs Foundation, and the National Math and Science Initiative were instrumental to the establishment of UTeach Dallas.

Notable Faculty


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