Strategic Plan


The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is committed to excellence in each of its primary missions of teaching, research, and service. The College is dedicated to being a leading resource for research and education within Texas and throughout the world.

Core Values

  • Outstanding teaching
  • Innovative science with global visibility
  • Collegiality and academic freedom
  • Commitment to diversity among faculty and students
  • Academic excellence


The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will become one of the premier colleges in Texas for developing intelligent solutions to global challenges through excellence in education and relentless dedication to research.


To achieve this vision, we will build targeted centers of excellence by increasing the number of quality faculty, investing in research, and recruiting and retaining quality students.

  1. Hire high-performing faculty to enhance and expand research productivity
  2. Build research capacity and infrastructure
  3. Recruit and retain the most successful students

The mechanisms to achieve these goals are cluster hires, strategic partnerships, center and institute development, and student success initiatives.