UTEP offers 72 bachelor’s, 72 master’s and 22 doctoral degrees – with more in development. The University is nationally recognized for offering innovative programs for student success, including service learning and other opportunities that help the community and give students practical work experience related to their majors through undergraduate and graduate research.
The Office of the Provost manages the University’s academic affairs. Its mission is the ongoing cultivation of a learning community that engages and challenges students, faculty and staff; inspires leading research, scholarship and creative inquiry; and promotes excellence in teaching.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The College of Business Administration shares with the University its mission to provide a high-quality education that will enable its students to be successful in a global business environment. In alignment with AACSB International standards, the college cultivates its student body to become innovative, engaged and ethical business leaders who will have meaningful and lasting impacts on the Paso del Norte region and beyond.
The college’s faculty, research centers, institutes and corporate academies leverage the international and multicultural characteristics of this border region to create unique experiential learning opportunities for its students. The college fosters initiatives, partnerships and collaborations that afford students the opportunity to become the next generation of globally engaged business leaders.
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
The College of Engineering at UTEP is a national leader in graduating Hispanic engineers with the real-world experience and academic foundation to change the face of engineering.
The college is consistently ranked in the top 5 schools in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics and was named the No. 1 graduate engineering school for Hispanics in the country. The college offers eight undergraduate programs, 14 master’s and eight doctoral programs. It houses one of the few Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering degrees in the nation, and the only Bachelor of Science in Engineering Leadership program. Undergraduate success is key to the College of Engineering experience and, to that end, the college offers undergraduate pre-professional experiences such as internships, co-ops and study abroad opportunities. Student leadership and engagement is highly encouraged, producing well-rounded graduates who are heavily recruited by the industry’s leading companies.
The W. M. Keck Center for 3D Innovation and the Technology Research Innovation Acceleration Park (tRIAC) are some of the state-of-theart research facilities in the college. The Keck Center, which focuses on additive manufacturing technology, holds the distinction of being selected as the first satellite center of America Makes. The tRIAC, located in Fabens, Texas, is a joint venture with the County of El Paso that will consist of a test site and data center, a rocket tower and incubator facilities for small businesses.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
The College of Science at UTEP offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science, geology, math and physics. It offers a total of 32 degrees: 20 graduate and 12 undergraduate degrees, 23 fast-track programs, one undergraduate certificate program and eight graduate certificates. Students engage with faculty in cutting-edge research and use state-of-the-art equipment to study areas of science critical to our future. Hands-on student learning takes place in, and outside of, the classroom to ensure students receive relevant career preparation to compete on a global level.
SCHOOL OF NURSING
The School of Nursing prepares students to enter one of the fastest growing and most competitive healthcare fields in the nation. The nursing program has been a regional lifeline for 40 years, producing highly recruited nursing professionals who are readily placed in facilities across El Paso and the country. More than 60 percent of El Paso nurses earned their degrees at UTEP. The school is a leader in nursing education, offering innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing programs enhanced by experienced faculty, strong clinical partnerships and simulation technology. Students receive real-world training in the school’s 16,000-square-foot Center for Simulation, one of the largest university-based simulation centers in the country. The undergraduate programs include the traditional BSN and the RN-to-BSN programs. The MSN programs include nursing education, administration and four nurse practitioner concentrations (Family, Adult/Gerontologic Acute Care, Pediatrics Primary Care and Pediatrics Acute Care). The post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice is a five-semester program delivered by meeting face-to-face one weekend a month.
Extended University serves as the hub for nontraditional academic programs, professional training and education, and community enrichment. Extended University also works with UTEP’s academic colleges to coordinate and manage the rapidly growing inventory of fully online degree and certificate programs. Extended University houses the Center for Instructional Design (CID), Professional and Public Programs (P3), UTEP Connect and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
Instructional designers within CID provide online instructors with guidance on best practices in instructional design and development to help maximize students’ online learning experience.
P3 offers high-quality lifelong learning opportunities for personal enrichment, workforce and professional development, and academic growth.
Featuring a suite of fully online degree programs that combine the quality and engagement of a UTEP degree with the flexibility and convenience of an online education, UTEP Connect places higher education within reach for undergraduate and graduate students everywhere.
OLLI provides learning opportunities for senior adults ages 50 and older
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The College of Education prepares teachers, counselors, diagnosticians and school administrators at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Building on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte region, the College of Education strives to model transformative, boundary-crossing education to develop innovative, engaged and contributing members of a global society. In partnership with local school districts and the surrounding El Paso community, the College of Education faculty has created exceptional educational experiences and has developed unique curricula for its state-approved educator programs. The college serves approximately 2,000 students in its undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs. Alumni make an impact as scholars, educators, administrators and role models from K-12 through higher education to human services agencies and other organizations that provide learning opportunities.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Inspired by its location and rich experience working with the world’s largest binational metropolitan population along the U.S.-Mexico border, the UTEP College of Health Sciences offers a range of nationally accredited professional education programs in the health, rehabilitation and human service fields. In collaboration with over 400 local and national clinical training facilities, students receive hands-on practicum experience and community engagement opportunities throughout their education.
Graduate and undergraduate students work alongside award-winning faculty and community partners to develop and implement high-impact projects that are relevant to improving health outcomes in the Paso del Norte region and abroad. Students participate in a wide variety of interprofessional and transformative education, research, and global/community engagement experiences in preparation for professional fields that consistently rank among the 100 best jobs in health-related careers.
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
With more than 7,000 students and 12 departments, the College of Liberal Arts is the largest college at The University of Texas at El Paso. The college offers 52 bachelor’s, 25 master’s and three doctoral degrees in a broad range of fields encompassed by the humanities, the visual and performing arts, and the social and behavioral sciences. The college also provides most of the University’s core curriculum to students in all colleges. National and international groups have recognized many of the college’s faculty members as leaders in their fields as well as for their teaching. The college’s instructors engage in a wide range of research and creative activities that enrich our bicultural and binational region. Faculty from across the college engage students in a variety of high-impact practices such as internships, study abroad/study away, capstone experiences, community engagement and creative/research opportunities. These experiences help provide students with skills that will prepare them for lifelong success. The college includes the nationally known Patricia and Paul Yetter Law School Preparation Institute, which successfully prepares UTEP students for law school. The college’s honors program allows students to earn an honors minor and includes a variety of academic enrichment components.
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY
The School of Pharmacy at UTEP, approved by The University of Texas System Board of Regents in 2015, is the first standalone school of pharmacy on the Texas-Mexico border. The school’s vision to become a pioneer of excellence in pharmacy education for innovation, diversity, engagement, access and leadership (IDEAL) drives every facet of the students’ learning experience. The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program offers an innovative curriculum, with Spanish classes integrated into every aspect of learning, as well as a host of global studies courses, a study away experience, multiple interprofessional, collaborative, patient-centered learning experiences, and a wealth of service learning and volunteer opportunities to better prepare students to serve a diverse 21st century demographic. The UTEP School of Pharmacy continues to foster long-standing interprofessional relationships with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, University Medical Center, Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe and many other healthcare institutions. Faculty come from a wide variety of backgrounds including pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacy practice, and have clinical expertise in pediatrics, ambulatory care, internal medicine and critical care. The school’s inaugural class began in fall 2017, and upon graduation in 2021, the UTEP School of Pharmacy looks forward to advancing from Candidate to Accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The Graduate School, located on the second floor of the Mike Loya Academic Services Building, oversees more than 100 master’s degree programs and certificates as well as 22 doctoral programs. The Graduate School team helps students explore options for graduate education, complete the admissions and enrollment process, and graduate promptly through professional development, advising and mentoring. The Graduate School also offers resources for undergraduates preparing to enter graduate school, postdoctoral fellows in residence, and those who supervise these emerging scholars.