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Our Mission

The mission of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) is to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality postsecondary education, conduct research that expands knowledge and public service and those of cultural value. The partnership combines the strengths of the community college and those of a university by increasing student access and eliminating inter-institutional barriers while fulfilling the distinctive responsibilities of each type of institution.

UTB offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees in liberal arts, the sciences and professional programs designed to meet student demand as well as regional, national and international needs.

UTB places excellence in learning and teaching at the core of its commitments. It seeks to help students at all levels develop the skills of critical thinking, quantitative analysis and effective communications which will sustain lifelong learning. It seeks to be a community university which respects the dignity of each learner and addresses the needs of the entire community.

UTB advances economic and social development, enhances the quality of life, fosters respect for the environment, provides for personal enrichment and expands knowledge through programs of research, service. It convenes the cultures of its community, fosters an appreciation of the unique heritage of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and encourages the development and application of bilingual abilities in its students. It provides academic leadership to the intellectual, cultural, social and economic life of the binational urban region it serves.

Our Philosophy

UTB is committed to excellence. It is dedicated to stewardship, service, openness, accessibility, efficiency and citizenship. UTB is committed to students, participatory governance, liberal education, the expansion of the application of knowledge, human dignity, the convening of cultures and respect for the environment.

Statement of Equal Opportunity

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

Updated October 2010

This is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this course schedule do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member, The University of Texas at Brownsville or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Brownsville reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

The following statistics, provided in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, are for your information. They are calculated on a calendar year basis and include crimes that occurred on all of the UTB campuses and on property owned/controlled by UTB.

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