The College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology at The University of Texas at Brownsville was named as a finalist in the 2013 Excelencia in Education Awards that recognize the most effective programs in the nation at increasing Latino student success in higher education.
In 1991 all STEM programs at The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) were organized into the College of Science, Mathematics, and Technology (CSMT). With a student body composed of 90% Hispanics and more than half first-generation college students, the CSMT embraced the opportunity to expand STEM education opportunities to this underserved community. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Physics. STEM majors may also choose a BS degree with teacher certification under the UTeach program. The mathematics and physics programs offer a five-year combined bachelor’s and master’s degree. CSMT’s campaign to academically prepare STEM students begins at the high school level where math and science faculty assists teachers in aligning their curriculum to college and career readiness standards. The college includes a Mathematics and Science Academy where high school students earn their diploma while taking university courses.