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1. The University

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.

Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The University has designated the following persons as Coordinators to monitor compliance with these statutes and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on gender or disability.

Disability (Section 504/ADA)

For students and employees: Linda Millstone, Deputy to the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement and Director of Equal Opportunity Services, NOA 4.302 (101 East 27th Street), (512) 471-1849

Gender (Title IX)

For students: Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, SSB 4.104 (100-B West Dean Keeton Street), (512) 471-1201

For employees: Linda Millstone, Deputy to the Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement and Director of Equal Opportunity Services, NOA 4.302 (101 East 27th Street), (512) 471-1849


The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's, first-professional, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur GA 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Texas at Austin.


The University is a member of the Association of American Universities and the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, among others.

Honor Code

The core values of the University of Texas at Austin are learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity, and responsibility. Each member of the University is expected to uphold these values through integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, and respect toward peers and community.

Organization of the University's Academic Units

Through the following academic units, the University offers close to three hundred undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

School of Architecture

Red McCombs School of Business

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing

College of Communication

  • Department of Advertising
  • Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Department of Communication Studies
  • School of Journalism
  • Department of Radio-Television-Film

College of Education

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Department of Educational Administration
  • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
  • Department of Special Education

Cockrell School of Engineering

  • Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

College of Fine Arts

  • Department of Art and Art History
  • School of Music
  • Department of Theatre and Dance

Graduate School

School of Information

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences

  • Department of Geological Sciences

School of Law

College of Liberal Arts

  • Center for African and African American Studies
  • Department of Air Force Science
  • Department of American Studies
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Center for Asian American Studies
  • Department of Asian Studies
  • Department of Classics
  • Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English
  • Center for European Studies
  • Department of French and Italian
  • Department of Geography and the Environment
  • Department of Germanic Studies
  • Department of Government
  • Department of History
  • Humanities Program
  • Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
  • Department of Linguistics
  • Center for Mexican American Studies
  • Department of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Department of Military Science
  • Department of Naval Science
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Plan II Honors Program
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of Rhetoric and Writing
  • Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Center for Women's and Gender Studies

College of Natural Sciences

  • Department of Astronomy
  • School of Biological Sciences
    • Integrative Biology Section
    • Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology Section
    • Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Section
    • Neurobiology Section
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Department of Computer Sciences
  • Department of Human Ecology
  • Department of Marine Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation

School of Nursing

College of Pharmacy

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

School of Social Work

Undergraduate Studies

General Information, 2007-2008

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