DEPARTMENTS & AFFILIATES
College of Engineering
The college is a major public provider of undergraduate and graduate engineering education in South Texas with an enrollment exceeding 3,400 students. Our mission is to promote research as an academic enhance- ment for UTSA students, build the University’s reputation for research excellence, and reach out to industry and government to expand available research funding .
College of Sciences
Science matters. We empower our students to become scientific thinkers who contribute meaningfully to their communities, both within UTSA and beyond. Our laboratories transform scientific discoveries into tangible, life-changing solutions such as strategies to treat infertility in childhood cancer survivors or studies on arctic sea ice to better understand and stop climate change.
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Biomedical and Chemical Engineering are inter- disciplinary fields that combine advanced engineering principles, approaches and methodologies with biological, chemical and physical sciences in order to define and solve problems related to medicine and the production, transformation, and utilization of chemicals, materials, and energy.
Department of Biology
The Department of Biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio is a comprehensive academic unit that offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Our faculty members conduct research in a variety of areas including Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurobiology, and Plant Biology. We are dedicated to the university mission of discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service.
Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at UTSA has been ranked first in the U.S. and 18th globally among the top young universities in chemistry by the Nature Index. The program is known for its historic discoveries and patents in the areas of materials science, medicinal/organic chemistry, biochemistry, and tissue imaging. The program also offers unique research collaboration opportunities that range from drug discovery to space science.
Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition
The Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition offers Bachelor of Science degrees for students majoring in Health, Kinesiology, and Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science. Minors in Community Health, Wellness, and a Certificate in Athletic Coaching are also offered. The Department also offers a dual degree leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Dietetics Studies within the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.
UTSA Brain Health Consortium
The UTSA Brain Health Consortium is a collaborative, transdisciplinary team committed to discovering the inner workings of the brain. The Consortium integrates researchers with expertise in stem cells/precision medicine, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, psychology and behavior, with the common goal of applying those discoveries to prevent and treat neurological disorders
UTSA Neurosciences Institute
We are a campus-wide community of researchers at UTSA engaged in discovering the neural bases of experience, behavior and disease. Our site shares information about the research of our investigators; the training programs available to graduate and undergraduate students; and the resources, events and activities we host that support scientific rigor and training excellence in our neuroscience research community.
Center for Innovative Drug Discovery
The Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD), a joint venture between The University of Texas at San Antonio and UT Health San Antonio, is composed of two facilities: a High-Throughput Screening (HTS) Facility located at UT Health San Antonio and a Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Core Facility at UTSA. The ultimate intent of the CIDD is to provide a diverse array of core facilities and expertise to facilitate the translation of basic scientific discoveries into tangible pre-clinical candidate drugs that can be further developed into clinical therapies for human disease.
The UTSA AI Consortium for Human Well-Being
In this consortium we are bringing together thought leaders and researchers from four core organizations in the southwest region, to invent, deploy, and advance AI at scale in multiple domains. By engaging multiple and diverse stakeholders from research, industry, and government, we aim to generate high-impact solutions that enable positive change in our community.
UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio is the premier academic health institution of the seventh-largest city in the country. The interdisciplinary basic and clinical research across the institution's five schools (Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate) placed San Antonio among the top 3 Texas cities for funding from the National UT Health San Antonio’s scientists and clinicians engage in research to understand health and disease and to enhance scientific knowledge that will impact society today and tomorrow.
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
The mission of The Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is to evaluate the role of newly discovered antibiotics in the treatment of war wounds. The Institute of Surgical Research is a highly decorated and celebrated unit. The Institute has been involved in humanitarian missions to foreign countries such as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1989, Guam in 1997, and Honduras from 1999 to present.