Mathematics-Related Special Programs at the University of Texas at Austin

Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning works closely with colleges, departments, students and individual faculty to support strategic initiatives that advance educational excellence.

Dean's Scholars

The Dean's Scholars Honors Program creates the experience of a small college with all of the resources and advantages of a large research university.
PAI 3.04

Freshman Research Initiative (FRI)

The FRI offers first year students the opportunity to initiate and engage in authentic research experiences with faculty and graduate students in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, molecular biology and computer sciences.
PAI 3.04


The Gateway Program was started at The University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1994 to maximize the academic success and social connections of new first generation and underrepresented students at UT Austin.
SSB 4.400

Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL)

The goal of Inquiry-Based Learning is to help students change from being purely consumers of mathematics to producers of mathematical concepts and proofs. IBL classes give students experience with some aspects of independent research.
RLM 11.122

Natural Sciences Career Services

Career Services serves the career development needs of CNS students and the recruitment needs of employers.
PAI 5.03

Sanger Learning and Career Center

The Sanger Learning & Career Center is a resource for academic support and career development.
JES A115

Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (TIP)

The Texas Interdisciplinary Plan's mission is to transform the learning experience for its students by creating small academic communities that first promotes academic excellence and then encourages intellectual investment.
FAC 334

Freshman Interest Groups (FIG)

Freshman Interest Groups are one of the simplest and most comprehensive ways that the university provides first-year students with a small community of friends, colleagues and mentors to help them adjust to campus life.
CRD 23

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP)

The Emerging Scholars Program is a collection of three challenging honors-track programs for a select group of entering freshmen in the College of Natural Sciences.
WCH 1.106

Women in Natural Sciences (WINS)

The Women in Natural Sciences program is designed to promote the recruitment, retention and success of women at all levels throughout the College of Natural Sciences.
WCH 1.106

Residential Halls Study Groups (RHSG)

Residential Halls Study Groups helps students meet, study and collaborate in a calm, accesible environment with plenty of resources.