The University

History

The University of Texas at Tyler was created as Tyler State College by the Texas Legislature in 1971 and was renamed Texas Eastern University four years later. The University became a campus of The University of Texas System in 1979, as a result of action by the 66th Texas Legislature. Originally established as an upper-level university, UT Tyler’s mission was expanded in 1997 when the 75th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1795 authorizing it to offer classes for freshman and sophomore students. Governor George W. Bush signed the bill into law on May 26, 1997.

Regional Accreditation

The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Texas at Tyler.

The University of Texas System

As a member institution of The University of Texas System, UT Tyler is subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

Mission

UT Tyler is committed to student success by providing a uniquely balanced student experience in an environment of innovative scholarship and research shaped to serve East Texas and beyond.

Location

The University of Texas at Tyler is located at 3900 University Blvd., Tyler TX 75799. It is the only public degree-granting university located in the East Texas Planning Region, an area of approximately one million population, which includes the greater Tyler/Longview metropolitan area. The natural beauty of this dynamic region is exemplified by UT Tyler’s distinctive campus with its scenic lakes and wooded, rolling hills.

Off-Campus Locations

The University of Texas offers selected courses and degree programs at the Longview University Center, the UT Tyler Palestine Campus and the Houston Engineering Center.

Longview University Center

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center is located at 3201 N. Eastman Road, Longview, Texas 75605. Nursing has traditionally been the Center’s largest program with the entire bachelor of science in nursing curriculum offered on the campus. Nursing students attend traditional face-to-face courses that are led by full-time, fully accredited, on-site faculty members. Students enrolled in the industrial technology program benefit from having access to selected courses in that field, a full-time on-site faculty member, and a recently constructed industrial technology lab. Students can also pursue a degree in the field of criminal justice. Academic advisors are available to assist students with the enrollment process. For additional information call 903-663-8100, go online to uttyler.edu/luc, or visit the UT Tyler Longview University Center Facebook page.

Palestine Campus

The University of Texas at Tyler, Palestine Campus originated in 1995 and is located at 100 University Boulevard, Palestine, Texas 75803. The modern Mathis Hall building, which opened in 2010, includes an on-site library and computer lab with online access to the Muntz Library, a Nursing Skills and Simulation Learning Laboratory, two student break areas, relaxing outdoor patio areas, and modern hi-tech classrooms with wireless internet access, all in a beautiful park-like setting. The Palestine BSN Nursing program allows students to learn from expert on-site faculty and interactive online content. The program requires less on-campus time, freeing students for a variety of excellent clinical experiences in Palestine and the greater East Texas region. For additional information call 903-727-2300, visit on-line uttyler.edu/Palestine or visit the UT Tyler Palestine Campus Facebook page.

Houston Engineering Center

The University of Texas at Tyler Houston Engineering Center is located in the heart of the West Houston Energy Corridor at 2811 Hayes Road, Houston TX 77082, on the Houston Community College Alief Campus. Upper division coursework leading to bachelor’s degrees from UT Tyler in civil, electrical, mechanical engineering, and construction management is available through study at the center. On-site faculty provide the majority of the instruction for the degree programs. Well-equipped modern classrooms and teaching laboratories are available to students so they have the same educational experience whether they choose to study in Tyler or in Houston.

Innovation Academy

The UT Tyler Innovation Academy (UTTIA) is a university charter school serving as a laboratory and demonstration site for the Ingenuity Center and the College of Education and Psychology. The charter utilizes a Project Based Learning (PBL) and Problem Based Learning (PrBL) model to develop students with 21st Century skills who are university-ready upon graduation. UTTIA follows the T-STEM Academy Blueprint and is a demonstration site for Project Lead the Way (PLTW).  The school have developed multiple STEM Pathways which all students follow, preparing them for rigorous coursework in STEM majors at the university level and ultimately, STEM related careers. UTTIA is a K-12 open-enrollment, tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.  They are regulated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

Faculty and Course Information

In an effort to provide as much information to students, parents, and the general public regarding courses and faculty, UT Tyler makes available on its website syllabi for current courses (www.uttyler.edu/catalog/syllabi.php), vitae for full-time faculty, (www.uttyler.edu/facultystaff/faculty-search.php), and end-of-course evaluations for all courses (https://apps.uttyler.edu/courseevals/homepage.aspx).

Statement on Protection of Social Security Numbers

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Tyler to protect the confidential nature of social security numbers. Employees who have access to confidential information may only use that information as is necessary and appropriate in the performance of their official duties and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

Statement on Equal Opportunity

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 any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to, race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.

This policy applies to all University administrators, faculty, staff, students, visitors and applicants for employment or admission.

Academic Organization

The University of Texas at Tyler is organized into seven academic colleges:

College of Arts and Sciences

Soules College of Business

College of Education and Psychology

College of Engineering

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy

University College

Bachelor’s Degrees

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a wide variety of educational opportunities. The university offers bachelor’s degrees with majors in the following areas:

Program

Degree

Accounting

B.B.A.

Applied Arts and Sciences

B.A.A.S.

Art

B.A./B.F.A.

Biochemistry B.S. 

Biology

B.S.

Chemistry

B.S.

Civil Engineering

B.S.C.E.

Communication Science and Disorders B.S. 

Computer Information Systems

B.S.

Computer Science

B.S.

Construction Management

B.S.

Criminal Justice

B.S.

Economics

B.A./B.S.

Electrical Engineering

B.S.E.E.

English

B.A.

Finance

B.B.A.

General Business

B.S.

Health Studies

B.S.

History

B.A./B.S.

Human Resource Development

B.S.

Industrial Technology

B.S.

Information Technology 

B.S.

Interdisciplinary Studies

B.S.

Kinesiology

B.S.

Management

B.B.A.

Marketing

B.B.A.

Mass Communication

B.A./B.S.

Mathematics

B.S.

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.M.E.

Music

B.M./B.A.

Nursing

B.S.N.

Political Science

B.A./B.S.

Psychology

B.A./B.S.

Social Sciences

B.A./B.S.

Spanish

B.A.

Speech Communication

B.A./B.S.

Wellness 

B.A.

Master’s Degrees

The University of Texas at Tyler offers master’s degrees in the following areas:

Program

Degree

Accountancy

M.Acc.

Art (Studio)

M.F.A.

Art

M.A.

Biology

M.S.

Business Administration

M.B.A.

Civil Engineering

M.S.C.E.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

M.A.

Clinical Psychology

M.S.

Communication

M.A.

Computer Science

M.S.

Criminal Justice

M.S.

Curriculum and Instruction

M.Ed.

Educational Leadership

M.Ed.

Electrical Engineering

M.S.E.E.

English

M.A.

Health Sciences

M.S.

History

M.A.

Human Resource Development

M.S.

Industrial Management

M.S.

Kinesiology

M.S.

Mathematics

M.S.

Mechanical Engineering

M.S.M.E.

Nursing - Administration

M.S.N.

Nursing - Education
Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
Occupational Therapy M.O.T. 

Political Science

M.A.

Public Administration

M.P.A.

Reading

M.Ed.

School Counseling

M.A.

Special Education

M.Ed.

Doctoral Degrees

The University of Texas at Tyler offers doctoral degrees in the following areas:

Program

Degree

Human Resource Development

Ph.D.

Nursing

Ph.D.

Nursing  D.N.P.

Pharmacy

Pharm.D.

Accreditation and Memberships

Accredited by the following:

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education candidate status (ACPE)

American Chemical Society 

Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.(AACSB)

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) 

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 

Engineering Accrediting Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org  

National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC)

Texas Board of Nursing 

Texas Education Agency

Recognized by the following:

Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) 

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 

Veterans Administration