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Programs of Study

Pursuing your undergraduate and/or graduate degree at UTPB opens you up to options. Not only do we offer diverse areas of study, but we also have classroom-based, online and hybrid (both in class and online work) course offerings.

UTPB offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and more than 20 graduate and certification programs. Faculty and staff at UTPB engage and inspire. They are knowledgeable in their fields yet still make lectures entertaining and the subject matter accessible.

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Offering accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, the College of Business and Education evolves with an ever-changing economy. We foster the success of our students in their professional careers; to promote our community of scholars' excellence in teaching, intellectual contributions, and service.





Management **


Explore diverse educational opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences at UTPB. Learn in classrooms and online from approachable faculty. You’ll also have access to internship opportunities and engage in experiential learning.


Art (BA and BFA)

Athletic Training



Clinical Laboratory Science (with UTMB)

Communication **

Computer Science

Criminal Justice †





Humanities **

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts

Information Systems




Political Science**

Psychology **

Social Work

Sociology **


Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Health
  • Pre-Law

Our pre-licensure Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is science-based, patient-centered and caring-driven. Nursing students practice patient-centered care in high-tech simulations in our Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education-accredited program. Enjoy strong clinical experiences in community and regional healthcare facilities.


Nursing (BSN)

RN to BSN **

Combine outstanding academics with a dedicated faculty and staff and you get UTPB’s learning environment for future educators. Our TExESpass rates at UTPB are exemplary. UTPB graduates go on to be quality educators throughout Texas and the nation.


Child & Family Studies **

Multidisciplinary Studies

Teacher Certification offered in the following:

Art (Grades EC-12)

Bilingual Supplemental

Chemistry (Grades 7-12)

Computer Science (Grades 8-12)

English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 4-8 or 7-12)

ESL Supplemental

Core Subjects (Grades EC-6 or 4-8)

History (Grades 7-12)

Journalism (Grades 7-12)

Lang. Other Than English - Spanish (Grades EC-12)

Life Sciences (Grades 7-12)

Mathematics (Grades 4-8 or 7-12)

Music (Grades EC-12)

Physical Education (Grades EC-12)

Physical Science (Grades 6-12)

Science (Grades 4-8 or 7-12)

Social Studies (Grades 4-8 or 7-12)

Special Education (Grades EC-12)

Special Education Supplemental Speech (Grades 7-12)

Speech (Grades 7-12)

The College of Engineering seeks to create an academic environment in which teaching and learning are emphasized and enhanced through distance learning and instructive innovations. We provide opportunities for personalized attention to students in advising, classes and career development, ensuring our graduates are competitive in the global economy.


Chemical Engineering (Fall 2018 - pending approval)

Electrical Engineering (Fall 2018 - pending approval)

Mechanical Engineering (General, Nuclear or Aeronautics Track)

Petroleum Engineering

Industrial Technology †

  • Industrial †
  • Petroleum †
  • BAAS †

The College of Arts and Science, The College of Business, and The College of Education
offer a total of 19 graduate degrees. Pursuing a Master’s degree is an excellent opportunity for learning and personal growth.


College of Arts and Sciences


Computer Science

Criminal Justice Administration

English **



Kinesiology †



Public Administration †


College of Business

Business Administration (MBA)**

Professional Accountancy

College of Education

Bilingual/ESL †


Educational Leadership †

Professional Education


Special Education †

Teacher Certification †

Advanced Certifications:

Educational Diagnostician

Licensed Professional Counselor

Principal †

Reading Specialist

School Counselor

Superintendent †

** Classroom-based and Online Major Options

† Online-only Major

Student Supports

Faculty and staff at UTPB engage and inspire. They are experts in their fields but make lectures entertaining and the subject matter accessible. Walk by a professor’s office at UTPB and the door will be open for one-on-one conversations about professional futures and personal experiences.

Learning to Soar with UTPB’s Support

Access a variety of programs supporting your academic and college life:

  • First Year Seminar coursework fosters college success skills
  • Free peer tutoring and mentors help students achieve their goals
  • ADA accommodations center for students
  • On-campus professional counseling
  • Veteran resources, support and advocacy
  • Financial literacy programming
  • AVID program targets specific needs of underachieving students
  • Online job bank, career fairs, professional preparation workshops and resume review from Career Services

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“The professors are there to talk about anything. Whether you are doing badly or doing well, they are going to let you know.”
— Chance Virdell, Kinesiology ‘18, Balmorhea, TX

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Newsweek and US News & World Report have both recognized UTPB for superior student achievement.

West Texas

The Permian Basin is a large, booming oil- and natural gas-producing area in West Texas, an easy drive from several major cities.
UTPB is headquartered in Odessa, with a satellite campus (with engineering and performing arts spaces) in nearby Midland (with shuttle service there and back).

Cities nearby:

  • Lubbock: 2 hrs 15
  • San Angelo: 2 hrs 15
  • Abilene: 2 hrs 30
  • El Paso: 4 hrs
  • Fort Worth: 5 hrs
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Hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the highest point in Texas.


Acres of white dunes and sand surfing await in Monahans Sandhills State Park.


Take river trips or hike among the cacti in Big Bend National Park.


Road trip with friends to Roswell to spot some aliens.