The mission of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is to understand the intersection of mind, brain and behavior; enhance the health, education, and quality of life of children and families; and create and implement technologies and therapies that repair and strengthen human abilities. We accomplish these goals by recruiting and supporting outstanding faculty to conduct innovative research and student training in a climate that fosters collaboration across disciplines.
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Many of the school’s activities are shaped significantly by our faculty and student involvement in four centers: the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, the Center for Children and Families, the Center for BrainHealth and the Center for Vital Longevity. The distinctive character of these centers, their high visibility, and their contributions to research, student training, clinical service, and community outreach, enhance the school. The centers are home to many of the school’s faculty and non-faculty professionals holding research, clinical and educational positions.
Focused on the intersection of mind, brain and behavior, the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is committed to translating the latest research into treatment and intervention that add depth to education and provide valuable community service.
In keeping with the University’s strategic initiative to “become one of the nation’s best public research universities,” BBS researchers garnered $10,117,622 million in total research spending in 2010, and $15,650,316 in 2011. The amount of federal research spending also increased during this time period. Grants from the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation contributed to the total.
BBS researchers received funding for a combined total of 110 grants for 2010 and 2011.
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences offers excellent educational programs at all levels, including carefully designed courses and ample opportunities for mentoring in research laboratories and internship settings. BBS offers five undergraduate degree programs, four masters of science programs and four doctoral degree programs. The school is organized around academic programs and centers, rather than traditional academic departments. This fluid, interdisciplinary organization allows our faculty to identify with and actively contribute to multiple program's efforts.
Our programs maximize the opportunities the Dallas area offers for professional training and research. Individual degree programs maintain strong, mutually beneficial relationships with area schools, healthcare facilities, private practices, and community agencies, which contribute to training and research, and also provide valuable community outreach to local agencies, allowing them to expand services.
Enrollment in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences has increased by more than 50 percent during the past seven years. As our student base grows, so does our network of BBS alumni in research, teaching and professional positions across the country.
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences is primarily housed in Green Hall, on the main campus of The University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas, but also has laboratories in several other campus buildings.
Freestanding research centers - the Callier Center for Communication Disorders, the Center for Vital Longevity and the Center for BrainHealth, which is home to many BBS faculty - are in the Dallas medical district. The Callier Center also has a Richardson location on the main UT Dallas campus.