The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences


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Undergraduate degrees in The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) encompass all aspects of human brain function and human behavior. Our programs focus on understanding the structure and function of the brain in health and disease, the nature of thinking and interacting, the intricacies of child development and cognitive aging, the relation between human cognition and machine learning and intelligence, and the mechanisms of speech and hearing and their disruption. Students earn their degrees completing relevant coursework and also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of applied learning experiences, including laboratory research, internships, and community-engaged and service-learning courses.

Students have the opportunity to complete advanced independent research through the BBS Honors program or the Green Fellowship. Many neuroscience and psychology majors opt for the pre-health track and work with the Health Professions Advising Center to prepare and apply to health-focused professional schools. Students planning elementary school teaching can combine the Child Learning and Development degree with certification programs from the Teacher Development Center. Seniors interested in specific BBS master’s degrees can apply to the Fast Track program in which 15 credit hours of approved graduate courses can be completed and applied to both the baccalaureate degree and to coursework requirements for the master’s degree.

If you have questions about our degree plans, please contact the BBS Undergraduate Advising Office. Direct questions about other BBS activities to [email protected].

Dean Steven Small

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Our roots date to 1957, 12 years before the founding of The University of Texas at Dallas.


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BBS offers five undergraduate degrees, four master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees.

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Our students

Clareth Mota Beltran, 2022 graduate, Neuroscience

I am forever in debt to BBS for my incredible and fulfilling undergraduate experience. BBS helped me get incredible first generation advising and research opportunities that helped me get published. Additionally, BBS students and faculty helped me grow as a person and out of my comfort zone by pushing me to join and lead different organizations. I feel confident that the skills I’ve learned through BBS will help me succeed and lead in the real world— as well as when I’m getting my masters at Physician Associate school! I am so grateful for BBS and all the wonderful experiences and opportunities I was given.

Clareth Mota Beltran, 2022 graduate, Neuroscience

Prasanth Chalamalasetty, 2022 graduate, Neuroscience

As a BBS student I have always been extremely grateful for the environment I have been in since the start of my undergraduate degree in neuroscience 3 years ago here at UTD. This includes, but is not limited to, the support from our wonderful advisors, the extremely knowledgeable professors, and the amazing student body that is always so supportive of each other. Not only that, but BBS and UTD combined have given me various opportunities across campus that involve research, student support, and service. Overall, being a BBS student here at UTD has been an unbelievable experience and I believe has pushed me constantly to strive for the best, become the very best, and continue to inspire others to do the same.

Prasanth Chalamalasetty, 2022 graduate, Neuroscience

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