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



Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Dear BBS Class of 2020,

Getting accepted to UT Dallas and to BBS is tough enough. Getting to this stage requires hard work, discipline, perseverance, and dedication. Getting to this stage in the middle of a global pandemic, with all of the adjustments that have been needed to keep us safe, has required even more discipline, even more perseverance, and big doses of patience and tolerance. And to our students and families who have been touched emotionally by our national reckoning with prejudice, our hearts are with you and your goals are our goals.

It is an honor to recognize you for your achievements. Graduating from the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences represents a major accomplishment. On behalf of all of your professors, advisors, and support personnel, I want to let you know that we had a great time with you and are very proud of you. We will miss you!

As the last great paradox of your higher education experience at UT Dallas, the end of your era here is marked by a ceremony of “commencement” or beginning. At this happy time, we celebrate the beginning of many things. Some of you are beginning new educational programs. Many of you are beginning the careers for which you’ve been preparing. And all of you are beginning a lifelong association with UT Dallas as a member of the alumni community. Whatever your next stages, I hope that you’ll stay connected with us in Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

We are looking forward to seeing where you go from here and expecting great things!

Congratulations, Comets!

Steven Small
Aage and Margareta Møller Distinguished Professor
Dean, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Graduate Information

Upcoming 2021 BBS graduates, register to get outdoor graduation portraits made on Friday, April 16.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 School Honors and Awards!

Visit the UT Dallas graduation page.

Message to Graduates from Dean Small and the reading of the graduates names

Class of 2020, Here are Places to Start Your Journey as Alumni!

Connect with BBS Alumni

Connect with UT Dallas Alumni and Join the Alumni Association and view the Class of 2020 graphics (assets) for social media posts.

Utilize the UT Dallas Career Center — Explore all of the comprehensive career development services and resources available to you at the University Career Center (UCC). The UCC provides core services including career advising, resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews, internship and job search strategies, virtual workshops and webinars, preparation for graduate or professional school, and various online resources. Seniors retain access both to Handshake and career advising services after they graduate.

Please schedule an appointment in Handshake with the BBS Career Consultant for assistance with questions and direction on career-related resources.

For general questions about the operations of the UT Dallas University Career Center, please email [email protected].

Engage with BBS on Social Media

BBS Facebook  BBS Twitter  BBS Instagram  BBS LinkedIn  BBS YouTube  BBS Subscribe by Email

Questions? Contact Erin Dougherty, Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, at (972) 883-3938 or [email protected].

Use the hashtag #bbsgrad