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Students across Undergraduate Studies programs are exploring new interests, gaining experience through research and internships, and taking leadership roles across the Forty Acres. Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.

Aaron Bernal Lee
Economics, Mathematics

Rising senior Aaron Bernal Lee, a student in the Global Studies BDP, interned at the Texas State Capitol in the Office of the Governor. Through his BDP coursework Aaron has studied...

“My internship at the Texas State Capitol has made me realize that in the future I want to be part of something greater than myself with the goal of doing good for society, just as I felt I was doing while working at the Office of the Governor.”

Adam Benden
Social Work

Adam Benden, a social work major pursuing a BDP certificate in Social Inequality, Health & Policy, drew upon his experience as a yoga instructor and his interests in class, gender, and race theory to design a...

“This project has incredibly strengthened my desire to continue working around issues of social inequality and social justice.”

Adria Fernandez

Adria’s hard work and academic achievements earned her the title of College Scholar. Adria initially wanted to study engineering, but through UGS she explored her options and discovered a...

“Be open to take different courses and get involved in different organizations. There is something out there for you, and sometimes it is what you least expect.”

Alex Fischer
Plan II Honors, Rhetoric and Writing, and Philosophy

Alexander’s undergraduate research topic was the rhetoric used in the debate preceding the 2003 Iraq War.

“Answering a big question about which you’re passionate is fulfilling and rewarding.”

Alexander D'Jamoos
Government and Rhetoric & Writing

Alexander’s undergraduate research project analyzed the rhetoric of the Russian news media.

“I would advise to not be afraid to ask provocative questions and think outside of the box.”