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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.

Farah Mithani
Urban Studies

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship BDP student Farah Mitahni spent the summer of 2013 interning with Pendulum Social Innovation Consulting, a firm that works with non-profit and for-profit social enterprises.

“From my Connecting Experience, I have learned that innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all aspects that can create significant change in the world.”

Guadalupe Jasso

Guadalupe’s undergraduate research topic is Contribution of Thymic Stromal Cells to T-ALL.

“I love the lab environment: you are surrounded by people that love the same area that you do!”

Victoria Gonzalez

Victoria spent four semesters in the School of Undergraduate Studies. She quickly found that it provided her the space to explore majors, and she realized her interest in psychology.

UGS introduced me to people from different backgrounds. I have learned and explored the resources on campus so much by coming to UT as an Undergraduate Studies student. I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

Sana Naiyer
Communication Sciences and Disorders; Applied Learning and Development

Sana’s undergraduate research topic is Assessment and Treatment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

“Participating in research has helped me apply what I’ve learned in the classroom to actual research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.”


Jessica’s undergraduate research topic is Animals in Society.

“It has been rewarding to feel as though I am building…a broader experience and understanding of issues that I feel are critical.”

Alex Macias
Health Promotion
Theatre and Dance

Alexandria looked all over campus for a major that fit her interests and goals. After two semesters in UGS, she declared her major in health promotion and is now a certified personal trainer. Alex is also completing a Bridging...

“There will be time to choose a major. If there are too many options for you, look into concentrations, certificates, or research opportunities—these can keep you graduating in four years and add an extra kick to your degree plan.”

Robyn Croft

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Proc