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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.

Neurobiology

Caleb spent three semesters in Undergraduate Studies and then declared a major in neurobiology after taking various biology courses. He will begin medical school this fall.

“The School of Undergraduate Studies gave me a chance to analyze several majors. I liked not having to jump into a major when I first started college.”

Robyn Croft
Undeclared

Robyn’s undergraduate research topic is The Academic and Professional After-effects for Students Who Have Gone Through the Judicial Process at the University of Texas.

“Getting involved in a smaller, diverse community within UT has given me a lot of intellectual stimulation outside of the classroom, and this is something that I have come to enjoy and look forward to.”

Valerie Finstad
Undeclared

Valerie’s outstanding academic record has earned her the title of College Scholar. Shakeel entered UT as an undeclared student in UGS to explore different fields. She now plans to major in biology,...

“Think a lot about multiple majors. Find a career where lifestyle, schooling, passion, and purpose all intersect and go after it ferociously.”

Melissa Kwan
Human Biology

Melissa was involved with the FIG program for two years. As a freshman, she was a FIG student in a Residential FIG and then became a ...

Ivi Brown
Social Work

Ivi took an ethnographic approach to study the social situation of Kayayei, a group of displaced, mistreated tribal women in Ghana for her Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies BDP certificate. To this end, she worked with...

“This life-changing experience has allowed me to develop a more in-depth understanding about the complexities that lie within issues such as the Kayayei conflict and the various paradigms involved.”

Jessica_Norriss
Geography

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.”

Michelle_Dunn
Neuroscience and Plan II

Michelle’s undergraduate research topic is Using an Isometric Pinching Force Task to Analyze Fine Motor Control.

“I really enjoy being pushed and having to creatively work through problems on my own.”