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The Neurobiology option within the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree addresses the increasing student demand for more undergraduate courses in neurobiology and for more interdisciplinary preparation in neuroscience. Students in this option completes biology core courses in cell and molecular biology, evolution, development and physiology. Students may also take intensive courses in computer science, biochemistry, and neuroscience, learning about such issues as addiction or behavior. Many students in this degree option have plans to continue in biological research or medicine.

Declare This Major

Current students interested in changing to the Neurobiology major should complete the following instructions:

  1. Complete the entry-level courses (Calculus 1, CH301/302, and BIO311C/D) with at least a C- or higher
  2. View the online information session.
  3. Complete the questionnaire at the end of the session and bring it your advising appointment.
  4. Schedule an appointment with the Biology Advising Center.

Current students who have not yet completed the entry-level requirements should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in WCH 1.106. Contact the Center for First-Year Advising to schedule an appointment and change majors to Biological Sciences entry-level.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

Required Courses

For information on required courses, students can view the Neurobiology degree plan. For additional information, view Biological Sciences course descriptions by major options, course syllabi, and Frequently Asked Questions related to the School of Biological Sciences.


Neurobiology is one option within the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree, view all options within Biology.

What can I do with this major?

Wondering how you'd turn this major into a career? Remember: your major does not always determine your career path. Career counseling and assessments at the Vick Center can help you explore.

Major ≠ Career

Graduates with this major pursue many different careers, depending on their interests and experiences. Make yourself more marketable by complementing this major with part-time work, volunteering, internships, a certificate program, or graduate school.

Experience + Degree = Career

The Career Service Offices in your college can help you with internships and jobs. They work closely with employers to help students prepare for career opportunities. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.


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