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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.

A small sample of directly related careers

Environmental Scientist
Biological Technician

Remember: Your major does not (necessarily) equal your career. View a list of career ideas for any major.


Department of Neuroscience
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