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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas offers degrees in Child Learning and Development; Cognitive Science; Neuroscience; Psychology; and Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. The Child Learning and Development program provides students a research-based approach to understanding child development as a preparation for careers as teachers, researchers, service providers, and policy makers. The Cognitive Science program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the mind and behavior that incorporates methodology from the fields of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and computer science. The Neuroscience program provides students the opportunity to study the nervous system from a multidisciplinary approach that combines the study of brain structure, biochemistry, and physiology, and their links to behavior. The Psychology program provides basic training in the study of mind and behavior as preparation for graduate training in psychology, counseling and related fields, as well as providing courses which may be relevant to employment in human resources or research support positions. The Speech Language Pathology and Audiology program offers study in the processes and disorders of speech, language and hearing. The program provides the foundation for graduate work leading to careers as a speech language pathologist or audiologist. Students meeting B.S. degree and clinical practicum requirements are eligible for Texas state licensure as a speech language pathology assistant.

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences offers a number of services and programs for students. Contact the Associate Dean’s office for more information. The school provides Advising and Mentoring including professional Academic and Career Advising along with Faculty and Peer Mentors. The Career Paths Program helps students establish their own career paths. It integrates career exploration, individualized career planning, internships, preparation for graduate school and post-graduation placement. Students should sign up for the program in the Associate Dean’s office and watch for scheduled talks, workshops and fairs. The school Internship Placement Program is open to all students who have reached junior or senior standing (more than 53 hours). Students earn course credit for working 8 hours per week at an approved community agency of their choice. The program has over 70 established placement sites. Students keep daily job diaries, attend one class meeting per month, and write brief papers relevant to their experiences.

The School Honors Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences provides eligible students with opportunities for in-depth experience in research and writing, while working individually with members of the faculty. These opportunities enhance preparation for graduate school and employment in the student’s chosen field. To earn BBS School Honors, students must graduate with (a) at least 30 graded hours at UTD, (b) at least 12 hours in Psychology major core courses, (c) have an overall UTD GPA of 3.40 or better, (d) pass the Honors Seminar (which is currently taught only spring semester), and (e) complete an honors thesis with a grade of at least B+. School Honors with Distinction will be awarded to students whose thesis is judged by a faculty committee to be of exemplary quality. Students apply for admission to the program in the Associate Dean's office after completing at least 15 semester credit hours at UTD, including two major core courses, with a GPA of at least 3.40.


Professors: Hervé Abdi, Peter F. Assmann, James C. Bartlett, Thomas G.R. Bower, Duane Buhrmester, Thomas Campbell, Sandra Chapman, J. Michael Coleman, Christine Dollaghan, W. Jay Dowling, George M. Gerken, Richard Golden (Emeritus), John Hart, Susan W. Jerger, Aage R. Møller, Bert S. Moore, Alice J. O’Toole, Margaret T. Owen, Karen Prager, Ross J. Roeser, John W. Santrock, Robert D. Stillman, Linda Thibodeau, Emily Tobey, Hanna Ulatowska, Marion Underwood, Anne van Kleeck, Deborah Weibe
Associate Professors: Lawrence J. Cauller, William F. Katz, Michael Kilgard, Daniel Krwczyk,Teresa Nezworski, Pamela Rollins, Melanie Spence, Lucien T. Thompson
Assistant Professors: Marco Atzori, Shayla Holub, Mandy McGuire, Christa McIntyre, Candice Mills, Bart Rypma
Clinical Lecturers: Michelle Aldridege, Lucinda Dean, Mary Dodd, Sara Haynes, Karen Kaplan, Helen Kenedi, Janice Lougeay, Carolyn Musket, Felicity Sale
Distinguished Scholar in Residence: James Jerger
Senior Lecturer: Betty Edelman, Matthew Housson, Karen Huxtable-Jester, Nancy Juhn, Toosje Vanbeveren

Degree Programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Child Learning and Development
Cognitive Science

Speech Language Pathology and Audiology


General Information
Child Learning and Development
Cognitive Science
Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.