Schools of CNS

A study conducted at UT shows that 75% of students end up changing their major at least once. Considering the vast amount of studies in CNS (from computational biology to textiles and apparel), this is understandable. However, we want to streamline this process of searching and help you find what each major is about faster. So, we've put together a guide on each school of CNS, where we interviewed students, advisors, professors and more! Hope this helps!

Click the links below to find out more:

CNS SCHOOLS

Astronomy Department
Chemistry Department
Computer Science Department
Human Development & Family Sciences Department
Integrative Biology Department
Marine Science Department
Mathmatics Department
Molecular Biosciences Department
Neuroscience Department
Nutritional Sciences Department
Physics Department
School of Human Ecology
Textiles and Apparel Department
Public Health

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Biochemistry - The Best of Both Worlds?
BS vs. BSA
What Does Your Major Say About You?

Astronomy Department

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Chemistry Department

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Computer Sciences Department

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Human Development & Family Sciences Department

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Integrative Biology Department

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Marine Sciences Department

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Mathmatics Department

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Molecular Biosciences Department

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Neuroscience Department

Do you find the brain fascinating? Do you want to understand how it works? The neuroscience department may be the place for you! This is the unofficial guide to all things neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin.

Find the unofficial guide with interviews from students, advisors, and the head of the department here!

 

Nutritional Sciences Department

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Physics Department

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School of Human Ecology

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Textiles and Apparel

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Public Health

At first glance, the words “public health” don’t offer much insight. As defined in the dictionary, they refer to the health of a population as a whole, especially as monitored or regulated by the state. Essentially, public health acts as the umbrella to a broad variety of modern-day, global health concerns and goals. But what, exactly, does pursuing a degree in this field of study entail?

Uncover what public health entails here!

 

Biochemistry - The Best of Both Worlds?

Biochemistry.

What is it, exactly, that necessitates a separate entity for the fusion of two majors that already exist? To any CNS applicant, seeing such a possibility is either a reason to stress or a reason to rejoice. (I’d like to say I experienced the latter.)

To better clarify the picture, here’s a general overview of the differences between a Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry degree to help guide a student in which to pick.

 

BS vs. BSA

The Bachelor of Sciences degree plan is perfect for anyone who wants to maximize the amount of science and major-specific classes they take. By following the BS degree plan, students are able to take more upper division classes related to their major than what is offered through the BSA program. Because the BS degree provides high exposure to upper division, major-specific classes and lab courses, it is the ideal degree plan for graduate school pursuers who wish to become experts in a specific field. With the BSA, a student learns a little about multiple areas of study, whereas with the BS, a student learns in depth about one subject.

Read more about the distinction between BS and BSA here!

 

What Does Your Major Say About You?

One of the most common questions asked on any college campus is the simple, conversational “What’s your major?” It’s so standard, it’s nearly like asking “How are you?” and expecting a generic “Good, and you?” in response. But does your response actually affect how you are perceived? Or is it like the insincere “good” that we so often throw around in awkward acquaintance conversation?

      For many people, your major is an immediate indicator of what type of person you are. And while there are many majors across campus, what do we, as College of Natural Sciences students, think about what each other’s major indicates? To find out, I asked seven CNS students from different departments what they thought about a few specific majors.

Read about the major profiles here!