Undergraduate Schools of Study
School of Arts and Humanities
The School of Arts and Humanities offers baccalaureate degrees in Art and Performance, Historical Studies, Literary Studies, Arts and Humanities, and Arts and Technology. The first three majors integrate traditional courses of study in the studio arts and theatre; history and philosophy; and American, English, Spanish, and other literatures. The fourth integrates elements of the other three majors.
The Arts and Technology degree emphasizes the mutually productive interaction of technology with the arts, with specific emphasis on the interplay of visual art, music, and narrative with the new modes of expression and communication that have emerged from the convergence of computing and media technologies. The program stresses not only the creation but also the potential applications and cultural implications of interactive media.
Students in the School of Arts and Humanities are encouraged to explore the boundaries and the interrelationships of the major fields of study within the school. Consistent with this focus on the integration of the arts and humanities and a commitment to interdisciplinary education, the school has no conventional departments. Rather, its curriculum is designed to allow study that crosses and transforms traditional disciplinary lines.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Arts and Humanities:
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 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.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences:
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences offers undergraduate degrees in Criminology, Economics, Geography, International Political Economy, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology. Within each of these programs, students may specialize in areas that complement their interests and career plans, such as urban studies, political economy, law and society, and comparative studies. Each degree offers a large number of elective hours that allow students to direct their educational focus. Careers building on social science degrees include law, public service, finance, banking, criminal justice, human resource management, teaching, market research and analysis, urban planning and counseling to name a few.
Social science uses rigorous methodologies to apply ideas and theories to the real world. Degrees in the social sciences provide students with the tools of critical thinking that allow them to work and succeed in business, government and not-for-profit organizations.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences:
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
Named in honor of one of the three founders of Texas Instruments, Inc. and of The University of Texas at Dallas, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science provides undergraduate degree preparation for professional practice as an engineer or computer scientist. Particular emphasis is placed on developing strong analytical and problem solving abilities as a foundation for graduate study in these fields.
The school's curricula emphasize electronic information processing devices and technologies that are involved with the acquisition, interpretation, transmission, and utilization of information. The school offers five degree programs: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.
All programs are based on a solid foundation of science and mathematics coursework. Students in these programs are given an opportunity to learn to extend their abilities to analyze and solve complex problems and to design new uses of technology to serve today's society. Established cooperative education programs with area industry further supplement design experiences.
The University of Texas at Dallas is located at the heart of a high concentration of companies that specialize in the areas of microelectronics, telecommunications, signal processing and optics. The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science maintains close relationships with these companies and has established cooperative programs through which students can obtain industrial experience to complement their classroom instruction. Details of specific cooperative programs between Computer Science and Engineering students and local companies are available in the respective program offices.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Engineering and Computer Science:
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies provides an interdisciplinary environment that allows students to understand and integrate the liberal arts and sciences. The school administers interdisciplinary degree programs that afford students the opportunity to design their degree plans on an individualized basis. To assist the student in pursuing a course of study leading to successful completion of an undergraduate degree, the school provides a unique support structure. Included in this structure is the school's Internship Program that arranges professional work experience in diverse career settings. The educational environment of General Studies is especially congenial to students eager to pursue unconventional or innovative combinations of course work.
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies administers the programs for the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies, the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies:
School of Management
The School of Management’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
- Conduct research enhancing management knowledge;
- Deliver high quality management education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing executives;
- Develop, innovate and continuously improve programs advancing management education and practice.
The School of Management is committed to providing our students an outstanding educational experience that will expand and sharpen their skills, help them become leaders of business and leave them with strong career prospects. Focusing on the rapidly changing challenges of our technology-driven global society, many of the School’s programs have been instituted in response to requests from business and designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s industry. Our programs stress innovations in the latest technologies while providing a foundation in the basics of business management.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Management
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics offers both graduate and undergraduate programs in Biology and Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geosciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, and a graduate program in Science Education. Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate programs in teacher certification are administratively housed in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics but serve other schools as well.
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics also provides opportunities for students to complete Texas Teacher Certification requirements in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Life/Earth Science, Mathematics, and Physics. Students who wish to be certified should consult the Teacher Development Center for specific requirements as soon as possible after formal admission to the University. Further details may be found in the Teacher Education section of the catalog.
Undergraduate Degree Programs in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics