Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary degree that will provide students the opportunity to pursue an integrated course of study in Neuroscience – a unique academic field that requires students to understand and utilize a set of diverse knowledge from multiple disciplines. Neuroscience impacts all areas of science and business and this degree is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in this area.

The curriculum is structured around 1) an interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences, psychology, and data analysis; 2) a broad scope of electives for students to individualize their degree or pursue one of three neuroscience concentrations (Behavioral, Molecular, and Pre-medical); and 3) opportunities for research/practical experience.

Minor in Neuroscience

The Minor in Neuroscience is open to all majors in the university. To declare a Minor in Neuroscience or obtain advice, students should consult with their academic advisor. All students pursuing the minor must complete a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of neuroscience courses. It should be noted that students seeking a minor must also complete applicable support coursework in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics, mathematics, and statistics as needed to fulfill the normal prerequisites for any course.

Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology (within B.S. in Biology)

The department offers classes with a focus on biological principles of mammalian/human development, maintenance, and repair, from fertilized egg throughout adulthood. The Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology is available to students majoring in B.S. in Biology. To declare a Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology or obtain advice, students should consult with their academic advisor. The coursework within the Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology must be completed with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Students are also encouraged to enroll in BIO 4923 Laboratory Research: Biology Concentrations as part of their program of study.

Students wishing to earn an undergraduate degree specializing in these fundamental questions can seek a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology.


Please refer to the Neuroscience (BS) Admission Requirements for details on the admissions process.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

For those who are interested in undergraduate research, please see UTSA's Office of Undergraduate Research.

Undergraduate Advisor of Record

Dr. William Ramos