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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas





The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences strives to provide students with accessible advising that helps them succeed in their college careers and future pursuits. Our advisors provide information about university policies and procedures, class offerings and registration, degree requirements and planning, graduation procedures, official records, campus and community resources, and career advising.


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Advising Appointments


Office Hours

By Appointment ONLY*

By Walk-In ONLY*


8:30am – 4:30pm


8:30am – 4:30pm


8:30am – 4:30pm


8:30am – 4:30pm



8:30am – 4:30pm


*UTD Advising Offices are CLOSED every Saturday and Sunday.


*Please note that when we are doing walk-in advising only, we reserve the right during peak demand to take down the sign-in sheet early if the number of students already signed in meets the maximum number of students that can be seen by the close of the work day. Once the sign-in sheet has been removed for the day, we will accept no additional students for that day. We realize this makes for some unpredictability and inconvenience in seeing an advisor, but it is necessary to balance the daily workload during peak advising times.


Upcoming Dates

Advising will be CLOSED ALL DAY due to Freshmen Orientation events on the following days:

  • June 9 – 10, 2016

  • June 13 – 14, 2016
  • June 16 – 17, 2016
  • June 27 – 28, 2016
  • June 30 – July 1, 2016
  • July 7 – 8, 2016
  • August 14 – 15, 2016
  • August 18 – 19, 2016


Advising Office Appointments

By Appointment

By Walk-In

Degree Audits Add/Drop Forms
New Transfer Student Prospective Students
Change of Major/Minor


Off-Campus Transfer Credit Approval


Review Degree Plans

Apply for AP/IB/CLEP  
Graduation Audit/Application  


Registration Requirements

Students who are in one of the following categories must meet with their advisor prior to registration:


New Transfer
Non-degree seeking students wanting to enroll in BBS courses
Academic Probation/Warning/Suspension



*During high-traffic periods such as the first week of classes and deadline days, students will be served on a walk-in basis only. No appointments.


*Inform your Advisor as soon as possible if you are unable to make an appointment. If you are later than 10 minutes, you run the risk of having to re-schedule.


*Each Advisor is knowledgeable in all degree plans. Advisors are not assigned by alpha order. You may select the "No Preference" link to be given the first available appointment time.


Steps after Admission


New Students

Meeting with your academic advisors will be part of Day 2 of freshman orientation. They will discuss your degree plan and walk you through your first term registration on that day (if you need to get in touch with them before then, feel free to do so).

2nd Semester Freshmen

Must schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor prior to registration.



Once you have been admitted to UT Dallas and have accepted your admission to attend UTD via Galaxy/Orion, make an appointment as soon as possible to be advised.


BBS Programs

Child Learning and Development

Cognitive Science



Speech Language Pathology and Audiology


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Program Information


Requirements and Courses
Contains Core Curriculum and Major Requirements information for undergraduate students.


Research Exposure Credits Requirement

Information on behavioral research requirements for students in all Psychology Core Courses.


Credits by Examination

Details on Advanced Placement credit, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit and International Baccalaureate credit for undergraduate students.


Advanced Placement (AP) Credit

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit


Transfer Students

The transfer guides are designed to assist students transferring from local community colleges.


Projected Schedule of Core Courses

Core Course schedule of classes for those seeking a degree in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.


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Honors Programs


Explains the Collegium V Honors Program, BBS Honors Program, and the Dean's Scholars for undergraduate students.


Collegium V Honors Program

BBS Honors

Dean’s Scholars


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Advising Contacts


Ana Fineout
Administrative Assistant

JO 2.110


Leah Barfield
Academic Project Manager

JO 2.121


Bonnie Dougherty
Academic Advisor II

JO 2.117


Katy Jordan
Academic Advisor II

JO 2.113


Kate Bell-Miller
Academic Advisor II

JO 2.109


Kevin Jackson
Academic Advisor II

JO 2.125



For more programs and advisors, see our academic programs and advisors directory.


Academic Advisors

These are non-faculty professional staff members housed in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. They are knowledgeable about the technicalities of UT Dallas program requirements, policies and procedures. Academic advisors help students prepare and update their degree plans, aid in registering for classes and assist in completing various approval forms. They have regularly scheduled hours for drop-in advising.


Recommended Schedule for Seeing Program Advisors

1. When initially entering the major, you must see an academic advisor to create a degree plan.

  • Freshmen will be advised at orientation. They also must be advised before registering for classes as long as they remain a freshman (less than 30 credit hours).
  • Sophomore, junior and senior transfer students must be advised in order to register for their first semester of classes at UT Dallas.
  • When  students change majors they must be advised in order to register for work in the new major; this advising session should be done when applying to change majors.


2. Before you register each semester, check in with an academic advisor to discuss what classes you plan to take. The advisor can help make sure that you are not missing out on important prerequisite sequences and tell you about last-minute changes in the schedule. Avoid the last-minute rush by seeing an academic advisor before the class schedule is published.


3. Early in your second-to-last semester before graduation (after the schedule is available), you must have an academic advisor complete a Degree Plan Audit before you are "approved" (on the UT Dallas computer system) to file for graduation (see the Application for Graduation Procedures handout). If all has gone well, the audit should clear you to graduate the next semester.


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Advising Resources



Adding Courses to Galaxy

Watch the course registration video.

Permission Form for Independent Study Courses

Research Exposure Credits Requirement

Successful Academic Planning

Texas Tuition Rebate Checklist


UT Dallas Websites

Academic Calendar

Admission and Enrollment Services

Campus Map

Career Center

Course Lookup

Create Your Own Guide to UT Dallas


Frequently Asked Questions


Health Professions Advising Center

Office of the Registrar

Registrar Electronic Forms

Undergraduate Catalog


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