UTSA Neurosciences Institute

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> Are you interested in Neuroscience Research?

Welcome to UTSA's Undergraduate Neuroscience Portal.

Are you Concentrating in Neuroscience?  Do you think you might want to make it a career?  If you've already decided on Neuroscience, find out more about our PhD Program, and how to apply to graduate school, here.

The best way to find out what Neuroscience is really about is to do some research in a lab. 

Laboratory experience is important for your career after graduation.  Most post-graduate training programs preferentially admit students who have lab experience. This is also the way to make contacts that can help you select a postgraduate program and help you get accepted.

Here are some tips for getting started:

  1. Get credit.  It's best to begin by taking an Independent Study or Laboratory Research.  These are 4000 level courses but there are no prerequisites. You can take them any time in your undergraduate career.

  2. Don't wait too long to start.  Of course it is better late than never.  But early is best.  It takes some time to get up to speed in research, and if you put it off until your last year you may just be getting going at the time of graduation.

  3. Learn about Neuro research at UTSA.  There are a lot of different kinds of exciting Neuroscience research going on at UTSA.  Shop around and find the lab that matches your interests.  We can help you explore the options.  Find out more about some of our Neuro labs here

  4. Start participating. There are lots of ways to participate in Neuroscience at UTSA.  Research is the most important, but there are also weekly Neuroscience Seminars, an undergraduate Neurobiology club, a UTSA Neurobiology Podcast, and even an annual Brain Bowl Competition.  We have frequent events throughout the year listed on our calendar.

Have questions or want advice? Email us here.