Students in the College of Natural Sciences have incredible opportunities to distinguish themselves through combinations of research, honors opportunities and international study through college programs and their degree plans.

The Office for Honors, Research and International Study (OHRIS) seeks to promote, integrate and provide resources for these initiatives in support of our students, our faculty and the mission of The University of Texas at Austin. OHRIS also administers the Freshman Research Initiative, which provides early research experience to over 500 students each year.

Many of these programs overlap significantly with each other and students can customize their experiences to fit their talents and goals. For example, our research students can receive honors commendations for their theses upon graduation, our Honors Programs require significant research experiences, and our students studying abroad are connected with international researchers.

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(512) 232-9358

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Natural Sciences
1 University Station G2550
Austin, TX 78712

Grace Choy

Gonzales, Lynda
Lynda Gonzales
Assistant Director

Nava, Suzette
Suzette E Nava
Events Coordinator

Sarah L Simmons
Assistant Dean for Honors, Research and International Studies, Lecturer