Student Experience

Beyond the classrooms and labs lie myriad chances to explore, connect and lead in Natural Sciences.


Find Community

In this big place, we prioritize authentic community ties. All new College of Natural Sciences students get matched to a small learning community. Find tight-knit friendships and opportunities to lead in student organizations.


Learn about CNS Cornerstones for new students

Explore our student organizations

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Options for All Majors

Learn by Doing

Meaningful experiences that are hands-on can be found at the heart of our college philosophy. From international exchange to internships and research, you get to dive in. You can start early in having experiences to inform the choices you’ll make about the future and your path to changing the world.

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Future Planning

Careers & Entrepreneurship

There is no better place than the College of Natural Sciences to weave learning with career- and future-planning. We offer a dedicated career center, robust resources for future health professionals and programs that match innovative student teams with companies and groups needing help.

Plan for careers, post-college study and more

Discover the City

Living in Austin

One of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the country is known, too, for beautiful outdoor vistas and its enviable laid-back vibe. There’s a reason Austin, Texas, shows up on many lists of best cities in the country.

Learn more about what ATX has to offer

See the World

Study Abroad

Science is universal. From faculty-led programs and May Terms to semesters or summers abroad, our college opportunities to study globally let you see the world while continuing to make progress in your academic journey.

Learn about international study in the college

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Wellness & Support

Within the college and throughout UT Austin, supports are in place to help you navigate challenges, access guidance and tutoring and find mentorship from peers.

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More about health & wellness