Any degree-seeking undergraduate in good academic standing at The University of Texas at Austin is eligible to apply to the BDPs. Students must plan to be enrolled at UT as a degree-seeking undergraduate for at least two semesters after the semester in which they apply to the BDP. The BDPs are open to undergraduate students from every college and school at UT.
BDP applications are reviewed each fall and spring semester. Faculty reviewers look for strong students with genuine intellectual interest in the BDP topic.
The BDPs are open to undergraduate students from every college and school at UT. However, because there is significant overlap in program focus and coursework, some majors and BDP certificates may not be combined.
Arts and Entertainment Technology majors may not pursue the Digital Arts & Media BDP.
Communication and Leadership majors may not pursue the Ethics & Leadership in the Media BDP.
Environmental Science or Sustainability Studies majors may not pursue the Environment & Sustainability BDP.
Public Health or Health and Society majors may not pursue the Public Health strand of the Social Inequality, Health & Policy BDP; they may, however, pursue other strands within that program.