If I want to become a research biologist and go to the University of Texas at Austin. What degree in biology do you suggest I take?

Well Margret, you can start with my essay on this subject in out 'labcoat' section (http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/labcoat.html).

In sort through the degree you take will depend on what kind of biologist you want to be - working in anatomy, physiology, palaeontology, behaviour, biomechanics, taxonomy, anthropology and any one of a dozen other general divisions. If you want to work on plants, don't do a zoology degree, if you want to be a palaeontologist, then some geology will be useful and so on.

If you send us another question with a few more ideas we can try and suggest things that would be useful to you. Good luck with becoming a fellow biologist!