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Consider a community committed to exploration that can help you find an academic path that suits your personality, strengths, and goals. Define your future. Question ideas. Identify new interests.

Undeclared students in the School of Undergraduate Studies can explore all the university has to offer before selecting an academic path.

As a UGS student, you will complete core coursework applicable to all UT degrees while working with an academic advisor and career counselor to explore your interests. Students have up to four semesters to choose a major and transfer into a degree-granting college or school, but most declare majors during their second or third semester in Undergraduate Studies.

Declare This Major

Undergraduates currently enrolled at the university who would like to transfer internally to the School of Undergraduate Studies should contact the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to select "undeclared" in the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Required Courses

Undeclared students take courses included in the 42-credit hour core curriculum. All UT students, regardless of major, must complete the core curriculum as part of their degree requirements.

The core is divided into ten sections including: rhetoric and writing, humanities, history, social science, science and technology, math, visual and performing arts. Through the core, students explore their interests by taking courses in a variety of disciplines that fulfill degree requirements.

Additionally, undeclared students work with advisors to identify any courses they need to complete in order to internally transfer to their majors of interest. Learn more about internal transfers.

What can I do with this major?

Wondering how you'd turn this major into a career? Remember: your major does not always determine your career path. Career counseling and assessments at the Vick Center can help you explore.

Major ≠ Career

Graduates with this major pursue many different careers, depending on their interests and experiences. Make yourself more marketable by complementing this major with part-time work, volunteering, internships, a certificate program, or graduate school.

Experience + Degree = Career

The Career Service Offices in your college can help you with internships and jobs. They work closely with employers to help students prepare for career opportunities. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.


Students enrolled in the School of Undergraduate Studies have diverse interests, and each year students transfer into majors across all UT colleges and schools. Advisors work with all students to identify interests and strengths and connect them with relevant student organizations, research opportunities, and internships. Meet successful UT students who started undeclared in the School of Undergraduate Studies.