UT Austin believes that every undergraduate should be exposed to a set of skills and experiences in preparation for a complex world. To this end, all undergraduates at UT are required to earn Flags—courses that include a substantial focus on one of the following six areas:
- Cultural Diversity in the United States
- Global Cultures
- Independent Inquiry
- Quantitative Reasoning
Flagged courses are taught in every department at UT, at upper-and lower-division levels, and cover a wide variety of topics. Flags are offered across the curriculum so you will learn about writing or ethical decision-making, for example, in the context of your own discipline. Whereas the 42-hour core requires students to take courses outside of their major requirements, Flags are offered across the curriculum so you will learn about writing or ethical decision-making, for example, in the context of your own discipline, the core, or elective requirements. As of fall 2017, Flags have been fully implemented in all colleges and schools at UT Austin. The Center for the Skills & Experience Flags has provided a list of flag requirements for the current catalog.
To contact the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags Advising office call 512-471-5949. When emailing or leaving a voice message, please include your first and last name, UT EID, and the best way to reach you. To learn more about Flag requirements for your major and catalog, please speak with your academic advisor or check the Flag requirements by catalog. To learn more about Flags, please visit our website.