The degree plan of every undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin includes several components: Core Curriculum and Flag requirements, major requirements, and electives. Together, these components produce self-reliant graduates who will become leaders in their chosen professions and communities.
The Core Curriculum represents a university-wide commitment to general education, incorporating the perspectives of an array of academic disciplines and including courses taught by faculty members from every college and school. Courses taken in residence and through University Extension must be taken for a letter grade in order to satisfy a Core Curriculum requirement. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, coursework taken on a pass/fail grading basis in the spring 2020 semester may apply to the Core Curriculum.