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Get to Know UGS Students

Students in the School of Undergraduate Studies can explore all the university has to offer before declaring a major. By learning about your interests, goals, and academic options first, you’re more likely to select a major you’ll stick with. Eighty-six percent of 2012 graduates who began UT enrolled in UGS graduated with the first major they declared.

Academic advisors and career counselors help students identify majors of interest, navigate internal transfer application processes, and make a plan to graduate in four years.

Meet successful UT students who started in Undergraduate Studies.


Students complete core coursework applicable to all degrees. Starting in Undergraduate Studies doesn’t slow students down; in fact, students who make educated decisions about their majors are often more efficient, spending less time taking courses for majors they don’t really want.