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Appointments for History Majors
In your appointment confirmation email, you will be provided with your advisor's personal Zoom link.
If you have a quick question, the best way to direct your request would be to email us at email@example.com. Depending on the nature of your
"Declare the History Major" Appointment
Current Liberal Arts students who wish to add or change to a history major can simply schedule an appointment with an advisor to do so.Schedule an Appointment
Internal Transfer Application
If you are a UT student not currently enrolled in Liberal Arts, you should submit the UT Austin internal transfer application. Once you have submitted the application, you will be required to meet with an advisor before you can declare.Submit Application
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Susan C. Somers
Academic Advising Coordinator
Susan’s time with the Department of History began in 2005 when she arrived in Austin to study early modern European history in graduate school. She began her career as an academic advisor for the Department in 2010. Over the years, she’s advised in History, Classics, and Philosophy, and in 2018 she returned home to Garrison Hall to lead the History advising team. Susan earned her BA in History and Philosophy from Washington & Lee University and her MA in History from The University of Texas at Austin. She is mom to two daughters who keep her busy with dance, Girl Scouts, and toddler-proofing. Her husband teaches Economics at ACC. She loves Star Wars, figure skating, and urban transit.