College of Liberal Arts

Declaring a Liberal Arts Major

The first step to declaring most Liberal Arts majors is to make an appointment with an academic advisor in that department. If you are currently a student in another college at the University of Texas at Austin, please see the following about internal transfer.

Some Liberal Arts majors require that you first attend an information session. Below is a list of current semester sessions and links to the departments' internal transfer or advising policies.

Economics
Environmental Science
Government
Health and Society
International Relations and Global Studies
Psychology


Economics

Current UT students will need to submit an application to the Economics Department by stated deadlines and meet eligibility requirements in order to declare an Economics major.

Eligibility Requirements
Completion of the following courses with a grade of at least C minus in each:
  • ECO 304K & ECO 304L
  • M 408K & M 408L (or M408C and M408D, or M408N and M408S)
Application Deadlines
  • Fall admission: May 1
  • Spring admission: December 1
Information Sessions
August 27, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
September 4, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
September 19, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
September 28, 2018 11 a.m. - noon BRB 1.118
October 11, 2018 1 – 2 p.m. BRB 1.120
October 16, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
October 24, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
October 29, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
November 15, 2018 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. BRB 1.118
November 30, 2018 10 – 11 a.m. BRB 1.118

Environmental Science

Applications to EVS for students currently enrolled at UT Austin are accepted each spring for enrollment in the program the following academic year. Applicants should meet the following requirements to be competitive for internal transfer admissions:
  • Completion of or enrollment in at least one of the basic sequence courses in EVS (BIO 311C, CH 301, M 408C/K/N, and/or GEO 401/303/GRG 301C).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative UT GPA at the time of the application
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in completed basic sequence courses
Information Sessions
All of the following spring 2018 information session dates will be held in JGB 4.102 

September 18, 2018 10 - 11 a.m. JGB 4.102
October 17, 2018 2 – 3 p.m. JGB 4.102
November 15, 2018 11 a.m. - noon JGB 4.102
December 5, 2018 4 - 5 p.m. JGB 4.102

Government

Information Sessions
August 28, 2018 2 - 3 p.m. MEZ 1.102
August 29, 2018 4 - 5 p.m. PAR 301
August 30, 2018 11 a.m. -  noon JES A203A
Sign up via this link to make your reservation: GOV Internal Transfer RSVP

STUDENTS MUST RSVP by 4:30 p.m. the day before their desired info session in order to attend

Health and Society

Current UT students interested in declaring Health & Society must submit an internal transfer application.

Spring Admission Application

Application opens: October 1, 2018
Application deadline: December 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

To be considered for internal transfer into H S, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2.75 cumulative UT GPA with at least 12 hours in-residence taken for a letter grade.
  • Must be prior to fifth long semester in college, at UT Austin or at a previous institution. Transfer students entering the University with 4 or more semesters can only apply in their first semester at UT.
  • Submit a compelling essay response.

Information Sessions

Attendance at an internal transfer information session is highly recommended. The intent of the information session is to enhance your understanding of the major and help you determine if H S is the right major for you.

Interested students may schedule an advising appointment with the H S advisor during non-peak advising times by calling 512-471-5736.


International Relations and Global Studies

Internal transfer students must meet GPA criteria and have taken certain courses to apply. The application deadline for admission to the fall 2018 semester is May 1, 2018.

Information Sessions

September 6, 2018 11 a.m. RLP 1.302D
September 7, 2018 3 p.m. BAT 5.108
September 19, 2018 3 p.m.  RLP 1.302D
October 2, 2018 3:30 p.m. RLP 1.302D
October 15, 2018 10 a.m. RLP 1.302D
November 2, 2018 noon RLP 1.302D
November 15, 2018 9 a.m. RLP 1.302D
November 28, 2018 11 a.m. RLP 1.302D
December 3, 2018 4 p.m. RLP 1.302D

Psychology

Internal transfer students must meet GPA criteria and have taken a psychology class in residence.

Application Deadlines
  • Summer/Fall: May 1, 11:59 p.m.
  • Spring: November 1, 11:59 p.m.
Information Sessions
September 25, 2018 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. BUR 228
October 1, 2018 2 - 3 p.m. BUR 214
October 12, 2018 3 - 4 p.m.  BUR 214
October 16, 2018 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. BUR 208
October 24, 2018 9 - 10 a.m. BUR 214
November 1, 2018 4 - 5 p.m. BUR 214