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

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

Optional Information Session Dates:

  • Monday, August 28 (5:30-6:30) BRB 1.120
  • Wednesday, September 20 (2-3) BRB 2.136
  • Wednesday, Sept 27 (4-5) BRB 2.136
  • Monday, Oct 2 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Thursday, Oct 19 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Wednesday, Oct 25 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Thursday, Nov 2 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Wednesday, Nov 8 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Monday, Nov 13 (4-5) BRB 2.136
  • Thursday, Nov 30 ( 5:30-6:30) BRB 1.118
  • Monday, Dec 4 (2-3 ) BRB 2.136

Environmental Science

Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, September 19, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 11, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Thursday, November 9, 10:00-11:00am
  • Wednesday, December 6, 1:00-2:00pm

Government

  • Mon. September 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in BAT 5.108
  • Thur. October 5 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in BAT 5.108
  • Tues. October 10 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. in BAT 5.108

Sign up via this link to make your reservation: GOV Internal Transfer RSVP

STUDENTS MUST RSVP by 5 p.m. the day before their desired info session in order to attend

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 spring 2018 semester is Dec 1, 2017.

Information Sessions

  • Sept 7, 3:300 pm, CLA 1.302D
  • Sept 20, 10:00 am, CLA 1.302D
  • Oct. 3, 11:00 am, CLA 1.302D
  • Oct. 16, 4:00pm, CLA 1.302D
  • Nov. 2, 12:30 pm, CLA 1.302D
  • Nov. 15, 12:00 pm, CLA 1.302D
  • Dec. 1, 9:00 am, CLA 1.302D

Psychology

Application Deadlines:

Summer/Fall: May 1, 11:59pm

Spring: November 1, 11:59pm

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

Information session dates: 

Tuesday

September 26

2-3 pm

BUR 214

Monday

October 2

1-2 pm

BUR 214

Friday

October 13

3-4 pm

BUR 214

Tuesday

October 17

3:30-4:30 pm

BUR 214

Thursday

October 26

8:30-9:30 am

BUR 214

Wednesday

November 1

4-5 pm

BUR 214