College of Liberal Arts

Majors and Degrees

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The College of Liberal Arts offers students the largest number of majors of any college at The University of Texas at Austin. Students may choose majors in the humanities, social sciences, foreign languages, and interdisciplinary fields. 

Declaring a major

  • For current Liberal Arts Students: You must meet with the department's academic advisor to declare a major.
  • For University of Texas at Austin students currently enrolled in another college: You must complete a college change form in the Dean's office and meet with the department's academic advisor.
  • The College expects students to have a declared major by the time they have completed 60 credit hours.

Double Major vs. Dual Degree

A double major means that you have two majors that are the same degree, for example a Bachelor of Arts in both English and French. When you complete degree requirements, you will receive only one diploma. To add a second major in Liberal Arts, follow the process for declaring a major. A dual degree (sometimes called a simultaneous major) means that you are pursuing two different degrees, for example a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. You may have dual degrees from different colleges, but you must be admitted by both colleges. Adding a dual degree from another college becomes official during the first eight days of a semester.

African and African Diaspora Studies

American Studies

Asian American Studies


Asian Cultures and Languages

Asian Studies

Classical Languages

Classical Studies



Environmental Science (BS)

European Studies




German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies


Health and Society


Human Dimensions of Organizations


Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures

International Relations and Global Studies

Islamic Studies


Jewish Studies


Latin American Studies


Mexican American Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures


Plan II Honors

Psychology (BA or BS)

Religious Studies

Rhetoric and Writing

Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies


Sustainability Studies

Urban Studies

Women's and Gender Studies