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Larry D. Carver, Director CLA 2.104, Mailcode G6210, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3458

Liberal Arts Honors

The Liberal Arts Honors Program gives some of the university's best students tools they need to change the world.

With small classes, top professors, individualized coursework, and an active learning community, Liberal Arts Honors broadens students’ worldview and prepares them to lead. Students call this program the best of both worlds—the personal attention of a small liberal arts college with the resources of a major research institution.

Since 1990 Liberal Arts Honors has provided gifted students with special opportunities for enriched learning and recognition at every level of their academic careers. Almost 500 students, including 120 freshmen, participate in the program each year.

In addition to taking honors coursework focusing on reasoning, research, and writing, Liberal Arts Honors students are encouraged to study abroad and become global citizens. Nearly all participate in internships to help them build professional networks, and define themselves.

Prospective students considering attending The University of Texas at Austin with a commitment to a Liberal Arts education are encouraged to visit campus, visit us, and attend a prospective student information session to experience first hand all that the Liberal Arts Honors Program has to offer!

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Linda Mayhew Receives National Advising Award

Liberal Arts Honors and Humanities Advising Coordinator receives Outstanding Advising award, one of just twelve awards given out nationwide for 2014.

Five LAH Students Recognized as Dean's Distinguished Graduates, Four Receive Honorable Mention

The prestigious award is given each year to 12 Liberal Arts graduating seniors.

Congratulations to Sarah Lusher and David Oh, who started with LAH as incoming first year students and Ana Laura Rivera, a Humanities honors major. Rebekah Rodriguez and Philip Tryon, who joined LAH as upper-division students, were also named Dean's Distinguished Graduates. We're also very proud of our four students who received Honorable Mention: Jamie Hill, Thad Kull, Philip Wiseman, and Ben Wollam.

Congratulations to Sophia Softky, Recipient of Kathy and Philip Patman Endowed Scholarship

Sophia currently is writing her thesis for her Humanities contract on "Critical Theory." The Patman Scholarship is awarded to either a Liberal Arts Honors or Plan II student each year for outstanding work on the thesis.

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