Students in the College of Liberal Arts learn to think critically, communicate effectively and lead. Our curriculum emphasizes ethics, integrity, citizenship and awareness of global issues.
Liberal Arts majors:
The College of Liberal Arts offers students the largest number of majors of any college at UT Austin. Students may choose majors in the humanities, social sciences, foreign languages and interdisciplinary fields.
Liberal Arts majors craft their educational experiences to make them truly their own. In addition to the core curriculum and major requirements, Liberal Arts students complete additional requirements, including a foreign language, and the majority of students are required to select a minor, which may be completed inside or outside the College of Liberal Arts. Liberal Arts fosters intellectual independence by offering students many ways to fulfill their degree requirements.
Beyond the basic core curriculum and Liberal Arts requirements, Liberal Arts majors have ample opportunity to enrich their educational experiences. Thanks to Liberal Arts' flexible degrees, students who are interested in study abroad can find a program to complement their degree requirements. In addition, Liberal Arts majors have opportunities to engage in undergraduate research and earn internship credit. The College allows students to pursue double majors within the College or dual degrees with other colleges at the University and still complete their degree(s) in four years.
Liberal Arts graduates work in a wide variety of fields in local, national and international settings. Liberal Arts Career Services provides a full range of career coaching, recruiting and career education services to help students prepare for their future. LACS also connects students to internships and employers, further developing and enhancing their education at UT Austin and what comes after they receive their degree.
UTeach Liberal Arts provides a path to teacher certification for students interested in teaching middle and high school. Furthermore, students who major in languages other than English may earn early childhood through high school (EC-12) teacher certification.
To continue their education, many Liberal Arts graduates choose to go on to graduate, law or medical school.
Prospective students can register for Liberal Arts information sessions and special events through the Be a Longhorn website.