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Majors and Degrees

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. The majors offered include

African and African Diaspora Studies

Ethnic Studies


American Studies

Middle Eastern Studies

Ancient History and Classical Civilization

Middle Eastern Language & Culture


European Studies


Asian Cultures and Languages

  • Chinese
  • Hindi/Urdu
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malayalam
  • Sanskrit
  • Tamil


Plan II Honors




Psychology (BA or BS)


Religious Studies


Rhetoric and Writing


Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Asian Studies

International Relations and Global Studies

Scandinavian Studies

Classical Archaeology

Islamic Studies






Jewish Studies

Urban Studies



Women's and Gender Studies

Environmental Science (BS)

Latin American Studies


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. Some students will pursue passions, while others will prepare for particular careers. 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.


The College of Liberal Arts offers multiple honors experiences for students. Prospective first-year students are eligible to apply to Plan II and Liberal Arts Honors (LAH). Information about the programs and eligibility can be found on their websites and regular information sessions are held to help students determine which would be the best fit for them. Enrolled Liberal Arts students with at least 60 hours and a 3.5 University GPA are eligible to pursue graduation with College Honors under the Liberal Arts honors program by taking thee intensive upper-division LAH courses. Graduation with special honors in each department is also available in most majors. Students graduate with departmental honors after writing a senior thesis according to the requirements of each individual department.


Liberal Arts graduates work in a wide variety of fields, in local, national, and international settings. Liberal Arts Career Services (LACS) 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. Another office, 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 also choose to go on to graduate, law, and medical school.

To Learn More

Via the Be a Longhorn website, prospective students may register for Liberal Arts information sessions and special events.