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Welcome to UGS

The School of Undergraduate Studies is home to students who are exploring majors. Our advisors and career counselors are excited to meet you and introduce you to resources that will help you select your major and identify potential careers.

As a new student, you should

Learn about resources and activities for freshmen and student enrolled in the PACE program.

Learn about next steps for transfer students, students new to UT who have attended another college or university since graduating from high school.

Undergraduates already enrolled in another college or school at the university should stop by the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling to discuss internally transferring to the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Four-semester Rule

As a UGS student, you have four long semesters before you must declare a major. This rule applies to freshmen and transfer students, although transfer students are encouraged to decide on a major within their first year at UT. If you transferred into UGS from another college or school at UT after your first year, you can stay in UGS for two long semesters.