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Click on any student to learn more about his or her School of Undergraduate Studies experience.

Haley Edmondson
Undeclared

Haley’s hard work and academic achievements have earned her the title of College Scholar. Haley entered UT as a geology major, but transferred to UGS where she explored her options and...

“Work hard but relax. Grades are not everything, and it is more important to find what you love and do it. Do everything with excellence.”

Natalie Arevalo
English

Natalie spent four semester in UGS exploring majors and participating in UGS Council, ...

“Immediately after graduating from high school I was overwhelmed with the prospect of having to decide what I was going to do for the rest of my life. Being accepted to UGS and being given the time to explore and discover what it is I really wanted to study shattered that narrow idea for me.”

Bradley Worsham
Finance

Bradley spent four semesters in UGS working to achieve his goal of transferring into McCombs School of Business. With the help of his advisor and his entrepreneurship FIG, he...

“I can speak from experience and say that employers will be impressed with the patience and dedication to your goal that results from your time in UGS, as well as the experiences you will have that can arise only by spending time in the School of Undergraduate Studies.”

Kim Do
Human Biology

Kim’s undergraduate research topic is In-School Food and Beverage Marketing

“Challenges have become fun problem-solving tasks for me rather than frustrations in my research experience.”

Danny Xu
Undeclared

Danny’s outstanding academic record has earned him the title of Distinguished Scholar. Danny entered UT wanting to study chemical engineering. After exploring his interests, he now plans to major in pre-med biochemistry...

“Be open about new experiences—you might be able to find a life goal that was completely different than what you originally intended.”

Jensen Blezinger
Corporate Finance
Accounting

Jensen spent four semesters at UGS and explored different options in the McCombs School of Business before declaring Corporate Finance as her major. She will be working at Silicon Valley Bank in California after graduation.