Prospective Students

What is University Studies?

To ensure that this degree program is the best option for you and your future goals, we require that all students complete an Intent to Declare University Studies which asks for a written statement regarding their motivations for pursuing a University Studies degree. Students who are considering pursuing a professional or graduate degree should conduct research about the requirements for the advanced degree and talk with a University Studies advisor to be sure the degree meets those requirements.

NOTE: Students cannot complete this request until they have completed at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework that could be applied to a degree plan at UT Arlington.

Students can schedule a Prospective Appointment for Univesity Studies or Finish@UT (University Studies all online program) by clicking here. The deadline to apply for the standard program for Spring 2019 is Monday, January 7, 2019; the deadline to apply for the Finish (online) program is Monday, December 3, 2018.  Students must submit the online request prior to these deadlines in order to transition to the University Studies degree program.  Once your request is submitted, you will receive an automatic email confirming that it was received.

Your next step is then to allow us up to 10 business days to process your request. Once it is processed, you will receive detailed instructions (at the email address you provide) on scheduling advising for the upcoming semester.

Your major will not be changed to University Studies until your first meeting with an advisor to develop your University Studies Degree Plan.

Review these guidelines before completing the request, then click the link below that best fits your needs.

How To Switch to University Studies

There are two paths for pursuing a Bachelor of Science in University Studies. Answer the questions below to determine if you are eligible for University Studies and which is the best path to choose.

Are you a current UT Arlington Student?

If you answered NO, you are not eligible for the program at this time. You must be an admitted student to complete the request. Contact the admissions office at the to determine the status of your application. Once you have been accepted to the university you can complete the request to switch to the University Studies program.

If you answered YES, continue with the following questions to determine the correct path to choose.


If you answered NO, you are not eligible for  the program at this time. Please contact the University Advising Center at 817/272-3140 to schedule an appointment with an undeclared advisor. Once you have completed 60 or more hours, you can complete the Intent to Change to the University Studies program.

If you answered yes to both of these questions pick either the on campus option (Standard) or the online option(Finish@UT).

  • Division of Student Success

    University Studies

  • Contact Us

    Location: Library 415


    Phone: 817-272-0777

    Fax: 817-272-3407

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  • Mailing Address:

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    Division of Student Success

    University Studies Degree Program

    Box #19240

    Arlington, TX 76019


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