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Major Exploration Course

UNIV 1131: Exploring Majors and Careers is a 1 credit, 10 week course offered every fall and spring semester.  The course includes interactive group activities, department representatives, and career and graduate school planning information. Instructors discuss the process and theories of major and career exploration, guide students through various self-assessment tools, teach students to examine, compare and evaluate potential degree options and facilitate student decision-making and provide campus resources. The course is designed with the following learning outcomes in mind:

  • Students will be able to identify interests, skills, values and personality; evaluate the impact that these factors have on career and educational decision-making.
  • Students will become familiar with the majors and minors offered at UTA. Students will learn to locate and utilize academic and career informational resources.
  • Students will practice basic search skills and strategies related to finding internships, employment, volunteer opportunities, or other career relevant experiences.
  • Students will develop decision-making skills and the ability to plan for self-determined goals.

Please contact a Major Exploration Advisor in the University Advising Center in 105 Ransom Hall or by email at to enroll in the course, or if you have any additional questions.

Fall 2014

UNIV 1131-002     Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00-11:50am 

UNIV 1131-003     Mondays/Wednesdays 10:00 - 10:50am

UNIV 1131-004     Mondays/Wednesdays 1:00 - 1:50pm

Read what other students have to say about the Major Exploration Course.

"The class helped me find my identity. I learned about characteristics that I didn’t know I had and this helped me choose a major."

"The in class speakers were beneficial because they gave us information about what to expect in each major at UTA."

"The class helped me eliminate major choices that did not fit me and my strengths. This shortened my list and then I used the MYPLAN site to research other careers and to make a final choice."

"I would tell my friends to take the class because it really helps you get a clear understanding of the different aspects to consider when choosing a major."

"The atmosphere in the class is open and comfortable so it is easy to ask questions and not feel weird."