Experiential Major Maps

Experiential Major Maps (EMM’s) are designed to help undergraduate students choose the correct courses needed to complete a degree at UTA as well as highlight important co-curricular activities.

WHAT IS AN EXPERIENTIAL MAJOR MAP?

Experiential Major Maps (EMMs) are created by representatives from each college, along with representation from the Career Center, the Registrar's Office, and Student Affairs. The development of EMMs is supported across the entire campus and staff and faculty are available to answer any questions you might have as you review the EMM that corresponds with your major. These documents integrate career, service and other experiential learning opportunities to help students get connected on campus. Following the map will help you achieve the Maverick Advantage!
The infographic below is a tool to help you learn how to read an EMM. Please click on it to enlarge it.

Get started! Click on the college of interest on the left to find your EMM 

Guide to reading an experiential major map.  Top row from left to right includes descriptions of the key pillars of the student experience, a road map for timing of student activity and maverick advantage opportunities. Key pillars of the student experience are academic and non-academic categories of student activity. Those categories are: Educate, Engage and Excel. They are listed in rows. Educate is a category that that lists activities regarding educational goals and requirements. Engage is a category that lists opportunities for students to get socially connected and engaged with other students through on campus organizations and other opportunities outside of campus that pertain to students major. Excel is a category that lists opportunities for students to go above and beyond what’s required. Those rows created by the key pillars are sectioned into columns. The columns are a road map for timing of student activity. The road map organizes these academic and non-academic activities on a timeline from freshman year through graduation. Maverick advantage is a separate section of opportunities that help students develop marketable skills through learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. All students need to participate in three of the five MavAdvantage activities before graduation. This section is presented on the right side of the EMM. This infographic includes an example of an EMM but the content is covered because it varies by major. 

Commonly asked questions

Have you chosen your major? If so, it’s time! UTA believes the first step toward supporting successful career outcomes for students is the selection of a major aligned to your career goals. Let your academic advisor, academic department, and the institution as a whole, help you stay well-informed about your decisions, and the path you have chosen. Experiential Major Maps will support your journey.

UTA wants you to be successful and to also have the best college experience possible. Experiential Major Maps support your academic journey. They also support and guide the activities with which you choose to engage. Your academic advisor and academic department can explain how to begin your journey – whether you’re a new freshman or new transfer student – and how to engage and excel!
We believe the Experiential Major Maps can provide an accurate vision of what your journey at UTA will look like – both academically and non-academically. The EMM’s are organized to highlight specific milestones in your academic career to encourage your participation in a diverse assortment of programming, like an internship before or during your final year.

We are aware that many students enter UTA as new transfer students and have completed several credit hours of coursework. Some students also enter UTA with dual credit or AP credit. Your journey belongs to you! You are trailblazing your own path and have determined your personal goals towards graduation. The Experiential Major Map will fit into your personal journey wherever you choose. We encourage students to engage in their EMM and share experiences with their academic advisor. 

It is best that you contact the advisor within your department of studies in order to create a degree plan that fits your circumstances if you cannot follow the sequence. Some classes must be taken in a particular order and your advisor will guide you through those.
Most of the information the EMM contains will apply to all undergraduate students, even transfer students. Your sequential plan of classes will vary once you transfer your credits in, but it is helpful for you to refer to the original sequence to monitor your progress. You can also still refer to pages 2 and 3 for guidance on academic and non academic requirements & opportunities, as well as explore the career choices and skill application on page 4 of your EMM .