Frequently Asked Questions


UNIVERSITY STUDIES

WHAT DEGREE WILL I GRADUATE WITH IF I CHANGE MY MAJOR TO UNIVERSITY STUDIES?

    • Students who major in the University Studies program graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies. Like other degree programs at UTA, the University Studies degree plan consists of the core curriculum, the major, and electives.

I HAVE A LOT OF CREDITS IN A SUBJECT THAT IS NOT ON THIS LIST OF CONTENT AREAS. COULD I MAKE THIS ONE OF MY CONTENT AREAS INSTEAD?

    • The University Studies degree plan is designed to be flexible and to accommodate varying areas of interest. Your academic advisor has your best interests in mind when creating a degree plan that will help you complete your degree in a timely manner. Although there may be limitations on the number of credits a student can take in certain disciplines, your academic advisor will work with you to help you understand any limitations that might apply.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CONTENT AREAS ARE RIGHT FOR ME? DO I CHOOSE THEM MYSELF/NEED TO DECIDE ON THEM AHEAD OF TIME?

    • Your academic advisor will create a degree plan that uses as many of your previous credits as possible to provide the fastest route for you to graduate. Many students, particularly those who come into the program with substantially more than the 60, may already have 2 content areas underway or completed.  A student may still choose from any of the three content areas that interest them, or that they feel would be beneficial to them in their career. In those situations, your academic advisor will work with you to determine the 2 content areas that are the best fit.

CAN I TAKE ANY ONLINE COURSES THAT ARE OFFERED?

    • Many academic departments at UTA offer online courses that are not restricted to students in particular programs, but are offered generally to undergraduate students across disciplines. As a University Studies student, you may be eligible to take these courses. Be aware, these online courses are subject to availability and are often in high demand. UTA's Center for Distance Education has a guide showing how to search for online classes at UTA in MyMav.

GETTING STARTED

I RECENTLY APPLIED TO UTA (OR I HAVE JUST BEEN ADMITTED TO UTA). WHAT NEXT?

  • University Studies academic advisors can provide their best service to you if all of your transcripts have been evaluated and are posted in MyMav (UTA’s Student Information System). Once you are notified by Admissions that you have been admitted and that your transfer credit evaluation has been posted, please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor here. All questions about transfer credits must be directed to Admissions.

I AM INTERESTED IN THE UNIVERSITY STUDIES AND HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF PRIOR PROFESSIONAL AND LIFE EXPERIENCE. DO YOU OFFER ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR THIS? OR I HAVE MANY COLLEGE CREDITS ALREADY. HOW MANY OF THEM WILL COUNT, AND HOW MANY CREDITS WILL I HAVE LEFT?

    • Please see the following link for information from the Office of Admissions regarding the type of credit that can be accepted for transfer into UTA. Additionally, please visit UTA’s Testing Center for information regarding credit by examination.

I WAS PREVIOUSLY ADMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY STUDIES PROGRAM, BUT DID NOT ENROLL IN CLASSES AT THE TIME. I AM INTENDING TO RETURN TO UTA TO COMPLETE MY UNIVERSITY STUDIES DEGREE IN A FUTURE SEMESTER. CAN AN ADVISOR ASSIST ME IN DETERMINING WHAT CLASSES I SHOULD BE TAKING ELSEWHERE THAT WILL WORK ON MY DEGREE PLAN WHEN I RETURN?

ADDITIONAL/MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS

I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS NOT ANSWERED HERE. HOW CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR?

  • Please schedule an appointment with an academic advisor here. Advisors are available to see students on Wednesday evenings and the University Advising Center is also open on Saturday from 9am-1pm.