Academic programs in Schools & Majors
Not yet certain about the academic program you want to enter? Take some time to review the information in Why UT? Academics.
Major-Specific Requirements & Restrictions
Some majors require applicants to submit additional information or meet additional requirements beyond those for applying to the University. Review the requirements on the college/school pages listed here to find out whether the majors in which you are interested have any special requirements or restrictions. Doing so will help you to complete all the application requirements for the major(s) you select and will help you to understand any restrictions relating to admission to that major(s).
MORE ABOUT MAJORS
Major Selection and Admission Decisions
When you apply to UT Austin, you’ll be able to select both a first-choice major and a second-choice major. If you choose to make two selections, you’ll initially be considered for admission to your first-choice major. If you aren’t admitted to that major, you’ll be considered for your second-choice major.
If you decide you'd like to request a different major after you apply for admission, you'll need to submit your request online.
- Online major-change request: Use your UT EID and password to log in to MyStatus. From the Admission tab, click the button that reads "Change my majors" to complete the request.
Advising for Selected Majors
Some students pursue interests in special aspects of the major they select. Such students are able to obtain special academic advising to help them pursue their particular interests. Examples include “Prelaw” (code19), “Premedical, Predental, Preveterinary” (code14), and “Prepharmacy” (code 18).
Lists of special advising areas for each college and school are located in the “Advising and major codes” section of each semester’s Course Schedule on the Registrar’s web site.
If you are interested in special advising, fax (512-475-7478) or mail a request identifying your interest to the Office of Admissions, Attention: Special Advising. The Office of Admissions will note the request on your admissions application record. If you’re admitted, contact the special advising area to request assistance.