Selecting a Major
When you apply for admission, select the major you want most as your first choice. We will consider you for this major during our holistic review.
When selecting a major, you should choose one that you're most interested in as your first choice. Think about your interests and strengths, not just what you hope to do as a career. Remember that your major won't necessarily determine your career later on, so review the entire list before you decide.
Want to know more about available majors? Check out Wayfinder to explore your interests and the university’s majors all in one spot.
If you have questions about the major that's best for you, use our Counselor Finder to contact the UT Austin Admissions counselor working with your high school.
You also have the option of selecting a second-choice major when you apply. We consider applicants for their second-choice major in limited circumstances, including some situations related to honors programs and some in which applicants admitted to the university are not admitted to the major they selected as their first choice.
- Freshman Honors Programs are open only to students who apply to certain majors.
- Many majors offer admission only to the fall semester.
- Some majors have prerequisites or suggested preparatory coursework.
Double Majors and Minors
Want a double major? That’s something you’ll see about once you’re a student at UT Austin. When you apply for admission, select the major you want most and plan to speak with your academic advisor about a double major after you begin classes.
The same is true for students who are interested in minors. You’ll make decisions about a minor with help from your academic advisor after you begin classes.