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First-Year Student Resources

Academic Program Guides

Academic major guides provide specific information for each major offered at UT. You can research a specific major to find out career and salary information, and you can read about special programs and unique opportunities available within majors.  These guides are especially helpful if you are in your first year and are exploring possible majors or remain undecided in your choice of major.

Advising Center Websites

Want to research majors offered in other Colleges?  Check out the advising center contacts below to begin your search:

Career Services

It’s never too early to start thinking about potential careers!  On the career services website, you can find the What Can I Do With This Major? website to assist you in exploring major and career options.  Be sure to further explore major and career opportunities by taking one of their career assessments and speaking with a career counselor.  You can also find information on internship and job opportunities both on and off campus through Hire-a-Vol.

Center for Leadership & Service

The mission of the Center for Leadership & Service is to educate and engage all students to lead and serve the global community. Beginning your first year, you can develop your leadership skills or serve those in need by participating in the many opportunities available on campus or in the community!  Stop by their Resource Room in the UC, room 315, to learn more about getting connected. Also, be sure to check out the Emerging Leaders class for rising Sophomores.

College of Arts and Sciences Departments

Visit this link to find a comprehensive list of the College of Arts & Sciences departments and schools by division.

College Scholars

If you are a highly motivated, academically talented student who cannot attain your academic and career goals through the traditional requirements and structure of the College, College Scholars may be for you! Visit this website for more information on developing your own, specialized major through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Office of Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) staff assists students who have documented disabilities by providing them reasonable accommodations and services that allow for greater success in the classroom and at the University. For more information about the services offered, be sure to visit their website and meet with a member of their staff.

Office of Multicultural Student Life 

This office service to promote diversity and inclusion of all university students in order to impact societal equality on a local, state and global level.

In addition to the many service and leadership opportunities available within the Office of Multicultural Student Life, you can also contact this office for assistance in tutoring or attend one of their VOLS Success Seminars.

Go: get inVOLved

Enrich your undergraduate experience by getting involved in a campus organization. This website provides a directory of all the organizations available on campus.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting opportunity that allows you the ability to broaden your worldview and help you succeed in a more globalized society.  We suggest you meet with a programs abroad coordinator very early in your academic career to explore all options available to you and to start planning your study abroad experience now!

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

Through the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships, you can find out how to apply to nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, such as the Truman, Rhodes, Marshall or Fullbright. Staff will work with you to determine what fellowship would best fit your interests and assist you through the application process.

Student Success Center

The SSC first year student website offers information on First Year Studies 100, 101 and 129, as well as the Light the Torch: The First Year Experience program. Be sure to also read about their tips on preparing for your first year, and learn more about academic support opportunities available, such as Supplemental Instruction and Academic Coaching.

Tutoring

Need some additional assistance in one of your classes?  There are many options available! Check out the Student Success Center website for their online tutoring database that shows you all tutoring options at UT. You can also visit the Office of Multicultural Student Life tutoring website for additional information.  Many departments offer free assistance in their courses, such as the Math Tutorial Center, so be sure to check with them to inquire about assistance. The Writing Center will also provide you individualized assistance for all of your writing needs.

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