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Colleges / The University of Texas at El Paso

UT El Paso Academics

The University of Texas at El Paso requires a minimum of 120 semester credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program at UT El Paso, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits.

UT El Paso does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, UT El Paso has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 44% of students who started college at UT El Paso complete all the credits required within six years.

UT El Paso offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take at UT El Paso?

UT El Paso has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UT El Paso

When choosing a major, UT El Paso students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UT El Paso below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. UT El Paso does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does UT El Paso Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UT El Paso offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UT El Paso Have An Online Program?

UT El Paso has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UT El Paso Give Credit for AP Classes?

UT El Paso offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UT El Paso Have An Honors Program?

UT El Paso offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does UT El Paso Require Internships?

UT El Paso does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UT El Paso has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UT El Paso include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UT El Paso

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UT El Paso does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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UT El Paso Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Science
Latin American Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Women's Studies
Communication, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Education, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Special Education and Teaching, General
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Elementary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Construction Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Microbiology, General
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Natural Sciences
Computational Science
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Experimental Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security
Public Administration
Social Work
National Security Policy Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music Management
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Public Health, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor
Rehabilitation Science
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Construction Management
History, General
History, Other

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