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Undergraduate Program

The Philosophy Department at the University of Texas at Austin cultivates undergraduates by developing their cognitive skills in learning to think in an organized way about confusing and controversial questions. Students should expect to gain the ability to think logically, analyze and solve problems, assess proposed solutions, and the keen ability to write and speak clearly. Such transferable skills aid in the successes of these future professionals and scholars carrying on the tradition of our signature motto "What starts here changes the world".

The Philosophy Department is home to the exceptional philosophy journal Ex Nihilo. This student-run journal strives to create a space for students to develop their passion for philosophy and become better writers.

The Bouwsma Undergraduate Advising Center

Located in WAG 313, students can go there for advising, to meet and study with friends, and/or find information about UT resources.


Career Resources

Liberal Arts Career Services provides resources for career exploration, application material and interview preparation, and job and internship searches

Students can also meet with a career coach to discuss specific goals and questions

Interested in law school?

Aspiring law students can find information on upcoming pre-law events, financial resources, UT Law Fair, and resources for researching law schools on through Liberal Arts Career Services

Thinking about a Masters or PhD program after graduation? 

Liberal Arts Career Services graduate school resources can help you learn more about liberal arts advanced degrees, prepare for an eventual application and navigate the application process

Texas Career Engagement, available to all UT students, provides professional and graduate school planning resources

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