Year One Liberal and Fine Arts

Program Description

Year One in Liberal and Fine Arts will prepare you to enter a bachelor’s degree in the field of your choice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Upon successful completion of this program and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may continue with your undergraduate studies at UTSA. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) includes 9 departments in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences. COLFA is responsible for one-third of all the instruction delivered at the University and serves all University students through the Core Curriculum. In addition, the College offers 19 major degree programs, 33 minors, and one certificate program. One-fourth of all UTSA undergraduate degree recipients annually are COLFA majors. COLFA faculty are among the University’s leading researchers, recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally. Faculty and their students play a major role in improving the community through the creation and application of new knowledge in numerous artistic, cultural, business, and public policy settings.


Scheduled date to begin instruction:
Fall 2024

 



Degree Path Progression

Where will this degree path take me?

  • B.A. in Anthropology
  • B.A. in Art
  • B.F.A. in Art
  • B.A. in Art History and Criticism
  • B.A. in Communication
  • B.A. in English
  • B.A. in American Studies
  • B.A. in History
  • B.A. in Spanish
  • B.A. in Modern Language Studies
  • Bachelor of Music
  • B.A. in Music
  • B.A. in Classical Studies and Humanities
  • B.A. in Medical Humanities
  • B.A. in Philosophy
  • B.A. in Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • B.A. in Global Affairs
  • B.A. in Political Science
  • B.A. in Politics and Law

Learn more about this degree program and complete requirements.

What do I need to progress?

Learn more about pathway entry and exit requirements.


Undergraduate Admission Requirements

UTSA students walking to classes

Admission Requirements

New students must complete the application to the UTSA International Pathway and submit required documentation to be considered for admission.

HOW TO APPLY TO UNDERGRADUATE PATHWAY

  1. Apply online at ApplyTexas.org or CommonApp.org
  2. Complete the “International” application
  3. Pay $70 application fee.
  4. Submit official high school or secondary school transcripts/mark sheets (plus English translation if in another language; 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Submit English language proficiency test scores

English Language Requirements

UTSA freshman writing in a notebook in the library

1-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent

 2-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

 3-Semester Pathway

  • TOEFL iBT 57 or equivalent

Sample Course Maps - B.A. in Global Affairs

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 3 Semester

3-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

15 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)
105 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)

 

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 57 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success I 3
Writing for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars I 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications 3
Total 12
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Writing for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars II 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
Total 15
Semester 3
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 2 Semester

2-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

12 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)
108 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)

 

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Writing for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success I 3
Academic Skills for Scholars II 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications 3
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3
Total 15
Semester 2
Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3
Total 15

[Sample Course Map] Undergraduate Program: Year One (Program), 1 Semester
1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

6 credit hours apply from pathway toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)
114 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (B.A. in Global Affairs)

Entry requirements
  • High School Diploma
  • 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Reading for Academic Success II 3
Communication for Academic Success II 3
Academic Skills for Scholars III 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications 3
Total 15

Tuition & Fees

UTSA offers top-quality education and services at a competitive price. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for Year One in Liberal and Fine Arts.


Housing & Dining Options

Campus Life

 Whether students join organizations to make friendships, serve within the city or further their careers, they thrive when they get connected to the UTSA and San Antonio communities. Discover all that is available to students seeking a vibrant campus life experience at UTSA.

 

Learn more

Live On Campus

For incoming students, UTSA offers several distinct housing options that are available in either a residence hall or apartment style on both the Main and Downtown Campuses. Each housing option comes with plenty of space for storage, studying, sleeping and socializing. 

 

Learn more

Dining Options

Dining on campus isn’t one size fits all.  UTSA Dining and Campus Services encourage students to review all available meal plans to determine the one that best fits their needs, budget, and dining style.

 

 

Learn more
Error processing SSI file