Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at UT Dallas

Liberal Arts Honors Application and Requirements

The Liberal Arts Honors experience in the Hobson Wildenthal Honors College at the University of Texas at Dallas is a cohort program for students majoring in select disciplines in the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Applications are open to incoming freshmen who have been admitted to UT Dallas in one of the majors listed below.

Eligible Majors by College

Arts and Humanities Economics, Political, and Policy Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Historical Studies
  • Literary Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Criminology
  • Economics
  • Geospatial Information Sciences
  • International Political Econ
  • Political Science
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • American Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
*Undeclared majors considering one or more of the above majors are also eligible.

Admission Requirements and Procedure

Students must meet the minimum criteria below.

1410 (New) SAT
OR
31 ACT
AND Top 10% High School Class Rank
OR
3.6 High School GPA

Additionally, students must request and complete a short application. The review committee will consider information submitted during the university application process through the ApplyTexas portal.

To request an application, email liberalarts@utdallas.edu.

Program Requirements

New students admitted into the Liberal Arts Honors Cohort are required to complete the following courses during their first fall semester in the program:

  • GOVT 2306 (LAHC Section)
  • HONS 3199 (LAHC Section)

The Liberal Arts Program will continue to offer readings courses in subsequent semesters, but enrollment in those courses is optional.

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