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Academic Inquiry & Scholarship

Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (AIS) is a core curriculum course required for all first-time freshmen and students entering the university with less than 30 hours. In the course, students have the opportunity to build and enhance the fundamental skills necessary for success in college, explore majors related to their interests, and engage in career exploration consistent with their professional goals.

AIS courses are organized around areas of interest. Students should consult with their adviser to determine the best course to meet their needs.

  • AIS 1203 – Exploratory
  • AIS 1223 – Arts and Humanities
  • AIS 1233 – Business
  • AIS 1243 – Engineering, Mathematics, and Science
  • AIS 1253 – Interdisciplinary Education
  • AIS 1263 – Life and Health Sciences
  • AIS 1273 – Social Sciences

Learn more about what you can expect from your First-Year Experience at UTSA!

Academic Studies

Each incoming student is placed in an Academic Studies based on their major. UTSA has seven Academic Studies to help orient students into discovering their passion and future careers.

Click on the Academic Studies below to find your major!


Exploratory Studies

  • BA Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Undeclared

Arts and Humanities Studies

  • BA American Studies
  • BA Art
  • BA Art History and Criticism
  • BA Classical Studies and Humanities
  • BA English
  • BA English - Creative Writing
  • BA English - English Language Arts and Reading
  • BA English - Professional Writing
  • BA History
  • BA Medical Humanities - Health Careers
  • BA Medical Humanities - Pre-Medicine
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Community, Family, Child option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Anthropology option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - History option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Literary & Cultural Studies option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Nonprofit Management option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Political Science option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Sociology option
  • BA Mexican American Studies - Spanish option
  • BA Modern Language Studies
  • BA Music
  • BA Philosophy
  • BA Spanish
  • BA Women's Studies
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Music - Composition
  • Bachelor of Music - Music Marketing
  • Bachelor of Music - Music Performance
  • Bachelor of Music - Music Studies
  • BFA Art

Business Studies

  • BA Economics
  • BBA Accounting
  • BBA Accounting/MACY integrated program
  • BBA Actuarial Science
  • BBA Cyber Security
  • BBA Economics
  • BBA Finance
  • BBA Finance - Corporate Finance
  • BBA Finance - Financial Institutions
  • BBA Finance - Investment Management
  • BBA Information Systems
  • BBA Information Systems - Cyber Analytics
  • BBA Information Systems - IT Project Management
  • BBA Management
  • BBA Management - HRM
  • BBA Management Science
  • BBA Management Science - Business Analytics
  • BBA Management Science - Supply Chain Management
  • BBA Marketing
  • BBA Marketing - SET
  • BBA Online Cyber Security
  • BBA Real Estate Finance and Development
  • BS Statistics and Data Science

Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences Studies

  • BA Chemistry
  • BA Geology
  • BA Physics
  • BS Architecture
  • BS Biomedical Engineering
  • BS Chemical Engineering
  • BS Chemistry
  • BS Civil Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering
  • BS Computer Engineering/MS integrated program
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Computer Science - Computer and Information Security
  • BS Computer Science - Software Engineering
  • BS Construction Science and Management
  • BS Electrical Engineering
  • BS Electrical Engineering/MS integrated program
  • BS Geology
  • BS Interior Design
  • BS Mathematics 
  • BS Mathematics - General Math Studies
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS Physics

Interdisciplinary Education Studies

  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - 4-8 Bilingual Generalist Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - 4-8 ESL Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - 4-8 Generalist Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - 4-8 Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - 4-8 Mathematics/Science Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-6 Bilingual Generalist Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-6 ESL Generalist Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-6 Generalist Certification
  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies - EC-12 Special Education Certification
  • BA Multicultural Early Childhood Development - Early Dual Immersion
  • BA Multicultural Early Childhood Development - Early Intervention
  • BS Kinesiology - Physical Education

Life and Health Science Studies

  • BA Medical Humanities
  • BS Biochemistry
  • BS Biology
  • BS Biology - Integrative
  • BS Biology - Cell & Molecular
  • BS Biology - Grades 7-12 Teaching
  • BS Biology - Neurobiology
  • BS Biology - Plant
  • BS Environmental Science
  • BS Microbiology & Immunology
  • BS Multidisciplinary Science
  • BS Health (Community Health and Preventive Services Specialization)
  • BS Kinesiology
  • BS Kinesiology - Athletic Training
  • BS Kinesiology - Kinesiology & Health Science
  • BS Nutrition and Dietetics
  • BS Public Health - Health Promotion & Behavioral Science

Social Sciences Studies

  • BA Anthropology
  • BA Communication
  • BA Communication - Digital Communication
  • BA Communication - Public Relations
  • BA Criminal Justice
  • BA Geography and Environmental Sustainability
  • BA Geography and Environmental Sustainability - Social Studies Teaching
  • BA Global Affairs
  • BA History
  • BA History - Social Studies
  • BA Multidisciplinary Studies
  • BA Political Science
  • BA Political Science - Social Studies Teaching
  • BA Politics and Law
  • BA Psychology
  • BA Sociology
  • Bachelor of Public Administration
  • BS Public Health - Epidemiology & Disease Control