University College is a dynamic and diverse academic hub that caters to students with unique academic interests and goals. We house a range of programs and services that are designed to provide a solid foundation for academic success and personal growth.

What is University College?

University College offers innovative interdisciplinary degree programs at the doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s levels, as well as fully online certificate programs. We are home to the Academic Introduction and Strategies (AIS) program, Multidisciplinary Studies program, the Writing Program, Dual Credit program, and Army and Air Force ROTC. 

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Degrees & Programs

MDST Degree Program

Multidisciplinary Studies

The Multidisciplinary Studies program allows students to create a customized degree (B.A.) or to choose a prescribed niche program (B.A. and B.S.)

Academic Inquiry and Scholarship Program

Academic Introduction & Strategies

The Academic Introduction and Strategies (AIS) program helps first-time freshmen 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.

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The Writing Program

The Writing Program offers the writing courses that fulfill the requirements of the university's core curriculum and assists our students in developing and polishing their writing skills.

UTSA's Air Force ROTC Program

Air Force ROTC

The goal of the UTSA Air Force ROTC Program is to provide information about the detachment to the public, prospective cadets and parents.

UTSA's Army ROTC Program


The UTSA Army ROTC Program is an educational program designed to prepare men and women for succeeding in college, becoming Army officers, and developing in their chosen career.




Undergraduate Degree Programs


Undergraduate Concentrations


Graduate Degree Programs


Certificate Programs

University College Events

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Hospitality & Events Management Internship Fair

Interested in amazing internship opportunities within the hospitality and events management industry?




MS in AI Speaker Series

Our next guest in the Artificial Intelligence speaker series is Dr. Zijie Zhang. Learn about his machine learning and AI research.




Paleta Palooza

Take a study break and enjoy a refreshing treat!

University College News

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Multidisciplinary Studies class

March 14, 2024

UTSA offers customizable master's degree to meet workforce needs

Published by UTSA Today

The new Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in multidisciplinary studies will give students the flexibility to create their own degree to advance their unique career goals by combining any two graduate certificate programs at the university.

Derek Rodriguez

December 6, 2023

Cancer-free for 20 years, Derek Rodriguez turns setbacks into success

Published by UTSA Today

At a young age, UTSA doctoral student Derek Rodriguez was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that forms in the body’s soft tissue and most often affects children.

Devin White

December 5, 2023

Devin White among first graduates of UTSA’s artificial intelligence master’s program

Published by UTSA Today

Devin White ’21 will cross the stage this weekend as one of UTSA’s first graduates with a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, a program that began at the university last fall.