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Undergraduate Advising

Degree Plan

The Patriot Advisement Report is your official degree plan. You may access your PAR at any time from within your myUTTyler account. Go to: System Access -- Student Center -- then Academics.

It is important that you major and minor program information be correct in your Patriot Advisement Report. However, you may find that it is not. Fortunately, the solution is simple. Go to the Forms Library of the Registrar's site ( and print a Change of Major form or a Change of minor form. The form must be signed by your College Advisor, either Dr. Millett or Ms. Harding, and returned to the Enrollment Services Center located at ADM 230.

Sometimes the PAR will read a course under a different requirement category than it ought to. Fortunately, the solution for this is simple, also. Just contact your College Advisor (Dr. Millett or Ms. Harding), and we can take care of most repairs.

The goal is that, when you enroll in your final classes, your PAR will collapse. This means that you are 'good to graduate' pending successful completion of your currently enrolled classes.

Earning Advanced (Upper-Level) Hours

All students earning a bachelor's degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete at least 42 hours at the advanced or upper-level. This is defined as 3000- and 4000-level courses (ie., the first digit of the course number is either a 3 or a 4). Most of your 42 hours will come from your major and minor coursework taken at the upper level while at UT Tyler. The balance of upper-level hours will be free electives. Be sure to reach 42 upper-division hours since completing your major and minor requirements may or may not add up to that number.

Foreign Language Requirement (B.A. Degree)

Students seeking a bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete four semesters (12 hours minimum) of an approved foreign language. Students may complete this requirement by passing a written examination approved by the foreign language faculty.

Pre-Med and Pre-Dental Advising

Students who intend to pursue medical, dental or veterinary training after graduation should consult the Pre-Med Advisor for information on the appropriate undergraduate courses to take. Please visit the Pre-Professional Tracks site:

Contact Information

Dr. Michael Millett (

Ms. Stephanie Harding (