All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given in The University section. Students in the School of Architecture must also fulfill the following requirements.
- The University requires that the student complete in residence at least 60 semester hours of the coursework counted toward the degree. In the School of Architecture, 30 of these 60 hours must be in the major or in a field closely related to the major as approved by the dean.
- A candidate for a degree must be registered at the University either in residence or in absentia the semester or summer session the degree is to be awarded. Students are encouraged to contact their academic adviser to indicate their intent to graduate at the beginning of the semester or summer session in which they intend to graduate.
The undergraduate dean’s office prepares a degree audit for each currently enrolled student each semester. The degree audit lists the courses the student has taken, the degree requirements he or she has fulfilled, and the requirements that remain to be met. The student may also use the University’s interactive degree audit system, IDA, at any time. IDA is available at http://registrar.utexas.edu/students/degrees/ida/. It is the student’s responsibility to know the requirements for the degree as stated in a catalog under which he or she is eligible to graduate and to register so as to fulfill those requirements.