Minimum UTSA Residence Requirements

The following minimum UTSA residence requirements are in ac­cor­d­­ance with requirements established for all institutions in The University of Texas System and are requirements for all bachelor’s degrees:

  1. A minimum of 25 percent of the total number of semester credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree must be completed at UTSA before a degree can be conferred.
  2. Twenty-four of the last 30 semester credit hours applied to the degree program must be completed in residence, with the exception that among University of Texas System components, a student may, with the approval of the appropriate dean, transfer additional coursework to the program at the degree-granting institution.
  3. Of the minimum 39 upper-division semester credit hours required in all degree programs, 18 must be earned in UTSA courses.
  4. At least 6 semester credit hours of upper-division coursework in the major must be completed at UTSA. Additional hours in the major sequence may be required under individual UTSA degree plans.