With our collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to education and research and abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, you’ll be able to choose the path that best prepares you to meet your academic, personal, and career goals at Tennessee’s flagship university.
Experiential learning is all about taking what you learn in the classroom and applying it to real world challenges. Undergraduates have the opportunity to do just that—learn through direct experience and intense reflection to increase your knowledge, acquire lifelong learning and problem-solving skills, and illuminate your values.
As a premier research-intensive institution, there are countless opportunities to engage in experiential learning through internships with organizations across various industries, undergraduate research experiences on and off-campus, service-learning courses that impact the community, and study abroad programs worldwide.
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From science labs to design studios, from engineering projects to art portfolios, and from religious studies to market analysis, the research opportunities for you are as diverse as they are abundant.
You pursue your questions and passions through research. At UT, you can connect with faculty; contribute to ground-breaking work; present at annual campus research exhibitions and national and international conferences; and strengthen your academic skills and competitiveness for graduate school, fellowships such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, and Rhodes, and for internships and post-graduate careers.
I get a lot of hands-on experience, which is something that a lot of people don’t get as an undergrad. Getting to be a part of case studies and research is huge.Ellie Riggs
We know the leap from high school to college can be daunting, especially when it comes to academics. UT provides resources to help you succeed in your classes, going beyond just getting an “A.”
Vol Success Team
One-On-One Tutoring & Learning Support
Vol Study Center
Language Resource Center
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