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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES FOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000

Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes in degree requirements in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The University of Texas at Austin Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The changes have been endorsed by the dean and were approved by the faculty and the Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on January 27, 2000. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by March 24, 2000.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 18, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500. No-protest deadline has been extended from March 3, 2000 to March 24, 2000.


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PROPOSED CHANGES FOR DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000



On page 384, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "Majors and Minors," make the following changes.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry majors must take Mathematics 408C and 408D and eight semester hours of physics: either Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; 339K, 339L, [353] 353M, 153K, 455 or 456, 369L, and 370.

Minor for biochemistry majors: At least twelve semester hours of coursework in [biological sciences] biology chosen from the following courses, including at least three hours in each area:

1. Genetics: [Microbiology 366 or Zoology 325,] Biology 325 or 366, and [Zoology 362] Biology 366R.
2. Cellular and developmental biology: [Biology 303 or Botany 323K, Microbiology 360 or Zoology 328K, Botany 331, Microbiology 226 and 129K, 228, 330, 362, and Zoology 320 and 321] Biology 211 and 212, or 320; 126L and 226R; 226T; 330; 331L; 347 or 360K; and 349.
3. Physiology: [Botany 328, Zoology 351, 361K, 365L or 371L, and 365N] Biology 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, and 365S.

The student must complete all courses in the major and the minor with a grade of at least C.

Justification: To reflect changes taking place in the School of Biological Sciences.



On page 384, in the section "BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I," subsection "Majors and Minors," make the following changes.

Chemistry

Mathematics 408C and 408D and Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L are required of all students majoring in chemistry.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 610A, 610B, and 210C, or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; 353, 153K, 354 or, 354L, 154K, 456, 376K.

Minor for chemistry majors: Either (1) twelve [Twelve] semester hours of biology, [botany and/or zoology,] geological sciences, mathematics, [microbiology, or] physics[;], or, with written consent of the department chairman and approval of the dean, [twelve semester hours in a subject] a field of study outside the College of Natural Sciences; or (2) Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E. The second option fulfills the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program; students who complete this minor may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 376. Students should note that Mathematics 341 is a prerequisite for Computer Sciences 323E.


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A grade of at least C is required in all courses counted toward the major and minor requirements.

Justification: By making the Scientific Computation Option a part of the student's degree program, we are filling the need expressed by many students who want to learn about computing as it applies to their disciplines. It will enable this department to incorporate more computing into its curricula, thereby increasing students’ marketability after graduation.



On pages 386-387, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOCHEMISTRY

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is intended to prepare students for professional careers as chemists, either upon graduation or after graduate study in chemistry or related fields. In addition, it may serve as the basis for work in many areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, pharmacology, patent law, business, and environmental science. The computation option is intended to prepare students for the workplace by giving them opportunities to develop hands-on computation skills.

PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO BOTH OPTIONS

1.
[English] Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
2.
[Courses 506 and 507 or the equivalent in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student’s score on the placement test. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.] Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to that shown by completion of course 506. This requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination; it may not be fulfilled by coursework taken on the pass/fail basis.
         Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their foreign language deficiency.
3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
4.
Six semester hours of American history.
5.
Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
6.
Mathematics 408C and 408D. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 [or 304E] without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
7.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
8.
One of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
9.

Six semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering, chosen from the following courses: Biology 302, 206, Chemical Engineering 317,


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  Computer Sciences 304P, Electrical Engineering 316, 319K, Engineering Mechanics 306S, 314, 319, Geological Sciences 401, 303, 404C, 405, 312K, 416K, 416M, Microbiology 226 and 129K, 228, Nutrition 342, 344, 144M, 370, and Physics 315 and 115L. An upper-division science or engineering course not listed here may be counted toward this requirement if (a) it is designed for science or engineering majors, (b) it has as a prerequisite a course designed for science or engineering majors, or (c) it has as a prerequisite a course required for the degree. Courses used to fulfill this requirement should be chosen to reinforce the student’s program and must be approved by the undergraduate adviser. The following courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement: Aerospace Engineering 327, 363L, Astronomy 321, 324, 367M, Chemical Engineering 357, 376K, Mathematics 333L, 469K, Mechanical Engineering 320, 353, and Zoology 352.]
[10.] 9.

At least eighteen [additional] semester hours in [the biological sciences,] biology, chosen from the following list. These eighteen hours must include at least three hours of upper-division coursework and at least [one course] three hours in each of the following areas[:]; a single course may not fulfill this requirement in more than one area.

a.
Genetics: [Microbiology 366 or Zoology 325, and Zoology 362] Biology 212, 325 or 366, 366R.
b.
Cellular and developmental biology: [Biology 303, Botany 323K or Zoology 320, Botany 331, Microbiology 226 and 129K, 228, 330, Microbiology 360 or Zoology 328K, Microbiology 362, Zoology 321, and 322K] Biology 211, 212, 320, 331L, 126L, 226R, 226T, 330, 344, 347, 349, 360K.
c.
Physiology: [Botany 328, Zoology 351, 361K, 365L or 371L, and 365N] Biology 214, 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, 365S.
[11.] 10.

At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:

a.
General chemistry: Chemistry 301, 302, and either 204 or 317.
b.
Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
c.
Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 369L, and 370.
d.
Physical chemistry: Chemistry [353 and] 153K and 353M.
e.
Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
[f.
Six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431,* 341,* 354, 354L, 367L, 369K,* 375K or 475K, and 376K.* At least three of these hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk fulfill this laboratory requirement. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.]
[12.] 11.
At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
[13.] 12.
At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed in residence at the University.
[14.] 13.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of [132] 127 semester hours.

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: BIOCHEMISTRY

14.
At least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or computer sciences.
15.
Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science and engineering majors may be counted. A course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it.
16.
.In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431,* 341,* 354, 354L, 367L, 369K,* 375K or 475K, and 376K.* At least three of these hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk fulfill this laboratory


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requirement. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.

OPTION II: COMPUTATION

Students who complete option II also fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 376.

14.
Mathematics 340L or 341.
15.
Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
16.
Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E.
17.
In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete three hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431, 341, 354, 354L, 367L, 369K, 375K or 475K, and 376K.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-17 and the college requirements given on page 379. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement [11] 10 of the prescribed work above.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student must consult the undergraduate adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work.

Justification: By making the Computation Option a part of the student's degree program, we are filling the need expressed by many students who want to learn about computing as it applies to their disciplines. It will enable this department to incorporate more computing into its curricula, thereby increasing students’ marketability after graduation.



On pages 393-394, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

[Two degree plans] Three degree plans lead to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. [The first] Option I, chemistry, is intended to prepare students for professional careers as chemists, either upon graduation or after graduate study in chemistry or related fields. Option II, computation, is intended to prepare students for the workplace by giving them opportunities to develop hands-on computation skills. [The second degree plan] Option III is intended to prepare students to enter the teaching profession. In addition, [either plan] these plans may serve as the basis for work in many areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, pharmacology, patent law, business, computation, or environmental science. After general chemistry courses, depending on his or her background, the student makes an intensive core study of some of the major areas of chemistry–organic, physical, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. The chemistry coursework in this degree plan culminates in approximately three semesters of advanced work, allowing each student to study more broadly by taking courses in some areas of chemistry not covered in the core courses, such as macromolecular chemistry, biochemistry, or other areas of physical chemistry, or more deeply by taking advanced special topics courses in areas of special interest and by undertaking research projects. Throughout the curricula, emphasis is placed on laboratory experience–synthesis, separations and analysis, structure identification and determination, measurement of rates of reactions, determinations of energy changes accompanying reactions. Supporting work in mathematics and physics is an integral part of the degree


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program. Compared to the program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree programs are more thorough and demanding and potentially more rewarding to the student planning a career in chemistry.

[PRESCRIBED WORK] PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1.
[English] Rhetoric and Composition 306 and English 316K. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.
2.
[Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student’s score on the appropriate language placement test. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.] Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to that shown by completion of course 506. This requirement may be fulfilled by credit by examination; it may not be fulfilled by coursework taken on the pass/fail basis. Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
        Students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language must take the first two semesters in a language without degree credit to remove their language deficiency.
3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
4.
Six semester hours of American history.
5.
Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
6.
Mathematics 408C and 408D and at least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or [upper-division] computer sciences. Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 [or 304E] without degree credit to remove their deficiency.
7.
Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.
8.
Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L.
9.

At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:

a.
General chemistry: Chemistry 302 and 317.
b.
Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
c.
Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 153K, [354] 354L, and 154K.
d.
Inorganic chemistry: Chemistry 431.
e.
Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 456 and 376K.
[f.
Nine additional hours of upper-division coursework chosen from the following: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 341,* 354L, 367L, 368, 369, 369K,* 369L, 370, 375K, and 475K. At least three of these nine hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward requirement f when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.]
[10.
Six semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering, chosen from the following courses: Biology 303, 206, Chemical Engineering 317, Computer Sciences 304P, Electrical Engineering 316, 319K, Engineering Mechanics 306S, 311M, 314, 319, Geological Sciences 401, 303, 404C, 405, 312K, 416K, 416M, Microbiology 226 and 129K, 228, and Physics 315 and 115L. An upper-division science or engineering course not listed here may be counted toward this requirement if it (a) is designed for science or engineering majors, (b)


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  has as a prerequisite a course designed for science or engineering majors, or (c) has as a prerequisite a course required for the degree. Courses used to fulfill this requirement should be chosen to reinforce the student’s program and must be approved by the undergraduate adviser.]
[11.] 10.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
[12.] 11.
At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed in residence at the University.
[13.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of 132 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.]

ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: CHEMISTRY

12.
In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete nine hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 341,* 354, 367L, 368, 369, 369K,* 369L,* 370, 375K, and 475K. At least three of these nine hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward this requirement when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.
13.
Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science and engineering majors may be counted. A course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it.
14.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.

OPTION II: COMPUTATION

Students who complete option II also fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion. The Elements of Computing Program is described on page 376.

12.
Mathematics 340L or 341.
13.
Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
14.
In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 341,* 354, 367L, 368, 369,* 369K,* 369L, 370, 375K, and 475K. At least three of these six hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward this requirement when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.
15.
Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E.
16.
Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.

[SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-17 and the college requirements given on page 379. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 9 of the prescribed work above.



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ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The following order of work is recommended as a typical minimum program. It assumes that the student has high school credit in trigonometry, college algebra, and the first semester of general chemistry; is able to earn credit by examination for Chemistry 301; and is able to score well enough on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I test to take Mathematics 408C in the first semester of the freshman year. Many students meet some of the following course requirements by credit by examination. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.

First year: Chemistry 302 and 317; English 306; Mathematics 408C and 408D; Physics 301 and 101L (to be taken after Mathematics 408C); three semester hours to fulfill requirement 5 and three hours to fulfill requirement 7 under "Prescribed Work."

Second year: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 10 under "Prescribed Work"; English 316K; courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language; Physics 316 and 116L; an upper-division mathematics course (such as Mathematics 427K) or an upper-division computer sciences course.

Third year: Chemistry 353, 153K, 354, 456; three semester hours of foreign language for which course 507 or the equivalent is prerequisite; six semester hours of American government; six semester hours of American history; three semester hours of electives; a three-semester-hour elective to fulfill requirement 1 under "Prescribed Work"; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 10 under "Prescribed Work."


Fourth year: Chemistry 431, 154K, 376K, and enough additional semester hours to meet the requirement of at least forty-two hours of chemistry. The student must also take enough additional coursework to fulfill requirements 11, 12, and 13 under "Prescribed Work." It is recommended that the majority of the elective courses taken to fulfill requirements 11 and 13 be chosen from upper-division courses in chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, microbiology, physics, and zoology. Physics 315 and 115L are recommended for students planning a graduate program.]

Justification: Due to the increasing requirements for expertise in the computer sciences and technical areas, the foreign language requirements have been reduced. Students will be required to take more courses that better prepare them for a more technical world.

Justification: By making the Computation Option a part of the student's degree program, we are filling the need expressed by many students who want to learn about computing as it applies to their disciplines. It will enable this department to incorporate more computing into its curricula, thereby increasing students’ marketability after graduation.



On pages 394-395, in the section "DEGREES," make the following changes.

[BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY: TEACHING OPTION]

OPTION III: TEACHING

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a secondary school teacher in Texas, but completion of the program does not guarantee the student's certification. For information about additional certification requirements, [see chapter 5 of this catalog and] consult [the University's teacher certification officer in the College of Education] the UTeach program coordinator.

[Completion of the program usually requires 125 to 144 semester hours of coursework.]


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  [PRESCRIBED WORK]

[1.

English 306, and 316K, and three additional semester hours in English; English 309K or 309L is recommended. In addition, in taking courses to fulfill other degree requirements, the student must complete two courses certified as having a substantial writing component; one of these courses must be upper-division. The additional required course(s) in English may be counted toward this requirement if certified to contain a substantial writing component. If the writing requirement is not fulfilled by courses specified for the degree, the student must fulfill it either with electives or with coursework taken in addition to the number of hours required for the degree. Courses with a substantial writing component are identified in the Course Schedule.]
[2.
Either two years of high school coursework in a single foreign language or courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language. For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.]
[3.
Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.]

[4.

Six semester hours of American history.]

[5.

Psychology 301.]
[6.] 12.
In place of the mathematics courses listed in requirement 6 above, students must complete Mathematics 305G, 408C, and 408D. [Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who enter the University with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 or 304E without degree credit to remove their deficiency.]
[7.] 13.
To fulfill requirement 7 above, students must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U. [Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]

[7.

Three semester hours in architecture, art (including art history, design, studio art, visual art studies), classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts, music (including music, instruments, ensemble), philosophy (excluding courses in logic), or theatre and dance.]

[8.

Six semester hours in human development, consisting of one course from each of the following groups:
a.
Child Development 313, Educational Psychology 332, 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development), Psychology 304, 309, 333D, or 339.
b.
Applied Learning and Development 322 or Psychology 345.
[9.
Eighteen semester hours in education: Curriculum and Instruction 331C, 332S, 667S (Student Teaching in Secondary Schools: Science), 370S (Topic 2: Science), and 371 (Topic 18: Critical Issues in Schooling).]
[10.
Documented evidence of proficiency in oral communication. Proficiency is assessed in Curriculum and Instruction 332S. Students who lack proficiency must take Speech 305, 319, Theatre and Dance 303, 303C, or 326.]
[11.
Documented evidence of proficiency in computing or credit for three semester hours in computer sciences, data processing, management information systems, or coursework intended to provide computer literacy. A proficiency examination in computer literacy is available through the College of Education.]

[12. At]

14. In place of requirement 9 above, students must complete at least thirty-four semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
a.
General chemistry: Chemistry 301, 302, and either 204 or 317.
b.
Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.

c.
[Physical chemistry and biochemistry: Two of the following:] Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K[,] and 339L, or Chemistry 369. [353, 354.]
d.
Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 353M, or 354L.

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[d.] e.
Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
[e.] f.
[Chemical education: Chemistry 368, 644A, 144K, 644B, and 144L.] Chemistry 369K (Topic: Research Methods) or, with the consent of the UTeach program coordinator, an upper-division chemistry course that includes a substantial research component.
[The student must earn a grade point average of at least 2.50 in chemistry courses taken at the University and counted toward this requirement.]

[13.] 15.

One of the following:

a.

For students seeking composite certification in science: Biology [302 and 303] 211, 212, 213 or 214, and 205L, 206L or 208L; and [twelve semester hours of additional coursework in the College of Natural Sciences, including at least two upper-division courses,] six semester hours in geological sciences [, and six semester hours in either physics, biology, or geological sciences].
       The following lower-division courses may be counted toward this requirement: Geological Sciences 401, 302D, 303, 404C, 312K, Physics 315, 115L. An upper-division course may be counted toward this requirement if it is designed for science majors and has a prerequisite that includes coursework designed for science majors.]
b.
For students seeking certification in two sciences: Twenty-four semester hours of coursework, including at least twelve hours of upper-division work, in either physics, biology, or geological sciences. These courses must be chosen from a list of approved courses available from the [University's teacher certification officer in the College of Education.] Uteach program coordinator.
[14. One]
16. In place of requirement 8 above, students must complete one of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
17.
Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Chemistry 107 (Topic: Step I), Biology 101C (Topic: Step 2), Curriculum and Instruction 371 (Topic 21: Knowing and Learning in Math and Science), 371 (Topic 20: Classroom Interactions), 371 (Topic 22: Project-Based Instruction), Chemistry 107 (Topic: Special Topics Seminar), Curriculum and Instruction 667S.
18.
Enough additional coursework, if needed, to make a total of 120 semester hours. In fulfilling the requirements of the option, students usually complete 120 to 126 semester hours.
[15.
Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.]
[16.
At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed at the University.]
[SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS]

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 16-17 and the college requirements given on page 379. Students in options I and II must earn a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 9 of the prescribed work above; those in option III must earn a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 14 of the prescribed work for Option III.

To graduate, students who follow the teaching option must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50; to be recommended for certification, they must pass the final teaching portfolio review.
For more information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, [see chapter 5 of this catalog and consult the University’s teacher certification officer in the College of Education] consult the UTeach program coordinator.


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ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

Students in option II should consult the undergraduate adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work; those in option III should consult the UTeach program coordinator.

The following order of work is recommended as a typical minimum program for option I. It assumes that the student has high school credit in trigonometry, college algebra, and the first semester of general chemistry; is able to earn credit by examination for Chemistry 301; and is able to score well enough on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I test to take Mathematics 408C in the first semester of the freshman year. Many students meet some of the following course requirements by credit by examination.

First year: Chemistry 302 and 317; Rhetoric and Composition 306; Mathematics 408C and 408D; Physics 301 and 101L (to be taken after Mathematics 408C); three semester hours to fulfill requirement 5 and three hours to fulfill requirement 7 of the prescribed work.

Second year: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work; English 316K; Physics 316 and 116L; an upper-division mathematics course (such as Mathematics 427K) or an upper-division computer sciences course.

Third year: Chemistry 353, 153K, 354L, 456; six semester hours of American government; six semester hours of American history; three semester hours of electives; a three-semester-hour elective to fulfill requirement 1 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work.

Fourth year: Chemistry 431, 154K, 376K, and enough additional semester hours to meet the requirement of at least forty-two hours of chemistry. The student must also take enough additional coursework to fulfill requirements 10, 11, and 15 of the prescribed work. It is recommended that the majority of the elective courses taken to fulfill requirements 10 and 15 be chosen from upper-division courses in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics. Physics 315 and 115L are recommended for students planning a graduate program.

Justification for These Changes in Degree Descriptions:

Requirement 1: Three additional hours of English will no longer be required for preservice teachers under the new framework of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC).

Requirement 5: The course material in PSY 301 is being covered in the new professional development courses (EDC 371: Knowing & Learning; EDC 371: Classroom Interactions) for preservice teachers.

Requirement 7: Perspectives is being offered for math, computer science and science preservice students to fulfill the State requirement for coursework that informs the prospective teacher of the social, historical, and philosophical implications of science. The course also fulfills the university requirements for an Area D course.

Requirement 8: The course material in these human development courses is being covered in the new professional development courses (BIO 110C and EDC 371: Knowing & Learning) for preservice teachers.

Requirement 9: These changes reflect the new set of preservice courses being offered in the preservice program for math, science and computer science majors at UT Austin. The requirement has also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.


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Requirements 10 and 11: Student proficiencies in communication and computing are incorporated into a larger set of state educator proficiencies that are being assessed through a portfolio review process (see Special Requirements below). The requirements have also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.



Requirement 12: Courses in biochemistry and physical chemistry are required to make the degree more consistent with a standard BS chemistry degree. The new research methods course is offered in place of the chemistry education courses which are not currently being offered. Minimum GPA requirements have been moved to the section on Special Requirements. This requirement has also been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Requirement 13: Current composite science requirements are already satisfied by requirement 14 (8 hours of physics.) Specific course numbers have been removed to allow students more flexibility in their course selections.

Requirements 14, 15 and 16: The requirements have been renumbered to remain consistent with previous changes.

Special Requirements: The SBEC guidelines for certification will require a 2.50 overall GPA average, rather than a 2.50 subject average. To make this BS degree consistent with the standard BS chemistry degree, students are required to make a grade of at least C in each of their chemistry courses. The portfolio assesses student proficiency in State standards for educators