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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



Richard W. Lariviere, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes in requirements for graduating with honors in psychology in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The faculty and the dean of the College of Liberal Arts approved the changes on November 3, 1999. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 17, 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 April 4, 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 March 24, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES IN REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN PSYCHOLOGY IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000, OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN



On page 244, in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," subsection "DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAMS," make the following changes:


Psychology Honors Program

Candidates for special honors in psychology should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program during the junior year. The application deadline is one week before the first registration period for the semester in which the student wants to enter the program. Requirements for admission are (1) a major [or a concentration] in psychology; (2) a University grade point average of at least [3.00] 3.25 and a grade point average in psychology of at least 3.50; (3) completion of Psychology 301 or the equivalent, Psychology 418, and two additional psychology courses before entering the honors program; and (4) consent of the honors adviser. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) thirty-one semester hours of psychology, including Psychology 458, 158H, 359H, and 379H; the student must earn a grade of at least B in Psychology 359H and 379H; [(2) completion of an acceptable honors thesis; (3)] (2) a University grade point average of at least [3.00] 3.25 and a grade point average in all psychology courses of at least 3.50; and [(4)] (3) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.


Rationale:
To maintain high academic standards of the Psychology Honors Program by raising the minimum grade point average requirement, and to clarify that an acceptable honors proposal and thesis are ones that earn a grade of at least a B.