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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES FOR CLAIMING A MAJOR IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Dean Robert G. May of the Red McCombs School of Business filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes for claiming a major in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. The dean and the faculty of the school approved and submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on October 31, 2001. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on November 12, 2001, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 3, 2001. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on December 14, 2001, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

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 February 11, 2002.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 4, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES FOR CLAIMING A MAJOR IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

In Chapter 3, on page 42, in the section ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION, under the heading REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, make the following changes:

CLAIMING A MAJOR

The student is admitted to the Red McCombs School of Business as an undeclared major. The student may claim a specific business major when he or she has completed thirty semester hours of coursework, including Business Administration 101, Economics 304K and 304L, [and] Mathematics [403K and 403L] 408K or 408C, and Mathematics 408L or 408D; has completed or enrolled in Business Administration 102 and 324; has registered with the Ford Career Center; and has fulfilled the foreign language requirement for the BBA degree. All students are required to claim a major before completing seventy-five semester hours. To claim a major, the student should file a Request to Declare a Major form in the Undergraduate [Dean's] Programs Office. A student seeking admission to the Professional Program in Accounting, [or] the Business Honors Program, or the major in management information systems must complete a separate application; requirements for admission to these programs are given in this chapter in the section "Degrees."

Rationale: The change in mathematics reflects the proposed change for all business students to requirement 4c on page 45.

Students need BA 324 as a prerequisite for all of the upper-division core business courses. Requiring its completion before the student declares a major ensures a steady progression in the business sequence. Requiring the students to register with the Ford Career Center early in their academic career will enable them to better use the resources of that center to acquire an internship to fulfill the internship requirement and direct their career related activities and their career search. The other changes are editorial, as they involve a change in the program names.