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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM MAJOR IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes to the degree requirements in the business honors program in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on November 5, 2003. The dean approved the changes and submitted them to the secretary on November 7, 2003. 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 December 5, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 11, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 26, 2004, 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 noon on March 5, 2004.


<Signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 27, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM MAJOR IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006



On pages 52-53, under the heading DEGREES, in the section PROGRAM DEGREE REQUIRMENTS, in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:

BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM

{No changes to the introductory paragraph or Admission.}

CONTINUANCE

A student who enters the Business Honors Program as a freshman must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 on the courses taken in residence during the fall and spring semesters of the first year [at the end of the first year] to continue in the program. The student must complete at least twelve semester hours in residence on the letter-grade basis during each of those two semesters. After the freshman year, each student, whether admitted as a freshman or as a sophomore, is dismissed from the program if his or her overall or business grade point average drops below 3.25. Exceptions are granted only by the Business Honors Program Committee.


RATIONALE: This is to clarify the policy and to remove potential loopholes.


{No changes to Graduation.}

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Business Honors Program students may choose a general program of study, one of the major subject degree plans, or both. Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a general program of study are
1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements on pages 47-49. Business honors students must also complete Business Administration 102H.

2. Completion of the following business core courses and other business courses in special Honors Program sections: Accounting 311H, 312H, Business Administration 324H, 151H, Finance [354H,] 357H, Legal Environment of Business 323H, Management 335H, 336H, 374H, Management Science 371H, Marketing 337H, and Statistics 309H.

[3. One of the following courses: Accounting 356, 362, Finance 370, International Business 378, Management 374, and Marketing 370.]

[4.] 3. Nine semester hours of upper-division business electives.

[5.] 4. Additional elective coursework, if necessary, to provide a total of at least 122 semester hours.



RATIONALE: The Honors Program has added BA 102H, a new careers course, and Management 374H, a new strategies course designed specifically for the Honors Program. The management course will replace the option courses listed in # 3. All Honors students will be required to take the special strategies course.