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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the college approved the changes on November 19, 2003. The dean approved the proposed changes on January 20, 2004, and submitted them to the secretary on January 21, 2004. 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 February 19, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on February 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on March 4, 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 an 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 15, 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 March 5, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006



On pages 416-418, under the heading DEGREES in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY

Three degree plans lead to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. 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. Option III is intended to prepare students to enter the teaching profession. In addition, 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 these degree plans 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 programs. 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 COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1. 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. One of the following foreign language/culture options:6
a. Second-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language.
b. First-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language and a three-semester-hour course in the culture of the same language area.
c. Two three-hour foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean’s office and the college advising centers.
[d. A three-hour foreign culture course and a three-hour course in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), economics, geography, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and approved interdisciplinary fields.]

Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.

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 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


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  with fewer than three units of high school mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher must take Mathematics 301 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; 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

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.] 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N; or 210C, 310M, and 310N.
c. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K or 369.
d. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 153K, 154K, and 354L.
e. Inorganic chemistry: Chemistry 431.
f. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 456 and 376K.

10. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

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.



RATIONALE: Foreign/language culture requirement: The current fourth method of fulfilling this requirement is too broad: it does not ensure that the student will have six semester hours of exposure to a foreign language or culture.

Organic chemistry requirement: Chemistry 610 and 618 have been renumbered to show that these are two-course sequences rather than single two-semester courses.


ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: CHEMISTRY

 
12. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 339L, 341,* 354, 367L, 368, 369K,* 369L,* 370, 371K,* 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. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 371K 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 or engineering majors may be counted. With the exception of courses in the Elements of Computing Program, 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.


OPTION II: COMPUTATION

Students who complete option II may simultaneously 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 399.

12. Mathematics 340L or 341. (Either course may also be counted toward requirement 6 of the prescribed work.)

13. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).

14. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete one of the following laboratory courses: Chemistry 341, 369K, 369L, 371K.

15. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six


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  hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, and 329E.

16. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.


OPTION III: TEACHING

This [program] option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for [composite] certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas; the student chooses either composite science certification with chemistry as the primary teaching field or physical science certification. [; however,] However, completion of the program does not guarantee the student’s certification. [Composite certification requires twenty-four hours of coursework in the primary field, twelve hours in a second field, and six hours each in two additional fields.] For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.  

12. In place of the mathematics courses listed in requirement 6 above, students must complete Mathematics 305G, 408C, and 408D. 

13. To fulfill requirement 7 above, students must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U. 

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.] 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N; or 210C, 310M, and 310N.
c. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K and 339L, or Chemistry 369.
d. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353[,] or 353M[, or 354L].
e. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
f. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Method-UTeach) or, with the consent of the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser, an upper-division chemistry course that includes a substantial research component.

[15. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete the following coursework.
a. Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.
b. Six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.
c. Enough additional approved coursework in biology, geological sciences, or physics to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.]

15. One of the following:
a. For composite science certification: (1) Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214; (2) six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; (3) enough additional approved coursework in biology, geological sciences, or physics to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.
The physics courses used to fulfill requirement 8 above are also counted toward composite science certification.
b. For physical science certification: (1) to fulfill requirement 8 above, Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; (2) Physics 315 and 115L; (3) Mathematics 427K and 427L; (4) Chemistry 153K, 354L, and 154K; (4) Physics 453 and three additional hours of upper-division coursework in physics.

16. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction [667S,] 650S, UTeach Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, 170. 

17. Students seeking middle grades certification must complete the following courses: Educational Psychology 363M (Topic 3: Adolescent Development), or Psychology 301 and 304; and Curriculum and Instruction 371 [(Topic 23: Reading, Writing, and Assessment across Disciplines)] (Topic 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects)

18. Enough additional coursework, if needed, to make a total of 120 semester hours. 




RATIONALE:

14b. Chemistry 610 and 618 have been renumbered to show that these are two-course sequences rather than single two-semester courses.

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14d: Correction of an error in previous catalog. One semester of physical chemistry is required; CH 353 and 354L should not both be listed because 353 is prerequisite to 354L.

Introduction and 15: In response to changes in teacher certification requirements, we have restructured requirement 15 to offer 2 options: the original composite certification (15a) and the new physical science certification (15b). Composite science certification has not changed and still requires 24 hours of the primary field (chemistry), 12 hours of the secondary field (physics), and 6 hours each of two additional science fields (biology and geological sciences). For physical science certification, we have removed the biology and geological sciences requirements and added in 11 hours of physics, 8 hours of mathematics, and 5 additional hours of physical chemistry. These students will be prepared in both physics and chemistry.

16 and 17: These changes reflect changes to the course inventory made by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduate requirements given on pages 16–18 and the college requirements given on page 404. 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 above for option III.

To graduate and be recommended for certification, students who follow the teaching option must have a University grade point average of at least 2.50. They must earn a grade of at least C in each of the professional development courses listed in requirement 16 and must pass the final teaching portfolio review; those seeking middle grades certification must also earn a grade of at least C in each of the courses listed in requirement 17. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

Students are strongly recommended to take the chemistry/biochemistry–major sections of the following courses: Chemistry 301 (if taken), 302, 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L. Students planning a graduate program are strongly recommended to take Physics 301, 101L, 316, 116L, 315, and 115L.

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 Natural Sciences academic adviser.

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; Mathematics 408C and 408D; Physics 301 and 101L, or 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M (to be taken after Mathematics 408C); Rhetoric and Composition 306; 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, 318M, and 318N, or [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N; any coursework needed to meet requirement 2 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work; English 316K; Physics 316 and 116L, or 303L and 103N, or 317L and 117N; an upper-division mathematics course (such as Mathematics 427K) or an upper-division computer sciences course.

Third year: Chemistry 339K or 369, 353, 153K, 354L, 456; six semester hours of American government; six

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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 coursework to meet the requirement of at least forty-two hours of chemistry; these courses must be chosen from those listed in requirement 12 and must include a three-hour laboratory course. The student must also take enough additional coursework to fulfill requirements 10, 11, 13, and 14 of the prescribed work. It is recommended that the majority of the elective courses taken to fulfill requirements 10 and 13 be chosen from upper-division courses in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics. 



6. 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.
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