DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCES
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 computer sciences in the College of Natural Sciences chapter
in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of
the college approved the changes on October 30, 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
application and primary interest to a single college or school.
The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications
on March 10, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate
Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March
15, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office
of the General
Faculty on April 22, 2004, recommending approval. The authority
to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides
with the Faculty
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 April 30, 2004.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council
This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council
Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 23, 2004.
Paper copies are available on request from the
Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.
CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006
|On pages 420-421, under the heading DEGREES in
the section BACHELOR
OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCES, in the College of Natural
Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make
the following changes:
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCES
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences degree program provides
a strong technical background for students planning to begin careers
upon graduation and for those interested in graduate study in computer
sciences. This program allows students to take more coursework in computer
sciences and related technical areas than does the Bachelor of Arts
Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Computer
Sciences must first be admitted to the degree program. Information
about admission to option I is given on page 400; information about
admission to option II is given on page 401.
PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO BOTH OPTIONS
||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.
|Proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to that shown
by the completion of three semesters of college coursework. 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.]
||One of the following foreign language/culture options:6a
||Second-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language.
||First-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language
and a three-semester-hour course in the culture of the
same language area.
||Two three-hour foreign culture courses chosen from
a list available in the dean’s office and the college
||Six semester hours of American history.
||Six semester hours of American government, including Texas
||Three semester hours in psychology, anthropology, economics,
sociology, geography, or linguistics (excluding Linguistics 340).
||One of the following sequences [
|of six to nine semester
|Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.] Biology 211, 212, and
either 213 or 214; and Biology 205L, 206L, or 208L.
|Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214; and one
of the following courses: Biology 205L, 206L, and 208L.] Chemistry
301, 302, and 204.
||Geological Sciences 401 and either 404C or 405.
|Physics: Physics 315 and an upper-division course
approved by the undergraduate
adviser.] Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N.
|Mathematics: Two of the following courses: Mathematics
427K, 427L, 328K, 343K or 373K, 343L, 344K, 346,
348, 358K, 361, 361K, 362K, 362M, 364K, 364L, 365C, 367K,
372, 372K, 373K, 373L, 374, 374G, 374K, 474M, 376C, and
378K. Other mathematics courses may be used with the approval
of the undergraduate adviser. A course may not be counted
toward both requirement 6 and requirement
ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK REQUIRED FOR EACH OPTION
|Electrical Engineering 313 and 331K.]
||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. Courses
in computer programming may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
||Mathematics 408C, 408D, 340L or 341, and one of the following: Mathematics
427K, 328K, 343K, 343L, 344K, 346, 348, 358K, 362K, 362M, 364K, 364L, 367K,
372K, 373K, 374G, 374K, 474M, 376C, 378K. A course may not be counted toward
both requirement [
|6] 8 and requirement [ 8] 9.
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 without degree credit to
remove their deficiency.
|Either Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N; or Physics 301, 101L,
316, and 116L.] An additional sequence chosen from those in requirement 6 above,
or one of the following sequences:
||Biology 325 and at least three hours of upper-division coursework
in biology approved by the undergraduate adviser.
||Chemistry 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N, or Chemistry 210C, 310M,
and 310N, or at least six hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry
approved by the undergraduate adviser.
||Geological Sciences 416K and 426P, or six hours of upper-division
coursework in geological sciences approved by the undergraduate adviser.
||Physics 315 and at least three hours of upper-division coursework
in physics approved by the undergraduate adviser.
||At least six hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics
approved by the undergraduate adviser. A course may not be counted
toward both requirement 8 and requirement 9.
||Electrical Engineering 313 and 331.
||Philosophy 313K or Computer Sciences 313H.7
||Electrical Engineering 316.
|At least forty-two semester hours in computer sciences, consisting
of Computer Sciences 307, 310 or 310H, 315 or 315H, 328 or 337 or 337H,
or 336H, 341 or 341H, 345 or 345H, 352 or 352H, 372 or 372H, and fifteen
additional hours of approved upper-division coursework. 7]
|13] 12. |At least forty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework.
|14] 13. |At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in computer
sciences must be completed in residence at the University.
|15] 14. |Enough additional coursework to make a total of 130 semester hours.
OPTION I: COMPUTER SCIENCES
OPTION II: TURING SCHOLARS HONORS
||At least forty-two semester hours in computer sciences, consisting
of Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328 or 337, 336, 341, 345,
352, 372, and fifteen additional hours of approved upper-division
||Computer Sciences 310 or 310H, and 315 or 315H.
||At least thirty-four hours of upper-division coursework in
computer sciences, including Computer Sciences 336 or 336H,
337 or 337H, 341 or 341H, 345 or 345H, 352 or 352H, 372 or
372H, 178H, and 379H.7 The courses the student chooses to fulfill
this requirement must be approved by the Turing Scholars program
director; at least five of them, in addition to Computer Sciences
178H and 379H, must be honors courses. The honors thesis the
student completes in Computer Sciences 379H must be approved
by the program director.
The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements
given on pages 16-18 and the college requirements given on page 404.
He or she must also make a grade of at least C
in each course used
to fulfill requirements 8, 10, and
, and 12
] of the common
work above and in each course used to fulfill the additional prescribed
work requirements for his or her option
With the exception of Computer Sciences 307 and 315, all computer
sciences courses that may be counted toward a degree in computer
sciences are restricted to students who have been admitted to the
computer sciences major or have the consent of the undergraduate
An undergraduate may not enroll in any computer sciences course more
than once without written consent of an undergraduate adviser in
computer sciences. No student may enroll in any computer sciences
course more than twice. No student may take more than three upper-division
computer sciences courses in a semester without written consent of
an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences.
Students in the Turing Scholars program must maintain a University
grade point average of at least 3.50; like all students, they must
also know and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given
in this catalog and in General Information. Those who fail to do
so will be considered for academic dismissal from the Turing Scholars
program. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the
director, a student will be allowed to continue in the program under
academic review. A student who is academically dismissed from the
program may enter another computer sciences program if he or or she
fulfills the scholastic standards for continuance in the University
given in General Information. Students in scholastic difficulty should
discuss their problems with a Turing Scholars program academic adviser
and the director.
ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK
The student must consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding
order and choice of work.
6a. 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
7. Computer sciences courses with numbers ending in H are intended
for students in the Turing Scholars Program. Students outside the
program may enroll in them only with the special consent of the honors
The changes to the foreign language requirement will make more elective
hours available to students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer
Sciences degree program.
The changes made to numbers 6 and 9 are to provide more flexibility
for students in satisfying their science requirements for the BSCS
Chemistry 310M, 310N, 318M, and 318N are the new numbers for CH 610A,
610B, 618A, and 618B.
Option II is added to provide an honors option in computer sciences.
In addition to defining the curriculum, the new text gives the requirements
for students entering the program and provides a standard for acceptance
of the honors thesis.
Additional paragraph under Special Requirements will describe the
conditions under which students are eligible to continue as Turing