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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY
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 biology 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.


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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 BIOLOGY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 412-415, under the heading DEGREES, in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes. This text includes changes to option I that were approved in 2002-2003 via D 2513-1514.


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program offers eight options: ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; plant biology; and a teaching option. The options have certain prescribed work in common, and each option has additional requirements. Many fields in the study of biological systems require broadly based training that transcends the classical boundaries of biology. In planning a program of work to meet his or her degree requirements, a student interested in specializing in these interdisciplinary areas should choose courses both in biology and in sciences that complement biology. Students who plan to complete the program within four years will have little flexibility in course selection unless they plan a schedule in advance. See “Order and Choice of Work” below for more information.

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:3
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 who follow 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. 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.

7. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or Mathematics 408K and 408L. 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.

8. An eight-hour sequence of coursework in physics chosen from the following: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N. Students in the ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; neurobiology; and teaching options may substitute Physics 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

9. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.


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10. Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. As part of the major, [These] these courses must be completed before students progress to other upper-division biology courses.

11. At least twenty-four semester hours of upper-division work chosen from the courses listed below. In some options, other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement; these courses are listed in the section “Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option.” The student must earn a grade of at least C in each course. The twenty-four hours must include at least one different course in each of the following three areas and at least three hours of coursework in each area.
a. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 126L, 226R, 226T, 327, 127L, 328D, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 337J, 339, 339M, 343M, 344, 347, 349, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 366R, 367, 368L, 379G, 379J.
b. Physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, 226S, 328, 128L, 329, 129L, [337 (Topic: Endocrinology), 337 (Topic: Principles of Drug Action), 338L,] 438L, 339, 341, 141L, 345, 354E, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 361T, 365D, 365L, 465M, 365N, 365R, 365S, 365T, 365W, [371L,] 371M.
c. Ecology and evolution: Biology 321L, 226S, 340L, 342L, 448L, 351, 352, 353L, 354L, 455L, 456L, 357, 458L, 359, 359J, 262, 262L, 363, 364, 365W, 369L, 370, 471G, 472L, 373, 373L, 375, 376, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.

12. The student must complete at least four laboratory courses in biology with a grade of at least C. Three of these courses must be upper-division.

13. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in biology must be completed in residence at the University.

14. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 126 semester hours. All students must complete at least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.


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

With the new calculus sequence available, the biology faculty approved additional possibilities for meeting the calculus requirement. For BSBio degree options that do not require advanced upper-division mathematics, two semesters of calculus are required, either Mathematics 408C and 408D or 408K and 408L.

Clarification of introductory courses to be used in fulfilling the major requirements.

Add courses that are new to the inventory to the appropriate areas. Some of these have been offered under BIO 337, Special Topics in Biology.


ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR


15. Biology 318M with a grade of at least C, and three hours of coursework chosen from the following: Chemistry [610A, 610B, and 210C;] 310M, computer sciences courses [other than Computer Sciences 303E;] at the level of Computer Sciences 313E or 307, Geological Sciences 401[,] and 303, [312K, and geological sciences courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences; Mathematics 316, 340L, and mathematics courses for which Mathematics 408D is a prerequisite; Physics 315 and 115L, and upper-division physics courses other than Physics 341] and upper-division mathematics courses.


RATIONALE: Remove Geology 312K and Mathematics 316 from the list of courses that may be used to satisfy this requirement. Since BIO 318M (Biostatistics) is required, Mathematics 316 (Elementary Statistical Methods) is redundant. Geology 312K (Geology of Engineering) is designed for engineers. The remaining

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courses, Geology 401 and 303, are better suited for the biology students. Also, remove courses that require additional prerequisites.


16. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least twenty-four semester hours chosen from the following coursework, including at least three hours in each area:
a. Ecology: Biology 456L, 357, 364, 364E, 373, 373L, 375, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.
b. Evolution: Biology 370.
c. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 126L, 226R, 226T, 327, 127L, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337J, 339, 339M, 343M, 344, 347, 349, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 366R, 367, 368L, 379G, 379J.
d. Physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, 226S, 328, 128L, 329, 129L, 438L, 339, 341, 141L, 345, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 361T, 365L, 465M, 365N, 365R, 365S, 365T, 365W, 371L, 371M.
e. Taxon-based diversity courses: Biology 321L, 324 and 124L, 327 and 127L, 340L, 341, 141L, 342L, 448L, 353F, 353L, 354L, 455L, 262, 262L, 369L, 472L, 374 and 174L, 478L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C, 354E.

17. One of the four laboratory courses used to fulfill requirement 12 above must have a field component. The following courses may be used: Biology 321L, 342L, 353L, 455L, 456L, 373L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C.

OPTION II: HUMAN BIOLOGY

15. At least six hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 318M with a grade of at least C; Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N; computer sciences courses other than Computer Sciences 303E; Geological Sciences 401, 303, 312K, and geological sciences courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences; Mathematics 316, 340L, and mathematics courses for which Mathematics 408D is a prerequisite; Physics 315 and 115L, and upper-division physics courses other than Physics 341.

16. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete Biology 346, at least six hours in area a below, and at least three hours each in areas b through e.
a. Cellular and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 326D, 326E, 344.
b. Anatomy: Anthropology 432L, Biology 478L, Kinesiology 324K.
c. Physiology: Biology [337 (Topic: Endocrinology),] 345E, 361T, 365L, 365R, 365S, 371M.
d Behavior an d psychology: Anthropology 323K, 350M, Biology 359K, 359R, Psychology 332[, 333].
e Evolution and ecology: Anthropology 348, Biology 357, 364, 370, 373, 373L.4

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least fifteen hours of coursework, including at least nine hours of upper-division work, in one of the following concentrations:
a. Cellular, molecular, and developmental biology: Biology 126L, 226R, 330, 331L, 332, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 339M, 345, 349, 365N, 366R, 379J.
b. Genetics and biotechnology: Biology 325L, 325T, 126L, 226R, 226T, 335, 347, 366, 366R, 379G, 379J.
c. Pathogenesis and immunity: Biology 126L, 226R, 226T, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 336, 341, 141L, 347, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 365T.
d. Social aspects of health and disease: Sociology 330C, 354K, and nine hours chosen from the following: Chemical Engineering 357, Geography 357, Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 372K, Humanities 101, Nursing 310, 347 (Topic: Death and Dying), 347 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on AIDS), Philosophy 325M.
e. Problems of developing countries: Biology 351, Economics 333K,5 Geography 326K, 339K, 342C, 346, 356, 357, 358, Sociology 319, 324K, 346.
f. Human impact on the environment: Biology 359, 373, 373L, 4 Civil Engineering 357, Geography 326K, 334, 339K, 346, Philosophy 325C, Sociology 319.
g. Urban planning and development: Civil Engineering 357, Community and Regional Planning 369K, Economics 334K, 5 Government 358, Geography 315, 337, 358, Humanities 101, Sociology 319, 346.

18. Biology 170C, completed on the pass/fail basis in the student’s senior year. In this conference course,

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  students meet for one hour a week to summarize their work in their concentrations.

OPTION III: MARINE AND FRESHWATER BIOLOGY

15. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.

16. Biology 318M with a grade of at least C.

17. Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N.

18. Geology 307 or Marine Science 307, Biology 101C (Topic: Marine Science Seminar), and [At least six semester hours] three hours of geological sciences chosen from courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences.

19. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete the following courses. (For students in the marine and freshwater biology option, the marine science courses listed here may be counted toward requirement 11.)
a. Biology 126L and 226R.
b. Marine Science 320 and 120L.
c. c. At least twenty-one hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 321L, 327, 127L, 328, 128L, 354L, 361T, 370, 375, Geological Sciences 422K, Marine Science 440, 352C, 352D, 353 (Topic 17: Marine Fish Physiology), 354C, 354Q, 354T, 354U, 367K, 170, 270, 370, Biology 448L or Marine Science 354, Biology 364 or Marine Science 354E. Six hours of this coursework must be completed at the Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas.


RATIONALE:

Requirement 17: Chemistry 610 and 618 have been renumbered to show that these are two-course sequences rather than single two-semester courses.

Requirement 18: Three of the six hours of unspecified coursework in geological sciences are replaced by Geological Sciences 307/Marine Sciences 307, Introduction to Oceanography, and Biology 101C (Topic: Marine Science Seminar). These courses will provide students in this option with an introductory background in marine science and will expose them to the diversity of interdisciplinary research conducted by faculty members in this area. This change is expected to enhance student retention and encourage interaction among incoming marine and freshwater biology students.

Requirement 19c: MNS 353 (Topic 17) and 354U are now offered and are appropriate as additional possible courses for students to apply to this option.


OPTION IV: MICROBIOLOGY

15. Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N.

16. Chemistry 339K or 369.

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
a. Biology 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 330, and 360K.
b. Biology 329, 332, or 341; 333 or 366; and 339 or 364.
c. Six hours chosen from the following: Biology 329, 332, 333, 335, 336, 339, 339M, 341, 361, 364, 366. A course counted toward requirement 17a or 17b may not also be counted toward this requirement.

18. In place of requirement 12 above, the student must complete five hours of upper-division laboratory coursework, chosen from Biology 129L, 130L, 141L, 160L, 361L, and 368L.

OPTION V: CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

15. Chemistry [610A, 610B,] 210C, 310M, 310N, 339K, 353 or 353M, 370, and either Biology 339 or Chemistry 339L. (Biology 339 may not be counted both toward requirement 12 above and toward this requirement.)

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16. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
a. Either Biology 320 and 344 or Biology 326D and 326E.
b. Biology 126L, 226R, 331L or 368L, 349, and 370.
c. Biology 366, 366R, 379G, or 379J.
d. At least nine semester hours chosen from the following: Biology 323L, 325L, 226T, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 339, 339M, 343M, 345, 347, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 367, Chemical Engineering 322, 353, 253M, 353M, 354, 360, 379 (Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering).

17. In addition to biology courses, Chemical Engineering 253M or 353M and 264 may be counted toward requirement 12 above.

OPTION VI: NEUROBIOLOGY

15. Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N.

16. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H. In addition to biology courses, Electrical Engineering 464H, 464K, and 374L may be counted toward requirement 12.

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
a. Either Biology 320 and 344 or Biology 326D and 326E.
b. Biology 349; 361T, 365R, or 371M; and 370.
c. Two of the following courses: Biology [337 (Topic: Drug Action),] 359K, 365D, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W.
d. Nine hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 318M; 337J; 465M or 371L; Chemistry 339K and 339L, or 369; Chemistry 353 or 353M; 354; 354L; 370; Electrical Engineering 411; 313; 325; 438; 338K; 351K; 374K; 374L.

18. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following: Biology 325L, 478L, Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Psychology 308, 332, 353K. (Biology 325L may not be counted both toward requirement 11 above and toward this requirement.)

OPTION VII: PLANT BIOLOGY

15. Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N.

16. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, or 309H. Biology 277 or 377 may be counted only once toward the laboratory requirement.

17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least twenty-four hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 320, 322, 122L, 323L, 324 and 124L, 327, 127L, 328, 128L, 331L, 343M, 350M, 351, 262, 262L, 363, 370, 472L, 373, 373L, 374 and 174L, 375.

18. Eleven additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in the College of Natural Sciences. A course may not be counted toward this requirement if it does not fulfill major requirements in the department that offers it.

OPTION VIII: 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 biology as the primary teaching field or life science certification. [; however,] However, completion of the program does not guarantee the student’s certification. [Composite certification requires twenty-four hours of coursework in biology, twelve hours in chemistry, and six hours each in geological sciences and physics.] For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

15. Either Chemistry [610A, 610B, and] 210C, 310M, and 310N, or Chemistry 310M and 369.

16. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
a. Biology 320, 126L, 226R, 226S or 226T, 370, and either 324 and 124L or 322 and 122L.
b. At least three hours chosen from the following courses in physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, [226S,] 328, 328D, 128L, 329, 129L, [338L,] 438L, 339, 341, [141L,] 345, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 361T, 365L, 465M, 365N, 365R, 365S, 371L, 371M.
c. One of the following courses with a substantial field component: Biology 321L, 340L, 342L, 353L,

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  455L, 456L, 373L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C.

17. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.

18. [Biology 337 (Topic: Discovery Laboratory in Plant Biology) or an approved research methods course, and History 329U or Philosophy 329U.] One of the following research methods courses: Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach), 328D, Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach), Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods-UTeach).

19. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.

[19. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement. The remaining composite certification content requirements are met by the chemistry and physics courses used to fulfill requirements 8, 9, and 15.].

20. One of the following:
a. For composite science certification: Six hours of coursework in geological sciences. Courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement. The remaining composite certification content requirements are met by the chemistry and physics courses used to fulfill requirements 8, 9, and 15.
b. For life science certification: Biology 373 and three additional hours of biology chosen from the courses listed in requirement 16b.

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

[21.] 22. 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).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

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 biology course counted toward the degree, in each course used to fulfill requirement 11 of the prescribed work, and in each course used to meet the prescribed work requirements for his or her option.

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 [20] 21 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 [21] 22. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.


RATIONALE:

Options II, IV–VII: Biology 345E has replaced 337 (Topic: Endocrinology) in the course inventory; 365D has replaced 337 (Topic: Drug Action). The chemistry course numbers are changed to reflect changes made by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Option VIII: 
15. We propose a choice for students, either a year of organic chemistry or an alternate chemistry sequence, CH 310M and 369. Addition of a biochemistry course will help prepare pre-teachers for teaching modern biology, without the additional 5 hours of CH 210C and 310M.

18. UTeach Natural Sciences students take a course in research methods. In many cases this is the UTeach research methods course, a topic of Biology 337, CH 368, or PHY 341. The department under whose number students register for research methods is related to the topic of the student's final project. Biology 328D, Stan Roux's Discovery Learning in Plant Biology can also count towards this requirement.

20. In response to changes in teacher certification requirements, we have restructured this program to offer 2 options: the new life sciences certification and the original composite certification. Composite certification


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  has not changed and still requires 24 hours of the primary field (biology), 12 hours of the secondary field (chemistry), and 6 hours each of two additional science fields (physics and geological sciences). For life sciences certification, we have removed the geological sciences requirement and substituted in 6 hours of upper-division biology, including ecology (BIO 373). Both alternatives A and B help fulfill all the BSBio common prescribed work requirements.

21 and 22. Clarification for course number change.


ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

Students begin the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program with eight hours of introductory biology for science majors (Biology 211 and 212, followed by 213 and 214), as well as Chemistry 301 and 302 and Mathematics 408C and 408D. The genetics course, Biology 325, is prerequisite to other upper-division biology courses. Students should consult with academic advisers about specific concentrations within biology, about appropriate courses in mathematics and physical sciences, and about course load and the balance between laboratory and nonlaboratory work. Most students select an option by the end of the second year and take at least twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework in the major in the third and fourth years.



3. 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 deficiency.
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4. Biology 373 and 373L may not be counted both toward requirement 16e and toward requirement 17f.
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5. Economics 304K and 304L are prerequisite to this course. One if them may be counted toward requirement 5 of the prescribed work.
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RATIONALE:
14b: Chemistry 610 and 618 have been renumbered to show that these are two-course sequences rather than single two-semester courses.

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.


[ENGINEERING/BIOLOGY DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM]

[A limited number of very strongly motivated students whose high school class standing and admission test scores indicate strong academic potential are admitted into one of the dual degree programs in biology and engineering. Two programs are available: the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering combined with the Bachelor of Science in Biology (cell and molecular biology option), and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering combined with the Bachelor of Science in Biology (neurobiology option). Each program, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences, provides students with a rigorous education in both engineering and biology that is designed to prepare them for graduate study in either

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discipline. The goal of each program is to provide the student with equal skill in engineering and biology and with a full understanding of the different problem-solving strategies of the two. Students may complete both degrees in five years if they register for fifteen to eighteen hours of coursework each semester.

Additional information is available from the College of Engineering Office of Student Affairs.
]


RATIONALE: In the two years this program has existed, the College of Engineering has had only one inquiry about it and no students have applied.