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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE 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 clinical laboratory science 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
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE IN THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006

On pages 419-420, under the heading DEGREES, in the section BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

The student preparing for a career in clinical laboratory science (medical technology) completes about one hundred hours of academic work at the University and then enters an accredited school of clinical laboratory science (or medical technology) for an additional twelve-month training program. Upon completion of the training program, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and is eligible for national certifying examinations administered by the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Successful completion of these exams results in national certification as a clinical laboratory scientist or medical technologist.

The purpose of this degree program is to meet the increasing demand for laboratory professionals in hospital and clinic laboratories, research, industry, public health, education, and laboratory management. Clinical laboratory science is also an excellent foundation for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, management, education, and other disciplines.

PRESCRIBED WORK


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.]

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 305G or 408C. 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.

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. Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, 325, 126L, 226R, 226T, 329 or 330, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, and 365S or the equivalent.

9. Chemistry 301; 302; 204; either 610A, 610B, and 210C, or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; 455; and 369.


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10. Eight semester hours of physics, in one of the following sequences: Physics 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N.

11. Enough additional elective coursework if necessary to make a total of at least one hundred semester hours of academic work completed before the twelve-month training program.

12. The completion of twelve months of training in a program of clinical laboratory science (or medical technology) accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Upon completion of the program, the student must submit a transcript showing grades in all courses in the program to the Office of the Dean, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1199. To be counted toward the degree, the coursework must be approved by the faculty adviser in the School of Biological Sciences and the dean. None of the work in the training program may be used to fulfill residence requirements.

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 course used to fulfill requirements 8 and 12 of the prescribed work above.

ORDER AND CHOICE OF WORK

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should complete the requirements both for general chemistry (Chemistry 301, 302, and 204) and for introductory biology (Biology 211, 212, 213, and 214) during the first year, since these courses are prerequisites for Biology 325 and subsequent biology courses. Organic chemistry (Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C; or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L) should be completed as soon thereafter as possible, since it is prerequisite to biochemistry. To complete the program within four years, the student must take some courses during the summer.



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.


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.