ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

REPETITION OF A COURSE

[No student may] A student may not enroll in any course in the [College of Natural Sciences] Jackson School more than twice, even if the course is needed to meet degree requirements, without first obtaining [the] written consent [of his or her major adviser and of the department that offers the course; students in colleges other than the College of Natural Sciences need only departmental approval] in the Undergraduate Advising Office. [A symbol of] The symbol Q or W counts as an enrollment unless it has been approved by the [dean’s office] Undergraduate Advising Office for nonacademic reasons.

[Departments in the College of Natural Sciences may have additional requirements for students who repeat courses.]

HONORS

University-wide honors are described on pages 14-16 and in General Information. [In addition, the College of Natural Sciences encourages academic excellence through the Dean’s Scholars Program and the Turing Scholars Program. Students may also graduate with departmental honors and earn membership in one or more of the honorary scholastic societies open to undergraduates.] Students who meet the following requirements may also graduate with departmental honors.

[DEAN'S SCHOLARS HONORS PROGRAM]

[The Dean’s Scholars Program is the honors program for the College of Natural Sciences. It offers exceptional science and mathematics majors an opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education by introducing them to cutting-edge research and placing them in contact with students with similar aptitudes and interests. Students may apply for admission either when they apply for admission to the University or after they are enrolled; about 40 percent of those admitted to the program are current students. Current students should apply to the director of the program in the Office of the Dean within four weeks following the end of spring semester classes.]

[DEPARTMENTAL HONORARY SOCIETIES]

[Several departments within the College of Natural Sciences sponsor honorary scholastic and professional societies. For information about eligibility criteria and activities, the student should consult the appropriate department office or the faculty adviser for the society.]

[The University sponsors chapters of the following national organizations of interest to students in natural sciences: Alpha Chi Sigma, professional chemical fraternity; Alpha Epsilon Delta, honorary fraternity for students who have completed at least three semesters of premedical coursework; Beta Beta Beta, honorary biological society; Omicron Nu, honorary human ecology society; Pi Mu Epsilon, honorary mathematical society; Sigma Gamma Epsilon, honorary geological sciences society; Sigma Pi Sigma, honorary physics society; Upsilon Pi Epsilon, honorary computer sciences society.]

DEPARTMENTAL HONORS [PROGRAMS] PROGRAM

[Most departments in the College of Natural Sciences offer departmental honors programs to their majors. Minimum requirements for the completion of all such programs include (1) a University grade point average of at least 3.00; (2) a three-semester-hour thesis or research project, or a reasonable equivalent, with a grade of at least B; some programs may require a higher grade; (3) completion, with a grade point average of at least 3.50, of the coursework required for a major in the field in which the student seeks honors; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.]

[The statement “Special Honors in (name of field)” appears on the transcript of each graduate certified as having completed the honors program.]



[GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES HONORS PROGRAM ]

[Majors who plan to seek special honors in geological sciences should apply to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program when they have completed sixty semester hours of coursework and twelve hours of upper-division coursework in geological sciences. A University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in geological sciences of at least 3.50 are required for admission. The requirements for graduation with special honors are (1) Geological Sciences 379H, Honors Tutorial Course; (2) satisfactory performance on examinations given by the supervising committee; (3) a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in geological sciences of at least 3.50; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.]

The Jackson School offers a departmental honors program to its majors. Minimum requirements for the completion of this program are (1) a cumulative University grade point average of at least 3.00, and a grade point average in geological sciences of at least 3.50; (2) completion of Geological Sciences 171H, 172H, and 173Hwith a grade of at least B in each; (3) completion of Geological Sciences 379H, Honors Tutorial Course, with a grade of at least B; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. The statement “Special Honors in Geological Sciences” appears on the transcript of each student certified as having completed the honors program.

Students who wish to participate in the program should apply to the departmentalhonors adviser when they have completed sixty semester hours of coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in geological sciences.


GENERAL INFORMATION

ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION

GRADUATION

DEGREES