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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, 2006-2008



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, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 28, 2005, and June 23, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on December 1, 2005, and submitted them to the secretary on December 12, 2005. 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 March 13, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 30, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 10, 2006, 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 noon on April 21, 2006.

Greninger signature

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 13, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On pages 429-433, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program offers nine options: ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; plant biology; teaching; and biology honors. (Admission to option IX, biology honors, requires completion of the application process described on page 418.) 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” on page 433 for more information.



PRESCRIBED WORK COMMON TO ALL OPTIONS

1. Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 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. Options I-VII: One of the following foreign language/culture choices. Students in options VIII and IX are exempt from this requirement.5
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-semester-hour foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean’s office and the college advising centers.

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.

[6. Options I-VIII: Mathematics 408C and 408D, or Mathematics 408K and 408L.
Option IX: An honors-designated mathematics course that is restricted to those who have earned credit on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in Calculus.
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.
]


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[8. Options I-VIII: 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.
Option IX: Three semester hours in an honors-designated physics or computer sciences course.
]

[9. Options I-VIII: Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
Option IX: Chemistry 204 and honors sections of Chemistry 301 and 302.]

[10. Options I-VIII: Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. As part of the major, these courses must be completed before students progress to other upper-division biology courses.
Option IX: Biology 315H and 325H.]

[11.] 7. [Options I-VIII:] At least twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in biology and related fields, including at least one course from each of the following areas. [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.] In most options, the student must use specific courses to meet this requirement; these courses are listed in “Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option.”
[Option IX: Biology 320 or 344, 349, 365R, 370, and at least six additional semester hours chosen from the following courses.]
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[,] and neurobiology[, and behavior]: Biology [322, 122L, 226S,] 328, [128L, 329, 129L, 438L, 339, 341, 141L, 345, 345E, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L,] 361T, [365D, 365L, 465M, 365N,] 365R[, 365S, or 365T, 365W, 371M].
c. Ecology, [and] evolution, and behavior: Biology [321L, 226S, 340L, 342L, 448L, 351, 352, 353L, 354L, 455L, 456L,] 357, [458L, 359, 359J,] 359K, [262, 262L, 363, 364, 365W, 369L,] 370, [471G, 472L,] 373[, 373L, 375, 376, Marine Science 352C, 354Q].


[12. Options I-VIII: At least four laboratory courses in biology with a grade of at least C. Three of these courses must be upper-division.
Option IX: Three upper-division laboratory courses in biology.
]

[13.] 8. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in biology must be completed in residence at the University. All students must complete at least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

[14. Options I and II: Enough additional coursework to make a total of 127 semester hours.
Option III: A total of at least 120 semester hours.
]


RATIONALE: Review and adjustment of courses required for all Bachelor of Science in Biology degrees. The is a change from a choice from a large and unfocused list of courses to a set of core courses that will insure all students have exposure to distinct areas of Biology in addition to the specialize study in the various options. Changes made to revise placement of honors requirements within the degree.


ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BEHAVIOR

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

10. An eight-semester-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; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

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13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. One of the four courses must have a field component; the following courses may be used: Biology 321L, 342L, 353L, 455L, 456L, 373L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C.

[15.] 14. Biology 318M with a grade of at least C, and three hours of coursework chosen from the following: Chemistry 310M, computer sciences courses at the level of Computer Sciences 313E or 307, Geological Sciences 401 [and] or 303, and upper-division mathematics courses.

[16.] 15. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must choose from the following courses and must complete at least [twenty-four semester hours chosen from the following coursework, including at least] three hours of coursework 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.]

16. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE:
To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options, and removal of courses no longer taught (326D, 326E and 226S). 17 was combined with 13.


OPTION II: HUMAN BIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology and related fields, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. The student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H., Anthropology 323K, 432L, 348, Kinesiology 324K, and Marine Science 120L may be counted toward this requirement, but the student must complete at least one upper-division laboratory course in biology.



RATIONALE: Require the lower-division biology lab and at least one-upper division laboratory course from biology while also allowing Anthropology 432L, 323K, 348, Kinesiology 324K, and Marine Sciences 120L to count towards the laboratory requirement, as these courses contain substantial biology-related lab content and counting these courses toward this requirement, allows students to complete all degree requirements without having additional “hidden” requirements.


[15.] 14. [At least six hours of coursework chosen from the following:] Biology 318M with a grade of at least C;and Chemistry 210C, 310M, and 310N with a grade of at least C in each[; 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.] 15. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete Biology 346, at least six semester hours in area a below, and at least three hours each in areas b through e.


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a. Cellular and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, [326D, 326E,] 325L, 126L and 226R, 344. Biology 323L, 325L, 126L, and 226R may not be counted both toward requirement 15a and toward requirement 16a, 16b, or 16c.
b. Anatomy: Anthropology 432L, Biology 478L, Kinesiology 324K.
c. Physiology: Biology 345E, 361T, [365L,] 365R, [365S,] 371M.
d. Behavior and psychology: Anthropology 323K, 350M, Biology 359K, 359R, Psychology 332.
e. Evolution and ecology: Anthropology 348, Biology 357, 364, 370, 373[, 373L.6]. Biology 373 may not be counted both toward requirement 15e and toward requirement 16f.


[17.] 16. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete at least fifteen semester hours of coursework, including at least nine hours of upper-division work, in one of the following concentrations[:].
a. Cellular, molecular, and developmental biology: Chemistry 369 and twelve hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 323L, 126L, 226R, 226T, 328D, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 339M, 345, 349, 365N, 366R, 379J.


RATIONALE: Add requirement of statistics and a year of organic chemistry for all students to better prepare them for future work in the major.


 
b. Genetics and biotechnology: Chemistry 369 and twelve hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 325L, 325T, 126L, 226R, [226T, 335,] 347, 366, 366R, 368L, 379G, 379J, Philosophy 325M.


RATIONALE: Require a semester of biochemistry to better prepare students for graduate work in this area; add new courses relevant to the concentration; delete BIO 226T as a two-hour course leaves students one-hour short of the fifteen hours requirement; also delete BIO 335 as it is more appropriate for engineering majors who have taken physical chemistry than for Human Biology majors.


 
c. Pathogenesis and immunity: Chemistry 369 and twelve hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 126L, 226R, 226T, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 336, 341, 141L, 347, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 365T.


RATIONALE: Require a semester of biochemistry to better prepare students for graduate work in this area; add new courses relevant to the concentration.


 
d. Social aspects of health and disease: Biomedical Engineering 301, Sociology 308, 319, 330C, 336C, 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),] Pharmacy 350K, Philosophy 325M, Women’s and Gender Studies 345 (Topic 35: Psychosocial Issues in Women’s Health).


RATIONALE: Remove irrelevant courses and courses no longer being offered; add additional courses relevant to the topic of Social Aspects of Health and Disease.


 
e. Problems of developing countries: Biology 351, [Economics 333K,7] Geography 326K, 339K, 340D, 342C, 346, 356, 357, 358, Sociology 319, 324K, 346, 369K, 369L.


RATIONALE: Remove courses with preventative prerequisites; add new courses relevant to the concentration.


 
f. Human impact on the environment: Biology 359, 373, 373L,6 375, 478T, [Civil Engineering 357,] Geography 326K, 334, 335N, 336C, 339K, 346, 366K, 367K, Marine Science 320, 120L, 354Q, Philosophy 325C, Sociology 319.


RATIONALE: Remove courses with preventative prerequisites; add new courses relevant to the concentration.


 
[g. Urban planning and development: Civil Engineering 357, Community and Regional Planning 369K,


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  Economics 334K,7 Government 358, Geography 315, 337, 358, Humanities 101, Sociology 319, 346.]


RATIONALE: Remove concentration due to lack of student interest and the absorption of the former Urban Studies program into the Department of Geography and the Environment.


[18.] 17. Biology [170C,] 137 (Topic 1: Human Biology), completed on the pass/fail basis in the student’s senior year. [In this conference course, students meet for one hour a week to summarize their work in their concentrations.]

18. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Update to reflect new course number and course content.


OPTION III: MARINE AND FRESHWATER BIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 210C, 310M, and 310N.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. The student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.

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

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

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

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

[19.] 16. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 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. At least twenty-one semester 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.


17. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options.


OPTION IV: MICROBIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 210C, 310M, 310N, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.


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13. Five semester hours of upper-division laboratory coursework, chosen from Biology 129L, 130L, 141L, 160L, 361L, and 368L.

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

[16. Chemistry 339K or 369.]

[17.] 14. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete the following courses.
a. Biology 126L, 226R, [226S,] 226T, 330, and 360K.
b. Biology 329, 332, or 341; 333 or 366; and 339 or 364.
c. Six semester 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] 14a or 14b may not also be counted toward [this] requirement 14c.


[17. 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.]

15. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options, removal of course no longer taught (226), update chemistry sequence at request of Chemistry department.


OPTION V: CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 210C, 310M, 310N, 339K, 353 or 353M, 370, and either Biology 339 or Chemistry 339L.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. In addition to biology courses, Chemical Engineering 253M or 353M and 264 may be counted toward this requirement.

[15. Chemistry 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.)]

[16.] 14. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete the following courses.
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.]

15. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options, removal of statement that references a non-lab course that may be used to satisfy the lab requirement and removal of courses no longer taught (326D and 326E).

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OPTION VI: NEUROBIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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 ; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 210C, 310M, and 310N.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each.The student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, or 309H; and at least nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 323L, 325L, 331L, 365L, 371L, 478L, and Electrical Engineering 374L.

[15. Chemistry 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.] 14. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete the following courses.
a. [Either] Biology 320, [and] 344, [or Biology 326D and 326E] 349, 370, and either 365R or 371M.
b. [Biology 349; 361T, 365R, or 371M; and 370.] Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 359K, 365D, 365N, 365T, 365W.
c. [Two of the following courses: Biology 359K, 365D, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W.] Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 318M, 337J, 465M, Chemistry 353 or 353M, 354, 369 or both 339K and 339L, 370, Computer Sciences 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Electrical Engineering 411, 313, 325, 438, 338K, 351K, 374K.
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.] Three additional semester hours chosen from the following courses: Computer Sciences 303E, Psychology 308, 332, 353K.


[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.)]

15. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE:
1. Labs were scattered through out the requirements and there were too few lab options. Put all lab options into requirement 13 and add 323L, Cell Biology Laboratory and 331L Molecular Biology Laboratory to the list.
2. Rewrite and reorder the requirements into a more logical order.
3. Requirement 14, change reference to common requirements from 11 to 13 because of change in common requirements.



OPTION VII: PLANT BIOLOGY

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

10. An eight-semester-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 ; Physics 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 210C, 310M, and 310N.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. The student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H. Biology 177, 277, 0r 377 may be counted only once toward the laboratory requirement.

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

[16. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H. Biology 277 or 377 may be counted only once toward the laboratory requirement.]


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[17.] 14. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete at least twenty-four hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 320, 322[,] and 122L, 323L, 324 and 124L, 327[,] and 127L, 328, 128L, 331L, 343M, 350M, 351, 262[,] and 262L, 363, 370, 472L, 373, 373L, 374 and 174L, 375.

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

16. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options and updated lectures and labs that require co-registration. Also, non-calculus based physics is added to give students the same options as in other majors.


OPTION VIII: TEACHING

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for 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, completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student’s certification. For information about additional certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

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

10. An eight-semester-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; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.

11. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, and 210C, and either Chemistry 310M and 310N or 310M and 369.

12. Biology 311C, 311D, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before the student progresses to other upper-division biology courses.

13. At least four laboratory courses in biology, with a grade of at least C in each. Three of these courses must be upper-division. The student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.

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

[16.] 14. In fulfilling requirement [11] 7 above, the student must complete the following courses.
a. Biology 320, 126L, 226R, [226S or] 226T, 370, and either 324 and 124L or 322 and 122L.
b. At least three semester hours chosen from the following courses in physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, 328, 328D, 128L, 329, 129L, 438L, 339, 341, 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, 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.] 15. One of the following research methods courses: Biology 328D, 337 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach).
[19.] 16. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.

[20.] 17. One of the following:
a. For composite science certification: Six semester 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] 10 and 11.
b. For life science certification: Biology 373 and three additional semester hours of biology chosen from the courses listed in requirement [16b] 14b.

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

[22.] 19. 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 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects).

20. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.


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RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options and removal of course no longer taught (226S).


OPTION IX: BIOLOGY HONORS

9. Breadth requirement: An honors mathematics course; Biology 315H and 325H; Chemistry 301H and 302H; and either a three-semester-hour honors-designated computer sciences course or Physics 30l, 315, or 316.

10. Chemistry 204, 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N.

11. In fulfilling requirement 7 above, the student must complete Biology 320 or 344, 349, 365R, 370, and at least six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in biology chosen from a list available in the student’s advising office.

12. Three upper-division laboratory courses in biology.

[15. Chemistry 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N.]

[16.] 13. Natural Sciences 301C (Research Methods).

[17.] 14. [An honors] A sec tion of Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 309S that is restricted to Dean’s Scholars.

[18.] 15. Biology 679H.

[19.] 16. Thirty-two additional semester hours of coursework approved by the departmental honors adviser.

[20.] 17. Six semester hours of coursework in the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Fine Arts.

18. [A] Enough additional coursework to make a total of [at least] 120 semester hours.


RATIONALE: To reflect changes the prescribed work common to all options.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given on pages 18-19 and the college requirements given on page 421. 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] 7 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 [21] 18 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 [22] 19. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

To graduate under the honors option [IX], students must earn a grade of A in each half of Biology 679H and must present their research in an approved public forum, such as the annual College of Natural Sciences Poster Session. Students must also have a grade point average at graduation of at least 3.50 in coursework taken in residence at the University. Students who fail to maintain an in-residence grade point average of at least 3.25 will usually be academically dismissed from the honors option [IX]; under special circumstances and at the discretion of the departmental honors adviser, a student may be allowed to continue under academic review.

RATIONALE: Degree plan was re-ordered to include and define the breadth requirement which is an integral part of the Honor’s Option.

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5. Students in all options 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.
[6. Biology 373 and 373L may not be counted both toward requirement 16e and toward requirement 17f.]
[7. Economics 304K and 304L are prerequisite to this course. One of them may be counted toward requirement 5 of the prescribe work.]