Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary
of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the special requirements section in
the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008
The faculty of the college approved the changes on May 16, 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.
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.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
| On page 421,
under the heading GRADUATION in the College
of Natural Sciences chapter of The
Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:
All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given in chapter
1. Students in the College of Natural Sciences must also fulfill the following
|| The University requires that the student complete in residence at least
sixty semester hours of the coursework counted toward the degree. For the
Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, these sixty hours must include at least eighteen
hours in the major. For all other degrees offered by the College of Natural
Sciences, thirty of these sixty hours must be taken in the College of Natural
Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts.
|| All University students must complete in residence at least twenty-four
of the last thirty semester hours counted toward the degree. For students
seeking the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science, this rule
applies to the academic work.
|| The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced
coursework in the major be completed in residence. Additional hours in
the professional or major sequence in many cases are required by individual
|| An Air Force, Army, or Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps student
who elects the basic and/or advanced program in air force science, military
science, or naval science will not be approved for graduation until the
student’s government contract is completed or the student is released
from the ROTC.
|| A candidate for a degree must be registered in the College of Natural
Sciences either in residence or in absentia the semester or summer session
the degree is to be awarded. Graduation applications must be submitted
no later than the date given in the academic calendar. Applications are
submitted online athttps://utdirect.utexas.edu/ns/grad.html.
This is the prevailing policy of colleges and schools at the University. This
will ensure that students are being appropriately advised in their pursuit of
a CNS degree.