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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION
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 Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on June 22, 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 18, 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 on May 2, 2006. Original deadline of April 28, 2006, was extended due to corrections made on page 4624 on April 27, 2006.

Greninger signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 20, 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 NUTRITION
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On pages 444-445, 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 NUTRITION

Nutrition is an integrative science with the overall objective of improving the health and well-being of individuals and groups. Nutritional inquiry encompasses not only the roles of electrons, atoms, molecules, genes, cells, organs, and complex organisms in biological life processes, but also the links between life science and health, behavior, education, population, culture, and economics. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree program includes five options: dietetics, nutritional sciences, nutrition and health, teaching certification, and nutrition honors. All options [combine] include a prescribed [common] core of science and nutrition courses [with] and additional coursework in the area of specialization. Admission to option V, nutrition honors, requires completion of the application process described on page 418.

For students pursuing careers in dietetics, [additional] courses in behavioral and clinical nutrition and food systems management provide the academic preparation required for dietetics practice. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the coursework requirements that qualify graduates to apply to a dietetic internship. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes both the coursework and the supervised practice necessary to be eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. The DPD [is developmentally accredited] and [the] CPD [is] are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606, (312) 899-0040.

The nutritional sciences option requires [additional] courses in science and research in order to prepare students for graduate study or professional school. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or, upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research. This option also allows students to fulfill requirements for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

The nutrition and health option gives students flexibility to combine the study of nutrition with coursework in another area of interest. Additional courses in a [concentration area] specialization may enhance [nutrition related] nutrition-related career opportunities; however, this option does not lead to dietetic registration. Students who select the business sequence can earn a Business Foundations Certificate and seek employment in areas such as sales and customer support in the food industry. The communication sequence provides training in public speaking and writing for the lay public along with study of the role culture plays in these areas. The computer science sequence can lead to an Elements of Computing Certificate and provide skills for future employment opportunities combining technology with nutrition. Students who are interested in the range of factors influencing health may choose the exercise and fitness sequence. The nutritional science and behavior sequence provides a scientific background for understanding eating behavior.

The teaching option allows students to meet the state certification requirements to teach composite science in secondary and/or middle grades. There is no certification for teaching nutrition or health in Texas public schools.

The honors option is a selective program; admission into the option and continuation in it require the approval of the departmental honors adviser. In addition to a core of research, writing, and seminar courses in the College of Natural Sciences, students in the honors option consult with the departmental honors adviser to develop a coherent individual program of rigorous and challenging courses from across the University.

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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. 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.

3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.

4. Six semester hours of American history.

[5. Options I-IV: At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
Option V: Three semester hours chosen from this list.
]

[6.] 5. 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. Options I-IV: Mathematics 408K, 408C, or 305G.
Option V: 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.
]

[8. Options I-V: Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.
Students in option V are exempt from this requirement.
]

[9. Options I-IV: Chemistry 301, 302, 204, and 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
Option V: Honors sections of Chemistry 301 and 302; and either Chemistry 369 or both 339K and 339L.
]

[10. Options I-IV: Biology 211, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.
Option V: Biology 315H, 325H, 365R, and 365S.
]

[11. Options I­-IV: Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 315, 338W, 342, 142L, and 365.
Option V: Nutrition 311, 111L, 326 or 365, and 126L.
]

[12.] 6. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least twenty-four must be in nutrition. Eighteen [of the upper-division] hours of upper-division coursework in nutrition must be completed in residence at the University.

[13. Options I-IV: Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.
Option V: A total of at least 120 semester hours.
]


RATIONALE: Changes made to restructure degree plan. See below for changes to degree plan itself.


ADDITIONAL PRESCRIBED WORK FOR EACH OPTION

OPTION I: DIETETICS

Students in dietetics may select either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD).  Students who complete the DPD [with a grade point average in nutrition of at least 3.00 and] with at least four upper-division nutrition courses completed in residence will receive a Verification Statement that qualifies them to apply for an accredited dietetic internship.  DPD graduates who complete a dietetic internship may become active members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and are eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian.

Students interested in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics must apply for admission after completing sixty semester hours of prerequisite coursework. Information about admission is given on page #. Upon completing the CPD, which includes approximately one thousand hours of supervised practice, graduates immediately

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qualify for active membership in the ADA and to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. [Students interested in the CPD apply for admission in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students are selected on the basis of academic performance, completion of required prerequisite courses, work or volunteer experience, leadership, and commitment to the profession of dietetics. Applications are available from the Department of Human Ecology and must be filed by February 20 for entry the following fall semester.]

Students who are admitted to the CPD should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work. During the fourth year, the following courses must be taken in the indicated term: fall semester: Nutrition 245C; spring semester: Nutrition 772C, 572F, 373S; summer session: Nutrition 274C and 174P. Because these courses are taught only once a year, a student who does not take them at the indicated time may be unable to complete the program.

RATIONALE: The American Dietetics Association has come under fire for requiring a higher GPA than is required for graduation/degree completion. It recommends deletion of this language-- “with a grade point average in nutrition of at least 3.00.” Students submit the verification statement with APPLICATIONS for internships, so there are other opportunities and other criteria with which to screen applicants.
The language about application for admission to the coordinated program has been moved to the beginning of the paragraph to add emphasis and to fit with the general reference to the beginning of the chapter as the place to locate application information. A new paragraph has been drafted to replace the remainder of this old one.


7. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

8. Mathematics 408K or 408C.

9. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.

10. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

11. Biology 311C, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.

[14.] 12. Accounting 310F or 311.

13. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 326, 126L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals, Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes, or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). Students in the CPD must complete Nutrition 371 instead of 365.

[15.] 14. At least [twenty-seven] twent-eight additional semester hours in nutrition, [in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11,] consisting of the following:
a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: [Nutrition 318, 332, 370, and six hours chosen from Nutrition 330, 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance), 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes), and 371. Nutrition 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes) may not be counted toward both requirement 14 and requirement 15a. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 330 and 371.]
i. CPD: Nutrition 315, 318, 330, 332, and 370. 1
ii. DPD: Nutrition 315, 318, 332, 370, and six semester hours chosen from Nutrition 330, 371, and either 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance) or 365 (Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes).
b. Food systems management: Nutrition 334, 234L, and 355M.
c. Research: [At least three hours chosen from Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, and 379H. With departmental approval, students may substitute Nutrition 352 or 373S. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 373S.]
i. CPD: Nutrition 373S.
ii. DPD: One of the following: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, or 379H. With the approval of the faculty undergraduate adviser, DPD students may count Nutrition 352 toward this requirement.
d. Professional development: Nutrition 245C or 162. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 245C.2


[16.] 15. Students in the CPD must complete an additional fifteen semester hours of supervised practice:


1. Modified on May 5, 2006.
2. Modified on May 5, 2006.

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  Nutrition 772C, 572F, 274C, and 174P.
[17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in the CPD may substitute Nutrition 371 for Nutrition 365.]

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


RATIONALE: Deletion of M 305G from math selections is consistent with general upgrades in science and math requirements for nutrition majors. More than half of our majors currently take or place out of calculus. Students report that 305G is no great preparation for 408K and that it is less pertinent than calculus.

NTR 326 replaced NTR 315 in the core, but 315 was added as a requirement in #14a, increasing the total hours from 27 to 30.

NTR 315, Life Cycle Nutrition, is required for certification. It was moved from the core to a #13 requirement for dietetics majors.

The second change is for clarification. CPD students must select both NTR 330 and 371; they have no choices.

Specify departmental agent—faculty undergraduate advisor-- to approve the substitution of NTR 352, Field Experience. Students interested in food technology or food safety receive benefit from field experience comparable to students completing laboratory research projects. Also, rearrange language that specifies NTR 373S, a clinical field placement, is the required research experience for CPD students.

Increase of BIO by one hour (211 to 311C) impacts total hours in the CPD program. To keep hours within the recommended level, professional development will have to be covered within a course already taken. The DPD students have sufficient program flexibility to accommodate the added BIO hour, so they can still take NTR 162.

Delete # 17 because that language was incorporated into #14a.


OPTION II: NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

7. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

8. Mathematics 408K or 408C.

9. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.

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

11. Biology 311C, 311D, 416K or 365R, 416L or 365S, and 325.

[14. Chemistry 210C and 310N.]

[15. Biology  212, 213, 214, and 325.]

[16.] 12. One of the following four-semester-hour sequences: Physics 301 and 101L, 302K and 102M, 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M.

13. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 326, 126L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals, Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes, or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). Students may substitute either Chemistry 455 or Biology 126L and 226R for Nutrition 307 and 107L.

[17. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in option II may substitute either Chemistry 455 or Biology 226R and 126L for Nutrition 307 and 107L.]

[18.] 14. [Thirteen] Twelve additional semester hours of nutrition [in addition to the core coursework listedin requirement 11], including the following:
a. Nutritional sciences: Nutrition 365 or 371. The same topic of Nutrition 365 may not be counted both toward this requirement and toward requirement [11] 13.
b. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 315, 318, 330, 332, 360, or 370.
c. Research: Three hours from Nutrition 366L, Biology 325L, [or] 331L, or Chemistry 369L.


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


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RATIONALE: Specify 12 rather than 13 hours so students won’t be forced to take an extra 3 hr course to pick up the 1 hour. Add NTR 315 (deleted from the core) to the menu of selections.


OPTION III: NUTRITION AND HEALTH

7. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

8. Mathematics 408K or 408C.

9. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.

10. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

11. Biology 311C, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.

12. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 326, 126L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals, Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes, or Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). Students may substitute either Chemistry 455 or Biology 126L and 226R for Nutrition 307 and 107L.

[14.] 13. Eighteen additional semester hours of nutrition [in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11], including the following:
a. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Six hours chosen from Nutrition 315, 318, 330, 332, 360, 370, and 371.
b. Research: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, or 379H. With departmental approval, students may substitute Nutrition 352 [or 373S].


[15.] 14. One of the following specialization sequences, with at least six hours of upper-division coursework:
a. Business: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Accounting 310F or 311, Advertising 305 or 318J, Communication Studies 312C or 317M, 316L, 352, 356M, Finance 320F, Human Development and Family Sciences 322, Legal Environment of Business 320F, Management 320F, 325, Management Information Systems 311F, Marketing 320F, and Nutrition 355M.
b. Communication: Nutrition 316 and 330[;], Communication Studies 314L and 332K, [; three hours chosen from African and African American Studies 301, Asian American Studies 301, Mexican American Studies 318, and Nutrition 316;], and six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 304, Communication Studies 310K, 312C, 313M, 316L, [332K,] 342K, 348K, 353, 367 (Topic: Health Communication and the Media), Journalism 315, and Psychology 350.
c. Computer science: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Science, Technology, and Society 311 (Topic: Information in Cyberspace), 311 (Topic: Introduction to Web Development), 321, and 331.
d. Exercise and fitness: Nutrition 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance) and fifteen hours chosen from Kinesiology 310, 311K, 315, 321M, 325K, 326K, 333, [335,] 352K (Topic 2: Physiological Basis of Conditioning), 352K (Topic 4: Management of Sport and Health Promotion Programs), 352K (Topic 7: Psychosocial Issues in Women’s Health), 352K (Topic 12: Techniques of Fitness Leadership), 352K (Topic 14: Techniques of Health Promotion), 352K (Topic 16: Psychosocial Issues in Adult Development and Health), 352K (Topic 17: Psychological Aspects of Exercise), 367, 370K (Topic 2: Introduction of Health Promotion), 370K (Topic 3: Adolescent Health Risk Behavior), 377, and Sociology 354K.
e. Nutritional science and behavior: Nutrition 318 and 330, and fifteen hours chosen from Biology 349, 359K, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W, Psychology 333T, 343K, 350, 352, and 353K. In fulfilling requirement [5] 7 above, students in the nutritional science and behavior sequence must select Psychology 301. In fulfilling requirement [10] 11, they must select Biology 365R and 365S; they must also complete Biology [212, 213, 214, and 325] 311C and 311D.


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


RATIONALE: Add NTR 315 (deleted from the core) to the menu of selections.
Delete NTR 373S as an option. Current and projected faculty and resources in the dietetics option are insufficient to permit non--DPD or -CPD students to take 373S most semesters. Exceptions can be made if space permits.

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Clarifying language suggested by Dr. Laude.
ADD NTR 316, Cultural Foods, previously listed within a menu of culture courses, as a requirement. DELETE menu of culture courses. NTR 316 deals with culturally sensitive communication related to food and nutrition. It is more directly related to our student’s interests and needs as professionals in a health setting than the general culture courses. We began with a menu of selections because we did not know if the department would have the resources to offer NTR 316 consistently each year. We have been told this is a possibility and our plan is, when space is available, to open the course to all students—not only majors.
Second change is deletion of 332K—it was listed twice.


OPTION IV: TEACHING

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school teacher in Texas, but completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student’s certification. For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

7. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

[14. In place of requirement 7 above, students in the teaching option must complete either Mathematics 408C or both 408K and 408L.]

8. Mathematics 408K or 408C.

9. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.

10. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

11. Biology 311C, 311D, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.

12. For students with biological sciences as the primary teaching area, Biology 325; for students with chemistry as the primary teaching area, Chemistry 210C, 310N, and 455.

[15.] 13. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.

[16. Biology 212, and either Biology 213, 214, and 325 or Chemistry 310N and 455.]

[17.] 14. An eight-semester-hour sequence of coursework in physics chosen from the following: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

[18.] 15. Six semester hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.

16. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition, consisting of Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 326, 126L, 338W, 342, and 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals, Topic 2: Nutrition and Genes, Topic 3: Epidemiological and Statistical Methods in Nutrition). 1

[19.] 17. Six semester hours in addition to the core coursework [listed in requirement 11 above:], consisting of one of the following research courses: Nutrition 366L, Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach); and three additional hours in nutrition.

[20.] 18. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction [350S] 650S, UTeach-Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, and 170. 2

[21.] 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.


RATIONALE: Change BIO to new course numbers and prerequisite courses for Genetics 325.


1. Corrected April 27, 2006.
2. Corrected April 27, 2006.

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Add organic chemistry lab CH 210C, a prerequisite for the second organic course. It was lost due to typing error and must be put back in.
ADD fourth physics sequence—PHY 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N, to be consistent with Uteach BIO and CH specifications.


OPTION V: NUTRITION HONORS


7. 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, 316, or 315.

8. At least three semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.

[14. Six semester hours of coursework in computer sciences or physics.]

[15. Human Ecology 115 and 225.]

[16.] 9. Chemistry 310M and 310N, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.

10. Biology 365R and 365S.

11. Nutrition 311, 111L, 326 or 365, and 126L.

[17.] 12. Nutrition 365 (Topic 1: Vitamins and Minerals), 366L, and [thirteen] twelve additional semester hours of nutrition or related coursework approved by the departmental honors adviser.

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

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

[20.] 15. Nutrition 379H and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the departmental honors adviser.

[21.] 16. Twelve semester hours of additional coursework approved by the departmental honors adviser.

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

18. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 120 semester hours.


RATIONALE: Honors Option rewritten to include defined Breadth Requirement.
Specify Topic that is not redundant with BIO or CH coursework required for honors. Specify 12 rather than 13 hours so students won’t have to take an extra 3 hr course to pick up 1 hr.


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 [all courses used to fulfill requirement 1 and requirements 3 through 11 of the common prescribed work above and in each course used to fulfill the additional prescribed work requirements for his or her option] each course completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree.

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

To graduate under option V, students must earn grades of A in the departmental research and thesis courses described in requirement [20] 15 above 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 option V; under special circumstances and at the discretion of the departmental honors adviser, a student may be allowed to continue under academic review.