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CAP Curriculum
University of Texas at El Paso – Fall 2011 / Spring 2012

To be eligible for guaranteed fall 2012 enrollment in the UT Austin School of Undergraduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts, or College of Natural Sciences, Coordinated Admission Program students at UT El Paso must complete 30 approved semester hours of coursework (including a mathematics course other than College Algebra) with at least a 3.2 grade point average by June 1, 2012.

Approved CAP courses are listed below (with UT Austin transfer credit evaluations). For CAP purposes you can take any listed course, subject to UT El Paso's placement, prerequisite, or other requirements. Consult an academic advisor before selecting courses, and review the Recommended Courses following the list.

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Approved CAP Course List

(use the CAP Crosswalk to compare course
selection at the 8 participating UT System campuses)

English Composition
(core 010)

Two courses for any UT Austin degree:

ENGL 1311 (= RHE 306)
ENGL 1312 or 1313(= RHE 309K)

Mathematics
(core 020)

MATH 1312(= M 308L*)
MATH 1319(= M 302)
MATH 1320(= M 303D)
MATH 1411(= M 408K*)
MATH 1508(= M 505G)
MATH 2313(= M 308M)
STAT 2380(= M 316)

* Natural Science majors receive alternative M 408N & 308S credit for Calculus I & II.

Science & Technology, Part 1
(core 030)

Choose a sequence in one discipline:

ASTR 1307(= AST 301)
ASTR 1308(= AST 309)
ASTR 1107(= AST 103L)
ASTR 1108(= AST 1 Lab*)
BIOL 1305(= BIO 311C)
BIOL 1306(= BIO 311D)
BIOL 1107(= BIO 105L)
BIOL 1108(= BIO 106L)
BIOL 2311+2111(= BIO 416K)
BIOL 2313+2113(= BIO 416L)
CHEM 1305 (= CH 301)
CHEM 1306 (= CH 302)
CHEM 1105+1106(= CH 204)
CHEM 1407(= CH 313N+113P)
CHEM 1408(= CH 314N+114P)
GEOL 1313+1103(= GEO 401)
GEOL 1314+1104(= GEO 405)
PHYS 1403(= PHY 302K+102M)
PHYS 1404(= PHY 302L+102N)
PHYS 2420(= PHY 303K+103M)
PHYS 2421(= PHY 303L+103N)

* Generic laboratory transfer credit counts toward CAP semester hour and GPA requirements.

Science & Technology, Part 2
(core 031)

Choose one course listed below or from the Science & Technology Part 1 list, in a different discipline than the one used to satisfy the Part 1 requirement.

ANTH 1301(= ANT 301)
BIOL 1303*(= BIO 301L)
BIOL 1304*(= BIO 309D)
GEOG 1306(= GRG 301C)
GEOL 1311(= GEO 302K)
GEOL 1312(= GEO 302K)

* Accompanying labs BIOL 1103 & 1104 transfer generically but count toward CAP semester hour and GPA requirements.

Humanities
(core 040)

For students with credit by exam or high school dual credit for ENGL 1311, 1312, or 1313, chose one for any UT Austin degree:

ENGL 2311(= E 316K)
ENGL 2312(= E 316K)

Visual / Performing Arts
(core 050)

ART 1300 (= ARH 301)
ARTH 1305(= ARH 302)
ARTH 1306(= ARH 303)
FILM 1390(= RTF 314)
MUSL 1324(= MUS 302L)
MUSL 1326(= MUS 303P)
MUSL 1327(= MUS 307)
MUST 1312(= MUS 306)
THEA 1313(= T D 301)

U.S. History
(core 060)

Two courses for any UT Austin degree:

HIST 1301(= HIS 315K)
HIST 1302(= HIS 315L)

U.S. / Texas Government
(core 070)

Two courses for any UT Austin degree:

POLS 2310(= GOV 312L)
POLS 2311(= GOV 310L)

Social Science
(core 080)

ANTH 1302 (= ANT 302)
ANTH 2320*(= LIN 306)
ECON 2303 (= ECO 304L)
ECON 2304 (= ECO 304K)
ENGL 2320*(= LIN 306)
LING 2320*(= LIN 306)
PSYC 1301 (= PSY 301)
SOCI 1301 (= SOC 302)
SOCI 1302 (= SOC 308)
SOCI 2359 (= SOC 309)

* Of ANTH, ENGL, & LING 2320,
only one may count.

Foreign Language

ARAB 1501(= ARA 506)
ARAB 1502(= ARA 507)
ARAB 2401(= ARA 412K)
ARAB 2402(= ARA 412L)
FREN 1301(= FR 306)
FREN 1302(= FR 307)
FREN 2301(= FR 312K)
FREN 2302(= FR 312L)
GERM 1301(= GER 306)
GERM 1302(= GER 307)
GERM 2301(= GER 312K)
GERM 2302(= GER 312L)
LATN 2303(= LAT 306)
LATN 2304(= LAT 307)
PORT 2301(= POR 306)
PORT 2302(= POR 307)
SPAN 1301 (= SPN 306)
SPAN 1302 (= SPN 307)
SPAN 2301 or 2303(= SPN 312K)
SPAN 2302 or 2304(= SPN 312L)

Other Coursework

UNIV 1301(= ELV 3 hrs)

May be required by UT El Paso; counts as elective credit in UT Austin degrees.

 

Recommended Courses

Major-specific recommendations below differentiate the various Mathematics, Science & Technology, Visual & Performing Arts, Social Science, or Foreign Language requirements in UT Austin degrees.

While it is not a CAP requirement to follow a particular degree plan, you are strongly encouraged to choose courses needed in your planned major field of study. Otherwise, you may delay your degree progress or affect your eligibility to declare a major (especially in Business, Engineering, Geoscience, and Natural Science programs, which require completion of specific courses for admission).

English Composition, Humanities, History, and Government requirements are identical in all UT Austin degrees, and applicable courses can be selected from the list above.

Foreign language proficiency requirements are satisfied by completion of a course sequence in one language through the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th semester.

These recommendations conform to degree requirements in the UT Austin Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2012.

 
UT Austin School of Architecture recommended courses
Note: admission to Architecture requires completion of 24 semester hours at UT Austin in addition to the 30 hours earned in the CAP program.
  • Mathematics – MATH 1411 & 1312.
  • Social Sciencefor Interior Design: PSYC 1301.
  • Science & Technology – choose a sequence from PHYS 1403+1404 or 2420+2421.
UT Austin McCombs School of Business recommended courses
Note: admission to Business requires completion of ECON 2303+2304 and MATH 1411+1312.
  • Mathematics – MATH 1411 & 1312.
  • Science & Technologyfor the Engineering Route to Business major: CHEM 1305 and PHYS 2420+2421.
  • Social Science – ECON 2303+2304.
  • Foreign Languagefor International Business: 4th semester proficiency in a language associated with the world region in which the student plans to specialize.
UT Austin College of Communication recommended courses
  • Mathematicsfor Advertising or Public Relations: choose one course from the list excluding STAT 2380.
  • Foreign Language – 4th semester proficiency.
UT Austin College of Education recommended courses
  • Mathematics
    • for Athletic Training or Kinesiology/Applied Movement Science major: choose one from MATH 1508 or 1411.
    • for Kinesiology/Exercise Science major: MATH 1411.
    • for Applied Learning & Development or Kinesiology/other majors: choose one from MATH 1319, 1320, 1411, 1508, or STAT 2380.
  • Science & Technologyfor Athletic Training or Kinesiology: BIOL 1303 or 1305 and CHEM 1305+1306. Additionally, PHYS 1403+1404 for the Kinesiology/Exercise Science major.
  • Visual & Performing Artsfor students pursuing teacher certification: choose one from ART 1300, MUSL 1324, or THEA 1313.
  • Social Science – PSYC 1301.
  • Foreign Language
    • for Applied Learning & Development/EC-6 Bilingual major: 4th semester proficiency in Spanish.
    • for other degrees/majors: 2nd semester proficiency. Spanish is recommended for prospective Texas teachers.
UT Austin Cockrell School of Engineering recommended courses
Note: admission to Engineering requires completion of MATH 1411. Applicants who complete CHEM 1305, MATH 1312, MATH 2313, PHY 2420, and/or PHYS 2421 are more competitive.
  • Mathematics – MATH 1411, 1312, & 2313.
  • Science & Technology – PHYS 2420+2421 for all majors; CHEM 1305 for all majors except Electrical Engineering.
  • Social Science – choose one from ANTH 1302 or 2320, ECON 2303 or 2304, ENGL 2320, LING 2320, PSYC 1301, or SOCI 1301 or 2359.
UT Austin College of Fine Arts recommended courses
  • Mathematicsfor the B.Music/Recording Technology major: MATH 1411, 1312, & 2313.
  • Foreign Language
    • for the B.Music/Voice Performance major: not required.
    • for BA degrees: 4th semester proficiency.
    • for other degrees/majors: 2nd semester proficiency.
  • Science & Technologyfor the B.Music/Recording Technology major: PHYS 2420+2421.
  • Visual & Performing Arts – two courses outside the student's major field of study, chosen from ART 1300, MUSL 1324, & THEA 1313.
UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences recommended courses
Note: admission to Geosciences requires completion of MATH 1411.
  • Mathematics
    • for the BA degree: MATH 1411.
    • for the BS degree/Teaching option: MATH 1411 & 1312.
    • for the BS degree/other options: MATH 1411, 1312, & 2313.
  • Foreign Language
    • for the BA degree: 4th semester proficiency.
    • for the BS degree/General, Geophysics, or Hydrogeology options: 2nd semester proficiency.
  • Science & Technology
    • for the BA degree: CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, GEOL 1313+1314+1103+1104, and one chosen from PHYS 1403 or 2420.
    • for the BS degree: CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, GEOL 1313+1103, and PHYS 2420+2421. Additionally, GEOL 1314+1104 for the General, Environmental, or Teaching options.
UT Austin College of Liberal Arts recommended courses
  • Mathematics
    • for Economics: MATH 1411 & 1312.
    • for Psychology (BS) or Urban Studies: MATH 1411 & STAT 2380.
  • Foreign Language
    • for Psychology (BS): 2nd semester proficiency.
    • for other degrees/majors: 4th semester proficiency.
  • Science & Technologyfor Psychology (BS): two sequences in different disciplines, chosen from BIOL 1305+1306, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, and PHYS 1403+1404 or 2420+2421.
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences recommended courses
  • Mathematics – MATH 1411 for all degrees/majors. Additionally...
    • MATH 1312 for Biology (BS).
    • MATH 1312 & 2313 for Astronomy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Science, Mathematics, and Physics.
    • STAT 2380 for Human Development & Family Sciences, Human Ecology, Nutrition, and Textiles & Apparel.
  • Visual & Performing Artsfor Textiles & Apparel: ART 1300 (for Retail Merchandising) or ARTH 1306 (for Conservation).
  • Social Science
    • for Human Development & Family Sciences: PSYC 1301.
    • for Mathematics/Actuarial Science option, Nutrition/International option, and Textiles & Apparel/Retail Merchandising option: ECON 2303+2304.
  • Foreign Language
    • for BA degrees: 4th semester proficiency.
    • for the BS in Nutrition/International option: 4th semester proficiency in Spanish or a language of the student's proposed study abroad area.
    • for the BS in Mathematics: 3rd semester proficiency.
    • for other BS degrees: 2nd semester proficiency.
  • Science & Technology
    • for Astronomy: PHYS 2420.
    • for Biochemistry: BIOL 1305+1306, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, and PHYS 2420+2421.
    • for Biology: BIOL 1305+1306+1107+1108, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, and PHYS 1403+1404 or 2420+2421.
    • for Chemistry: CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106 and PHYS 2420+2421.
    • for Clinical Laboratory Science: BIOL 1305+1306, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, and PHYS 1403+1404.
    • for Computer Science: in the BA degree, choose one sequence from BIOL 1305+1306+1107+1108, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, GEOL 1313+1314+1103+1104, or PHYS 2420+2421. In the BS degree, choose two of these sequences.
    • for Human Development & Family Sciences or Human Ecology: BIOL 1305, CHEM 1305 or 1407, and one chosen from BIOL 1306 or CHEM 1306 or 1408.
    • for Interdisciplinary Science/Middle Grades Teaching in Math & Science option: BIOL 1305+1306+1107+1108 and CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106.
    • for Interdisciplinary Science/Secondary School Teaching in Computer Science & Math option: PHYS 2420+2421.
    • for Mathematics: any sequence of at least 8 semester hours listed in Science & Technology Part 1.
    • for Nutrition: BIOL 1305, BIOL 2311+2313+2111+2113, and CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106.
    • for Physics: CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106 and PHYS 2420.
    • for Textiles & Apparel: CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106.
UT Austin School of Nursing recommended courses
  • Mathematics – STAT 2380.
  • Social Science – PSYC 1301.
  • Science & Technology – BIOL 1305, BIOL 2311+2313+2111+2113, and CHEM 1305.
UT Austin College of Pharmacy recommended courses
  • Mathematics – MATH 1411, 1312, & STAT 2380.
  • Science & Technology – BIOL 1305+1306, CHEM 1305+1306+1105+1106, and one chosen from PHYS 1403 or 2420.
UT Austin School of Social Work recommended courses
  • Mathematics – choose one from MATH 1319, 1320, 1508, or STAT 2380.
  • Foreign Language – 2nd semester proficiency.
  • Social Science – PSYC 1301, SOCI 1301, and either ECON 2303 or 2304.
This information is based on degree requirements published in UT Austin's Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2012 and on UT El Paso courses available during the 2011-2012 academic year. Produced by the UT Austin Office of Admissions in consultation with the School of Undergraduate Studies. Revised 07 February 2011.