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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business


CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of
Natural Sciences


CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations



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The University


Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

Accreditation

The University of Texas at Austin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone number (404) 697-4501) to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas was established by the state legislature in 1881; by popular vote, the Main University was located at Austin and the Medical Branch at Galveston. The Austin campus was opened in September, 1883, with a faculty of 8 and a student body of 218; about three-quarters of the students were registered in the Academic Department and the remainder in the Law Department. In the intervening eleven decades, the central campus has grown from 40 to more than 360 acres, while the student body has increased to about 38,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. In 1967, with the creation of The University of Texas System, the name of the Main University was changed to the University of Texas at Austin.

University students represent both the diverse population of the state and the full range of contemporary scholarship: an undergraduate may choose courses from more than 160 fields of study while pursuing any of more than 100 majors. Undergraduate study is supported by extensive mainframe and microcomputer facilities and by one of the largest academic libraries in the nation. Students also benefit from the broad range of scholarly and technical research conducted by the faculty and the research staff.

The city of Austin, with a population of about 600,000, is a relaxed and cosmopolitan setting for the University. The city is home to respected professional communities in theatre, dance, the visual arts, and classical and popular music that offer a wide range of cultural events. Students may also take part in recreational activities made possible by the temperate climate and Austin's location in the Hill Country of central Texas.

For further historical and current information about the University, see General Information.

The Mission of the University

The mission of the University is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research, and public service. The University provides superior and comprehensive educational opportunities at the baccalaureate through doctoral and special professional educational levels. The University contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry, and the development of new knowledge. The University preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the state economy, serves the citizens through public programs, and provides other public service.

The University of Texas System

The University of Texas at Austin is the largest component of The University of Texas System. The system is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state Senate. In addition to the University, the system consists of the following institutions:

The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Brownsville
The University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at El Paso
The University of Texas - Pan American
The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler

Organization of the University

Academic Affairs

Subject to the supervision of the Board of Regents and to the authority the board has vested in administrative officers, the General Faculty is responsible for the governance of the University. The president is the chief executive officer; the executive vice president and provost is the chief academic officer. The administration of each college or school is the responsibility of that division's dean; in most colleges and schools, an associate or assistant dean for academic affairs oversees the day-to-day academic life of the division. Several colleges are further divided into departments and academic centers; academic and administrative matters in these units are the responsibility of the department chairman or center director. A list of the University's colleges and schools and their constituent departments and academic centers is given in General Information.

Student Services

Student services are provided by the Division of Student Affairs, under the direction of the vice president for student affairs. The division consists of the following units, each of which offers programs that supplement the classroom experience and enrich the quality of campus life. The services of each unit are more fully described in General Information. Services provided by the colleges and schools are described in chapters 2 through 12 of this catalog.

The Office of Admissions is responsible for recruitment, application processing, residency decisions, and the transfer of credit.

The Office of the Registrar oversees registration, maintains and certifies student records, issues diplomas and transcripts, and publishes catalogs, course schedules, and final examination schedules.

Counseling, Learning, and Career Services provides personal counseling, learning assistance programs, career development assistance, and crisis intervention.

The Office of the Dean of Students administers orientation programs, provides facilities and support for registered student organizations, administers disciplinary proceedings, and assists students with disabilities and others with special needs and concerns.

Student Financial Services administers loans, grants, and scholarships provided by the University, the state, and the federal government.

University Health Services provides complete ambulatory health care and pharmacy services to students and conducts a number of health education programs.

The Division of Housing and Food Service operates the University residence halls and family apartments.

The International Office directs programs for international students, faculty members, staff members, and visitors and for University students going abroad.

The Division of Recreational Sports sponsors team, dual, and individual intramural sports, sports clubs, and outdoor recreation programs and provides excellent facilities for informal recreation.

The Texas Union serves as the University's community center, offering programs for students and faculty and staff members that promote intellectual, cultural, social, and recreational development.

Texas Student Publications publishes the campus newspaper the Daily Texan, the Cactus and Peregrinus yearbooks, and the University Directory. TSP also oversees the student-run KVR-TV and KVRX Radio.

Legal Services for Students provides students with legal advice, representation, and referral.

Degree Programs

The eleven undergraduate colleges and schools of the University offer the majors listed in the first column; the degree(s) available in each field are given in the second column. Degree programs are described in chapters 2 through 12.

The University offers graduate study in most of the following areas and in other fields. Information about graduate courses and degrees and other information for graduate students is given in The Graduate Catalog.

School of Architecture

Architecture
  Bachelor of Architecture
Architectural studies
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies
Architecture/Architectural engineering
  Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Architecture/Plan II Honors Program
  Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II
Interior design
  Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
 

Red McCombs School of Business

In addition to the following programs, the school offers an honors program leading to the Bachelor of Business Administration. Students admitted to the honors program may choose either a general program of study or one of the following majors or both.
 
Department of Accounting
Accounting
  Bachelor of Business Administration
The student may pursue an undergraduate degree in accounting alone or in conjunction with the Master in Professional Accounting degree. For the second option, the student must be admitted to the Professional Program in Accounting
 
Department of Finance
Finance
  Bachelor of Business Administration
 
Department of Management
Management
  Bachelor of Business Administration
Engineering route to the Bachelor of Business Administration
  Bachelor of Business Administration
 
Department of Management Science and Information Systems
Management information systems
  Bachelor of Business Administration
 
Department of Marketing Administration
International business
  Bachelor of Business Administration
Marketing
  Bachelor of Business Administration
 

College of Communication

Public relations
  Bachelor of Science in Public Relations
 
Department of Advertising
Advertising
  Bachelor of Science in Advertising
 
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication sciences and disorders
  Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders
 
Department of Communication Studies
Communication studies
  Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
 
Department of Journalism
Journalism
  Bachelor of Journalism
This degree is offered with concentrations in print journalism, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, and multimedia journalism.
 
Department of Radio-Television-Film
Radio-television-film
  Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film
 

College of Education

Applied learning and development
  Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development
Health promotion and fitness
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Kinesiology
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Youth and community studies
  Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development
 

The undergraduate divisions of the College of Education are the Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology and Health Education, and Special Education and the Science Education Center. These units cooperatively offer the majors in applied learning and development and youth and community studies. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education offers the majors in health promotion and fitness and kinesiology. The kinesiology major includes options in general kinesiology (noncertification), secondary certification, and all-level certification.

Students who plan to teach in Texas public secondary schools must earn a bachelor's degree in the field they intend to teach and must meet the requirements for teacher certification. Students pursuing secondary teacher certification with mathematics or science as their first teaching field must follow the curriculum prescribed by the UTeach program, a collaboration between the Colleges of Education and Natural Sciences. Students pursuing secondary teacher certification with mathematics or science as their second teaching field must follow the requirements of the College of Education.

 

College of Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Aerospace engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
 
Department of Civil Engineering
Architectural engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Civil engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
 
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Petroleum engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Geosystems engineering and hydrogeology
  Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology
The program in geosystems engineering and hydrogeology is offered jointly by the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering and the Department of Geological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences.
 

College of Fine Arts

Department of Art and Art History
Art history
  Bachelor of Arts in Art
Design
  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio art
  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Arts in Art
Visual art studies
  Bachelor of Fine Arts
 
School of Music
Music
  Bachelor of Arts in Music
Composition
  Bachelor of Music
Music performance
  Bachelor of Music
Music studies
  Bachelor of Music
Music theory
  Bachelor of Music
The music performance student may major in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, harp, or one of the orchestral instruments (including euphonium, guitar, and saxophone).
 
Department of Theatre and Dance
Theatre and dance
  Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance
Theatre studies
  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Dance
  Bachelor of Fine Arts
 

College of Liberal Arts

In addition to the following programs, the college offers interdisciplinary majors in archaeological studies and humanities; final approval is pending for an interdisciplinary major in religious studies. The college also offers concentrations in European studies; folklore; technology, literacy, and culture; and women's studies, which are open to students in all colleges and schools.
 
Center for African and African American Studies
Ethnic studies[1]
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of American Studies
American studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Center for Asian American Studies
Ethnic studies[1]
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Center for Asian Studies
Asian studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Asian Studies
Asian cultures and languages
  Bachelor of Arts
The student majoring in Asian cultures and languages specializes in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and/or Urdu, Malayalam, or Sanskrit.
 
Department of Classics
Ancient history and classical civilization
  Bachelor of Arts
Classics
  Bachelor of Arts
Greek
  Bachelor of Arts
Latin
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Economics
Economics
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of English
English
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of French and Italian
French
  Bachelor of Arts
Italian
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Geography
Geography
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Germanic Studies
German
  Bachelor of Arts
Scandinavian
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Government
Government
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of History
History
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Language and Area Center for Latin American Studies
Latin American studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Linguistics
Linguistics
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Center for Mexican American Studies
Ethnic studies[1]
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
Arabic language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts
Hebrew language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts
Islamic studies
  Bachelor of Arts
Jewish studies
  Bachelor of Arts
Middle Eastern cultures
  Bachelor of Arts
Persian language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts
Turkish language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Middle Eastern studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Plan II Honors Program
The Plan II Honors Program is a broad liberal arts program leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II. The program emphasizes the humanities, but students may also complete a concentration equivalent to a major in science or social science.
 
Department of Psychology
Psychology
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Czech
  Bachelor of Arts
Russian and Slavic studies
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Sociology
Sociology
  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Portuguese
  Bachelor of Arts
Spanish
  Bachelor of Arts
 

College of Natural Sciences

Department of Astronomy
Astronomy
  Bachelor of Arts
 
School of Biological Sciences
Biology
  Bachelor of Science in Biology

  Bachelor of Arts
Clinical laboratory science
  Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science[2]
The Bachelor of Science in Biology is offered with options in ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; plant biology; and teaching.
 
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Chemistry
  Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

  Bachelor of Arts
Biochemistry
  Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

  Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is offered with options in chemistry, computation, and teaching. The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is offered with options in biochemistry and computation.
 
Department of Computer Sciences
Computer sciences
  Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences

  Bachelor of Arts
 
Department of Geological Sciences
Geological sciences
  Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences

  Bachelor of Arts
Geosystems engineering and hydrogeology
  Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology
The Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences is offered with options in general geology, geophysics, hydrogeology/environmental geology, and teaching. The Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology is offered jointly by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, College of Engineering.
 
Department of Human Ecology
Dietetics
  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Human development and family sciences
  Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences[2]
Human ecology
  Bachelor of Arts
Nutrition
  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Textiles and apparel
  Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel
The Bachelor in Human Development and Family Sciences is offered with options in human development and family sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel is offered with options in apparel design and conservation and retail merchandising.
 
Department of Mathematics
Mathematics
  Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

  Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is offered with options in actuarial science, applied mathematics, mathematical sciences (with specializations in scientific computation and statistics, probability, and data analysis), pure mathematics, and teaching.
 
Department of Physics
Physics
  Bachelor of Science in Physics

  Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Science in Physics is offered with options in physics, computation, radiation physics, space sciences, and teaching.
 

School of Nursing

Nursing
  Bachelor of Science in Nursing
 

College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy
  Doctor of Pharmacy

  Doctor of Pharmacy
 

School of Social Work

Social work
  Bachelor of Social Work



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Undergraduate catalog

Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 10 - School of Nursing
Chapter 11 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 12 - School of Social Work
Chapter 13 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B


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