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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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Majors and Minors

Major requirements. The Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, requires the completion of all requirements for one major. Requirements for majors offered by the College of Natural Sciences are given below; those for majors offered by the College of Liberal Arts are given in chapter 8.

The major subject is not shown on the diploma. It is not possible for a student to receive a second Bachelor of Arts degree from the University.

Advising of majors. A student who has chosen a major is advised in the advising center for his or her major before registration each semester. Students who have not chosen a major must be advised in the Student Division Office, College of Natural Sciences. For matters concerning degree requirements, specific academic problems, petitions, and academic advice in general, the student should consult his or her advising center or the Student Division Office, Will C. Hogg 2.112.

Hour requirements for the major. A major consists of at least twenty-one but no more than forty-two semester hours, with at least twelve hours in upper-division courses. Of these twelve semester hours, six must be taken in residence. These restrictions exist in the context of the general residence requirement for the major of eighteen semester hours.

Unless otherwise indicated, a course taken to fulfill the requirements under "Prescribed Work" may also be counted toward fulfillment of the major requirements.

A student who earns credit by examination with a grade of C or better will be given the appropriate grade and degree credit, including hours required in the major.

Minors. Most departments require completion of a minor to accompany the major. These requirements, if any, are given below.

Astronomy

Major: Physics 301, 101L, 315, 115L, 316, and 116L; nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in astronomy, including at least two of the following courses: Astronomy 352K, 352L, 353, 358, and 364; and six additional upper-division hours in astronomy and/or physics.

Minor for astronomy majors: Six semester hours of coursework (other than astronomy, lower-division physics, lower-division mathematics, and Mathematics 427K) approved by the undergraduate adviser; and either six semester hours of upper-division physics in addition to the courses used to fulfill the major requirement or six semester hours of upper-division coursework approved by the undergraduate adviser.

A grade of at least C is required in each semester of each course counted toward the major and minor requirements.

All astronomy majors should consult the astronomy undergraduate adviser regularly about the choice of appropriate courses in both the major and the minor. Qualified students are encouraged to carry out a supervised research project by taking a conference course, such as Astronomy 375 or 379H. No more than six of the hours counted toward the major requirement may be earned in conference courses.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry majors must take Mathematics 408C and 408D and eight semester hours of physics: either Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; 339K, 339L, 353M, 153K, 455 or 456, 369L, and 370.

Minor for biochemistry majors: At least twelve semester hours of coursework in biology chosen from the following courses, including at least three hours in each area:

  1. Genetics: Biology 325 or 366, and Biology 366R.
  2. Cellular and developmental biology: Biology 211 and 212, or 320; 126L and 226R; 226T; 330; 331L; 347 or 360K; and 349.
  3. Physiology: Biology 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, and 365S.

The student must complete all courses in the major and the minor with a grade of at least C.

Biology

In addition to the major requirements below, the student must complete the following: Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325; Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H; and Chemistry 301. The student must complete these courses before taking further upper-division coursework in biology. Biology majors must also complete Mathematics 305G and 408C; Chemistry 302 and 204; and one of the following: (1) Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C; (2) eight hours of coursework in physics, including laboratory work; or (3) six hours of coursework in computer sciences, including at least three hours of upper-division work.

Major: Twenty-one semester hours of coursework, including at least three hours in each of the following areas; no course may be counted toward more than one area.

  1. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 226R, 126L, 226T, 327, 127L, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337G, 337J, 339, 339M, 343M, 344, 347, 349, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 366R, 367, 368L, 379G, 379J.
  2. Physiology, neurobiology, and behavior: Biology 322, 122L, 226S, 328, 128L, 329, 129L, 338L, 339, 341, 141L, 345, 359J, 359K, 359R, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 361T, 365L, 465M, 365N, 365R, 365S, 365T, 365W, 371L, 371M.
  3. Ecology and evolution: Biology 321L, 226S, 340L, 342L, 448L, 351, 352, 353L, 354L, 455L, 456L, 357, 458L, 359, 359J, 262, 262L, 363, 364, 369L, 370, 371G, 472L, 373, 373L, 375, 376, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.
  4. Animal biology: Biology 321L, 338L, 340L, 448L, 353L, 354L, 455L, 359K, 359R, 361T, 369L, 478L, Marine Science 354, 354C.
  5. Plant biology: Biology 322, 122L, 324 and 124L, 327 and 127L, 328, 128L, 351, 352, 262, 262L, 363, 472L, 374 and 174L, Marine Science 352D.
  6. Microbiology: Biology 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 327, 127L, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 333, 339, 341, 141L, 364, Marine Science 354E.

To provide twenty-one semester hours in the major, the student must complete three additional hours of coursework chosen from the following: the biology and marine science courses listed in areas 1 through 6 above; other upper-division biology courses; Chemistry 339K and 339L, or 369. The twenty-one hours in the major must include at least three laboratory courses. They may include three hours in undergraduate research or special studies courses. Another three hours in special studies courses may be counted as electives. The student must earn a grade of at least C in each course taken at the University and counted toward the major requirement.

Chemistry

Mathematics 408C and 408D and Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L are required of all students majoring in chemistry.

Major: Chemistry 301, 302, 204; either 610A, 610B, and 210C, or 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; 353, 153K, 354 or 354L, 154K, 456, 376K.

Minor for chemistry majors: Either (1) twelve semester hours of biology, geological sciences, mathematics, physics, or, with written consent of the department chairman and approval of the dean, a field of study outside the College of Natural Sciences; or (2) Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E. The second option fulfills the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program; students who complete this minor may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion.

A grade of at least C is required in all courses counted toward the major and minor requirements.

Computer Sciences

An undergraduate may not enroll in any computer sciences course more than once without written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences. No student may enroll in any computer sciences course more than twice. No student may take more than three upper-division computer sciences courses in a semester without written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer sciences.

Major: Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328, 336, 341, 352, 372, and at least twelve additional semester hours of approved upper-division coursework in computer sciences. Computer Sciences 370 may be counted toward the degree only once.

Minor for computer sciences majors: Mathematics 408C, 408D, Philosophy 313K, and one of the following courses: Mathematics 427K, 340L, 341, 343K, 362K.

To enroll in any computer sciences course numbered above 336, all students must have completed the following courses with a grade of at least C in each: Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328, 336, Mathematics 408C and 408D (or equivalent courses), and Philosophy 313K. A grade of at least C is required in all courses counted toward the major and minor requirements.

Geological Sciences

Geological sciences majors must make a grade of at least C in each semester of each course used to fulfill the requirements for the degree. They may not enroll in any geological sciences course more than twice without written consent of the undergraduate adviser of the department.

Major: Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 404C or 405, 416K, 416M, 420K, 422K, 428, and enough additional approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of thirty-two semester hours.[1]

Minor for geological sciences majors: Twelve semester hours, of which at least six must be in upper-division coursework, in any one of the following disciplines: anthropology, astronomy, any biological science, business, computer sciences, chemistry, education, engineering, geography, mathematics, and physics. Other disciplines may be chosen with written approval of the chairman of the Department of Geological Sciences.

Human Ecology

Major: Thirty semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, of which at least fifteen must be in upper-division courses. No more than fifteen hours of lower-division coursework in the department may be counted toward the degree.

Mathematics

Undergraduates seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics must choose either the standard option or the mathematics for secondary teaching option.

Major, standard option: At least twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics. Mathematics 301, 302, 303D, 305G, and equivalent courses may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The student must earn a grade of at least C in Mathematics 408C and 408D and in each mathematics course used to fulfill the major requirement.

The student must complete the following:

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D.
  2. Mathematics 340L or 341.
  3. Mathematics 328K, 343K, or 373K.
  4. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
  5. Mathematics 362K.
  6. At least one course chosen from the following: Mathematics 333L, 439J, 339U, 343L, 344K, 348, 358K, 361, 367K, 368K, 372K, 474M, 376C, 378K. This requirement is intended to broaden the student's training.

Major, mathematics for secondary school teaching option: At least twenty-four semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics. Mathematics 301, 302, 303D, 305G, and equivalent courses may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The student must earn a grade of at least C in Mathematics 408C and 408D and in each mathematics course used to fulfill the major requirement.

The secondary school teaching option is designed to give students the mathematical background appropriate for teaching secondary school mathematics, but students must meet additional requirements to obtain certification. Information about these requirements is available from the UTeach program. A list of the combined requirements of the UTeach secondary school certification program and the Bachelor of Arts degree is also available from the UTeach program and from advisers in the Department of Mathematics. The UTeach program is described in this chapter.

The student must complete the following:

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D.
  2. Mathematics 340L or 341.
  3. Mathematics 315C, 325K, 333L, 358K, and 362K.
  4. Mathematics 326K or 360M.
  5. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
  6. Mathematics 328K, 343K, or 373K.

Physics

Students majoring in physics must take Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.

Major: Physics 315, 115L, and at least sixteen semester hours of upper-division physics, including Physics 336K, 352K, and 453.

First minor for physics majors: Twelve semester hours of mathematics, of which six must be in upper-division coursework; the upper-division coursework must include three hours in differential equations.

Second minor for physics majors: Six semester hours, of which three must be in upper-division coursework, in any one of the following: botany, chemistry, geological sciences, microbiology, philosophy, psychology, zoology; or in courses offered in the College of Education or the College of Engineering. Courses used to fulfill specific degree requirements other than the substantial writing component requirement may not also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is intended to prepare students for professional careers as chemists, either upon graduation or after graduate study in chemistry or related fields. In addition, it may serve as the basis for work in many areas outside pure chemistry, such as materials science, medicine and other health-related fields, pharmacology, patent law, business, and environmental science. The computation option is intended to prepare students for the workplace by giving them opportunities to develop computation skills.

Prescribed Work Common to Both Options

  1. Rhetoric and Composition 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. One of the following foreign language/culture options:
    1. second-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language.
    2. first-semester-level proficiency in a foreign language and a three-semester-hour course in the culture of the same language area.
    3. Two three-hour foreign culture courses chosen from a list available in the dean's office and the college advising centers.
    4. A three-hour foreign culture course and a three-hour course in one of the following fields: anthropology, architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), economics, geography, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and approved interdisciplinary fields.

    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 foreign language deficiency.

  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. Mathematics 408C and 408D. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. One of the following sequences: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
  9. At least eighteen semester hours in biology, chosen from the following list. These eighteen hours must include at least three hours of upper-division coursework and at least three hours in each of the following areas; a single course may not fulfill this requirement in more than one area.
    1. Genetics: Biology 212, 325 or 366, 366R.
    2. Cellular and developmental biology: Biology 211, 212, 320, 331L, 126L, 226R, 226T, 330, 344, 347, 349, 360K.
    3. Physiology: Biology 214, 328, 339, 345, 361T, 365R or 371M, 365S.

  10. At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
    1. General chemistry: Chemistry 301, 302, and either 204 or 317.
    2. Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
    3. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K, 339L, 369L, and 370.
    4. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 153K and 353M.
    5. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.

  11. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  12. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry, must be completed in residence at the University.
  13. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 127 semester hours.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Biochemistry

  1. At least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or computer sciences.
  2. Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science and engineering majors may be counted. A course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it.
  3. In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431,* 341,* 354, 354L, 367L, 369K,* 375K or 475K, and 376K.* At least three of these hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk fulfill this laboratory requirement. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.

Option II: Computation

Students who complete option II also fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of the program for a certificate of completion.

  1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
  2. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
  3. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E.
  4. In fulfilling requirement 10 above, the student must complete three hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 431, 341, 354, 354L, 367L, 369K, 375K or 475K, and 376K.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college requirements given in this chapter. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 10 of the prescribed work above.

Order and Choice of Work

The student must consult the undergraduate adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work.



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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


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