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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
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

1. The University

 

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.

Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The University has designated the following persons as Coordinators to monitor compliance with these statutes and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on gender or disability.

For students:
Teresa Brett, Dean of Students, SSB 4.104 (100-B West Dean Keeton Street), (512) 471-1201
For employees:
Linda Millstone, Deputy to the Vice President and Director of Equal Opportunity Services, NOA 4.302 (101 East 27th Street), (512) 471-1849

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) 697-4500) 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 170 fields of study while pursuing any of more than 100 majors. Undergraduate study is supported by extensive computer 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 650,000, 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's 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. Information about the system and its components is published by The University of Texas System.

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 chair 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 several units, which administer the University's programs in such areas as admission and recruitment, financial aid, student record managment, counseling and learning support, housing and food, recreation, health services, and student publications. The services of the student affairs units are described in General Information. Services provided by the colleges and schools are described in chapters 2 through 13 of this catalog.

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 13.

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 (BArch)
Architectural studies
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSArchStds)
Architecture/Architectural engineering
  Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BArch/BSArchE)
Architecture/Plan II Honors Program
  Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II (BArch/BA)
Interior design
  Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID)
 

Red McCombs School of Business

In addition to the following programs, the McCombs 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 (BBA)
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 (BBA)
 
Department of Management
Management
  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Engineering route to the Bachelor of Business Administration
  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
 
Department of Management Science and Information Systems
Management information systems
  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
 
Department of Marketing Administration
International business
  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Marketing
  Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
 

College of Communication

Department of Advertising
Advertising
  Bachelor of Science in Advertising (BSAdv)
Public relations
  Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (BSPR)
 
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Communication sciences and disorders
  Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (BSCSD)
 
Department of Communication Studies
Communication studies
  Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies (BSCommStds)
 
School of Journalism
Journalism
  Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
 
Department of Radio-Television-Film
Radio-television-film
  Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film (BSRTF)
 

College of Education

Applied learning and development
  Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (BSALD)
Athletic training
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSKin)[1]
Health promotion and fitness
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSKin)
Kinesiology
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSKin)
Sport management
  Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (BSKin)[1]
Youth and community studies
  Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (BSALD)
 

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 athletic training, health promotion and fitness, kinesiology, and sports management. The kinesiology major includes options in general kinesiology (noncertification) and all-level teacher certification.

Students who plan to seek middle grades or secondary teacher certification in Texas must earn a bachelor's degree in the field they intend to teach and must meet the state requirements for teacher certification. Information is available from the college of the student's major or from the College of Education.

 

College of Engineering

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Aerospace engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAsE)
 
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (BSBmE)
 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Chemical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (BSChE)
 
Department of Civil Engineering
Architectural engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSArchE)
Civil engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSCE)
 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Electrical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE)
 
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
 
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Petroleum engineering
  Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (BSPE)
Geosystems engineering and hydrogeology
  Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology (BSGeosysE&Hydrogeo)
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 (BAArt)
Design
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Studio art
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Arts in Art (BAArt)
Visual art studies
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
 
School of Music
Music
  Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAMusic)
Composition
  Bachelor of Music (BMusic)
Music performance
  Bachelor of Music (BMusic)
Music studies
  Bachelor of Music (BMusic)
Music theory
  Bachelor of Music (BMusic)
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 (BATD)
Theatre studies
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Dance
  Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
 

College of Liberal Arts

In addition to the following programs, the college offers interdisciplinary majors in archaeological studies, humanities, and religious studies. The college also offers concentrations in cultural studies; European studies; technology, literacy, and culture; and women's and gender studies, which are open to students in all colleges and schools. Final approval is pending for an interdisciplinary major in urban studies and an intercollege major in kinesiology and health.
 
Center for African and African American Studies
Ethnic studies[2]
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of American Studies
American studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Anthropology
Anthropology
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Center for Asian American Studies
Ethnic studies[2]
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Center for Asian Studies
Asian studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Asian Studies
Asian cultures and languages
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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 (BA)
Classics
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Greek
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Latin
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Economics
Economics
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of English
English
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of French and Italian
French
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Italian
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Geography
Geography
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Germanic Studies
German
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Scandinavian
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Government
Government
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of History
History
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Latin American studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Linguistics
Linguistics
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Center for Mexican American Studies
Ethnic studies[2]
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
Arabic language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Hebrew language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Islamic studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Jewish studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Middle Eastern cultures
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Persian language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Turkish language and literature
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Middle Eastern studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
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 (BA)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSPsy)[3]
 
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Czech language and culture[4]   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Russian language and culture[5]   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Sociology
Sociology
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Portuguese
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Spanish
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 

College of Natural Sciences

In addition to the following degree programs, the college offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science. Final approval ofthis degree is pending.
 
Department of Astronomy
Astronomy
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
School of Biological Sciences
Biology
  Bachelor of Science in Biology (BSBio)

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Clinical laboratory science
  Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (BSClinLabSci)
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 (BSCh)

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Biochemistry
  Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (BSBioch)

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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 (BSCS)

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
 
Department of Geological Sciences
Geological sciences
  Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences (BSGeoSci)

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Geosystems engineering and hydrogeology
  Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology (BSGeosysE&Hydrogeo)
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 (BSNtr)
Human development and family sciences
  Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (BSHDFS)
Human ecology
  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Nutrition
  Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (BSNtr)
Textiles and apparel
  Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel (BSTA)
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 (BSMath)

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

  Bachelor of Arts (BA)
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 (BSN)
 

College of Pharmacy

Pharmacy
  Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
 

School of Social Work

Social work
  Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

 


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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 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B - Degree and Course Abbreviations

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