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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

 

    

10. College of Natural Sciences

--continued

 

Bachelor of Science in Biology

The Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program offers eight options: ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; cell and molecular biology; neurobiology; plant biology; and a teaching option. The options have certain prescribed work in common, and each option has additional requirements. Many fields in the study of biological systems require broadly based training that transcends the classical boundaries of biology. In planning a program of work to meet his or her degree requirements, a student interested in specializing in these interdisciplinary areas should choose courses both in biology and in sciences that complement biology. Students who plan to complete the program within four years will have little flexibility in course selection unless they plan a schedule in advance. See "Order and Choice of Work" below for more information.

Prescribed Work Common to All 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:[3]
    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 follow the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
  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. 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. 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.
  8. An eight-hour sequence of coursework in physics chosen from the following: Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N. Students in the ecology, evolution, and behavior; human biology; marine and freshwater biology; microbiology; and teaching options may substitute Physics 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N.
  9. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
  10. Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, and 325, with a grade of at least C in each. These courses must be completed before students progress to other upper-division biology courses.
  11. At least twenty-four semester hours of upper-division work chosen from the courses listed below. In some options, other courses may be used to fulfill this requirement; these courses are listed in the section "Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option." The student must earn a grade of at least C in each course. The twenty-four hours must include at least one different course in each of the following three areas and at least three hours of coursework in each area:
    1. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 126L, 226R, 226T, 327, 127L, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 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, 337 (Topic: Endocrinology), 337 (Topic: Principles of Drug Action), 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, 365W, 369L, 370, 471G, 472L, 373, 373L, 375, 376, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.
  12. The student must complete at least four laboratory courses in biology with a grade of at least C. Three of these courses must be upper-division.
  13. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in biology must be completed in residence at the University.
  14. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 126 semester hours. All students must complete at least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

  1. Biology 318M with a grade of at least C, and three hours of coursework chosen from the following: Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C; computer sciences courses other than Computer Sciences 303E; Geological Sciences 401, 303, 312K, and geological sciences courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences; Mathematics 316, 340L, and mathematics courses for which Mathematics 408D is a prerequisite; Physics 315 and 115L, and upper-division physics courses other than Physics 341.
  2. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least twenty-seven semester hours chosen from the following coursework, including at least three hours in each area:
    1. Ecology: Biology 456L, 357, 364, 373, 373L, 375, Marine Science 352C, 354Q.
    2. Evolution: Biology 370.
    3. Cellular, developmental, and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 325L, 325T, 326D, 326E, 126L, 226R, 226T, 327, 127L, 330, 130L, 331L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 337J, 339, 339M, 343M, 344, 347, 349, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 366R, 367, 368L, 379G, 379J.
    4. 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.
    5. Taxon-based diversity courses: Biology 321L, 324 and 124L, 327 and 127L, 340L, 341, 141L, 448L, 353L, 354L, 455L, 262, 262L, 369L, 472L, 478L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C, 354E.
  3. One of the four laboratory courses used to fulfill requirement 12 above must have a field component. The following courses may be used: Biology 321L, 342L, 353L, 455L, 456L, 373L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C.

Option II: Human Biology

  1. At least six hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 318M with a grade of at least C; Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C; computer sciences courses other than Computer Sciences 303E; Geological Sciences 401, 303, 312K, and geological sciences courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences; Mathematics 316, 340L, and mathematics courses for which Mathematics 408D is a prerequisite; Physics 315 and 115L, and upper-division physics courses other than Physics 341.
  2. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete Biology 346, at least six hours in area a below, and at least three hours each in areas b through e.
    1. Cellular and molecular biology: Biology 320, 323L, 326D, 326E, 344.
    2. Anatomy: Anthropology 432L, Biology 478L, Kinesiology 324K.
    3. Physiology: Biology 337 (Topic: Endocrinology), 361T, 365L, 365R, 365S, 371M.
    4. Behavior and psychology: Anthropology 323K, 350M, Biology 359K, 359R, Psychology 332, 333.
    5. Evolution and ecology: Anthropology 348, Biology 357, 364, 370, 373, 373L.[4]
  3. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least fifteen hours of coursework, including at least nine hours of upper-division work, in one of the following concentrations:
    1. Cellular, molecular, and developmental biology: Biology 126L, 226R, 330, 331L, 332, 337 (Topic: Development and Evolution), 339M, 345, 349, 365N, 366R, 379J.
    2. Genetics and biotechnology: Biology 325L, 325T, 126L, 226R, 226T, 335, 347, 366, 366R, 379G, 379J.
    3. Pathogenesis and immunity: Biology 126L, 226R, 226T, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 336, 341, 141L, 347, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, 365T.
    4. Social aspects of health and disease: Sociology 330C, 354K, and nine hours chosen from the following: Chemical Engineering 357, Geography 357, Human Development and Family Sciences 313, 372K, Humanities 101, Nursing 310, 347 (Topic: Death and Dying), 347 (Topic: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on AIDS), Philosophy 325M.
    5. Problems of developing countries: Biology 351, Economics 333K,[5] Geography 326K, 339K, 342C, 346, 356, 357, 358, Sociology 319, 324K, 346.
    6. Human impact on the environment: Biology 359, 373, 373L,[4] Civil Engineering 357, Geography 326K, 334, 339K, 346, Philosophy 325C, Sociology 319.
    7. Urban planning and development: Civil Engineering 357, Community and Regional Planning 369K, Economics 334K,[5] Government 358, Geography 315, 337, 358, Humanities 101, Sociology 319, 346.
  4. Biology 170C, completed on the pass/fail basis in the student's senior year. In this conference course, students meet for one hour a week to summarize their work in their concentrations.

Option III: Marine and Freshwater Biology

  1. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.
  2. Biology 318M with a grade of at least C.
  3. Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C.
  4. At least six semester hours of geological sciences, chosen from courses that may be counted toward the requirements for a major in geological sciences.
  5. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete the following courses. (For students in the marine and freshwater biology option, the marine science courses listed here may be counted toward requirement 11.)
    1. Biology 126L and 226R.
    2. Marine Science 320 and 120L.
    3. At least twenty-one hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 321L, 327, 127L, 328, 128L, 354L, 361T, 370, 375, Geological Sciences 422K, Marine Science 440, 352C, 352D, 354C, 354Q, 354T, 367K, 170, 270, 370, Biology 448L or Marine Science 354, Biology 364 or Marine Science 354E. Six hours of this coursework must be completed at the Marine Science Institute at Port Aransas.

Option IV: Microbiology

  1. Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C.
  2. Chemistry 339K or 369.
  3. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
    1. Biology 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 330, and 360K.
    2. Biology 329, 332, or 341; 333 or 366; and 339 or 364.
    3. Six hours chosen from the following: Biology 329, 332, 333, 335, 336, 339, 339M, 341, 361, 364, 366. A course counted toward requirement 17a or 17b may not also be counted toward this requirement.
  4. In place of requirement 12 above, the student must complete five hours of upper-division laboratory coursework, chosen from Biology 129L, 130L, 141L, 160L, 361L, and 368L.

Option V: Cell and Molecular Biology

  1. Chemistry 610A, 610B, 210C, 339K, 353 or 353M, 370, and either Biology 339 or Chemistry 339L. (Biology 339 may not be counted both toward requirement 12 above and toward this requirement.)
  2. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
    1. Either Biology 320 and 344 or Biology 326D and 326E.
    2. Biology 126L, 226R, 331L or 368L, 349, and 370.
    3. Biology 366, 366R, 379G, or 379J.
    4. At least nine semester hours chosen from the following: Biology 323L, 325L, 226T, 329, 129L, 330, 130L, 332, 333, 335, 336, 339, 339M, 343M, 345, 347, 350M, 360K, 160L, 366, 367, Chemical Engineering 322, 353, 253M, 353M, 354, 360, 379 (Topic: Cell and Tissue Engineering).
    5. In addition to biology courses, Chemical Engineering 253M or 353M and 264 may be counted toward requirement 12 above.

Option VI: Neurobiology

  1. Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C.
  2. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H. In addition to biology courses, Electrical Engineering 464H, 464K, and 374L may be counted toward requirement 12.
  3. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
    1. Either Biology 320 and 344 or Biology 326D and 326E.
    2. Biology 349; 361T, 365R, or 371M; and 370.
    3. Two of the following courses: Biology 337 (Topic: Drug Action), 359K, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W.
    4. Nine hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 318M; 337J; 465M or 371L; Chemistry 339K and 339L, or 369; Chemistry 353 or 353M; 354; 354L; 370; Electrical Engineering 411; 313; 325; 438; 338K; 351K; 374K; 374L.
  4. Nine additional semester hours chosen from the following: Biology 325L, 478L, Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Psychology 308, 332, 353K. (Biology 325L may not be counted both toward requirement 11 above and toward this requirement.)

Option VII: Plant Biology

  1. Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C.
  2. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, or 309H. Biology 277 or 377 may be counted only once toward the laboratory requirement.
  3. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete at least twenty-four hours of coursework chosen from the following: Biology 320, 322, 122L, 323L, 324 and 124L, 327, 127L, 328, 128L, 331L, 343M, 350M, 351, 262, 262L, 363, 370, 472L, 373, 373L, 374 and 174L, 375.
  4. Eleven additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in the College of Natural Sciences. A course may not be counted toward this requirement if it does not fulfill major requirements in the department that offers it.

Option VIII: Teaching

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for composite certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas with biology as the primary teaching field; however, completion of the program does not guarantee the student's certification. Composite certification requires twenty-four hours of coursework in biology, twelve hours in chemistry, and six hours each in geological sciences and physics. For information about additional certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

  1. Chemistry 610A, 610B, and 210C.
  2. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, the student must complete
    1. Biology 320, 126L, 226R, 226S or 226T, 370, and either 324 and 124L or 322 and 122L.
    2. At least three hours chosen from the following courses in 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, 371L, 371M.
    3. One of the following courses with a substantial field component: Biology 321L, 340L, 342L, 353L, 455L, 456L, 373L, Marine Science 352D, 354, 354C.
  3. In fulfilling requirement 12 above, the student must complete Biology 205L, 206L, 208L, or 309H.
  4. Biology 337 (Topic: Discovery Laboratory in Plant Biology) or an approved research methods course, and History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
  5. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement. The remaining composite certification content requirements are met by the chemistry and physics courses used to fulfill requirements 8, 9, and 15.
  6. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 667S, UTeach Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, 170.
  7. 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 23: Reading, Writing, and Assessment across Disciplines).

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 biology course counted toward the degree, in each course used to fulfill requirement 11 of the prescribed work, and in each course used to meet the prescribed work requirements for his or her option.

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 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. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

Order and Choice of Work

Students begin the Bachelor of Science in Biology degree program with eight hours of introductory biology for science majors (Biology 211 and 212, followed by 213 and 214), as well as Chemistry 301 and 302 and Mathematics 408C and 408D. The genetics course, Biology 325, is prerequisite to other upper-division biology courses. Students should consult with academic advisers about specific concentrations within biology, about appropriate courses in mathematics and physical sciences, and about course load and the balance between laboratory and nonlaboratory work. Most students select an option by the end of the second year and take at least twenty-one hours of upper-division coursework in the major in the third and fourth years.

Engineering/Biology Dual Degree Program

A limited number of very strongly motivated students whose high school class standing and admission test scores indicate strong academic potential are admitted into one of the dual degree programs in biology and engineering. Two programs are available: the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering combined with the Bachelor of Science in Biology (cell and molecular biology option), and the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering combined with the Bachelor of Science in Biology (neurobiology option). Each program, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences, provides students with a rigorous education in both engineering and biology that is designed to prepare them for graduate study in either discipline. The goal of each program is to provide the student with equal skill in engineering and biology and with a full understanding of the different problem-solving strategies of the two. Students may complete both degrees in five years if they register for fifteen to eighteen hours of coursework each semester.

Additional information is available in the College of Engineering Office of Student Affairs.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Three degree plans lead to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Option I, chemistry, is intended to prepare students for professional careers as chemists, either upon graduation or after graduate study in chemistry or related fields. Option II, computation, is intended to prepare students for the workplace by giving them opportunities to develop hands-on computation skills. Option III is intended to prepare students to enter the teaching profession. In addition, these plans 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, computation, or environmental science. After general chemistry courses, depending on his or her background, the student makes an intensive core study of some of the major areas of chemistry--organic, physical, inorganic, and analytical chemistry. The chemistry coursework in these degree plans culminates in approximately three semesters of advanced work, allowing each student to study more broadly by taking courses in some areas of chemistry not covered in the core courses, such as macromolecular chemistry, biochemistry, or other areas of physical chemistry, or more deeply by taking advanced special topics courses in areas of special interest and by undertaking research projects. Throughout the curricula, emphasis is placed on laboratory experience--synthesis, separations and analysis, structure identification and determination, measurement of rates of reactions, determinations of energy changes accompanying reactions. Supporting work in mathematics and physics is an integral part of the degree programs. Compared to the program leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree programs are more thorough and demanding and potentially more rewarding to the student planning a career in chemistry.

Prescribed Work Common to All 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:[6]
    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 in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
  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 and at least three semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics or computer sciences. 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; 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
  9. At least forty-two semester hours of chemistry, including the following courses:
    1. General chemistry: Chemistry 302 and 317.
    2. Organic chemistry: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L; or 610A, 610B, and 210C.
    3. Biochemistry: Chemistry 339K or 369.
    4. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 153K, 154K, and 354L.
    5. Inorganic chemistry: Chemistry 431.
    6. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 456 and 376K.
  10. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  11. 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.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Chemistry

  1. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete six hours chosen from the following courses: Chemistry 339L, 341,* 354, 367L, 368, 369K,* 369L,* 370, 371K,* 375K, and 475K. At least three of these six hours must be in a laboratory course; courses marked with an asterisk may be used to fulfill this laboratory requirement. Chemistry 341 and 368 may be repeated for credit toward this requirement when the topics vary. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 369K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives. No more than three semester hours in Chemistry 371K may be counted toward this requirement; three additional hours may be counted as electives.
  2. Nine semester hours of coursework in the College of Natural Sciences (excluding chemistry) and the College of Engineering. Any course designed for science or engineering majors may be counted. With the exception of the courses in the Elements of Computing Program, 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. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours.

Option II: Computation

Students who complete option II may simultaneously 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. (Either course may also be counted toward requirement 6 of the prescribed work.)
  2. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Computational Chemistry).
  3. In fulfilling requirement 9 above, the student must complete one of the following laboratory courses: Chemistry 341, 369K, 369L, 371K.
  4. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, and 329E.
  5. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 127 semester hours. Students are encouraged to take additional chemistry courses as electives.

Option III: Teaching

This program is designed to fulfill the course requirements for composite certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas with chemistry as the primary teaching field; however, completion of the program does not guarantee the student's certification. Composite certification requires twenty-four hours of coursework in the primary field, twelve hours in a second field, and six hours each in two additional fields. For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

  1. In place of the mathematics courses listed in requirement 6 above, students must complete Mathematics 305G, 408C, and 408D.
  2. To fulfill requirement 7 above, students must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
  3. In place of requirement 9 above, students must complete at least thirty-four 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 and 339L, or Chemistry 369.
    4. Physical chemistry: Chemistry 353, 353M, or 354L.
    5. Analytical chemistry: Chemistry 455 or 456.
    6. Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods) or, with the consent of the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser, an upper-division chemistry course that includes a substantial research component.
  4. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete the following coursework. The physics courses used to fulfill requirement 8 above are also counted toward composite certification.
    1. Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.
    2. Six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.
    3. Enough additional approved coursework in biology, geological sciences, or physics to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.
  5. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 667S, UTeach Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, 170.
  6. 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 23: Reading, Writing, and Assessment across Disciplines).
  7. Enough additional coursework, if needed, to make a total of 120 semester hours.

Special Requirements

The student must fulfill the University-wide graduation requirements given in chapter 1 and the college requirements given in this chapter. Students in options I and II must earn a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 9 of the prescribed work above; those in option III must earn a grade of at least C in each course in chemistry taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 14 of the prescribed work above for option III.

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 16 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 17. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach Natural Sciences academic adviser.

Order and Choice of Work

Students are strongly recommended to take the chemistry/biochemistry-major sections of the following courses: Chemistry 301 (if taken), 302, 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L. Students planning a graduate program are strongly recommended to take Physics 301, 101L, 316, 116L, 315, and 115L.

Students in option II should consult the undergraduate adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work; those in option III should consult the UTeach Natural Sciences acdemic adviser.

The following order of work is recommended as a typical minimum program for option I. It assumes that the student has high school credit in trigonometry, college algebra, and the first semester of general chemistry; is able to earn credit by examination for Chemistry 301; and is able to score well enough on the SAT II: Mathematics Level I test to take Mathematics 408C in the first semester of the freshman year. Many students meet some of the following course requirements by credit by examination.

First year: Chemistry 302 and 317; Mathematics 408C and 408D; Physics 301 and 101L, or 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M (to be taken after Mathematics 408C); Rhetoric and Composition 306; three semester hours to fulfill requirement 5 and three hours to fulfill requirement 7 of the prescribed work.

Second year: Chemistry 618A, 118K, 618B, and 118L, or 610A, 610B, and 210C; any coursework needed to meet requirement 2 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work; English 316K; Physics 316 and 116L, or 303L and 103N, or 317L and 117N; an upper-division mathematics course (such as Mathematics 427K) or an upper-division computer sciences course.

Third year: Chemistry 339K or 369, 353, 153K, 354L, 456; six semester hours of American government; six semester hours of American history; three semester hours of electives; a three-semester-hour elective to fulfill requirement 1 of the prescribed work; three semester hours to be counted toward requirement 14 of the prescribed work.

Fourth year: Chemistry 431, 154K, 376K, and enough additional coursework to meet the requirement of at least forty-two hours of chemistry; these courses must be chosen from those listed in requirement 12 and must include a three-hour laboratory course. The student must also take enough additional coursework to fulfill requirements 10, 11, 13, and 14 of the prescribed work. It is recommended that the majority of the elective courses taken to fulfill requirements 10 and 13 be chosen from upper-division courses in biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics, and physics.

 


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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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