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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
School of Information

CHAPTER 9
College of Liberal Arts

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

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Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science

The student preparing for a career in clinical laboratory science (medical technology) completes about one hundred hours of academic work at the University and then enters an accredited school of clinical laboratory science (or medical technology) for an additional twelve-month training program. Upon completion of the training program, the student is awarded the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science and is eligible for national certifying examinations administered by the National Certifying Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel (NCA) and the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Successful completion of these exams results in national certification as a clinical laboratory scientist or medical technologist.

The purpose of this degree program is to meet the increasing demand for laboratory professionals in hospital and clinic laboratories, research, industry, public health, education, and laboratory management. Clinical laboratory science is also an excellent foundation for graduate study in medicine, dentistry, management, education, and other disciplines.

Prescribed Work

  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:[8]
    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.
  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 305G or 408C. 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. Biology 211, 212, 213, 214, 325, 226L, 226R, 226T, 329 or 330, 360K, 160L, 361, 361L, and 365S or the equivalent.
  9. Chemistry 301; 302; 204; either 210C, 310M, and 310N, or 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N; 455; and 369.
  10. Eight semester hours of physics, in one of the following sequences: Physics 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N; 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N.
  11. Enough additional elective coursework if necessary to make a total of at least one hundred semester hours of academic work completed before the twelve-month training program.
  12. The completion of twelve months of training in a program of clinical laboratory science (or medical technology) accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS). Upon completion of the program, the student must submit a transcript showing grades in all courses in the program to the Office of the Dean, College of Natural Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX 78712-1199. To be counted toward the degree, the coursework must be approved by the faculty adviser in the School of Biological Sciences and the dean. None of the work in the training program may be used to fulfill residence requirements.

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 used to fulfill requirements 8 and 12 of the prescribed work above.

Order and Choice of Work

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should complete the requirements both for general chemistry (Chemistry 301, 302, and 204) and for introductory biology (Biology 211, 212, 213, and 214) during the first year, since these courses are prerequisites for Biology 325 and subsequent biology courses. Organic chemistry (Chemistry 210C, 310M, and 310N; or 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N) should be completed as soon thereafter as possible, since it is prerequisite to biochemistry. To complete the program within four years, the student must take some courses during the summer.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences degree program provides a strong technical background for students planning to begin careers upon graduation and for those interested in graduate study in computer sciences. This program allows students to take more coursework in computer sciences and related technical areas than does the Bachelor of Arts degree program.

Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences must first be admitted to the degree program. Information about admission to option I and admission to option II is given earlier in this chapter.

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:[8]
    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.
  3. Six semester hours of American history.
  4. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
  5. Three semester hours in psychology, anthropology, economics, sociology, geography, or linguistics (excluding Linguistics 340).
  6. One of the following sequences of coursework:
    1. Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214; and Biology 205L, 206L, and 208L.
    2. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
    3. Geological Sciences 401 and either 404C or 405.
    4. Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N.
  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. Courses in computer programming may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  8. Mathematics 408C, 408D, 340L or 341, and one of the following: Mathematics 427K, 328K, 343K, 343L, 344K, 346, 348, 358K, 362K, 362M, 364K, 364L, 367K, 372K, 373K, 374G, 374K, 474M, 376C, 378K. A course may not be counted toward both requirement 6 and requirement 8. 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.
  9. An additional sequence chosen from those in requirement 6 above, or one of the following sequences:
    1. Biology 325 and at least three hours of upper-division coursework in biology approved by the undergraduate adviser.
    2. Chemistry 118K, 118L, 318M, and 318N, or Chemistry 210C, 310M, and 310N, or at least six hours of upper-division coursework in chemistry approved by the undergraduate adviser.
    3. Geological Sciences 416K and 426P, or six hours of upper-division coursework in geological sciences approved by the undergraduate adviser.
    4. Physics 315 and at least three hours of upper-division coursework in physics approved by the undergraduate adviser.
    5. At least six hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics approved by the undergraduate adviser. A course may not be counted toward both requirement 8 and requirement 9.
    6. Electrical Engineering 313 and 331.
  10. Philosophy 313K or Computer Sciences 313H.[9]
  11. Electrical Engineering 316.
  12. At least forty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  13. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in computer sciences must be completed in residence at the University.
  14. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 130 semester hours.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Computer Sciences

  1. At least forty-two semester hours in computer sciences, consisting of Computer Sciences 307, 310, 315, 328 or 337, 336, 341, 345, 352, 372, and fifteen additional hours of approved upper-division coursework.

Option II: Turing Scholars Honors

  1. Computer Sciences 310 or 310H, and 315 or 315H.
  2. At least thirty-four hours of upper-division coursework in computer sciences, including Computer Sciences 336 or 336H, 337 or 337H, 341 or 341H, 345 or 345H, 352 or 352H, 372 or 372H, 178H, and 379H.[9] The courses the student chooses to fulfill this requirement must be approved by the Turing Scholars program director; at least five of them, in addition to Computer Sciences 178H and 379H, must be honors courses. The honors thesis the student completes in Computer Sciences 379H must be approved by the program director.

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 used to fulfill requirements 8, 10, and 11 of the common prescribed work above and in each course used to fulfill the additional prescribed work requirements for his or her option.

With the exception of Computer Sciences 307 and 315, all computer sciences courses that may be counted toward a degree in computer sciences are restricted to students who have been admitted to the computer sciences major or have the consent of the undergraduate faculty adviser.

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.

Students in the Turing Scholars program must maintain a University grade point average of at least 3.50; like all students, they must also know and abide by the academic and disciplinary policies given in this catalog and in General Information. Those who fail to do so will be considered for academic dismissal from the Turing Scholars program. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the director, a student will be allowed to continue in the program under academic review. A student who is academically dismissed from the program may enter another computer sciences program if he or she fulfills the scholastic standards for continuance in the University given in General Information. Students in scholastic difficulty should discuss their problems with a Turing Scholars program academic adviser and the director.

Order and Choice of Work

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

Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences serves as a professional degree for students planning careers as geologists or teachers, as well as for those planning to pursue graduate work in the geosciences and related areas. Employment opportunities for students with this degree are dominated by the petroleum and related energy industries, but include the gamut of jobs that relate knowledge of the earth to resources, the environment, and human use of raw materials. When finite resources are in increasing demand, professional geologists trained to seek and develop raw materials serve a vital role in industrial society. Professional employment is also available in state and federal agencies, with consulting firms, and with service companies subsidiary to the energy and mineral industries. Careers include such areas as resource evaluation, environmental control, reclamation concerns, building foundation evaluation, groundwater contamination studies, soil testing, regional planning, watershed management, and mineral exploitation.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences degree must choose one of four options--general geology, geophysics, hydrogeology/environmental geology, or teaching.

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. Courses 506 and 507 (or the equivalent) in a single foreign language, and a three-semester-hour course in the same language for which 507 or the equivalent is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student's score on the appropriate language placement test. Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
         For students who enter the University with fewer than two high school units in a single foreign language, the first two semesters in a language may not be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree.
  3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
  4. Six semester hours of American history.
  5. Three semester hours of coursework in economics, upper-division coursework in anthropology, or upper-division coursework in geography.
  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. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework must be completed in residence at the University. For students in options I, II, and III, at least eighteen of these hours must be in geological sciences; for students in option IV, at least twelve hours must be in geological sciences. For all students, at least twelve of the thirty-six hours must be outside geological sciences.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: General Geology

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L, and 408M. 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.
  2. Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or Physics 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N.
  3. Six semester hours of biology. Biology 211, 212, and 213 are suggested.
  4. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
  5. Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 404C or 405, 416K, 416M, 420K, 422K, 426P, 428, 346C, 660, 468K, and enough additional approved upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of forty-nine semester hours.[10]
  6. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 201, Civil Engineering 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 323, 424, 362, 365, 368, 369, and any course in aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, engineering mechanics, or mechanical engineering for which Engineering Mechanics 311M, 319, or Mathematics 427L is a prerequisite; any upper-division astronomy course for which Physics 316 and 116L are prerequisites; Biology 406D, 322 and 122L, 324 and 124L, 325, 126L, 226R, 226S, 226T, 327 and 127L, 328 and 128L, 448L, 349, 456L, 357, 262 and 262L, 363, 365R, 365S, 370, 373 and 373L, and 478L; Chemical Engineering 317, 322, and 353; Chemistry 210C, 310M, 310N, 353 and 153K, and any upper-division chemistry course for which Chemistry 310N or 353 is a prerequisite; Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, 329E; Geography 334, 334C, 334K, 335C, 335K, 339, 356, 360L, 462K, and 366K; Geological Sciences 325K; Marine Science 440, 348, 352C, 354, 354C, and 354F; any upper-division mathematics course for which Mathematics 408D or the equivalent is a prerequisite; and any upper-division physics course except Physics 341.
         This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.
  7. Enough additional coursework, outside geological sciences, to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option II: Geophysics

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L, and 408M; 427K; and 427L. 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.
  2. Physics 301, 101L, 315, 115L, 316, and 116L.
  3. Computer Sciences 303E.
  4. Chemistry 301 and 302.
  5. Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 416K, 416M, 420K, 325K, 428, 354, 660 or an approved six-semester-hour geophysics field camp, 465K, and six additional approved hours of upper-division geological sciences. (Geological Sciences 365N is recommended.)
  6. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Aerospace Engineering 366K, Astronomy 352K, 353, Chemistry 353, Civil Engineering 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Electrical Engineering 411, 351K, 351L, 351M, Geography 335C, Mathematics 328K, 333L, 340L, 343K, 361, 361K, 362K, 364K, 364L, 365C, 365D, 367K, 367L, 368K, 372, 373K, 373L, 374, 374K, 378K, Mechanical Engineering 326, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 322K, 323, 424, 368, Physics 333, 336K, 336L, 338K, 352K, 453, 362K, 362L, 369, 373, 474, 375P, and 375S.
         This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser. If the student chooses computer sciences courses to fulfill this requirement, these courses may also be counted toward a certificate in the elements of computing. The Elements of Computing Program is described in this chapter.
  7. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option III: Hydrogeology/Environmental Geology

  1. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or 408K, 408L, and 408M, and 427K. 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.
  2. Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or Physics 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N.
  3. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204.
  4. Biology 211.
  5. Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 416K, 416M, 420K, 428, 346C, 660 or 679J, 476K, 476M, and six additional approved hours of upper-division geological sciences. Geological Sciences 376L is strongly recommended.
  6. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Biology 212 and 213, Chemistry 310M, 353, Civil Engineering 311S, 319F, 341, 357, 374K, Geography 334K, 335C, Marine Science 440, Mathematics 427L, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 326, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 421K, 322K, 424, 326, and 368.
         This requirement is intended to function as an unspecified minor. Courses used to fulfill the requirement do not have to be taken in the same department, but they should form a self-reinforcing sequence related to geological sciences. Courses not listed above will be considered upon petition to the undergraduate adviser.
  7. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option IV: Teaching

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for composite science certification as a middle grades or secondary school teacher in Texas with geological sciences as the primary teaching field; however, completion of the course requirements 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 certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

  1. In place of requirement 2 above, either two years of high school coursework in a single foreign language or course 506 (or the equivalent) in a foreign language.
  2. To fulfill requirement 5 above, students in the teaching option may complete three semester hours of lower-division or upper-division coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
  3. Mathematics 408C. 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.
  4. To fulfill requirement 6 above, students must complete History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
  5. Geological Sciences 401 or 303 or 312K, 404C or 405, 416K, 416M, 420K or 320L, 335, and enough additional upper-division coursework in geological sciences to make a total of at least twenty-eight semester hours.
  6. To meet the requirements of composite certification, the student must complete
    1. Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214.
    2. Chemistry 301 and 302.
    3. Physics 302K, 102M, 302L, and 102N; or 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; or an equivalent sequence.
    4. Enough additional approved coursework in biology, chemistry, or physics to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.
  7. Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach).
  8. Astronomy 303, 307, or 367M; and Marine Science 307.
  9. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 650S, UTeach-Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, 170.
  10. 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 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects).
  11. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 128 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. He or she must also make a grade of at least C in each course counted toward the degree. Geological sciences majors may not repeat any geological sciences course more than once without written consent of the undergraduate adviser.

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.

 


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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 - School of Information
Chapter 9 - College of Liberal Arts
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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