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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 Mathematics

As an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is designed with a twofold purpose: to offer students a more extensive scientific program that may better prepare them for graduate study or employment, and to recognize students who choose to pursue a more demanding program. Students are given the opportunity to develop greater breadth and depth in their mathematical programs as well as to combine mathematics with a concentration in another scientific discipline.

To accomplish these goals, the minimum number of semester hours is increased and the maximum limit is removed. Specialization in one additional scientific area is encouraged, and the foreign language requirement is shortened by one semester.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics must select one of five options: actuarial science, applied mathematics, mathematical sciences, pure mathematics, and mathematics for secondary teaching. Students who choose the option in mathematical sciences must also select a specialization in either scientific computation or statistics, probability, and data analysis.

None of the following courses may be counted toward the degree: Mathematics 301, 302, 303D, 305G.

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 is a prerequisite; or as much of this coursework as required by the student's score on the appropriate language placement test. 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 history.
  4. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
  5. Three semester hours in anthropology, economics, geography, linguistics, psychology, or sociology.
  6. Eight semester hours in one of the following areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geological sciences, and physics.
  7. Six semester hours in architecture, classics (including classical civilization, Greek, Latin), fine arts (including art history, design, ensemble, fine arts, instruments, music, studio art, theatre and dance, visual art studies), philosophy, or programs of special concentration. For students in the teaching option, three of these hours must consist of History 329U or Philosophy 329U. For students in the other options, three of these hours must be taken in architecture, classics, fine arts, or philosophy (excluding courses in logic).
  8. Mathematics 408C and 408D, or Mathematics 408K, 408L, and 408M.
  9. Forty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  10. At least six hours of upper-division coursework must be outside both mathematics and the subject areas listed in requirement 6. Philosophy courses in logic, computer sciences courses in discrete mathematics, and engineering courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement.
  11. Eighteen semester hours in mathematics must be completed in residence at the University.
  12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Actuarial Science

  1. Actuarial Foundations 329.
  2. Economics 304K, 304L, and 420K.
  3. Accounting 310F or both 311 and 312.
  4. Finance 357.
  5. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics and supporting areas, consisting of
    1. One of the following courses: Mathematics 328K, 343K, 361, 361K, 365C, 367K, 373K.
    2. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    3. Mathematics 362K and either 358K or 378K.
    4. At least three courses chosen from the following: Mathematics 339J, 339U, 339V, 449P, 349T.
    5. Enough additional coursework to provide a total of at least thirty-two hours. In addition to upper-division mathematics courses, the following courses in supporting areas may be counted toward this requirement: Finance 354, 367, Legal Environment of Business 320F, 323, Management Information Systems 325, 333, Risk Management 357E, 369K, 377. Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be counted toward requirement 10 above.

Option II: Applied Mathematics

  1. Computer Sciences 303E or the equivalent.
  2. Thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics, consisting of the following courses. The student should consult the applied mathematics adviser for information on other courses that may be counted toward this requirement.
    1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    2. Mathematics 427K, 348, 362K, and 474M.
    3. Mathematics 361 and 365C.
    4. Mathematics 343K or 373K.
    5. Enough of the following coursework to provide a total of at least thirty-two hours: Mathematics 346, 365D, 368K, 372K, 376C.

Option III: Mathematical Sciences

Specialization in Statistics, Probability, and Data Analysis

  1. Computer Sciences 303E or the equivalent.
  2. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics and related areas, consisting of
    1. Mathematics 427K and 362K.
    2. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    3. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
    4. Mathematics 358K and 378K.
    5. Additional coursework chosen from the following: Civil Engineering 352, Computer Sciences 327E or 347, Economics 341K, 350K (Topic 4: Advanced Econometrics), 350K (Topic 6: Advanced Microeconomic Theory), 350K (Topic 7: Applied Economic Analysis), 354K, Electrical Engineering 366L, 379K (Topic 2: Quality and Reliability Engineering), 379K (Topic 15: Information Theory), Geography 360G, 360L, Mathematics 325K or Computer Sciences 336, Mathematics 339J, 339U, 339V, 346, 348, 449P, 365D, 368K, 374G, 474M, Mechanical Engineering 366L, 366Q, 366R, 367S, Psychology 325K, Risk Management 357E. Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be counted toward requirement 10 above.

      Most of these courses have substantial prerequisites, sometimes including courses in other departments. Some have restricted enrollment. The student is responsible for meeting prerequisites and other requirements for enrollment in the courses selected to fulfill this requirement. Courses should be chosen in consultation with the specialization adviser to form a coherent program consistent with the student's background and goals.

Specialization in Scientific Computation

Students who complete this specialization may simultaneously fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program and may apply to the director of that program for a certificate of completion.

  1. Computer Sciences 303E and 313E, or 307 and 315.
  2. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics and related areas, consisting of
    1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    2. Mathematics 427K, 348, 362K, and 368K.
    3. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
    4. Students who fulfill the requirements of the Elements of Computing Program may count up to six hours of upper-division coursework in that program toward this requirement. Computer Sciences 323E may not be counted toward this requirement. Courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be counted toward requirement 10 above.
    5. Additional coursework chosen from the following: Mathematics 325K or 328K (but not both), 427L, 343K or 373K (but not both), 343L, 346, 358K, 361, 365D, 372K, 474M, 376C, 378K.

Option IV: Pure Mathematics

  1. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics, consisting of
    1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    2. Mathematics 427K, 361, 362K, 365C, and 373K.
    3. One of the following two-course sequences: Mathematics 427K and 372K, 358K and 378K, 362K and 339U, 362K and 339J, 348 and 368K, 365C and 365D, 367K and 367L, 373K and 373L.
    4. Additional hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics chosen with the approval of the mathematics adviser. Either Mathematics 343K or 361K may be counted toward this requirement, but not both.

Option V: Teaching

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school mathematics teacher in Texas; however, completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student's certification. For information about additional certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

Students are encouraged to become familiar with a variety of mathematical software relevant to middle grades or secondary teaching, such as computer geometry systems, spreadsheets, and statistical software. Whenever possible, the student should take courses and sections of courses that use these types of software in place of those that do not.

  1. Mathematics 315C.
  2. Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach); Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach); or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach). The course used to fulfill this requirement may also be counted toward requirement 6 above if it is in the same field of study as the other courses counted toward requirement 6. Students are encouraged to take at least one course to fulfill requirement 6 before taking research methods.
  3. At least thirty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in mathematics, consisting of
    1. Mathematics 340L or 341.
    2. Mathematics 325K, 333L, 358K, and 362K.
    3. Mathematics 326K or 360M.
    4. Mathematics 361K or 365C.
    5. Mathematics 328K, 343K, or 373K.
    6. Mathematics 427K or 378K.
    7. Enough of the following coursework to provide a total of at least thirty-two semester hours: Mathematics 326K, 427K, 328K, 339J, 339U, 343K, 343L, 348, 360M, 361, 365C, 365D, 368K, 373K, 373L, 175 (Topic: Seminar for Prospective Teachers), 378K. A course used to fulfill requirements 15a through 15f may not also be counted toward requirement 15g.
  4. A three-hour supporting course that uses mathematics but is in a field other than mathematics. The following courses may be used to fulfill this requirement: Architectural Engineering 323K, Astronomy 307, 352K, 352L, 358, 367M, Chemistry 301, 303, Civil Engineering 321, 341, 352, Computer Sciences 307, Economics 420K, Electrical Engineering 302, 366, 366L, Geological Sciences 346C, 354, 476K, Geography 360L, Government 341M, Human Development and Family Sciences 322, Mechanical Engineering 320, 326, 366L, 366Q, 366R, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 310, Physics 301, 303K, 303L, Psychology 325K, 332, 334C, 345, Sociology 369L. The supporting course may not also be counted toward requirements 2 through 7 of the prescribed work.
  5. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 650S, 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 10: Secondary School Reading in the Content Subjects).

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 Mathematics 408C and 408D and in each course completed at the University and counted toward 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 17 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 18. For information about the portfolio review and additional teacher certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

Nutrition is an integrative science with the overall objective of improving the health and well-being of individuals and groups. Nutritional inquiry encompasses not only the roles of electrons, atoms, molecules, genes, cells, organs, and complex organisms in biological life processes but also the links between life science and health, behavior, education, population, culture, and economics. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree program includes four options: dietetics, nutritional sciences, nutrition and health, and teaching certification. All options combine a prescribed common core of science and nutrition courses with additional coursework in the area of specialization.

For students pursuing careers in dietetics, additional courses in behavioral and clinical nutrition and food systems management provide the academic preparation required for dietetics practice. The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) meets the coursework requirements that qualify graduates to apply to a dietetic internship. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD) includes both the coursework and the supervised practice necessary to be eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. The DPD is developmentally accredited and the CPD is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606, (312) 899-0040.

The nutritional sciences option requires additional courses in science and research in order to prepare students for graduate study or professional school. Graduates may seek employment in private or publicly funded research programs or, upon completion of graduate study, may engage in college or university teaching or nutrition research. This option also allows students to fulfill requirements for postgraduate study in medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

The nutrition and health option gives students flexibility to combine the study of nutrition with coursework in another area of interest. Additional courses in a concentration area may enhance nutrition related career opportunities; however, this option does not lead to dietetic registration. Students who select the business sequence can earn a Business Foundations Certificate and seek employment in areas such as sales and customer support in the food industry. The communication sequence provides training in public speaking and writing for the lay public along with study of the role culture plays in these areas. The computer science sequence can lead to an Elements of Computing Certificate and provide skills for future employment opportunities combining technology with nutrition. Students who are interested in the range of factors influencing health may choose the exercise and fitness sequence. The nutritional science and behavior sequence provides a scientific background for understanding eating behavior.

The teaching option allows students to meet the state certification requirements to teach science in secondary and/or middle grades. There is no certification for teaching nutrition or health in Texas public schools.

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. 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 language deficiency.
  3. Six semester hours of American government, including Texas government.
  4. Six semester hours of American history.
  5. At least six semester hours chosen from Psychology 301, Sociology 302, Anthropology 302, Economics 304K, 304L, and Human Development and Family Sciences 313 and 113L.
  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 408K, 408C, or 305G. 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. Three semester hours of statistics chosen from Biology 318M, Educational Psychology 371, and Mathematics 316.
  9. Chemistry 301, 302, 204, and 310M, and either 369 or both 339K and 339L.
  10. Biology 211, 416K or 365R, and 416L or 365S.
  11. Twenty-one semester hours of core coursework in nutrition: Nutrition 307, 107L, 311, 111L, 315, 338W, 342, 142L, and 365.
  12. At least thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least twenty-four must be in nutrition. Eighteen of the upper-division hours in nutrition must be completed in residence at the University.
  13. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Dietetics

Students in dietetics may select either the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) or the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD). Students who complete the DPD with a grade point average in nutrition of at least 3.00 and with at least four upper-division nutrition courses completed in residence will receive a Verification Statement that qualifies them to apply for an accredited dietetic internship. DPD graduates who complete a dietetic internship may become active members of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and are eligible to write the examination to become a registered dietitian.

Upon completing the CPD, which includes approximately one thousand hours of supervised practice, graduates immediately qualify for active membership in the ADA and to write the examination to become a registered dietitian. Students interested in the CPD apply for admission in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Students are selected on the basis of academic performance, completion of required prerequisite courses, work or volunteer experience, leadership, and commitment to the profession of dietetics. Applications are available from the Department of Human Ecology and must be filed by February 20 for entry the following fall semester. Students who are admitted to the CPD should consult the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work. During the fourth year, the following courses must be taken in the indicated term: fall semester: Nutrition 245C; spring semester: Nutrition 772C, 572F, 373S; summer session: Nutrition 274C and 174P. Because these courses are taught only once a year, a student who does not take them at the indicated time may be unable to complete the program.

  1. Accounting 310F or 311.
  2. At least twenty-seven semester hours in nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, consisting of the following:
    1. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 318, 332, 370, and six hours chosen from Nutrition 330, 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance), 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes), and 371. Nutrition 365 (Topic: Nutrition and Genes) may not be counted toward both requirement 11 and requirement 15a. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 330 and 371.
    2. Food systems management: Nutrition 334, 234L, and 355M.
    3. Research: At least three hours chosen from Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, and 379H. With departmental approval, students may substitute Nutrition 352 or 373S. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 373S.
    4. Professional development: Nutrition 245C or 162. Students in the CPD must select Nutrition 245C.
  3. Students in the CPD must complete an additional fifteen hours of supervised practice: Nutrition 772C, 572F, 274C, and 174P.
  4. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in the CPD may substitute Nutrition 371 for Nutrition 365.

Option II: Nutritional Sciences

  1. Chemistry 210C and 310N.
  2. Biology 212, 213, 214, and 325.
  3. One of the following four-hour sequences: Physics 301 and 101L, 302K and 102M, 303K and 103M, or 317K and 117M.
  4. In fulfilling requirement 11 above, students in option II may substitute either Chemistry 455 or Biology 226R and 126L for Nutrition 307 and 107L.
  5. Thirteen semester hours of nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, including the following:
    1. Nutritional sciences: Nutrition 365 or 371. The same topic of Nutrition 365 may not be counted both toward this requirement and toward requirement 11.
    2. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Nutrition 318, 330, 332, 360, or 370.
    3. Research: Nutrition 366L, Biology 325L or 331L, or Chemistry 369L.

Option III: Nutrition and Health

  1. Eighteen semester hours of nutrition in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11, including the following:
    1. Behavioral and clinical nutrition: Six hours chosen from Nutrition 318, 330, 332, 360, 370, and 371.
    2. Research: Nutrition 324 and 124L, 355, 366L, or 379H. With departmental approval, students in option III may substitute Nutrition 352 or 373S.
  2. One of the following sequences, with at least six hours of upper-division coursework:
    1. Business: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Accounting 310F or 311, Advertising 305 or 318J, Communication Studies 312C or 317M, 316L, 352, 356M, Finance 320F, Human Development and Family Sciences 322, Legal Environment of Business 320F, Management 320F, 325, Management Information Systems 311F, Marketing 320F, and Nutrition 355M.
    2. Communication: Nutrition 330; Communication Studies 314L and 332K; three hours chosen from African and African American Studies 301, Asian American Studies 301, Mexican American Studies 318, and Nutrition 316; and six hours chosen from Human Development and Family Sciences 304, Communication Studies 310K, 312C, 313M, 316L, 332K, 342K, 348K, 353, 367 (Topic: Health Communication and the Media), Journalism 315, and Psychology 350.
    3. Computer science: Nutrition 334 and 234L, and fifteen hours chosen from Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, Science, Technology, and Society 311 (Topic: Information in Cyberspace), 311 (Topic: Introduction to Web Development), 321, and 331.
    4. Exercise and fitness: Nutrition 360 (Topic 1: Nutrition and Athletic Performance) and fifteen hours chosen from Kinesiology 310, 311K, 321M, 325K, 326K, 333, 335, 352K (Topic 2: Physiological Basis of Conditioning), 352K (Topic 4: Management of Sport and Health Promotion Programs), 352K (Topic 7: Psychosocial Issues in Women's Health), 352K (Topic 12: Techniques of Fitness Leadership), 352K (Topic 14: Techniques of Health Promotion), 352K (Topic 16: Psychosocial Issues in Adult Development and Health), 352K (Topic 17: Psychological Aspects of Exercise), 367, 370K (Topic 2: Introduction of Health Promotion), 370K (Topic 3: Adolescent Health Risk Behavior), 377, and Sociology 354K.
    5. Nutritional science and behavior: Nutrition 318 and 330, and fifteen hours chosen from Biology 349, 359K, 365L, 365N, 365T, 365W, Psychology 333T, 343K, 350, 352, and 353K. In fulfilling requirement 5 above, students in the nutritional science and behavior sequence must select Psychology 301. In fulfilling requirement 10, they must select Biology 365R and 365S; they must also complete Biology 212, 213, 214, and 325.

Option IV: Teaching

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school teacher in Texas, but completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student's certification. For information about additional requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

  1. In place of requirement 7 above, students in the teaching option must complete either Mathematics 408C or both 408K and 408L.
  2. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
  3. Biology 212, and either Biology 213, 214, and 325 or Chemistry 310N and 455.
  4. Physics 301, 101L, 316, and 116L; 303K, 103M, 303L, and 103N; or 317K, 117M, 317L, and 117N.
  5. Six semester hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement.
  6. Six semester hours in addition to the core coursework listed in requirement 11 above: Nutrition 366L, Biology 337 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), Chemistry 368 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach), or Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods--UTeach); and three additional hours in nutrition.
  7. Eighteen semester hours of professional development coursework: Curriculum and Instruction 350S, UTeach-Natural Sciences 101, 110, 350, 355, 360, and 170.
  8. 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).

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 all courses used to fulfill requirement 1 and requirements 3 through 11 of the common prescribed work above and in each course used to fulfill the additional 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.

 


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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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