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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 Physics

All aspects of the physical universe are of interest to the physicist, who seeks to understand not only the smallest forms of matter and the rich phenomena present in our everyday lives but also the universe itself. Physics has played a critical role in human technological and intellectual development during the twentieth century. The tools of the physicist--observation, imagination, model building, prediction, and deduction--will enable physics to continue this influence into the new century. The Bachelor of Science in Physics degree program is designed to provide the skills, understanding, and outlook required for participation in the discovery of new knowledge about nature.

The Bachelor of Science in Physics program is balanced and broad. It is designed to give the student a strong foundation for graduate study or work in physics and, with additional training, for work in a variety of other areas, such as astronomy, astrophysics, biophysics, chemical physics, computer sciences, engineering, geophysics, mathematics, medicine, physics teaching, and space sciences. Students who end their formal training with the bachelor's degree may seek employment in industry, in national laboratories, or in teaching. These students should consider the options in computation, radiation physics, space sciences, and teaching, which augment the broad instruction provided by the basic Bachelor of Science in Physics. For those who plan to teach physics in secondary school, the teaching option provides the courses needed for certification.

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:[11]
    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.
    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. Chemistry 302, and 204 or 317. Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
  7. Three semester hours of biology and at least two additional hours in biology, geological sciences, or astronomy. A course may not be used to fulfill this requirement if it cannot be counted toward major requirements in the department that offers it. Students in the teaching option are exempt from this requirement.
  8. 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.
  9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework.
  10. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, must be completed in residence at the University.

Additional Prescribed Work for Each Option

Option I: Physics

This option is designed to give the student a strong foundation for graduate study or work in physics and for further study or work in a variety of other areas.

  1. Twenty-five semester hours of mathematics at the level of Mathematics 408C and above. Only courses at the level of calculus and above may be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The following courses are recommended: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L, 340L, 361, and 362K. 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. At least twenty-nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, including Physics 336K, 352K, 453, 362K, 362L, 369, 373, and 474, or their equivalents.
  3. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option II: Computation

This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation and hands-on skill in computation for the student who plans a career or further study in computational physics or computer sciences. Students who complete this option 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. Twenty-two semester hours of mathematics at the level of Mathematics 408C and above. Only courses at the level of calculus and above may be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The following courses are recommended: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L, 340L, and 361. 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. At least twenty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, including Physics 329, 336K, 352K, 453, 369, 373, and 474, or their equivalents.
  3. Twelve semester hours in the elements of computing, consisting of Computer Sciences 303E, 313E, and six hours chosen from Computer Sciences 323E, 324E, 326E, and 327E.
  4. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option III: Radiation Physics

This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for the student who plans a career or further study in nuclear engineering, radiation engineering, or health physics.

  1. Twenty-five semester hours of mathematics at the level of Mathematics 408C and above. Only courses at the level of calculus and above may be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The following courses are recommended: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L, 340L, 361, and 362K. 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. At least twenty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, including Physics 336K, 352K, 453, 362L, 369, and 373, or their equivalents.
  3. Thirteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in mechanical engineering: Mechanical Engineering 337C, 337D, 361F, 177K, and 379M (Topic: Radioactive Waste Management).
  4. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option IV: Space Sciences

This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for the student who plans a career or further study in space sciences.

  1. Twenty-five semester hours of mathematics at the level of Mathematics 408C and above. Only courses at the level of calculus and above may be counted toward the total number of hours required for the degree. The following courses are recommended: Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L, 340L, 361, and 362K. 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. At least twenty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, consisting of Physics 329, 336K, 352K, 453, 362K, 369, and 373, or their equivalents.
  3. Either fifteen semester hours of upper-division coursework in aerospace engineering or thirteen hours in aerospace engineering and three additional hours of upper-division coursework in physics.
  4. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 semester hours.

Option V: Teaching

This option is designed to fulfill the course requirements for certification as a middle grades or secondary school science teacher in Texas; the student chooses composite science certification with physics as the primary teaching field, physical science certification, or mathematics/physical science certification. However, completion of the course requirements does not guarantee the student's certification. For information about certification requirements, consult the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.

  1. Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L, and either 340L, 341, 361, or 362K. Only courses at the level of calculus and above may 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. At least twenty-two semester hours of upper-division coursework in physics, consisting of Physics 329, 336K, 338K, and 453; either 333, 352K, or 373; a three-hour course approved by the undergraduate adviser, such as Physics 370C or an upper-division astronomy course; and Physics 341 (Topic: Research Methods). With the consent of the program coordinator, an upper-division physics course that includes a substantial research component may be substituted for Physics 341.
  3. History 329U or Philosophy 329U.
  4. One of the following:
    1. For composite science certification: (1) Biology 211, 212, and either 213 or 214; (2) Chemistry 301 and 302; (3) six hours of coursework in geological sciences; courses intended for nonscience majors may not be counted toward this requirement; (4) enough additional approved coursework in biology, chemistry, or geological sciences to provide the required twelve hours in a second field.
    2. For physical science certification: (1) Chemistry 301, 302, 204 or 317, 353, 153K, 354L, 154K, and 455 or 456; (2) three additional hours of upper-division coursework in physics.
    3. For mathematics/physical science certification: (1) Chemistry 301 and 302; (2) Mathematics 315C, 325K, 326K or 360M, 333L, 358K, and 362K.
  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).
  7. At least eighteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, including at least twelve hours of upper-division work in physics taken in residence at the University.
  8. Enough additional coursework to make a total of at least 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. He or she must also earn a grade point average of at least 2.00 in physics courses taken at the University and used to fulfill requirement 12 of the prescribed work above.

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

Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel

Students who would like to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel must first be admitted to the degree program. Information about admission is given earlier in this chapter. Information is also given there about admission to the field experience programs that are part of the degree.

Option I: Apparel Design and Conservation

This option incorporates principles from arts, sciences, and humanities. The apparel design specialization provides instruction in constructing, designing, and coordinating fashions and making patterns and samples as preparation for a career in the apparel industry. The conservation specialization emphasizes the chemical properties of textiles and the preservation, conservation, and exhibition of textiles and apparel in museums and other collections.

Prescribed Work

  1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and composition. 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; six hours of American history; six hours of lower-division coursework in anthropology, economics, psychology, or sociology; and six hours of upper-division coursework in either (a) for the apparel design specialization, American studies, anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, or sociology, or (b) for the conservation specialization, anthropology.
  4. Mathematics 305G or 408K; and Mathematics 316, Statistics 309, or Educational Psychology 371.
  5. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; and either Biology 211 (for the apparel design specialization) or Chemistry 310M (for the conservation specialization).
  6. Accounting 310F, Management 320F, and Marketing 320F.
  7. Either (a) for the apparel design specialization, three semester hours of art studio, or (b) for the conservation specialization, Art History 303; and nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in art history or studio art.
  8. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 319, 325L, 325M, 352D, 260L, and 260M; Human Development and Family Sciences 322; and one of the following sequences:
    1. Apparel design specialization: Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, 126, 226L, 355C, 164K (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), 264L (Topics 1: Flat Pattern, 2: Draping, and 3: Advanced Apparel Design), and three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355D, 355N, and 376.
    2. Conservation specialization: Textiles and Apparel 355D; three semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 327, 328, 355N, and 376; twelve semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 315K, 126 and 226L, 355C, and topics of 164K and 264L; and six or seven semester hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 212K, 212L, 316L, and 316Q.
  9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.
  10. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 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 completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen hours of the coursework used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted.

Order and Choice of Work

The student should consult the faculty adviser each semester about order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should also check prerequisite requirements carefully.

Option II: Retail Merchandising

This option incorporates principles from arts, sciences, and humanities and provides specialized instruction for professional careers in merchandising.

Prescribed Work

  1. Rhetoric and Composition 306, English 316K, and three additional semester hours in either English or rhetoric and composition. 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; six semester hours of American history; six semester hours of economics; and three semester hours of psychology, sociology, or anthropology.
  4. Mathematics 305G or 408K; and Educational Psychology 371, Mathematics 316, or Statistics 309. 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.
  5. Chemistry 301, 302, and 204; and Biology 211, 212, and 213 or 214.
  6. Art History 301.
  7. Communication Studies 306M, Accounting 310F, Marketing 320F, and Advertising 318J; and six semester hours chosen from Management 320F, Management Information Systems 311F, and Legal Environment of Business 320F.
  8. Forty-seven semester hours in the Department of Human Ecology, including the following coursework:
    1. Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 315K, 316Q, 319, 352M, 355P, 260L, 260M, and 376; and nine hours chosen from Textiles and Apparel 325L, 325M, 327, 328, 355D, 355K, 355N, and 164K and 264L.
    2. Human Development and Family Sciences 322; Human Ecology 361; and three additional hours in human development and family sciences or nutrition.
  9. Thirty-six semester hours of upper-division coursework, of which at least eighteen must be within and at least twelve must be outside the Department of Human Ecology.
  10. Enough additional coursework to make a total of 126 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 completed at the University and counted toward the prescribed work for the degree. At least eighteen of the forty-seven hours in the Department of Human Ecology used to fulfill requirement 8 of the prescribed work must be completed in residence at the University. Courses designed for nonscience majors may not be counted.

Order and Choice of Work

The student should confer with the faculty adviser each semester regarding order and choice of work and balancing the laboratory load. Students should check prerequisite requirements carefully.

 


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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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