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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
1998 - 2000


CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
College of Business Administration

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
College of Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

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 Chapter 3
 Business Administration
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Engineering Route to the Bachelor of Business Administration

The program of study for the engineering route to the Bachelor of Business Administration provides a sound foundation in mathematics, in science, and in business administration, qualifying the student for more advanced study in the management of technological, engineering, and scientific enterprises. In addition to specific required business and engineering courses, the program contains two block options. Students choose an engineering block option consisting of four courses and a business block option consisting of three courses. The block option program is designed to help students develop greater competence in particular aspects of engineering and business. Students are advised in the Department of Management.

All students must take the courses listed below, with a minimum of forty-eight semester hours in the College of Business Administration. In addition, a block option may include courses that have prerequisite courses that are not part of the engineering route degree requirements. Students should plan their schedules carefully to ensure that the prerequisites of all block option courses are met. Prerequisites for all courses are given in this catalog. Other requirements of the College of Engineering must also be fulfilled.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements, with the following exceptions:
    1. Instead of Mathematics 403K and 403L, students in this program must take Mathematics 408C and 408D.
    2. To fulfill the requirement of six semester hours in natural science, students in this program must take Chemistry 301 and 302.
    3. Management 335 is required as the upper-division management core course.
  2. The following business courses: Accounting 329 and Management 367 and 374.
  3. The following nonbusiness courses: Mechanical Engineering 210, Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, and 103N.
  4. Three semester hours in an engineering mechanics course chosen with the adviser's consent from Engineering Mechanics 311M and 314.
  5. Mathematics 427K.
  6. Twelve semester hours of coursework chosen from one of the engineering block options below.
  7. Nine semester hours of coursework chosen from one of the business block options below.
  8. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Engineering Block Options

Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical Engineering 334, Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 352K, Engineering Computer Graphics
Mechanical Engineering 365L, Industrial Design for Production
Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models
Mechanical Engineering 368J, Computer-Aided Design
Mechanical Engineering 373K, Basic Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Systems

Mechanical Engineering 320, Applied Thermodynamics
Mechanical Engineering 324, Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
Mechanical Engineering 330, Fluid Mechanics
Mechanical Engineering 334, Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 336, Materials Processing
Mechanical Engineering 338, Machine Elements
Mechanical Engineering 365L, Industrial Design for Production
Mechanical Engineering 368J, Computer-Aided Design

Computer Engineering

Computer Sciences 315, Computer Science II
Computer Sciences 328, Abstract Data Types
Electrical Engineering 316, Digital Systems Engineering I
Electrical Engineering 319K, Microprocessor Programming
Electrical Engineering 331K, Electric Circuits and Electronics or Electrical Engineering 411, Circuit Theory--required
Electrical Engineering 335M, Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering 316, Digital Systems Engineering I
Electrical Engineering 331K, Electric Circuits and Electronics or Electrical Engineering 411, Circuit Theory--required
Electrical Engineering 335M, Electric Machinery and Magnetic Devices
Electrical Engineering 338, Electronic Circuits I
Electrical Engineering 368, Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution

Project Engineering

Architectural Engineering 320K, Introduction to Design I
Architectural Engineering 320L, Introduction to Design II
Architectural Engineering 323K, Project Management and Economics--required
Architectural Engineering 335, Materials and Methods of Building Construction
Architectural Engineering 358, Construction Cost Estimating
Architectural Engineering 366, Contracts, Liability, and Ethics
Mechanical Engineering 368J, Computer-Aided Design

Business Block Options

Manufacturing Management

Management 368, Advanced Operations Management
Upper-division business elective
Upper-division business elective

Management Information Systems

Management Information Systems 325, Introduction to Data Management
Management Information Systems 333, COBOL with Business Applications
Management Information Systems 333K, Computer System Utilization in Business
Management Information Systems 373, Topics in Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems 374, Business System Development

Financial Management

Accounting 326, Financial Accounting--Intermediate I
Accounting 327, Financial Accounting--Intermediate II
Accounting 364, Fundamentals of Taxation
Finance 367, Investment Management
Finance 374C, Financial Planning and Policy for Large Corporations
Finance 374S, Financial Planning and Policy for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Sales Management

International Business 350, International Trade
Marketing 338, Promotional Policies
Marketing 460, Information and Analysis
Marketing 363, Professional Selling and Sales Management
Marketing 370K, Retail Merchandising
Marketing 372, Marketing Seminar

Finance

An adequate knowledge of the structure of our financial system and of the tools and techniques of finance is essential to sound business management. In the market economy, a variety of financial institutions are instrumental in the orderly processes of production, distribution, and consumption. This program offers students an opportunity to study the finance function in the business firm and the financial system.

Students majoring in finance may develop a concentration in real estate or in risk management. The real estate concentration is intended to prepare students for positions in real estate commercial brokerage and appraisal, mortgage banking, loan underwriting, real estate development and investment, and property management. Courses recommended for this concentration are Real Estate 358, 376G, and 378K. Students are also encouraged to take Legal Environment of Business 363 as an elective.

Students concentrating in risk management may pursue careers in risk management, health care management, employee benefits, pensions, and such areas of the insurance business as investments, branch and agency management, underwriting,
financial management, loss control, claims adjustment, and pricing or actuarial science. Courses recommended for this concentration are Risk Management 357E, 369K, and 377.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. Finance 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis), 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis), or another approved course.
  3. Finance 367 and 370.
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in finance, real estate, or risk management. The following courses may not be counted toward this requirement: Finance 354, 357, 367, 370, 377 (Topic 3: Security Analysis), 377 (Topic 4: Financial Analysis).
  5. Three semester hours in an upper-division elective.
  6. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Honors Program

The Honors Program is designed to provide an intellectual challenge for serious and accomplished students and an opportunity for direct preparation for graduate work in business administration. The student may choose a general program of study or one of the major programs in business or both. Honors Program students take eleven business courses in special sections designed to cover material comparable to that in the Master of Business Administration and Master in Professional Accounting first-year courses. Honors courses are reserved for honors students. At least two and one-half years are required to complete the Honors Program sequence of courses. Additional information is available from the Undergraduate Dean's Office.

Admission

Admission to the Honors Program is limited to a small number of exceptional students who are chosen on a competitive basis. Admission decisions are made by the Honors Program Committee. Most students enter the program as freshmen, but some are admitted as sophomores.

Students entering the University and the College of Business Administration as freshmen may apply to the Honors Program by completing a separate application form available from the Undergraduate Dean's Office. The Honors Program Committee considers the student's SAT I or American College Testing Program score, high school class rank, preparatory courses, extracurricular activities, evidence of leadership ability, and other objective criteria. The application deadline for admission to the program as a freshman is February 1 for the following fall semester.

Students may also seek admission to the Honors Program during the spring semester of their freshman year. To be considered for admission, the student must have completed in the freshman year at least twenty-seven semester hours of college-level coursework, including Business Administration 101, Economics 304K and 304L, and Mathematics 403K and 403L. He or she must also have fulfilled the foreign language requirement for the BBA degree and must have completed or be registered for Business Administration 102. In addition to the criteria listed above for freshman applicants, the Honors Program Committee considers the student's University grade point average and the number, type, and rigor of the courses the student has taken at the University. No student will be admitted to the Honors Program who has received credit for more than one of the core courses listed below in a regular (nonhonors) section. Applications are available in the Undergraduate Dean's Office. The application deadline for admission to the program as a sophomore is May 1 for the following fall semester.

Continuance

A student who enters the Honors Program as a freshman must have a grade point average of at least 3.50 at the end of the first year to continue in the program. After the freshman year, each student, whether admitted as a freshman or as a sophomore, is dismissed from the program if his or her overall or business grade point average drops below 3.00. Exceptions are granted only by the Honors Program Committee.

Graduation

To graduate under the Honors Program, the student must earn a University grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.00 in business courses.

Degree Requirements

Honors Program students may choose a general program of study, one of the major subject degree plans, or both. Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a general program of study are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. Completion of the following business core courses and other business courses in special Honors Program sections: Accounting 311H, 312H, Finance 354H, 357H, Legal Environment of Business 323H, Management 335H, 336H, Management Information Systems 324H, Management Science 371H, Marketing 337H, and Statistics 309H.
  3. One of the following courses: Accounting 456, 362, Finance 370, International Business 378, Management 374, and Marketing 370.
  4. Nine semester hours of upper-division business electives.
  5. Two semester hours of Business Administration 179, taken during the sophomore year.
  6. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

International Business

Recognizing the role of the United States in world affairs and the importance of international operations to American business enterprise, this major offers a combination of basic business knowledge with an interdisciplinary study of international policies and practices. The curriculum is designed to help prepare students for positions with business, government, or international agencies in the fields of industrial development, international trade, and foreign investments.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. Twelve semester hours of coursework beyond the freshman level in a foreign language associated with the area studies specialization the student chooses to fulfill requirement 5 below. Six of the twelve required hours must be at the upper-division level.
  3. International Business 350 and 378.
  4. Six semester hours chosen from the following courses: Finance 376, International Business 372, Legal Environment of Business 370 (Topic 5: The Law and the Multinational Corporation ), and Marketing 372 (Topic 4: International Marketing).
  5. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in one of the following area studies fields: Latin American studies; Middle Eastern studies; Asian studies; Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; or European studies.
  6. All international business majors must study abroad for at least one semester or summer session at a college-approved institution. Credit earned abroad may be used to fulfill other degree requirements if appropriate.
  7. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Management

The major objective of the management program is to train broadly competent administrators for service in a wide variety of organizations--public or private, product- or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit. To accomplish this basic objective, the program offers the student the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization. In addition, the degree program in management introduces the student to the application of the acquired knowledge and skills to such areas as personnel management, industrial relations, production management, and small business.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. The following courses: Management 335, 336, and 374.
  3. Twelve semester hours chosen from the following courses: Management 325, 337, 364, 367, 368, Management Science 371, and Mechanical Engineering 366L.
  4. Six semester hours of upper-division social science.
  5. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Management Information Systems

There is a great demand for individuals with knowledge about both business and computer applications. Through a series of business core courses and business computer courses, the program in management information systems is intended to prepare a professional who can fully appreciate the complexity of information system design. The graduate is expected to have both the technical and the managerial knowledge to solve fundamental business problems in inventory control, production, forecasting, finance, cost accounting, and other areas. Courses are designed to provide a foundation in the integration of hardware, software, and business functional analysis for business systems.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements.
  2. The following courses: Management 374, Management Information Systems 304, 324, 325, 333K, 373 (Topic 2: Applied Data Communication Systems), and 374.
  3. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.

Marketing

Marketers provide the link between businesses that have goods and services to sell and customers who want to purchase them. The marketing process involves a variety of activities, including research, strategic planning, product development, sales management, and marketing communications. Because the opportunities in the profession are diverse, the marketing degree program allows students to specialize in areas in which they have the strongest interest, while offering them a solid background in the concepts of marketing and business. A marketing degree can lead to a career in such areas as marketing management, marketing research, personal selling and sales management, retail merchandising and management, and promotional strategy and management.

The requirements of this program are

  1. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree requirements. To fulfill the requirement of three semester hours in applied communications, marketing majors must take Speech 305, 319, or 370L.
  2. International Business 350 and Marketing 460 and 370.
  3. Nine semester hours chosen from the following courses: Marketing 338, 363, 370K, and the following topics of Marketing 372: Topic 1: Market Area Decisions; Topic 2: Consumer Behavior; Topic 4: International Marketing; and Topic: Direct Marketing.
  4. Additional elective coursework if necessary to provide a total of at least 120 semester hours.



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