PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER IN THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014
Type of Change X Academic Change
1. NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM: CHAPTER 12. COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
2. IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST
CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS
Is this a new degree program? Yes or no? No
Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? Yes or no? No
Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? Yes or no? No
3. EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1. The Major in Computer Science
The basic sequence courses required for admission to either the B.A. or the B.S.C.S., Option I and V,
degree program have changed with recent curriculum changes. The new basic sequence courses are: CS
312 or 312H, 313K, 314 or 314H, and M 408C or 408N.
2. The Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Updated requirements to apply for admission to the coordinated program.
3. The Major in Public Health
Add BIO 311D, CH 302, and their honors equivalents to the list of courses that must be completed to apply
for admission to Option I.
4. The Major in Textiles and Apparel
Remove admission requirements to B.S. TXA program.
5. Admission to the Field Experience Programs
Change TXA 319 to TXA 219 and 119L. Add SSC 302 and 304 as choices for the statistics prerequisite.
6. Calculus Placement
Update website and language for calculus placement.
7. Concurrent Enrollment
Add statement that prior approval is not needed during summers.
8. Add honors in advanced human development and family sciences program.
9. Add honors in advanced nutritional sciences program.
10. Graduation Restriction for ROTC Students
Remove statement preventing the college from graduating an ROTC student unless the student fulfills the
government contract or the student is released from the ROTC program.
Add statements that second majors to B.A. and B.S. degrees may be earned and placed on the transcript.
12. ROTC Courses
Remove the restriction that ROTC courses may only be used as electives or to fulfill the writing
requirement and only by students who are commissioned by the University ROTC program. Change the
statement regarding counting no more than nine hours to counting no more than three three-hour courses.
13. Bible Courses
Remove the section restricting the amount of Bible hours that may be counted.
14. Admission Deficiencies
Remove the statement that students admitted with deficiencies must remove them by means prescribed in
15. Courses in a Single Field
Increase the hours that can be taken in a single field to 42.
16. Addition of a Certificate in Textile Conservation
Add the Textile Conservation Certificate, submitted (and approved) as a separate proposal.
17. UTeach Teacher Certification
Clean up language.
18. Add a statement that excludes M 301 or equivalent courses from counting toward any degree in the College
of Natural Sciences.
3a. Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made. Pages 512, 515-525
4. GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE. INDIVIDUAL CHANGES SHOULD BE LISTED
1. The first two courses we offer in computer science in the area of computer programming have been
adjusted. The reason for this change is that most students entering the University lack experience with
computer programming. The proposed two-course sequence will assume the students have no
programming experience, and the courses will give them proficiency in modern programming languages
and techniques. Computer science is now requiring the second semester of calculus as part of the
admissions requirement to the major.
2. The Department of Nutritional Sciences updated its degree plan for B.S. in Nutrition, Option I. These
changes reflect changes that were already approved by the college.
3. When the B.S. in Public Health major was proposed and published in the 2010-12 catalog, we believed
that students could be admitted into the major and take PBH 317: Introduction to Public Health as
second-semester freshmen. After Dr. Richard Taylor gained experience teaching these majors, it became
clear that students should delay taking PBH 317 until they were first-semester sophomores, because they
were not mature enough to move forward into the more difficult core courses that followed, PBH 354,
Epidemiology, and PBH 334, Global Health.
As a result, we propose to amend the catalog to require that students complete the complete freshman
biology and chemistry sequences plus calculus (with a GPA of 2.75 or greater) before applying to
become public health majors. After being admitted into the major, they will then take PBH 317 the first
semester of the sophomore year concurrently with genetics. Students who complete PBH 317 with a
grade of B- or better can then move successfully into the more difficult courses, Epidemiology and
Global Health, as second-semester sophomores. This has worked well in practicality, and we seek to
change the catalog wording accordingly.
4. The “Admissions Process to the Textiles and Apparel Program” is not needed to curtail enrollment any
longer. The numbers of majors has been reduced to less than one-half the students enrolled prior to the
policy’s existence. The rigor of the current programs is enough to ensure quality students in numbers that
can be accommodated in both our degree programs. We have lost some very capable and talented
students to other majors, because they were not willing to take the risk of having entry to some of their
lower-division classes blocked to them until their official entry to the program, thus slowing their
progress toward graduation. We are returning to recruitment efforts in order to maintain the critical mass
that we need to maintain excellent programs with strong internship experiences with employers having
national and international prestige.
No impact on numbers in upper-division courses is expected until two years after removal of the
application process. An increase in number of majors is expected to be gradual in both degree plans. The
science emphasis in both degree plans, as compared to other TXA programs in the nation, will keep the
increase in overall student numbers reasonably small. Upper-division laboratories and lectures can
accommodate several additional students without adding sections. The removal of the admission process
should facilitate a student’s ability to graduate in four years, especially in the apparel design program
where sequencing of courses is critical. Three lower-division laboratories may be impacted: TXA 212L,
Apparel Design Laboratory; TXA 105L, Textiles Laboratory; and TXA 319, Visual Merchandising. An
increase in TXA students could reduce the number of non-majors currently being accommodated.
Eventually an additional section of each of the three courses may need to be added. Laboratory sections
are taught by teaching assistants.
There is no application process for undergraduates. Post-bac students must apply, but undergraduates
are encouraged to simply register for UTS 101 to be considered a UTeach student, although the minimum
GPA requirement of at least 2.2 to start the program may be enforced. This removes unnecessary barriers
to simply trying out teaching.
5. The course inventory was updated to split TXA 319 into TXA 219 and 119L. The B.S. in Textiles and
Apparel, Retail Merchandising, added SSC 302 and 304 to the acceptable choices for the statistics
6. The Department of Mathematics determined that the ALEKS software designed to determine
mathematics skills is not sufficiently accurate in determining appropriate placement into UT courses.
The department developed a replacement exam that is designed to place students into mathematics
courses and other courses that rely upon mathematics skills with more accuracy.
7. The college does not monitor concurrent enrollment during summers.
8. Add human development and family sciences honors, Option IV, to offer new opportunities for talented
students who seek a more individualized and challenging curriculum in human development and family
9. Add honors in advanced nutritional sciences, Option IV, to offer new opportunities for talented students
who seek a more individualized and challenging curriculum in nutritional research.
10. The college used to require graduation candidates who were in the ROTC to provide proof that they
fulfilled their contract (become commissioned) prior to certifying them for graduation. The college has
not required proof for many years.
11. Students may earn second major designations for B.A. degrees and also second major designations for
B.S. degrees by completing an additional option. The Office of the Registrar has followed this practice
for several years.
12. In the past, some ROTC courses have been cross-listed in other departments such as philosophy. The
change to allowing only three three-hour courses instead of nine hours ensures that only courses with
academic content may be counted. This prevents one-hour drill courses from being applied toward the
degree. Removing the restriction requiring commissioning is appropriate since sometimes non-ROTC
students take the cross-listed courses, and sometimes students leave the ROTC program without being
commissioned. Students who leave the program will not have to go through the petition process just to
count the hours.
13. The University no longer teaches “Bible” (BIB) courses, nor do courses transfer with this department
designation. Instead, the courses are taught and transfer under “Religious Studies” (RS). RS courses
differ from BIB courses in that RS courses are strictly academic.
14. The section is redundant because information about how to remove admission deficiencies is detailed in
General Information. In addition, General Information states “admitted students must complete the
coursework required to remove a deficiency before they enroll at the University.”
15. The definition of a major is given on page 526 as consisting of at least 24 hours but no more than 42
hours. Computer science is an example of a major that totals more than 36 hours (the total is 38).
16. The Certificate in Textile Conservation offers non-textiles and apparel students the opportunity to gain a
skill set that will allow them to study, conserve, and exhibit historical textiles and apparel. The certificate
will prepare them for entry-level work in museums, collections, or private conservation studios.
17. Require teacher certification supporting courses to also be a C- or better.
18. The college restricted M 301, College Algebra, from counting toward elective hours in past catalogs. The
college wants to formally reinstate this exclusion in a single location and apply it to all Bachelor of Arts
and Bachelor of Science degrees.
5. SCOPE OF PROPOSED CHANGE
5a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No
5b. Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-
hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, explain: No
5c. Will this proposal change the number of hours required for degree completion? No
6. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS
Department approval date: June 8, 2011
College approval date: June 13, 2011
Dean approval date: September 26, 2011
FRESHMAN RESEARCH I N ITI ATI VE
The Freshman Research Initiative introduces undergraduate students to the world of scientific research at the
beginning of their academic careers by integrating a three-semester research experience into coursework required for
the degree. All students begin with an introductory research methods course in the first semester, followed by two
semesters of work on real, cutting-edge research projects in fields like biology, biochemistry, nanotechnology,
molecular biology, astronomy, physics, mathematics, and artificial intelligence computer science. After finishing the
course sequence, interested students are assisted in joining faculty or other research laboratories for further work.
UT E AC H T EA CH ER C ER T IF I CA T IO N
UTeach-Natural Sciences prepares students in the College of Natural Sciences and the Jackson School of
Geosciences for single-field teacher certification in mathematics or computer science or for composite certification
with biology, chemistry, geological sciences, or physics as the primary teaching field. Composite certification that
includes engineering is also available through UTeach-Engineering, in collaboration with the Cockrell School of
Engineering. Composite certification requires forty-eight semester hours of coursework, consisting of twenty-four
hours in one science, twelve in a second science, and six each in two additional sciences.
Students can complete the courses for certification as electives within a standard bachelor’s degree program; lists
of the required content courses and additional certification requirements are available in the UTeach-Natural
Sciences office. However, students are strongly encouraged to consider the teaching options in biology, chemistry,
geological sciences, mathematics, nutrition, and physics. These incorporate not only the required coursework in the
major but also the professional development courses, supporting courses, and courses in other sciences that are
required for certification.
To graduate and be recommended for certification, the student must have a University grade point average of at
least 2.50. He or she must have earned a grade of at least C- in each of the professional development courses and
supporting courses listed below and must pass the final teaching portfolio review. Information about the portfolio
review and additional certification requirements is available from the UTeach-Natural Sciences academic adviser.
Students must adhere to current certification requirements, even if they differ from those listed in a University
P ROFESSIONAL DEVELOP MENT SEQUENCE
SUPP ORTING COURSES
BIO 337, Topic 2: Research Methods: UTeach; CH 368, Topic 1: Research Methods—UTeach; or PHY 341, Topic
7: Research Methods—UTeach
HIS 329U, Perspectives on Science and Mathematics; or PHL 329U, Perspectives on Science and Mathematics
Interested students are encouraged to apply for admission to start the program at any time during their undergraduate
careers. Applications are available in the Office of Special Projects in the College of Natural Sciences. Applicants
Students must be considering a teaching career in middle grades or secondary school science, computer science, or
mathematics, and/or engineering and must meet grade point average requirements. Students who are interested in
teaching earlier grades should consult the College of Education.
BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, OPTION
I AND OPTION V
To apply for admission to either the BA or the BSCS, option I or option V, degree program, the student must earn a
grade of at least C C- in each of four basic sequence entry-level courses: Computer Science 307 312 or 312H, 313K,
315 314 or 314H, and Mathematics 408D or 408S or 408L408C or 408N. He or she must complete at least three two
of these courses in residence at the University. and must earn a grade point average of at least 2.5 in the four entry-
level courses taken in residence and a grade point average of at least 2.0 in all courses taken in residence. These
requirements apply both to entry-level computer science students and to other University students seeking admission
to one of these two computer science programs.
Students Applications are evaluated after the end of each fall semester, spring semester, and summer session by
the Department of Computer Science Admission Committee. Students whose applications are denied may reapply
through the supplemental admission process the following semester. Admission decisions are based on the student’s
grade point average in the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other factors; these
factors include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions, and proven
mathematical ability. Students should consult advisers in the College of Natural Sciences Department of Computer
Science Transitional Advising Center (TRAC) for information about admission to the major the application process
and application deadlines.
THE INTEGRATED PROGRAM IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
The Integrated Program is a curriculum of undergraduate and graduate coursework that allows the student to earn
the BSCS and the MSCS degrees at the same time. The curriculum includes the same coursework as the traditional
master’s degree program, as well as the opportunity for research.
Students in the Integrated Program are expected to become leaders in the profession. Highly motivated students
with the personal qualities and intellectual capacity to establish successful careers in higher education and industry
are encouraged to apply.
Undergraduates typically follow option I, II, or III for their first three years, then enter the Integrated Program in
their fourth year. Admission is granted only for the fall semester; January 2 is the application deadline for those who
wish to begin the program the following fall. By the end of the spring semester in which they apply, students must
have completed at least sixty semester hours of coursework, including Computer Science 345 or 345H, 352 or 352H
429 or 429H, and 353 or 357 or 357H.
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THE COORDI NAT ED PROG RAM I N DIETETICS
Freshman and transfer applicants to the University who plan to enter the Coordinated Program in Dietetics (CPD)
should begin in the entry-level major in nutrition. When they have met the requirements described below, students
may apply for admission to the CPD.
Prior to applying for admission to the CPD, students must complete at least sixty semester hours of the
coursework required for the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, option I, including Biology 325 or 325H 365R and
365S; Chemistry 369 or both 339K and 339L; and Nutrition 307, 107L, 312 or 312H, 112L or 312R, 315, and 326.
A list of other recommended courses is available from the School of Human Ecology. Students must have a grade
point average of at least 2.70 in coursework taken in residence at the University. Students should consult advisers in
the School of Human Ecology for information about the application process and deadlines. Application materials are
available from the school.
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THE MAJ OR I N P UB LIC HEALT H
To apply for admission to the public health degree program, the student must have earned a grade of at least C- in
Biology 311C and 311D or 315H, Chemistry 301 or 301H and 302 or 302H, and Mathematics 408C or 408N; and a
grade of at least B- in Public Health 317. To be competitive for admission, the student must have a grade point
average of at least 2.75 in these four courses.
Applications are evaluated after the end of each fall and spring semester. Students whose applications are denied
may reapply through the supplemental admission process the following semester. Admission decisions are based on
the student’s grade point average in the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other
factors; these factors include, but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions,
and proven mathematical ability. Students should consult advisers in the College of Natural Sciences Transitional
Advising Center (TRAC) for information about the application process and application deadlines.
Students who plan to follow option II, public health honors, must be admitted to the Dean's Scholars Honors
Program as described on page 513.
To apply for admission to option III, the student must already be admitted to option I. The option I student may
apply for admission to option III upon completion of the fourth semester with a grade point average of at least 3.4.
The eligible option I student may apply to option III and the Master of Public Health program following the
admission schedule and policies of the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at
Houston. The application is typically completed during the fifth semester of the Bachelor of Science in Public
Health, option I. Admission to option III requires approval by the School of Biological Sciences at The University of
Texas at Austin and the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston at the
Austin Regional campus.
THE MAJ OR I N TEXTILE S AND APP AREL
The number of qualified students who want to major in textiles and apparel exceeds the number who can be
adequately instructed by the faculty and accommodated within available facilities. The following policies have been
adopted to provide the best possible educational experience for qualified students.
Freshman and transfer applicants to the University who plan to major in textiles and apparel should apply for
admission as human ecology majors. When they have met the requirements described below, students may apply for
admission to the textiles and apparel degree program. Students in the human ecology major have priority to register
for Textiles and Apparel 205 and 105L. Students who are not in the human ecology or textiles and apparel major
may register for textiles and apparel courses if space is available.
To apply for admission to the major, students first must earn a grade of at least C- in each of the following basic
sequence courses: Mathematics 408C or 408N, Chemistry 301, Textiles and Apparel 205 and 105L; at least six
hours of this coursework must be completed in residence at the University. The student must also have a grade point
average of at least 2.50 in coursework taken in residence at the University. Also included in the admission process
for the apparel design specialization within option I is an assessment of basic machine sewing and construction
skills. These requirements apply both to students with a major in human ecology and to other University students
seeking admission to the textiles and apparel degree program. Students should consult advisers in the School of
Human Ecology for information about the application process and deadlines. Application materials are available
from the school.
Applications are evaluated each long-session semester by the Textiles and Apparel Admission Panel. Students
whose applications are denied may reapply. Admission decisions are based on the student’s grade point average in
the basic sequence courses, his or her University grade point average, and other factors. These factors may include,
but are not limited to, the difficulty of the student’s course load, course repetitions, life experiences, and
performance on an assessment of apparel construction and design skills.
ADMISSION TO THE FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS
All textiles and apparel students must complete a field experience. Admission to the field experience programs is
subject to the approval of the faculty admission panel. option I, apparel design and conservation, includes a three-
semester-hour field experience, the Apparel Design or Conservation Internship Program, offered as Textiles and
Apparel 352D; students usually complete the internship during the senior year. The student must apply for admission
to the internship program the semester before he or she plans to enter it. Application forms are available from the
School of Human Ecology. Before they apply, students must complete the following courses with a grade of at least
C- in each: Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 316L, 319 219, 119L, 126, 226L, 164K (Topic 1: Flat
Pattern), and 264L (Topic 1: Flat Pattern).
Option II, retail merchandising, includes a nine-semester-hour field experience program, the Retail
Merchandising Internship Program, offered as Textiles and Apparel 315K, 352M, and 355P; students normally
complete the internship during the senior year. The student must apply for admission to the program the semester
before he or she plans to enter it; materials, information about deadlines, and directions for application are available
from the School of Human Ecology. Before they apply, students must complete the following courses with a grade
of at least C- in each: Textiles and Apparel 205, 105L, 212K, 212L, 316Q, 219, 119L 319, and 376; Marketing 320F
or Advertising 318J; Accounting 310F; Mathematics 408C, 408N, or the equivalent; Mathematics 316, Statistics and
Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, or 306 or Educational Psychology 371; and Communication Studies
306M. Before beginning the internship, students must successfully complete competitive interviews with
representatives from participating retail establishments.
CALCULUS P LACEMENT
Calculus is a required course for all natural sciences degrees. To enroll in a calculus course in the college, students
must first take the online ALEKS mathematics placement exam. ALEKS assesses the strengths and weaknesses of a
student’s mathematical knowledge, reports its findings to the student, and then provides the student with a learning
environment for improving his or her math knowledge. Scores necessary for placement into specific mathematics
and statistics courses are posted by the Student Division at http://cns.utexas.edu/academics/college-readiness.
http://cns.utexas.edu/academics/aleks/. Students may take the ALEKS exam multiple times to achieve the score they
desire. More information about ALEKS scores and course placement is available from academic advisers.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMEN T
Concurrent enrollment is enrollment simultaneously at the University and at another educational institution or in
University Extension. Math and science courses may not be taken concurrently during fall and spring semesters and
will not be counted toward a degree unless they are specifically approved in advance by the College of Natural
Sciences. The college permits concurrent enrollment during summers without prior approval, and during fall and
spring semesters with certain restrictions. Students must see their academic advisers to petition for approval. No more
than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree in the college may be completed online with University
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HONORS IN ADVANCED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES P ROGRAM
The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences offers a comprehensive honors degree program for
highly motivated and talented students. The key features of the program are a core of small, select human
development and family sciences courses that expose students to the research activities of the department, and at
least two semesters of supervised research and writing that culminates in an honors thesis and presentation of
student research in an approved public forum. Application to the Human Development and Family Sciences Honors
Program is separate from, and in addition to, application to the University. Application materials and information
about deadlines are available in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences and online. Students
may enter the program as freshmen, as transfer students, or after they have enrolled at the University. Factors in the
admission decision are the student’s high school and/or University grades, class rank, the rigor of the courses the
student has taken, faculty recommendations, standardized test scores, and the student’s interest and aptitude in math
and science as demonstrated by relevant extracurricular activities. More information about the degree program is
given later in this chapter (page 550).
HONORS IN ADVANCED NUT RITIONAL SCIENCES P ROGRAM (NSH)
The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a comprehensive honors degree program for highly motivated and
talented students. The key features of the program are a core of select nutrition courses that expose students to the
research activities of the department and at least two semesters of supervised research and writing that culminates in
an honors thesis and presentation of student research in an approved public forum. Application to the Nutritional
Sciences Honors Program is separate from, and in addition to, application to the University. Application materials
and information about deadlines are available in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and online. Students may
enter the program as freshmen, as transfer students, or after they have enrolled at the University. Factors in the
admission decision are the student’s high school and/or University grades, class rank, the rigor of the courses the
student has taken, the quality of the required application essays, faculty recommendations, and the student’s interest
and aptitude in math and science as demonstrated by relevant extracurricular activities. More information about the
degree program is given later in this chapter (page 562).
SP EC I A L R E Q U IR EM EN T S O F TH E C O LL E G E
All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given in chapter 1. Students in the College of
Natural Sciences must also fulfill the following requirements.
1. The University requires that the student complete in residence at least sixty semester hours of the coursework
counted toward the degree. For the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, these sixty hours must include at least eighteen
hours in the major. For all other degrees offered by the College of Natural Sciences, thirty of these sixty hours
must be taken in the College of Natural Sciences or the College of Liberal Arts.
2. All University students must complete in residence at least twenty-four of the last thirty semester hours counted
toward the degree. For students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science, this rule
applies to the academic work completed at the University.
3. The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced coursework in the major be completed in
residence. Additional hours in the professional or major sequence in many cases are required by individual
natural sciences degree programs.
4. An Air Force, Army, or Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps student who elects the basic and/or advanced
program in air force science, military science, or naval science will not be approved for graduation until the
student’s government contract is completed or the student is released from the ROTC.
4. 5. A candidate for a degree must be registered in the College of Natural Sciences either in residence or in absentia
the semester or summer session the degree is to be awarded. Graduation applications must be submitted no later
than the date given in the academic calendar. The application and supplemental in absentia instructions are
available via the college’s academics Web page, http://cns.utexas.edu/academics/.
The College of Natural Sciences offers the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, and several bachelor of science degrees. The
requirements of the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, begin on page 525. The Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, a broad liberal arts
honors program for outstanding students, is described on pages 343–346. Plan II emphasizes the humanities but also
permits a concentration equivalent to a major in science.
The bachelor of science degrees are listed on pages 5–6. The requirements of these degrees are given on pages
A student may not earn more than one Bachelor of Arts degree or more than one Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Science degree from the University. A student who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University may earn a second major designation that will appear on the University transcript. Likewise, a student
who holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University may earn a second major option designation that will
appear on the University transcript.
The title of a graduate’s degree appears on his or her diploma, but the major does not. Both the degree and the
major appear on the graduate’s University transcript.
ROT C COURSES
ROTC units are maintained on campus by the Departments of Air Force Science, Military Science, and Naval
Science. Information about each program is available from the chair of the department.
Nine semester hours of coursework No more than three three-hour courses in air force science, military science,
or naval science may be counted toward any degree in the College of Natural Sciences. Such credit may be used
only as electives or to fulfill the writing requirement, and only by students who are commissioned by the University
BIB LE COURSES
No more than twelve semester hours of Bible courses may be counted toward a degree.
ADMISSION DEFI CI ENCI ES
Students admitted to the University with deficiencies in high school units must remove them by the means
prescribed in General Information.
COURSES T AKEN ON THE P ASS/FAIL B ASIS
COURSES I N A SI NGLE FIELD
No more than thirty-six forty-two hours may be counted in any one field of study, including the major, unless major
requirements state otherwise. No more than thirty-six forty-two hours may be counted in any one college or school
other than the college of liberal arts or the college of natural sciences.
Algebra courses at the level of Mathematics 301 or the equivalent may not be counted toward a degree in the
College of Natural Sciences.
Certificate in Textile Conservation
The Certificate in Textile Conservation helps undergraduates equip themselves with the fiber science, exhibition
planning, textile conservation, and museum management skills necessary to conserve textiles in various settings. It
is designed to appeal to students across the University in science, history, information science, computational
science, merchandising, fiber science and apparel design, and many other disciplines. The program is administered
by the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the School of Human Ecology. To be admitted, a student must be in good
standing in an approved undergraduate degree program and must have earned a grade of at least C- in each
certificate course he or she has completed. Students may apply for admission to the program at any point in their
undergraduate study; they are encouraged to apply as early as possible so that they can be advised throughout the
The following coursework is required.
1. Textiles and Apparel 205 and 105L
2. Textiles and Apparel 219 and 119L
3. Textiles and Apparel 325L
4. Textiles and Apparel 325M
5. Textiles and Apparel 355D
6. Textiles and Apparel 352C
7. Information Studies 304D or 304W
8. Information Studies 312