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College of Arts & Sciences Advising Notebook 2009-2010 College of Arts & Sciences Advising Notebook 2009-2010 Table of Contents Table of Contents 1 Acknowledgements 3 CASA Information 5 CASA Mission Statement 6 Section 1: Quick Reference 7 College of Arts & Sciences Contact Information 9 Academic Departments - Contact Information 10 Non-Academic Departments - Contact Information 12 Course Abbreviations 13 Building Codes 14 Section 2: General Information 15 Academic Advising at Baylor – A Brief Overview 17 The Advising Appointment 18 FERPA 19 FERPA Consent Form 20 Changing Majors 21 List of Majors and Minors 22 Placement Exams 26 Transfer Credit Policies 28 Common Transfer Credit Issues 30 College of Arts & Sciences Petition Process 31 Waivers and Permits 32 Unified Advising System – Quick Start Guide 33 Section 3: Arts & Sciences 35 Bachelor of Arts MAP 37 Bachelor of Science MAP 39 College of Arts & Sciences – Updates and Reminders 2009 41 Advisor Notes – B.A. Degree 45 Sciences for Non-Science Majors 58 Advisor Notes – B.S. Degree 64 Section 4: Degree Audit 65 Degree Audit Training Manual 67 Section 5: Programs 103 Honors College 105 BIC Degree Planner 106 Honors Program Advisement Guidelines 107 Premed/Predent Prerequisite Guidelines 110 Pre-Law Guide 111 Pre-Law Timeline 119 ROTC 122 Study Abroad Programs at Baylor University 123 Baylor University Study Abroad Opportunities 124 Section 6: Campus Resources 127 Paul L. Foster Success Center 129 Academic Support Programs 130 Tutor Scheduling – How It Works 131 Departmental Tutoring 132 Academic Referral System 134 Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) 135 Career Counseling Process 136 Student Guide to Baylor Career Services 137 Spiritual Life 138 Health Services 139 Health Services Contact Information 140 Many of the resources in this notebook were taken from the Academic Advisor’s Handbook developed by the Academic Advisement Office in the Paul L. Foster Success Center. CASA is very grateful for your assistance and your continued leadership in the area of advisement at Baylor. In addition to the Academic Advisor’s Handbook, please be aware of the excellent online resource provided by Academic Advisement at http://baylor.edu/advising 3 4 CASA College of Arts & Sciences Advisement College of Arts and Sciences Advisement (CASA) is an advising house that offers academic advising for undergraduates and which provides resources and institutional coordination for departmental and program advisors. CASA is dedicated to offering professional academic expertise within a scholarly community of creativity, hospitality, and care. Advisors Director of Advisors Academic Advisors Deanne Kramer Heather Fritz Deanne_Kramer@baylor.edu Heather_Fritz@baylor.edu Jane Lin Assistant Director Jane_Lin@baylor.edu Rosanne Fuller Adam Moore Rosanne_Fuller@baylor.edu Adam_D_Moore@baylor.edu Location Sid Richardson Building (Paul L. Foster Success Center) Ground Level, East Wing, Room #053 Contact Information Phone: 254-710-1524 Mailing Address: One Bear Place #97177 Fax: 254-710-7421 Waco, Texas 76798-7177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.baylor.edu/casa 5 CASA College of Arts & Sciences Advisement Mission Statement College of Arts and Sciences Advisement (CASA) is an advising house that offers academic advising for undergraduates and which provides resources and institutional coordination for departmental and program advisors. CASA is dedicated to offering professional academic expertise within a scholarly community of creativity, hospitality, and care. Responsibilities and Goals Responsibilities: (1) Provide academic advising on a year-round, daily basis to the students of the College of Arts and Sciences. Students may schedule personal sessions with an academic advisor to review catalogue, departmental, program, and individual academic plans or to assess academic progress and liabilities. CASA will maintain a resource center and provide occasional academic and career-planning workshops. (2) Serve as advisor of record, providing academic advising during pre-registration periods for sophomores of the College of Arts and Sciences making transition from freshman to departmental advisement. (3) Provide academic advising for upperclassmen entering or reentering the College of Arts and Sciences. This would include, for example, transfer students, undecided students, students reinstated from academic suspension, and students re-entering the University after a withdrawal. (4) Refer students with issues of personal crisis, health issues, financial difficulties, spiritual concerns, and social stresses to appropriate university and community resources. (5) Provide resources, evaluative tools, and coordination for academic advisors in the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments, programs, and institutes. (6) Assist in summer orientation for incoming freshmen. Goals: (1) Enhance student satisfaction with the College of Arts and Sciences experience at Baylor University. (2) Assist departments in their efforts to recruit, advise, retain, mentor, and place their majors. (3) Improve retention of College of Arts and Sciences’ students from the sophomore to the junior year. (4) Increase graduation rates of the College of Arts and Sciences. 6 Table of Contents Section 1: Quick Reference 7 College of Arts & Sciences Contact Information 9 Academic Departments - Contact Information 10 Non-Academic Departments - Contact Information 12 Course Abbreviations 13 Building Codes 14 7 8 DEPARTMENT CHAIRS/DEPARTMENTAL STAFF – Summer 2009 DEPT CHAIR STAFF BOX # EXT FAX BLDG AS – Aerospace Studies Col Danny Leonard Betty Mullins 7070 3513 3548 ROTC Bldg. 1111 S. 7th ANT - Anthropology, Dr. Sara Alexander Barbie Dutton 7173 4084 1393 3rd Floor, Marrs McLean Forensic Science & Archaeology ART - Art Prof. John McClanahan Mike Koehler, Marissa Markey 7263 1867 1566 136 Hooper Schaefer BIO - Biology Dr. Robert Doyle Rhonda King, Darla Millsap 7388 2911 2969 B207 BSB. Sandy Tighe, Mark Vestal CHE - Chemistry & Dr. David Pennington, Adonna Cook 7348 3311 4272 Rm. D 208, BSB Biochemistry Interim Nancy Kallus, Barbara Rauls Karen Humphrey, Virginia Hynek, Cristin McAnear CHS - Church-State Dr. Chris Marsh, Suzanne Sellers 7308 1510 1571 315 Carroll Library Studies Director Pat Cornett, Janice Losak, Larisa Seago CLA - Classics Dr. John Thorburn Thelma Mathews 7352 1399 1367 333 Morrison CSD - Communication Dr. David Garrett Pauline Marlow 7332 2567 2590 203 Neill Morris Sciences & Disorders Jeanie Lewis CST - Communication Dr. David Schlueter Marilyn Spivey 7368 1621 1563 150 Castellaw Studies Melanie Ferguson ENG - English Dr. Dianna Vitanza, Int. Lois Avey, Julie Sherrod 7404 l768 3894 106 Carroll Science Bldg. ENV - Environmental Dr. Susan Bratton Carolyn Kallus 7266 3405 3409 Goebel Bldg. Science Glenda Plemons FCS -Family & Dr. Suzy Weems Bobbie Cuzzort 7346 3626 3629 100 Mary Gibbs Jones Consumer Sciences GEO - Geology Dr. Steven Driese Paulette Penney 7354 2361 2673 D409 BSB Jamie Ruth, Janelle Atchley HIS - History Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton Linda Conlon, Mary Howard 7306 2667 2551 215 Tidwell JOU - Journalism Dr. Clark Baker Margaret Kramer, Jan Loosier 7353 3261 3363 261 Castellaw MTH - Mathematics Dr. Lance Littlejohn Judy Dees, Rita Massey 7328 3561 3569 317B Sid Rich Margaret Salinas Medical Humanities Dr. James Marcum, Dir. Rosie Padilla 7202 2065 D108 BSB MILS-Military Science Lt Col John Agor 97179 3136 ROTC Bldg. 1111 S. 7th MFL - Modern Foreign Dr. Richard Duran, Int. Ann Westbrook 7391 3711 3799 204 Old Main Languages Amy Maddox, _________ MST - Museum Studies Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe Marcia Cooper 7154 1233 1173 MMC Admin., Suite 1800 PHI - Philosophy Dr. Michael Beaty Marilyn McKinney 7273 3369 3838 219.1 Morrison PHY - Physics Dr. Greg Benesh Chava Baker 7316 2511 3878 D311 BSB Marian Nunn-Graves Pre Med/Dental Dr. Rich Sankar Nancy Johnson, Linda Haynes 7341 3659 3658 B111 BSB PSC - Political Science Dr. David Clinton, Int. Jenice Langston 7276 3161 3122 300 Burleson Dr. Mary Nichols LOA Rene Coker PSY/NSC -Psychology Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados Nancy Ulman 7334 2961 3033 B309 BSB & Neuroscience Barbara Prisco 757-0535 REL - Religion Dr. Bill Bellinger Joyce Swoveland 7284 3758 3740 109 Tidwell Louine Adams Andrea McWilliams, Judy Mills Sciences Bldg Dr. James Karban Bernice Helpert, 7046 2406 2405 D111 BSB Melinda Rauschhuber SOC - Sociology Dr. Charles Tolbert Sharon Sloan 7326 1165 1175 350 Burleson STA – Statistical Science Dr. Jack Tubbs Karen Schriefer 7140 1699 4477 244 Marrs McLean THEA – Theatre Arts Dr. Stan Denman Sue Koehler, Renee Cluke 7262 1765 1566 l3l Hooper Schaefer 9 Departmental Offices Department Office Phone Accounting HSB 120 6465 Aerospace Studies AFROTC 3513 American Studies CASTLW 261 3261 Anthropology MMSCI 310.1 4084 Architecture HSFAC 136 1867 Art HSFAC 136 1867 Asian Studies OL 313B 2209 Aviation Sciences RT 240 3563 Baylor Interdisciplinary Core MH 231 & 101 3981 Biblical Related Languages TBB B21-B 6319 Biology BSB B.207 2911 Biomedical Studies BSB B.109 2514 Business Law HSB 120 6465 Business Undergraduate Office HSB 106 1611 Chapel (University Ministries) BOBO 3517 Chemistry BSB D.208 3311 Church State Studies CL 315 1510 Civic Education and Community Service BURL 300 3161 Classics MH 333 1399 Communication Sciences and Disorders NMHALL 203 2567 Computer Science ROGERS 220 6821 CSS--Speech Communication CASTLW 150 1621 Economics HSB 360 6177 Education DRAPER 100 3699 Electrical & Computer Engineering ROGERS 301-F 4188 English CS 106 1768 Entrepreneurship HSB 300 2261 Environmental Studies GOEBEL 106 3405 Family and Consumer Sciences 100 FCS 3626 Film Digital Media CASTLW 150 1621 Finance HSB 344 4774 Financial Services & Planning HSB 344 4774 Forensic Science MMSCI 310.1 4084 Geology BSB D.409 2361 Great Texts BC 153 7251 Greek MH 333 1399 Health, Human Performance & Recreation MMG 102 3505 History TBB 215 2667 Honors MH 203 1119 Information Systems HSB 154 6245 International Business HSB 331 6048 International Studies BURL 300 3161 Journalism CASTLW 261 3261 Latin MH 333 1399 Latin American Studies OMAIN 210-A 4531 Management HSB 300 2261 Marketing HSB 214 3523 Mathematics SRICH 317B 3561 Mechanical Engineering ROGERS 200 3877 Medical Humanities BSB D.108 2065 Modern Foreign Languages OMAIN 204-A 3713 10 Updated by Natalie Terry 4/2009 Departmental Offices Museum Studies MM 1800 6555 Music RGH 103 1161 Neuroscience BSB B.309 2961 Nursing BSB C.107 2227 Philosophy MH 219 4237 Physics BSB D311 2511 Political Science BURL 300 3161 Premed/Predent BSB B.111 3659 Professional Selling HSB 226 4246 Psychology BSB B.309 2961 Quantitative Business Analysis HSB 154 6245 Real Estate HSB 344 4774 Religion TBB 106 3735 Risk Management & Insurance HSB 344 4774 Slavic & East European Studies OMAIN 200-A 4527 Social Work SPPKG 101 6400 Sociology BURL 314 6234 Sports Sponsorship and Sales HSB 226 6189 Statistical Sciences MMSCI 244 1699 Teacher Certification and Advising DRAPER 101 3699 Theatre Arts HSFAC 131 1861 University Scholars MH 203.8 3744 11 Updated by Natalie Terry 4/2009 Non-Academic Departmental Numbers Department Office Phone A & S Dean's Office BURL 210 3361 A & S Degree Plans BURL 108 2200 Academic Advisement SDRICH, 103-104 7280 Academic Records RT, Suite 380 1181 Academic Support Programs SDRICH, 010 8696 Admission Services RT, Suite 480 3435 Baylor Bookstore 1201 S. 5th Street 2161 Baylor Police Department SPEIGT 2222 Campus Living & Learning PENLAND 3642 Career Counseling SDRICH, 133 8434 Career Services SDRICH, 121 3771 CASA SDRICH, Ground Floor 1524 Cashier's Office RT, Suite 100 2311 Counseling Center SLC, second floor 2467 Exchange & Study Abroad POAGEL, second floor 4824 Health Center SLC, second floor 1010 International Programs POAGEL, second floor 2657 Judicial Affairs RT, Suite 420 1715 Language Acquisition Center 300 Draper 4526 New Student Programs BDSC 7240 OALA SDRICH, #163 3605 Parking Services g RT, Suite 100 , 3804 Paul L. Foster Success Center SDRICH, #172 8212 Registrar RT, Suite 370 & 380 1814 Scholarships & Financial Aid RT, Suite 150 2611 Student Activities BDSC,101.6 2371 Student Life Center SLC 7542 Student-Athlete Services SIMPSN 206.1 3810 Testing Center RT, Suite 540 2061 Transcripts RT, Suite 380 1059 University Ministries BSM 3517 Writing Center CS, G09 4849 12 Updated by Natalie Terry 4/2009 COURSE ABBREVIATIONS Accounting (ACC) History (HIS) Aerospace Studies (AS) Honors (HON) African Studies (AFS) Human Performance (HP) American Studies (AMS) International Business (INB) Anthropology (ANT) Italian (ITA) Arabic (ARB)—Arts & Sciences Japanese (JPN) Aramaic (ARA) Journalism (JOU) Archaeology (ARC) Korean (KOR) Art (ART) Latin (LAT) Asian Studies (AST) Latin American Studies (LAS) Aviation Sciences (AVS) Leadership Development (LDS) Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) Library Science (LS) Bioinformatics (BINF) Management (MGT) Biology (BIO) Management Information Systems (MIS) Biomedical Engineering (BME) Marketing (MKT) Business (BUS) Mathematics (MTH) Business Law (BL) Mechanical Engineering (ME) Chapel (CHA) Medical Humanities (MH) Chemistry (CHE) Middle East Studies (MES) Chinese (CHI) Military Science (MILS) Church-State Studies (CHS) Modern Foreign Language (MFL) Civic Education & Community Service (CCS) Museum Studies (MST) Classics (CLA) Music (MUS) Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) Neuroscience (NSC) Computer Science (CSI) Nursing (NUR) Curriculum & Instruction (EDC) Philosophy (PHI) Economics (ECO) Physics (PHY) Education (EDU) Political Science (PSC) Educational Psychology (EDP) Portuguese (POR) Electrical & Computer Engineering (ELC) Pre-Health Professional (PHP) Engineering (EGR) Psychology (PSY) Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) Quantitative Business Analysis (QBA) English (ENG) Reading (RDG) Entrepreneurship (ENT) Real Estate (RE) Environmental Studies (ENV) Recreation & Leisure Services (RLS) Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Religion (REL) Film Digital Media (FDM) Risk Management & Insurance (RMI) Finance (FIN) Russian (RUS) Financial Services & Planning (FSP) Slavic & Eastern European Studies First Year Seminars (FYS) (SEES) Forensic Science (FORS) Social Work (SWO) French (FRE) Sociology (SOC) Freshman Academic Seminars (FAS) Spanish (SPA) Geography (GEOG) Speech Communications (CSS) Geology (GEO) Statistical Sciences (STA) German (GER) Swahili (SWA) Gerontology (GRT) Teacher Education (TED) Great Texts (GTX) Thai (THAI) Greek (GKC)—Arts & Sciences Theatre Arts (THEA) Health Education (HED) University Scholars (UNSC) Hebrew (HEB) Judy McClain 4/2009 13 Building Codes, 2009 AFROTC AFROTC Building ALLEN Allen Hall AX Alexander Hall BARFLD Barfield Drawing Room, BDSC BC Brooks College BDSC Bill Daniel Student Center BEARFD Bearfield for ROTC BENNET Bennett Auditorium BF Brooks Flats BSB Baylor Sciences Building BURL Burleson Hall CASTLW Castellaw Cummunications Center CB Hankamer-Cashion Building CGR Carlile Geology Research Center CL Carroll Library COLLIN Collins Hall CS Carroll Science CUBFD Cubfield for ROTC DAWSON Dawson Hall DRAPER Draper Academic Building EDGFLD Edgefield Playing Field EQC Equestrian Center FC Ferrell Center FCS Jones FCS Bulding FCSTAD Floyd Casey Stadium GOEBEL Goebel Building HOTGLF Heart of Texeas Golf Academy HSB Hankamer School of Business HSFAC Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center JJL Jesse H. Jones Library JONESC Jones Concert Hall KKRNOT Kokernot Hall MARTIN Martin Hall MCRARY McCrary Music Building ME Memorial Hall MH Morrison Hall MM Mayborn Museum Complex MMG McLean Gymnasium MMSCI Marrs McLean Physical Science Building MMTC Marrs McLean Tennis Courts MOODYG Moody Library Garden MOODYL Moody Library NMHALL Neill Morris Hall (Speech Clinic) NRUSSL North Russell Hall NVILLA North Village Apartments OMAIN Old Main PENLND Penland Hall PNH Pat Neff Hall POAGEL Poage Legislative Library RGH Roxy Grove Hall RGYM Lloyd O. Russell Gymnasium ROGERS Rogers Engineering & Computer Science Building RT Robinson Tower SAAC Simpson Athletic/Academic Complex SDRICH Sid Richardson Building SLC Student Life Center SPEIGT Speight Plaza Building SPPKG Speight Plaza Parking Garage SRUSSL South Russell Hall TBB Tidwell Bible Building WACOHE Waco Hall East WACOHL Waco Hall 14 Updated by Judy McClain 5/2009 Table of Contents Section 2: General Information 15 Academic Advising at Baylor – A Brief Overview 17 The Advising Appointment 18 FERPA 19 FERPA Consent Form 20 Changing Majors 21 List of Majors and Minors 22 Placement Exams 26 Transfer Credit Policies 28 Common Transfer Credit Issues 30 College of Arts & Sciences Petition Process 31 Waivers and Permits 32 Unified Advising System – Quick Start Guide 33 15 16 Academic Advising at Baylor A Brief Overview Advising Assignments Student advising assignments are determined by multiple factors: • classification (based on total hours completed) • degree and major • additional programs (athletics, honors, prehealth, BIC, ROTC, etc.) • academic probation and suspension, and provisional status • possible additional factors Additional Notes Students may be required to see multiple advisors before registering for classes All freshman students are required to be advised All transfer students in the College or Arts & Sciences must be advised. Transfer students with 30 hours or more are required to be advised by CASA. Advising requirements in the College of Arts & Sciences are determined by the individual academic departments and programs Many (but not all) freshmen students (0-29 hours) are required to be advised by Academic Advisement in the Paul L. Foster Success Center Many (but not all) sophomore students (30-59 hours) are required to be advised by CASA Some departments do not require advising after the freshman or sophomore years Who is my advisor? All students can find out their advisement information in Bearweb by following these instructions: Log into BearWeb - Registration - Advisement & Contact Information to verify that your major is listed correctly, determine if advising is required or recommended, and find your assigned advisor(s). Advisors will also find this information in the Unified Advising System 17 The Advising Appointment Before • Allow approximately 30 minutes for each advising appointment. • Print a copy of the degree audit to go over with the student. You may also want to refer to the Major Academic Plan document (MAP). • Review the student’s overall academic record in the Unified Advising System. You may want to read any notes previously recorded for the student. During • Talk to the student about how classes are going. • Ask the student what he/she wants to do after graduation. Many students avoid thinking about life after Baylor until graduation. Advisors are in a prime position to mentor students and encourage them to consider how their academic life at Baylor intersects with matters of vocation and career. • Be careful to listen for any issues that may be underneath the surface – academic difficulties, social and emotional problems, uncertainty regarding the major of study. • Go over the degree audit with the student, specifically noting the 124 hour overall requirement, 36 hour advanced credit requirement, 60 hour residency requirement, and the last 30 hour residency requirement. • Highlight any courses still needed and any requirements not yet fulfilled. • Talk with the student about any GPA issues – particularly if the student’s overall GPA, term GPA, or major GPA is under 2.0. • Calculate the total required hours, total advanced hours, and overall hours remaining. • Be careful to notice any classes that may need to be petitioned to meet remaining requirements. This is particularly important when meeting with a new transfer student. These classes are often listed under the elective portion of the audit with a generic 1000, 2000, 3000, or 4000 course number. • If the student has a minor, be careful to note if there is a class that should count in both the major and minor (one class is allowed to count in both the major and minor). If the course is cross-listed it will need to be petitioned to count for credit in both areas. • Make any necessary referrals. After • Enter recommended classes and make notes regarding the appointment in the Unified Advising System. 18 FERPA The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records and provides students with a right to review information in their student records, including advising files. All advising notes should be written with that in mind; notes of a personal nature should not be included in this student file. University officials with a legitimate educational interest may view student files, but as a general rule, other parties may do so only with the student’s written permission. Advisors may encourage parents to work cooperatively with their students and can refer parent requests to review student records to the Registration and Academic Records Office. Although students have a right to privacy, advisors may discuss confidential information with other appropriate University officials, such as deans or other advising staff, who have a legitimate educational interest in the information (e.g., they are involved in advising the student academically). For more information concerning FERPA and Baylor, please contact the Office of Academic Records or Lesa Lawson at 710-1181 or Lesa_Lawson @baylor.edu. Chris Holmes 4/2009 19 FERPA GENERAL DISCLOSURE CONSENT FORM Baylor University The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was designed to protect the privacy of students’ educational records and to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records. In accordance with FERPA, as a general rule the prior written consent of the student must be obtained before the school may disclose the student’s educational records to a third party. ATTENTION BAYLOR OFFICIALS: This consent is not valid unless: (1) the educational records are identified; (2) the person to whom disclosure is to be made is identified; (3) the purpose of the disclosure is listed; and (4) the form is signed and dated by the student. A copy of this consent must be kept with the student’s records. In addition, certain Baylor University offices (i.e., Judicial Affairs and the Student Health Center) have different procedures for the release of student records. Students wishing to release records maintained by those offices must contact those offices directly. I hereby consent to disclosure of these records [please initial the blank beside the categories of the documents which you wish to have disclosed] for the time period indicated: ____ ACADEMIC RECORDS (transcripts, grades, or any information that is on file) Baylor can share this information with _________________________________ ________________________________________ (insert person/s or business) Baylor can share this information through effective date of _________________. Baylor can share this information for the purpose(s) of ____________________ ________________________________________________________________. ____ ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT RECORDS Baylor can share this information with _________________________________ ________________________________________ (insert person/s or business) Baylor can share this information through effective date of _________________. Baylor can share this information for the purpose(s) of ____________________ ________________________________________________________________. ____ ACCOUNTING RECORDS Baylor can share this information with _________________________________ ________________________________________ (insert person/s or business) Baylor can share this information through effective date of _________________. Baylor can share this information for the purpose(s) of ____________________ ________________________________________________________________. ____ FINANCIAL AID RECORDS Baylor can share this information with _________________________________ ________________________________________ (insert person/s or business) Baylor can share this information through effective date of _________________. Baylor can share this information for the purpose(s) of ____________________ ________________________________________________________________. This written consent is valid from the date of execution and through the time period(s) indicated above unless student provides written notice withdrawing his or her consent to the Registrar’s Office. Student’s Signature Date Signed Student’s BU Identification Number OGC/0701 Student’s Name Printed 20 CHANGING MAJORS COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES: Students who have earned less than 30 credit hours and who wish to change to a major and/or degree offered through the College of Arts & Sciences should go to Academic Advisement, 103 Sid Richardson Building. Students who have earned more than 30 credit hours and who wish to change to a major and/or degree offered through the College of Arts & Sciences should preferably access the Data Form online under College of Arts & Sciences’ Degree Plan Office or go in person to the College of Arts & Sciences Degree Plan Office, 108 Burleson to complete the paper form. SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: Students who have earned less than 30 credit hours and who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Business should go to Academic Advisement, 103 Sid Richardson Building. Students who have earned 30 or more credit hours and who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Business should go to the Undergraduate Students Office, 106 Hankamer School of Business. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: All students who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Education should go to the School of Education Advising Office, 100 Draper. Before changing to an education major, students will need to make an advising appointment at 710-3699. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING & COMPUTER SCIENCE: All students who wish to change to a major in mechanical engineering should go to the Mechanical Engineering Department, 200 Rogers, and see Ms. Minnie Simcik. If a student is changing to electrical and computer engineering, he/she should see Ms. Linda Kerr in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, 304A Rogers. If a student is changing to general engineering, he/she can see either Ms. Kerr or Ms. Simcik. All students who wish to change their major to computer science or bioinformatics should see Ms. Sharon Humphrey in 220 Rogers. SCHOOL OF MUSIC: All students who wish to change to a major and/or degree offered through the School of Music should go to 107 Roxy Grove Hall. SCHOOL OF NURSING: All students who wish to change to a major in nursing should go to the School of Nursing Waco office in the Baylor Science Building C. 107. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK: Students who have earned less than 30 credit hours and who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Social Work should go to Academic Advisement, 103 Sid Richardson Building. Students who have earned 30 or more credit hours and who wish to change to a major offered through the School of Social Work should go to 124 Speight Parking Garage. Judy McClain 4/2009 21 Baylor University Undergraduate Academic Programs 2009-2010 College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts Degree Foreign and Classical Language Bachelor of Science Degree Area/World Studies Majors Majors _____Anthropology,w/concentrations _____Asian Studies _____Biblical and Related _____Forensic Anthropology _____Latin American Studies Languages _____General Anthropology _____Slavic and East European _____Classics _____Biochemistry Studies _____French _____Biology w/concentrations in: _____German ____Ecology Family and Consumer Sciences _____Greek ____General Biology _____Latin ____Pre-Health Care Majors _____Russian ____Science Education _____Child and Family Studies _____Spanish _____Chemistry _____Fashion Design _____Fashion Merchandising ____American Chemical _____General Family and Consumer History and Social Sciences Society Certified Sciences Majors ____Concentration in _____Option I (leading to _____Anthropology Biochemistry teacher certification) _____Geography ____Concentration in a _____Option II _____History subdiscipline _____Interior Design _____Economics _____Clinical Laboratory Science* _____Nutrition Sciences _____Philosophy _____Dentistry* _____Political Science _____Economics Fine Arts and Communication _____Psychology _____Environmental Health Science _____Religion _____Environmental Science Majors _____Sociology _____Environmental Studies Art: _____Architecture* _____Forestry* _____Art History Science/ Mathematics Majors _____Geology _____Studio Art _____Biochemistry _____Geophysics Communication Studies: _____Biology, w/concentrations in _____Mathematics _____Communication Specialist _____General Biology _____Mathematics, Applied _____Film & Digital Media _____ Pre-Health Care _____Medicine* _____Speech Communication _____Science Education _____Neuroscience English: _____Chemistry _____Nutrition Sciences _____English _____Environmental Studies _____Optometry* _____Language and Linguistics _____Forestry* _____Physics, w/concentrations in: _____Professional Writing _____Geology: _____Computational Physics Journalism: _____Earth Science _____Prehealthcare Physics _____Journalism, w/sequences in: _____Mathematics _____Psychology _____News Editorial _____Physics _____Statistics _____Public Relations Music: Other Majors *Interuniversity Programs _____American Studies** **Intrauniversity Programs _____Academic Studies ***Honors College _____Applied Studies _____Computer Science** Theater: _____Great Texts of the Western _____Theater Arts Tradition*** Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree _____International Studies** Art: Healthcare Related Majors _____University Scholars*** _____Studio Art, with _____Communication Sciences & concentrations in: Disorders, with concentrations in ____Ceramic Design _____Speech Pathology ____Fabric Design _____Deaf Education ____Graphic Design _____Dentistry* ____Painting _____Medical Humanities ____Photography _____Medicine* ____Printmaking _____Optometry* ____Sculpture 22 _____Theory Theater : _____Theater Design Bachelor of Music Education _____Theater Performance School of Business Degree _____Choral Music Bachelor of Science in Aviation _____Voice Sciences Degree Bachelor of Business _____Keyboard Administration Degree _____Instrumental _____Aviation Sciences _____Accounting _____String _____Baylor Business Fellows _____Wind/Percussion Bachelor of Science in Family _____Business French** and Consumer Sciences Degree _____Business German** _____Business Journalism _____Child and Family Studies _____Business Russian** School of Nursing _____Fashion Design _____Business for Secondary _____Fashion Merchandising Education (with Teacher Certification) Bachelor of Science in Nursing _____General Family and Consumer Degree Sciences _____Business Spanish** _____Distribution Management & _____Nursing _____Option I (leading to teacher certification) Technology _____Economics _____Option II _____Entrepreneurship School of _____Interior Design _____Nutrition Sciences _____Finance _____Financial Services & Engineering and Planning Computer Science _____Human Resource Management Prehealthcare Programs _____Information Systems _____Accounting Info. Sys. Bachelor of Science in The following are not majors, but _____Management Info. Sys. Computer Science Degree students may prepare for various _____International Business** professional programs via the following _____Computer Science, with _____Management pre-professional tracks: concentrations in: _____Marketing _____Computer Science _____Media Business _____Predental _____Gaming _____Professional Selling _____Predental Hygiene _____Software Engineering _____Public Administration _____Premedical _____Real Estate _____Preoccupational Therapy _____Risk Management & Bachelor of Science in _____Preoptometry Insurance Informatics Degree _____Prepharmacy _____Sports Sponsorship & Sales _____Bioinformatics _____Prephysical Therapy **Requires completion of a second _____Prephysician Assistant major in the School of Business _____Prepodiatry Bachelor of Science in _____Preveterinary Medicine Engineering Degree School of Music ____ Engineering (Biomedical Option) ____ Engineering (Flexible Option) Bachelor of Music Degree Bachelor of Science in _____Applied Music Organ Electrical and Computer Piano Engineering Voice ____Electrical and Computer Wind/String/Percussion Engineering (ECE) _____Church Music Instrumental Bachelor of Science in Keyboard Mechanical Engineering Voice ____Mechanical Engineering _____Composition _____History and Literature _____Pedagogy 23 School of Education Bachelor of Science in Education Degree The school of Education offers teacher certification programs in the following areas: • Elementary, Elementary/Gifted and Talented, Elementary/Special Education (Pre K-Grade 6 certification) • Middle Grades with a major in Mathematics (Grades 4-8 Certification) • Secondary with majors in English Language Arts and Reading, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science and Social Studies (Grades 8-12 certification) • All-Level programs with majors in Physical Education, Spanish, and Special Education • Supplemental Certificate in English as a Second Language • Minors in Dance Pedagogy, Community Health, and Science Pedagogy (only for BA or BS Biology majors. with Science Education Concentration) The Health, Human Performance, and Recreation division offers the following non-certification majors through the School of Education: • Athletic Training • Community Health • Exercise Physiology • General Studies in HHPR • Health Science Studies in HHPR with two options: o Prephysical Therapy o Premedical/Predental • Recreation and Leisure Studies with two tracks: o Church Recreation o Outdoor Recreation School of Social Work Bachelor of Social Work _____Social Work 24 Minors Minors consist of a minimum of 18 credit hours and may be added to complement a major, but are not required. Minors are interdisciplinary; therefore, they may be taken under any degree plan. American Studies Computer Science History Anthropology Criminal Justice Journalism: Area Studies: Dance News Editorial African Studies Economics Photojournalism Asian Studies Engineering Public Relations Latin American Studies English: Mathematics Middle East Studies Creative Writing Medical Humanities Art : English Modern Foreign Languages: Art History Linguistics French Studio Art Entrepreneurship German Biology Environmental Studies Russian Business Administration Family and Consumer Spanish Chemistry: Sciences: Museum Studies Biochemistry Child and Family Studies Music Chemistry Fashion Merchandising Non-profit Studies Church Music General Family and Philosophy Classics: Consumer Sciences Physics Classics Nutrition Sciences Political Science Greek Family Studies Religion: Latin Forensic Science Recreation Ministry Communication Sciences and Gender Studies Religion Disorders: Geology: Religion, Politics, and Society Communication Sciences Earth Science Social Work: and Disorders Geography Gerontology Sign Language Geology Sociology Interpreting Great Texts of Western Tradition Statistics Communication Studies: World Affairs Corporate Communication Film & Digital Media Media Management Rhetoric and Argumentation Community Health Judy McClain Revised 6/01/2009LJ 25 PLACEMENT EXAMS, 2009 Information for Advisors Placement exams do not bear credit; the score determines the level of the course for which the student may register. Scores will be entered electronically in Banner and can be viewed on the UAS, Student Profile. English Students are required to take the English Placement Exam if their highest ACT ENG score is 19 or below or their highest SAT Verbal score is 460 or below. Transfer students who do not have ACT or SAT scores must take the EPE before they can register for ENG 1302 at Baylor. UAS and SOATEST/BANNER will show the results as follows: 20 test not taken 40 student to take ENG 0300 60 student to take ENG 1302 Modern Foreign Language The score is actually the course prefix and number for which the student is allowed to register; i.e. SPA 1401, GER 1412, FRE 2310, etc. • Students MUST take the MFLPE in order to register for either French, German, or Spanish if the student has had 2 or more years of high school courses or living experience in the language the student is planning to take at Baylor. • Students who have had less than 2 years of course work or living experience in the language they plan to take at Baylor (French, German, or Spanish) may register for the beginning course (1401) without taking the MFLPE. Admission to Baylor requires 2 consecutive years of high school language; therefore, a student who does not report 2 years of any language in high school on the New Student Questionnaire may not register for French, German or Spanish without taking the MFLPE. LAC location: Draper 300 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; and Friday: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Students can take the MFLPE on a first-come, first-served basis anytime the Language Acquisition Lab (LAC) is open. Allow 30 minutes for the computerized exam. A photo ID is required (Driver's license, high school ID, Baylor ID, etc.) to take the exam. There is no charge for the MFLPE. Students who score 2310 or 2320 may want to consider taking a CLEP test in order to receive academic credit for SPA, FRE or GER 2310 and /or 2320. (Students interested in taking the CLEP should contact the Testing Office, 5th floor Robinson Tower, phone 254-710-2061, after obtaining permission from the Modern Foreign Language Department.) Judy McClain 4/2009 26 Mathematics Students wishing to enroll in MTH 1304 or MTH 1321 may be required to take the Mathematics Placement Test (MPE). See the following chart: SAT or ACT RECOMMENDATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAT <550 Student should take the MPE. ACT<24 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 550<=SAT<600 Students may enroll in MTH 1304 without taking the MPE or may 24<=ACT<28 take the MPE to see if he or she qualifies to take MTH 1321 without taking MTH 1304. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 600<=SAT<690 Student may enroll in MTH 1304 without taking the MPE but is 28<=ACT<33 strongly advised to take the MPE to see if he or she qualifies to take MTH 1321 without taking MTH 1304. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAT>=690 Student need not take the MPE and is strongly advised to enroll in ACT>=33 MTH 1321 instead of MTH 1304. Students in this category may enroll in MTH 1321 – H1 or MTH 1321 – H2. The students who take the MPE will receive a “combined score”, a number calculated from the MPE score and the SAT or ACT mathematics component. These scores can be viewed on UAS as well as BANNER/SOATEST. The score MUST be in Banner to allow registration. COMBINED SCORE RESULT (The student may enroll in this course) Less than 20 A student may only enroll in MTH 1304 (with a waiver) if we give them the caution letter from the Mathematics Department Chair. For very low scores, the student is encouraged to take a college algebra course at a community college before attempting MTH 1304 at Baylor. An alternative would be to take MTH 1308, our pre-calculus for business course which covers basic college algebra: however, the MTH 1308 course will not count toward any degree/major except the business degree/major. 20 to 39 (inclusive) MTH 1304 40 or higher MTH 1321 52 or higher MTH 1321-H1 is encouraged for exceptional students MTH 1321-H2 is encouraged A student who has credit recorded for MTH 1304 (with a grade of C or better) or is enrolled in MTH 1304 at Baylor may register for MTH 1321. The department WILL NOT give permits for a student to enroll in MTH 1321 (even if the student is enrolled in MTH 1304 at another school) until the prerequisite is in Banner or the student’s ACT or SAT math score allows registration. Transfer students will not always have ACT and SAT scores on record. The following are the raw score guidelines from the MPE that allow students to register in placing students: MPE SCORE RESULT: Less than 15 The student can only enroll in MTH 1304 (with a waiver) if we give him/her the caution letter from the Department Chair 15 to 21 MTH 1304 22 or higher MTH 1321 Judy McClain 4/2009 27 Transfer Credit Policies It is the student's responsibility to review and follow the policies and general information below. If the student fails to abide by these policies, the student risks losing the credit when an audit of the degree plan occurs. General Information To receive a Baylor degree, at least 60 hours must be earned in residence at Baylor including the last 30; business students cannot take courses in their major at another institution. Courses taken at another regionally accredited institution will be considered for credit if at least a "C" was earned; courses taken pass/fail will not be eligible for transfer. All course work that a student takes at another college is evaluated for equivalent transfer credits, not for degree requirements. It is the student's responsibility to determine if the equivalent course applies to a specific degree requirement by referring to the Baylor University Catalog or to the appropriate college or school. Some Texas colleges and universities participate in the Texas Common Course Numbering system (TCCNS). These courses are referenced in the Baylor Catalog. Transferring Credit from another School • After matriculation, a student may transfer a maximum of 15 semester hours to Baylor. If the Admissions Committee requires more than 15 hours for readmission to Baylor, the transfer of any of these additional hours for credit may be limited by individual Baylor colleges/schools for degree credit. The student should seek further information from the school or college in these circumstances. • In summer school, a student may earn credit for two courses in six weeks or four courses in twelve weeks (not to exceed a total of 14 semester hours). This privilege does not apply to the last 30 hours of degree requirements nor will exceptions to general or major residence requirements be approved. • A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all courses transferred to Baylor; this work does not alter the GPA. • Courses taken in residence, failed or not, may not be repeated at another school for transfer to Baylor. • A maximum of 70 semester hours may be transferred from a junior or community college. • No course at or above the "3000" level may be taken at a junior or community college, and no junior or community college course will be evaluated as an advanced course. • Degree credit will not be given for courses taken at other college or universities while concurrently enrolled at Baylor. 28 • Students may not defer basic required courses in the expectation of taking such courses elsewhere. • Elementary science and modern foreign language courses without laboratory will not be accepted for transfer. • Political Science 2302 may not be transferred from another school after the student has earned hours at Baylor. If a student earns credit for as many as two of the four required English courses before registering as a Baylor Student, it is recommended that the remaining English credit be earned in residence. Current Baylor students must submit an Equivalent Course Approval Form unless they are attending one of the schools identified in the Equivalent Course Lists section of our Web site. Prospective students may submit an Equivalent Course Approval form unless they are attending one of the schools identified in the Equivalent Course Lists section of our Web site. (information taken from: http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=56751) 29 Common Transfer Credit Issues • Psychology With the exception of general or introductory psychology, most psychology courses are advanced level courses and will not transfer from a community college. • Math Instructional patterns vary among institutions and may not directly equate with Baylor sequences on a course-for-course basis. Click here for detailed information regarding the Department of Mathematics transfer policy. • Bus 1301 - Introduction to Business Introduction to Business must be taken at Baylor. • Accounting Accounting courses must be approved by the Accounting Department. • Modern Foreign Language Intermediate level modern foreign language courses must be approved by the Department before the courses can be transferred into Baylor. • Military Credit Limited credit is granted for military experience based on the military transcript. • Credit by Exam Credit by exam originally earned at other institutions is processed by Baylor's Office of Institutional Research and Testing. Please visit IRT's web site to review acceptable scores. (information taken from: http://www.baylor.edu/admissions/index.php?id=54991) 30 31 Waivers and Permits Pre-requisite Waivers If a student wants to take a course without having met the pre-requisites, the student will need a pre-requisite waiver. Pre-requisite waivers are approved or denied through each individual department and/or the course professor. The person issuing the waiver will need the student’s ID number and the particular section of the course the student desires to take. Closed Class Permits Closed class permits are handled in the same manner as pre-requisite waivers. Each department and/or course professor controls the class size and is in charge of issuing any closed class permits. The student’s ID number and the particular section of the course are needed in order to issue the permit. 32 Quick Start Guide Logging in: From the Advising Web site (www.baylor.edu/Advising), click on Just for Advisors, and choose Unified Advising System. Enter Bear ID (example Bobby_Baylor) and password. Click OK. Finding a student: Enter Baylor ID number or search by Last Name & First Name (following the name entry instructions on the screen). Click Find this student. You may also pick a student from a list. Refer to the Quick List section (bottom of next page) for instructions. NOTE: You will only be able to display information on students you have permission to see (either they’ve been assigned to your advising area, or they’ve given you temporary permission to see their record in UAS. (Students can do this on BearWeb). Academic Profile: This tab displays a full picture of the student’s academic program and progress as of the term selected. On this page are the student’s: level, classification, college, degree, majors, minors, concentrations, and educational goals. special programs like BIC, Honors, or Athletics cumulative GPA, attempted hours and earned hours placement exams and highest SAT & ACT scores The student’s last enrolled term is the default. You may change the term to display the student’s academic profile for a different term. Contact Information: This tab displays the student’s current home and local addresses, phone numbers and Baylor email address. Privacy flags are honored. Advise (top half): Make sure you’ve entered the correct term! Enter courses you recommend for the student: 1) Click the arrow to choose a course prefix 2) Enter the course number 3) Choose recommended level 4) Enter any notes about this course 5) Click Save Course Note: Guidelines and examples for entering courses are just below the Save Course button. Once you’ve saved a course, it will appear in a list under the heading Course Recommendations. You may edit or delete any course recommendations you have entered. If you entered a course above, the appropriate advising flag status will automatically be updated to Advised. If you don’t want to enter any recommended courses, you can manually set the advising flag here. Note: Only the advising flags you have permission to set will be available for update. 1) Change advising flag status to Advised 2) Click Set Advising Flags 33 Advise (bottom half): Enter any notes you want the student to walk away with or to see in BearWeb. Make sure you click Save Student Notes. Enter notes about this student or advising session you want other advisors to see: • Select type of advising session and date • Enter up to 4000 characters in notes • Click Save Advisor Notes If you want to edit or view previous notes for this student for the selected term, click the arrows. You’ll only be able to edit your own notes. Advising History: Each term of advisement is shown in reverse order (most recent first) with course advice, notes for students and notes for advisors. Some terms may have notes from more than one advisor. Registration Info: This tab displays student registration information for the terms involved in the current advising season. For example, mid March, the following information about the student would be displayed for the upcoming summer and fall terms: any course registrations, the student’s assigned date and time for pre-registration, and any registration holds that exist for the student. Permits & Waivers: The functionality of this tab is very similar to the current PAWS application, with the added ability of displaying any permits and waivers that already exist for the student for terms in the current advising season. Degree Audit: To run a current audit, click Run an Audit. Click Run What If Audit to simulate a change in program for this student. Note the audits that have already been run for this student. You may choose one from the list. For What If Audits, enter the program you want to simulate for the student and click Run What If Audit. This is an example of a What If Audit. Note: the type of audit will be indicated in red at the top. On all audits, a status line highlighted in yellow indicates the requirement is not fulfilled, a green highlight indicates fulfilled. Transcript: This tab will display the last batch transcript generated for the student. The date of the transcript will be identified in red at the top. Quick List: This option appears at the top of each page as an alternative to searching for a specific student. The Quick List allows you to create a list of your advisees. Then you may choose a student from the list to display, or download the list into a spreadsheet. For the list you should choose a term, and whether or not you want all advisees, students already advised, or students yet to be advised. Optional choices further restricting your list include: classifications, majors, education goals, and special programs, like BIC, Honors, and Athletics. Any Quick List will be pulled from the group of students assigned to your area(s) of advisement. However, it will not include any students who have designated you as a temporary advisor in BearWeb. 34 Table of Contents Section 3: Arts & Sciences 35 Bachelor of Arts MAP 37 Bachelor of Science MAP 39 College of Arts & Sciences – Updates and Reminders 2009 41 Advisor Notes – B.A. Degree 45 Sciences for Non-Science Majors 58 Advisor Notes – B.S. Degree 64 35 36 Name:_______________________________ Date:_________________ Bachelor of Arts - Degree Requirements A Suggested Sequence of Required Courses (2009-2010 Catalog) F r e s h m a n Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 0 Chapel (CHA 1088) _____ 0 Chapel (CHA 1088) _____ 3 ENG 1302 or FAS 1302 _____ 3 ENG 1304 (see below) _____ 3 Math (see reverse) _____ 3 REL 1310 _____ 4 Lab Science - Area 1 (see reverse) _____ 2-3 Fine Art (see reverse) _____ 3-4 Foreign Language 1401/12 (see reverse) _____ 3 Social Science (see reverse) _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 3-4 Foreign Language - 1402/2310 (see reverse) Total: 14-15 Total: 14-16 S o p h o m o r e Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 3 ENG 2301 or ENG 2304/2306/GTX _____ 3 ENG 2301 or ENG 2304/2306/GTX _____ 3 REL 1350 _____ 3 PSC 2302 _____ 3 Social Science (see reverse) _____ 4 Lab Science - Area 3 (see reverse) _____ 4 Lab Science - Area 2 (see reverse) _____ 3 Foreign Language - 2320 (see reverse) _____ 3 Foreign Language - 2310 (see reverse) _____ 1 Human Performance Total: 16 Total: 14 J u n i o r Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 2-3 Fine Art (see reverse) _____ 2-3 Fine Art (see reverse) _____ 3 Social Science (see reverse) _____ 3 History (see reverse) _____ 3 History (see reverse) _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 3 Advanced Elective _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major Total: 15-16 Total: 15-16 S e n i o r Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Advanced Elective _____ 3 Advanced Elective _____ 3 Elective _____ 3 Elective _____ 3 Elective (Variable depending on hours) _____ 3 Elective (Variable depending on hours) Total: 18 Total: 18 All students must graduate with a minimum of 124 hours, 36 of which must be at the 3000/4000 level. Notes: − Minimum requirement: 124 semester hours. Some programs may exceed this minimum. − Residence requirement: minimum sixty semester hours including the last thirty hours. After matriculation, a student may transfer a maximum of fifteen semester hours to Baylor. − Grade point average: minimum of 2.00 ("C") overall and also in the major and minor for work at Baylor. Some departments require a "C" or better in every course applying to the major or minor. − Chapel: Students entering as freshmen or who transfer as freshmen or sophomores are required to attend two semesters of Chapel. Students who transfer to Baylor and are classified as juniors or seniors must attend one semester of Chapel. − Major: One required, others if available on the same degree may be elected. The policy of the College of Arts & Sciences is that any course that is cross-listed or common in multiple majors may be counted toward only one major. A student seeking more than one major must complete all credit hour requirements for each major independent of the other major(s). − Minor: Optional, may elect one or more minors. No more than three hours of the major may be applied to the minor. − Electives: Number of electives and advanced electives will vary depending on major, minor, degree, etc. − English requirement: Students are allowed to take either ENG 1304 or FAS 1118, 1128, and 1138. Students majoring in the sciences may take ENG 3300 during their junior year instead of ENG 1304. − Check your degree audit often through Bearweb to ensure that you are making timely progress toward your degree. − For more information, see the undergraduate catalog. Please see reverse side for important information on general requirements. 37 Notes about General Requirements: • Course selection is subject to availability within each semester. • Please keep in mind that this is only a suggested sequence. Actual sequence will vary according to possible second major, minor, other program of study (including pre-health), and individual circumstances (ex., transfer credit, dual credit, and credit by exam). • In order to complete your degree, you must fulfill all requirements in your major and general requirements for the Bachelor of Arts. • To complete a double major, you may not count any courses toward both majors. • For more specific information on general requirements, see the undergraduate catalog. • Check your degree audit often through Bearweb to ensure that you are making timely progress toward your degree. Social Science (One course from 3 areas - 9 hours): − ANT 1305 or 3301 − ECO 1305 or 2306 or 2307 − FAS 1303 or 1305, or 3 courses from FAS 1115, 1125, 1135 − GEOG 1300 − HONORS 3100 or 3101 or 3200 or 3201 (for Honors Programs only, at least two must be taken) − PHI 1306 or 1307 or 1308 or 1321 or 3301 or 3310 or 3312 or 3322 − PSC 1305 or 1306 − PSY 1305 − SOC 1305 Fine Arts (One course from 3 areas - 7-9 hours): − ART 1300 or 2302 or 2303 − CLA 3380 − CSS 1301 or 1302 or 1304 − FDM/JOU 1303 − FAS 1306 or 3 courses from FAS 1116, 1126, 1136 − FCS 3313 or 4313 − MUS 1220 or 3322 or 3323 or 4320 − THEA 1206 or 2374 Foreign Language: − Option A: One modern language through 2320 level: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai − Option B: One classical language through 2320 level or two classical through 1302 level: Latin, Greek, Hebrew (If available, Akk di L ti G k H b il bl Akkadian, A i Syriac, and/or U iti may b used) Aramaic, S i d/ Ugaritic be d) Math: − MTH 1301 (Ideas in Math) or MTH 1304* (Pre-cal) or MTH 1321 (Calculus) or STA 1380. *Math 1304 is intended only for students who intend to take 1321. History (choose 2 courses - 6 hours): HIS 1305, 1307, 2365, 2366 or FAS 1304 Lab Science (12 hours) Choose one science course from each area - each must include a lab: *Credit allowed for only one of these courses. Area 1 Area 2 Area 3 BIO 1305/1105 Modern Concepts of Bio *CHE 1300/1100 Intro to Chemistry ANT 1404 BIO 1306/1106 Modern Concepts of Bio II *CHE 1301/1100/1316 Basic Prin of Mod Chem I ENV 1301/1101 Exploring Env Issues BIO 1401 General Biology CHE 1302/1102/1316 Basic Prin of Mod Chem II ENV 1303/1103 Wildlife Ecology BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World *CHE 1405 Chemistry in Society Or any other lab science including: GEO 1401 Earthquakes & Other Disasters CHE 1341/1146 Intro to Organic Biochemistry BIO, CHE, GEO, PHY, and FAS 1407 GEO 1402 World Oceans GEO 1403 Environmental Geology PHY 1404 Light, Vision, and Optics GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth PHY 1405 General Physics for BA Students GEO 1406 Earth Through Time PHY 1407 Sound and Acoustics GEO 1408 Earth Science PHY 1408 Gen Physics-Natural & Behav Sci PHY 1420 General Physics I NSC 1306/1106 Intro to Neuroscience PHY 1455 Descriptive Astronomy 38 Name:_______________________________ Date:_________________ Bachelor of Science - Degree Requirements A Suggested Sequence of Required Courses (2009-2010 Catalog) F r e s h m a n Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 0 Chapel (CHA 1088) _____ 0 Chapel (CHA 1088) _____ 3 ENG 1302 or FAS 1302 _____ 3 ENG 1304 (see below) _____ 3 REL 1310 _____ 3 REL 1350 _____ 3 MTH 1304 (if needed ) _____ 3 MTH 1321 _____ 4 Lab Science _____ 4 Lab Science _____ 3-4 Foreign Language 1401/12 (see reverse) _____ 3-4 Foreign Language - 1402/2310 (see reverse) Total: 16-17 Total: 16-17 S o p h o m o r e Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 3 ENG 2301 or ENG 2304/2306/GTX _____ 3 ENG 2301 or ENG 2304/2306/GTX _____ 3 History/Social Science (see reverse) _____ 3 History/Social Science (see reverse) _____ 3 Math or Statistics (major specific) _____ 3-4 Science/Math (see reverse) _____ 3-4 Science/Math (see reverse) _____ 3-4 Science/Math (see reverse) _____ 3 Foreign Language - 2310 (see reverse) _____ 3 Foreign Language - 2320 (see reverse) _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 1 Human Performance Total: 16-17 Total: 16-18 J u n i o r Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 3 PSC 2302 _____ 3-4 Science/Math (see reverse) _____ 3-4 Science/Math (see reverse) _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 1 Human Performance _____ 3 Advanced Elective _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major Total: 13-14 Total: 13-14 S e n i o r Y e a r Fall Spring _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Major _____ 3 Advanced Elective _____ 3 Science/Math (see reverse - variable) _____ 3 Elective _____ 3 Elective _____ 3 Elective (Variable depending on hours) _____ 3 Elective (Variable depending on hours) Total: 18 Total: 18 All students must graduate with a minimum of 124 hours, 36 of which must be at the 3000/4000 level. Notes: − Minimum requirement: 124 semester hours. Some programs may exceed this minimum. − Residence requirement: minimum sixty semester hours including the last thirty hours. After matriculation, a student may transfer a maximum of fifteen semester hours to Baylor. − Grade point average: minimum of 2.00 ("C") overall and also in the major and minor for work at Baylor. Some departments require a "C" or better in every course applying to the major or minor. − Chapel: Students entering as freshmen or who transfer as freshmen or sophomores are required to attend two semesters of Chapel. Students who transfer to Baylor and are classified as juniors or seniors must attend one semester of Chapel. − Major: One required, others if available on the same degree may be elected. The policy of the College of Arts & Sciences is that any course that is cross-listed or common in multiple majors may be counted toward only one major. A student seeking more than one major must complete all credit hour requirements for each major independent of the other major(s). − Minor: Optional, may elect one or more minors. No more than three hours of the major may be applied to the minor. − Electives: Number of electives and advanced electives will vary depending on major, minor, degree, etc. − English requirement: Students are allowed to take either ENG 1304 or FAS 1118, 1128, and 1138. Students majoring in the sciences may take ENG 3300 during their junior year instead of ENG 1304. − Check your degree audit often through Bearweb to ensure that you are making timely progress toward your degree. − For more information, see the undergraduate catalog. Please see reverse side for important information on general requirements. 39 Notes about General Requirements: • Course selection is subject to availability within each semester. • Please keep in mind that this is only a suggested sequence. Actual sequence will vary according to possible second major, minor, other program of study (including pre-health), and individual circumstances (ex., transfer credit, dual credit, and credit by exam). • In order to complete your degree, you must fulfill all requirements in your major and general requirements for the Bachelor of Science. • To complete a double major, you may not count any courses toward both majors. • For more specific information on general requirements, see your undergraduate catalog. • Check your degree audit often through Bearweb to ensure that you are making timely progress toward your degree. History/Social Science (choose 2 courses from the following areas - 6 hours): − Anthropology, Economics, History, Honors, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, GEOG 1300, FAS 1303, 1304 or 1305, or 3 courses from FAS 1115, 1125, 1135. − Check your major to determine if special courses are needed. Foreign Language: − Option A: One modern language through 2320 level: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai − Option B: One classical language through 2320 level or two classical through 1302 level: Latin, Greek, Hebrew (If available, Akkadian, Aramaic, Syriac, and/or Ugaritic may be used) *Chemistry majors must take a modern foreign language; German or Russian are strongly recommended. Math & Science: You must complete a minimum of 34 hours of math and science courses. See the undergraduate catalog for a more detailed explanation. Fine Arts: None required for this degree. 40 College of Arts and Sciences Updates and Reminders 2009 Updates Anthropology: FORS 2357 Crime Scene Investigation, has a new description and no longer has a prerequisite. Biology: A new version of the Biology major, the Science Education Concentration, is offered under both the BA and BS degrees. This program is designed for students interested in science education and certification to teach secondary science. Biology majors can still also choose from the other, previously existing, versions of this major as well: General Biology or the Pre-Health Care Concentration on the BA and BS degrees; plus the Ecology Concentration, which is offered under the BS degree only. A new course: BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World, is now offered and has been approved to count for an Area 1 lab science on the BA degree. This course is for non-science majors and will focus on ecological issues in the media, including ecosystems and biodiversity. BIO 1401 has a new title and description: Current Issues in Human Biology. It is an introductory course for non-science majors examining biological issues in the current media, focusing primarily on the human subject. Another new course in biology: BIO 1125 Freshman Biology Resource Seminar Course Description: An examination of the breadth of careers in the field of biology and the resources available to biology majors, including an introduction to the faculty and facilities of the Department of Biology, and analysis of scientific data and writing in the sciences. Course Objectives: Students will learn what is required to be successful in the field of biology and how to prepare for a fulfilling career. Students will hear about research in the department from biology faculty, careers in biology from invited speakers, summer research programs both at Baylor and at other institutions and graduate and professional schools. Data analysis and scientific writing will be discussed and students are required to write a minimum of two essays. Linda Johnson 6/4/2009 41 English: English Majors: For Fall 2009, ENG 2301.20 and ENG 2304.09 are for English majors only. Students will need permits for these classes. Environmental Science: New Major: B.S. in Environmental Health Science Environmental health is a field of science that studies how the environment influences human health and disease. Since this program was approved after the 2009-10 catalog went to press, the requirements for this program are included here: B.S. Degree (127 -140 total hrs) Requirements for a Major in Environmental Health Science Thirty-seven semester hours including the following: A. ENV 1101 and 1301. B. ENV 3100, 3314, 3316, 3387 + 3187, 3370, 4325, 4344, 4345. C. One of the following: ENV 4307 or 3300. D. Three semester hours in one of the following: ENV 4V90 or 4V93. E. Four semester hours of additional environmental science electives (for the minimum of 37 semester hours required for the major) from the following: ENV 2375/2175, 2407, 3306/3106, 4307, 4327, 4355, 4373, 4380, 4384, 4397. Required courses in other fields: A. CHE 1301, 1302, and 1316. B. CHE 3331. C. MTH 1321. D. STA 2381. E. BIO 1305, 1105, 1306, 1106, BIO 2306, 2106, 3422. F. HED 2331. G. FCS 1301. H. One from each of following two groups: BIO 1402 or 4401; HED 3351 or 4355. I. One of the following: ENV 4310 or FCS 3435. J. One the following: PHY 1408 or 1420. K. One of the following: ENV 2376, REL 4393 or 4395. Math: A change to one paragraph of the “math caution letter”: I strongly recommend that you carefully review algebra before you enter MTH 1304. If your score on the Mathematics Placement Examination is less than 13, you may want to take a college algebra course prior to enrolling in MTH 1304. An alternative to taking college algebra off campus would be to take MTH 1308, our pre-calculus for business course which covers basic Linda Johnson 6/4/2009 42 college algebra. The MTH 1308 course will not count toward any major but the Business major. Baylor does not offer college algebra as a credit. Medical Humanities: Since FAS 1303 Freshman Academic Seminar: Medicine, Meaning, and the Patient/Physician Relationship has been approved as a core course for the Medical Humanities program this course is now cross-listed with Medical Humanities: FAS/MH 1303 FAS 1303, not MH 1303, satisfies a social science on the BA or BS degree. Philosophy: PHI 1308 Introductory Topics in Ethics can be repeated once provided the topic is different, not to exceed six hours. Religion: The A&S Religion requirement now reads as follows in the catalog: REL 1310 and (REL 1350 or FAS 1308); or 6 hours from REL 1211, 1221, 1231. A new course FAS 1308 Freshman Academic Seminar: Religion can replace REL 1350 on all A&S degree plans. Prerequisites are ACT 21 or SAT 550 (verbal) and freshman standing. Religion, Politics and Society: This is the new name for the minor which was formerly called “Religion and Politics.” Sociology: New ELG courses: SOC 1105, 1106, and 1107. They have been approved as substitutes for Sociology 1305 on the B.A. and BBA degrees as well as for the School of Education. Credit may not be earned for this course if credit is earned in SOC 1305. Linda Johnson 6/4/2009 43 Reminders Anthropology: Remember ANT 1404 Introduction to Human Evolution, a rather new AREA 3 science option in A&S. It will NOT meet the science requirement on the BBA degree, however. Chapel: One semester of Chapel is required for a student who transfers to Baylor with 60 or more hours. New transfer students should register for BU 1000 instead of the University 1000 that freshmen take in the fall. English: In order to receive AP credit for ENG 1302, students need to make at least a “4” on one of the AP English exams AND have either an ACT English Subscore of 29+ or and SAT Verbal/Critical Reading Score of 670+. If students don’t have these ACT/SAT scores let them know that they will NOT be receiving the ENG AP credit, and they can register for English for the fall. If they are just a couple of points away from these ACT/SAT scores, students can make arrangements to take an ACT Residual Test administered by our Testing Office and should hold off on registering for English. Family and Consumer Science: Follow the FCS Advising Sheet at the back of the A&S section of the handbook when advising students considering one of the FCS majors. Foreign Language: Students whose MFLPE results places them at one of the sophomore levels (or higher) of SPA, FRE, or GER may want to consider taking a CLEP test to receive credit for 2310 and/or 2320 instead of registering for foreign language. Freshman Academic Seminars: The prerequisites for all of the 3 and 4 credit hour FAS courses are ACT 21 or SAT 550 (verbal) and freshman standing. Math: MTH 1304 is a good option for a student who is undecided between the BA and BBA degrees. Just because students may have taken the MPE and place into MTH 1304 or MTH 1321 does not mean they need to register for it. Always consider their program requirements. Political Science: Students who transfer in credit for PSC 1305 and 1306 for coursework taken prior to attending Baylor do not need to take PSC 2302 at Baylor unless they are Political Science majors. Linda Johnson 6/4/2009 44 1 B. A. Degree Requirements And Advisor Notes Minimum requirement................................................................................l24 semester hours Residence requirement-minimum (including the last thirty hours).............................60 hours Grade point average- minimum of 2.00 ("C") overall and in the major for work done at Baylor. Basic requirements (See Below)…………………………………………….... 65-78 hours Major - One required, others may be elected from the list of majors for this degree included in the section in the catalog on undergraduate programs. See departmental sections for specific requirements. Minor - Optional, may elect one or more minors. Specific requirements in departmental sections of the catalog. Advanced work ("3000" or "4000" numbered courses) minimum .............................36 hours. Maximum credit - Within the minimum of 124 hours required for a degree, the following maximum credits are applicable: (1) four courses of human performance (activity), and (2) ten hours of applied music and/or ensemble. Additional information on the requirements for advanced credit, residence, language, a specified comprehensive examination, chapel, minimum grade point average, maximum credit, human performance, and majors and minors is listed under the "General Regulations for the College of Arts and Sciences" (page 63) and "General University Regulations." Basic Requirements for the B.A. Degree CHAPEL • Chapel attendance is a graduation requirement at Baylor—two semesters. Entering students take Chapel their first semester at Baylor. In addition to Chapel registration, new freshmen take UNIV 1000 and new transfer students take BU 1000. • One semester of Chapel is required for a student who transfers to Baylor and who is classified by Baylor at the time of transfer as either a junior or a senior. • No grade or credit hours are assigned. This is listed as “CHA 1088.” ENGLISH ENGLISH: (12 hours) _______ENG 1302 Thinking and Writing OR FAS 1302 _______ENG 1304 Thinking, Writing & Research OR ENG 3300 Technical and Professional Writing, may be substituted the junior year (for science majors) OR 3 courses from: FAS 1118, 1128, 1138 _______ENG 2301 British Literature _______ENG 2304 American Literature OR ENG 2306 World Literature OR 3 hours of Great Texts (GTX) 45 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 2 English Placement Exam: • Required for incoming freshmen who score o 460 or below on the SAT verbal exam or o 19 or below on the ACT English • Determines whether these students will be required to take ENG 0300 before they can take ENG 1302. (In some cases ENG 1300 or 1301, English as a Second Language courses, may be required before going into 1302.) Credit for this course does not apply toward any degree program. • On the Banner SOATEST form and on UAS the test results are reported as follows: 20 = not taken 40 = student to take ENG 0300 60 =student to take ENG 1302 • Transfer students who bring in no English credit and who have no test scores on record will need to get a waiver from the English Department to register for ENG 1302 and may be asked to take the placement exam before registering for ENG 1302. Prerequisites for courses fulfilling the A&S basic English requirement: • ENG1302 is a prerequisite for ENG 1304. • In order to register for ENG 2301, 2304 or 2306, students need to have credit on the BU record for both ENG 1302 and 1304 (or the equivalent) or be currently registered for ENG 1304. • Students planning to take ENG 3300 in lieu of ENG 1304 must see the English department for a prerequisite waiver to register for a sophomore literature class. • If a student fails the prerequisite course they should drop/add as soon as possible; otherwise the English department will process a drop from the literature course. • Students who have credit for one or both literature courses and have not taken one or both freshman composition courses will need to see the English department on a case-by-case basis for a petition to go back to the freshman course or work out another substitution at the 3000 level since there is a prerequisite policy. A waiver is required to register for the freshman level course when credit for the literature course is in Banner. • ENG 2301 is NOT a prerequisite for ENG 2304 or 2306 • There are no prerequisites for GTX courses. Other English Notes: • Students should take ENG 1302 and ENG 1304 during their first sixty hours; students with over sixty hours take ENG 3303 and ENG 3300 to meet the writing requirement. • For Fall 2009, ENG 2301.20 and ENG 2304.09 are for English majors only. Students will need permits for these classes. Students may take the two courses in any sequence. 46 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 3 • Although any 2000 level or above Great Texts (GTX) course can replace the ENG 2304 or 2306 literature requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences, English majors are required to take either ENG 2304 or 2306. • The English Department will not issue permits for ENG 1302 or ENG 1304 once the sections are closed. FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SEMINARS (FAS) There are a number of FAS courses that have been approved to substitute for basic A&S requirements. The BA and BS Degree Checklists show how these courses will count towards basic requirements. The prerequisites for all of the 3 and 4 credit hour FAS courses are: ACT 21 or SAT 550 (verbal) and freshman standing. FINE ARTS FINE ARTS: (7-9 hours) One course from three areas: ________AREA 1: Art ART 1300 Introduction to Art ART 2302 History of Art I ART 2303 History of Art II ________AREA 2: Classics CLA 3380 Classical Mythology ________AREA 3: Family & Consumer Sciences FCS 3313 Historical Design I FCS 4313 Historical Design II ________AREA 4: Freshman Academic Seminars FAS 1306 or three courses from: FAS 1116, 1126, 1136 ________AREA 5: Journalism/Film & Digital Media JOU 1303 / FDM 1303 Introduction to Mass Communication ________AREA 6: Music MUS 1220 Introduction to Music MUS 3322 American Popular Music MUS 3323 History of Jazz ________AREA 7: Speech CSS 1301 Fundamentals of Public Communication CSS 1302 Speech for Business and Professional Students CSS 1304 Argumentation, Discussion, and Debate ________AREA 8: Theater THEA 1206 Theater Appreciation THEA 2374 History of Theater • Some of the above are 2 credit hour courses and some are 3 credit hour courses. • Some will count towards the upper level credit requirement and some will count towards major requirements in certain departments. • Applied courses may not be substituted. 47 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 4 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FOREIGN LANGUAGE: To be fulfilled with one of the following options: A. Complete ONE Modern or Classical language through the 2320 level OR B. Complete TWO Classical languages through the 1302 or 1402 level. Two languages from Latin, Greek, and Hebrew may be used. Modern Languages: Arabic (ARB)______ Korean (KOR)______ 1401_____ Chinese (CHI)______ Portuguese (POR)______ 1402_____ French (FRE)______ Russian (RUS)______ (OR 1412)_____ German (GER)______ Spanish (SPA) ______ 2310_____ Italian (ITA) ______ Swahili (SWA)______ 2320_____ Japanese (JPN)_____ Classical Languages: Latin (LAT) _____ 1301(or 1401)______ Greek (GKC) ______ 1302(or 1402)______ Hebrew (HEB) _____ 2310 ______ 2320 ______ • Students may fulfill the foreign language requirement for the B.A., B.S., and B.S.F.C.S. degrees by completing the above requirements. • It is strongly recommended that the language requirement be started during the first year of residence work. • Note that chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and applied mathematics majors are required to take a modern foreign language. The Modern Foreign Language Placement Exam (MFLPE): Students’ responses on the New Student Advising Questionnaire are used to determine if a placement exam is required or not. For students who have filled out the questionnaire, the Modern Foreign Language Placement Exam • IS NOT required: for students who indicate on the questionnaire that they have had less than 2 years of coursework or living experience in the language they plan to take at Baylor (French, German, or Spanish). They may register for the beginning course (1401) in that particular language without taking the MFLPE. • IS required: if the student indicates on the questionnaire that they have had 2 or more years of high school courses or living experience in the language they plan to take at Baylor in order to register for French, German, or Spanish. Admission to Baylor requires 2 consecutive years of high school language; therefore, a student who does not report 2 years of any language in high school on the New Student Advising Questionnaire may not register for French, German or Spanish without taking the MFLPE. 48 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 5 The placement exam prescribes which course a student should begin with at Baylor. It should be taken on Day One of Orientation in the Language Acquisition Center, Room 300 Draper, on a first come - first served basis. The exam takes approximately 20-30 minutes; a photo ID is required. Although we must go by what the test results indicate for the student, in general, these French, German, or Spanish courses are intended as follows: • 1401 is for students who have not studied the language or have had only one year of study of that language in high school • 1402 is for students who have completed 1401 • 1412 is for students who have recently completed two or three years of the language in high school. CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Test: The department recommends that students who score • above 350 on the departmental placement exams in Spanish or French, or • above 450 on the German exam, consider taking a CLEP Test in order to receive academic credit for SPA, FRE or GER 2310 and /or 2320. Students interested in taking the CLEP should 1. First obtain permission from the Modern Foreign Language department 2. Then contact The Office of Institutional Research and Testing, 5th floor Robinson Tower, phone #710-2061 Spanish: Students who wish to take Spanish can meet their foreign language requirement with the following Spanish courses: o 1401 and 1402 Elementary Spanish OR 1412 Accelerated Elementary Spanish. o Plus… 2310 Intermediate Spanish, OR one of the following: • 2311 Intermediate Spanish for Teachers • 2312 Intermediate Spanish for Business o Plus…2320 Intermediate Spanish, OR one of the following: • 2321 Intermediate Spanish for Medical Professions • 2322 Intermediate Spanish for Christian Ministry Other Foreign Language Notes: • Note that sophomore level Spanish and French courses do not count toward the minor or major. • The Intermediate I and II (2000 level) courses for Spanish, French, and German now transfer in only as electives from most schools. Students who may have taken these courses elsewhere will need to petition course substitution for the Baylor requirements so that Modern Foreign Language department can verify that they were not taken online. CLASSICS Although the course numbers for the lowest two levels of all modern foreign languages are 1401 and 1402, in the classics languages, Greek and Hebrew, 1301 and 1302 are the first two course numbers. 49 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 6 Students wishing to begin Latin can start with either 1401 or 1301. The 1401 requires department approval and is intended for the student who may need extra help in learning a foreign language. HISTORY History: (6 hours) Any two from the following: HIS 1305 World History to 1500 HIS 1307 World History since 1500 HIS 2365 History of the U.S. to 1877 HIS 2366 History of the U.S. since 1877 FAS 1304 Freshman Academic Seminar The history department prefers that BA students take one of the following combinations of history courses: • His 1305 and 1307 OR • His 2365 and 2366 Other combinations of these world and American history courses will count, however. HUMAN PERFORMANCE HUMAN PERFORMANCE: Four semesters of HP are required: HP 11______ HP 11 ______ HP 11______ HP 11 ______ A maximum of 4 HP’s will count towards degree requirements. When not registering a student during the advising appointment, the advisor should list HP on the advising form only as HP 11** , leaving the specific course open for the student to choose when registering. These classes are to be educational experiences, as opposed to just recreational. Written tests and performance tests are used to establish grades. Once a higher skill level course is completed, students cannot later register for a lower level. Only HP courses beginning with 11** count as activity HP requirements. HP courses at the 2000, 3000, and 4000 level do not apply to meeting the general HP requirement for degree plans. Students may elect to take any HP course on a pass/fail basis, but this decision must be made at the time of registration or during the drop-add period. All business and Education students must take HP courses on a graded basis. 50 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 7 Variations for University HP requirements are: • Age: This requirement may be waived for persons over 25 years of age at the time of matriculation. If a person reaches age 25 subsequent to matriculation, the requirement stipulated in the degree plan must be completed. • Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC) : One hour per semester for a maximum of four semesters: AS 1111, AS 1112, AS 2111, and AS 2112. Military Science (Army ROTC): One hour per semester for a maximum of four semesters: MILS 1111, MILS 1112, MILS 2111, MILS 2112. • Marching Band (MUS 0102): One hour of credit will be granted each fall semester for those participating in marching band. • Athletes: All students participating in intercollegiate athletics may receive two semesters’ credit by enrolling in and completing HP 1128 and HP1129. The remaining credit, as specified by the degree, must be taken from the available courses. • Military Veterans: Students who are military veterans will be exempted from one semester of activity for each 135 days of active duty. Students must submit a copy of DD Form 214 to the Program Director, Division of Non-major Human Performance, to be granted this exemption. • Adaptive Human Performance: No student is excused from human performance because of physical limitations. Prior to the beginning of each semester, students with disabilities must present to the Coordinator for HP 1104 Adaptive HP a medical statement from a physician outlining the nature of the disability and recommendations for activity. An individualized rehabilitation program and/or academic-oriented program will be provided, as outline by the attending physician. Course substitutions for any of the activity courses: • HED 1145 Health and Human Behavior • CCS 1100 Introduction to Citizenship and Community Service (Or, a student can petition CCS 1102, Community Law Enforcement, to count instead. They can only apply ONE of these two CCS courses, however, towards the A&S HP requirement.) • Transfer credit that is posted by records as HP 0001 MATH MATH: (3 hours) One course is required: MTH 1301 Ideas in Mathematics MTH 1304 Pre-Calculus (for students who plan to take MTH 1321.) MTH 1321 Calculus I STA 1380 Elementary Statistics Note that some majors have specific mathematics requirements. Be sure to check these. 51 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 8 Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE): Students wishing to enroll in MTH 1304 or MTH 1321 may be required to take the Mathematics Placement Exam (MPE). See the following chart: SAT or ACT RECOMMENDATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAT <550 Student should take the MPE. ACT<24 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 550<=SAT<600 Student may enroll in MTH 1304 without taking the MPE or may 24<=ACT<28 take the MPE to see if he or she qualifies to take MTH 1321 without taking MTH 1304. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 600<=SAT<690 Student may enroll in MTH 1304 without taking the MPE but is 28<=ACT<33 strongly advised to take the MPE to see if he or she qualifies to take MTH 1321 without taking MTH 1304. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SAT>=690 Student need not take the MPE and is strongly advised to enroll in ACT>=33 MTH 1321 instead of MTH 1304. Students in this category may enroll in MTH 1321 – H1 The students who take the MPE will receive a “combined score,” a number calculated from the MPE score and the SAT or ACT mathematics score. COMBINED SCORE RESULT (The student may enroll in this course) Less than 20 A student may only enroll in MTH 1304 if they are given the “caution letter” from the mathematics department chair. For very low scores (less than 13) the student is encouraged to take an algebra course at a community college before they attempt MTH 1304 at Baylor. An alternative to taking college algebra off campus would be to take MTH 1308, Baylor’s pre- calculus for business course, which covers basic college algebra. The MTH 1308 course will not count toward any major other than the Business major. Baylor does not offer college algebra as a credit. 20 to 39 (inclusive) MTH 1304 40 or higher MTH 1321 52 or higher MTH 132-1H1 is encouraged A student can also register for MTH 1321 if they have credit recorded for MTH 1304 (with a grade of C or better) or are enrolled in MTH 1304. 52 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 9 Transfer students will not always have ACT and SAT scores on record. The following are the raw score cut-offs from the MPE that should be used in placing students: MPE SCORE RESULT: Less than 15 The student can only enroll in MTH 1304 if the advisor gives them the “caution letter” from the math department chair 15 to 21 MTH 1304 22 or higher MTH 1321 Mathematics Course Information: MTH 1301 Ideas in Mathematics: Designed as a terminal course in mathematics and is appropriate for most B.A. majors. Some exceptions are business, economics, science, mathematics, pre-med, and pre-architecture students. Honors Calculus: The Department of Mathematics offers one section of Honors Calculus, MTH 1321-H1. Honors credit is available in MTH 1321-H1. Non-honors students also with appropriate scores may enroll in this class with a permit. MTH 1322 Calculus II: Prerequisite: a grade of C or better in MTH 1321. MTH 1308 Precalculus for Business: No test or specific ACT or SAT scores required. Designed to prepare students for MTH 1309. (Can also be taken to help prepare students for MTH 1304.) This course will not count toward any major other than the Business major. MTH 1309 Calculus for Business Students: Requires a grade of C or better in MTH 1304 or MTH 1308 or an SAT math score of 600 or better or an ACT Math score of 28. MTH 1308 and MTH 1315 DO NOT fulfill the B. A. mathematics requirement and petitions requesting this WILL BE DENIED. These courses would only be elective courses on this program. If a student has taken and received a grade of C or higher in MTH 1309, Calculus for Business Students, as a business major and then switches to a B. A. degree, encourage them to petition the Department of Mathematics to have this course count as their B.A. mathematics requirement. Relationship between MTH 1308/1309 and MTH 1304/1321: A student who has received a C or better in MTH 1304 will be considered to have satisfied the Business School’s MTH 1308 requirement. A student who has received a C or better in MTH 1321 will be considered to have satisfied the Business School’s MTH 1309 requirement. A student who has received a C or better in MTH 1308 and then wishes to take MTH 1321 must take the MPE and score a 40 or higher in order to be allowed to take MTH 1321. A student who has received credit for MTH 1309 will NOT be considered to have satisfied the MTH 1321 requirement for those majors that require MTH 1321. 53 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 10 Transfer Credit: • Students sometimes bring in credit for a mathematics course taken at another school that does not exactly match up to any that Baylor offers and are given the designation “Math 1000”. Students may petition to have the “Math 1000” count as fulfilling the B.A. degree mathematics requirement and the mathematics department will evaluate the course. As long as the “Math 1000” is equivalent to MTH 1301, 1304, or 1321, it will be approved. • A course in college algebra WILL NOT be approved. A course in college algebra and trigonometry may be accepted as equivalent to our MTH 1304 in certain circumstances. The main, but not only, criterion that applies here is whether these courses are considered as sufficient prerequisites for enrollment in Calculus I at the school where they are offered. If they are not, they will not be considered sufficient for our Calculus I. • The department WILL NOT give permits to enroll in MTH 1321 to students who tell them that they are planning to transfer in credit for MTH 1304 but have not transferred such credit for approval . • The department of statistical science may be petitioned to approve a course equivalent to STA 1380. • If the course or courses are on the Baylor web course equivalency list, or are specifically approved by petition, they will be accepted. • The department does not wish to accept correspondence courses, internet courses, or minimester courses. However, they will not automatically exclude all distance learning courses. Questions of transfer credit should be directed to the Department of Mathematics, Ms. Judy Dees, 3561. POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Science (3 hours): PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development Most Baylor degrees require PSC 2302 and this course must be taken at Baylor only. Exception: If PSC 1305 and 1306 are both transferred to Baylor from another institution prior to a student’s beginning coursework at Baylor, these courses may substitute for PSC 2302, unless the student is a Political Science major. The political science department recommends that students not take this course until after completion of 45 hours since it is a very heavy reading course. RELIGION RELIGION: (6 hours) ________REL 1310 The Christian Scriptures AND ________REL 1350 The Christian Heritage OR FAS 1308 ________OR 6 hours from REL 1211, 1221, 1231 54 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 11 REL 1310 is a prerequisite for REL 1350. SCIENCE LAB SCIENCE: (12 hours) Three courses, each from a different group: _______AREA 1: BIO 1401 Current Issues in Human Biology BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World BIO 1305-1105 Modern Concepts of Bioscience BIO 1306-1106 Modern Concepts of Bioscience, Continued GEO 1401 Earthquakes & other Natural Disasters GEO 1402 World Oceans GEO 1403 Environmental Geology GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth GEO 1406 Earth Through Time GEO 1408 Earth Science NSC 1306-1106 Introduction to Neuroscience ______AREA 2: *CHE 1300-1100 Introduction to Chemistry *CHE 1301-1100 Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I CHE 1302-1102 Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II CHE 1341-1146 Introductory Organic Biochemistry *CHE 1405 Chemistry & Society *(Credit allowed in only one) PHY 1404 Light, Vision and Optics PHY 1405 General Physics for BA Students PHY 1407 Sound and Acoustics PHY 1408 Gen. Physics for Nat. & Behavioral Sci.I (PreMed-PreDent) PHY 1420 General Physics I PHY 1455 Descriptive Astronomy _______AREA 3: A third 4-hour lab science course from the above or others in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology or physics OR ANT 1404 Intro to Human Evolution OR FAS 1407 OR ENV 1301-1101 Exploring Environmental Issues (and lab) OR ENV 1303-1103 Wildlife Ecology (and lab) Note: Underlined courses count towards premed requirements. Baylor offers different levels of science for science vs. non-science majors. The freshman level courses recommended for non-science majors are: Area 1: BIO 1401 Current Issues in Human Biology BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World Any of the Geology courses listed on the B.A. checklist Area 2: CHE 1405 Chemistry and Society PHY 1404 Light, Vision and Optics PHY 1405 General Physics for B.A. Students PHY 1407 Sound and Acoustics PHY 1455 Descriptive Astronomy Area 3: Can be a third 4-hour lab science from the above or others in the fields of biology, chemistry, geology or physics, OR 55 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 12 ANT 1404 (Introduction to Human Evolution) OR FAS 1407 OR ENV 1301-1101 (Exploring Environmental Issues, and lab) or ENV 1303-1103 (Wildlife Ecology, and lab) (Note: The order of these groupings is consistent with the order in which they appear on degree audits, however Areas 1 and 2 appear in the reverse order in the undergraduate catalog.) Freshman level courses for Science Majors: BIO 1305-1105 Modern Concepts of Bioscience (note that 1105 has lab lecture + lab!) BIO 1306-1106 Modern Concepts of Bioscience, Cont’d. ( 1106 “ “ “ “) CHE 1300 Introduction to Chemistry (for students not ready for 1301) CHE 1301 Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I (prerequisite: 1 year of high school chemistry), CHE 1302 Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II (prerequisite: CHE 1301), CHE 1316 Laboratory Measurements and Techniques (prerequisite: CHE 1302 or concurrent registration), CHE 1100, 1102 (labs which can be taken later…usually taken by students who change OUT of a science major) PHY 1408 Gen. Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences (prerequisite: MTH 1304) PHY 1420 Gen. Physics I (requires MTH 1321 or concurrent enrollment) NSC 1306-1106 (for PSY, NSC and SWO majors) Introduction To Neuroscience, and lab More notes on Lab Sciences: 1) Note that students are required to sign up for both a LECTURE and a LAB for all of the 4-credit hour lab science courses. The section for the lecture will be a number and the section for the lab will be a letter. 2) Where the lab has a separate number from the lecture (it’s usually a 1-hour course), students can actually register for the lecture without the lab (since the two are not linked together on the computer)…although this is usually not a good idea…except when they may need to retake only one part of it (due to making a D or F in one of these - either the lab or the lecture). 3) Bio 1105 and 1106 and CHE 1100 have two parts: 1) a LAB LECTURE, which is designated with a number for the section and 2) the LAB itself, which is indicated as a letter for the section. 4) CHE 1100 and 1102 are generally only taken AFTER a student switches OUT of premed or a science major (except Nursing majors, who are required to take the CHE 1100 along with CHE 1300). The CHE 1300 or 1301 alone will not fulfill the Area 2 science requirement for the B.A. degree. However, when the CHE 1100 is also completed, this requirement will then be complete. 5) CHE 1405 is the chemistry recommended for non-science majors who are interested in taking a chemistry course and is required for FCS students. 6) BIO 1401 and 1403 are the biology courses recommended for non-science majors who wish to take a biology course. 56 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 13 SOCIAL SCIENCES ______3. Other Social Sciences: (9 hours) Three hours from each of three of the following fields: A. Anthropology ANT 1305 Introduction to Anthropology ANT 3301 Science, Society and Culture B. Economics ECO 1305 Survey of Economic Principles For Non-business Majors ECO 2306 Principles of Microeconomics ECO 2307 Principles of Macroeconomics C. Freshman Academic Seminars FAS 1303 or 1305 or three courses from FAS 1115, 1125, 1135 D. Geography GEOG 1300 World Geography E. HON (For honors program only, at least 2 must be taken) 3100, 3101, 3200, 3201 F. Philosophy PHI 1306 Logic PHI 1307 Critical Thinking PHI 1308 Introduction to Ethics PHI 1321 Introduction to Philosophy PHI 3301 Moral Philosophy PHI 3310 History of Philosophy: Classical PHI 3312 History of Philosophy: Mod. European PHI 3322 Philosophy and the Arts (for art majors) G. Political Science PSC 1305 American National Government PSC 1306 American State & Local Government H. Psychology PSY 1305 Introductory Psychology I. Sociology SOC 1305 Introduction to Sociology Three hours from each of three of the above areas is required (9 hours). Check specific requirements of the major. 57 Linda Johnson 5/1/2009 Sciences for Non-Science Majors (Note: These Area 1 and Area 2 designations are in agreement with the order in which these groups of science requirements appear in Degree Audits but these categories are listed in the reverse order in the Undergraduate Catalog) The Following Courses Fulfill Area 1 of the B.A. Degree Science Requirement: BIO 1401 Current Issues in Human Biology An introductory course on current issues in biology, focusing on the human organism. The course guides students through the process of science, how scientists conduct research, and why that knowledge is so profoundly important to students’ lives. Class discussions of “science in the news” focus on weekly press articles and essays. Major topics include human body systems and disease, evolution, and how “life” functions-from the cellular to the organism level. Weekly labs provide hands-on application of classroom concepts. BIO 1403 Exploring the Living World An introductory course covering current issues in ecology and the ways humans interact with nature. The course begins with the study of basic ecological concepts and how healthy ecosystems function. Students then explore how humans (human populations, human attitudes, human technology, etc.) have enacted drastic alterations to ecosystems on a global scale. Weekly press articles and essays are used for class discussion of relevant topics. Multiple field trips will facilitate application of class concepts to local ecosystems. GEO 1401 Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters The study of earthquakes and volcanoes offers a unique opportunity to understand the Earth. Few other phenomena impact so dramatically upon society and at the same time offer a fundamental insight into a natural science such as geology. To understand the causes of earthquakes and volcanoes is to understand the basic dynamics of the planet. To understand the hazards presented by these forces and the efforts of scientists to reduce the risks to life and property is to gain a new perspective on our relation to the environment. This course emphasizes the processes and methods by which scientific data are acquired and prompts the student to assess critically the conclusions that are drawn from the data. Examples are provided and emphasis is placed on the use of the scientific method and the role of multidisciplinary contributions to the evolution of hypotheses and theories. Internet resources are utilized to supplement the course material. The lab utilizes the same geophysical equipment that is used in risk assessment and prediction of these natural disasters. This course satisfies 4 semester hours of the lab science requirement. The specific objectives of the course are to (1) introduce the history and physical processes associated with earthquakes, volcanoes, and other geologic hazards; (2) illustrate the relationships between these processes and the basic structure and dynamics of the Earth; (3) describe the impact on society of natural phenomena and examine ways that risk can be reduced; and (4) introduce the means and methods of geoscience and provide an understanding of critical scientific thinking. Unlike most introductory courses that explore a broad topic superficially, GEO 1401 looks at a narrow topic in depth. This approach provides surprising opportunities for the discussion of issues under current interpretation. Linda Johnson 5/2009 58 2 GEO 1402 World Oceans As we view Earth from space photographs, we recognize that our planet might have been better named "Planet Ocean." Earth is dominated by oceans that cover more than 70% of her surface. The vast undersea mountain ranges and canyons more than seven times deeper than the Grand Canyon hold clues to the origin of Earth and its continents with their natural resources. The waters, which provide the basis for life, are crowded with diverse life forms that live in a delicate balance. The ocean is a chemical factory and perpetual motion machine that maintains the stability of life, climate, and resources on Earth. It is necessary to understand oceanic processes because disrupting these processes could lead to environmental disaster. As we look at the relationship of human populations to the oceans, we recognize that our impact has been greater than that of any other species. Topics such as global warming, El Nino, poor water quality, disposal of radioactive wastes, sewage, and solid wastes, alternative energy sources, and alternative food supplies are of increasing concern to every person on the planet. The ocean is being viewed as a potential solution to many of the world's problems. It is necessary that we understand the ocean environment and learn how to live in harmony with the sea if Earth as we know it is to endure. This course has a hands-on lab and satisfies 4 semester hours of the lab science requirement. GEO 1403 Environmental Geology Environmental Geology emphasizes the importance of geology to society and the environment. It uses examples of environmental geological problems and solutions (both global and local) as a way of learning about the Earth. Lectures will cover basic geologic concepts and terms but will also include applications of geology to specific environmental problems and relate geology to other disciplines, both in science and the humanities. This course will be appropriate for non-majors but can count toward geology, geophysics and earth science majors. , pollution, and regional planning GEO 1405 The Dynamic Earth This course is designed to acquaint you with the interrelationships between geologic hazards, pollution, resources, and the physical environment of the earth. This course concentrates on the processes that are active in shaping the exterior of the Earth (rivers, glaciers, erosion and landslides mass movement, faulting) and the phenomena by which we infer the internal structure of the Earth (earthquakes, seismology, Plate tectonics). Other topics include preservation and protection of the Earth's surface and groundwater water supply, formation of ore deposits and other economic minerals, formation of the landscape ( mountain building and erosion processes) and the relationship between geology and our environment. The Dynamic Earth has a laboratory that meets once per week, and this course satisfies 4 semester hours of the lab science requirement. This course is designed for the non-major or major interested in an overview of the physical processes governing planet earth. GEO 1406 The Earth Through Time Earth has a long and rich history that has involved vast changes in geography, climate, and life forms. One of the principal aims of geology is to discover how Earth has changed through time and to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that have brought about these changes. The study of Earth’s history began in a formal way in the mid 1700’s, largely as a matter of intellectual curiosity. Today, the history of the Earth forms the underpinnings of all modern geology and of such diverse practical endeavors as petroleum exploration and predicting future climate change. The specific objectives of this course Linda Johnson 5/2009 59 3 are to (1) explore the history of changes on Earth and processes that have produced those changes; (2) illustrate methods, concepts and observations that have led to our current understanding of Earth’s history; and (3) emphasize the relationships between the physical, chemical and biological processes active on Earth. Earth Through Time has a laboratory that meets once per week, and this course satisfies 4 semester hours of the lab science requirement. GEO 1408 Earth Science Earth Science provides an introduction to astronomy, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Each lab provides the student with practical field experience in observing, measuring, and evaluating scientific phenomena. This course should be of interest to any non- science major who would otherwise never have the opportunity to learn about these subjects. Education majors will find this course particularly useful in obtaining a broad science background. Earth Science has a laboratory that meets once per week, and this course satisfies the 4 semester hours of the lab science . NSC 1306 Introduction to Neuroscience This course is an introduction to the biological bases of human behavior. Emphasis is placed upon neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral methodologies which contribute to an understanding of brain-behavior relationships. The NSC 1106, Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory, includes experiments illustrating procedures in neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, animal learning and behavior, and human sensation and perception. (Note: This is a required course for Psychology, Neuroscience, and Social Work majors.) The Following Courses Fulfill Area 2 of the B.A. Degree Science Requirement: CHE 1405 Chemistry and Society This course explores the influence of chemistry on everyday life, including energy sources, agricultural chemicals, food and food additives, medicines, drugs, water, air and pollution. Laboratory exercises involve the chemistry and physical properties of common materials. PHY 1404 Light, Vision and Optics Physics 1404 provides liberal arts students with a better understanding of the physics of light, color and optics. The following topics will be covered: Fundamentals of Light – Waves, particles, polarization Geometrical Optics – Reflection and refraction, mirrors and lenses Cameras and Photography – Pinholes, f-stops, aperture and depth perception Human Eye – Optics and image processing Optical Instruments – Eye glasses, binoculars, telescopes Color – Color perception, paints and filters Wave Optics—Diffraction, interference and polarization Natural Optical Phenomena – Rainbows, mirages, blue skies and halos Lasers and Holograms Digital Imaging Linda Johnson 5/2009 60 4 PHY 1405 General Physics for B.A. Students The Physics 1405 course is designed for the non-science major and therefore uses very little mathematics. We use a conceptual approach to introduce the topics covered and we are now using the text: The Physics of Everyday Life, How Things Work. It is intended for liberal arts, business and other non-science majors who need a better understanding about the highly technical society and world in which we live. The goals for the student are: 1. Begin to see science in everyday life. 2. Learn that science isn't frightening. 3. Learn to think logically in order to solve problems. 4. Develop and expand their physical intuition. 5. Learn how things work, i.e. the science of how things work. 6. Begin to understand that the universe is predictable rather than magical. 7. Obtain a perspective on the history of science and technology. The classes are not typical lectures. There are numerous demonstrations of the topics covered to illustrate the principles. Some of the ideas discussed are: wheels, bicycles, automobiles, projectile motion and gravity, water flow, Frisbees, airplanes and rockets, light, optics and the eye, waves and sound; electric and magnetic concepts in air cleaners, copiers, motors and computers; medical imaging and radiation, nuclear power generation and weapons; relativity, the solar system and the universe. PHY 1407 Sound and Acoustics This 4-hour lab course is an introductory survey of the basic concepts of sound and acoustics. It covers foundational topics such as vibrations, wave motion, resonance, pitch and timbre. Then, the perception and measurement of sound, including the human hearing mechanism, is discussed. Other topics included are the human vocal apparatus and speech production, the acoustics of rooms, and the control of noise. The last part of the course surveys the physics of musical scales and musical instruments, with a brief introduction to electroacoustics. The students perform lab experiments on simple harmonic motion, vibrating strings, the speed of sound, the acoustics of rooms, and environmental noise. The last part of the lab consists of an independent experimental acoustics project chosen by each student which gives them an opportunity to delve into an area of sound and acoustics in which they are particularly interested. Since the course is primarily conceptual in nature, the only math background needed is the material taught in most high school algebra courses. PHY 1455 Descriptive Astronomy This course is a survey of the fundamentals of astronomy along with a summary of the historical development of the science as related to the development of man, demonstrated through presentation of the leading facts concerning the solar system, including the planets, asteroids, meteoroids, and comets. The Following Courses Fulfill Area 3 of the B.A. Degree Science Requirement: Can be a third 4-hour lab science course from the above or others in these fields, OR one of the following: Linda Johnson 5.2009 61 5 ANT 1404 Introduction to Human Evolution This course provides an introductory treatment of the study of humans as biological organisms; a field known as biological anthropology. As part of the larger discipline of anthropology, this sub-field seeks to better understand what it means to be human by offering a biological context for interpreting the human experience. The course is designed to introduce students to the many facets of biological anthropology: history of evolutionary thought, cell biology & genetics, primate ecology & behavior, and human evolution. The goals of this curriculum are to: · familiarize students with the mechanisms that underlie inheritance, variation, and evolution · introduce the behavioral and ecological heritage of our primate relatives · offer a glimpse of the evolutionary sequence that produced modern humans Additional pedagogical aims include: developing students’ analytical skills through examination of assumptions, recognition of bias, and evaluation of data and conclusions and encouraging interactive participation among students and the intellectual domain Learning experiences will range from lectures and discussions to lab exercises, films, and a field trip. Every aspect of the course is designed to be interactive, so daily reading assignments are crucial! Upon completion of this course, students should have a broad knowledge of the role biological anthropology plays within the larger discipline of anthropology. More importantly, however, they should have a better understanding of their own biological heritage ENV 1301 Exploring Environmental Issues An introduction to environmental science and the related political and social issues. The course is taught with textbooks suitable for non-science majors, and is suitable for freshmen with only a basic high school science background. Class lectures cover topics such as global warming, water pollution, world food resources, endangered species and renewal energy. Case histories may include issues such as water availability in Central Texas, the nuclear accidents at Chernobyl or Three Mile Island, the impacts of acid rain in lakes, protection of whales and other marine mammals, the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone, the dumping of garbage at sea, the reduction of power plant or automobile emissions, or the potential for wind or solar energy in Texas. Class assignments include short papers and written responses (generally 3-5 pages or less) and completion of exams covering the textbook and class lectures. This course is useful for student interested in professions such as teaching, law, public administration, business, international missions, interior design, or natural resource management. Students who are concerned about social issues, such as world hunger, can broaden their understanding of the sources of these global problems. All students planning to major in Environmental Studies must take ENV 1301 or the equivalent, except for students completing the BIC program, who may replace ENV 1301 with BIC 2447. BIC students must still complete ENV 1101 to major in Environmental Studies. ENV 1101 An Introduction to Environmental Analysis (Lab) This course provides laboratory exercises to accompany ENV 1301. Students must take both ENV 1301 and ENV 1101 to obtain general education science credit toward a B.A. degree. Students may take ENV 1101 at the same time they enroll in ENV 1301 or may take ENV 1101 after they complete ENV 1301. The class conducts the laboratory exercises indoors in a “wet” lab, in the computer room and outdoors at several locales, including the Baylor Campus, the Cameron Park Zoo and the Lake Waco Wetlands. Students engage in at least one public service activity, such as cleaning trash out of Waco Creek or Lake Brazos. Other exercises may include monitoring sound pollution at Baylor, evaluating the impacts of acid rain on aquatic plants, sampling Waco Creek for pollutants such as nitrogen and phosphorus, viewing endangered animals, visiting an energy plant, or operating a basic computer model of lake food-chains. Linda Johnson 5/2009 62 6 Students who enjoy the outdoors, like animals or plants, are interested in social issues or community politics, or prefer a variety of laboratory exercises will find this a top choice for filling general education science requirements. ENV 1101 is required for all Environmental Studies majors including those transferring Natural World credit from BIC (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core). ENV 1303 Wildlife Ecology This course covers basic wildlife biology and how the natural history of different wildlife species influences their management. Students investigate what defines an animal species, how animal behaviors adapt them to their environment, and how availability of food, water and cover influence wildlife population levels. The course covers common forms of wildlife mortality and injury, including predation and disease, and wildlife life cycles. Examples presented in class include mammals, birds, reptiles and fish from a variety of ecosystems such as forests, prairies, ponds and rivers. Both game and non-game species, including endangered species, will provide case histories that exemplify different ecological principles. The class will be useful to students interested in sports and outdoor recreation, farming and gardening, wildlife observation, teaching, or environmental management. The class is taught at a beginner’s level and has no science prerequisites. ENV 1103 Wildlife Ecology Laboratory Exercises This hands-on laboratory incorporates exercises in identifying wildlife, such as different bird species, understanding wildlife adaptations, such as different types of teeth or claws, and surveying wildlife species by habitat. Classes will be held indoors in the laboratory and computer room, and outdoors, on campus and at nearby field sites, including Cameron Park Zoo and the banks of the Brazos River. This course should interest students who enjoy observing animals and plants, those who participate in outdoor recreation, such as hiking and fishing, and those who are interested in the life sciences. Students seeking general education science credit must take both ENV 1303 and ENV 1103. Linda Johnson 5/2009 63 Advisor Notes: B. S. Degree Distinctives of the B.S. degree: • Chapel, English, Religion, PSC 2302, HP and Foreign Language requirements are the same as for the B.A. Degree • Fine arts are not required • Only 6 hours of history and/or social science are required • More lab science and math oriented than the B.A. Distinctives of Majors Under the B.S.: • Environmental Studies requires a second major. (The second major must also fall under a B.S. degree.) • The B.S. Degree in Environmental Science does NOT require a second major. • Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Neuroscience, and Statistics majors must pursue a B.S. degree since the B.A. degree is not offered for these majors. Other science majors can go under the B.A. or B.S. • The B.S. in psychology differs significantly from the B.A. in psychology in terms of the number and rigor of the math and science requirements. Note that PSY majors can take PSY 1305 and PHI 1306 (Logic) to fulfill their B.S. Degree social science requirement and these courses will also meet specific requirements in their major. • The B.S. in Geology is a professional geology degree, whereas the B.A. in Earth Science is not considered a professional geology degree. Course Distinctives under the B.S.: • English: ENG 3300 (Technical and Professional Writing) may be substituted for ENG 1304 the junior or senior year. (This is recommended for Geology majors.) Students could take their sophomore level English literature without the prerequisite ENG 1304 but they must get a prerequisite waiver from the English department to do so. This sequence cannot be changed once started. • Foreign Language: Some majors recommend or require certain foreign languages. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics majors are required to take a MODERN Foreign Language. • History and/or social science: Courses from the following departments may be used to fulfill this requirement: anthropology, economics (except for the Economics major) , history, honors, philosophy, political science (except PSC 2302), psychology (except for lab courses) sociology, GEOG 1300, and FAS 1303 or 1304 or 1305 or three courses from FAS 1115, 1125, 1135. • Mathematics requirement: Students pursuing a B. S. degree are required to complete MTH 1321 (Calculus 1) with a C or better and then pass a course in Math or Statistics for which MTH 1321 serves as a prerequisite. Linda Johnson 5/01/2009 64 Table of Contents Section 4: Degree Audit 65 Degree Audit Training Manual 67 65 66 Degree Audit Training Manual Last updated: September 29, 2008 by Adam Moore 67 Sample Audit Bachelor of Arts History Major 68 PREPARED: 07/27/09 - 15:07 889787695 Baylor,Bobby Joe This is a 'WHAT IF' audit PROGRAM CODE: AS BA HIS CATALOG YEAR: 200830 BA in History ================================================================ = The University reserves the right to correct errors in records a t any time. ================================================================ = AT LEAST ONE REQUIREMENT HAS NOT BEEN SATISFIED ================================================================ = NO MINIMUM HOURS AND GPA A minimum of 124 hours must be earned. (Elective hours may be required.) - 124 hours must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0. - 60 hours must be earned in residence. - The last 30 hours must be earned in residence. NEEDS: 30.0 HOURS ================================================================ = NO MINIMUM ADVANCED HOURS 36 hours advanced credit (including courses in the major) must be earned. ================================================================ = NO UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS - 1) Complete 2 courses (semesters) of Chapel. NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: CHA 1088 - 2) SELECT FROM: PSC 2302 ================================================================ = NO ENGLISH REQUIREMENT --> NEEDS: 4 SUB-GROUPS - 1) NEEDS: 1 COURSE SELECT FROM: ENG 1302 FAS 1302 - 2) Complete ENG 1304,3300, or 3 courses from FAS 1118, 1128, 1138. - 3) SELECT FROM: ENG 2301 - 4) Select one course: ENG 2304, 2306, or 3 hours of GTX at the 2000 level or above. ================================================================ 69 = NO RELIGION REQUIREMENT --> NEEDS: 1 SUB-GROUP - 1) NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: REL 1350 OR FAS 1308 REL 1310 - OR) NEEDS: 3 COURSES SELECT FROM: REL 1211,1221,1231 ================================================================ = NO MATH REQUIREMENT - 1) NEEDS: 1 COURSE SELECT FROM: MTH 1301,1304,1321 STA 1380 ================================================================ = NO FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT Complete 3 courses from the following groups, each from a different group. - 1) SELECT FROM: ART 2302,2303,1300 - 2) SELECT FROM: JOU 1303 FDM 1303 - 3) SELECT FROM: CLA 3380 - 4) SELECT FROM: MUS 1220,3322,3323 - 5) SELECT FROM: THEA1206,2374 - 6) SELECT FROM: CSS 1301,1302,1304 - 7) SELECT FROM: FCS 3313,4313 - 9) SELECT FROM: FAS 1306, or 3 courses from FAS 1116, 1126, 1136 ================================================================ = NO HISTORY REQUIREMENT - 1) Complete 2 history courses. NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: HIS 1305,1307,2365,2366 FAS 1304 ================================================================ = NO SOCIAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT --> NEEDS: 3 SUB-GROUPS Complete 3 courses, each from a different group to total 9 hours. - 1) SELECT FROM: ANT 1305,3301 - 2) SELECT FROM: ECO 1305,2306,2307 - 3) SELECT FROM: GEOG1300 - 4) SELECT FROM: HON 3100,3101,3200,3201 - 5) SELECT FROM: PHI 1306,1307,1308,1321,3301,3310,3312, PHI 3322 - 6) SELECT FROM: PSC 1305 OR 1306 70 - 7) SELECT FROM: PSY 1305 - 8) SELECT FROM: SOC 1305 - 10) SELECT FROM: FAS 1303, 1305, or 3 courses from FAS 1115 1125, 1135 ================================================================ = NO LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT - 1) Complete one language through 2320 (or 2321 or 2322) level. - OR Complete two Classical languages (Greek, Latin, Hebrew) through 1302 or 1402 level. ================================================================ = LABORATORY SCIENCE INFORMATION The BA lab science requirement has 3 sections. Section 1: Biology, Geology, or NSC 1306-1106 Section 2: Chemistry or Physics Section 3: Additional lecture and lab choices All 3 sections (listed separately below) must be completed. AN INCOMPLETE SECTION WILL HAVE "NO". A COMPLETED SECTION WILL HAVE EITHER AN "OK" OR "NA". ================================================================ = NO LABORATORY SCIENCE - SECTION 1 Complete a lecture and a lab from Biology, Geology, or complete Neuroscience 1306 & 1106. - NEEDS: 4.0 HOURS SELECT FROM: BIO 1105 & 1305,1106 & 1306 NSC 1106 & NSC 1306 BIO 1401,1403 GEO 1401,1402,1403,1405, GEO 1406,1408 ================================================================ = NO LABORATORY SCIENCE - SECTION 2 Complete a lecture and a lab from Chemistry *1300 & 1100, *1301 & (1100 or 1316), 1302 & (1102 or 1316), *1405, 1341 & 1146, or PHY 1404, 1405, 1407, 1408, 1422 or 1425, 1455. (*Credit allowed for only one.) ================================================================ = NO OR (Section 2 continued) ================================================================ = NO LABORATORY SCIENCE - SECTION 3 Complete a lecture and lab from Biology, Chemistry, 71 Geology, Physics, NSC 1306 & 1106, ANT 1404 ENV 1301 & 1101, ENV 1303 & 1103, or FAS 1407. ================================================================ = NO OR (Section 3 continued) ================================================================ = NO HUMAN PERFORMANCE ACTIVITY REQUIREMENT - 4 courses of activity human performance required. ================================================================ = NO HISTORY REQUIREMENTS --> NEEDS: 33.0 HOURS 5 SUB-GROUPS - 1) NEEDS: 4 COURSES SELECT FROM: HIS 1305,1307,2365,2366 - 2) American History Courses: NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: HIS 3360,3362,3371,3380,3395,4357,4360, HIS 4362,4363,4365,4368,4371,4374,4375,4377,4378, HIS 4380,4383,4384,4386,4388,4390,4392,4395,4396, HIS 4398 - 3) Global History - African, Asian, Latin American or Middle Eastern: NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: HIS 2389,3305,3307,3310,3311,3353,3355, HIS 4305,4312,4313,4350,4357,4389 - 4) European History Courses: NEEDS: 2 COURSES SELECT FROM: HIS 2380,2381,3308,3315,3340,3342,3344, HIS 3395,4300,4322,4324,4326,4327,4328,4329,4331, HIS 4332,4333,4336,4337,4338,4339,4341,4343,4345, HIS 4346,4348 - 5) Complete 3 hours of history electives. NEEDS: 3.0 HOURS ================================================================ = NO HISTORY 4000 LEVEL COURSES - 1) 9 hours from the History Major must be 4000 level. NEEDS: 9.0 HOURS ================================================================ = NO MAJOR HRS/GPA/RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS - HISTORY HRS/GPA: 33 hours and a minimum GPA of 2.00 must be achieved on all History courses. NEEDS: 33.0 HOURS 2.00 GPA 72 - ADVANCED HOURS: 15 hours of 3000-4000 level courses must be completed in the major. NEEDS: 15.0 HOURS - ADVANCED HOURS IN RESIDENCE: 12 hours of advanced credit in the major must be earned in residence. NEEDS: 12.0 HOURS ================================================================ = ELECTIVES REQUIREMENT Elective hours vary according to the program of study. ================================================================ = WORK NOT APPLICABLE ================================================================ = ********************* END OF ANALYSIS ********************* 73 Degree Audit Basics 1 2 3 4 5 1. “NO” and “OK” “NO” means the requirement is not currently met. “OK” means the requirement is currently being met. In order for a student to graduate, the audit must read “OK” all the way down the document. 2. Year and Term (06.3) To the immediate left of each class on the audit is a number. This number represents the year and term the course was taken. In the example above, 06 means 2006 and .3 means the fall term. .1 = spring, .2 = summer, .3 = fall 3. Plusses and minuses The plus symbol (+) indicates that the sub-requirement is currently met. The minus symbol (-) indicates that the sub-requirement is not currently met. 4. RG = registered 5. IP = in progress (RP = repeated course) See the following page for a more complete listing of codes, terms, and symbols used on the degree audit. 74 DARS Degree Audit Codes, Terms, and Symbols A, B+, B, C+, C, D, F – Standard grades for undergraduates TA, TB, TC, TD, TP – Transfer course grades I – Incomplete grade CR – Credit for credit/no credit course P – Passing grade for a pass/fail course FA – Failing grade for a pass/fail course DP – Dropped course, passing DF – Dropped course, failing MG – Missing grade WP – Withdraw from university, passing WF – Withdraw from university, failing WVC – Course that is waived WVH – Hours that are waived RGRP – Registered, repeating course RGIP – Registered (in progress) course RP – Repeated (Duplicated) course (appears after the course grade) >D – Course is registered to be repeated. Hours are 0.0 (not counting toward hours), but grade is still in the GPA (appears after the course grade) >X – Course has been repeated and replaced. Hours are 0.0 (not counting toward hours) and it is not included in the GPA .(appears after the course grade) >S – Course hours split between sub-requirements (appears after the course grade) PROCESSED AS: - Course has been renumbered and DARS is reading it as the new course. Most often with language course. 01.3 SPA 2302 3.0 B PROCESSED AS: SPA 2320 MATCHED AS: - The course has been petitioned to count as another course. 01.3 SPA 4302 3.0 A MATCHED AS: SPA 4330 OK – Requirement is complete. NO – Requirement is not complete. NA – Requirement is not needed to complete degree (not applicable) + – Sub-requirement is complete. - – Sub-requirement is not complete. * – Sub-requirement is not looking for hours. ===== (dashed double line) – Separates requirements DIVISIONAL COMMENTS – This section may be at the bottom of the audit. It includes a summary of petitions that have been posted to the audit, but those petitions will show above in the degree requirements of the audit. The “WORK NOT APPLICABLE” section is the last section of requirements for the degree. Kathy Mulkey 4/2009 75 Degree Audit - Bachelor of Arts Catalog Year When a student begins at Baylor he/she is listed under the most current Undergraduate Catalog. The student may choose to change to a later catalog year. However, for most students the catalog year will be the same as when the student started at Baylor. 200810 = Spring 2008 200820 = Summer 2008 200830 = Fall 2008 When a student is currently registered for all remaining classes needed to graduate, the following statement will show on the degree audit. When a student has completed all requirements for graduation, the following statement will show on the degree audit. 76 Minimum hours and GPA 124 hours must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0. This section of the audit is very important. All degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences require at least 124 total hours. This is the minimum requirement. A student may end up with more hours than the minimum requirement. In addition, a student may complete all the general requirements for the BA and all the requirements for their major and still have less than 124 total hours. In this situation the student must take additional elective courses (or the student may want to earn an additional major or minor). 60 hours must be earned in residence. In order to graduate from Baylor, a student must earn at least 60 hours at Baylor. This is an important requirement for transfer students. The last 30 hours must be earned in residence. In order to graduate from Baylor, a student must earn his/her last 30 hours at Baylor. A student cannot take summer school away from Baylor, return to Baylor for the fall semester, and then graduate in December. See next page for an example of a current student’s audit 77 Example - Minimum hours and GPA Hours Earned = total hours successfully completed. GPA Hours = total hours counting towards the GPA. This includes any failed courses. Points = total of all GPA points earned from all classes completed. Hours from Transfer Courses This includes any courses taken before coming to Baylor, and any courses transferred into Baylor after matriculation at Baylor. Students are allowed to transfer a maximum of 15 hours into Baylor after matriculation. 78 Minimum Advanced Hours 36 hours advanced credit must be earned This is a very important and often overlooked requirement. In order to graduate from Baylor, a student must earn at least 36 advanced hours. Advanced hours are 3000 and 4000 level courses. All 3000 and 4000 level courses taken at Baylor, or transferred into Baylor, count toward this requirement (all advanced level general requirements, courses in the major, electives, etc.) In most cases a student will not earn all of his/her advanced hours in the general requirements and major requirements combined. In most cases the student will need to take additional 3000 or 4000 level courses to complete this requirement. A student may earn these additional advanced hours by taking elective courses and/or earning an additional major or minor. In a few cases a student will earn all of his/her advanced hours without needing additional electives. However, it is very important to always double-check this requirement, because a student will not be able to graduate with less than 36 advanced hours. See next page for an example of a current student’s audit 79 Example - Minimum Advanced Hours This example shows a student who has completed 15 hours of advanced credit, is currently registered for 6 hours of advanced credit, and will still need an additional 15 hours of advanced credit – for a total of 36 advanced hours. All advanced courses currently completed and in progress will show under the minimum advanced hours section of the degree audit. 80 University Requirements Complete 2 courses (semesters) of Chapel. A student must complete two semesters of Chapel in order to graduate from Baylor. Transfer students bringing in 60 hours or more will only need one semester of Chapel. PSC 2302 Most all students in the College of Arts & Sciences must take PSC 2302. This course must be taken at Baylor – it cannot be transferred in from another institution. However, transfer students who have already completely PSC 1305 and PSC 1306 before coming to Baylor will not have to take PSC 2302. This exception is only valid for transfer students who have completed these two classes before coming to Baylor. 81 English Requirement FAS = Freshman Academic Seminar (only available for freshman students) 3 courses from FAS 1118, 1128, 1138 = this option is for an Engaged Learning Group (ELG). ELGs are for first year students and are completed over three successive semesters. For this particular ELG the student is given credit for the second English requirement. There are additional ELGs available for other requirements. These are noted throughout. GTX = Great Text 82 Religion Requirement SELECT FROM: REL 1211, 1221, 1231 = this option is for an Engaged Learning Group (ELG). ELGs are for first year students and are completed over three successive semesters. For this particular ELG the student is given six hours of credit in place of taking REL 1310 and REL 1350. There are additional ELGs available for other requirements. These are noted throughout. 83 Math Requirement MTH 1309 (Business Calculus) If a student changes from the Business School into the College of Arts & Sciences, MTH 1309 can be petitioned to count for the BA math requirement (the student must have earned a ‘C’ or better in the course). MTH 1308 (Business Pre-Calculus) will not meet the BA math requirement. MTH 1315 For education majors only - does not meet the BA math requirement. 84 Fine Arts Requirement A student must complete three courses, each from a different group. This requirement does not require a certain number of total hours, only a total of three classes from three different groups (MUS 1220 and THEA 1206 are two hour courses). 3000 or 4000 level courses listed under the fines arts requirement will count towards the overall advanced hours requirement (all 3000 and 4000 level classes count towards the overall advanced hour requirement). FAS = Freshman Academic Seminar (only available for freshman students) 3 courses from FAS 1116, 1126, 1136 = this option is for an Engaged Learning Group (ELG). ELGs are for first year students and are completed over three successive semesters. For this particular ELG the student is given credit for one fine arts course. There are additional ELGs available for other requirements. These are noted throughout. 85 History Requirement HIS 1306 This course is no longer available. However, students who already have credit for this course will receive credit towards the history requirement. FAS = Freshman Academic Seminar (only available for freshman students) 86 Social Science Requirement A student must complete three courses, each from a different group. This requirement must add up to nine total hours. 3000 or 4000 level courses listed under the social science requirement will count towards the overall advanced hours requirement (all 3000 and 4000 level classes count towards the overall advanced hour requirement). HON = Honors (only available to students in the Honors Program). To earn credit under group 4 a student must earn at least three hours from the HON courses listed (this will require taking more than one class). FAS = Freshman Academic Seminar (only available for freshman students) 3 courses from FAS 1116, 1126, 1136 = this option is for an Engaged Learning Group (ELG). ELGs are for first year students and are completed over three successive semesters. For this particular ELG the student is given credit for one social science course. There are additional ELGs available for other requirements. These are noted throughout. 87 Language Requirement There are two options for the foreign language requirement. A student may complete one language through the fourth semester (2320) or complete two classical languages through the second semester (1302 or 1402). Please note that the Classics department does not recommend taking two semesters of Greek and two semesters of Latin. The department recommends students to take four semesters of either Greek or Latin. Students may need to take a placement exam for Spanish, German, and French. There is not a requirement for total hours under the language requirement. If a student takes the placement exam and is able to start at the third semester of the language, then the student will only need to complete the third and fourth semesters of the language. SPA 1412, GER 1412, and FRE 1412 These courses are only available for students who have taken the placement exam. These courses cover material from the first two semesters of the language and will allow the student to complete the foreign language requirement in three total semesters. For most foreign languages the first two semesters of the language (1401 and 1402) are four hour classes, and the last two semesters (2310 and 2320) are three hour courses. With most languages, a student beginning with the first semesters of the language will take a total of 14 hours to complete the language requirement. 88 Laboratory Science Requirement A student must complete three courses, one from each of the three sections. Each laboratory science class must have both a lecture and a lab. In some cases the student will need to sign up for two separate courses to meet the requirement (example: BIO 1305 and 1105). In other cases the student will only need to sign up for one class (BIO 1405). Each lecture and lab course will add up to four hours total. The laboratory science requirement requires a total of 12 hours. NA = both “NA” and “OK” indicate the student has completed the section. Incomplete sections will be labeled with “NO.” This is often a point of confusion. 89 Laboratory Science – Section 1 A student must complete one of the course options under Section 1. Some options require two separate courses for the lecture and lab (Example: BIO 1305 and BIO 1105). Other options only require one course, which includes both the lecture and lab (Example: BIO 1401). Courses for non-science majors BIO 1401 GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1406, 1408 90 Laboratory Science – Section 2 A student must complete one of the course options under Section 2. Some options require two separate courses for the lecture and lab (Example: CHE 1300 and CHE 1100). Other options only require one course, which includes both the lecture and lab (Example: CHE 1405). Courses for non-science majors CHE 1405 PHY 1404, 1405, 1407, 1455 91 Laboratory Science – Section 3 A student must complete one of the course options under Section 3. Some options require two separate courses for the lecture and lab (Example: ENV 1301 and 1101). Other options only require one course, which includes both the lecture and lab (Example: ANT 1404). Courses for non-science majors BIO 1401 GEO 1401, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1406, 1408 CHE 1405 PHY 1404, 1405, 1407, 1455 ANT 1404 ENV 1301/1101, ENV 1303/1103 FAS = Freshman Academic Seminar (only available for freshman students) 92 Human Performance Activity Requirement Any 1100 level HP course (HP 11__) will count for the Human Performance requirement. 2000, 3000, and 4000 level HP courses do not count towards the Human Performance requirement. Other options for the Human Performance requirement CCS 1100 – Civic Education and Community Service (can be taken once) HED 1145 – Health and Human Fitness MUS 0102 – Marching Band AS 1111 – ROTC AS 1112 – ROTC AS 2111 – ROTC AS 2112 – ROTC Age Waiver The HP requirement may be waived for persons over 25 years of age at the time of matriculation. If a person reaches age 25 subsequent to matriculation, the requirement stipulated in the degree plan must be completed. Athletes All students participating in intercollegiate athletics may receive two semesters of credit by completing HP 1128 and HP 1129. The remaining credit must be taken from other available courses. Military Veterans Military veterans will be exempted from one semester of activity for each 135 days of active duty. Students must submit a copy of DD Form 214 to the Program Director, Division of Non-major Human Performance, to be granted this exemption. Adaptive Human Performance No student is excused from human performance because of physical limitations. Prior to the beginning of each semester, students with disabilities must make arrangements with the Coordinator for HP 1104 Adaptive HP (Margaret Wooddy). 93 Major Requirements (History) In this example (History), a student must complete all five of the subgroups. Each subgroup lists the number of required courses. The total hours will vary between majors. The total for history is 33 hours. The total hours for the major are not always listed. 94 Major Requirements, continued History 4000 Level Courses This separate part of the history requirements is not an additional number of hours to be completed. Rather, this requirement is stating that at least 9 hours of the 33 total hours in History must be 4000 level courses. This section of the major requirements is not present for all majors. 95 Major Requirements, continued Major Hours/GPA/Residence Requirements This separate portion of the major requirements section is included for all majors and is primarily important for graduation purposes. Each major has a requirement for minimum hours earned in the major, minimum GPA, advanced hours earned in the major, and advanced hours earned in residence (courses taken at Baylor). Some majors require students to earn a minimum 2.0 GPA for each course taken for the major. If this is a requirement, it will be listed in this section of the audit. See next page for an example of a current student’s audit 96 Example – Major Hours/GPA/Residence Requirements The above example shows the requirements in the major for overall hours/GPA, advanced hours, and advanced hours in residence. 97 Electives Requirement All classes that do not count as a general requirement or towards a major/minor will show up under the electives requirement section. Some majors do not require any electives, but other majors may require a considerable number of electives. Determining how many electives are needed The number of electives needed is determined by calculating how many overall hours and how many advanced hours the student will likely earn after completely all of his/her general requirements and major requirements. If the student does not end up with 36 hours of advanced credit, he/she will need to make up the rest as electives. After counting the estimated advanced electives needed, if the student does not earn at least 124 hours total, then the student will need some additional any-level electives. The following is an example of how you can determine the number of electives needed (using the History major as an example). The BA degree requires approximately 78 hours of general requirements (this number is variable depending on how many foreign language courses are needed and how many hours are taken under the fine arts requirement) The History major requires an additional 27 hours (this number is not 33 hours because six hours of history that count for the major are earned for the BA general requirements) 78 hours BA general requirements 27 hours History major 105 hours Total hours 124 hours are needed to earn the BA degree (minimum). This means the student will need at least 19 hours of electives (124-105=19). 98 The next number to calculate is how many (if any) of the elective hours need to be advanced electives. By looking at the classes required in the major, you can determine that a student with a History major can earn a maximum of 21 advanced hours when completing the 33 hours for the major. This means the student will need to earn at least an additional 15 hours of advanced credit somewhere else. Some of these hours can be earned under the BA general requirments (Example: 3000 and 4000 level GTX, fine arts, and/or social science courses). However, most students will earn these hours with electives. And since the History major requires approximately 19 hours of electives, a student can easily earn 15 advanced hours within the 19 hours of total electives. It is important to remember all of these calculations are approximate and depend on various choices the student will make during his/her career at Baylor. Summary 124 hours total required - 78 hours are general requirements - 27 hours are for the history major - 15 hours are advanced electives - 4 hours are any-level electives These numbers will vary for every major and every individual student. That is why it is important to calculate these numbers for each individual student based on the information in the degree audit. See next page for an example of a current student’s audit 99 Example - Electives Requirement The above is an example of classes showing up under the electives requirement. These are all classes that are not counting for the student under his/her general requirements or major/minor requirements. Transfer students You can observe that all the classes listed above have been transferred into Baylor because all of the grades are preceded with a ‘T.’ This is always something to watch for. For this example it is important to note the classes that have transferred in as generic “1000” or “2000” classes. When a class transfers in as “1000,” “2000,” “3000,” or “4000” this indicates that the course is not counting as a specific Baylor equivalent course. However, in many cases the student should pursue course equivalency approval or a petition to gain credit for specific course requirements. The courses above are counting as credit but are not meeting any specific requirements – they are only counting as electives, which may or may not be needed. In particular, the classes above that should stick out are ART 1000, ENG 2000, and MTH 1000. All of these classes could potentially count for specific Baylor classes such as ART 1301, ENG 2301, and MTH 1304. If a student does not petition to gain credit for these classes, he/she will lose this potential credit towards a course requirement. Of course, not all course equivalency requests and petitions will be approved, but many times students should make the attempt. 100 Work Not Applicable Any courses listed in this area are not counting for credit. Failed courses will be listed in this portion of the audit. Courses without missing grades are also listed in this section. There may be other instances when courses are listed in this section, but those instances are uncommon. See next page for an example of a current student’s audit 101 Example - Work Not Applicable The above is an example of how failing (F) and “no credit” (NC) grades show up under the “work not applicable” section of the degree audit. These classes do not count towards the overall earned hours but they do count towards the GPA hours, unless the class has been retaken. In the example above the SPA 1401 class has been retaken and the grade has been replaced. The >X symbol signifies that the failing grade has been replaced with a new grade. 102 Table of Contents Section 5: Programs 103 Honors College 105 BIC Degree Planner 106 Honors Program Advisement Guidelines 107 Premed/Predent Prerequisite Guidelines 110 Pre-Law Guide 111 Pre-Law Timeline 119 ROTC 122 Study Abroad Programs at Baylor University 123 Baylor University Study Abroad Opportunities 124 103 104 Academic Programs of the Honors College BIC Honors Program University Scholars Great Texts - - - - - - - - Programs that work with your major - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Academic Majors (Bachelor of Arts degree) - - - - - - Brief The BIC (Baylor Interdisciplinary Core) program The Honors Program supplements Designed for intellectually gifted, highly The Great Texts Program (GTX) Description consists of an alternative core curriculum that traditional & nontraditional degrees & motivated students, the University Scholars is an initiative in which students of Program takes the place of Baylor’s traditional general majors with a focus on classroom Program allows these students the freedom will find a sustained curriculum studies. BIC is not a major. Students still discussion, independent research, & to create an individualized curriculum with in the greatest works of human receive credit hours for Baylor recognized AP, interdisciplinary approaches to learning. the help of an adviser. Program intellectual and creative IB, & dual credit courses completed in high The hallmark of the program is a thesis, requirements include a sequence of three achievement. Baylor offers both school, but these do not affect the BIC researched during the junior & senior years Great Texts courses, an independently read a major and a minor in Great curriculum. BIC curriculum consists of five & defended in spring of the senior year. list of texts, and a senior thesis. Students Texts of the Western Tradition, sequences which cover the humanities, social Students work on such projects in receive a B.A. degree with a major in and students in Honors & UNSC sciences, & physical sciences. collaboration with faculty mentors. University Scholars. Programs take special GTX courses. 105 Admission All regularly admitted Baylor students may All highly qualified and motivated, Baylor- No required minimum SAT; however, No specific requirements for Requirements submit an application. Test scores and admitted students are invited to apply to the current scores average above 1400 (M + V). admission into the program. applications are reviewed. A phone interview program. The average SAT for the 2007- Online application consists of application Students who declare a major in will be required. 2008 entering class was 1350 (M + V). form, 500-word essay, three letters of Great Texts are considered Some students with outstanding academic recommendation*, 1-2 page resumé Honors College participants. records are admitted between their (optional). sophomore and junior years. *(National Merit Finalists not required to submit rec. letters) Apply online at www.baylor.edu/honors_college. (Complete Honors College common application and then apply to specific programs) Contact Dr. Anne-Marie Bowery, Director Dr. Andrew Wisely, Director Dr. Alden Smith, Director Dr. Scott H. Moore, Director Information Faculty Assistant Directors: Scott_Moore@baylor.edu Program Coordinators: Assistant Directors: Dr. Melanie G. Nogalski Dr. Perry Glanzer Dr. Susan Colón Advisement: Ms. Hillary A. Train Dr. J. Wesley Null Dr. David D. Corey Ms. Michele Anderson, Mrs. Diane Haun, Office Coordinator Dr. Phillip Donnelly Office Manager Ms. Theresa Williams, Office Manager Office: 254-710-7251 Dr. Al Beck, Dr. Robert Miner Office: 254-710-3981 Admissions & Advisement Coordinator Ms. Doris Kelly, Office Manager www.baylor.edu/Great_Texts email@example.com Albert_Beck@baylor.edu Office: 254-710-3744 www.baylor.edu/bic Office: 254-710-6470 University_Scholars@baylor.edu www.baylor.edu/honors_program www.baylor.edu/univ_sch BIC Degree Planner BIC courses are taken in sequence and are only offered in their respective sequence semesters. Occasionally, BIC 4389 and BIC 3358 will be offered in the fall semester, as well as the spring. Course Fall Spring Numbers BIC 1212: Examined Life I BIC 1324:World Cultures II BIC 1314: World Cultures I BIC 1323: World of Rhetoric II (see side bar) BIC 1212 BIC 1314 BIC 1413: World of Rhetoric I BIC 1413 BIC 1324 BIC 2334 BIC 2330 BIC 2344 Summer I Summer II BIC 2340 BIC 3358 BA, BS, BFA, BSAS, BSFCS, Fall Spring BSW, BBA, BSEd, BM, BIC 2334:World Culture III BIC 2344: World Cultures IV BMEd, BSN: BIC 2330: Social World I BIC 2340: Social World II BIC 1323 BIC 2437: Natural World I (see side bar) BIC 2447: Natural World II (see side bar) BA, BFA, BSFCS, BSW, BBA, BSEd, BSCS, BSI, BM, BMEd, BSN: Summer I Summer II BIC 2437 BIC 2447 BA, BSW: BIC 4374 Fall Spring BA, BSFCS, BIC 3358: Examined Life II BSW: BIC 4389 Summer I Summer II Fall Spring BIC 4374: World Cultures V (see side bar) BIC 4389: Examined Life III (see side bar) Summer I Summer II BIC office 5/2009 106 Here are some general advisement guidelines for Honors Program students: First-Year Seminars: Pending seat availability, all incoming Honors students are encouraged to enroll in one of our Honors First-Year Seminars. These seminars can substitute for other required courses on several degrees. Two-course requirement: Generally, Honors Program students should sign up for two Honors classes each semester. (A sample Honors Four Year Plan is attached.) Because of the size of the incoming class, we may not have enough seats in Honors classes to allow each of our students to enroll in the two Honors courses, but we always offer other options for such students to meet their first-semester Honors requirements. We’ll discuss these options with them during advisement. Social Science Requirements (BA & BS Degree): Certain Honors classes (ie., HON 3100, 31010, 3200, 3201) count towards the social science requirement on the BA and BS degree. These classes are not taken until the end of the sophomore year, at the earliest, so Honors students should be advised into Social Science classes very carefully. It will be important to leave room on the degree for these forthcoming Honors classes. Generally, students pursuing a BS should usually not take any general social-science or history courses during their first year. Great Texts, GTX 2301.H & 2302.H: Honors students are required to take two GTX Honors courses as part of their Honors curriculum. GTX 2301 is usually taken during the spring term of the freshman year, and GTX 2302 during the fall term of the sophomore year. These Honors courses are offered only during these particular semesters, so, for example, if a student fails to take Honors GTX 2301 during the spring of his freshman year, she will have to wait until the spring of her sophomore year to take the class. GTX 2301 is not a prerequisite for GTX 2302, but is preferred that the student first take GTX 2301. The first GTX course meets the non-British literature requirement for the BA and BS degree. Colloquium, HON 3200 & 3201: This series of book discussions meet six times per semester, usually in small groups of 10-15, to discuss readings selected by Baylor professors and community leaders. Students choose which books to read off of a ballot of available books. The two required Colloquium courses introduce Honors Program students to a variety of issues, historic or contemporary, and to the unique perspectives of scholarly disciplines outside of their major. Students in certain majors need to take only one Colloquium class; an Honors Program Director must verify and approve this one-course modification. Independent Readings, HON 3100 & 3101: During the junior year Honors Program students undertake two sections of Independent Readings in order to explore specific topics with the guidance of a faculty mentor. These reading courses enable the student to define an area of research interest that will become the basis for the Honors thesis. Reading courses can be taken sequentially or concurrently. Students doing a lab-based thesis should take the courses sequentially, and they may begin them during the sophomore year when approved by an Honors Program advisor. A letter grade is assigned for both hours of Independent Readings. Thesis Hours, HON 4177, 4178, 4187, 4188: Honors students are awarded a total of four credit hours for finishing the thesis. Credit for these four classes is awarded retroactively once the thesis has been successfully defended before a faculty committee. Students generally sign up for one or two thesis hours during the penultimate semester and the remaining thesis hours during their final semester at Baylor. Instead of a letter grade, students are awarded “credit” or “no credit” based upon the evaluation of the faculty committee. 107 Updated: Al Beck 5/8/2009 Dropping the Honors Program: Students who drop the Honors Program will not be automatically dropped from their Honors courses, including the upper-level HON classes. Students must complete the requirements for their current Honors classes or make any change-of-schedule request separately. If the student has an incomplete in any HON 3100/3101 course, he must make arrangements with the relevant professor to have a letter grade assigned for the work; otherwise, the incomplete will automatically convert to an “F” before graduation. Students who drop the Honors Program also forfeit their eligibility for a spot in the Honors Residential College unless they are in another Honors College Program. Typical Honors Curriculum: Fall Term Spring Term GTX 2301: Intellectual FYS 1399*: First-Year Seminar Tradition of the Ancient (Honors), if possible First Year World (Honors) of Study Additional Honors unit** Additional Honors unit GTX 2302: Medieval Intellectual HON 3200: Colloquium I Second Tradition (Honors) Year of Study Additional Honors unit Additional Honors unit HON 3100 and 3101#: HON 3201: Colloquium II Independent Readings & Third Research Year of Study Additional Honors unit Additional Honors unit HON 4177 (and optionally, HON 4178: Honors Thesis II Fourth 4178): Honors Thesis I (and II) (if not completed in fall term) Year of Study HON 4187 and 4188: Additional Honors unit Honors Thesis III and IV Notes: * Incoming Honors students for whom an FYS 1399 section is unavailable or inadvisable may meet this requirement by completing some other Honors course (designated or, if necessary, by contract). ** Additional Honors Units are usually earned through the completion of an Honors class or an Honors course contract in a regular class. There are also alternative means of satisfying these Additional Honors units that may be available to an Honors student. # Some Honors juniors, especially in the natural and social sciences, will be advised to complete Honors 3100 (Independent Readings I) during the fall of the junior year and Honors 3101 (Independent Readings II) during the following spring, instead of enrolling for them concurrently in the spring, as shown above. 108 Updated: Al Beck 5/8/2009 Sample University Scholars Honors Curriculum: Fall Term Spring Term GTX 2301: Intellectual GTX 2302: Medieval First Tradition of the Ancient Intellectual Tradition Year World (UNSC) (UNSC) of Additional Honors unit: Study possibly FYS 1399 Additional Honors unit (Honors) Secon Additional Honors unit HON 3201: Colloquium d Year of Study Additional Honors unit Additional Honors unit (HON 3201: Colloquium, Third HON 3101: Independent if not completed in 2nd Year Readings & Research year) of Study Additional Honors unit Additional Honors unit HON 4178: Honors Thesis HON 4177 (and optionally, Fourt II 4178): Honors Thesis I h Year (if not completed in fall (and II) of term) Study Additional Honors HON 4187 and 4188: unit Honors Thesis III and IV Sample BIC Honors Curriculum Fall Term Spring Term BIC 1314 BIC 1324 First (with group contract for (with group contract for Year Honors credit) Honors credit) of Study Additional Honors unit BIC 2334 (with group contract for HON 3200: Colloquium I Honors credit) Secon BIC 2330 BIC 2344 d Year (with group contract for (with group contract for of Honors credit) Honors credit) Study BIC 2340 (with group contract for Honors credit) HON 3100 and 3101#: HON 3201: Colloquium II Independent Readings & Third Year Research of Study Additional Honors unit Additional Honors unit HON 4177 (and optionally, HON 4178: Honors Thesis II Fourth 4178): Honors Thesis I (and II) (if not completed in fall term) Year of Study HON 4187 and 4188: Additional Honors unit Honors Thesis III and IV 109 Updated: Al Beck 5/8/2009 Basic Premed/Predent Prerequisite Guidelines* Biology (BIO) Chemistry (CHE) Physics (PHY) Math (MTH)** English (ENG) 1305 &1105 (lab) 1301 &1302 1408 & 1409 1304 and/or 1321 1302 1306 & 1106 (lab) 1316 (lab) Or: 1420 & 1430 1304 Or: 3300 3331 & 3332 3238 (lab) Choice of 2 additional BIO courses for Science majors (see prehealth office for suggested courses to fulfill this requirement) *NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to meet with an advisor in the prehealth office to determine specific courses for professional school admissions and to verify that the sequencing of coursework is appropriate for individual programs. This handout only serves as a general 110 guide on which to build the foundation for academic requirements. Professional schools may accept alternate courses and/or change prerequisites at any time. **Although dental schools do not have a math requirement, math is a prerequisite for some required coursework. The prerequisite requirements for PreVet, PreOpt, PrePT, PreOT, PrePharm, PrePA, and PreDental Hygiene programs will vary. Students in these areas are urged to visit the prehealth office for course lists. Baylor Prehealth Office: BSB, B.111 Email for Appointment: Linda_B_Haynes@baylor.edu (Students with 45 HRS .or fewer completed; Premed, Predent, PreVet, PreOpt, PrePT, PreOT, PrePharm, PrePA) Nancy_Johnson@baylor.edu (Students with more than 45 HRS. completed; Predental Hygiene students, or to inquire about professional school applications) Baylor University Pre-Law Guide Pre-Law at Baylor is not a major. Rather, it is a pre-professional track available to all undergraduate students. The American Bar Association (ABA) Preparing for Law School Web site does not recommend any particular group of majors for students interested in becoming lawyers. Rather, experts recommend maximizing your education by taking the most rigorous and demanding classes possible. For detailed recommendations on each stage of pre-law preparation, read the Pre-Law Timeline provided with this document. If you wish to add or delete the pre-law designation on your student record, please see an advisor in Academic Advisement (freshmen), CASA (sophomores-seniors in Arts & Sciences), or the primary advisors in other schools and colleges. Course Recommendations Many of the courses below might serve as upper-level electives or general education requirements. It is essential to consult with your academic advisor before registering for courses or choosing a major. She or he can advise you best on which courses best fit your degree plan, goals, and interests. Many of these courses could fall under several different categories. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and these classes may not be offered each semester. Also, many courses have prerequisite requirements that must be satisfied in order to register for them. Courses which help with LSAT preparation: • MTH 1321 Calculus I. • PHI 1306 Intro to Logic. • PHI 1307 Critical Thinking. Courses related to specialties of law practice: There are many areas of practice within the legal profession. For many practice areas, there are specific undergraduate courses that can help prepare students for the future practice of law. Some of these are listed below. Practice Area and Description: Useful Courses: Administrative Law: focuses on the ECO 4317 Economics of Regulation practices of federal, state or local ECO 4320 Economics of Government administrative agencies, and judicial PSC 4321 Administrative Law review of agency actions. Some areas of specialization are energy, immigration, social security, professional licensing, and local land use planning. Updated by Charles North 5/2009 111 Practice Area and Description: Useful Courses: Antitrust Law: focuses on the laws ECO 3306 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis governing the promotion and protection ECO 4316 Industrial Organization of competition in national and ECO 4317 Economics of Regulation international markets. ECO 4319 Game Theory ECO 4347 Econometrics Business/Corporate Law: Business ACC 2303. Financial Accounting lawyers provide general legal and ACC 2304. Managerial Accounting business advice to businesses across a BL 4303. Employment Law variety of areas of law, including ECO 4316. Industrial Organization contracts, labor and employment, FIN 3310. Introduction to Financial Management corporations law, securities regulation, FIN 4360. Corporate Finance and more. FIN 4365. Investment Analysis FIN 4366. Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives RMI 3305. Fundamentals of Risk Management and Insurance Constitutional Law: focuses on matters PSC 2302. American Constitutional Development arising under constitutional rights, PSC 4361. American Constitutional Law including criminal rights, free speech, PSC 4381. American Constitutional Law freedom of religion, and due process. PSC/AMS/REL 3339. Law and Religion in the United States Criminal Law: focuses on enforcement PSC 3302. Criminal Justice and Community Law of the criminal laws and administration SOC 4352. Criminology of the criminal justice system. Criminal SOC 3360. Juvenile Delinquency prosecutors and defenders handle SOC 3361. Extreme Deviance offenses against the state, rather than CCS 3372. Law, Justice and Community claims belonging to individuals. Environmental Law: focuses on ENV 3300. The Environment and Political Processes matters related to the environment, ENV 3306. Conserving Biodiversity natural resources, and energy. ENV 3333. Watershed Assessment ENV 4335. Applied Environmental Analysis ENV 4307. Environmental Law ENV/ECO 4323. The Environment and Economic Analysis Estate Planning: assists in long-term ACC 4377. Personal and Business Tax Planning financial planning, with a focus on FIN 3310. Introduction to Financial Management transmission of assets at death, provision FIN 4365. Investment Analysis of care for minor children after death of FSP 3301. Personal Finance parents, and creation of living trusts. FSP 3367. Introduction to Personal Financial Planning Family Law: handles matters related to SOC 3330. Women in American Society the family, such as in areas such as SOC 3355/ECO 4355. Introduction to the Economics of adoption, divorce, custody, military law, Poverty and Discrimination alternative families, and elder law. SOC 3311. Race, Class, and Gender International Law: provides advice to BL 4398. International Law clients on matters relating to ECO/INB 3331. International Economics international treaties, acquisitions, and ECO 4338. Economic Systems of the World trade activities. PSC 4305. International Law Patent Law: assists developers of new A general background in engineering is exceptionally valuable technology in protecting intellectual in the practice of patent law. property rights in their inventions. Updated by Charles North 5/2009 112 Practice Area and Description: Useful Courses: Real Estate Law: provides advice in ACC 2303. Financial Accounting connection with real estate transactions ACC 2304. Managerial Accounting ranging from residential to high-end FIN 3310. Introduction to Financial Management commercial, including eminent domain FIN 4360. Corporate Finance laws. Any RE (Real Estate) courses Tax Law: provides advice on tax A major in accounting with an emphasis on tax accounting consequences of a wide variety of would be very valuable, though not necessary. activities. Courses which help prepare for law school and the practice of law: The American Bar Association recognizes a number of key values and skills as important for lawyers. As you explore whether law may be a good fit for you, you may want to consider taking some of the courses below that directly relate to these skill sets and values. Analytic / Problem Solving Skills. Students should seek courses and other experiences that will engage them in critical thinking about important issues, that will engender in them tolerance for uncertainty, and that will give them experiences in structuring and evaluating arguments for and against propositions that are susceptible to reasoned debate. Students also should seek courses and other experiences that require them to apply previously developed principles or theories to new situations, and that demand that they develop solutions to new problems. • Courses in Philosophy, such as ⋅ PHI 1321. Intro to Philosophy. ⋅ PHI 2310. Law, Science, and Society ⋅ PHI 2370. Business Ethics ⋅ PHI 3301. Moral Philosophy. ⋅ PHI 4318. Philosophy of Law ⋅ PHI 4360. Contemporary Ethical Theory ⋅ PHI 4361. Social Philosophy • Courses in Mathematics, beginning with MTH 1321 (Calculus I) • Courses in Physics, beginning with PHY 1408(General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I) or PHY1420 (General Physics I) • Courses in Statistics and Probability, beginning with STA 1380, 2381, or 3381. Critical Reading. Preparation for legal education should include substantial experience at close reading and critical analysis of complex textual materials, for much of what law students and attorneys do involves careful reading. Law school should not be the first time that a student has been rigorously engaged in the enterprise of carefully reading and understanding, and critically analyzing, complex written material of substantial length. • Any 2000-level course in ENG or GTX • GKC 1301-2320. Can be used to fulfill the language requirement in many cases • LAT 1301-2320. Can be used to fulfill the language requirement in many cases • Any 3000- or 4000-level course in the Humanities or Social Sciences Updated by Charles North 5/2009 113 Writing and Research Skills. Students should acquire and refine fundamental writing skills before entering law school. Those preparing for legal education should seek as many experiences as possible that will require rigorous and analytical writing, including preparing original pieces of substantial length and revising written work in response to constructive criticism. Those wishing to prepare for legal education should select courses and seek experiences that will require them to plan a research strategy, to undertake substantial library research, and to analyze, organize and present a reasonably large amount of material. • ENG 3303. Advanced Expository Writing • ENG 4309. Advanced Argumentative and Persuasive Writing • Any other 3000- or 4000-level course in the Humanities or Social Sciences requiring a substantial research paper. • Preparation of a thesis as part of the Honors, University Scholars, or Baylor Business Fellows programs (see information below) Oral Communication/ Listening Abilities. The abilities to speak clearly and persuasively and to listen effectively are essential to success in law school and the practice of law. Before coming to law school, individuals should seek to develop their basic speaking and listening skills, such as by engaging in debate, making formal presentations in class, or speaking before groups in school, the community, or the workplace. • CSS 1304. Argumentation and Debate. • CSS 3305. Advanced Public Speaking • CSS 3307. Legal Communication • CSS 3312. Non-Verbal Communication • CSS 3316. Persuasion and Communication • HIS 2389. Introduction to Model Organization of American States • HIS 4389. Advanced Model Organization of American States Public Service and Promotion of Justice. Members of the legal profession should be dedicated both to the objectives of serving others honestly, competently, and responsibly, and to the goals of improving fairness and the quality of justice in the legal system. • CCS 1102. Community Law Enforcement. Students in the College of Art & Sciences can petition this to count for an HP • CCS 3300. Citizenship/Community Service Learning. Includes an internship in the legal community and provides students with solid law school preparation, including writing the statement of purpose Updated by Charles North 5/2009 114 Courses that may enhance knowledge useful for the practice of law: Students entering the law profession should aim to obtain a broad understanding of history, particularly American history, and the various factors (social, political, economic, and cultural) that have influenced the development of the pluralistic society that presently exists in the United States. As law has become more woven into the fabric of our society, and as that society is increasingly influenced by disparate national and global forces, a broad knowledge base is essential for success in law school and for competence in the legal profession. Some additional courses that can help develop such knowledge are: • ECO 4318. Law and Economics • HIS 2365. The United States to 1877 • HIS 2366. The United States since 1877 • HIS 3371: History of Black Americans • HIS 4357: Inter-American Relations • HIS 4363: American Revolution and Constitution • HIS 4365: The Early Republic, 1789-1860 • HIS 4368: Civil War and Reconstruction • HIS 4371: The United States, 1877-1920 • HIS 4374: United States since 1920 • HIS 4375: The American Civil Rights Movement • HIS 4377: History of American Women, 1600-1865 • HIS 4378: History of American Women since 1865 • PSC 1305. American National Government • PSC 1306. American State and Local Government • SOC 3322. Urban Sociology • SOC 4322. Social Stratification Updated by Charles North 5/2009 115 Special Academic Programs and Unique Opportunities Baylor Business Fellows Program: The Baylor Business Fellows major is a program within the Hankamer School of Business targeted at students who demonstrate high intellectual standing and wish to maximize their time as a student to learn what will best benefit them in the future. Baylor Business Fellows is a special degree program offered to the best Baylor students, giving them the flexibility to reach all their educational goals by allowing them to choose the pieces that compose their degree. Admission to Baylor Business Fellows is competitive and is separate from and subsequent to admission to Baylor University. The Honors Program in the Honors College allows students to maximize their education along the lines recommended by the ABA. Because of the emphasis on critical thinking, research, and writing, the Honors Program may be a good option for students wishing to pursue a career in law. In particular, the thesis component helps students have the experience of rigorous and analytical writing, including preparing original pieces of substantial length and revising written work in response to constructive criticism. Good lawyers have the ability to make persuasive arguments within complex circumstances, and the thesis is an opportunity to bring together a great deal of information. The Honors Program also emphasizes the broad range of disciplines, fields, and practices. Law, like other professions, is an interdisciplinary practice, for which the best preparation is an interdisciplinary curriculum that helps future lawyers see the connections between the various subject areas. Pre-Law Economics Track: The economics major provides a sequence of courses of particular interest for students interested in pre-law, including ECO 4316 (Industrial Organization), ECO 4317 (Economics of Regulation), ECO 4318 (Law and Economics), ECO 4319 (Game Theory), ECO 4320 (The Economics of Government), and ECO 4322 (Forensic Economics). Pre-Law Philosophy Track: The philosophy department has a track for Philosophy majors interested in pre-law. Please contact either advisor in Philosophy if you are interested. The University Scholars Program gives the student excellent pre-law preparation because all students must read widely on their own outside of the course requirements with a view to preparation for an exit interview in the junior year of study. Moreover, because the program gives each student an extremely flexible schedule, students can take courses from each of the areas outlined in this booklet developing a unique, individualized course of study as excellent preparation for law school. Updated by Charles North 5/2009 116 Academic Contacts/Advisors with Pre-Law Expertise These faculty and staff members are available for discussions about majors and your interest in pursuing law as a potential career. Business School: Rosanne_Fuller@baylor.edu (HSB 106) Classics: Timothy_Heckenlively@baylor.edu (MH 203.7). Communication Studies: William_English@baylor.edu (CC 156), Scott_Varda@baylor.edu (CC 147), Matt_Gerber@baylor.edu or David_Schlueter@baylor.edu (CC 155) College of Arts & Sciences: Sinda_Vanderpool@baylor.edu (PN 109) Economics: Charles_North@baylor.edu (HSB 366) Environmental Science: Julie_King1@baylor.edu (Goebel 109) History: Joan_Supplee@baylor.edu (TB 310) Honors Program: Albert_Beck@baylor.edu (MH 203.3) Philosophy: Francis_Beckwith@baylor.edu (MH 220) or Michael_Beaty@baylor.edu (MH 217) Political Science: Thomas_Myers@baylor.edu (B 301AB) Service Learning: Thomas_Myers@baylor.edu (B 301AB) Sociology: Randy_Jacobs@baylor.edu (B 319B) University Scholars Contact: Alden_Smith@baylor.edu (MH 203.7) All Majors: Sinda_Vanderpool@baylor.edu (PN 109); Joyce_Miller@baylor.edu (SR 114); Charles_North@baylor.edu (HSB 366) Updated by Charles North 5/2009 117 Other Resources Phi Alpha Delta (Baylor’s pre-law society) — This organization 1) hosts speakers from various fields of law who share their insights, 2) provides networking opportunities with professionals, students and professors, and 3) provides a variety of pre-law related resources including volunteer opportunities, job and internship listings, magazine articles, and Law School Admission Test information. For more information, contact Matt_Howard@baylor.edu. Law School Admission Council Online — Information on the LSAT and law school admissions, including online registration and links to home pages of law schools http://www.lsac.org/ Boston College Law School Locator — Lists the median LSAT scores and GPAs of the entering first year class. Helps students identify chances of admission. http://www.bc.edu/offices/careers/gradschool/law/lawlocator/ CLEO (Council on Legal Education Opportunity). http://www.cleoscholars.com/all_about_cleo/ Overview of Pre-Law Student Services – Compiled by students at the University of Texas, it includes links to undergraduate-friendly websites with information on the LSAT, application process, school rankings, and more. http://www.ilrg.com/pre-law.html For general information on pre-law at Baylor or to make comments or suggestions, please contact Sinda_Vanderpool@baylor.edu or Tiffany_Hogue@baylor.edu. Revised May 2009. Updated by Charles North 5/2009 118 Baylor University Pre-Law Timeline Summer before your Freshman Year • Read Baylor University’s Pre-Law Guide • Attend the Pre-Law session at Summer Orientation • Register for rigorous, but appropriate courses • If appropriate, consider participating in one of the Honors College programs. • Talk to your advisor about declaring Pre-Law on your degree plan and about courses that will help you prepare for the LSAT and for law school. We strongly advise taking PHI 1306: Introduction to Logic before the end of your junior year. Remember: Pre-Law is not a major, but rather a pre-professional track. Freshman Year • Focus on your grades. It is difficult to get into law school if you perform poorly during any academic year. • Law schools do not require a particular major, so select a major in which you are deeply interested. • Consider joining Phi Alpha Delta, Baylor’s pre-law fraternity (open to all majors). Sophomore Year • Continue to focus on your grades. Pay particular attention to all courses in your major. • Explore the legal field – conduct informational interviews, volunteer or intern in different legal settings. • Register for several challenging, seminar-style classes for your junior year. Also register for PHI 1306 if you haven’t yet taken it (you want to take it before you start studying for the LSAT). • Talk with you advisor about additional course selections to round out your academic profile. Fall of Junior Year • Continue to focus on your grades. Since most students apply for law school in the fall of their senior year, your law school applications will, most likely, only include grades through the end of your junior year. • Begin exploring the Law School Admissions Council website (www.lsac.org). Spring of Junior Year • • Begin thinking of possible recommenders and speak with them regarding your plans for law school. • • Establish your criteria for what you want in a law school and begin researching schools (The Official Guide to ABA-Approved Law Schools is a terrific resource available at http://officialguide.lsac.org/ ). • Register early for the June LSAT to ensure a seat in your preferred location. • We strongly advise taking an LSAT prep course. 6/5/2009 119 May • Increase intensity of LSAT preparation as soon as you are finished with your final exams. During the month before the LSAT, you should be studying 3-4 hours per day. June • Take the LSAT. • Continue researching schools. July • Receive and evaluate your LSAT score. If you’re not satisfied with it, explore whether you should retake the exam in October. • Plug your undergraduate GPA and LSAT score into the LSAC search tool (http://officialguide.lsac.org/UGPASearch/Search3.aspx?SidString=) to help you determine where to apply. • Begin working on your personal statement. August • If taking the October LSAT, begin (or continue) studying for the exam and register early to ensure a seat. • Continue revising your personal statement and resume and submit for critique as needed. Try to have these completed by summer’s end. • Refine your list of schools and try to finalize it by summer’s end. • Register for the LSDAS. Be sure to order enough score reports for as many schools as you are applying to (minus the one report you receive free with registration). • Order the LSACD or LSACD on the Web software to do applications or request paper applications from schools individually. • Finalize your list of recommenders and compile information packets for them. September of Senior Year • Meet with those you have chosen as recommenders to ask for letters of recommendation. Be sure to have all paperwork prepared to give to them. • Request transcripts from all undergraduate colleges to be sent to LSDAS. • Begin working on application forms. • Read applications carefully to determine whether you will have to write additional essays. If so, begin work on these immediately and have them critiqued as needed. • Consider attending the Texas Law School Forum that takes place either later this month or in October (see www.lsac.org for details). October • Take the LSAT, for those taking the October exam. 6/5/2009 120 • Continue work on applications, including additional essays. • Send a handwritten “Thank You” note to your recommenders. This will serve as a reminder to those who have not already written your letter and an appropriate gesture to those who have. Follow up with recommenders as needed to ensure timely receipt of letters. November • For those who took the October LSAT, receive and evaluate LSAT scores. Adjust your list of schools if necessary. • Finalize all application forms, resumes, and essays for admission. • Follow up with recommenders to ensure that letters have been mailed. • Submit applications either by mail or online. If submitting online, be sure to mail any supplementary forms to the law school that could not be transmitted online. If using the mail, make a copy of your entire application package and send the package certified mail, return receipt requested so that you have proof of delivery and signature confirmation. Or, you may use a private carrier such as FedEx or UPS. December • December 1- Preferred application deadline • Begin investigating financial aid requirements at the schools to which you are applying. Find out about any paperwork that you will need to submit. • Early action and Early decision applicants start receiving admission notifications. January/February • Check to ensure that your application was received and that your file is complete. • Follow up with the appropriate persons regarding any parts of your application that have not been received. • Have your parents do their taxes as soon as possible so that you can complete the FAFSA and all other financial aid paperwork. March • Begin receiving admission and financial aid award notifications from schools and weighing admission offers. April/May • Decide on which school to attend and submit your position deposit. 6/5/2009 121 ROTC Baylor University now has affiliation with both the US Air Force and the US Army for the The Reserve Officer Training Corps. Students who enter the program go on to serve in the military following college. Many students in the ROTC program receive financial support for their involvement. Advising Air Force ROTC Students Air Force ROTC students must enroll in A S 1101, Foundations of Air Force I, AND A S 1111, Leadership Laboratory. Each course represents 1 hour of credit and each meets on Wednesday. Leadership Laboratory is Wednesday from 4-5:50. Students who enroll in ROTC get 1 hour of HP credit toward their degree. For more information, contact Colonel Dan Leonard or Betty Mullins at x3513. Advising Army ROTC Students Army ROTC students must enroll in MILS 1101, Introduction to Leadership I, AND MILS 1111, Leadership Lab I. Each course represents 1 hours of credit and each meets once a week. MILS 1101 meets on Tuesday and MILS 1111 meets on Thursday from 3:30-5:20. Students who enroll in ROTC get 1 hour of HP credit toward their degree. For more information, contact Command Sergeant Major Fidel Gomez at Fidel_Gomez@baylor.edu. or Lieutenant Colonel John Agor at John_Agor@baylor.edu. Students who want to pursue scholarships offered by the Baylor ROTC program should contact the departments. The ROTC web pages are also a good source of reference. Updated by Judy McClain 5/2009 122 Study Abroad Programs at Baylor University There are two kinds of study abroad programs at Baylor: Baylor Abroad (also called group study abroad)—programs that take Baylor professors along to teach classes and provide guidance for students. Exchange/Affiliate programs—these programs send students to universities with whom we have standing agreements. No Baylor professors travel along. However, each of the programs does have a Baylor professor who is our on-campus contact person. These professors can help students answer critical questions prior to travel and are great resources even while the students are away. Baylor Abroad is available for summer or a full semester. Classes are taught in English, unless they are foreign language classes. They normally have a program cost that covers lodging, some meals and tickets/passes, and some travel (air fare is often listed separately); tuition is the same for classes taught here on campus. Baylor Abroad programs (especially those in the summer) will provide students with a reading list well in advance of travel so that students may begin preparing long reading assignments, which will allow more time to sight-see and learn about other cultures while abroad. Exchange/Affiliate programs are available for summer, semester, and even an entire year. Classes are usually taught in English, but if not, the language of instruction is listed on the web page for that program. The web pages for these programs normally list Baylor tuition and then housing costs to be paid to the host university. Air fare and all other types of expenses will be separate. Students are required to buy Travel-Abroad Health Insurance for all of these trips, and they are always encouraged to leave copies of important documents with their parents in case of an emergency. For more information, see the Study Abroad website. Information provided by Natalie Terry, 2009 123 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES Argentina: Univ. de Cordoba (Cordoba) Semester (E) Spanish (taught in Spanish) Univ. de Cuyo (Mendoza) Summer I (G) Spanish & HHP Sum & Semester (E) (taught in Spanish) Australia: Brisbane Fall only (G) 5-wk education internship Swinburne Univ. (Swinburne) Semester (E) All majors Tasmania (U. of Tasmania) Semester (A) All majors Austria: Baylor in Austria Summer II (G) All majors Belize: Baylor in Belize Summer I (G) Environmental & Int’l Studies Brazil: Baylor in Brazil Summer I (G) All majors Minas Gerais (UFMG) Summer II (E) Portuguese Semester (E) All majors (taught in Portuguese) Canada: Montreal (HEC) Semester (E) Business China: Baylor in China Summer I (G) Chinese Technology & Entre. Summer II (G) Entre, Comp Sci, Engin. in Shanghai Tsinghua Univ. (Beijing) Semester (E) Asian studies and Chinese Hong Kong (HK Baptist Univ.) Summer I (E) Advanced business courses Semester (E) All majors Costa Rica: Baylor in Costa Rica (San Jose) Summer I (G) All majors, Education Dominican Republic: Baylor in Dominican Republic Summer I (G) Business courses/Spanish 3311 Egypt: American Univ. in Cairo Semester (A) All majors Guatemala: Anthropology Field School Summer II (G) Anthropology in Guatemala England: Baylor in England Summer II (G) Communication Studies Baylor in Great Britain Summer II (G) All majors Baylor in Oxford Summer II (G) All majors Edge Hill Univ. (Omskirk) Semester (G) Education Kingston-upon-Thames 4 weeks only (G) Student teaching London/FIE (London) Fall Semester (G) All majors Middlesex Univ. (London) Semester (E) All majors Queen Mary (London) Semester (A) All majors Great Britain Summer II (G) Women’s Health France: Paris & Burgundy Summer I (G) French ISC (Paris) Sum & Semester (E) French/Business Universite de Caen (Normandy) Semester (E) French/Business Paris (CUPA) Semester (E) All majors (taught in French) Paris Graduate School of MGT Summer (E) Business Semester (E) Business 124 Germany: Baylor in Germany (Dresden) Summer II (G) German Albert Ludwigs Univ.(Freiburg) Semester (E) All majors (taught in German) Cologne Business School Summer II (E) German/Business Semester (E) German/Business Italy: Baylor in Italy Summer II (G) All majors Florence Univ. of the Arts Sum & Semester (A) All majors John Cabot Univ. (Rome) Sum & Semester (A) All majors MCAS (Sicily) Sum & Semester (A) All majors Japan: Hosei Univ. (Tokyo) Semester (E) All majors Seinan Gakuin (Fukuoka) Semester (E) All majors Korea: Yonsei Univ. (Seoul) Semester (E) All majors Mexico: Baylor in Mexico Summer I (G) Spanish Monterrey TEC Univ. Sum I & Semester (A) All majors Netherlands: Baylor in Maastricht Summer (G) All majors Semester (G) All majors Russia: Voronezh State Univ. Summer (E) Slavic & East European studies Semester (E) Slavic & East European studies Scotland: Univ. of Edinburgh Semester (A) All majors Univ. of Dundee Semester (A) All majors Baylor in St. Andrews Spring Semester (G) Phil & Rel, All majors South Africa: Rhodes Univ. (Grahamstown) Semester (E) All majors Spain: Baylor in Madrid Summer I (G) Spanish Baylor in Spain (Denia) Summer II (G) Spanish Saint Louis Univ. (Madrid) Sum & Semester (A) All majors Univ. de Cantabria (Cantabria) Semester (E) Spanish (taught in Spanish) Sweden: JIBS (Jonkoping) Semester (E) Business Thailand: Baylor in Thailand Interim (January) All majors Turkey: Bogazici Univ. (Istanbul) Semester (E) All majors Various European Countries: MAUI-Utrecht Network Semester (E) All majors European Business Seminar Summer I (G) Business/marketing European Entrepreneurship Summer I (G) Business/marketing Int’l Studies in FCS Summer I (G) Family Consumer Science G-Group study abroad program (travel with other Baylor students & Baylor professor(s)) E-Exchange program (travel individually/courses taught at exchange university/reciprocal balance exists) A-Affiliate program (travel individually/courses taught at affiliate university) **If you are interested in a Group Study Abroad Program, contact the Faculty Program Director. For more information: Baylor Study Abroad, Poage Library 204, (254) 710-4824, www.baylor.edu/study_abroad or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org 125 Updated Spr 09 Katie Erickson 126 Table of Contents Section 6: Campus Resources 127 Paul L. Foster Success Center 129 Academic Support Programs 130 Tutor Scheduling – How It Works 131 Departmental Tutoring 132 Academic Referral System 134 Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) 135 Career Counseling Process 136 Student Guide to Baylor Career Services 137 Spiritual Life 138 Health Services 139 Health Services Contact Information 140 127 128 129 • Academic Mentoring – Confer once weekly for about 15-20 minutes with a trained graduate student who can alert you to effective ways of managing time, preparing for tests, developing proven learning strategies, and staying focused. Contact Trish Baum, Resources Coordinator, 254-710-8771. • Workshops and Seminars – Register for an EDP 1101 Workshop and earn one elective hour of credit by completing a focused “mini-course” on an academic topic such as preparing for tests, developing proven academic strategies, getting organized, managing heavy reading assignments, identifying a major and potential career, succeeding in a math course, and preparing for final exams. • Individual Academic Counseling – Develop an individualized plan for implementing effective academic strategies resulting in better grades! Contact Trish Baum, Resources Coordinator, 254-710-8771. • EDC 1200 – Take a two credit hour course that introduces highly effective strategies for college academics (reading, note taking, test preparation, time management, Baylor information, etc.) and have multiple opportunities to implement these strategies with your regular courses throughout the semester. • Supplemental Instruction – If you are in a class where SI is offered, take advantage of it! A trained student who has already been successful in the course leads regularly scheduled, weekly study sessions that integrate what to learn with how to learn it. Available to all in the class. (5/2008) 130 Tutor Scheduling: How It Works All appointments are filled on a first come, first served basis. Schedule tutoring appointments online using BearWeb: The online scheduling tool will allow you to schedule and view a maximum of three weeks of appointments. At the beginning of each new week, you can schedule a tutoring session for an additional week. You will be able to view your appointment times, receive e-mail reminders about your next scheduled appointment, and schedule additional appointments with tutors as needed on BearWeb. Online Tutoring Scheduler instructions: • Log in to BearWeb • Click on Student & Financial Aid • Click on Student Records • Finally, click on the link for Paul Foster Success Center Tutoring Suspended Use of the Online Tutoring Scheduler Unfortunately, some students will fail to keep or neglect to cancel scheduled appointments. After the second missed appointment, a student may lose access to the online scheduling service. A student whose access to the online tutoring scheduler has been suspended will be required to explain the missed appointments to the Tutoring Coordinator and request consideration for having online services restored. Walk-in Appointments: To schedule a same-day, walk-in appointment, come to the Tutoring Center beginning at 1:00 PM. Different courses are tutored each day; if a tutor is available, we will schedule your session with a tutor for later that same day. If a tutor is unavailable, we will suggest a day to return with your request or you can click here for a list of subjects that are available each day for tutoring. For current information: http://www.baylor.edu/support_programs/index.php?id=33852 Baylor > Office of Academic Support Programs > Tutoring > Success Center Tutoring > How It Works 131 Departmental Tutoring Accounting & Business Law A list of tutors is available in the department office. 710-3536 Biology Tutoring information is posted in the Biology department office. Tutoring is also available through the Beta Beta Beta Honors Society. 710-2911 Chemistry and Biochemistry A list of graduate student tutors is available in the department office. These tutors charge a fee. 710-3311 Classics A student worker tutor is available. 710-1399 or your professor Computer Science Tutoring is available Mondays in Room 112 from 7-9 p.m. 710-3876 or your professor English The Writing Center 710-4849 Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate A list of tutors is available in the department office for students in introductory classes. Tutoring for other classes is usually arranged through professors. 710-2263 Geology Graduate teaching assistants are available for informal tutoring. 710-2361 or your professor Grammar Lab Hankamer Rm. 401, Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please contact Dr. Randy Waller if you have questions about the availability of the lab or the student worker schedule. History Graduate teaching assistants are available for informal tutoring; a few classes are assigned graduate students as tutors. 710-2667 or your professor Baylor > Office of Academic Support Programs > Tutoring > Departmental Tutoring 132 Mathematics A Math Lab staffed by graduate students is available from 3:00 - 5:00 pm every afternoon and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday. The department maintains a list of free tutors. 710-3561 or your professor http://www.baylor.edu/math/index.php?id=54034 Modern Foreign Languages Student workers are employed as tutors. 710-3711 or your professor Music Students should go first to their professor for tutoring options. Graduate students in the META Lab on the 3rd floor of Moody Library provide basic help. A list of tutors for Music Theory and Musicianship may be found in Waco Hall East. These tutors charge a fee. Philosophy Graduate student tutors are available. Some classes have assigned tutors. Physics Graduate students offer tutoring, primarily for Physics 1 and 2. Schedules are posted in the Physics department. 710-2511 Religion Graduate student tutors are available. Most classes have assigned TAs. 710-3735 or your class TA Other departments offering tutoring options may contact the Success Center at 710-8212 to be added to this list. For additional information: http://www.baylor.edu/support_programs/index.php?id=40918 Baylor > Office of Academic Support Programs > Tutoring > Departmental Tutoring 133 Academic Referral System Use of this online tool is restricted to Baylor faculty and staff. If you are not a faculty/staff member at Baylor University and you have an academic concern about a student, please call Ronald English (254) 710-8986. Welcome to the online Academic Referral System. Thank you for your investment in the students' success here at Baylor University in this rigorous academic environment. MAKE A REFERRAL DEFICIENCIES When to Refer (EARLY) Academic intervention early in the semester allows time and opportunity for students to reverse patterns of inadequate academic performance. The program enhances student success by providing academic services/resources to students about whom faculty have academic concerns. Academic success will compliment the classroom environment and increase retention of students. Who to Refer & Submit Deficiencies Faculty members are encouraged to refer students early in the semester who exhibit academic, social, or emotional difficulties. Students should be referred for any of the following reasons: • Excessive absences within the first four weeks of the semester (two or three absences) • Stop attending class • Fail (or miss) an exam • Fail to turn in assignments • No response to professor's expressed concerns • Display signs of needing counseling or advice • Ask where to receive academic assistance In order to maximize the usefulness of services offered, referrals should be made as early as possible in the semester to give the students the longest amount of time to take corrective action. How to Refer If you have identified a student that needs to be referred due to academic concerns, making a referral is easy. The following two links are very helpful tools for anyone who desires to make a referral (screenshots included): • Using the Academic Referral System • Screenshots for Deficiency Reporting • Accessing Academic Referral System Please keep in mind that referrals are processed within 48 hours of being submitted including notification to the person submitting the referral. If you have any problems or concerns, please contact Ronald English. http://www.baylor.edu/support_programs/index.php?id=58168 Baylor > Office of Academic Support Programs > Academic Referral System 134 Office of Access and Learning Accommodations (OALA) 710-3605 WHO DOES OALA SERVE? ACADEMICS OALA provides support and The University offers educational assistance to students with documented opportunities to all students, and the disabilities: primary concern of OALA is student • Physical disabilities (including success. hearing and visual impairments) Academic support includes: • Psychological disabilities • Transition consultation • Attention deficit disorders • Study skills and time • Learning disabilities management mentoring • Scheduling assistance POLICY STATEMENT • Faculty workshops Baylor University complies with all • Reasonable classroom applicable federal and state accommodations nondiscrimination law and does not • Computer lab engage in unlawful discrimination on the • Adaptive technology basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability in COUNSELING employment or the provision of services. Counseling services are available to all Students through the Counseling ADMISSIONS Services Department, located in the Specific standards may be obtained McLane Student Life Center. Call (254) through Admissions Services, which is 710-2467. Counseling for specific located in Suite 580 of Robinson Tower, academic needs due to disabilities is and can be reached by calling (254) 710- provided in OALA. 3435. Students with disabilities are admitted under the same standards as all other students. WEB SITE INFORMATION The OALA Web site, located at ORIENTATION www.baylor.edu/oala contains important Appointments can be made with an information such as: OALA representation during new • Policies and procedures student orientations. Call OALA at (254) • Documentation requirements 710-3605 to schedule an appointment. • Answers to frequently asked questions UNIVERSITY HOUSING • Links to other campus services Requests for accessible residence hall • E-mail contacts for OALA staff rooms are handled by OALA, and recommendations are sent to Campus Living and Learning. OALA is located in the east wing of the first floor, Sid Richardson Building Dae Vasek 5/14/2009 135 Career PROCESS Counseling Session 1 •Meet with a career counselor to discuss your personality, interests, strengths, values, and calling. •For next session: Complete career counseling assessments prior to next appointment. Session 2 •Discuss results of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory. •Discuss careers and/or majors of interest. •Make a list of possible occupations/majors to explore. •For next session: Explore careers and/or majors of interest while narrowing each list. Session 3 •Discuss narrowed list and how each option fits with your personality, interests, strengths, values, and calling. •Form a Plan of Action regarding next steps in your career decision-making process. •Make a follow-up appointment with your career counselor, if necessary. Sid Richardson Building, Room 132 To request an appointment, call 136 (254) 710-8434 or visit www.baylor.edu/careercounseling Student Guide to BAYLOR CAREER SERVICES Mission: Inspire Confidence through Competence! Core Purpose: • Empower students by providing access to a variety of professional development opportunities (career fairs, interviews, workshops, etc.) that will enable them to develop the skills necessary to confidently pursue their careers of choice. • Introduce a systematic and structured approach to the job search process thereby reducing and in many cases eliminating the confusion and frustration often associated with the process. • Partner with employers, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and other entities to maximize opportunities for students. • Commit to address student career-related needs with the utmost respect in a timely, courteous, and service-oriented manner. • Offer our professional expertise and guidance in helping connect students with their vocational calling through the tools God has given us. Career Resources Employment • Career action plan • Online resume • Strategic job search process • Resume referral service • Employer recruiting literature • Resume/cover letter critiquing service • Job bulletins • On-campus interview program • Business journals • Employer information sessions • Salary survey statistics • Domestic and international internships Online Workshops • Hire A Bear career management system • Resume Writing • Job search agents • Prepare for the Job Fair • Internship and full-time job listings • Job Search Strategies • Vault career library • Interviewing Skills • WetFeet career resource • How to Find an International Internship • GoingGlobal international employment • InterviewStream practice interview tool Job Fairs • Internships USA • Fall HireABear Career Fair • Non-Profit Job Fair Job Search Assistance • Spring Internship/Job Fair • Walk-in hours • Teacher Job Fair • Career coaching appointments • Science/Tech/Engineering/Math (STEM) • Mock interview days Job Fair • Alumni network contacts • Work in Waco Job Expo • POSTGame Student Athlete Job Fair Baylor University Career Services Paul L. Foster Success Center Sid Richardson Building, Room 116 254.710.3771 137 www.hireabear.com Spiritual Life Through the Office of University Chaplain at Baylor, you can get in touch with people and programs to help you find your true identity; figure out what you are being influenced by and explore what you should let yourself be influenced by; and then discover the ways in which God wants to use you to have an impact on this world. There are many people on campus every day who want to come alongside you on your journey to discover your identity, the influences on your life, and the impact you can have on the world: psychologists and resident chaplains, Chapel speakers and area ministers, career counselors and student leaders. Please feel free to contact us and let us get to know you. Contact Information Burt Burleson Kristen Richardson University Chaplain Associate Chaplain and Director for Formation and Baptist Student Ministries 254.710.3517 Burt_Burleson@baylor.edu 254.710.3222 Kristen_Richardson@baylor.edu Rebecca Kennedy Ryan Richardson Associate Chaplain and Director for Associate Chaplain and Director for Missions Worship 254.710.3517 254.710.3827 Rebecca_A_Kennedy@baylor.edu Ryan_Richardson@baylor.edu 138 Baylor University Health Services Overview Baylor University Health Services provides comprehensive health services to Baylor University undergraduate and graduate students. Baylor faculty and staff are welcome to come to the Health Center to receive necessary immunizations for travel. The Baylor Health Center is a primary care ambulatory clinic. A multidisciplinary staff comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, psychologists, a consulting psychiatrist, a physical therapist and administrative and technical personnel are available to provide a comprehensive array of services. Medical Services include: • Outpatient primary medical care services by appointment • Urgent care walk-in services • After hours telephone triage services • Women's and Men's health services • Preventative health screenings • Immunization and allergy services • Travel vaccination services • Physical Therapy services • Referral Services • Ancillary services including radiology and laboratory • The Baylor Pharmacy is available for student, faculty and staff prescription needs Counseling and Psychological Services include: • Crisis intervention • Individual psychotherapy • Group psychotherapy • Couples counseling • Psychiatric consultation • Dietician services • Referral services • Educational outreach and awareness 139 Health Services Contact Information Counseling Center Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. The BUCC is closed during academic breaks. Location: 2nd floor of the McLane Student Life Center (Baylor ID is needed for entry into the SLC). Phone: Call (254)710-2467 for appointments or to speak to a staff member. Health Center Location: McLane Student Life Center, 2nd floor 209 Speight Avenue Waco, Texas 76706 Telephone: 254-710-1010 Fax: 254-710-2499 Pharmacy Location: McLane Student Life Center, 2nd floor 209 Speight Avenue Waco, Texas 76706 140
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