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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art (BA)

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Art with All Level Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology with Grades 8 -12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with majors in Communication and Spanish (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English with Grades 8 -12 Certification in English Language Arts and Reading (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in History (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in History with Grades 8 - 12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with majors in History and Political Science (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Mathematics (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Mathematics with Grades 8 -12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physical Science (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Spanish with Grades 8 - 12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Music with a major in Music (BM)
Bachelor of Music with a major in Music with All Level Certification (BM)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Mathematics (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Systems Engineering (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Science with Grades 8 -12 Certification (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Studies with Grades 8 -12 Certification (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in English Language Arts and Reading with Grades 4 - 8 Certification (BSIS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in English Language Arts and Social Studies with Grades 4 - 8 Certification (BSIS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Mathematics with Grades 4 - 8 Certification (BSIS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Science with Grades 4-8 Certification (BSIS)
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a major in Social Studies with Grades 4 - 8 Certification (BSIS)

MINORS

Anthropology Latin American Studies
Art History Mathematics
Biology Military Science
Chemistry Music
Communication Physics
Computer Science Political Science
Creative Writing Psychology
Criminal Justice
Social Work
Dance Sociology
English Spanish
Enviromental Science Spanish-English Linguistics
Forensics Studio Art
Geography and Urban Studies Theatre Arts
Geology Translation of English & Spanish
Gerontology Wildlife Management
History Writing and Rhetoric

SEE APPENDIX C FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS MINORS AVAILABLE.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES (COAS)
The College of Arts and Sciences is the University’s largest and most comprehensive academic unit. The College enjoys a broad mission in teaching, research, creative activities, and service to our international community. The College prepares students to:

  • Think critically and communicate effectively
  • Increase their knowledge base and appreciate the global nature of their world
  • Participate actively in their education through collaboration with faculty in research and professional activities
  • Become involved as leaders in their communities
  • Pursue postgraduate and professional degrees in a variety of fields

Graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences produce quality professionals with advanced technical and research skills who are dedicated to their discipline and have a desire to improve society.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES:
See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate for specific TAMIU regulations.

COMBINED BA/MA DEGREE
Undergraduate students with majors in English, History, Political Science, Sociology or Spanish may pursue a combined BA/MA program. Students with an overall GPA of 3.2 or higher and a field GPA of 3.5 or higher (after completing at least six 3000-4000 level SCH; 9 SCH in Political Science with 3 SCH at the 3000-4000 level) may apply for admission to the Master of Arts program during their junior year. Students accepted into the program will begin taking graduate courses during the senior year. Students must attain a "B" in their coursework to remain in and continue the combined program.

Students will need to complete all admission requirements to the program during their junior year. This includes: Application to the University for admission to graduate study, submission of an official copy of the student’s undergraduate transcript and two letters of recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies. One letter of recommendation must be from the student’s faculty advisor and the other from another faculty member. The GRE requirement for the Combined BA/MA will be waived so long as the student maintains continuous registration (fall and spring semesters) through completion of the MA program. The GRE waiver applies to the Combined BA/MA only. Interruption of progress toward the degree may result in the requirement to reapply to the program and include meeting the GRE requirement.

Students seeking the BA/MA degree in English, Political Science, Sociology or Spanish may count nine SCH of graduate coursework taken during the senior year toward both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Students electing to complete the BA/MA in English or Sociology are eligible for either the thesis or non-thesis option; in the non-thesis option, unlike the traditional non-thesis MA in English or Sociology, there is no minor curriculum requirement. (That is, either15 SCH ENGL/SOCI graduate courses + 9 SCH double-counted ENGL/SOCI graduate courses + 6 SCH thesis hours = 30 SCH for the English/Sociology MA Thesis Plan; or 27 SCH ENGL/SOCI graduate courses + 9 ENGL/SOCI double-counted graduate courses = 36 SCH for the English/Sociology MA Non-Thesis Plan.)

Students seeking the BA/MA degree in History may count six SCH of graduate coursework taken during the senior year toward both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Students electing to complete the BA/MA in History are eligible for either the thesis or non-thesis option; in the non-thesis option, unlike the traditional non-thesis MA in History, there is no minor curriculum requirement. (That is, either18 SCH HIST graduate courses + 6 SCH double-counted HIST graduate courses + 6 SCH thesis hours = 30 SCH for the History MA Thesis Plan; or 30 SCH HIST graduate courses + 6 HIST double-counted graduate courses = 36 SCH for the History MA Non-Thesis Plan.)

Teacher Certification
Students pursuing a Bachelors degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may include teacher certification for grades 4-8 or grades 8-12. Teacher certification in grades 4-8 is available in the following specialization areas: English Language Arts and Reading, Composite Social Studies, or English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies. Teacher certification in grades 8-12 is offered in the following areas: English Language Arts and Reading, History, Social Studies, and Spanish.

Students interested in earning a degree with Teacher Certification must declare their intention to do so in the Registrar's Office by completing the required paperwork. Degree plans leading to Teacher Certification may be obtained in the Registrar's Office or in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Students may contact the Certification Office for information about requirements for Teacher Certification. Additional information is included in the introduction section of the College of Education in this catalog.

LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION IN SPANISH
Students wishing to enhance career and personal opportunities are encouraged to develop and refine their reading, writing, and speaking skills in Spanish. As a means of officially recognizing high levels of proficiency in the Spanish language for non-Spanish majors or Spanish minors, the University awards a special notation of "Language Certification in Spanish" on transcripts of those undergraduate or graduate students in any major who complete the following Spanish courses with an overall 3.00 grade point average

Spanish 3300 Grammar and Composition
Spanish 3305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
Spanish 3317 Spanish Linguistics
Spanish 4390 Spanish for Professional Purposes

Students who complete these courses with the requisite grade point average must request of the registrar that "Language Certification in Spanish" be noted on their transcripts.

PRE-LAW STUDENTS
To be eligible for admission to law school the student must have completed a baccalaureate degree. In addition, each applicant to law school must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). This test is usually taken during October of the senior year. While law schools consider a variety of factors, the LSAT score and undergraduate performance are generally given the most weight in determining which applicants will be admitted to a given law school.

The first two years of study for pre-law students are similar to the core curriculum courses taken by all students at Texas A&M International University. The final two years will be used to fulfill the remaining requirements of an undergraduate degree.

Law schools do not require that students select any particular major or sequence of courses as undergraduates. However, according to the Association of American Law Schools, a prelegal education should emphasize oral and written communication skills, a critical understanding of social institutions, and analytical thinking. Therefore, with regard to the selection of appropriate electives, pre-law students should seek the advice of a pre-law advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The following courses are some of those recommended as electives for the pre-law student: BA 3310, COMM 4323, ECO 1301 PSCI 3311, PSCI 3312, PSCI 4311, PSCI 4326 or any 3000-4000 level English course.

In addition to helping pre-law students with the selection of course electives, the pre-law advisor can assist students in obtaining information about particular law schools, LSAT preparation, and the activities of the pre-law student organization.

PRE-MEDICAL AND PRE-DENTAL PROGRAM
Students seeking to qualify for entrance to professional schools in medicine or dentistry are encouraged to meet regularly with an assigned pre-health career advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental advisors can tailor individual degree plans to meet the specific entrance requirements for each discipline and professional school.

The vast majority of students entering medical or dental school must complete four-years of college work. The curriculum offered by the College of Arts and Sciences provides a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. However, a student does not have to major in biology or chemistry to meet medical and dental school prerequisites as long as the student successfully completes the following courses:

Cell & Molecular Biology 4 SCH
General Zoology 4 SCH
General Botany 4 SCH
General Chemistry I & II 8 SCH
Organic Chemistry I & II 8 SCH
University/College Physics I and II 8 SCH
Calculus I 4 SCH
English 6 SCH

Students are encouraged to discuss their application plans during their sophomore year, and to take Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT), or any of the appropriate professional entrance examinations, in April of their junior year.

DISCUSSION SECTION
In selected laboratory courses, under the course description segment, a discussion section may be indicated. This is in-class discussion in lieu of a formal laboratory.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN WRITING

 
Choose five courses from the following:  
ENGL 2307 Introduction to Creative Writing  
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing  
ENGL 3300 Advanced Composition  
ENGL 3301 Writing Across the Disciplines  
ENGL 3302 Non-Fiction Prose  
ENGL 3361 Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Composition  
ENGL 3363 The Reading/Writing Process  
ENGL 4309 Advanced English Grammar  
ENGL 4322 Creative Writing  

 

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree is a special degree designed for individuals who hold an Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree from an accredited institution. The BAAS degree program offers students the opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree by building on the coursework they have already achieved. If the AAS degree is not fully compatible with the BAAS degree program, a student may have to take additional courses. At least 45 hours must be at the upper division level. This is not designed for teacher preparation or certification.

*See the University Core Curriculum Requirements in Appendix A
for approved list of course options. Note: At least 45 hours must be at the advanced level.

The BAAS degree will be awarded to individuals who complete the following requirements:

CORE CURRICULUM* 42 SCH
   
MATH ELECTIVE 3 SCH
   
CAPSTONE COURSE 3 SCH
ANTH 4351 Cultural Anthropology  
   
COMPOSITE SPECIALIZATION AT THE 3000-4000 LEVEL 27 SCH
   
9 SCH from Anthropology, Philosophy or Geography  
   
9 SCH from History or Political Science  
   
9 SCH from Sociology, Psychology or Language and Literature  
   
MINOR 18 SCH
A minimum of eighteen SCH from an approved minor. At least 12 SCH must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.  
   
ELECTIVE 3 SCH
3 SCH general elective at the 3000-4000 level  
   
   
VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL FIELD 24 SCH
   

TOTAL  120 SCH


PROGRAMS OF STUDY - BACHELOR OF ARTS

Degree Requirements for the BA with Double Majors in specific disciplines
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The BA with a Double Major degree allows students to combine two majors into one degree to provide depth in two areas of study rather than just one. Students may choose combinations of the disciplines listed below. The Communication and Spanish combination is listed separately because of the specialized nature of some of the course requirements.
  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major Options: 33 SCH each in two disciplines selected from Communication: 3300, 3310, 4340, 4350, 4360 and 18 SCH of advanced Communication electives. English 6 SCH from 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332 or 2333; 3339, 3347 or 4309; 4301; 4399; 6 SCH from ENGL 4306, 4325, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4336 or 4398 (when the topic is British); 6 SCH from 3303, 3329, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4333, or 4398 (when topic is American); and 6 SCH advanced English electives. History: 2321, 2322, 3302, 3303, 4310; 6 SCH of Non-US History electives from 3301, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, or 4391; 6 SCH Chronological History electives from 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, or 4368; and 6 SCH Thematic History electives from 3370, 3380, 3385, 4364, or 4390. Mathematics: includes 2 SCH surplus from MATH 2413 and 2414 in the core; MATH 2415, 2371, 3330, 3360, 3365, 4335; and 12 SCH advanced electives. Political Science: 3301, 3313, 3314, 4311, 4351; American Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3320 or 4320, Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305 or 3310; International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335 or 4340; Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, 4321, 4335 or 4340; and 6 SCH advanced electives. Sociology: 1301, 1306, 3304, 3305, 4310, 4317, 4380; and 12 SCH advanced electives. Spanish: 3300, 3305, 3310; 3321 or 3322; 3323 or 3326; 3333, 4303; and 12 SCH advanced electives.
  6. International Studies: 3 SCH from ANTH 3308, 4351; ARTS 1303, 1304, 3310, 3330, 3352, 3353; COMM 4320; ENGL 2332, 2333, 3311, 3312, 3326, 4326, 4334; GEOG 1303, 3351, 3352, 3353; HIST 2321, 2322, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4341, 4342. 4391; MGT 4351, MUSI 3300, 3301, 3305; PORT 3324; PSCI 3305, 3308, 3310, 3312, 3340, 4307, 4309, 4335; SOCI 3307, 3308, 4318; SPAN 4300.

    Degree Requirements for the BA with Major in Art
  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 48 SCH including ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317, 3353, and 4333; 6 SCH selected from ARTS 2316, 2323, 2326, 2333, 2346, 2356; 12 SCH selected from ARTS 3308, 3309, 3323, 3324, 3333, 3335, 3365, 4173-4473, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4324, 4331, 4361, 4365, and 6 SCH selected from ARTS 3310, 3330, 3352. Note: ARTS 1301 may be substituted for ARTS 1303
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  6. General Electives: 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA with Major in Art with All Level Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 48 SCH including ARTS 1303, 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, 1317, 3353, and 4333; 6 SCH selected from ARTS 2316, 2323, 2326, 2333, 2346, 2356; and 12 SCH selected from ARTS 3308, 3309, 3323, 3324, 3333, 3335, 3365, 4173-4473, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4324, 4331, 4361, 4365; and 6 SCH selected from ARTS 3310, 3330, 3352.
  5. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.
  7. General Electives: 3 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Biology

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 125 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH: 4 SCH, designated as MATH 2412.
  4. Major: 45 SCH of BIOL 1406, and 8 SCH of BIOL 1411, 1413 and 2421. Advanced requirements include 9 SCH of BIOL 3410, 3413, 4170 and 24 SCH selected from BIOL 3403, 3404, 3406, 3407, 3412, 3414, 3416, 3451, 4170, 4173-4473, 4371, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4420, 4425, 4440, 4441, 4471, ENSC 3310, 3401, 4170, 4173-4473, 4310 or 4430. BIOL 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  6. Supporting Sciences Curriculum: 24 SCH including CHEM 1411, 1412, taken as part of the core and 2423, 2425, PHYS 1301/1101, and PHYS 1302/1102.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Biology with Grades 8-12 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 122 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH: 8 SCH designated as MATH 2412 and 2413.
  4. Major: 36 SCH and the 8 SCH of BIOL 1406 and 1411 taken as part of the core. Additional lower-level requirements include BIOL 1413 and 2421. Advanced requirements include BIOL 3410 and 3413 and 20 SCH selected from BIOL 3403, 3404, 3406, 3407, 3412, 3414, 3416, 3451, 4170, 4173-4473, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4420, 4425, 4440, 4441, 4371, 4471, ENSC 3310, 3401, 4170, 4173-4473, 4310 or 4430. BIOL 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program.
  5. Supporting Field: 12 SCH in one discipline. CHEM 1411, 1412 and 2423 strongly suggested.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  7. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Communication

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 39 SCH including: COMM 3300, 3310, 4340, 4350, 4360 and 24 SCH selected from remaining COMM courses with at least 3 SCH from COMM 2331, 3102/3202, 3132/3232, 3327, or 4330 (if the topic has a media focus). COMM 4325 may be replaced with MGT 3320. Certain courses (COMM 3324 and 4330) may be taken more than once (when topics vary) for credit within the degree program.
  6. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  7. General Electives: 12 SCH, at least 6 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA with Majors in Communication and Spanish

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language: 6 SCH in Portuguese or French
  5. Communication Major: 36 SCH including: COMM 1326, 3310, 3322, 3325, 3327, 3329, 4320, 4324, 4340, 4360 and 6 SCH of COMM 4350, Communication Internship.
  6. Spanish Major: 27 SCH including SPAN 3300, 3305, 3310, 4302 or 4303, 4317, 4333, 4351, 4390 and 4398.
  7. General Electives: 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in English

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 39 SCH including ENGL 4399; Surveys of Literature: 3 SCH (in addition to the survey of literature course taken as part of the Core Curriculum) selected from the following ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333, or 2365; Language Studies: ENGL 3339 and either ENGL 3347 or 4309; Major Authors: ENGL 4301; American Literature: 3 SCH from ENGL 3303, 4332 or 4333; 3 SCH from ENGL 4323 or 4324; and 3 SCH from ENGL 3303, 3329, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4333, or 4398 (when topic is American); British Literature: 3 SCH from ENGL 4325, 4327 or 4328; 3 SCH from ENGL 4329, 4330, or 4331; and 3 SCH from ENGL 4306, 4325, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4336, or 4398 (when the topic is British); Advanced English Electives: 6 SCH from 3000-4000 level ENGL courses.
  6. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  7. General Electives: 12 SCH, at least six of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  8. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA in English with Grades 8-12 Certification in English Language Arts and Reading

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra..
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 48 SCH including ENGL 3310, 3361, 3339, 4301, 4390 and 4399; Surveys of Literature: (in addition to the survey of literature course taken as part of the core curriculum) 6 SCH selected from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332, 2333 or 2365; Language Studies: 3 SCH selected from ENGL 3347 or 4309; and 12 SCH selected from any 3000-4000 level ENGL course with the exception of ENGL 3301, and with the limitation of one from ENGL 3323, 3324, and 3325. Reading: EDRD 3309, 3320 and 4303.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in History

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Social/Behavioral Science Elective: 3 SCH selected from HIST 3350/3351.
  5. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  6. Geography: 3 SCH designated as GEOG 1303.
  7. Major: 36 SCH including HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3303, 4310; Non-US HIST, select 9 SCH from HIST 3301, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391; Chronological History, select 9 SCH chosen from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, or 4368; Thematic History, select 3 SCH chosen from HIST 3370, 3380, 3385, 4364, or 4390.
  8. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  9. General Electives: 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.
  10. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA with Majors in History and Political Science

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Social/Behavioral Science Elective: 3 SCH selected from HIST 3350/3351
  6. History Major: 33 SCH including HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3303, 4310; Non-US HIST, select 6 SCH from HIST 3301, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391; Chronological History, select 6 SCH from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, or 4368; Thematic History, select 6 SCH from HIST 3370, 3380, 3385, 4364, or 4390.
  7. Political Science Major: 33 SCH including PSCI 3301, 3313, 3314, 4311, and 4351; American Politics, select 3 SCH PSCI 3320 or 4320; Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305, or 3310; International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335, or 4340; Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is comparative or international), this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence; and 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level (or higher for BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.
  8. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA in History with Grades 8-12 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 45 SCH including GEOG 1303, HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3303, 3351, 4310, and SOST 4391; Non-US HIST, select 9 SCH from HIST 3301, 3320, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 4302, 4320, 4330, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391; Chronological History, select 9 SCH from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, or 4368; and Thematic History, select 3 SCH from HIST 3370, 3380, 3385, 4364, 4390.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH designated as EDRD3320.
  7. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993, and EDDP 4324.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Mathematics

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2371 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country. Note: Coursework may be applied to Liberal Arts Electives or Elective requirements below.
  4. Major: 40 SCH including 1 SCH excess in the core, COSC 1136, COSC 1336, MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3330, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4335, 4345 and 6 SCH from any 4000 level MATH course.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  6. Liberal Arts Electives: 12 SCH, at least 6 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, selected from arts, economics, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Courses must be outside the major and minor unless seeking a double major. See Note in #3 above.
  7. Electives: 8 SCH. See Note in #3 above.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Mathematics with Grades 8-12 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 124semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2371 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Major: 46 SCH and the 1 SCH excess of Mathematics taken as part of the core; COSC 1136, 1336, MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3325; 3330, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4335, 4390 and 9 SCH selected from any 4000 level MATH courses.
  4. Supporting Field: 12 SCH in one discipline defined as a major or minor. The student must develop a plan of study for the supporting field (to include a list of courses and a justification essay that describes how the discipline and the selected plan will support mathematics) in collaboration with a faculty member from the discipline.
  5. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Music

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". 3 SCH of lower division MUSI courses will satisfy the Visual/Performing Arts required in the Core Curriculum.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 54 SCH, including 3 SCH used in the Core, of MUSI, MUAP and MUEN courses as follows: 18 SCH of MUSI to include MUSI 1181, 1182, 1211, 1212, 1216, 1217, 2181, 2211, 2216, 3305; 3 SCH chosen from MUSI 3300 or 3301; 3 SCH chosen from MUSI 3346 or 3347; 16 SCH of MUAP at least 10 of which must be in the same principal area with 8 SCH at the 3000 level and MUAP 4005; 12 SCH of MUEN Performance Music Ensemble at least 8 of which must be at the 3000 level; 2 SCH of MUSI coursework selected from MUSI 3233, 3266, 3268, 3283, 3288, 3289 with the approval of the advisor. All Aural Training and Music Theory courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C .
  6. Music Elective: 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level approved by the music studies advisor.
  7. Other requirements: Must audition with a full time faculty of the major performance area. Must complete a minimum of 6 semesters (with at least 8 SCH at the 3000-4000 level) in the same principle area.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Physical Science

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2371 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  4. Major: 50 SCH and PHYS 2325, 2125, 2326 and 2126, and MATH 2413 taken as part of the core with 1 SCH excess; COSC 1336, 1136, 1337, 1137, MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3330, 4340, 4350, PHYS 3305, 3310, 3315, 3320, 3325, 4305 and PHYS 4399.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C .
  6. Electives: 4 SCH.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Political Science

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra. MATH 1342, Introductory Statistics, strongly recommended.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 36 SCH including PSCI 3301, 3313, 3314, 4311, and 4351; American Politics, select 3 SCH PSCI 3320, or 4320; Comparative Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3305, or 3310; International Relations, select 3 SCH from PSCI 4335, or 4340; Comparative/International Politics, select 3 SCH from PSCI 3308, 3340, 4309, or 4321 (when the topic is comparative or international), this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence; and 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level (or higher for BA/MA students) not used for any other requirement.
  6. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  7. General Electives: 15 SCH, at least 9 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  8. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Psychology

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 38 SCH including PSYC 2301, 2314, 2117/2317, 3102/3302, 3301, 3310, 4301 and 4325; 6 SCH from PSYC 3311, 3315, 4303, 4308, 4310, 4315; 6 SCH from PSYC 3304, 4199-4399, 4305, 4306, 4307 or 4309. Note - Minimum entrance requirement for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: PSYC 3302/4301/4303/4308.
  6. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  7. General Electives: 13 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Sociology

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Communication: 3 SCH designated as ENGL 2311.
  5. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  6. Major: 39 SCH including SOCI 1301, 1306, 3304, 3305, 4310, 4317 and 4380; 18 SCH from SOCI 3302, 3304, 3305, 3307, 3308, 3310, 3316, 3336, 4311, 4318, 4320, 4325, 4370, 4375, 4390 or 4616.
  7. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  8. Electives: 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.
  9. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Spanish

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Second Romance Language: 6 SCH selected from the same Romance Language (French, Latin, or Portuguese).
  5. Major: 48 SCH including SPAN 2311, 2312, 3300, 3305, 3310, 4303, 4308, 4312 and 4399; 3 SCH selected from SPAN 3321 or 3322; 3 SCH selected from SPAN 3323 or 3326; and 15 SCH selected from any other 3000-4000 SPAN courses.
  6. Concentration in Translation (optional): Will be earned if a student minors in Translation of English and Spanish and takes SPAN 4380, 4381, 4382, 4383, 4384 and 4385.
  7. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  8. Arts and Science Elective: 3 SCH at the 3000-4000 level from any department within the College of Arts and Sciences.
  9. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA in Spanish with Grades 8-12Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Second Romance Language: 6 SCH selected from the same Romance language (FREN, LATI or PORT).
  5. Major: 45 SCH including SPAN 3300, 3305, 3310, 4303, 4308, 4311 and 4399; 3 SCH from SPAN 3321 or 3322; 3 SCH selected from SPAN 3323 or 3326; 3 SCH selected from SPAN 3317 or 4312; 15 SCH selected from any SPAN at the 3000-4000 level.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993, and EDDP4324.
  7. Support Area: 3 SCH designated as EDRD 4303.

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Music

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”. The 3 SCH of Visual/Performing Arts required in the Core Curriculum are 3 SCH of MUEN 1130 for instrumentalists and MUSI 1161, 2160 and 2161 for voice majors.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 69 SCH of MUSI, MUAP and MUEN courses as follows: 32 SCH of MUSI to include MUSI 1181, 1182, 1211, 1212, 1216, 1217, 1302, 2181, 2211, 2216, 3253, 3300, 3301, 4301 and 4350; 3 SCH chosen from MUSI 3346 and 3347; 16 SCH of MUAP, at least 10 of which must be in the same principal instrument with 8 SCH at the 3000 level and MUAP 3005 and 4005; 2 SCH of an additional MUAP in a related instrument at the 3000 level; 10 SCH of MUEN Performance Music Ensemble, at least 4 of which must be at the 3000 level; 4 SCH of MUSI coursework selected from MUSI 3233, 3266, 3268, 3283, 3288 or 3289 with the approval of the advisor; 2 SCH of MUSI coursework selected from MUSI 4257, 4258 or 4259 with the approval of advisor. All Aural Training and Music Theory courses must be passed with a "C" or better. When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010.
  5. Music Elective: 6 SCH approved by the music studies advisor.
  6. Other requirements: Must audition with full-time faculty of the music performance area. Must complete 6 semesters in the same principal area.

Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Music with All-Level Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 133 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". The 3 SCH of Visual/Performing Arts must be completed by taking MUSI 1307 or any 3 SCH with approval of music studies advisor.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 64 SCH of MUAP, MUEN, and MUSI as follows: 16 SCH of MUAP with at least 8 SCH upper division in primary instrument, and MUAP 4005. 31 SCH of MUSI to include MUSI 1181, 1182, 1211, 1212, 1216, 1217, 1302, 2181, 2211, 2216, 3253, 3254, 3300, 3301, and 3 SCH selected from MUSI 3346 and 3347. 9 SCH of MUEN Performance Music Ensemble is required to include 7 SCH in ensemble associated with the primary instrument and 2 SCH of upper division credits in a secondary ensemble. 8 SCH of MUSI to include MUSI 3233; 4 SCH from MUSI 3266, 3268, 3283, 3288, or 3289 including 2 SCH in the major area of musical concentration; and 2 SCH selected from MUSI 3227, 4257, 4258 or 4259. When enrolled in applied music lessons, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010.
  5. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.
  7. Other requirements: Must pass the piano proficiency exam, and must audition with a full-time faculty of the major performance area. Must complete a minimum of 6 semesters (with at least 8 SCH at the 3000-4000 level) in the same principle area.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Biology

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 127 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH: 8 SCH designated as MATH 1342 and MATH 2413 and 1 SCH surplus credit from core.
  4. Major: 47 SCH and the 8 SCH of BIOL 1406 and 1411 taken as part of the core. Additional lower-level requirements BIOL 1413 and 2421. Advanced requirements include BIOL 3406, 3410, 3412, 3413, 4170 and 22 SCH selected from BIOL 3403, 3404, 3407, 3414, 3416, 3451, 4170, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4420, 4425, 4440, 4441, 4173-4473, 4371-4471, ENSC 3310, 3401, 4170, 4173-4473, 4310 or 4430. BIOL 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program.
  5. Supporting Sciences Curriculum: 24 SCH including CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425, and PHYS 1301, 1101, 1302 and 1102.
  6. Electives: 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Chemistry

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH Elective: 5 SCH designated as MATH 2413 and 1 SCH surplus from core.
  4. Major: 53 SCH and the 8 SCH of CHEM 1411 and 1412 taken as part of the core; additional lower level requirements of CHEM 2423, 2425; upper level requirements of CHEM 3405, 3406, 3431, 3432, 3451, 4120, 4411 and 4498; and 16 SCH selected from CHEM 3400, 3452, 4409, 4410, 4411, 4431, 4451 or 4198-4498. CHEM 4198-4498 may be repeated for up to 6 SCH of credit within the degree program.
  5. Supporting Sciences Curriculum: 20 SCH including MATH 2414, PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102 and BIOL 1406 and 1411 or BIOL 1413.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Environmental Science

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1411 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. MATH: 4 SCH , MATH 1342 and 1 excess SCH from the Core Curriculum or MATH 2413.
  4. Major: 53 SCH including BIOL 1413, 2421, 3410; CHEM 1411, 1412, 2423 and 3400; ENSC 3401 and 4170; EPSC 2401; GEOL 1303 and 1103; and 12 SCH GEOL at the 3000-4000 level.
  5. Restricted Electives: Section I: 17 SCH selected from ECO 4399, ENSC 3310, 3340, 4310, 4173-4473, 4420, 4430. ENSC 4173-4473 may be repeated for up to 8 SCH of credit within the degree program. Section II: 4 SCH selected from BIOL 3404, 3414, 3416, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4441, CHEM 3405, 3451, 4410, or 4199-4499. CHEM 4199-4499 must directly related to the environmental sciences and be taken with approval from instructor and environmental sciences faculty.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Mathematics

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2371 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Major: 55 SCH including 1 SCH excess in the core, COSC 1136, 1336, MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3330, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4335, 4345 and 21 SCH at least 18 of which must be selected from any 4000 level MATH courses, excluding MATH 4390.
  4. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  5. Electives: 5 SCH.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Science with Grades 8-12 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 124 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH : 8 SCH, MATH 2412 and 2413.
  4. Major: 50 SCH and the 8 SCH of BIOL 1406 and CHEM 1411 taken as part of the core. Requirements from the four science areas include: Earth and Space Science -8 SCH from ASTR 1311/1111 or 1312/1112 and EPSC 1370/1170, and 4 SCH taken from GEOL 3401, 3405, 3415, 3425, 4170, 4199-4499; Life Science - 4 SCH from BIOL 1411, 1413 or 2421; and 8 SCH of advanced Biology taken from BIOL 3403, 3406, 3407, 3410, 3413, 3414, 3416, 3451, 4170, 4402, 4404, 4408, 4409, 4420, 4425, 4440, 4441, 4371-4471, ENSC 3310, 4170, 4310, 4420 or 4430; Physical Science - PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102; Chemical Science - CHEM 1412, CHEM 2423 and 8 SCH taken from CHEM 3400, 3405, 3406, 3431, 3432, 3451, 3452, 4120, 4409, 4410, 4411, 4431, 4199-4499, 4451, 4452. Additional requirement of 2 SCH from any advanced science research course BIOL 4173-4473, CHEM 4198-4498, ENSC 4173-4473, GEOL 4173-4473.
  5. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.


Degree Requirements for the BS in Social Studies with Grades 8-12 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 129 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Reading: 3 SCH designated as EDRD 3320.
  5. Major: 60 SCH including ANTH 4351, ECO 1301, 2301, 2302, GEOG 1303, HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3351, 4310, PSCI 3301, 3310, 3311, 3353, 4320, 4335, SOST 4391 and 9 SCH from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, or 4368.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Systems Engineering
  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 126 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2413 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Major: 48 SCH including COSC 1136, 1336, ENGR 1201, 1202, 1204, 2103, 2303, 2105, 2305, 2372, 2376, SENG 3300, 3301, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3340, 3350, 3380.
  4. Required Prescribed Track : 18 SCH from Business or Systems Engineering. Business Track: BA 4390, MIS 3310, MKT 3310, TIL 3310, TIL 3311, TIL 3340. Systems Engineering Track: SENG 3370, SENG 4330, SENG 4340, SENG 4350, SENG 4360, SENG 4390.
  5. MATH: 12 SCH including 1 SCH surplus from core and MATH 2414, MATH 2415, and MATH 3310.
  6. Business/Systems Engineering Electives: 6 SCH selected from BA 3320, BA 4199-4399, MKT 4310, MKT 4390, SENG 4370, SENG 4380, SENG 4385, SENG 4195-4395.

Degree Requirements for the BS in Criminal Justice

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Foreign Language/Study Abroad: 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language admission requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language admission requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 3 months in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Social/Behavior Science Elective: 3 SCH selected from any 3000-4000 level ANTH/CRIJ/ECO/GEOG/HIST/PHIL/PSCI/PSYC/SOCI/URBS/WGST.
  6. Major: 39 SCH including CRIJ 1301, 1306, 2313, 2328, 2329, 4321, 4325, SOCI 3336 and 15 SCH selected from 3000-4000 CRIJ . Note: All CRIJ majors must first satisfy the lower level CRIJ courses or their junior/community college equivalents in the sequence indicated before enrolling in advanced courses. Five CRIJ courses may be replaced with the following options with permission of advisor: CRIJ 1306 with PSCI 4326, CRIJ 3310 with SOCI 3339, CRIJ 3325 with PSYC 4315, CRIJ 4320 with SOCI 4320. CRIJ 4601 will be graded CR/NC, with CR indicating an achievement of 70 percent or higher.
  7. Research Methods in Social Sciences: 3 SCH selected from CRIJ 3305 or SOCI 3305.
  8. Minor: A minimum of 18 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  9. Electives: 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS in English Language Arts and Reading with Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 130 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. Science Elective: 4 SCH selected from any science discipline.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including MATH 1350, 1351, PSYC 2312, SOCI 1306/NURS1302.
  5. Major: 51 SCH including ENGL 3325, 3339, 3347, 3361, 4301, 4399; Histories of Literature: (in addition to the survey of literature course taken as part of the core curriculum) 3 SCH selected from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332 or 2333; Language Studies: 3 SCH selected from ENGL 4309 or 4347; Advanced English electives: 9 SCH from any 3000-4000 level ENGL course with the exception of ENGL 3301, 3310, 3323, 3324 and 3325; Reading: EDRD 3300, 3302, 3303, 3309, 4307 and 4315.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP4324.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS in English Language Arts and Social Studies with Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 126 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. Field of Study: 12 SCH including MATH 1350, 1351, PSYC 2312, SOCI 1306/NURS1302.
  4. Major: 45 SCH including ANTH 4351, ENGL 3325, 3363, 4301; HIST 2321, 2322, 3302; PSCI 3310, 4320; SOST 4391; Histories of Literature: 3 SCH selected from ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328, 2332 or 2333; Language Studies: 3 SCH selected from ENGL 3347 or 4309; Cultural and Rhetorical Studies: 3 SCH selected from ENGL (3310 or 3323 or 3324), 3326, 3339, 3361, 4321, 4322, 4326, 4335, 4338, 4347 or 4390; English Periods and Forms: 6 SCH selected from ENGL 3303, 3316, 3329, 4306, 4323, 4324, 4327, 4328, 4329, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4333, 4334, 4336, 4337, 4355, 4365 or 4398.
  5. Reading: 6 SCH, EDRD 3309 and EDRD 3320.
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS with a Major in Mathematics with Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 123 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation". MATH 2371 must be taken as part of the core.
  3. Science Elective: 4 SCH from any science discipline.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including SOCI 1306/NURS1302, MATH 1350, 1351, and PSYC 2312.
  5. Major: 38 SCH including 1 SCH excess in core, COSC 1136 and COSC 1336, MATH 2330, 2413, 2414, 2415, 3310, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4390, and 3 SCH selected from 3000-4000 level MATH courses..
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  7. Support Area: 6 SCH, EDRD 3309 and EDRD 3320

Degree Requirements for the BSIS with a Major in Science with Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 121 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation".
  3. MATH Elective: 7 SCH designated as MATH 1350 and MATH 1351 and 1 SCH excess in the core.
  4. Field of Study: 6 SCH including: SOCI 1306/NURS1302 and PSYC 2312.
  5. Major: 39 SCH and the 8 SCH of Natural Sciences (BIOL 1406 and CHEM 1411) taken as part of the core. Requirements from the four science areas include: Earth and Space Science - 8 SCH from ASTR 1311/1111 or 1312/1112 and EPSC 1370/1170; Life Science - 4 SCH from BIOL 1411, 1413 or 2421 and 8 SCH from BIOL 3410, 3413; Physical Science - 4 SCH from PHYS 1370/1170; and Chemical Science - 8 SCH from CHEM 1412, 2423. An additional 7 SCH may be taken from upper level Biology, Chemistry or Geology courses (no more than 2 SCH of undergraduate research may be included from BIOL 4173-4473, ENSC 4173-4473, or GEOL 4173-4473).
  6. Professional Development: 21 SCH including: EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.
  7. Support Area: 6 SCH, EDRD 3309 and EDRD 3320.

Degree Requirements for the BSIS in Social Studies with Grades 4-8 Certification

  1. Hours Required: A minimum of 130 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation” section of this catalog.
  2. University Core Curriculum: 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the “Requirements for Graduation”.
  3. Science Elective: 4 SCH selected from any science discipline.
  4. Field of Study: 12 SCH including MATH 1350, MATH 1351, PSYC 2312, and SOCI 1306/NURS1302.
  5. Major: 45 SCH including ANTH 4351, ECO 1301, HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3310, 3351, PSCI 3310, 3311, 3353, 4335 and SOST 4391; 3 SCH selected from HIST 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, 4368; 6 SCH selected from PSCI 3305, 4314, 4320 or 4326.
  6. Reading: 6 SCH, EDRD 3309 and EDRD 3320.
  7. Professional Development: 21 SCH including EDCI 3301, 3302, 3304, 4993 and EDDP 4324.

 

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