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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES - MINORS - BA/MA DEGREES - BS/MS DEGREES -
CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP -INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE -
SPANISH LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE - UNDERGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH SPANISH TRANSLATION -
MUSIC ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS -
PRE-LAW
- PRE-MED - PRE-DENTAL - PRE-ENGINEERING - TEACHER EDUCATION -
WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM - PROGRAMS OF STUDY

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
                Criminal Justice Concentration (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 Communication (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with majors in Communication and Spanish (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with majors in Criminal Justice and Political Science (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in English with Grades 7 -12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in History (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in History with Grades 7 - 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 7 - 12 Certification (BA)
Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies (BA)
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music (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 All Level 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 Mathematics (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Systems Engineering (BS)
Bachelor of Science with a major in Science with Grades 7 - 12 Certification (BS)
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ)
Pre-Engineering Curriculum

MINORS

Applied Physics International Leadership
Art History Mathematics
Biology Military Science
Chemistry Music
Communication Philosophy
Computer Science Political Science
Creative Writing PreLaw
Criminal Justice Psychology
Dance
Sociology
English Spanish
Enviromental Science Spanish-English Linguistics
Geography Studio Art
Geology Theatre Arts
History Translation of English & Spanish
  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

Our graduate programs 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 and Political Thought (concentrating in History, History and Political Thought or 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, History and Political Thought-Political Science Concentration, 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, History and Political Thought-Political Science Concentration, 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 and Political Thought-History Concentration, 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 inHistory and Political Thought-History Concentration are eligible for either the thesis or non-thesis option.

Undergraduate students with a major in Criminal Justice may pursue a combined BS/MS 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) may apply for admission to the Master of Science in Criminal Justice 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/MS will be waived so long as the student maintains continuous registration (fall and spring semesters) through completion of the MS program. The GRE waiver applies to the Combined BS/MS only. Interruption of progress toward the degree may result in the requirement to reapply to the program and include meeting the GRE requirement.

COMBINED BA/MA DEGREE
Students seeking the BS/MS degree in Criminal Justice may count six SCH of graduate coursework taken during the senior year toward both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.  Students electing to complete the BS/MS in Criminal Justice are eligible for either the thesis or non-thesis option.

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.

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
The International Language Institute (ILI) offers language instruction in English as a second language, TOEFL Preparation, English Conversation, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, Japanese, and Mandarin. Courses are designed to meet the needs of individuals interested in preparing for social/professional growth in these languages or for those preparing for academic course work in the United States. Applicants must be 18 years or older or high school graduates.

The ILI offers six levels of English as a Second Language (ESL). Students completing these earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The higher levels, 4, 5, and 6, can be taken for academic credit through the General University. A placement test is used to evaluate student level. The courses are given in an intensive format (8 weeks) or the semi-intensive format (16 weeks). Each level consists of 160 hours of instruction in listening, speaking, grammar, reading, and writing and requires additional work in the multimedia lab. Students who complete level 6 with a “B” or better are exempt from the TOEFL requirement when applying for admission to Texas A&M International University.

Spanish, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, and Mandarin are offered in beginning and intermediate levels. These semester-long classes are taught in the communicative approach which emphasizes the functional use of language. Vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, and culture are taught in an integrated format. Students completing the foreign language courses earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

International Language Institute
Texas A&M International University
Pellegrino Hall, Room 302
5201 University Boulevard
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900, U.S.A.
(956) 326-2136 Fax: (956) 326-2909

MUSIC ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. All music majors taking an applied lesson (MUAP 1213/3213) must enroll, participate and receive a passing grade in a major ensemble every semester except when enrolled in EDCI 4993, Teaching Internship.
  2. Major ensemble requirements must be satisfied in the following ways:
    • A student in any instrumental music degree program whose major is a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument must register for MUEN 1140/3140 – Band and/or MUEN 1143/3143 – Orchestra as assigned by the instrumental ensemble directors and the applied music teacher based on auditions as required.
    • A student in any instrumental degree program whose major instrument is an orchestral stringed instrument  must register for MUEN 1143/3143 – Orchestra.
    • A student in any vocal/choral/general music degree program must register for MUEN 1130/3130 – Chorale as assigned by the choral ensemble director and the applied music teacher, based on auditions.
    • Guitarists in an instrumental music degree must register for MUEN 1133/3133 – Guitar Ensemble to fulfill the ensemble requirement.
    • Pianists in an instrumental degree must enroll in a Major Ensemble (Chorale/Band/Orchestra/Guitar Ensemble) based on their vocal or instrumental strengths and the needs of the ensemble. Approval of Ensemble Director is required.
  3. Enrollment in additional ensembles including mariachi, Jazz, and Chamber Music is highly recommended.
  4. Exceptions to these requirements will be made only with the approval the student’s applied music teacher, the Director of Music Programs, the Department Chair and the appropriate ensemble director. A record of such exception must be presented to the Office of the Registrar to ensure ensemble requirements are met for graduation purposes.

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, PHIL 2301, PSCI 3313, PSCI 3314, PSCI 4311, PSCI 4312, 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.

TEACHER EDUCATION
Students pursuing a Bachelor degree in the College of Arts and Sciences may include teacher certification for 7-12 or All-Level. Teacher Certification in grades 7-12 is offered in the following areas: English, History, Mathematics and Science, and Spanish. All-Level certification is available in Arts, Music 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.

PRE ENGINEERING PROGRAM

1. Hours for transfer: 68 SCH may transfer; minimum: 42 SCH for automatic transfer.
2. Hours required: 33 SCH including CHEM 1412; ENGL 1301, ENGL 2311; ENGR 1201, ENGR 1202; MATH 2413, MATH 2414, MATH 2415 (only 3 SCH will be accepted in transfer); PHYS 2125/2325, PHYS 2126/2326
3. Other requirements: 9 SCH for automatic admission to bring total to 42 SCH; 26 additional SCH required to bring total to 68 SCH. Select from: ENGR 2103/2303, ENGR 2105/2305 (for non EE majors) or ENGR 2376 (for EE majors); MATH 3330 or MATH 3365 (for Computer Science majors); PSCI 2305, PSCI 2306; HIST 1301, HIST 1302; EDFS 1152; 1 SCH from EDFS 1101, EDFS 1104, EDFS 1111, EDFS 1130 and EDFS 1143; Visual/Performing Arts Elective, 3 SCH from ARTS 1304, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1317, ARTS 2316, ARTS 2323; DANC 1242, DANC 1246, DANC 2247; Social/Behavioral Science or Visual/Performing Arts Elective: 3 SCH selected from ANTH 2346, ARTS1304, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1317, ARTS 2316, ARTS 2323, DANC 1304, DANC 2316, DANC 2323, ECO 2301, ECO 2302, PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301 or 1306.

PROGRAM OF STUDY - BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES
Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
  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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 27 SCH including 12 SCH from COMM 3000-4000, ENGL 3300, ENGL 3363 or ENGL 4309; 9 SCH of Social Sciences chosen from any ANTH, CRIJ, PSCI or SOCI at 3000-4000 level; 3 SCH in Advanced Statistics chosen from CRIJ 3305, PSCI 3301 or SOCI 3305; and COMM 4350; Criminal Justice Concentration: 27 SCH including ENGL 3301; SOCI 3336; CRIJ 3305 or PSCI 3301 or SOCI 3305; CRIJ 4321, CRIJ 4325 and 12 SCH from 3000-4000 level CRIJ.
  6. General Electives: 21 SCH from any discipline any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, at least 18 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.  Electives may be used to develop a minor; see Appendix C.
  7. Vocational Technical Field: 21 SCH.
    NOTE: TCLEOSE certification training may be applied to the Vocational Technical Field in the Criminal Justice concentration with the approval of the Criminal Justice Advisor. Documentation of successful completion of the Basic Police Academy and proof of passing the Texas Basic Peace Officer Licensing Examination must be provided.

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 5 weeks 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. Criminal Justice: 1301, 2329, 3305 (or PSCI 3301 or SOCI 3305), 4321, 4325, SOCI  3336; 3 SCH from 1306, 2313, 2328; 12 SCH advanced electives (9 SCH may be at the graduate level for BS/MS CRIJ students). 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. 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, 4312 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; 4303; 4308 and 12 SCH advanced electives.
  6. International Studies: 3 SCH from 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, 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  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: 42 SCH including ARTS 1304, 1311, 1312, 1316, and 1317; 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 9 SCH selected from ARTS 3310, 3330, 3352, 3353.
  5. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including: EDCI 1102, 2210, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693 and EDSE 4350.
  6. Support Area: 6 SCH in EDRD 3320 and; 3 SCH of ARTS 1303.
  7. General Elective: 1 SCH.

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, 4402, 4371, 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  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 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 33 SCH including: COMM 3300, 3310, 4340, 4350, 4360 and 18 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Instead of a minor, students may complete18 SCH of Arts and Science electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  7. General Electives: 18 SCH, at least 6 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.
  8. Concentration in Media Production (optional): Will be earned if 15 SCH of the work done for the major (see #5) are taken from COMM 2331,3102/3202, 3123/3223, 3132/3232, 3133/3233, 3309, 3327 or 4330 (if topic has a media focus). Students desiring a Concentration in Media Production noted on their transcript must request it on their Application for Graduation.

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. Second Romance Language: 6 SCH from the same Romance Language (French, Latin or Portuguese).
  5. Communication Major: 33 SCH including: COMM 1326, 3310, 3322, 3325, 3327, 3329, 4320, 4324, 4340, 4350, 4360.
  6. Spanish Major: 33 SCH including SPAN 3300, 3305, 3310, 4330, 4351 and 4398. and 15 SCH 3000-4000 level Spanish.
  7. General Elective: 3 SCH at the 3000-4000 level from any discipline, except Communication or Spanish, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Degree Requirements for the BA with major in Criminal Justice and Political Science

1. 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
5. Social/Behavior Science Elective: 3 SCH in GEOG 1303.
6. Criminal Justice Major: 33 SCH including CRIJ 1301, 2329, 4321, 4325, (CRIJ  3305/PSCI 3301/SOCI 3305), SOCI 3336; 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306, 2313, 2328;  and 12 SCH selected from CRIJ 3000-4000 (9 SCH may be at the graduate level for BS/MS CRIJ students). 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.
7. Political Science Major: 33 SCH including PSCI  3313, 3314, 4311, and 4351; American Politics, select 3 SCH  from PSCI 3320, 4312, 4313 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.
8. BA/MA, BS/MS Option:  See Combined BA/MA, BS/MS Programs in this section.

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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 33 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: 6 SCH from ENGL 3303, 3329, 4323, 4324, 4332, 4333, or 4398 (when topic is American); British Literature: 6 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  7. General electives: 18 SCH, at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  8. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA in English with Grades 7-12 Certification 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 39 SCH including ENGL 3310, 3361, 3339, 4301 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: EDRD3320.
  6. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including: EDCI 1102, 2201, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693 and EDSE 4350.
  7. General Electives: 4 SCH.

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. Geography: 3 SCH designated as GEOG 1303.
  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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  6. Major: 33 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; US History, select 9 SCH chosen from HIST 3370, 3380, 3385, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4364, 4366, 4367, 4368, or 4390.
  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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  8. General Electives: 15 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.
  9. 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 5 weeks 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, 3330, 3391, 3392, 3393, 3394, 3395, 4330, 4331, 4332, 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 4312 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 7-12 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 36 SCH including GEOG 1303, HIST 2321, 2322, 3302, 3303, and 4310; Non-US HIST, select 6 SCH from HIST 3301, 3330, 3392, 3393, 3394, 3395, 4330, 4331, 4332, 4340, 4341, 4342 or 4391; US History, select 12 SCH from HIST 3370, 3375, 3380, 3385, 4316, 4317, 4318, 4366, 4367, 4368, or 4390.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH designated as EDRD3320.
  7. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including EDCI 1102, 2201, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693, and EDSE 4350..
  8. General Elective: 4 SCH, at least 3 SCH must be at the 3000-4000 level.

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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  4. Computer Science: 4 SCH in COSC 1136, COSC 1336
  5. Major: 33 SCH including 1 SCH excess in the core, MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3330, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4335, 4345 and 3 SCH from any 4000 level MATH course.
  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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  7. General 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.
  8. Electives: 5 SCH.

Degree Requirements for the BA with a Major in Mathematics with Grades 7-12 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". 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  4. Major: 33 SCH and the 1 SCH excess of Mathematics taken as part of the core; MATH 2414, 2415, 3310, 3325; 3330, 3360, 3365, 4310, 4335, 4390.
  5. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including: EDCI 1102, 2201, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693 and EDSE 4350.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.
  7. Computer Science: 4 SCH of COSC 1136, 1336.
  8. General Electives: 6 SCH with at least 3 SCH at the 3000-4000 level.

Degree Requirements for the BA in Multidisciplinary Studies

  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. Required Electives: 5 SCH including 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra, UNIV 1101 and UNIV 1102.
  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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 48 SCH including COMM 4350 and 15 SCH each in three concentration with at least 9 SCH at the 3000-4000 level. The concentration areas may be chosen from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  6. General Electives: 19 SCH, at least fifteen of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.

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 10 SCH at the 3000-4000 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  6. General Elective: 6 SCH at the 3000-4000 level .
  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 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 5 weeks 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 4312 or 4313 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  5. Major: 32 SCH including PSYC 2301, 2314, 2117/2317, 3102/3302, 3301, 4301 and 4325; 9 SCH from PSYC 3304, 3310, 3311, 3315, 4199-4399, 4303, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309, 4310, or 4315. Note - Minimum entrance requirement for a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: PSYC 3302, 4301, 4303, 4308 with a grade of "B."
  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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  7. Advanced General Electives: 19 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 5 weeks in a non-English speaking country.
  6. Major: 33 SCH including SOCI 1301, 1306, 3304, 3305, (4310 or 4317) and 4380; 15 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  8. Electives: 15 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. Foreign Language: 6 SCH selected from the same language (Arabic, French, or Portuguese).
  5. Major: 33 SCH including SPAN 3300, 3305, 3310, 4303, 4308, 4312 and 4399; and 12 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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field,outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  8. General Elective: 18 SCH, at least 12 of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  9. BA/MA Option: See Combined BA/MA Programs in this section.

Degree Requirements for the BA in Spanish 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. Second Romance Language: 6 SCH selected from the same Romance language (FREN, LATI or PORT).
  5. Major: 39 SCH including SPAN 3300, 3305, 3310, 4303, 4308, 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; 12 SCH selected from any SPAN at the 3000-4000 level.
  6. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including EDCI 1102, 2210, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693, and EDSE 4350.
  7. Support Area: 3 SCH designated as EDRD 3320.
  8. General Elective: 1 SCH.

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”. Any course listed in Appendix A will satisfy the Visual/Literary/Performing Arts required in the Core Curriculum for instrumentalists. Voice majors must take MUSI 1161, 1162 and 2161.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 63 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, and 3301; 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 Electives: 12 SCH of 3000-4000 level MUAP, MUEN or MUSI with approval of 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". Any course listed in Appendix A will satisfy the Visual/Literary/Performing Arts required in the Core Curriculum for instrumentalists. Voice majors must take MUSI 1161, 1162 and 2161.
  3. MATH Elective: 3 SCH selected from any math course above the level of College Algebra.
  4. Major: 59 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. 8 SCH of MUEN Performance Music Ensemble. 35 SCH of MUSI to include MUSI 1116, 1117, 1181, 1182, 1211, 1212, 1302, 2116, 2181, 2211, 3253, 3254, 3300, 3301; 3 SCH selected from MUSI 3346 and 3347; MUSI 3133, MUSI 3183; 3 SCH from MUSI 3127, 3135, 3166, 3168, 3188, or 3189 which must not be in concentration associated with major instrument; and 2 SCH selected from MUSI 4257, 4258 or 4259 which should be in concentration associated with major instrument. When enrolled in MUAP 1213, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 1010. When enrolled in MUAP 3213, students must be concurrently enrolled in both an assigned University ensemble and MUAP 3010.
  5. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including: EDCI 1102, 2210, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693 and EDSE 3324.
  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.

PROGRAM 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: 8 SCH designated as MATH 2414, MATH 3330 and 1 SCH surplus from core.
  4. Major: 38 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, 3431, 3451, 4120, 4411 and 12 SCH selected from any additional CHEM course at the 3000-4000 level. CHEM 4120 should be taken twice for the major.
  5. Minor: A minimum of 20 SCH from one discipline at least twelve of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. See Appendix C.
  6. Supporting Sciences Curriculum: 12 SCH including PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102 and BIOL 1406.

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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  5. Electives: 5 SCH.

Degree Requirements for the BS with a Major in Science with Grades 7-12 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: 4 SCH, MATH 2412.
  4. Major: 44 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 - GEOL 1303/1103; Life Science - 4 SCH from BIOL 1411, 1413 or 2421; and BIOL 3406, 3410, 3412, 3413; Physical Science - PHYS 1301/1101, 1302/1102; Chemical Science - CHEM 1412 and 2423. Additional requirement of 4 SCH from any advanced BIOL, CHEM, GEOL.
  5. Professional Education Core: 26 SCH including EDCI 1102, 2210, 3224, 3301, 3302, 3315, 4310, 4693, and EDSE 4350.
  6. Support Area: 3 SCH of EDRD 3320.
  7. General Elective: 1 SCH.

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: 66 SCH including COSC 1136, 1336, ENGR 1201, 1202, 1204, 2103, 2303, 2105, 2305, 2372, 2376, SENG 3300, 3310, 3320, 3330, 3337, 3340, 3350, 3370, 3380, 4301, 4315, 4350, 4360, and SENG 4390.
  4. MATH: 12 SCH including 1 SCH surplus from core and MATH 2414, MATH 2415, and MATH 3310.
  5. Systems Engineering Electives: 6 SCH selected from SENG 4330, SENG 4340, SENG 4370, SENG 4385, SENG 4152-4352, SENG 4195-4395, SENG 4199-4399.

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 5 weeks 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: 33 SCH including CRIJ 1301, 2329, 4321, 4325, SOCI 3336 , (CRIJ 3305 or SOCI 3305); 3 SCH from CRIJ 1306, 2313, 2328, and 12 SCH from any 3000-4000 level 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.
  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. Instead of a minor, students may complete 18 SCH of electives, 12 SCH of which must be at the 3000-4000 level, from any discipline, except the major field, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
  8. Electives: 15 SCH, at least nine of which must be at the 3000-4000 level.

 

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