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    Dr. Thomas E. Brady,
    Dr. Larry P. Jones,
    Associate Dean
    Dr. Pablo Arenaz,
    Associate Dean for
    Entering Students
    Dr. Jorge A. Lopez,
    Assistant Dean Bell Hall, Room 100
    Phone: (915) 747-5536
    Fax: (915) 747-6807
    E-mail: science@utep.edu

  • College Information
    1.- Intoduction
    2.- Undergraduate Programs
    3.- Departamental Honors Programs
    4.- Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
    5.- Major Fields
    6.- Advising
    7.- Preprofessional Advice
    8.- Secondary Teacher Certification
    9.- Degree Plans
    10.- Lower-Division Courses
    11.- Upper Division Courses
    12.- Interdisiplinary Degrees
    13.- Interdisiplinary Courses

    Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

    The BS degree in all science disciplines requires a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit including a minimum of 45 upper-division (junior and senior) semester hours. A GPA of 2.0 must be achieved in all course work at UTEP and in all course work in the major department. In addition, a grade of "C" or better must be achieved in the following courses: all courses used to fulfill the University Core Curriculum requirements, all lower-division courses in the major and minor, and all lower-division MATH and STAT courses. Individual degree plans may restrict or extend some of the general education requirements, which are:

    Communication: Completion of the English composition and speech component of the University Core Curriculum and ENGL 3359 (Technical Writing)

    Mathematics: Completion of MATH 1411 and either MATH 1312 or the sequence STAT 2380, STAT 2182, and STAT 2381

    Natural Science: An additional science, not the major or minor, consisting of two semesters of lecture and laboratory is required. The BS in Natural Science does not require an additional science. Approved additional sciences are listed for the various majors.

    Humanities: Completion of the humanities component of the University Core Curriculum

    Visual and Performing Arts: Completion of the visual and performing arts component of the University Core Curriculum.

    U.S. History: HIST 1301 and HIST 1302

    Federal and State Government: POLS 2310 and POLS 2311

    Social and Behavioral Sciences: Completion of the social and behavioral sciences component of the University Core Curriculum

    Institutionally Designated Option: Completion of the Institutionally Designated Option component of the University Core Curriculum

    Major: Completion of a major field concentration of prescribed courses. Specific disciplines have requirements that range from 36 to 44 semester hours, with a minimum of 21 semester hours of upper-division credits. In addition, Interdisciplinary majors are also offered; they range from 49 to 56 semester hours. All lower-division courses in the major must be completed with a "C" or better.

    Minor: The completion of a minimum of 18 semester hours, at least 6 of which must be upper-division in an area related to the major. All lower-division courses in the minor must be completed with a "C" or better. Each degree plan specifies acceptable minors and College of Science minors are listed by each department. Secondary teacher certification requires a minor in secondary education. If this minor is selected and no other minor is required (each department specifies if an additional minor is required), a minimum of twelve approved semester hours in a supporting field to the major is required. Interdisciplinary majors do not require a minor.

    Elective Courses: In addition to the above requirements, elective courses of general interest or relevance to the major field of the student as needed to complete the required 128 semester hours credit and the minimum 45 upper-division semester hours of credit are required. Courses in which the material is repetitive of, or included within, courses required by the department or college may not be applied as elective credit toward the BS degree.


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