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  • College Information
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Geological Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics
    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

    Major Fields

    The College of Science offers BS degrees in the following disciplines: Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, and Psychology. The specific requirements for these disciplines and various options may be found in the academic department sections of this catalog (Psychology is listed under the College of Liberal Arts). In addition, BS degrees are offered in the following interdisciplinary areas: Life/Earth Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Physical Sciences. Students planning to obtain a degree in the College of Science must major in one of the above fields. Students planning to enter medical or dental schools normally obtain a BS or BA degree in science and, for this reason, they should declare a major field (pre-medical and pre-dental are not major fields).

    Double Majors Students may enroll as double majors in all BS degree plans except Earth Science, Life/Earth Science, Natural Science, and Physical Science. Double majors in a single department are not allowed. Geophysics majors are limited in the selection of a second major to Applied Mathematics. All other BS degree plans are limited in the selection of a second major to one of the approved minors for the major degree plan. Double majors must satisfactorily complete all course work required of majors in each department.

    Second Baccalaureate Degrees Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree at an accredited institution may enroll as candidates for a second baccalaureate degree in the College of Science. This degree will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of all Bachelor of Science degree requirements in the College of Science. Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree must complete at least 24 semester hours, specified by the department, following the award of the first baccalaureate degree. Students may petition the Dean of Science to reserve up to 9 semester hours taken during the last semester of the initial degree work for credit toward the second BS degree. Students may not obtain a second baccalaureate degree in the same academic department as the first degree.

    Pre-Science Program

    Entering students wishing to obtain a B.S. in mathematics or science will be classified as pre-science students for not less than one semester after their admission to the university. Pre-science students must complete all the requirements of a pre-science program designed to prepare them for college success. Pre-Science students must make satisfactory progress toward completing the pre-science program, including:

    1. Completion of the specified orientation program
    2. Meeting with a pre-science advisor each semester
    3. Completion of an approved program of study. The program of study depends upon the intended major and includes specific courses in mathematics and English composition dependent upon placement.
    4. Enrollment in a mathematics course each semester until completion of the mathematics prerequisite for Calculus I
    5. Maintaining a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in all courses and a "C" or better in mathematics and science courses

    Upon completion of the pre-science program, students shall petition for a change of major from pre-science to a selected major. Students who do not make satisfactory progress toward completion of the pre-science program may be placed on college probation or college suspension (see the College/Major Academic Standing section of this Catalog).


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