Registration rules by dept | Spring 2023

School of Architecture

includes ARI architectural interior design | ARC architecture | CRP community and regional planning | LAR landscape architecture | U D urban design

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Michelle Addington, dean, GOL 2.308, B7500, 471-1922

Uli Dangel, associate dean, GOL 2.310, 471-5157

Allan Shearer, associate dean, WMB 4.112A, 232-5286

Charlton Lewis, assistant dean, GOL 2.310, 471-1922

undergraduate student matters 471-0109 or soa-ug@austin.utexas.edu.

graduate student matters 471-0134 or soa_grad@austin.utexas.edu.

soa.utexas.edu

 

Registration: Please visit the “Registration” modules in the Undergraduate Office or Graduate Office

Canvas portals for detailed registration information. Please include your UT EID, course name(s), and unique number(s) in all registration emails.

Course Descriptions: Detailed course descriptions are available at soa.utexas.edu/courses/.

Prerequisites: Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the prerequisites listed in this Course Schedule may be dropped from the course.

Waitlists: For students not in the School of Architecture who are unable to add to a waitlist, please send your EID, unique number(s), and course name(s) to soa-ug@austin.utexas.edu for undergraduate students or soa_grad@austin.utexas.edu for graduate students to receive access to a waitlist.

Restricted graduate courses: Many graduate courses are restricted to students currently enrolled in SOA programs. Non-SOA graduate students may register for restricted SOA graduate courses with the

approval of the course instructor and the Graduate Office.

Independent research courses: Students without approved proposals will be dropped from the course(s). Visit the Undergraduate Office or Graduate Office Canvas portals for proposal instructions.

School of Architecture minors: Information is available at soa.utexas.edu/apply/undergraduateminors.

Studio room assignments will be announced after the studio lottery.

Red McCombs School of Business

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Lillian Mills, dean, GSB 2.104, B6000, 471-5921

Eric Hirst, sr associate dean for academic affairs, GSB 2.104, 471-5058

Doug Morrice, associate dean, CBA 2.400, 471-0690

Warren Joe Hahn, associate dean, CBA 2.502, 471-7698

Steven Kachelmeier, department chair

MBA program office, CBA 2.502, 471-7698

mccombsmba@mccombs.utexas.edu | mccombs.utexas.edu/mba

BBA programs office, CBA 2.400, 471-0690

texasbba@mccombs.utexas.edu | mccombs.utexas.edu/bba

Business Foundations Program courses are designed for nonbusiness students and are not open to students enrolled in the McCombs School of Business. Nonbusiness students may register for the following Business Foundations Program courses: ACC 310F, B A 320F, FIN 320F, I B 320F, LEB 320F, MAN 320F, MIS 302F, and MKT 320F. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

All undergraduate business courses (with the exception of Business Foundations Program courses) are restricted to students who are enrolled in the McCombs School of Business.

Exceptions. See the headnote for each department in the school for any exceptions to the restrictions listed above.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the prerequisites listed in this Course Schedule may be dropped from the course.

Business Administration

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Internship. Prior to registering for B A 353, students must petition online at my.mccombs.utexas.edu/BBA/Advising/Degree-Planning/Internship-Requirement and receive consent from the BBA Internship Director.

All graduate business courses are restricted to students currently enrolled in the MBA Program. Non-MBA graduate students may register for graduate business courses with the approval of the course instructor and the MBA Program Office, CBA 2.502.

B A 391 and 691. To register for B A 391 or 691, students must submit consent forms to the MBA Program Office. Forms for non-McCombs students are available in CBA 2.502.

Non-MBA graduate students may register for graduate business courses on the fifth class day with the approval of the course instructor and the MBA Program Office, CBA 2.316.

Department of Accounting

includes ACC accounting | to Sch of Business rules »

Michael Clement, chair, CBA 4M.202, B6400, 471-5215

mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/Accounting

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Accounting is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the BBA program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • ACC 310F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

No student may register for any accounting course that requires consent of instructor or consent of the course coordinator without first receiving consent. Students without consent will be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Graduate accounting classes are restricted to graduate students in the Red McCombs School of Business.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for ACC 179C or ACC 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Finance 

includes FIN finance | R E real estate | to Sch of Business rules »

Sheridan Titman, chair

Will Way, associate chair, CBA 6.222, B6600, 471-4368

mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/Finance

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Finance is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the BBA program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • FIN 320F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for FIN 179C or FIN 379C students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Business, Government, and Society

includes BGS business, government and society | LEB legal environment of business | to Sch of Business rules »

Kishore Gawande, chair, CBA 5.202, B6500, 471-5246

mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/BGS

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Business, Government and Society is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should contact the Department of Business, Government and Society office for verification of eligibility to take the course.
  • LEB 320F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for BGS 179, BGS 379, LEB 179, or LEB 379 students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management

includes D S decision science | MIS management information systems | O M operations management |     R M risk management | STA statistics | to Sch of Business rules »

Stathis Tompaidis, chair, CBA 5.202, B6500, 471-3322

Katie Gray, assistant chair

mccombs.utexas.edu/departments/irom

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Information, Risk, and Operations Management is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the BBA program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • MIS 302F Business Foundations Program course is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
  • O M courses are open to engineering students.
  • R M 357E is open to all upper-division business and engineering students and to economics and actuarial science majors.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for MIS 179, MIS 379, O M 179, O M 379, or R M 379, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. Students registering for these courses must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Department of Management

includes MAN management | to Sch of Business rules »

Caroline Bartel, chair, CBA 4.202, B6300, 471-4803

mccombs.utexas.edu/dept/management

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Management is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the BBA program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • MAN 320F (Business Foundations Program course) is open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for MAN 179C or MAN 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. Students registering for these courses must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Technology Commercialization

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Department of Marketing

MKT marketing | to Sch of Business rules »

Andrew Gershoff, chair, CBA 7.202, B6700, 471-1128

mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/Marketing

Enrollment in undergraduate courses in the Department of Marketing is restricted to business students. Exceptions:

  • Nonbusiness majors whose degree programs specifically require an upper-division business course may take the required course. Students who find that they cannot add the course via the web should check with the BBA program office, CBA 2.400, for verification of eligibility to take the course. Enrollment exception petitions must be submitted prior to the fourth class day (second class day in summer).
  • MKT 320F and I B 320F (Business Foundations Program courses) are open only to nonbusiness students. Business Foundations Program courses may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Students are expected to meet course prerequisites. A student who has not met the stated prerequisites may be dropped from the course.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, evening examinations lasting from one to three hours may be held at times announced in advance through the class syllabus, which the instructor must furnish the first week of regularly scheduled classes.

Independent Research courses. Prior to registering for MKT 179C, MKT 379C, I B 179C or I B 379C, students must contact a faculty member of their choice in this department to discuss registration for independent study. After doing so, students must obtain written approval in the department chair's office.

Mellie Price, director

MSTC Program, Red McCombs School of Business, 1 University Station, B6004, 495-5123

mstc@mccombs.utexas.edu | mccombs.utexas.edu/mstc

The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin offers a one-year executive Master of Science degree in Technology Commercialization. Courses on the management of technology and innovation, technology transfer, and technology commercialization are offered both on campus and via the web. These courses are restricted to students enrolled in the MSTC program. The fee for the executive MSTC degree program includes tuition, fees, lodging and most meals during the international trip, textbooks, software, and other course materials.

Moody College of Communication

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Jay M. Bernhardt, dean, DMC 5.312, 512-471-8100

Cassandre G. Alvarado, associate dean, undergraduate education, DMC 2.600, 512-471-1553

moody.utexas.edu

Any student enrolled in a Moody College of Communication course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

Course descriptions for Moody College Honors Program classes may be found at moody.utexas.edu/academics/moody-honors/.

Course descriptions for the UT in Los Angeles program may be found at moody.utexas.edu/utla.

Course descriptions for the UT in New York program may be found at utny.utexas.edu/.

Instructions to register for a Moody internship course may be found at moody.utexas.edu/students/internships-academic-credit.

Communication

includes COM communication| Moody College rules »

Any student enrolled in a COM course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

Moody College students: Meet with your adviser to determine how COM courses will count toward your Moody College degree.

Internship. Registration for a COM internship requires the completion of the Moody College Internship Application, which may be found at moody.utexas.edu/students/internships-academic-credit (this excludes the UT in Los Angeles Program).

Communication and Leadership

includes CLD communication and leadership | Moody College rules»

Minette Drumwright, director, DMC 4.338, 512-471-1101

Jennifer Jones Barbour, associate director, CMA 7.112, 512-471-5251

moody.utexas.edu/academics/degree-programs/communication-leadership

Department of Advertising and Public Relations

includes ADV advertising | P R public relations | Moody College rules»

Natalie Tindall, director & chair, DMC 4.338

advertising.utexas.edu

Departmental requirements. It is the student's responsibility to be aware before registering of course prerequisites and degree requirements published in the catalog. Changes to prerequisites and requirements published in the catalog are listed on information sheets available to students in the departmental office prior to registration. Students who fail to meet course prerequisites or to secure required consent prior to registering for a course may be dropped from that course.

Attendance. Any student enrolled in an advertising or public relations course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course. Contact the departmental office prior to the first class meeting to report absences on that day due to emergencies only.

Consent of supervising professor. Prior to registering for ADV 389, 698A, 698B, 398R, 399R, 699R, 999R, 399W, 699W, or 999W, graduate students must turn in a consent form to the graduate adviser with the written consent of the supervising professor. Contact the departmental office for consent application deadlines. Students who have not submitted consent forms prior to the first class day will be automatically dropped from these classes.

Independent study courses. Prior to registering for ADV 379H, 179J, 279J, 379J, 479J, P R 179, 279, 379, 379H, or any other independent study course, students must contact the faculty member of their choice in the Stan Richards School to discuss registration in these independent study courses. Students and faculty members will work together to plan the individual course material. After an agreement is reached, students must follow the procedure stated on https://moody.utexas.edu/academics/undergraduate/independent-study. Students who take ADV 189 must register for a topic of 189 for three consecutive semesters.

Advertising internship. When taking ADV 650, 350, 151, P R 650, 350, or 151, students must arrange their own internship. The Moody College internship application and detailed information are available at advertising.utexas.edu/internships/undergraduate-internship-information.

Department of Communication Studies

includes CMS communication studies | Moody College rules »

Craig R. Scott, chair, CMA 7.112, 512-232-1714

commstudies.utexas.edu

A student may not register for more than nine semester hours of communication studies in one semester or summer session.

Any student enrolled in a communication studies course who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that course.

School of Journalism and Media

includes J journalism | Moody College rules »

Kathleen McElroy, director

main office, DMC 3.338, 512-471-1845; fax 512-471-7979

graduate office, DMC 3.340B, 512-471-5933

undergraduate advising office DMC 2.600, 512-471-1553

journalism.utexas.edu

Non-journalism majors must request permission to enroll in restricted journalism courses. Access will only be considered pending available space after all journalism majors have been accommodated. A student who registers for any upper-division course in the School of Journalism and Media without the required prerequisites will be dropped from the course.

Instructions on how to register for J 360F and J 160G are found at: https://moody.utexas.edu/students/internships 

Department of Radio-Television-Film

includes RTF radio-television-film | Moody College rules »

Noah Isenberg, chair

main office: CMA 6.120, 512-471-4071

graduate office, CMA 6.116, 512-471-3532

undergraduate advising office, DMC 2.600, 512-471-1153  

rtf.utexas.edu

Undergraduate program information. The Department of Radio-Television-Film offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate curriculum designed to suit the particular needs of students in the various fields of creative production in the entertainment media industries and in film and media studies. Prerequisites are listed with specific courses. Detailed course descriptions are available at rtf.utexas.edu/undergraduate/courses and rtf.utexas.edu/graduate/courses.

Consent information. Consent of instructor and/or the department is required for certain upper-division classes. Information about the consent process will be made available prior to registration.

Other departmental requirements and policies. Any student enrolled in RTF 317 or RTF 318 or in any upper-division RTF class who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from that class.

Students must earn a C- or better (or CR for courses offered only on a pass/fail basis) in all RTF courses that count toward the degree, unless otherwise noted.

Enrollment in upper-division RTF classes is usually restricted to RTF majors. Enrollment in lower-division classes may be limited to RTF majors during certain registration periods.

Upper-division courses in any area of RTF may be used to fulfill the degree requirement for 21 semester hours of upper-division coursework in RTF.

It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all degree requirements published in the "Moody College of Communication" section of the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are also expected to maintain and check regularly an @utexas.edu mail address, and to review periodically the department website for updates on policies and other important information.

Equipment check-in/-out procedure. Check-in and check-out of equipment for RTF production courses is by appointment only in HSM 2.102, 512-471-6565.

Instructions to register for RTF internship courses may be found at: moody.utexas.edu/students/internships

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

includes SLH speech, language, and hearing sciences | Moody College rules »

Rajinder Koul, chair, CMA 4.114, 512-471-4119 slhs.utexas.edu/

College of Education

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Charles Martinez, Jr., dean

Beth Maloch, associate dean for teacher education, student affairs, and administration

Student Services Division, SZB 216, D5001, 471-3223

education.utexas.edu

Melissa Wetzel, chair

Janice Todd, interim chair

Certification. Students who are seeking teacher certification should select from the following options:

Certification.

early childhood thru grade 6

generalist or bilingual generalist

grades 4-8

math, science, English/language arts/reading, social studies

grades 8-12

math, science, computer science, English/language arts/reading, history, social studies, languages other than English

grades All-level

special education, art, music, theatre, kinesiology

  • Grades 4-8, 8-12, and all-level certification require an academic major in the subject to be taught.

Advising. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in special education, kinesiology, or early childhood to grade six should consult an adviser in the College of Education Student Division, SZB 216. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in English/language arts/reading, history, social studies, or languages other than English should consult an adviser in the UTeach Liberal Arts program, BEL 224. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in math, science, or computer science should consult an adviser in the UTeach Natural Sciences program, PAI 4.02. Students interested in pursuing teacher certification in art, music, or theatre should consult an adviser in that department.

Grade policy. For students seeking early childhood through grade six or all-level generic special education certification, admission to the Professional Development Sequence requires a University grade point average of at least 2.5 and a grade of at least C in each prerequisite course in the major. To progress within the sequence, the student must maintain a University grade point average of at least 2.5 and earn a grade of at least C in each course in the sequence.

Applied Learning and Development

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Richard Hogeda, SZB 216, D5001, 471-3223

Specific coursework related to applied learning and development is required of students seeking teacher certification before they begin their professional development sequence. Courses vary depending on which level of certification is being sought. Students seeking teacher certification will be given priority in registering for applied learning and development courses.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

includes EDC curriculum and instruction | FLE foreign language education | STM science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education | to Col of Ed rules »

Cynthia Salinas, chair, SZB 406G, D5700, 471-5942

Anthony Brown, graduate adviser

ci.edb.utexas.edu

Admission to the professional development sequence of upper-division courses for teacher certification requires formal acceptance. See an academic adviser in SZB 216 for admission requirements.

Students who do not meet the prerequisite for a course may be dropped from that course.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

includes ELP educational leadership and policy | to Col of Ed rules »

Victor Saenz, chair, SZB 3.308D, D5700, 232-7519

edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/edadmin/

Department of Educational Psychology

includes EDP educational psychology | to Col of Ed rules »

Kevin Cokley, chair, SZB 5.708, D5800, 471-4155

edpsych.edb.utexas.edu

Students enrolled in undergraduate EDP courses must complete a research requirement consisting of either four hours of participation as subjects in educational psychology research studies or an alternate research assignment.

Departmental approval is required to register for most graduate EDP courses. See individual course notelines. Call 471-4155 or 471-0500 for registration assistance.

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

includes HED health education | KIN kinesiology | PED physical education | to Col of Ed rules »

Janice S. Todd, interim chair, BEL 718AN, D3700, 471-0993

undergraduate advising and career services, SZB 216, D5001, 471-3223

graduate advising office, BEL 722, D3700, 232-6015

education.utexas.edu/departments/kinesiology-health-education

Physical education for the general college student. PED 101C-108S courses are physical activity courses provided on an elective basis to the general college student. Hours earned by taking physical activity courses may be counted in the lower-division hours required for a degree as approved in the degree programs of the various colleges and schools.

Those classes not designated for men or for women are coeducational and may be selected by both men and women.

The meeting times listed in this Course Schedule include any time necessary prior to and following the activity period of one hour.

The classification "beginning" or "basic" indicates that the instruction will be based on the assumption that the students enrolled have very little or no prior formal instruction or equivalent experience in the activity. To qualify for an intermediate- or advanced-level course, a student must have completed a semester or the equivalent of beginning- or intermediate-level instruction, respectively.

Students with health problems or other limitations on physical activity should consult with the medical staff of the Student Health Center for health grade classification and advice regarding participation in physical activity courses.

Science Education Center

includes SCI science | to Col of Ed rules »

James P. Barufaldi, SZB 3.318B, D5700, 471-7354

jamesb@mail.utexas.edu

Science-Mathematics Education Program

includes SME science-mathematics education | to Col of Ed rules »

Catherine Riegle-Crumb, graduate adviser, SZB 346B, D5700 

edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/ci/programs/stem

Department of Special Education

includes SED special education | to Col of Ed rules »

Mark F. O'Reilly, chair, SZB 3.708, D5300, 471-4161 

edb.utexas.edu/education/departments/sped/

Cockrell School of Engineering

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Roger T. Bonnecaze, interim dean, ECJ 10.310, C2100, 471-1166

Gerald E. Speitel Jr., associate dean for academic affairs, ECJ 10.322, 471-7995

John G. Ekerdt, associate dean for research, ECJ 10.334, 471-2125

Michele Meyer, assistant dean for student services and advising, EER 2.828, 471-4321

studentservices@engr.utexas.edu | engr.utexas.edu

Courses for first-semester engineering majors

A Credit by Examination. If you are eligible for credit by examination from Advanced Placement Examinations, SAT II: Subject Tests, etc., contact the Student Testing Services to receive appropriate credit:

learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/faqs-and-contact-information | ctl.utexas.edu/studenttesting/

B Placement in Mathematics. Your mathematics course sequence depends on your score for the SAT II Subject Test in Mathematics (Level 1 or 2). Scores for Level 2 are shown in parentheses.

  • 1 If your score is 560 to 590 (530 to 550), you are eligible to enroll in M 408C but are encouraged to enroll in M 408K.
  • 2 If your score is 600(560) or greater, you may enroll in M 408C

C Placement in Chemistry. Your chemistry course sequence depends upon the following:

  • 1 If your score on the College Board SAT II Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1 is 560 or greater or if you have credit for M 305G with a grade of at least C, you may enroll in CH 301.
  • 2 If you have credit for CH 301 with a grade of at least C, you may enroll in CH 302.
  • Note The University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required for chemical engineering majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or the equivalent.



    If you received credit for CH 301 by passing the University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 and are a chemical, biomedical, civil, or petroleum engineering major, you should enroll in CH 302. This course is optional in other degree programs.

D Placement in Physics. Your physics course sequence depends upon the following:

  • 1 If you completed a course in high school physics and have credit for M 408C or 408K, enroll in PHY 303K and 103M.
  • 2 If you did not complete a course in high school physics, enroll in PHY 306. To enroll in PHY 306 you must have credit for M 305G and it is assumed that you will be concurrently enrolled in either M 408C or 408K.

Admission

Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. All students who wish to major in engineering must be admitted to the University according to the procedures given in General Information.

Information is available from the The University of Texas at Austin, Engineering Student Services, Cockrell School of Engineering, EER 2.828, C2108, Austin, TX 78712, 512-471-7321.

Students who have questions about the requirements of a specific degree plan should contact the appropriate departmental advising office. Additional information about academic advising can be found at engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/advising.

Engineering Studies

includes E S engineering studies | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Gerald E. Speitel, Jr., C2108, EER, 471-4321

studentservices@engr.utexas.edu

General Engineering

includes G E general engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Gerald E. Speitel, Jr., C2108, EER, 471-4321

studentservices@engr.utexas.edu | engr.utexas.edu/undergraduate/services/ge

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

includes ASE aerospace engineering | COE computational engineering | E M engineering mechanics | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Clint Dawson, chair, ASE 2.200A, C0600, 471-7593

undergraduate affairs, ASE 2.224, 471-7594

graduate affairs, ASE 2.228, 471-7595

ae.utexas.edu

Department of Biomedical Engineering

includes BME biomedical engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Tyrone Porter, chair, BME 3.110, C0800, 471-3604

undergraduate advising office, BME 3.308, 471-4254

bme.advising@utexas.edu

graduate advising office, BME 3.308, 475-8500

margocousins@utexas.edu | bme.utexas.edu

Biomedical engineering is focused on the development of clinically translatable solutions for human health and educating the next generation of biomedical engineers through the integration of science, engineering, and medicine in a discovery-centered environment. In our state-of-the-art facility, students have access to the very latest in laboratory equipment, research facilities, and technology. Our department offers interested students the opportunity to participate in faculty research while pursuing their undergraduate degrees.

John J. McKetta Jr. Department of Chemical Engineering

includes CHE chemical engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Delia Milliron, chair, CPE 2.802E, C0400, 471-5238

graduate affairs, CPE 5.404, 471-6991

undergraduate affairs, CPE 2.706, 471-6443

advising@che.utexas.edu | engr.utexas.edu/programs/chemical

The University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required for chemical engineering majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or the equivalent. Contact Student Testing Services for further information:

learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/faqs-and-contact-information

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

includes ARE architectural engineering | C E civil engineering | EVE environmental engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Robert Gilbert, chair, ECJ 4.200, C1700, 471-4921

undergraduate affairs, ECJ 4.200, 471-4921

graduate affairs, ECJ 4.200, 471-4921

caee@engr.utexas.edu | caee.utexas.edu

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Diana Marculescu, chair, EER 2.876, C0803, 471-6179

undergraduate student office, EER 2.884, 471-1851

advising@ece.utexas.edu

graduate student office, EER 2.892, 471-8511

gulick@mail.utexas.edu

ece.utexas.edu

Undergraduate courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are generally restricted to Electrical and Computer Engineering students; however, certain courses are open to other majors when the course is part of a required or optional sequence in the degree program.

Graduate courses in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering are available to all graduate students enrolled at UT Austin with the exception of the Option III courses.

Courses denoted by the suffix -SE are restricted to students in the Option III Software Engineering Program. Classes meet all day on Friday and Saturday one weekend per month. Fees include tuition, orientation, summer projects courses, lab fees, course materials, software, master's report courses, and graduation. Fees are subject to change.

Engineering Management

includes ENM engineering management | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Steven Nichols, director, P O Box H, 78713-8908, CEE 1.204, A2800, 232-5172

utmasters@engr.utexas.edu | lifelong.engr.utexas.edu/pme

Engineering Management is a two-year Option III program offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering. The program enables special scheduling so that professionals may remain close to their technical careers in industry while earning a Master of Science degree with a major in engineering management. Courses include project management, risk analysis, system design metrics, managing organizations, and legal issues.

ENM courses are restricted to students in the Engineering Management program. Classes meet all day Friday and Saturday one weekend per month. Fees include tuition, orientation, summer projects courses, lab fees, course materials, software, master’s thesis courses, and graduation.

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

includes MFG manufacturing systems engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Richard Neptune, chair, ETC 5.208A, C2200, 471-0796

graduate affairs, ETC 5.224, 471-1136

advising@me.utexas.edu | me.utexas.edu

Materials Science and Engineering

includes MSE materials science and engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Arumugam Manthiram, director, ETC 9.104, C2201, 471-1791

tmi.utexas.edu

Materials Science and Engineering is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences. Appropriate course offerings for the program are listed in the Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics.

J. Mike Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

includes M E mechanical engineering | ORI operations research and industrial engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Richard Neptune, chair, ETC 5.208A, C2200, 471-0796

undergraduate affairs, ETC 5.224, 471-1136

graduate affairs, ETC 5.224, 471-1136

advising@me.utexas.edu | me.utexas.edu

Operations Research and Industrial Engineering

J. Eric Bickel, program coordinator, ETC 5.128C, C2200, 232-8316

graduate affairs, ETC 5.224, 471-1136

advising@me.utexas.edu | orie.utexas.edu

Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

includes PGE petroleum and geosystems engineering | to Cockrell Sch of Engr rules »

Jon E. Olson, chair, CPE 2.502G, C0300, 471-7375

pge.utexas.edu

Graduate affairs, CPE 3.168B, 471-3258 

Undergraduate affairs, CPE 3.168B 471-1259

pgegradoffice@mail.utexas.edu| pgeundergradoffice@mail.utexas.edu

 

College of Fine Arts

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Ramón Rivera-Servera, dean, DFA 1.103, D1400, 471-1655

finearts.utexas.edu

Fine Arts

includes F A fine arts | to Col of Fine Arts rules»

Doug Dempster, dean, DFA 1.103, D1400, 471-1655

Holly Williams, senior associate dean

John Turci-Escobar, assistant dean

Christopher Montes, Manager of Advising and Academic Service

School of Design and Creative Technologies

Doreen Lorenzo, asst. dean

includes AET arts and entertainment technologies | DES design | ITD integrated design | to Col of Fine Arts rules»

Michael Baker, chair, Arts and Entertainment Technologies, DFA 2.400, D1400, 471-1655

caet.finearts.utexas.edu

undergraduate student office, DFA 1.103F, D1400, 475-7993

Katherine Canales, chair, Design

Monica Penick, chair, 

Department of Art and Art History

includes AED art education | ARH art history | ART studio art | to Col of Fine Arts rules»

Susan Rather, chair

undergraduate academic adviser: DFA 2.530, D1300, 475-7718

graduate coordinator: DFA 2.504, D1300, 232-2047

utexas.edu/finearts/aah/

Students registering for studio art, art history, or art education, courses must meet undergraduate admissions and course prerequisites specified in chapter 8 of the Undergraduate Catalog and graduate admission and course prerequisites specified in chapter 4 of the Graduate Catalog.

Art education. Non-departmental majors interested in registering for undergraduate AED courses are eligible to enroll in AED 321C.

Art history: Non-departmental students can enroll in all ARH courses except for ARH 304, ARH 321, ARH 375, ARH 376, and ARH 379H. No prerequisites are required for art history courses (unless otherwise stated.)

Studio art. Non-departmental majors interested in registering for studio art (ART) courses are eligible to enroll in ART 352C, 352D, 352F, 352G, and ART 352J. If seats are available on the fourth class day of the fall or spring semesters or the second class day of either summer session, non-departmental majors may register for undergraduate studio art major courses with the approval of the course instructor.

Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music

includes CON conducting | MUS music | MBU music business | MRT music recording technology | ENS ensemble | PRF performance | BSN bassoon | CLA clarinet | D B double bass | DRS drum set | EUP euphonium | FLU flute | F H French horn | GUI guitar | HAR harp | HRC harpsichord | OBO oboe | OPR opera | ORG organ | PER percussion | PIA piano | REC recorder | SAX saxophone | TRO trombone | TRU trumpet | TBA tuba | VIB vibraphone | VIA viola | VIO violin | V C violoncello | VOI voice | to Col of Fine Arts rules »

Jeffrey Hellmer, chair

student office, MRH 3.836, E3100

generalinfo@mail.music.utexas.edu | music.utexas.edu

Approval from the Butler School of Music and confirmation of the instructor to whom a student has been assigned must be obtained before a student may register for or add any of the following music performance courses: BSN Bassoon; CLA Clarinet; CON Conducting; D B Double Bass; DRS Drum Set; EUP Euphonium; FLU Flute; F H French Horn; GUI Guitar; HAR Harp; HRC harpsichord; OBO Oboe; OPR Opera; ORG Organ; PER Percussion; PIA Piano; REC recorder; SAX Saxophone; TRO Trombone; TRU Trumpet; TBA Tuba; VIB vibraphone; VIA Viola; VIO Violin; V C Violoncello; VOI Voice.

All performance courses may be repeated for credit.

For non-music majors, specific information about auditions and music performance and ensemble courses is available at music.utexas.edu/perform-study/academics/non-music-majors.

All ensemble courses are open to any University student who qualifies by audition, and all may be repeated for credit. More information about ensembles and conductors is available at music.utexas.edu/.

Department of Theatre and Dance

includes T D theatre and dance | to Col of Fine Arts rules »

Megan Alrutz, interim chair, WIN 1.142, D3900, 471-5793

undergraduate advising office, WIN 1.142A, D3900, 232-2741

graduate student office, WIN 1.142A, D3900, 232-2741

finearts.utexas.edu/tad

General Statements: For all T D 302T, T D 303, T D 303C and T D 306 courses and sections any student who does not attend the first class meeting may be dropped from the course.  

For more information on topics courses, please visit our course description page at catalog.utexas.edu/undergraduate/fine-arts/courses/theatre-dance.

Jackson School of Geosciences

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Claudia Mora, dean, JGB 6.218, 505-629-8381

Veronica Vasquez, executive director of academics and student affairs, JGB 6.218, 471-5379

jsg.utexas.edu

Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program

includes EER energy and earth resources | to Sch of Geosci rules »

Richard Chuchla, director, EPS 1.138, C9000, 471-9875

J. Richard Kyle, graduate adviser, JGB 3.316D, C1100, 471-4351

jsg.utexas.edu/eer

Department of Geological Sciences

includes EVS environmental science | GEO geological sciences | to Sch of Geosci rules »

Danny Stockli, chair, JGB 2.112, 475-6037

Richard Ketcham, graduate adviser, JGB 3.316, 471-0260

Geological Sciences Administrative Offices, JGB 2.112, C9000, 512-471-5172, Fax 512-471-0959

undergraduate office JGB 2.102, 512-232-4544

graduate office JGB 2.102, 512-232-4544

jsg.utexas.edu

School of Information

includes I Informatics | INF information studies | ISP information security and privacy | to top of rules »

Eric Meyer, dean, UTA 5.334, 471-3828

Soo Young Rieh, associate dean for education, UTA 5.328, 471-2371

R. David Lankes, interim associate dean for research, UTA 5.446, 471-3821

Carla Criner, assistant dean for education and student affairs, UTA 5.308, 471-5654

Gwendolyn Kelso, graduate program administrator, UTA 5.304, 471-2416, gradoffice@ischool.utexas.edu.

Ying Ding, graduate advisor for INF, UTA 5.432, 471-3877, yingding@ischool.utexas.edu
Natasha Saldaña, undergraduate program coordinator, UTA 5.322, 471-2701, nvs@ischool.utexas.edu                  
Jeffery Willett, undergraduate advisor, UTA 5.134, 232-9257, jeffery.willett@ischool.utexas.edu.                                   
Aaron Ulmer, registration and course schedule administrator, UTA 5.312, 471-2297, aaron@ischool.utexas.edu         
Suzanne Barber, director/graduate adviser for MSISP, POB 5.102, 471-6152

Stephanie Michelle, education program manager for MSISP, POB 5.212, stephanie@identity.utexas.edu (for ISP registration and admission questions)
 

The School of Information (iSchool) offers: a PhD in Information Studies, a Master of Science in Information Studies (MSIS), a Master of Science in Information Security and Privacy (MSISP); and both a Bachelor of Science in Informatics (BSI) and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a Major in Informatics. The iSchool also offers an undergraduate minor in Informatics.

All courses in Information Security and Privacy are restricted to students admitted to the MSISP option III program. Admission and registration for this program is managed by the UT Center for Identity.

Please see your academic advisor or our website for more information about iSchool degree program requirements and registration rules.

School of Law

includes LAW law | to top of rules »

Robert Chesney, dean, TNH 2.118, D1800, 471-5151

utexas.edu/law

Non-law graduate students may not register for law classes until after the law school early registration period, and then only with the approval of the assistant dean for student affairs of the School of Law. Undergraduate students may not take law classes.

For requirements for the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, see the Law School Catalog.

College of Liberal Arts

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Ann Huff Stevens, dean, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141

Steven Hoelscher, associate dean for academic affairs, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141

Robert Crosnoe, associate dean for research, GEB 3.200, G6000, 471-4141

Mia Carter, associate dean for student affairs, GEB 2.200, G6100, 471-4271

liberalarts.utexas.edu

Liberal Arts

includes L A liberal arts | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Tatem Oldham, director, FAC 2.106, G6200, 471-7900

Liberal Arts Career Services

liberalarts.utexas.edu/career-services/



Research Apprenticeship Program

liberalarts.utexas.edu/undergraduate-students/academic-enrichment/undergraduate-research/apprenticeship-program.htm

 

Liberal Arts Honors

includes LAH liberal arts honors | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Marc A. Musick, director, RLP 2.104, G6210, 471-3458

lahonors@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/lahonors/

The College of Liberal Arts offers upper-division honors courses for students in the college who are pursuing the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. Plan I students who have completed at least sixty semester hours of coursework and have earned a University grade point average of at least 3.50 are eligible to enroll in these courses. To find complete course descriptions, please go to utexas.edu/cola/progs/lahonors/courses/.

The requirements for graduation with liberal arts honors are (1) graduation from the College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts, Plan I or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology; (2) a University grade point average of at least 3.50 at graduation; (3) completion of at least three upper-division liberal arts honors (LAH) courses with grades of A in two of the courses and a grade of at least B in the third; and (4) completion in residence at the University of at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree. The statement "Liberal Arts Honors" appears on the academic record of each graduate who fulfills these requirements. The student may earn both liberal arts honors and special honors in his or her major department.

Language Teaching Coordination

includes LTC language teaching coordination | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Thomas J. Garza, director, BUR 572, B7800, 471-6574

tjgarza@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/tlc/

Department of African and African Diaspora Studies

includes AFR African and African American studies | SWA Swahili | YOR Yoruba | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Kevin Foster, chair, GWB 2.100, E3400, 471-4362; fax 471-7351

liberalarts.utexas.edu/aads/

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies will add students to open classes through the fourth class day. For the fifth through twelfth class days, students will need to obtain the instructor's approval to be added.

Department of Air Force Science

includes AFS air force science | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David A. Haase, Colonel, USAF, chair

RLP 5.726, C3600, 471-1776

afrotcdet825@utexas.edu 

liberalarts.utexas.edu/afrotc/

Department of American Studies

includes AMS American studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Steven Hoelscher, chair, BUR 437, B7100, 471-7277

americanstudies@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/depts/ams

The Department of American Studies will add students to open classes through the fourth class day. A late add form, with permission from the instructor, is required during the fifth through twelfth class days; instructors are not required to add students to their classes, even if seats are available.

For American studies course descriptions please visit utexas.edu/cola/depts/ams/courses/.

Upper-division standing is strongly recommended for registration in all upper-division courses in American studies.

AMS 370 is a small upper-division substantial writing component seminar course in which students are required to contribute to discussions, conduct research, and complete a considerable amount of readings. Since American studies majors are required to take nine hours of AMS 370, the majority of seats are restricted to American studies majors.

Student may not register for more than two sections of AMS 370 in one semester. The department may drop students from AMS 370 if they enroll in more than two sections in one semester or have completed less than 60 hours of college coursework.

Department of Anthropology

includes ANT anthropology | STS science, technology, and society | ARY archaeology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Anthropology

Kamran Ali, chair, WCP 4.102, C3200, 471-3550

undergraduate office, 232-2181

graduate office, 232-2180

utexas.edu/cola/depts/anthropology

Science, Technology, and Society

sts@uts.cc.utexas.edu

Science, Technology, and Society is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Liberal Arts designed to prepare students to become leaders in the humane, intelligent, and critical uses of emerging technologies.

Archaeological Studies

Fred Valdez, director, WCP 4.102, C3200, 471-0060

undergraduate office, 232-2181

Department of Military Science

includes M S military science | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Matthew S. O'Neill, Lieutenant Colonel, USA, chair

RLP 5.412C, C3603, 512-232-5395

matthew.s.oneil@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/depts/arotc

Center for Asian American Studies

includes AAS Asian American studies| to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Eric Tang, director, BUR 556, A2200, 232-9468

aas@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/aas/

Department of Asian Studies

includes ANS Asian studies | BEN Bengali | CHI Chinese | HIN Hindi | JPN Japanese | KOR Korean | MAL Malayalam | PSH Pashto | SAN Sanskrit | SAL South Asian languages | TAM Tamil | TEL Telugu | URD Urdu | VTN Vietnamese | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Donald Davis, chair

WCH 4.134, G9300, 475-6040

utexas.edu/cola/depts/asianstudies

Lower-division language course sequences.

level 1

506 or 601D

2

507 or 610D

combined 1 and 2

604 (for students who can already understand or speak the language, but need to learn reading and writing)

3

312K or 412K or 611D

4

312L or 412L or 316C as a bridge course to upper-division classes

combined 3 and 4

612 (only students who have taken 604 or placed out of levels 1 and 2 should take 612; the option of 604 and 612 is currently available for CHI, HIN, and KOR courses only)



Registration for Chinese language courses. With the exception of students who have previously completed one or more Chinese courses at the University level, all students with some knowledge of Chinese who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin Chinese course must take the Chinese placement test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students with University-level credit for Chinese should contact the department to discuss which course is most appropriate for them.

Registration for Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu language courses. All students with some knowledge of Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin lower-division Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, or Urdu course must take the placement test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register.

Registration for Japanese language courses. With the exception of students who have previously completed one or more Japanese courses at the university level, all students with some knowledge of Japanese who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin Japanese course must take the Japanese placement test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students with university-level credit for Japanese should contact the department to discuss which course is most appropriate for them.

Registration for Korean language courses. All students with some knowledge of Korean, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin Korean course must take the UT Austin placement exam for Korean to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Accelerated KOR 604 and 612 are designed for students who understand and speak but do not read or write Korean; these students may not take KOR 506, 507, 412K, or 412L. To enroll in KOR 604, a student must have taken the placement exam and the results must indicate that the student is ineligible to receive credit for KOR 507. Students registering for KOR 604 must not claim credit for KOR 506.

Language placement tests. Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean placement tests are administered by Student Testing Services and are given only at scheduled times immediately prior to registration. Contact Student Testing Services for a schedule of test dates:

learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/faqs-and-contact-information

Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu credit tests are administered and scheduled annually or semesterly through the Department of Asian Studies. Contact the Asian Studies academic adviser (joni.carpenter@austin.utexas.edu) to schedule a test.

Catalogs, degree requirements, advising. Students should consult the Asian Studies adviser to determine under which catalog they are eligible to graduate. The adviser will determine which courses will satisfy the major, minor, and degree requirements specified in the catalog the student will follow.

Department of Classics

includes AHC ancient history and classical civilization | C C classical civilization | GK Greek | LAT Latin | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Sean Gurd, chair, WAG 123, C3400, 471-5742

undergraduate advising, GAR 1.140, 471-7670

graduate office, WAG 115, 471-1693

classics@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/classics

Classical civilization. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required for courses in classical civilization (C C) or ancient history and classical civilization (AHC). The only exceptions are the senior seminars in classical civilizations and ancient history, C C 375 and AHC 378, which have many or all seats restricted to majors. AHC and C C courses may not be counted as foreign language credit.

Unless otherwise indicated, all Greek courses are ancient Greek (including New Testament Greek).

Greek for degree requirements. Greek courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. For further information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Greek lower-division sequences. The standard lower-division Greek sequence is as follows: GK 506, 507, 311, 312K. The sequence may be started only in the fall semester. Students may also begin Greek through our summer intensive program: GK 804, 412, 311, 312K.

Latin for degree requirements. Latin courses may be used to satisfy the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I. For further information, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Latin lower-division sequences. The standard Latin sequence is as follows: LAT 506, 507, 511K. The Latin sequence may be started in fall, spring, or summer. 

Placement tests.  The UT Austin exam for credit Latin is administered prior to the fall and spring semesters (in August and January, respectively). Any student who has prior knowledge of Latin but who has not earned college credit in Latin should take the exam. For further information, consult the undergraduate adviser or Student Testing Services: testingservices.utexas.edu/ut-austin-exam-latin 

Cognitive Science

includes CGS cognitive science | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David I. Beaver, CAL 414, B5100, 471-9028

Program in Comparative Literature

includes C L comparative literature | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Lynn Wilkinson, director, CAL 217, B5003, 471-1925

complit@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/progs/complit

No student may register for a graduate course in comparative literature without the approval of the graduate adviser in comparative literature, CAL 217.

Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

includes CTI core texts and ideas | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Lorraine S. Pangle and Thomas L. Pangle, co-directors, MEZ 3.150, C4100, 232-1447

undergraduate office, 471-6648

cti@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/centers/coretexts

Américo Paredes Center for Cultural Studies

includes CLS cultural studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

John Hartigan, director, EPS 1.130E, C3200, 471-5689

utexas.edu/cola/centers/culturalstudies

Department of Economics

includes ECO economics | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Thomas Wiseman, chair, BRB 1.116, C3100, 471-3211

undergraduate advising office, BRB 1.114A, 471-2973

graduate coordinator, BRB 1.114F, 475-8510

utexas.edu/cola/depts/economics

Prerequisites. Prior to enrollment in any Economics course, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisite. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites for a course will be dropped from that course. For those economics courses requiring calculus: M 403K, 403L, and their equivalents may not be substituted for M408C and M 408D or M 408K and 408L.

Restrictions. Registration priority is given to declared economics majors for the following courses: ECO 420K, 320L, 329, and 341K. Others may seek assistance in registration for these courses through the undergraduate advising office. Enrollment in these courses will be handled on a space-available basis.

Students may only take one of the following Health Economic courses to be counted toward their degree: Economics 330T (Topic: Health Economics), 330T (Topic 1: Economics of Health), 350K (Topic: Health Economics), 350K (Topic 9: Health Economics).

Students may not attempt more than 10 hours of economics coursework in a semester.

Students seeking to register in an economics course after the 4th class day in a long semester (or the 2nd class day in a Summer session) must contact the undergraduate advising office.

For updates to course offerings and information regarding course availability, please consult the class listings in this Course Schedule.

Department of English

includes E English | CRW creative writing | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Martin Kevorkian, chair, CAL 226, B5000, 471-4991

undergraduate advising office, PAR 114, 471-5736

graduate office, CAL 210, 475-6356

utexas.edu/cola/depts/english

General statements.

No English classes may be added after the fifth class day in a fall or spring semester; no English class may be added after the fourth class day in a summer session.

No student may take more than nine semester hours of coursework in English in a semester.

Course descriptions can be found at utexas.edu/cola/depts/english/courses/.

Center for European Studies

includes EUS European studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Douglas G. Biow, director, MEZ 3.126, center office 232-3470

ces@mail.la.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/centers/european_studies



EUS 375 is restricted to students pursuing the major in European Studies. Consent of the director is required prior to registering.

Department of French and Italian

includes FR French | F C French civilization | ITL Italian | ITC Italian civilization | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David P. Birdsong, chair, HRH 2.114A, B7600, 471-5531

utexas.edu/cola/depts/frenchitalian

All students with high school French but no college credit who wish to enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin French course must take a placement test. A schedule of administration dates for the placement test may be obtained from the Student Testing Services, or at learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/.

All students without prior knowledge of Italian must take ITL 601C. All students with some knowledge of Italian, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin course in Italian must have taken a placement test in Italian prior to registration to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. For information, inquire at HRH 2.114A.

Information regarding the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, may be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Types of courses. Courses in this department are designated French (FR), French civilization (F C), Italian (ITL), and Italian civilization (ITC).

French civilization courses may not be counted toward a major in French or toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

Courses with both lectures and readings in English include all French civilization (F C) and Italian civilization (ITC) courses.

The only course with lectures in English and readings in the foreign language is FR 301.

All other courses are conducted primarily in the foreign language.

All classes in FR and ITL are designed to accommodate 35 or fewer students unless otherwise stated.

Course levels and placement. For students who have taken FR or ITL 601C, the second course in the sequence is FR or ITL 611C. Students who have previously taken FR or ITL 507 will progress to FR or ITL 612.

Department of Geography and the Environment

includes GRG geography | URB urban studies | SUS sustainability studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Jennifer Miller, chair, RLP 3.306, A3100, 232-1595

Craig Gilden, senior academic adviser, RLP 1.216, 232-6344

craig.gilden@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/geography/

In addition to any other prerequisites listed all graduate courses require graduate standing.

Paul Adams, director, RLP 3.306, A3100

Katie Bland, undergraduate advising office, PAR 114, 471-5736

urbanstudies@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/geography/undergraduate/urb/urb.php

All urban studies courses are restricted to students who have been admitted to the urban studies major. URB 301, 315, 360, and 370 are requirements for the urban studies major.

Department of Germanic Studies

includes DAN Danish | DCH Dutch | FNH Finnish | GER German | GSD German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies | NOR Norwegian | SWE Swedish | YID Yiddish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Marc Pierce, chair, BUR 336, C3300, 471-4123

utexas.edu/cola/depts/germanic

All students with some knowledge of German, however acquired, who enroll for the first time in a University of Texas at Austin German course should take the UT German Placement Test to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Test results also serve as the basis for awarding credit in one or more of the following courses: GER 506, 507, 612. Placement tests, which are administered by Student Testing Services, will be given only at scheduled times immediately prior to registration and during summer orientation sessions. Contact the Student Testing Services for a schedule of test dates:

learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/

Foreign language requirement. Under provisions of the most recent Undergraduate Catalog, the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, is the attainment of a fourth-semester proficiency in the foreign language. The courses normally used to satisfy this proficiency in German are 612 or 312L. 

For all languages taught in the department (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Yiddish) a two-semester sequence, 604 and 612, is available. These accelerated courses enable the student to fulfill the foreign language requirement in two semesters. For information about upper-division courses in these languages, contact the undergraduate adviser.

Intensive programs.

  • A. Fall-semester 604. Highly motivated students may enroll for this one-semester intensive course that provides the content of first-year foreign language. Class meets six hours a week.
  • B. Spring-semester 612. Highly motivated students who have completed 604, 507, or the equivalent may enroll for this one-semester intensive course that provides the content of second-year foreign language. Class meets six hours a week.

German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies courses. All German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies courses are taught in English with English-language texts. GSD courses are offered on both the lower-division and upper-division levels. German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies courses may not be counted toward a major in German or toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. GSD courses frequently count toward both the writing and the global cultures flag requirement.

Department of Government

includes GOV government | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Daniel Brinks, chair

undergraduate advising office, BAT 2.112, 232-7283

graduate office, BAT 2.120A, 232-7261

main office, BAT 2.116, A1800, 471-5121; fax 471-1061

utexas.edu/cola/depts/government

The Department of Government offers in residence only one major sequence to satisfy the legislative requirement of six hours of American government. Please see the University Catalogs >Undergraduate>College of Liberal Arts>Courses>Department of Government to identify these courses as well as for course titles, descriptions, and prerequisites.

  • GOV 310L. An honors section of GOV 310L designed specifically for Plan I honors and Plan II students, is offered once a year, usually in the fall semester. Credit for the first three hours of the legislative requirement can be earned by eligible students who make a satisfactory score on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination and CLEP American Government Subject Examination with supplemental test items in Texas government. Information about this test may be obtained from Student Testing Services. Only those students who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to receive credit by examination for GOV 310L: 1) have neither a passing nor failing grade for GOV 310L; 2) are not currently enrolled in GOV 310L; 3) have not taken the CLEP American Government Subject Examination within the past six months.
  • GOV 312L. An honors section of GOV 312L designed specifically for Plan I Honors and Plan II students, is offered once a year, usually in the spring semester. For information regarding credit by examination for GOV 312L, contact Student Testing Services: learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/
  • GOV 105. This course, offered only by correspondence, is designed for transfer students who need only one hour of Texas government to fulfill the legislative requirement.

No student may enroll in any government course requiring consent of instructor, consent of the undergraduate adviser, or consent of the graduate adviser without first having received that consent.

Health and Society 

includes H S health society | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Pamela Paxton, director, RLP 3.738, A1700

Undergraduate Advising Office, PAR 114, 471-5736

gulliver@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/hs/

Department of History

includes HIS history | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Alan Tully, interim chair

Madeline Hsu, associate chair

undergraduate advising office, GAR 1.140, 471-7670

graduate office, GAR 1.132, 232-8513

main office, GAR 1.104, B7000, 471-3261, fax 475-7222

liberalarts.utexas.edu/history

HIS 350L and 350R are small, upper-division seminar courses that require intensive reading, research, and writing. Students in these courses are also required to attend and participate in discussions regularly. Sections of HIS 350L cover a variety of non-U.S. history topics; sections of HIS 350R cover only U.S. history topics. Both courses are offered only in the fall and spring semesters, and may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Students are limited to one section of HIS 350L or 350R per semester. For the prerequisites, click on a section unique number for details. The department reserves the right to drop students from these sections who do not meet these registration requirements. During the early registration periods, many sections of HIS 350L and 350R are restricted to history majors.

HIS 320W and 378W are required courses for the history major beginning with the 2018-20 Undergraduate Catalog. These courses are restricted to history majors unless seats are still available by the first class day, at which point they will be released to any student who meets the prerequisite. 

Human Dimensions of Organization 

includes HDO human dimensions of organization | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Arthur Markman, director 

FAC 18, G6200, 232-7343, fax 471-1798

hdo@austin.utexas.edu | hdo.utexas.edu

Mary Rose, academic program director

Humanities Program

includes HMN humanities | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Marc A. Musick, director, GEB 1.206, G6210, 471-3458

lahonors@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/progs/humanities

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program with a major in humanities, inquire in RLP 2.104.

To find complete course descriptions, please go to utexas.edu/cola/progs/humanities/courses/.

International Relations and Global Studies

includes IRG international relations and global studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Michael R. Anderson, director

undergraduate advising office, RLP 1.216

irg@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/progs/irg

Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies

includes J S jewish studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Jonathan Kaplan, director

Galit Pedahzur, senior program coordinator

RLP 2.402, B3600, 475-6178

scjs@austin.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/scjs/

Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

includes LAL indigenous languages of Latin America | LAS Latin American studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Adela Pineda, director, SRH 1.310, D0800, 471-5551

ilas@uts.cc.utexas.edu | liberalarts.utexas.edu/llilas/

Students who wish to register for LAS 379 must obtain the consent of the undergraduate adviser (SRH 1.303); those who wish to register for LAS 679HA or 679HB must obtain the written consent of the Honors Program adviser (SRH 1.303), and those who wish to register for LAS 382, 397R, 698A, 698B, or 398R must obtain the consent of the graduate adviser (SRH 1.301). Students who have not obtained the appropriate consent before registering will be dropped from the class.

It is imperative that students registering for LAS 379, 679HA, 679HB, 382, 397R, 698A, 698B, or 398R inform the student office in SRH 1.301 of the name of the instructor with whom they will be studying. This should be done during registration or by the second week of classes at the latest; otherwise, a grade cannot be assigned for the course.

Department of Linguistics

includes ASL American Sign Language | LIN linguistics | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Stephen Wechsler, chair, RLP 4.720, B5100, 471-1701

utexas.edu/cola/depts/linguistics

To find complete course descriptions, please go to utexas.edu/cola/depts/linguistics/courses.

American Sign Language (ASL). Most commonly, ASL 601D and 311D are offered fall and first summer term only, and ASL 610D is offered spring and second summer term only. Consult the course schedule for any exceptions to this pattern.

Any student with some knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL), however acquired, who wishes to enroll for the first time in an ASL course at the University of Texas at Austin should complete an assessment in our department to determine the appropriate course for which to register. See the Program's homepage for more information or contact Keyanna Maxwell at 471-1701 or by email, ASLassesment@austin.utexas.edu.

A student with proficiency in ASL could also be eligible for credit for ASL 601D, 610D, or 311D. At the current time, Student Testing Services administers an exam for assessing proficiency in ASL 601D learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting. If a student would like to be considered for credit for ASL 610D or ASL 311D, they should see the ASL homepage liberalarts.utexas.edu/linguistics/undergraduate/asl_program/ASL-Program.php for more information.

Foreign language requirement. Under provisions of the Undergraduate Catalog, the foreign language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts is the attainment of a fourth-semester proficiency in a foreign language. The course normally used to satisfy this proficiency in ASL is ASL 311D. If you are a student in a college other than Liberal Arts, please consult your adviser with regard to the foreign language requirements of your degree program.

Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies

includes MAS Mexican American Studies| to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Karma Chavez, chair, F9200, 471-4557

cmas@uts.cc.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/mals/

Medieval Studies Program

includes MDV medieval studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Joan Holladay, director, DFA 2.128, D1300, 232-2546

liberalarts.utexas.edu/medievalstudies

No student may register for a course in Medieval Studies without the approval of the director or graduate advisers.

Department of Middle Eastern Studies

includes ARA Arabic | HEB Hebrew | ISL Islamic studies | MEL Middle Eastern languages and cultures | PRS Persian | TUR Turkish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Na'ama Pat-el, chair

CAL 528, F9400, 471-3881

utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

includes MES Middle Eastern studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Karen Grumberg, director, CAL 528, F9400, 471-3881

utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmes

Honors program. A Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, or Middle Eastern Studies is available to students who meet certain qualifications. Consult the appropriate undergraduate advisers in Middle Eastern Studies and the College of Liberal Arts section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Department of Naval Science

includes N S naval science | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

John G. Eden, Captain, USN, chair

RLP 5.602, C3604, 471-7649

e.vianello@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/cola/depts/navymarine

Department of Philosophy

includes PHL philosophy | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Cory Juhl, chair, WAG 316, C3500, 471-4857

undergraduate office, WAG 313, 475-9185

rahi@austin.utexas.edu

graduate office, WAG 329, 471-6093

graduatephilosophy@austin.utexas.edu

liberalarts.utexas.edu/philosophy

General Statements: PHL 313, Introduction to Symbolic Logic, is a requirement for the Philosophy major and thus has many seats restricted to Philosophy majors in the early registration periods. Remaining seats in PHL 313 will be released by the first class day.

PHL 321K, 323K, 323M, 325K, and 332 are requirements for the Philosophy major and are completely restricted to Philosophy majors during the long semesters. No exceptions are made to this rule unless a dedicated non-majors section of a course is offered. If these courses are offered in a summer session, they are opened to any students who meets the prerequisites.

Plan II Honors Program

includes S S social science | T C tutorial course | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

John Gonzalez, director, RLP 2.102, G3600, 471-1442

utexas.edu/cola/progs/plan2

Detailed course descriptions can be found online in the College of Liberal Arts course descriptions database: utexas.edu/cola/resources/syllabi.

Additional Plan II courses are found in the listings of the departments indicated below; these courses can be identified by the statement, "Restricted to students under Plan II for the BA degree" or "Designed for Plan I Honors and Plan II students."

BIO 310E Problems in Modern Biology

E 303C & E 303D Plan II World Literature Part 1 and Part 2

M 310P Modern Mathematics: Plan II

PHL 610Q Problems of Knowledge and Valuation

PHL 313Q Logic and Scientific Reasoning

PHY 321 Modern Physics-Plan: II

Department of Psychology

includes PSY psychology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

David Schnyer, chair, SEA 4.212, A8000

Frances Champagne, associate chair for faculty and student affairs, SEA 4.212, A8000

Marie Monfils, associate chair for research and operations, SEA 6.104, A8000

undergraduate office, BUR 230, 471-4410

graduate office, SEA 3.214, 471-6398

psy.utexas.edu

PSY 301 research requirement. Students enrolled in PSY 301 must fulfill a research requirement consisting of either participation in psychological research studies as a subject or writing a paper on psychological research, in addition to class work.

For Drs. Harden and Gosling's computer-intensive online PSY 301 course please visit laits.utexas.edu/tower/psy301 for more information. 

Prerequisites for psychology courses.

  • All courses. All students must have credit for PSY 301 with a grade of at least C before taking any other psychology course, except PSY 306, PSY 317L and PSY 352.
  • PSY 317L or PSY 120R with transfer credit for PSY 317. Students may not

    enroll in PSY 317L or PSY 120R a second time without permission of a

    departmental adviser. Students may not enroll in PSY 317L or PSY 120R a third

    time.
  • PSY 420M. Enrollment in PSY 420M is limited to majors and double majors in psychology who have completed the Liberal Arts math requirement. Students may not enroll in PSY 420M a second time without written permission of a departmental adviser. Students may not enroll in PSY 420M a third time.
  • Psychology majors. For all students under the 2022-2024 catalog, the statistics

    requirements must be fulfilled by completion of PSY 317L or PSY 120R with

    transfer credit for PSY 317 and PSY 420M 418 with a grade of at least C. For

    students on earlier catalogs the statistics requirement must be fulfilled by completion of PSY 420M 418 with a grade of at least C.
  • Upper-division courses. For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 or 420M with a grade of at least C in each; for others, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C:

    African and African Diaspora Studies 302M, 350, Biomedical Engineering 335, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 308, 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, 317L, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Data Sciences 301, 302, 302F, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318, 320E, 321, 325H, or 328M.

    All Psychology Writing Flag courses. Enrollment in psychology writing flag courses is limited to majors and double majors in psychology.

    Ten hours of psychology course work per semester. Enrollment in more than ten hours of psychology courses is limited to majors and double majors by special permission of a departmental adviser.

General statements. Priority to register for upper-division psychology courses is given to psychology majors. Course prerequisites are strictly monitored. Students will be dropped from courses for which they are not eligible.

No undergraduate psychology class may be added after the sixth class day of a fall or spring semester, or after the fourth class day of a summer term or session.

PSY 357 and 359 are offered on the pass/fail basis only and may not be counted toward the twenty-eight semester hours required for a major in psychology.

Department of Religious Studies

includes R S religious studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Steven Friesen, chair, 232-7737

friesen@austin.utexas.edu

Kevin Pluta, academic adviser, GAR 1.140, 471-7670

kpluta@austin.utexas.edu 

liberalarts.utexas.edu/rs

Department of Rhetoric and Writing

includes RHE rhetoric and writing | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

D Davis, chair, PAR 3, B5500, 471-6109

undergraduate advising office, PAR 114, 471-5736

drw.utexas.edu

RHE 306. Eligibility to register in RHE 306 is based on the student's month of birth. Only students with even-numbered months of birth are eligible to take RHE 306 in the fall semester; in the spring semester, only students with odd-numbered months of birth are eligible. In the summer, registration for RHE 306 is not restricted by month of birth.

Students must either take RHE 306 or earn placement credit for it. To be eligible for placement credit, students must have earned a score of 600 or higher on the College Board SAT Writing Test, a 26 or higher on the ACT Writing Test, or a 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement Examination in English Language and Composition. To petition for placement credit, or for more information about petitioning, contact Student Testing Services: learningsciences.utexas.edu/studenttesting/.

RHE 306Q. International students whose native language is not English may be eligible to take RHE 306Q in place of 306 depending on their scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Those who score 250 or lower on the computer-based TOEFL, or 100 or lower on the Internet-based TOEFL, are eligible to take 306Q. Students with scores above these thresholds may not register for RHE 306Q.

RHE 309K. (formerly E 309K). Topics vary each semester in RHE 309K. Students registering for this course should consult the topic descriptions posted outside PAR 3 during academic advising and registration each semester. Topic descriptions are also posted online at utexas.edu/cola/depts/rhetoric/courses.

General statements. Students who miss the first two meetings of a class will be dropped by the Department.

Students may not be added to RHE classes after the second class meeting.

Before registering for any class in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, students should be certain that they meet the prerequisites for the course. Students who do not meet course prerequisites will be dropped from the class.

Upper-division RHE courses are open to all students with the normal prerequisites, although priority to register is given to rhetoric and writing majors.

Students are discouraged from taking more than six semester hours of coursework in rhetoric and writing in a semester. No student may take more than nine semester hours of coursework in rhetoric and writing in a semester.

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

includes REE Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Mary Neuberger, director, BUR 452, F3600, 471-3607

liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/CREEES/About-CREEES.php

For admission to the Bachelor of Arts degree program, the undergraduate honors program, or the Master of Arts degree program, inquire in BUR 452.

Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

includes CZ Czech | POL Polish | RUS Russian | S C Serbian/Croatian | SLA Slavic | SEL Slavic and Eurasian languages| to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Mary Neuburger, chair, BUR 452, F3600, 471-3607

liberalarts.utexas.edu/slavic/

Before enrolling for the first time in any language offered by the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, all students with any knowledge of the language, however acquired, must take a placement test to determine the course for which they should register. Information on placement tests for Polish and Russian is available from Student Testing Services. Information about testing in other languages is available from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies office, Burdine Hall 452 (471-3607).

The normal two-year sequence of lower-division courses in Russian is either 406, 407, and 412K or 601C and 611C. In Czech it is 506, 507, 412K, and 412L. In Polish and Serbian/Croatian it is 506, 507, 312K, and 312L.

Department of Sociology

includes SOC sociology | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Mary Rose, chair

department office, RLP 3.306, A1700, 232-6300

undergraduate advising, RLP 1.216, 232-6344

soc.advising@austin.utexas.edu

graduate office, RLP 3.732, 232-6304

gradsoc@austin.utexas.edu

Population Research Center, G1800, 471-5514

utexas.edu/cola/depts/sociology

General statements. The Sociology Department uses the University online waitlist system to manage undergraduate course enrollments. In the case of closed courses, students seeking special consideration for registration or who wish to late add any undergraduate Sociology course beginning on the fifth class day must submit a petition to the undergraduate advisors. Priority will be given first to Sociology majors and then to graduating seniors.

  • All students must have completed 60 semester hours of coursework before attempting upper-division level (320-379) coursework. Priority to register for upper-division Sociology courses, especially writing component courses, is given to Sociology majors.
  • SOC 327M and 379M are requirements for the major. Enrollment in these courses is restricted to students who have officially declared Sociology as a major.
  • Students may not enroll in SOC 327M more than twice. Students enrolled in SOC 327M for the second time must receive permission from the Sociology undergraduate advisers prior to the first class meeting or they will be dropped from the course.
  • SOC 384L, 385L, 387J, 394K (topic 2), and 394K (topic 3) are required of all first-year Sociology graduate majors. Non-majors may only register for these classes if space allows. SOC 180, 280, 380, 190K, 290K, 390K, 690K, and 990K require permission forms prior to registration, available from the department url. Unless stated, prior permission is NOT required for other graduate courses.

Department of Spanish and Portuguese

includes ILA Iberian and Latin American languages and cultures | PRC Portuguese civilization | POR Portuguese | SPC Spanish civilization | SPN Spanish | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Jorge Perez, acting chair, BEN 2.116, B3700, 471-4936, fax 471-8073

undergraduate advisers, BEN 2.108, 232-7100, 232-4503, 232-4506

dzarazua@austin.utexas.edu or eyhastings@austin.utexas.edu

graduate office, BEN 2.128, 232-4502

rodriguez@mail.utexas.edu

utexas.edu/cola/depts/spanish

General statements.

  • A student enrolled in lower-division Spanish or Portuguese who does not attend the first two class meetings of the semester will be dropped from the course.
  • Spanish and Portuguese courses may not be added after the fifth class day.
  • As of Fall 2014, our two main majors in Spanish and in Portuguese will be consolidated. The new major is called "Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures".

Spanish. If a student with no college credit in Spanish would like to enroll in a course higher than SPN 601D, he or she must take the University of Texas Spanish Examination with Writing Exercise. Students may take the placement exam only one time, and the exam must be taken on UT campus.

  • Lower-division courses in Spanish are taught in a three course sequence except for accelerated courses for Heritage learners.
Lower-division Spanish courses satisfying the general education requirement.

level 1

SPN 601D

2

SPN 610D, SPN 604 (for Heritage learners)

3

SPN 611D, SPN 612 (for Heritage learners)

 
  • SPN 315N (Readings in Hispanic Literature), 318 (Conversation and Composition) and 319 (Advanced Oral Expression) are lower-division electives that may not be used to fulfill the general education requirement, and may not be counted toward a major in Spanish. These courses are designed to give students additional practice and preparation before moving on to upper-division courses.
  • Note: Final exams for lower-division Spanish courses will be held during the regular final examination period, but not necessarily according to the index of final examination times printed in this Course Schedule.
  • All SPN courses are conducted in Spanish.
  • Priority to register for upper-division Spanish courses is given to Spanish majors. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced. Students will be administratively dropped from courses for which they are not eligible.
  • Spanish civilization (SPC) courses are conducted in English and may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

Portuguese. If a student with no college credit in Portuguese would like to enroll in a course higher than POR 601D or POR 610S, he or she must take a placement examination administered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese prior to registration to determine the appropriate course for which they should register. Students interested in the Portuguese Placement Exam should contact the undergraduate adviser in BEN 2.108.

  • Lower-division courses in Portuguese are taught in a three course sequence except for Portuguese for Spanish speakers and accelerated Portuguese.
Portuguese lower-division courses.

level 1

POR 601D, 604

2

POR 610D, 610S (for Spanish speakers I)

3

POR 611D, 611S (for Spanish speakers II), 612

  • All POR courses are conducted primarily in Portuguese.
  • Portuguese civilization (PRC) courses are conducted in English and may not be counted toward fulfillment of the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree.

No student may register for a graduate course in Spanish or Portuguese without consent of the graduate adviser, dean's office, and instructor of record.

UTeach Liberal Arts

includes UTL UTeach-Liberal Arts | to Col of Lib Arts rules »



Carlos E. Bowles, director, BEL 224, E3900, 232-3480

bowles@austin.utexas.edu

Center for Women's and Gender Studies

includes WGS women's and gender studies | to Col of Lib Arts rules »

Christen Smith, director

general office, BUR 536, A4900

academic advising: ajsalcedo@austin.utexas.edu

liberalarts.utexas.edu/cwgs/courses/Registration.php

Classes are restricted during early registration to WGS undergraduate, graduate, and portfolio students only. A portion of seats in WGS classes will remain reserved for WGS majors throughout registration and add/drop periods. When contacting us with questions about a class, please include your UT EID and the unique number of the class.

Individual instruction (internship, thesis, supervised research, and conference course) classes will require a consent form in order to register.

Undergraduate program information. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum. Care should be taken in planning undergraduate coursework. It is strongly recommended that students declare their major as early as possible. Undergraduate students interested in majoring in women's and gender studies should contact the program office for advising. The Center for Women's and Gender Studies also offers an integrated program to enable currently enrolled WGS majors to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies and a Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies within a five-year period.

Graduate programs.

  • MA: The Center for Women's and Gender Studies only offers fall admission for the MA program. All materials must be postmarked by December 1st.
  • Dual degree Programs: The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies also offers fall admission to their dual degree programs: MA/MSInfoStds in conjunction with the School of Information, and MA/MPAff with the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
  • PORTFOLIO: Graduate students from other departments may participate in the WGS Portfolio Program. Students are responsible for their application and Portfolio Program requirements. Applications are accepted year-round.
  • Please visit our website liberalarts.utexas.edu/cwgs/graduate/index.php for more information on the WGS graduate programs.

College of Natural Sciences

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David Vanden Bout, dean, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285

Dean Appling, associate dean for research and facilities, WCH 3.104, G2500, 471-3285

student division, dean's office, WCH 1.106, G2500, 471-4536

nsinfo@uts.cc.utexas.educns.utexas.edu 

Natural Sciences

includes NSC natural sciences | to Col of Nat Sci rules »

FIG first-year interest groups - UGS 016, WCH 1.106, G2500, 471-3796

CNS Honors Center - NSC 109, NSC 110H, NSC 323, NSC 371

Sara Corson, director, PAI 5.39, G2550, 232-1048

cns.honors@austin.utexas.edu | cns.utexas.edu/honors

Women in Natural Sciences - NSC 115

Elizabeth Morgan, program coordinator, PAI 5.60, G2500, 471-3796

cns.utexas.edu/community/women-in-natural-sciences

Texas Interdisciplinary Plan - NSC 109, NSC 209

Tepera Holman, director, FAC 2.110, F2500, 232-6493

holmantr@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/tip

Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science

Lynda Gonzales, director for student programs, PAI 3.04, G2550, 232-9358

lyndag@austin.utexas.edu | cns.utexas.edu/tides

Department of Astronomy

includes AST astronomy | to Col of Nat Sci rules »

Volker Bromm, chair, PMA 15.218, C1400, 471-3302

student office, PMA 15.204, 471-0481

undergraduate advising center, PMA 4.101, C1650, 471-0900

studentinfo@astro.as.utexas.edu | astronomy.utexas.edu

The following courses are designed for nonscience majors who are satisfying their science requirements: AST 301, 309C, 309G, 309N, 309R, 309S, and 350L.

AST 301 is an introductory course for nonscience majors, and AST 307 is an introductory course for science and engineering majors; only one of these courses may be counted.

Students registering for AST 301, or any course in the 309 series, are invited to supplement the course with an optional laboratory section of AST 103L.

Biology Instructional Office

includes BIO biology | to Col of Nat Sci rules »

Janice Fischer, director, NHB 2.606, A6500, 471-4882; fax 232-3699

biology instructional office, NHB 2.600, A6500, 471-4882; fax 471-3699

biology advising center, NHB 2.606, G2530, 471-4920

cns.utexas.edu/bio

Biology courses. During the fall and spring semesters, a computer check will be run during the first week of classes to verify that all students enrolled in BIO 311C, 311D, and all upper-division courses meet the course prerequisite. Students who do not meet the prerequisite or who do not furnish proof of meeting the prerequisite may be dropped from the course.

  • The lecture courses BIO 311C, 311D, and 325 are required for all biology majors. The prerequisites for BIO 325, Genetics, are BIO 311C and 311D with a grade of at least C- in each. BIO 325 with a grade of at least C- is a prerequisite for all upper-division biology and biochemistry courses.
  • Enrollment in most upper-division courses in biology is restricted to biology majors (not entry-level biology students) currently declared in specific degree options. Restricted courses will be so designated in the Course Schedule.
  • Beginning spring of 2015 there will be a competitive admissions process for the BS in Neuroscience degree. For information regarding the admissions process please consult the University of Texas Undergraduate Catalog, College of Natural Sciences, Admission and Registration section: registrar.utexas.edu/catalogs/undergraduate.
  • Course capacity is not determined solely by the number of physical seats or space in a classroom or lab. Therefore, at the discretion of the Biology Instructional Office, non-majors may be dropped from an upper-division course to accommodate graduating seniors. Biology majors who are not graduating in the upcoming semester may also be dropped to accommodate students closer to their graduation dates.
  • Graduate degrees in biology are administered by their respective Graduate Studies Committees in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior; Microbiology; Biochemistry; and Plant Biology.
  • The abbreviations EEB Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, MIC Microbiology, BCH Biochemistry, and PB Plant Biology are included in the course descriptions of appropriate graduate courses to identify the programs in biology with which the course is most closely associated.

Department of Chemistry

includes CH chemistry | to Col of Nat Sci rules »

Jennifer S Brodbelt, chair, administrative offices, WEL 3.212, A5300, 471-3949

student services office, WEL 2.302, 471-1567

cm.utexas.edu

The Department of Chemistry offers introductory courses designed to meet the educational requirements of distinct groups of students. The goals and prerequisites of each of the introductory tracks are summarized below.

  • Students are encouraged to carefully check that they meet the prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course. Students who do not meet course prerequisites are subject to being dropped from the course by the department. Contact the Department of Chemistry Student Services office, WEL 2.302 (471-1567; or visit “undergraduates” at the department URL listed above) with questions about prerequisites or for information about how to provide proof of meeting a prerequisite.
  • CH 301/302 is intended for students in technical areas. CH 301C/CH 302C is an alternative to CH 301/302 for chemistry majors and other honors program students. These are the only two sequences that provide the prerequisites for advanced chemistry courses. Prerequisites for CH 301/302 and CH 301C/302C are listed in the Course Schedule.
  • CH 204 and 317 are laboratory courses at the first-year level. CH 204 is the introductory laboratory course to be taken by students in most technical areas, and provides the laboratory prerequisite for advanced chemistry courses. CH 204 requires four laboratory hours and one hour of discussion a week for one semester. CH 317 is required for Bachelor of Science in Chemistry majors. CH 317 requires one lecture hour and six laboratory hours a week for one semester. CH 204 and 317 may not both be counted.
  • CH 301N followed by CH 302N is a two-semester sequence designed for nonscience majors. CH 301N is not intended as a preparatory course for CH 301. For students who do not need CH 301 or 302, the 301N/302N sequence (or 301/302N) may be used to satisfy the six-hour science requirement for some degree plans; check with the dean's office of the college or school in which you are registered to determine whether these courses meet the requirements for your degree plan. CH 301N and CH 302N may not be counted toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences. CH 301N has no prerequisite. The prerequisite for CH 302N is CH 301 or 301N.

The University of Texas at Austin offers credit by exam for CH 301 and 302. The test in CH 301 is recommended for engineering majors (with the exception of electrical and computer engineering majors) and physics majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or its equivalent. Contact Student Testing Services, for further information on tests for CH 301, 302, 301N, or 302N.

In addition to regularly scheduled classes, hour quizzes and midterm examinations may be held at times to be announced in the following courses: CH 301, 301C, 302, 302C, 204, 301N, 302N, 320M, 320N, 220C, 317, 328M, 328N, 431, 353, 153K, 354, 154K, 354L, 455, 456, 380L, 381M, 382K, 382L, 386J, 387K, 390K, 390L, 391, 392C, 392E, and 392J.

Department of Computer Science

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Donald Fussell, chair, GDC 2.308, D9500, 471-7316

undergraduate office, GDC 2.702, 471-9509

graduate office, GDC 2.702, 471-9503

cs.utexas.edu

The Department of Computer Science offers a variety of courses for students wishing to major in computer science or simply to obtain some knowledge of computing.

  • C S 302 is an introductory course for students wishing to learn concepts of computer science. It contains a small amount of programming (just to see how it works). C S 320N is an upper-division topics course for non-C S majors that may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. There are no prerequisites for C S 302. Prerequisites for C S 320N vary with the topic and are listed in the Course Schedule; some topics of C S 320N do not have prerequisites. C S 302 and 320N count toward satisfying the science requirement for nonscience majors in most degree plans.
  • C S 303E is an introductory course in programming and computer science concepts for students who have had little or no exposure to computer programming. C S 303E is one of two entry points into the Elements of Computing certification sequence (see below) designed specifically to complement non-C S degrees. There are no prerequisites for this class.

Elements of Computing sequence. The goal of the Elements of Computing program is to offer students who are not computer science majors the opportunity to gain exposure to computing concepts and skills necessary to be computer literate in today’s society, or to acquire a more substantial computing background. The program is a 12-hour curriculum that can fit into almost any degree program at the University. Students with no programming experience take C S 303E as the first Elements course. After taking C S 303E a student may earn a certificate by taking three or more of the following classes of which two must be upper-division: C S 301K, 302, 313E, 320N, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, 329E. After taking C S 313E a student may earn a certificate by taking three or more of the following classes of which two must be upper-division: C S 301K, 320N, 323E, 324E, 326E, 327E, 329E. For more information on the Elements program see cs.utexas.edu/academics/non_majors/elements.

Undergraduates may not enroll in any computer science course more than once if they receive a grade of C- or better. A student may not take the same class more than once for credit. No student may take more than three upper-division computer science courses in a semester without the written consent of an undergraduate adviser in computer science.

School of Human Ecology

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Stephen Russell, director, GEA 113, A2700, 471-4276

undergraduate advising center, GEA 37, 471-7219

headvising@austin.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/students/advising

Human Development and Family Sciences

Stephen Russell, chair, SEA 2.444, A2702, 471-0753

Graduate Coordinator, SEA 1.432A, A2702, 475-7504

he-hdfgrad@utlists.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/hdfs/academics/graduate

Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory, SEA 1.440, A2701, 471-3974

he.utexas.edu/hdfs | labschool.he.utexas.edu

undergraduate advising center, GEA 37, 471-7219

headvising@austin.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/students/advising

Prior to enrollment in any HDF class, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisites. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites for a class will be dropped from that class.

Registration priority is given to declared human development and family sciences majors for all upper-division courses. Others may seek assistance in registration for these classes through the undergraduate advising office. Enrollment in these classes will be handled on a space-available basis.

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Molly S. Bray, chair, GEA 313D, A2700, 471-3958

Main Office, GEA 313, A2700, 471-0337 or 471-5190

Option III Graduate Coordinator, GEA 313, A2700, 471-0337

ntrprogram-request@utlists.utexas.edu

Dietetics, GEA 30, A2700, 471-0511

CPD@utexas.edu

he.utexas.edu/ntr

undergraduate advising center, GEA 37, 471-7219

headvising@austin.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/students/advising

Prior to enrollment in any NTR class, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisites. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites for a class will be dropped from that class.

Registration priority is given to declared nutritional sciences majors for all upper-division courses. Others may seek assistance in registration for these classes through the undergraduate advising office. Enrollment in these classes will be handled on a space-available basis.

Public Health

Sonia Gonzalez, program director, GEA 317, A2700, 475-8897

he.utexas.edu/ph

undergraduate advising center, GEA 37, 471-7219

headvising@austin.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/students/advising

Prior to enrollment in any PBH class, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisites. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites will be dropped from that class.

Upper Division Public Health classes are restricted to students majoring in Public Health.

Textiles and Apparel

Sara Stewart Stevens, program director, GEA 202, A2700, S3@utexas.edu

Undergraduate Advising Center, GEA 37, 471-7219

headvising@austin.utexas.edu | he.utexas.edu/students/advising

Historical Textiles and Apparel Collection, GEA 325, A2700, 471-5906

he.utexas.edu/txa

Prior to enrollment in any TXA class, students should be certain that they meet the stated prerequisites. Students who do not meet listed prerequisites for a class will be dropped from that class.

Registration priority is given to declared textiles and apparel majors for all upper-division courses. Others may seek assistance in registration for these classes through the undergraduate advising office. Enrollment in these classes will be handled on a space-available basis.

Department of Marine Science

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Edward Buskey, chair, Port Aransas, TX,

Kenneth H. Dunton, graduate and undergraduate adviser, Port Aransas, TX (361) 749-6744

ken.dunton@utexas.edu

Jamey L. Pelfrey, graduate administrator, Port Aransas, TX (361) 749-6801

gradinfo@utlists.utexas.edu

Cheyloh Flanagan, administrative associate, Port Aransas, TX (361) 749-6721

cheyloh.flanagan@austin.utexas.edu

utmsi.utexas.edu

Address: Department of Marine Science, The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, Texas 78373-5015

The Department of Marine Science offers graduate degrees in marine science at the master's and PhD level.

Undergraduate courses are offered at Austin and Port Aransas, Texas, and may be used in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for the BS in Biology (Option III: Marine Science), Marine Science Certificate, electives, or supporting courses in other degree plans.

Department of Mathematics

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Thomas Chen, chair, PMA 10.172, C1200, 471-7711

undergraduate advising center PMA 4.101, C1650, 471-0900

mpaadv@austin.utexas.edu | cns.utexas.edu/mpa-advising | ma.utexas.edu

Almost all lower-division mathematics courses require the following:

1. credit for a specific college mathematics course with a grade of at least C-

2. OR a sufficiently high score on a Calculus AP test

3. OR an appropriate UT Math Assessment

Prerequisites for lower-division mathematics courses can be found here: cns.utexas.edu/mpa-advising/math-prerequisites.

The UT Math Assessment (UTMA) is administered through the College of Natural Sciences. For questions on UT Math Assessments, please contact the Math, Physics, and Astronomy Advising Center at 471-0900 or visit cns.utexas.edu/ut-math-assessment.

Advice on which entry-level mathematics course to take, based on a student's UT Mathematics Readiness Exam scores, is available from the Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy Advising Center, PMA 4.101, or from Student Testing Services.

Early in the fall and spring semesters, a computer check will be run to verify that all students enrolled in 305G, 408C, 408D, 408K, 408L, 408M, 408N, 408Q, 408R, 408S, 316K, 316L, 427J, 427K, 427L, and 326M meet the course prerequisite. Students who do not have the prerequisite on record prior to registering or who do not bring proof of meeting the prerequisite to the mathematics department by the fifth class day will be immediately dropped from the course. During the summer session, the prerequisite checks and drops will be done on the second class day.

In all other courses, the instructor is responsible for verifying that the students have the necessary prerequisites.

The Department of Mathematics offers coursework designed to meet the educational requirements of specific groups of students. Each track has its own goals and prerequisites.

The courses and prerequisites are listed below.

  • M 302 is an introduction to mathematical ideas. It fulfills the general education requirement in mathematics. The prerequisite is Texas Success Initiative (TSI) exemption or a TSI Mathematics Assessment score of 350 of higher. A student may not earn credit for M 302 after having received credit for any calculus course.
  • M 305G is a precalculus course that emphasizes trigonometric and other elementary functions, as well as slopes and limits. The prerequisite for M 305G is an appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam. Credit for M 305G may not be earned after a student has received credit for any calculus course with a grade of C- or better.
  • Calculus is offered in multiple sequences. There are single-semester calculus courses, M 408Q or M 408R, a two-semester sequence, M 408C and 408D, and three-semester sequences, M 408K/408L/408M or M 408N/408S/408M. For some degrees, the two-semester sequences M 408K and 408L or M 408N/S satisfy the calculus requirement. The two-semester sequences M 408K/L or 408N/S are also a valid prerequisite for some upper-division mathematics courses, including M 427K, 340L, and 362K.
  • M 408C and 408D is a two-semester treatment of the techniques used in differential and integral calculus of functions of one or more variables. Each course requires three lecture hours with regular faculty members and two discussion meetings with teaching assistants each week. The prerequisite for M 408C is an appropriate score on the departmental placement examination or M 305G with a grade of at least B-. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K (or 308K), 408N, 408Q, 408R. The prerequisite for M 408D is Mathematics 408C, 408L, or 408S with a grade of at least C-. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403L, 408D, 408M (or 308M).
  • In the fall semester, some sections of M 408D are reserved for students with a score of at least 5 on the College Board Calculus AB Examination or a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC Examination. Students with a score of 4 or 5 on the Calculus BC Examination may enroll in a reserved advanced placement section of M 427L in lieu of M 408D. The advanced placement sections of M 408D and 427L are honors sections and are designed for students with above-average mathematical aptitude and a desire to study in greater depth the material of these courses.
  • M 408K/L/M and 408N/S/M are three-semester treatments of the techniques used in differential and integral calculus of functions of one or more variables. Each course requires three lecture hours a week with faculty members and two discussion meetings a week with teaching assistants. For M 408K the prerequisite is an appropriate score on the departmental placement examination or M 305G with a grade of at least B-; and only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K (or 308K), 408N, 408Q, 408R. For M 408N the prerequisite is an appropriate score on the departmental placement examination or M 305G with a grade of at least B-. For M 408L the prerequisite is a grade of at least C- in M 408C, 408K, or 408N or a grade of at least B in M 408R or 408Q; and only one of the following may be counted: 403L or 408L (or 308L), 408S. For M 408S the prerequisite is a grade of at least C- in M 408C, 408K, or 408N or a grade of at least B in M 408R or 408Q. For M 408M the prerequisite is a grade of at least C- in M 408L or 408S; and only one of the following may be counted: M 403L, 408D, 408M (or 308M).
  • M 408K/408L will have uniform final and make-up examinations given on dates designated by the Office of the Registrar. Generally, these final examinations are given at times other than the regular examination times.
  • M 316K is an analysis from an advanced perspective of the foundations of arithmetic and is required for prospective elementary teachers. The prerequisite is M 302, 303D, 305G, or 505G with a grade of at least C-.
  • M 408Q is a one-semester treatment of the key concepts from differential and integral calculus that is offered to business students. Each course requires three lecture hours with regular faculty members and two discussion meetings with teaching assistants each week. The prerequisite for M 408Q is an appropriate score on the departmental placement examination or M 305G with a grade of at least B-. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K (or 308K), 408N, 408Q, 408R.
  • M 408R is a one-semester treatment of the key concepts from differential and integral calculus that is offered to students in the life sciences. Each course requires three lecture hours with regular faculty members and two discussion meetings with teaching assistants each week. The prerequisite for M 408R is an appropriate score on the departmental placement examination or M 305G with a grade of at least B-. Only one of the following may be counted: M 403K, 408C, 408K (or 308K), 408N, 408Q, 408R.
  • M 316L is an analysis from an advanced perspective of the foundations of geometry, statistics, and probability. The prerequisite is M 316K with a grade of at least C.
  • There are two basic linear algebra classes. M 341 is taught from a theoretical perspective and enrollment is restricted to mathematics majors. M 340L is taught from an applied perspective and enrollment is restricted to non-mathematics majors. 

Conference courses. Unless a conference course lists a specific time and topic, it is an individual instruction course. To register for an individual instruction course, the student must make arrangements for the course with a faculty member and follow the approval process found here: cns.utexas.edu/mpa-advising/registration.

Teacher certification. Students seeking certification to teach secondary school mathematics should consult the UTeach adviser in PAI 4.02 concerning their choice of courses.

Statistics. The following courses are probability and statistics courses offered by the mathematics department: M 339G, 339J, 349P, 349R, 358K, 362K, 362M, 374G, 378K, 378N, 378P, 384C, 384D, 384E, 384G, 385C, 385D, 389G, 389J, 389P, and 394C.

Actuarial studies. The following special actuarial studies courses are frequently offered by the mathematics department in addition to standard mathematics classes needed for actuarial work: M 329F, M 339C, 339D, 339G, 339J, 339U, 339V, 339W, 349P, 349R, 389C, 389D, 389F, 389G, 389J, 389P, 189S, 389U, 389V, and 389W. Questions should be directed to Professor Mark Maxwell, actuarial studies director, in PMA 11.168 at 471-7169.

Department of Molecular Biosciences

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Daniel Leahy, chair

graduate office, MBB 1.220H, A4810, 471-2150

grad.program@icmb.utexas.edu | icmb.utexas.edu/cmb

The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program is a multi-departmental program with coursework drawn primarily from the College of Natural Sciences. Graduate students in this program should consult the graduate adviser concerning courses.

Department of Neuroscience 

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Robert O. Messing M.D., chair

undergraduate office, MBB 1.220, 471-4920

bioscienceinfo@utexas.edu | neuroscience.utexas.edu

Nace Golding, graduate program director

Krystal Phu, graduate coordinator, NHB 2.504, C7000, 471-3640

neuroscience@mail.clm.utexas.edu

neuroscienceinstitute.utexas.edu

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary PhD program taught by faculty in the Colleges of Pharmacy, Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts, Engineering, Education, and Communication. A PhD/MD degree program in Neuroscience is offered in conjunction with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Consult the advisers listed above or the Institute for Neuroscience website for more information.

Department of Physics

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Ken Gentle

student office RLM 5.214, C1600, 471-8856

Physical science courses 303, 304, and 367M are conducted by the inquiry laboratory method of instruction. In this method, the student makes direct observations of nature and is led by questions to infer the conclusions logically permitted by the observations. The instructor is carefully trained NOT to tell students what to expect or conclude, but, instead, to ask other leading questions or to suggest further tests of a student's tentative conclusion. These courses are especially recommended for future teachers.

Enrollment is limited to twenty-four students per section to allow the instructor to interact adequately with each student. Students who fail to attend the first two days of class without making special arrangements with the instructor will be immediately dropped from the class.

Grades in inquiry laboratory courses are determined by students' scores on quizzes and the final examination and the instructor's evaluation of student's deductive reasoning ability, class participation, and performance of required class activities.

Students who prefer a more traditional presentation of physical science subject matter (i.e., the normal lecture method) should choose a course such as PHY 309K, 309L, or one of the PHY 341 topics. Students with a background in trigonometry should consider enrolling in PHY 302K and 302L.

Students with credit for any physics course will not be allowed to take P S 303 without the prior approval of the undergraduate adviser. Students with credit for any physics course except PHY 309K will not be allowed to take P S 304 without the prior approval of the undergraduate adviser.

Jack Ritchie, chair, RLM 5.204, C1600

undergraduate office, RLM 5.214, 471-8856

undergraduate advising center, RLM 4.101, C1650, 471-0900

graduate office, RLM 5.224, 471-1664

For all Bachelor of Science in Physics degree majors who have studied chemistry in high school and who do not have credit for CH 301 or its equivalent, the University of Texas at Austin Test for Credit in Chemistry 301 is required. Contact Student Testing Services for further information.

The Department of Physics offers the following introductory course sequences.

  • PHY 301/315/316/319 is a calculus-based course sequence for physics majors and students in other scientific disciplines. A background in physics at the high school level is strongly recommended.

    Note all introductory physics courses, with the exception of PHY 108, 309K, 309L, and 110C have accompanying laboratories which must be taken concurrently with these courses unless the student has already received credit for the laboratory.
  • PHY 302K/302L is a noncalculus-based technical course sequence for students who need to fulfill a general physics requirement. A mathematics proficiency at the level of M 305G is required.
  • PHY 303K/303L is a calculus-based introductory course sequence for engineering students. A background in physics at the high school level is strongly recommended. Four evening exams will be scheduled during the semester: Monday evenings for PHY 303K and Thursday evenings for PHY 303L. Students who register for either of these courses should not register for any other Monday or Thursday evening classes to avoid time conflicts. There are mandatory recitation sections with each course. Some sections of PHY 303K and 303L use the non-traditional textbook, Matter and Interactions I: Modern Mechanics and Matter, and Matter and Interactions II: Electric and Magnetic Interactions.
  • PHY 309K/309L is an introduction to physics for students with a high-school-level algebra proficiency who do not intend to do further work in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, or medicine.
  • PHY 317K/317L is a calculus-based general introductory physics course sequence. It is especially recommended for premedical and chemistry students and others in the biomedical sciences.

Only one of the following first-semester courses may be counted toward any degree without prior approval of the department: PHY 301, 302K, 303K, 309K, 317K. Only one of the following second-semester courses may be counted toward any degree without prior approval of the department: PHY 302L, 303L, 309L, 316, 317L.

Complete prerequisites for undergraduate physics courses are given in chapter 12 of the Undergraduate Catalog; prerequisites for graduate physics courses are given in the Graduate Catalog.

Department of Statistics and Data Sciences

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Catherine "Kate" Calder, chair

main office: WEL 5.126, D9800, (512) 232-0693

stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu | stat.utexas.edu/

No SDS classes may be added after the fifth class day in a fall or spring semester or after the fourth class day in a summer session. See course descriptions for pre-requisites for individual courses.

The department’s introductory statistics courses, SDS 301, 302F, 320E, and 320H are open to non-majors, but a portion of seats may be reserved for specific majors during the long semesters. Most seats for SDS 302F in the Fall are reserved for incoming students. Any unused reserved seats are released to the general student population shortly after the semester begins.

SDS 313 and 315 are restricted to SDS majors only.

SDS offers two undergraduate certificate programs. A limited number of seats in SDS classes are reserved for students who are officially enrolled in the certificates; contact the department for assistance with registering for classes.

Registration priority for most graduate courses is given to students enrolled in M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Statistics.

SDS 383C requires written consent of instructor prior to registration Approvals may be forwarded with the student EID and course unique to stat.admin@austin.utexas.edu.

UTeach Natural Sciences

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Michael P. Marder, director, UTeach Program, PAI 4.02, G2550, 232-2770

advising office, PAI 4.02

uteach.utexas.edu

The UTeach Program certifies students in mathematics, science, and computer science at the secondary level. Degree holders must apply and be admitted before they begin the program. Information for current and prospective students may be found under the Students tab on the UTeach home page: uteach.utexas.edu.

UTeach Natural Sciences includes a sequence of courses taught in a specific order, beginning with UTS 101 (Step 1) and ending with the Apprentice Teaching Semester (EDC 650S and UTS 170). Several classes, including Step 1, include a hands-on field experience that allows Uteach students to find out what teaching is like in the classroom. More information may be found under the Students tab on the UTeach home page: uteach.utexas.edu. All courses taken for certification must be taken for a letter grade. Students must earn a grade of at least a C- in each course.

For admission to Apprentice Teaching, students must have a 2.5 GPA and achieve a grade of C- or better in EDC 365E. Students must also submit and pass a preliminary portfolio, apply to the State Board of Educator Certification by the required deadline, and attend an orientation session. Details can be found on the Apprentice Teaching page of the UTeach website: uteach.utexas.edu/students/resources/apprentice teaching/.

School of Nursing

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Alexa Stuifbergen, dean, NUR 2.102F, D0100, 471-4100

Ana Todd, asst dean for undergraduate programs, 232-4789

Vinh Nguyen, assoc dean for student services, 232-6577 

undergraduate student advising office, NUR 2.416, 232-4780

ss@nursing.utexas.edu

Gayle Timmerman, senior assoc dean for academic affairs, 471-9087

Alexandra Garcia, asst dean for graduate programs, 475-7334

Alexandra Garcia, graduate adviser, 232-4784

graduate student advising office, NUR 2.416, 232-4780

nugrad@nursing.edu

nursing.utexas.edu

College of Pharmacy

includes | PGS pharmacy graduate studies | PHM pharmacy pharmd | to top of rules »

Samuel Poloyac, dean, PHR 5.112, A1900, 471-1737

W. Renee' Acosta, associate dean for academic affairs

John H. Richburg, associate dean for research and graduate studies

Pharm.D. Student Affairs,PHR 5.112, A1900, 471-1737

Research and Graduate Studies, PHR 4.220, A1900, 471-4486

pharmacy.utexas.edu

LBJ School of Public Affairs

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Angela Evans, dean

Cynthia Osborne, associate dean

Sherri Greenberg, MPAff graduate adviser, SRH 3.252, E2700, 471-8324

srgreenberg@mail.utexas.edu

Donald Kettl, PhD graduate adviser, SRH 3.382, E2700, 232-6993

kettl@austin,utexas.edu

Lorinc Redei, MGPS graduate adviser, SRH 3.281, E2700, 471-7566

lredei@austin.utexas.edu

lbj.utexas.edu/current-students

Steve Hicks School of Social Work

includes PSF public safety | S W social work | to top of rules »

Luis H. Zayas, dean, SSW 2.202, D3500, 471-1937

graduate program, SSW 2.214, 471-5457

undergraduate program, SSW 2.214, 471-5457

sswinfo@lists.cc.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/ssw

School of Undergraduate Studies

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Brent L. Iverson, dean, MAI 202, G8000, 475-7000

ugsdean@austin.utexas.edu

undergraduate advising office, JES a115, 232-8400

ugs-advising@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/ugs

The School of Undergraduate Studies provides a diverse set of academic programs and resources that traverse boundaries between colleges and disciplines and that enhance the quality of undergraduate education.

Bridging Disciplines Programs

includes BDP bridging disciplines | to Dean of Undergrad Stds rules »

232-7564

bdp@uts.cc.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/ugs/bdp

Bridging Disciplines Programs offer courses and interdisciplinary academic programs designed to traverse the boundaries between colleges and disciplines and to enhance the quality of undergraduate education. Students may take courses and earn certificates in the following areas: children and society; conflict resolution and peace studies; cultural studies; digital arts and media; environment; ethics and leadership; global studies; human rights and social justice; innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship; public policy; social entrepreneurship and nonprofits; and social inequality, health, and policy.

Developmental Studies

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Hillary Procknow, coordinator

Texas Success Initiative office, CRD 23, F6000, 232-7146

tsi@austin.utexas.edu | utexas.edu/ugs/tsi

Developmental studies courses are designed for students who have a below-passing score on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) or another test approved for the Texas Success Initiative program. These students are required to register for one or more developmental studies courses. A student who registers for any developmental studies course also must register for at least three semester hours of graded college-level courses at the University. Registration for developmental studies courses must be approved by the Texas Success Initiative office.

All developmental studies courses are taken for credit, and are included in determining the student's course load to satisfy Veterans Administration, NCAA, housing, and financial aid regulations. These courses require payment of the normal tuition and fees for undergraduate courses at the University, but may not be counted toward any degree.

Undergraduate Studies

includes UGS undergraduate studies | to Dean of Undergrad Stds rules »

first-year interest groups (FIGs): 471-4421

Texas Success Initiative (TSI): 232-7146

signature courses: 471-4421

undergraduate research: 471-7152

utexas.edu/ugs

Courses in undergraduate studies provide students with the opportunity to explore undergraduate education through lectures, discussion and experiential learning focusing on various contemporary issues, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives and critical discourse.

Signature courses are the cornerstone of the University’s curriculum reform and are required for all students. Signature courses connect students with distinguished faculty members in unique learning environments. By way of this rigorous intellectual experience, students develop college-level skills in research, writing, speaking, and discussion through an approach that is both interdisciplinary and contemporary.

Intercollegial programs

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Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program

includes CSE computational science, engineering, and mathematics | to Intercollegial Programs »

Karen Willcox, director, POB 4.102, C0200

George Biros, graduate adviser, POB 5.234, 232-9566

biros@oden.utexas.eduoden.utexas.edu

Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics is an interdisciplinary program taught by faculty in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Geosciences, Business, and the Medical School. Consult the graduate adviser listed above.

James A. Michener Center for Writers

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James L. Magnuson, director

FDH, 702 E. Dean Keeton St, A3400, 471-1601

utexas.edu/academic/mcw

The graduate seminars and conference courses offered by the Michener Center for Writers are restricted to graduate writing students enrolled in the Center or in the Departments of English, Theatre and Dance, and Radio-Television-Film.

Other graduate students may register only with the approval of the graduate adviser.

International Office

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Michael T. Smith, director

English as a Second Language Services, 2222 Rio Grande Suite 2.201C, A7000, 471-2482

mikesmith@austin.utexas.edu | world.utexas.edu/esl

ESL (English as a Second Language) courses are designed for international graduate students who have a below-passing score on the International Teaching Assistant English Assessment or the J-bar English Assessment. Student performance in ESL courses is graded as credit/no credit, but the courses are not included in grade point average calculations. A student who registers for an ESL course must also register for at least three semester hours of graded college-level coursework at the University. Registration for ESL courses must be approved by English as a Second Language Services.

All ESL courses are credit courses that are included in determining the student’s course load to satisfy immigration, employment, housing, and financial aid regulations. These courses require the payment of the normal tuition for graduate courses at the University, but they may not be counted toward any degree.