UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

Curriculum

Other Degree Requirements

Incoming Freshmen

All incoming first-time freshmen enrolling in The University of Texas at Dallas must complete and pass UNIV 1010, Freshman Seminar, during their first semester in attendance. UNIV 1010 is a graduation requirement for all first-time freshmen. This course is designed to introduce incoming freshmen to the intellectual and cultural environment of the university and the impacts it will have on their lives as students. The course incorporates presentations by leading UT Dallas faculty members on research developments of major current interest, small section meetings to discuss these presentations and matters of general concern to UT Dallas freshmen, and a substantial component of on-line learning focused on developing the strategies and tactics that will lead to successful careers at UT Dallas and beyond. ECS 1200 may be substituted for UNIV 1010, provided students attend the large faculty lectures and complete the on-line learning focused on developing the strategies and tactics that will lead to successful careers at UT Dallas and beyond.

Double Degree

To qualify for double degrees at UT Dallas, students must complete all of the following requirements:

  • 51 semester credit hours of upper division
  • additional 30 semester credit hours of upper division
  • meet all degree requirements for both degrees
  • meet all graduation requirements
  • Double Major

    Students may earn a baccalaureate degree with two majors (double major) when the baccalaureate degree is the same. For example, a student may earn Bachelors of Science in Biology and Business Administration when the degrees are Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

    With the approval of the relevant Associate Dean, students may complete a double major by satisfying all the following requirements:

  • 51 semester credit hours of upper division
  • meet all degree requirements
  • meet all graduation requirements
  • Students pursuing a double major must identify one of their two majors as a primary major to establish an academic home of record.

    The University of Texas at Dallas offers the following prescribed double majors:

  • Biology (BA) and Criminology (BA)
  • Business Administration (BS) and Biology (BS)
  • Economics (BS) and Finance (BS)
  • Molecular Biology (BS) and Business Administration (BS)
  • Double majors in Interdisciplinary Studies are not available. A student is limited to two majors per undergraduate degree.

    Second Baccalaureate Degree

    Incoming students who already hold a baccalaureate degree from another institution and are seeking a second baccalaureate degree at UT Dallas must complete all of the following requirements:

  • 30 semester credit hours of upper division at UTD
  • 51 total upper division semester credit hours (can be combined from UTD and transferred semester credit hours)
  • meet all degree requirements
  • meet all graduation requirements
  • Diploma and Transcription for Double Major and Double Degree

    When applying for graduation, a student should communicate with his/her advisor that he/she will be completing a double major or double degree.

    The University transcripts both the double major or the double degree onto the official transcript. The University issues one diploma for double majors based on the student-chosen primary majors degree. For double degree, the University issues two diplomas.

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