UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Curriculum

Other Degree Requirements

University Requirements

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 who also enroll in the corresponding school-related seminar course, i.e. ARHM 1100, BA 1100, BIS 1100, CGS 1100, CLDP 1100, EPPS 1110, NATS 1101, NSC 1100, PSY 1100, SPAU 1100, or UNIV 1100. The freshman seminar courses are 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 courses incorporate 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 online learning focused on developing the strategies and tactics that will lead to successful careers at UT Dallas and beyond.

Incoming first-time freshmen pursuing a major in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science must enroll and get credit for ECS 1200. They will satisfy the UNIV 1010 graduation requirement through ECS 1200 since ECS 1200 includes appropriate coverage of the UNIV 1010 content as specified by the Undergraduate Dean.

ECS 1200 may be substituted for UNIV 1010, provided students attend the large faculty lectures and complete the online learning focused on developing the strategies and tactics that will lead to successful careers at UT Dallas and beyond.

Students, including transfer students, who complete their core curriculum at UT Dallas will be required to take UNIV 2020.

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 courses
  • additional 30 semester credit hours of upper-division courses
  • 45 semester credit hours must be taken at UT Dallas
  • 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 courses
  • 45 hours must be taken at UT Dallas
  • 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.

Second Baccalaureate Degree

Incoming students who already hold a baccalaureate degree from another institution and have been admitted to UT Dallas to obtain a second baccalaureate degree at UT Dallas must complete all of the following requirements:

  • 30 semester credit hours of upper-division courses at UT Dallas
  • 51 total upper-division semester credit hours (can be combined from UT Dallas and transferred hours)
  • 45 semester credit hours must be taken at UT Dallas
  • meet all degree requirements
  • meet all graduation requirements

A student may earn a double major or a second baccalaureate degree but not both.

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 either 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 major's degree. For double degree, the university issues two diplomas.

Updated: 2015-03-26 17:35:43
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