UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Minors

Students must take a minimum of 18 semester credit hours for the minor, 12 of which must be upper-division semester credit hours. Students who take a minor will be expected to meet the normal prerequisites in courses making up the minor, and should maintain a minimum GPA of 2.000 on a 4.00 scale (C average). Semester credit hours may not be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements; however, free elective hours or major preparatory classes may be used to satisfy the minor.

For all minors in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics students must complete all prerequisite sequences for required minor courses.

The undergraduate minors in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics follow:

Minor in Actuarial Science: 24 semester credit hours

The Minor in Actuarial Science program at UT Dallas is administered through the Department of Mathematical Sciences. It is ideal for students who are interested in broadening their experience and knowledge base in the study and analysis of principles of Actuarial Science. The minor core courses prepare students for a number of actuarial exams required for a designation of Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Casualty Actuarial Society, or Canadian Institute of Actuaries. Specifically, the minor provides students with an intense background in principles of actuarial models. All of the courses in the minor serve as starting points for learning the concepts covered on the preliminary actuarial exams (P/1, FM/2, MLC/3L).

Students not majoring in Actuarial Science may obtain a minor in Actuarial Science by satisfying 24 semester credit hours (9 semester credit hours of minor core courses and 15 semester credit hours of minor preparatory courses).

Minor Preparatory Courses (15 semester credit hours)1

MATH 2417 Calculus I (Differential Calculus)

MATH 2419 Calculus II (Integral Calculus)

MATH 2451 Multivariable Calculus with Applications

MIS 3300 Introduction to Management Information Systems

Minor Core Courses (9 semester credit hours)2

STAT 4351 Probability

ACTS 4301 Principles of Actuarial Models: Life Contingencies I

ACTS 4308 Actuarial Financial Mathematics

1. Students whose major does not require MATH 2417 and MATH 2419 as part of their Mathematics and Component Area Option Core Curriculum Requirements, should take this sequence as their core curriculum courses to ensure efficiency toward the minor.

2. These classes prepare for the three preliminary actuarial examinations jointly administered by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS), and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (CIA).

Minor in Biology: 18 semester credit hours

Required: 12 semester credit hours

BIOL 2311 Introduction to Modern Biology I

BIOL 2111 Introduction to Modern Biology Workshop I

BIOL 3301 Classical and Molecular Genetics

BIOL 3101 Classical and Molecular Genetics Workshop

BIOL 3361 Biochemistry I

BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I

Also:

Two BIOL approved electives for majors

Minor in Biomolecular Structure: 18 semester credit hours

Required: 15 semester credit hours

BIOL 3336 Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure

BIOL 4461 Biophysical Chemistry, unless taken to fulfill the Molecular Biology major requirements

BIOL 4261 Biomolecular Modeling

CHEM 2323 Introductory Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2325 Introductory Organic Chemistry II

Also:

One to two approved BIOL, CHEM, CS, EE, MATH, or PHYS electives

Minor in Chemistry: 18 semester credit hours

Required: 11 semester credit hours

BIOL 3161 Biochemistry Workshop I

BIOL 3361 or CHEM 3361 Biochemistry I

CHEM 3321 Physical Chemistry I

CHEM 3472 Instrumental Analysis

Also:

A minimum of 7 additional semester credit hours in chemistry courses

Minor in Geosciences: 20 semester credit hours

Required lower-division courses: 8 semester credit hours

GEOS 1103 Physical Geology Laboratory3

GEOS 1104 History of Earth and Life Laboratory3

GEOS 1303 Physical Geology3

GEOS 1304 History of Earth and Life3

Upper-division courses: 12 semester credit hours

To be selected in consultation with Geosciences Undergraduate advisor

3. A prerequisite course to be completed before enrolling in upper-division GEOS core courses (GEOS 3300, GEOS 3421, GEOS 3434, GEOS 3464, GEOS 3470, GEOS 4300, GEOS 4320, GEOS 4322, and GEOS 4430).

Minor in Mathematics: 18 semester credit hours

The minor in Mathematics requires 18 semester credit hours math or statistics course requirements. Of these 18, 12 semester credit hours will be selected from a specific set of courses.

12 semester credit hours of courses must be chosen from the following:

MATH 3310 Theoretical Concepts of Calculus

MATH 4334 Numerical Analysis

Two more upper-division mathematics courses that satisfy degree requirements by students in Mathematical Sciences.

The remaining 6 semester credit hours can be satisfied by choosing either MATH or STAT courses with advisor approval.

Minor in Microbiology: 18 semester credit hours

Required

BIOL 3V20 General Microbiology with Lab4

BIOL 3335 Microbial Physiology5

BIOL 4350 Medical Microbiology

or BIOL 4316 Parasites and Symbionts

BIOL 4345 Immunobiology

CHEM 2323 Introductory Organic Chemistry I

Also:

One approved microbiology elective

4. Two semester credit hours of BIOL 3V20 may be used to satisfy the upper-division elective requirement for Biology and Molecular Biology majors.

5. May be substituted with CHEM 2325 Introductory Chemistry II if used to satisfy the Biochemistry II core requirement for Biology and Molecular Biology majors.

Minor in Molecular and Cell Biology: 18 semester credit hours

Required: 6 semester credit hours

CHEM 2323 Introductory Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2325 Introductory Organic Chemistry II

Also:

Four approved molecular and cell biology electives

Minor in Neurobiology: 18 semester credit hours

BIOL 4370 Developmental Neurobiology

BIOL 3371 Biology of the Brain

or NSC 4352 Cellular Neuroscience

CHEM 2323 Introductory Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2325 Introductory Organic Chemistry II

NSC 4353 Neuroscience Laboratory Methods

NSC 4354 Integrative Neuroscience

Minor in Physics: 20 semester credit hours

Require: 12 semester credit hours

PHYS 2325 Mechanics

PHYS 2125 Physics Laboratory I

PHYS 2326 Electromagnetism and Waves

PHYS 2126 Physics Laboratory II

PHYS 3411 Theoretical Physics

Also:

Three other upper-division physics courses

Minor in Statistics: 18 semester credit hours

The minor in Statistics requires 18 semester credit hours math or statistics course requirements. Of these 18, 12 semester credit hours will be selected from a specific set of courses.

12 semester credit hours of courses must be chosen from the following:

STAT 4351 Probability

STAT 4352 Mathematical Statistics

Two more upper-division mathematics courses that satisfy degree requirements by students in Mathematical Sciences.

The remaining 6 semester credit hours can be satisfied by choosing either MATH or STAT courses with advisor approval.

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