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    Dec 16, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements


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Degree requirements and the University Core Curriculum

Occasionally a course required for a degree may also satisfy a requirement of the University Core Curriculum. In addition to taking the required course, a student may elect to take a different course from among those available to fulfill that core requirement; doing so, however, may add to the total number of hours required for the degree. Students who have questions regarding degree requirements and core requirements should consult an academic advisor.

Bachelor of Arts degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts must meet the following requirements.

  1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 120 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
  2. General University Requirements: See “General Degree Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog.
  3. College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements: See “Arts and Sciences degree requirements ” in this section of the catalog for specific requirements and list of approved courses. See specific degree audit for exact hours.
  4. Major Requirements: A major as specified by the department with at least 24 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT.
  5. Minor: See individual major.
  6. Electives: See individual major.
  7. Other Course Requirements: See individual major.
  8. Other Requirements: Completion of all other requirements for a major and a minor as specified by the respective departments.

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must meet the following requirements.

  1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 120 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
  2. General University Requirements: See ” General Degree Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog.
  3. Major Requirements: Major in dance is available. See the Department of Dance and Theatre  for specific requirements.
  4. Minor: See individual major.
  5. Electives: See individual major.
  6. Other Course Requirements: See individual major.
  7. Other Requirements: Completion of all other requirements for a major or minor as specified by the respective departments.

Bachelor of Science degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science must meet the following requirements.

  1. Hours Required for the Degree: Completion of a minimum of 120 total semester hours; 42 must be advanced.
  2. General University Requirements: See ” General Degree Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog.
  3. Major Requirements: A major as specified by the department with at least 24 semester hours; 12 hours of advanced work in the major must be completed at UNT.
  4. Minor: See individual major.
  5. Electives: See individual major.
  6. Other Course Requirements: See individual major.
  7. Other Requirements: Completion of all other requirements for a major and a minor as specified by the respective departments.

Core curriculum

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete the University Core and the Arts and Sciences degree requirements shown below. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree may have other options for the foreign language requirement. Candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree must satisfy the requirements of the University Core Curriculum. Students should see the departmental advisor for their major for more information.

University Core Curriculum

  1. Discovery (3 hours): See approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  2. Communication (English Composition and Rhetoric) (6 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  3. Mathematics (3 hours): See approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  4. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours): See approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  5. American History (6 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  6. Government/Political Science (6 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  7. Creative Arts (3 hours): See  approved list   in the Academics section of this catalog.
  8. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  9. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.
  10. Capstone (3 hours): See  approved list  in the Academics section of this catalog.

Arts and Sciences degree requirements

Arts and Sciences degree requirements  

Teacher certification

Note: For teacher certification in mathematics or science, see the Teach North Texas  section of this catalog.

The College of Arts and Sciences encourages students to explore teaching as a career option. The student’s departmental advisor or academic advisor in the Dean’s Office for Undergraduates and Student Advising in GAB, Room 220, can assist students with course requirements for certification. Students seeking certification for grades 6–12 or EC–12 must also complete the required 21 hours in upper-level education courses (EDSE 3800EDSE 3830,EDSE 4060EDSE 4070EDSE 4108EDSE 4118EDSE 4840) and meet all GPA requirements to apply for state certification. In order to enroll in the first required education courses, the student must make application to the certification program in the College of Education in Matthews Hall, Room 105. All state certification requirements and information on required examinations are available on the web site of the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC), www.tea.state.tx.us. Students interested in post-baccalaureate certification or pursuing a master’s degree with certification must make application and meet all admission requirements of the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies.

Teacher certification areas

Secondary
Biology (Life Science)
Biochemistry (Chemistry, Physical Science)
Chemistry (Chemistry, Physical Science)
Communication (Speech)
Dance
English (English Language Arts and Reading)
History
Mathematics (Math, Math-Physics)
Physics (Physics-Math, Physical Science)
Social Science (Social Studies)
All-Level (Grades EC–12)
French
German
Spanish
Theatre

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