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2013-2014 Catalog

School of Arts and Sciences

Degree Requirements for the
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.)



The following requirements apply to all candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science. The Bachelor of Arts option is available to those who choose plans in Communication, Humanities, Mathematical Sciences, or Psychology. The Bachelor of Science option is available to those who choose plans in Biology, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Mathematical Sciences or Psychology.
1.  Satisfy all university requirements for a bachelor’s degree as found in the “UNIVERSITY DEGREE 
     REQUIREMENTS” section of this catalog.
2.  Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. Note: Students who
      transfer from a Texas public community college or public university and are certified as core complete shall
      have satisfied the core requirements of UHV.
3.  Satisfy the requirements for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science, as follows: 
        a.    Bachelor of Arts 
             (1) Lower or Upper Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy computer literacy/proficiency 
                   requirement (See [**] below); Foreign Language/ Linguistics: 6 semester hours at the sophomore
                   level in one foreign language. Students submitting an acceptable score on a standard foreign language
                   proficiency test approved by the School of Arts and Sciences may substitute 6 semester hours of
                   electives. 
        b.    Bachelor of Science 
            (1) Lower Division: 3 semester hours of speech and satisfy computer literacy/proficiency requirement
                  (See [**] below); Natural Sciences: 11 semester hours in natural sciences, at least 2 semester hours
                  of which must be in laboratory courses. Natural sciences include biology, biophysical sciences,
                  chemistry, geology, and physics.
        
           [**] May be satisfied within core curriculum.  However, 3 semester hours of both speech and computer
                   literacy/proficiency are still required even if the student is certified as core complete by way of
                   transfer from a Texas public community college or public university.

4.  Satisfy course requirements for the plan: At least 24 semester hours in one plan of which at least 18 semester 
     hours must be advanced.