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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts and Earth and Mineral Sciences Concurrent Degree Program

Liberal Arts and Engineering Concurrent Degree Program

These programs require ten semesters of study, concurrently in the College of the Liberal Arts (during which the student completes 70 credits in General Education and Bachelor of Arts requirements and 33 to 37 basic engineering or science requirements), and in either the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering (during which the student completes the credits required in the selected major in Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering). 

Upon completion of the program, the B.A. in General Arts and Sciences will be awarded by the College of the Liberal Arts and the B.S. by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering. The majors available in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are Environmental Systems Engineering, Geosciences, Mining Engineering, Polymer Science, Mineral Economics, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, Ceramic Science and Engineering, Metals Science and Engineering, or Meteorology. The majors available in the College of Engineering are Aerospace, Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial and Management Systems, Mechanical, or Nuclear Engineering, or Engineering Science.[44]

To be eligible for this program, a student must file an application for entrance with the associate dean for undergraduate studies, College of the Liberal Arts, not later than the third semester. Entrance to the program requires that the student satisfy all regular requirements of the College of the Liberal Arts and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering. In addition, special requirements may need to be satisfied when enrollment controls are imposed on programs in any of the colleges because of space limitations. Once a student has met all the requirements for entrance to this program, transfer from the College of the Liberal Arts to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the College of Engineering, with enrollment in one of the majors listed, will be approved automatically at the end of the sixth semester if the student continues to make normal progress toward the concurrent degree and has maintained a cumulative average of 2.00 or higher. Students entering majors in the College of Engineering must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher: CHEM 110 GN(3) and CHEM 111 GN(1), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), and PHYS 201 GN(4), and meet the required cumulative grade-point average for the requested engineering major.

Students are advised of the absolute necessity for scheduling classes in exact sequence during the first six semesters of Concurrent Degree study. It is imperative that students obtain, from the Liberal Arts Undergraduate Studies Office, 101 Sparks Building, a copy of the Concurrent Degree requirements worksheet that enumerates the specific course requirements for the two programs for semesters one through six.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(15 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description for General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 12 credits

EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES OR ENGINEERING COMPONENT: 89-91 credits
(This includes 15 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses and 9 credits of GN courses.)

SEMESTERS ONE THROUGH SIX (33-34 credits)[45]

PRESCRIBED COURSES (27 credits)
CHEM 111 GN(1), CHEM 113 GN(1), MATH 220 GQ(2-3), MATH 230(4), MATH 250(3) (Sem: 1-4)
E G 010(1), E G 011(1) (Sem: 3-4)
PHYS 201 GN(4), PHYS 202 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
E MCH 211(3), E MCH 212(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6-7 credits)
PHYS 203 GN(3) or PHYS 204 GN(4) (Sem: 3-6)
B.S. requirements[46](3) (Sem: 5-6)

SEMESTERS SEVEN THROUGH TEN (56-57 credits)
Credits required in the selected major in Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering (56-57) (Sem: 7-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from each of the following areas: arts, humanities, science/mathematics, social and behavioral sciences. (Sem: 9-10)

[44] Enrollment in the Engineering Science program is limited to those students attaining an average of B or higher during their first six semesters and to those specially chosen by the College of Engineering faculty on the basis of evidence that they will benefit from the advanced courses.
[45] Concurrent Degree candidates should consult the individual program requirements in the College of Engineering and the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences to ascertain which combinations of CHEM, E G, E MCH, MATH, and PHYS are required.
[46] Concurrent Degree candidates should select a course in this category appropriate for the requirements for their program in either Earth and Mineral Sciences or Engineering.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1991

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-030

Review Date: 5/22/08

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06