COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY*

Dr. Rueben Walter, Dean

Davis Hall, Room 111

(254) 968-9141

 

The College of Science and Technology has three primary missions: first, to provide the courses in mathematics and natural and physical sciences that form an essential part of the core curriculum required of all University students; second, to provide supporting courses for students in other academic areas, such as education, business, and agriculture; and third, to provide the opportunity for students to concentrate their study in a major field of science, technology, or engineering. The College is strongly committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service to the University and to society.

Degree programs available in the College of Science and Technology feature considerable variety at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The range of programs includes those areas that provide the foundation required for professional fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and pharmacy as well as specialized programs that are professionally oriented and lead to specific careers such as clinical laboratory science and nursing. It also includes mathematics, various sciences, engineering, and technology. The College of Science and Technology is organized into six departments:

I. Biological Sciences

II. Chemistry and Geosciences

III. Clinical Laboratory Sciences

IV. Engineering Technology

V. Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, including the Division of Hydrology

VI. Nursing.

Please consult the section on Undergraduate Degree Requirements on pp. 45-49 for information about undergraduate degree requirements.

* The organizational structure and name of the College of Science and Technology and the names of some of the academic departments are subject to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. John S. Calahan, Jr., Head

Science Building, Room 226

Box T-0100

(254) 968-9159

Professors: Calahan, Keith, Konvicka

Assistant Professors: Nelson, Rathburn, Sanderford, Sudman

Instructors: McReynolds, Walter

The Department of Biological Sciences offers two distinct four-year curricula that lead to the baccalaureate degree. These are the Bachelor of Science in Biology and the Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. In addition, pre-professional programs are offered which include pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy, and pre-pharmacy.

Secondary teaching certificates may be obtained with biology as the major teaching field (Option II) or in a science composite (Option IV).

A master of science degree is also offered. For further information, see the graduate section of this catalog.

The curricula are designed to maximize career opportunities at each particular level and to prepare students for various graduate and professional school programs.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN GENERAL BIOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1 .................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ....................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ...................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher............................................................................................................................ 3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ............................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .............................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English .........................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ...........................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ......................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .....................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ..........................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ............................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

 

Courses Required for BS in General Biology

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 30342 ..............................................................................................................16

CHEM 1054,3 1084,3 2014 ....................................................................................................................12

Additional Required Courses

For General Biology without Teacher Certification

BIOL 2174 or 31542 ..................................................................................................................................4

advanced BIOL electives .....................................................................................................................20

ENGL 2303 ..................................................................................................................................................3

PHYS 1044, 1054.......................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093, 3504 .....................................................................................................................................7

PSY 1013 ....................................................................................................................................................3

electives, 4 hours advanced ...............................................................................................................15

For Molecular Biology Support Area

CHEM 2024 ................................................................................................................................................4

PHYS 1044, 1054 ......................................................................................................................................8

ENGL 2303 ..................................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1093, 3504 ......................................................................................................................................7

PSY 1013 .....................................................................................................................................................3

BIOL 3134, 3024, 3854, 3954, 47532 ....................................................................................................19

BIOL or CHEM 4743, 4783 .......................................................................................................................6

BIOL electives, 4 hours advanced .......................................................................................................8

electives .......................................................................................................................................................7

For Teacher Certification, Option II4

BIOL 3154, 3494, 3044 or 4014, 47032 ................................................................................................15

soph ENGL .................................................................................................................................................3

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 ...............................................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 .......................................................................................................18

second teaching field, 12 hours advanced ......................................................................................24

For Teacher Certification, Option IV, Science Composite4

BIOL 3154, 3494, 3044 or 4014, 47032 ..................................................................................................15

soph ENGL .....................................................................................................................................................3

CHEM 4861 .....................................................................................................................................................1

PHYS 1044, 1054, PHYS elective ...........................................................................................................11

MATH 1093 ......................................................................................................................................................3

GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861 ................................................................................................................................9

advanced E S electives.............................................................................................................................. 6

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 ....................................................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ...........................................................................................................18

2 BIOL course descriptions.

3 Satisfies lab science requirement.

4 A student who fails to complete all certification requirements must complete the requirements of one of the non-certification support areas to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

 

For Aquatic Marine Support Area

BIOL 2174 or 3154 .............................................................................................................................................4

BIOL 3494, 3403, 4014, 4423 ..........................................................................................................................14

advanced BIOL electives ...............................................................................................................................6

CHEM 2024 or 4743 .........................................................................................................................................3-4

PHYS 1044, 1054 ................................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093, 3504 ...............................................................................................................................................7

ENGL 2303 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

PSY 1013 ..............................................................................................................................................................3

GEOL 1054 ...........................................................................................................................................................4

E S 3403................................................................................................................................................................ 3

GEOG 1013 ..........................................................................................................................................................3

electives ................................................................................................................................................................6

For Aquatic Freshwater Support Area

BIOL 2174 or 3154 ..............................................................................................................................................4

BIOL 3494, 3034, 4014, 4414 ...........................................................................................................................16

advanced BIOL electives ...............................................................................................................................4

CHEM 2024 or 4743 .........................................................................................................................................3-4

PHYS 1044, 1054 ................................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093, 3504 ...............................................................................................................................................7

ENGL 2303 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

PSY 1013 ..............................................................................................................................................................3

GEOL 1054 ...........................................................................................................................................................4

E S 3503 ................................................................................................................................................................3

GEOG 1013 ..........................................................................................................................................................3

electives................................................................................................................................................................ 6

For Field Biology Support Area

BIOL 2174, 3154, 4014 ......................................................................................................................................12

advanced BIOL electives ...............................................................................................................................12

ENGL 2303 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

PHYS 1044, 1054 ...............................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093, 3504 ..............................................................................................................................................7

PSY 1013 ..............................................................................................................................................................3

R&RM 3013 .........................................................................................................................................................3

advanced electives .........................................................................................................................................6

electives .............................................................................................................................................................10

For Pre-Physical Therapy

BIOL 2174, 4604 ..................................................................................................................................................8

advanced BIOL electives ...............................................................................................................................12

advanced semester hours transferred from an accredited

Physical Therapy School ...............................................................................................................................25

ENGL 2303 ............................................................................................................................................................3

PSY 1013, 2013 ....................................................................................................................................................6

PHYS 1044, 1054 .................................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093, 3504 ................................................................................................................................................7

SOC 2013 ...............................................................................................................................................................3

MGMT 3013 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN ANIMAL BIOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1 ............................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 .................................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013................................................................................................................................ 3

MATH 1073 or higher .........................................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ........................................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .........................................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ....................................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ......................................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ................................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ...............................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ....................................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ......................................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Animal Biology

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 2174, 3024, 3034 ....................................................................................................24

ENGL 2303............................................................................................................................................................ 3

MATH 1093, 1204, 2094 ....................................................................................................................................11

CHEM 1054,2 1084,2 2014, 2024 ....................................................................................................................16

PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 2424 ......................................................................................................................8

advanced electives ..........................................................................................................................................12

Other Required Courses

For Pre-Dental/Pre-Medical

BIOL 3854, 4604, 4614, 48513 ..........................................................................................................................13

BIOL 4743 or CHEM 4743 ..................................................................................................................................3

For BS in Animal Biology (not pre-dental or pre-medical)

BIOL advanced electives .................................................................................................................................16

 

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 This course counts toward the university core curriculum lab science requirement.

3 BIOL course descriptions.

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Students entering professional school prior to completing a degree at Tarleton may meet the Bachelor of Science degree requirement by (1) fulfilling the "Degree Requirements" as stated on pp. 45-47 and (2) transferring the necessary hours from an approved professional school of dentistry, medicine, or allied health for a minimum total of 128 hours.

 

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM FOR PRE-PHARMACY1

ENGL 1113, 1123, 2033, 2043 .........................................................................................................................12

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 4743 ............................................................................................................................15

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024 .........................................................................................................................16

MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 3504 .........................................................................................................................14

PHYS 1044 .............................................................................................................................................................4

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .................................................................................................................................3

HIST 2013, 2023 ....................................................................................................................................................6

POLS 2013, 2023 ...................................................................................................................................................6

PSY 1013 3

1 Requirements for different schools of pharmacy vary considerably. Students should seek counsel from the Pre-Pharmacy advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences prior to enrollment.

 

Department of Chemistry & Geosciences

Dr. Linda Schultz, Head

Science Building, Room 219

(254) 968-9143

Professors: Murry, Schultz, Walter

Associate Professors: Field, Low, Thompson

Assistant Professor: Taylor

Instructors: Nance, Rinard

The Department of Chemistry and Geociences offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (with or without certification or as a pre-professional program) and the Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience, with support areas in Geology, Environmental Science, and Earth Science (with or without certification). On the graduate level, a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science is offered. For further information about this program, see the graduate section of the catalog.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

University Core Curriculum1 .........................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ...........................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132 .......................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ...................................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3 ................................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ...................................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ...............................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .................................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023........................................................................................................................................... (6)

POLS 2013, 2023...........................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ...............................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ...................................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 COMS 3013 is required for Interdisciplinary Chemistry.

3 From GEOL 1054, 1064, 1074 and BIOL 1204, 1214; must be BIOL for Pre-Medical Program.

 

Courses Required for BS in Chemistry

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024 ....................................................................................................................16

CHEM 3074, 3234, 4084, 4861 ....................................................................................................................13

MATH 1093, 1204, 2094 ................................................................................................................................11

PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 24244 ................................................................................................................8

ENGL 2303 .........................................................................................................................................................3

CIS elective ........................................................................................................................................................3

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For BS in Chemistry without certification

foreign language ...............................................................................................................................................8

advanced electives ..........................................................................................................................................7

CHEM 4244, 4273, 42835 ................................................................................................................................10

advanced CHEM electives .............................................................................................................................6

For BS in Chemistry with Teacher Certification, Option 1

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 ........................................................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ...............................................................................................................18

CHEM 4861 and advanced CHEM ...............................................................................................................8

For BS in Chemistry - Interdisciplinary Chemistry

supporting field6 .................................................................................................................................................12

advanced supporting field ................................................................................................................................9

advanced elective ...............................................................................................................................................4

advanced CHEM electives ...............................................................................................................................7

For BS in Chemistry - Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Program

BIOL 2034, 2174 .....................................................................................................................................................8

BIOL 3024, 3854, 4604, 4614, 4851 ..................................................................................................................17

CHEM 4743 ..............................................................................................................................................................3

advanced CHEM elective ..................................................................................................................................4

4 PHYS 1224, 2424 required for BS in Chemistry without certification.

5 CHEM course descriptions.

6 Possible supporting fields include Biology, Geoscience, Hydrology, Physics, Business Administration, and other fields approved by department heads involved.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

DEGREE IN GEOSCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1 ...........................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ................................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132 ............................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ........................................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3 .....................................................................................8

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 COMS 3013 is required for the support area in Environmental Science.

3 BIOL 1204 and 1214 are required for support areas in Environmental Science and Earth Science (with and without certification). BIOL 1204 and 1214 or PHYS 1044 and 1054 are required for the Geology support area.

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA......................................................................... 3

Humanities: Literature course in English .....................................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .......................................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ..................................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .................................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ......................................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ..........................................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Geoscience

ENGL 2303............................................................................................................................................................... 3

CHEM 1054, 1084 ..................................................................................................................................................8

HYDR 1103 ..............................................................................................................................................................3

GEOL 1054, 20344 .................................................................................................................................................8

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For Geology support area

electives ..................................................................................................................................................................4-5

advanced electives ..............................................................................................................................................11

GEOL 1064, 2053, 2063, 3053, 3123, 3134.......................................................................................................20

from GEOL 3103, 3143, 3153, 4113, 4123 .........................................................................................................9

GEOL field course5................................................................................................................................................. 6

BIOL 1204 and 1214 or PHYS 1044 and 1054 .................................................................................................8

MATH 1093 and 1204 or 2094 or 3003 or 3504 ...............................................................................................6-7

CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443 ..........................................................................................................................................3

For Environmental Science support area

BIOL 2034 ......................................................................................................................................................................4

AGRN 3014, 3103 .......................................................................................................................................................7

HYDR 2114, 4212....................................................................................................................................................... 6

CHEM 2014 ..................................................................................................................................................................4

POLS 3103.................................................................................................................................................................... 3

GEOL 1074, 2053 ........................................................................................................................................................7

GEOL from 3103, 3134, 3143, 3153, 4123 .........................................................................................................9-10

E S 3503, 4133...............................................................................................................................................................6

E S from 3303, 3403, 4843 ..........................................................................................................................................6

MATH from 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 ................................................................................................6-8

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034 12 CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443 ............................................................................................3

4 GEOL course descriptions.

5 An approved Geology field course of 6 hours, to be taken during the summer at another approved university between the junior and senior years.

For Earth Science support area (without certification)

CHEM 2014 .....................................................................................................................................................................4

HYDR 4212 .....................................................................................................................................................................2

POLS 3103 ......................................................................................................................................................................3

advanced electives ...................................................................................................................................................10

elective ............................................................................................................................................................................3

GEOL 1064, 2053, 3103, 3143, 3153 .......................................................................................................................16

E S 3303, 3403, 3503, 48436 .....................................................................................................................................12

MATH from 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 .................................................................................................6-8

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034 .................................................................................................................................................12

CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443 .............................................................................................................................................3

For Life-Earth Science with Certification, Option I

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 ....................................................................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ...........................................................................................................................18

GEOL 1064, 1074, 3103, 4861 .....................................................................................................................................12

E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503 ...........................................................................................................................................12

BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703 .........................................................................................................................................15

from MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 .....................................................................................................6-8

CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443.................................................................................................................................................. 3

For Teacher Certification, Option IV, Science Composite

CHEM 2014, 48617...............................................................................................................................................................5

PHYS 1044, 1054, 20637 ...................................................................................................................................................11

BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 47037.......................................................................................................................................... 15

From MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504 .........................................................................................................6

PSY 3033, RDG 3513........................................................................................................................................................... 6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ..................................................................................................................................18

GEOL 1064, 1074, 4861........................................................................................................................................................ 9

from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503 ........................................................................................................................................9

advanced GEOL or E S ........................................................................................................................................................2

6 E S course descriptions.

7 Composite Science curriculum includes geoscience, biology, chemistry, and physics. 12 semester hours are required in student’s choice of second science; only courses from secondary certification academic options may be counted toward degree.

 

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Ms. Karen Murray, Head

Schaffer Building

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

(817) 926-1101

Assistant Professors: Mitchell, Murray

Instructor: Smith

The fourth year of the Clinical Laboratory Science program is completed at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Terrell School of Medical Technology, located in Fort Worth, Texas. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Department consists of a student laboratory and ten clinical affiliates. The student laboratory is housed in the Schaffer Medical Technology Building in Fort Worth, which consists of four lecture rooms, four laboratories, a computer lab, and a library. The ten clinical affiliates include: All Saints Episcopal Hospital, Arlington Memorial Hospital, Carter Blood Care, Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Harris Methodist HEB, Harris Methodist Southwest, Huguley Memorial Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital of the Tarrant County Hospital District, Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, and Plaza Medical Center. A continuous 13-month professional laboratory curriculum is offered, totaling 48 semester hours, with 8 months in the student laboratory and 5 months in the clinical affiliate.

Sixteen students are admitted to the program in early January and July of each year, with application deadlines of the preceding September 1 and March 1, respectively. Admission is on a competitive basis. An overall minimum GPA of 2.5/4.00, with a minimum of 2.8 in science and math, is necessary. NAACLS specifies that prerequisite college courses and numbers of credits required shall be those necessary to ensure admission of individuals prepared for the educational program. Prerequisite content area includes general chemistry, organic and/or biochemistry, general biological sciences, microbiology, and mathematics. Survey courses do not qualify as fulfillment of chemistry and biological science prerequisites. Remedial mathematics courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirements.

 

Prerequisites for a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science:

Biological Sciences

Freshman Biology 8 hours

Microbiology 4 hours

Immunology 4 hours

Physiology 4 hours

Chemistry

Freshman Chemistry 8 hours

Organic Chemistry 4 hours

Biochemistry 3 hours

Mathematics (6 hours minimum)

College Algebra 3 hours

Trigonometry 3 hours

Physics 8 hours

English 12 hours

U.S. History 6 hours

Political Science (Texas and National) 6 hours

Communications 3 hours

electives 6 hours

Health Education 3 hours

Students entering the program from other universities must fulfill the degree requirements of their institution, and that institution must provide a statement of the acceptance of the 48 hours awarded by Tarleton State University for graduation requirements. By special arrangement prior to entrance, students may elect to receive the degree from their original college or university or from Tarleton State University.

Students who have already obtained a baccalaureate degree may also enter the program, provided they have met the NAACLS minimum requirements in biology, chemistry, and math.

Successful completion of courses will be determined with the maintenance of a grade of C or better in lecture and laboratory courses. All students are admitted on a probationary status and progressive academic achievement must be maintained.

Upon successful completion of the program, the Bachelor of Science degree may be awarded. The student is also eligible to challenge national certification examinations offered by various professional associations. For further information concerning the Clinical Laboratory Science program, contact:

Karen R. Murray, Department Head

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, TX 76104

phone (817) 926-1101

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1 .................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 .....................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ....................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ..............................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ..............................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA............................................................... 3

Humanities: Literature course in English ...........................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .............................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .......................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ......................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ...........................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013.............................................................................................................................. 3

Courses Required for BS in Clinical Laboratory Science

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3854, 4604, 4743 (or CHEM 4743) ............................................................23

CLS 4112, 4121, 4131, 4214, 4222, 4233, 4313, 4322

4333, 4412, 4421, 4432, 4511, 4521, 4531, 4612

4621, 4632, 4716, 4722, 4734, 48122 .....................................................................................................48

CHEM 1054,3 1084,3 2014 .......................................................................................................................12

PHYS 1044, 1054 .........................................................................................................................................8

MATH 1093 ...................................................................................................................................................3

ENGL 2303 ....................................................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 CLS course descriptions.

3 Meets core curriculum lab science requirement.

 

Department of Engineering Technology

Dr. Tommy G. Barker, Head

Industrial Technology Building Room 100

(254) 968-9010

Professor: Barker

Assistant Professor: Pippin, Roderick

Instructors: Mollick, Smith

 

The Department of Engineering Technology offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology or a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree in Industrial Occupations.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology educates students in a wide range of manufacturing related areas: quality, ergonomics, production planning, management, control systems, productivity, automated systems, and computer modeling. The Manufacturing Engineering Technology courses are supplemented with a foundation of Industrial Technology courses and emphases in mathematics, statistics, and the sciences. A wide choice of electives compliments the degree, allowing the student maximum flexibility in the areas of business, science, mathematics, computer information systems, and pre-engineering.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

The Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology provides a common core of courses and five support areas from which to choose: General Industrial Technology, CAD/CAM, Manufacturing Operations, Manufacturing Sciences, and Technology Education. These support areas provide students with the flexibility to tailor their degree programs to their particular interests.

I. General Industrial Technology

This support area provides a broad range of experiences designed to produce the maximum flexibility upon entering the workforce. A broad range of courses is used to introduce the maximum number of concepts in all areas of manufacturing. Students may choose any minor that will complement their interests.

II. CAD/CAM

This support area provides extensive work in computer-aided design, drafting, and manufacturing. The common core courses are supplemented with nine additional hours of computer-aided design, six hours in controls and automation, and three additional hours in numerical control. Students may choose any minor that will complement their interests.

 

III. Manufacturing Operations

This support area provides an expanded minor in business administration that includes courses in accounting, management, statistics, and computer information systems. Additional courses in manufacturing management, scheduling, and quality assurance provide an excellent combination of business and manufacturing concepts.

IV. Manufacturing Sciences

This support area provides an expanded minor in chemistry. The common core courses are supplemented with courses in power transfer, materials, controls, quality assurance, and scheduling. This combination of courses prepares students to enter areas of manufacturing that emphasize material processing.

V. Technology Education (Secondary Teacher Certification - Option III)

This support area provides students with the professional education courses that lead to state certification to teach Technology Education courses at the secondary level. This combination of courses provides an excellent range of concepts that students can apply in many educational and training fields.

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

IN INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS

The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree is designed for students who have training in a technical area. Education received at technical schools, junior colleges, military technical schools, and employer-sponsored training schools may be applied toward the degree. With appropriate documentation, the technical training may be supplemented with a maximum of 15-21 semester credit hours for work experience. The degree allows students to choose between two support areas.

I. Industrial Occupations

This support area allows students to custom design their degree by supplementing their technical training with advanced courses from the Department of Engineering Technology and other departments on campus. The student will work with an advisor to select courses that meet the student’s individual needs.

II. Technology Education (Secondary Teacher Certification - Option III)

This support area provides students with the professional education courses that lead to state certification to teach Technology Education courses at the secondary level. This combination of courses provides an excellent range of concepts that students can apply in many educational and training fields.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1................................................................................................... Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ......................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132...................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ..............................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ............................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ................................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ............................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ..............................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ........................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .......................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ............................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ...............................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology

MET 3163, 3263, 3363, 3863, 4263, 4363, 4463, 4763...................................................................... 24

ENGL 2303 ....................................................................................................................................................3

ENGR 3033 ...................................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003................................................................................................................. 14

CIS 1043 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

I T 1053, 1173, 2033, 2253, 3503, 4163, 4953......................................................................................... 21

math or science elective ............................................................................................................................3-4

approved electives ...................................................................................................................................10-12

2 BS in Manufacturing Engineering Technology requires CHEM 1054, PHYS 1224, COMS 3013.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1 .......................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ..........................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132...................................................................................................................... 3

MATH 1073 or higher ..................................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ................................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ....................................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ................................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ...................................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023............................................................................................................................................. (6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ............................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .................................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .....................................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 Some support areas specify the course that students should take to satisfy this core curriculum requirement.

Courses Required for BS in Industrial Technology

ENGL 2303 .........................................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1093 or higher.......................................................................................................................................3

I T 1053, 1173, 2153, 2253, 3173, 35033 ....................................................................................................18

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For General Industrial Technology

6 hours minor from any field other than I T................................................................................................. 6

12 hours advanced minor from any field other than I T ........................................................................12

I T 1063, 2053, 2143, 3203, 3363, 4123 or 4723, 4953 .............................................................................21

I T electives, 6 hours advanced ....................................................................................................................9

electives................................................................................................................................................................ 9

For Support Area, CAD/CAM

6 hours minor from any field other than I T ...................................................................................................6

12 hours advanced minor from any field other than I T ...........................................................................12

I T 3233, 3273, 3363, 4163, 4503, 4803, 4953 ................................................................................................21

I T electives, 6 hours advanced .......................................................................................................................9

electives................................................................................................................................................................... 9

For Support Area, Manufacturing Operations

I T 2033, 2143, 3203, 3753, 4123, 4723, 4953 ..................................................................................................21

I T electives, 6 hours advanced .........................................................................................................................9

electives .....................................................................................................................................................................6

Minor: Business Administration

ACC 2033 ....................................................................................................................................................................3

MGMT 3013, 3033, 4213, 4223 ............................................................................................................................12

G B 3113 .....................................................................................................................................................................3

CIS 1043 .....................................................................................................................................................................3

COMS 30134 .............................................................................................................................................................3

For Support Area, Manufacturing Sciences

I T electives, 6 hours advanced .........................................................................................................................6

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024, 4084, 42933 ...................................................................................................23

CIS 1043 .....................................................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1204 ...............................................................................................................................................................4

PHYS 1044,4 10544 ................................................................................................................................................8

COMS 30134 .............................................................................................................................................................3

I T 1063, 2033, 3363, 3753, 4123 or 4723, 4163, 4953 ...................................................................................21

For Support Area, Secondary Teacher Certification - Option III

I T 1063, 2053, 2143, 3143, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3363, 3933, 4053 ................................................................30

CIS 1033 or 1043 ......................................................................................................................................................3

COMS 2143 ...............................................................................................................................................................3

PSY 3033 ...................................................................................................................................................................3

RDG 3513 ..................................................................................................................................................................3

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ....................................................................................................................18

3 IT course descriptions.

4 This course satisfies a core curriculum requirement.

5 These courses constitute a minor in Chemistry.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS

University Core Curriculum1 .....................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ........................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 ......................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ...............................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ...............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ...........................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences: ............................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023....................................................................................................................... (6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ......................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ...........................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ...............................................................................................................3

Courses Required for Support Areas

For Industrial Occupations Support Area

Occupational specialization2 ...............................................................................................48

approved advanced electives (not Industrial Technology) ......................................12

approved advanced I T electives ......................................................................................24

ENGL 2303 ...................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1093 or higher ...............................................................................................................3

 

For Secondary Teacher Certification - Option III Support Area

CIS 1033 or 1043 .......................................................................................................................3

COMS 2143 ................................................................................................................................3

PSY 3033, RDG 3513, EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 .........................................24

I T 1063, 1173, 2253, 3143, 3233, 3333, 39333 .................................................................21

Occupational specialization4 .............................................................................................33

ENGL 2303 .................................................................................................................................3

MATH 1093 or higher .............................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 May include work from junior or technical colleges, employer sponsored training, military schools, or a maximum of 21 semester credit hours for work experience.

3 I T course descriptions.

4 May include work from junior or technical colleges, employer sponsored training, or a maximum of 15 semester credit hours for work experience.

 

Department of Mathematics, Physics,

& Engineering

Dr. Jimmy McCoy, Head

Math Building, Room 122

(254) 968-9168

FAX (254) 968-9534

Professors: Cude, Kirby, Littleton, McCoy

Associate Professors: Ayer, Easterling, Lawrence,

McLatchy, Mitchell, Snider, Talley, Winton

Assistant Professors: Forrest, Garza, Havlak, Marble, Martin, White

Instructors: Riggs, Roper

 

The Department of Mathematics and Physics offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Physics, and Hydrology. There are two possible emphases in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, one in applied mathematics and one leading to secondary education certification. Students can also receive certification in mathematics or physics as a second teaching field under Option II. On the graduate level, a Master of Science degree is offered in Mathematics. For further information about graduate program, see the graduate section of the catalog. For more information about Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering, see http://www.math.tarleton.edu

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN MATHEMATICS

University Core Curriculum1 .........................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123.......................................................................................................................................... 6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .........................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher2 ................................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ...............................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ..................................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ..............................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences .................................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ...........................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023.......................................................................................................................................... (6)

6 additional hours from ...............................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ....................................................................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 See your academic adviser for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BS in Mathematics

MATH 1204, 1313, 2094, 2113, 2203, 3063, 48633................................................................................. 23

approved advanced MATH electives ......................................................................................................9

approved science electives .........................................................................................................................6

CIS 3443 ...............................................................................................................................................................3

advanced electives......................................................................................................................................... 6

Additional Required Courses

For BS in Mathematics with Secondary Certification - Option I

MATH 3023, 3043 ..............................................................................................................................................6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 ..............................................................................................................18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513 ........................................................................................................................................6

ENGL 2303 ...........................................................................................................................................................3

elective...................................................................................................................................................................1

For BS in Mathematics - Applied Mathematics (without certification)

MATH 2104, 3 hours approved MATH elective .......................................................................................7

electives, 3 hours advanced ..........................................................................................................................6

supporting field3 ................................................................................................................................................12

advanced supporting field3 ............................................................................................................................9

3 MATH course descriptions.

4 Courses for supporting field are to be chosen from an academic area in which mathematics is applicable. Supporting field must be developed in consultation with the department heads involved.

ENGINEERING PHYSICS

The Engineering Physics program at Tarleton State University prepares the student for employment as a professional engineer in the area of Electrical or Computer Engineering or for further graduate study in either Physics or Engineering. The first two years of the program are consistent with the Pre-Engineering program taught at Texas A&M University. Students can transfer to that university after two years to specialize in other engineering disciplines or continue at Tarleton State University and complete the unique Bachelor of Science Engineering Physics degree.

Extensive study in math, science, engineering, and physics gives the Engineering Physics graduate the ability to design components, processes, and systems to meet specifications and the ability to work and communicate effectively in team-oriented, project-management-driven environments. Computer simulation and modern analytical tools are used to solve physical and electrical problems. Software development, hardware integration, and testing of microcomputers, microcontrollers, and design of microelectronic circuitry provide the graduate with the tools to apply computer and software-based solutions. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers’ special responsibilities to protect the health and well being of the general public. See more details at http://www.math.tarleton.edu/faculty/marble/physics/default.html

Mathematics 1204, Calculus I, is the first mathematics course that counts toward the BS degree in Engineering Physics. Entering freshman students are given a mathematics placement test and may be required to take MATH 1073 or MATH 1093 or both before taking MATH 1204. Students who are not confident that they are well grounded in algebra and trigonometry should come to Tarleton and take the placement tests early enough that they can take any necessary pre-calculus courses in summer school if they wish.

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS

University Core Curriculum1 ........................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ..........................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .........................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher2 ................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ...............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ...................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ..............................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ..........................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 .........................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ..............................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Engineering Physics

PHYS 1224, 2424, 3343, 3323, 4303, 4353, 43633 ..............................................................23

ENGR 1113, 1123, 2213, 2223, 22333 ....................................................................................15

ELEN 2253, 2484, 3303, 3454, 4434, 44143 ...........................................................................22

advanced PHYS elective ...........................................................................................................3

advanced PHYS or ELEN elective..........................................................................................3

MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 3063 ...................................................................................................15

CHEM 1084 ......................................................................................................................................4

CIS 3513, advanced CIS elective............................................................................................. 6

electives........................................................................................................................................... 6

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN PHYSICS

University Core Curriculum1 ..........................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ...........................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .........................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher2 ................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2 ...............................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ...................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ...............................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 See your academic adviser for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.

3 Course descriptions in PHYS; in ENGR; in ELEN.

Social & behavioral sciences ..................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 ............................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023............................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from ................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ....................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BS in Physics

PHYS 1224, 2424, 3313, 3343, 3323, 3333, 4343,4303, 4323, 4353,

3 hours PHYS elective3 ................................................................................................................35

supporting field................................................................................................................................ 20

advanced supporting field ............................................................................................................3

MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 2113, 3063, 3 hours advanced MATH elective ......................21

CIS 3443 ...............................................................................................................................................3

3 PHYS course descriptions.

HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES

One of the unique features of the Hydrology and Water Resources Program at Tarleton State University is that each student is required to complete an internship before graduation. The manner in which this requirement is met is for the student to work from 9 to 13 weeks (generally 40 hours a week) for a company or agency that has some expertise in hydrology. Often this leads to full-time employment at the end of the internship. See "4403. Internship" in the course offerings below and note the prerequisite that the "student must have completed all other courses listed on an official degree plan and have a grade of C or higher in all required courses in the following disciplines: hydrology, biology, geology, chemistry, math and physics." Personnel in the Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering Division will assist in finding an appropriate internship sponsor.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

DEGREE IN HYDROLOGY

University Core Curriculum1 .............................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ..............................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .............................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher .......................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS .......................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA .........................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ....................................................................................3

Social & behavioral sciences ......................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023................................................................................................................................ (6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ...............................................................................................................................(6)

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

 

6 additional hours from ....................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 ........................................................................................................................3

Other Required Courses

HYDR 1103, 2114, 2204, 3104, 3203, 4103, 4203, 4212,

4303, 4503, 44032 ................................................................................................................................35

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2304, and 4414 or 4014 .....................................................................................16

PHYS 1224, 2424 ..................................................................................................................................8

CHEM 2014 ............................................................................................................................................4

MATH 2094, 2103 .................................................................................................................................7

MATH 3003 or 3504 ...........................................................................................................................3-4

GEOL 1054, 1064 or 1074 ...................................................................................................................8

A EN 3183 or ENGR 3033 ..................................................................................................................3

CIS 3443 ...................................................................................................................................................3

ENGL 2303 ..............................................................................................................................................3

2 HYDR course descriptions.

A student who wishes to be eligible to take the Engineering Fundamentals Examination as a graduate of an engineering-related science program should minor in engineering by taking at least 18 hours from the following additional courses:

ENGR 2213 Principles of Engineering I ENGR 3033 Engineering Economy

ENGR 2223 Principles of Engineering II ENGR 3724 Electrical Circuits and

ENGR 2233 Principles of Engineering III Instrumentation

ENGR 2243 Principles of Engineering IV MATH 3063 Differential Equations

A typical curriculum incorporating these courses may be obtained from the Division of Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering.

 

PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM

The Pre-Engineering Program comprises approximately one half of the course work required for a bachelor of science degree in Engineering. Students who begin Engineering education in this program may transfer to almost any degree-granting Engineering program to finish fulfilling the requirements for a degree.

Tarleton has made formal arrangements with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) that make transferring to either of these universities with little or no loss of credit hours particularly easy. Their faculties and staffs cooperate very closely with Tarleton's to ensure that our Pre-Engineering Program effectively prepares students for transfer into their Engineering degree programs. Students who intend to earn their Engineering degrees from UTA may participate in UTA's Work Study Program while they are enrolled at Tarleton.

 

Pre-Engineering Curriculum

The courses listed in the typical curricula are recommended for most Engineering students; however, students planning to major in some branches of Engineering at some universities may be advised to deviate slightly. In any case, inclusion of the curricula is not intended to indicate how long it will take any student to complete the courses; it is intended only to show the proper sequencing of the courses. Because not all courses are taught every semester, it is important that students plan their courses of study during their freshman years so they will be ready for required courses when they are offered.

Mathematics 1204, Calculus I, is the first mathematics course that counts toward a BS degree in Engineering. Entering freshman Engineering students are given mathematics placement tests and may be required to take MATH 1073, College Algebra, or MATH 1093, Plane Trigonometry, or both, before taking MATH 1204. It is strongly recommended that students who are not certain that they are well grounded in algebra and trigonometry come to Tarleton and take the placement tests early enough that they can take any necessary pre-calculus courses in summer school if they wish.

This program is aligned with the current program at Texas A&M University for seamless transfer.

Please Note:

1) TAMU, UTA, Texas Tech and many other universities require all students who have not taken two years of the same foreign language in high school to take a minimum of six semester hours of the same foreign language in college.

2) The Agricultural Engineering courses listed elsewhere in this catalog are not intended for engineers and do not count toward accredited engineering degrees.

CURRICULUM FOR PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM

Courses from University Core Curriculum ..........................................................................Semester Hours

ENGL 1113, 1123 .....................................................................................................................................6

MATH 1204 ...............................................................................................................................................4

CHEM 1054, 1084 ....................................................................................................................................8

HIST 2013, 2023 .......................................................................................................................................6

POLS 2013, 2023......................................................................................................................................6

HLTH 1013................................................................................................................................................ 3

Other Required Courses

MATH 2094, 2103, 3063 .......................................................................................................................10

PHYS 1224, 2424 ....................................................................................................................................8

CIS 3443 .....................................................................................................................................................3

ENGR 1113, 1123, 2213, 2223, 2233, 2243 .....................................................................................18

 

Department of Nursing

Dr. Elaine Evans, Head

Nursing Center

Box T-0500

(254) 968-9139

Assistant Professors: Evans, Sneed, Walker

Instructors: Crawford, Faulk, Figueroa,

Glidewell, Kunce, Neff, Woods

Tarleton State University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). Upon successful completion of program requirements, a graduate is eligible to apply to take the state board examination and for licensure as a registered nurse. Distinguishing features of this innovative multiple entry program include: (1) availability of several educational pathways in one program (LVN to BSN, RN to BSN, and BSN); (2) opportunity for concurrent enrollment in nursing and non-nursing courses throughout the program; (3) opportunity to attend full or part-time; (4) offering courses in the final semester of the program in which students synthesize and validate concepts presented in prior course work; (5) offering a transition course for LVNs entering the program; and (6) emphasis on rural health and rural nursing.

Clinical Experiences

Clinical experiences are an integral part of the nursing curriculum, and a complementary relationship exists between classroom and clinical components of the program. Hospitals and other clinical agencies in Brown, Bosque, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Somervell Counties are used for student clinical experiences. The VA Hospital in Waco is also used to provide an in-patient psychiatric experience. All clinical experiences are under the supervision of a University nursing faculty member. Although a student's place of residence is considered when planning clinical experiences, the primary consideration is the learning needs of the student. Therefore, students are expected to travel to several clinical agencies during the program of study. Clinical experiences are scheduled during day and evening hours.

Educational Mobility Options for LVNs & RNs

Graduates of vocational, associate degree/diploma and baccalaureate nursing programs acquire a common core of knowledge, attitudes, and cognitive and psychomotor skills. However, there are distinct differences in the breadth, depth, scope of preparation, and knowledge presented to students in each type of program. A basic premise of Tarleton State University's innovative multiple entry nursing program is career mobility for graduates of vocational, associate degree, and diploma nursing programs. Previous academic activities of students will be analyzed to determine their placement in the program. Depending on the student's nursing educational background, credit for nursing courses may be awarded by substitution, examination, or advanced placement.

LVNs may receive advance placement credit for NUR 1204 and 2016 upon successful completion of a transition course. LVNs also have the opportunity to receive credit by examination for NUR 2106 (Nursing Through the Lifespan) during enrollment in the transition course. Copies of course material for NUR 2106 are available so that students may prepare for the exam. For additional information, ask your nursing faculty advisor for the Position Statement, "Rationale for Credit by Examination of NUR 2106 for LVNs."

RNs are admitted into junior-level nursing courses. Graduates of associate or diploma programs may receive credit for several lower division nursing courses by substitution or advanced placement. Credits for the core nursing courses become part of the degree plan upon successful completion of a transition course. For additional information, ask your nursing faculty advisor for the Position Statement, "Rationale for Advanced Placement of Registered Nurse Graduates of Diploma Nursing Programs" or "Rationale for Transfer of Nursing Courses from Associate Degree Nursing Programs."

Admission Information

Application and admission to the nursing program are separate from and in addition to application and admission to the University. Students who wish to major in nursing at Tarleton are classified as either pre-nursing (students admitted to Tarleton who are taking required non-nursing courses) or nursing (students who have been officially admitted to the nursing program). Nursing faculty serve as advisors for pre-nursing and nursing students. Pre-nursing students may enroll in NUR 1204.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Enrollment of students in nursing courses other than NUR 1204 is strictly limited to those who have been accepted into the nursing program. The pre-nursing student should make an appointment with a nursing faculty advisor early in his or her course of study to prepare a tentative degree plan. This appointment should be made at a time other than the University's advising and registration periods and well in advance of the nursing program application deadline. An appointment can be made by contacting the Department of Nursing secretary at the Nursing Center Building; phone (254) 968-9139 or -9717.

Admission Requirements

Three points of program entry exist in this program: freshman year for generic students, sophomore year for LVNs, and junior year for RNs. Because the place of entry varies with each group, the number of courses required for program entry is greater for LVNs than for generic students and greater for RNs than for LVNs. The following criteria must be met for admission to the nursing program:

A. Generic Students (those without prior nursing education)

1. Admission to Tarleton State University

2. Completion of the following courses with minimum grade of C

MATH 1073 College Algebra -- 3 hours

ENGL 1113 Introduction to College Composition -- 3 hours

ENGL 1123 College Composition and Research -- 3 hours

BIOL 2194, 2204 Anatomy and Physiology -- 8 hours

CHEM 1034 or 1054 Fundamentals of Chemistry or

College Chemistry -- 4 hours

PSY 1013 General Psychology -- 3 hours

H S 2103 Nutrition -- 3 hours

HLTH 1013 Wellness -- 3 hours

3. Cumulative GPA on required non-nursing courses of 2.5 or higher

4. Eligibility to take the state board examination upon graduation1

1 See eligibility requirements for licensure, below.

B. Licensed Vocational Nurses

1. Admission to Tarleton State University

2. Current licensure to practice as a vocational nurse in Texas

3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C:

MATH 1073 College Algebra -- 3 hours

ENGL 1113 Introduction to College Composition -- 3 hours

ENGL 1123 College Composition and Research -- 3 hours

BIOL 2194, 2204 Anatomy & Physiology -- 8 hours

BIOL 2034 Microbiology -- 4 hours

CHEM 1034 or 1054 Fundamentals of Chemistry or

College Chemistry -- 4 hours

PSY 1013 General Psychology -- 3 hours

PSY 2013 Psychology of Human Development -- 3 hours

H S 2103 Nutrition -- 3 hours

HLTH 1013 Wellness -- 3 hours

SOC 2013 Introduction to Sociology -- 3 hours

4. Cumulative GPA on required non-nursing courses of 2.5 or above

5. Eligibility to take the state board examination upon graduation2

C. Registered Nurses

1. Admission to Tarleton State University

2. Passing scores on each section of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP), if applicable

3. Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in Texas

4. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C:

MATH 1073 College Algebra -- 3 hours

ENGL 1113 Introduction to College Composition -- 3 hours

ENGL 1123 College Composition and Research -- 3 hours

BIOL 2194, 2204 Anatomy & Physiology -- 8 hours

BIOL 2034 Microbiology -- 4 hours

PSY 1013 General Psychology -- 3 hours

CHEM 1034 or1054 Fundamentals of Chemistry or

College Chemistry -- 4 hours

PSY 2013 Psychology of Human Development -- 3 hours

H S 2103 Nutrition -- 3 hours

POLS 2013 American National Government -- 3 hours

POLS 2023 Texas Government -- 3 hours

HLTH 1013 Wellness -- 3 hours

SOC 2013 Introduction to Sociology -- 3 hours

Visual and Performing Arts -- 3 hours

ENGL literature -- 3 hours

5. Cumulative GPA in required non-nursing courses of 2.5 or higher.

1 Must be completed prior to admission to the nursing program if you plan to receive credit for NUR 2106 through a departmental examination offered during NUR 2032 (LVN Transition Course).

2 See eligibility requirements for licensure, below

 

Eligibility Requirements for Licensure as a Registered Nurse

The Board of Nurse Examiners has identified certain circumstances that may render a potential candidate ineligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Texas. A person may be ineligible if he/she has been: denied licensure or disciplined by a licensing/certifying authority; convicted of a crime other than a minor traffic violation; diagnosed with or treated or hospitalized in the past five (5) years for schizophrenia and/or other psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, paranoid personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, or borderline personality disorder; or has been addicted to or treated for the use of alcohol or any other drug within the past five (5) years.)

However, the Board provides individuals the opportunity to petition the Board for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with Section 301.257 of the Nursing Practice Act. This petition may be made before a person begins a nursing program. Processing the petition may take 6 to 9 months or longer, depending on circumstances.

Eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN upon graduation or current licensure as a registered nurse is a requirement for program entry at Tarleton State University. Therefore, to be considered for program admission, a person who may be ineligible for licensure is expected to obtain a Declaratory Order from the Board and present a copy of the Order to the Nursing Office. Information and a "Request for a Declaratory Order Petition" packet may be obtained by contacting the Nursing Office at (254) 968-9717 or directly from the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.

Application Procedure

1. Obtain an application packet from the nursing office.

2. Submit the following required application materials to the nursing office by the appropriate deadline:

a. Application

b. Official transcripts from each college or university attended and or high school transcript if you have less than 30 semester hours of college credit

c. Personal Information Card

d. Three signed reference forms

3. Carefully review the previous section, "Eligibility Requirements for Licensure as a Registered Nurse"

3. Deadlines for application to the nursing program are as follows:

Admission Semester

Student Category

Application Deadline

Fall 2000

Generic Student, LVN, RN

March 1, 2000

Spring 2001

Generic Student, LVN, RN

October 1, 2000

Note: All information on the application and other documents must be furnished accurately and completely. Falsification of any part of the application and other required forms is cause for not being admitted to, or for dismissal from, the nursing program.

Review of Applicants Procedure

Qualified applicants are those completing the application procedure by the appropriate deadline. The Department of Nursing application form, references, and transcripts constitute the core factors for admission. All qualified applicants are carefully evaluated by a faculty committee with regard to the following criteria:

Following review of applicants, students are notified by mail of the status of their application to the nursing program. Those students admitted to the program receive information about requirements to be completed prior to the beginning of the first nursing course: a health examination, completion of a personal health history, CPR certification, immunizations, and malpractice insurance requirement.

Transfer Student Application Procedure

Students taking required non-nursing courses at other colleges or universities may apply for admission to the nursing program at Tarleton. Transfer students must meet the same admission requirements as those students enrolled at Tarleton. Transfer students are required to complete the application procedure as currently enrolled students and must also:

1. Submit the required set of application papers to the Tarleton State University Admissions Office by the appropriate nursing program deadline.

2. Gain official acceptance to the University prior to the time of notification of acceptance to the nursing program.

Transfer students should make an appointment with a nursing faculty advisor early in their course of study to prepare a tentative degree plan. This appointment should be at a time other than Tarleton's registration and advising periods and well in advance of the nursing program application deadline. An appointment may be made by contacting the Department of Nursing secretary (Nursing Center Building; phone (254) 968-9139 or -9717).

Transfer of credit from one nursing program to another is often difficult because of differences in curricula. Therefore, transfer of nursing credits will be evaluated by the nursing admissions committee on an individual basis. Students should provide this committee with a college catalog, transcript, course syllabi, and other material as necessary to determine nursing content covered and completed. Send this material to:

Chair, Admissions Committee

Department of Nursing

Box T-0500

Stephenville, TX 76402

 

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

DEGREE IN NURSING

University Core Curriculum1 .................................................................................................Semester Hours

Communications

ENGL 1113, 1123 ...................................................................................................................................6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 .................................................................................................................3

MATH 1073 or higher ..........................................................................................................................3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS ..........................................................................8

Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA ...........................................................3

Humanities: Literature course in English ......................................................................................3

1 Information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

 

Social & behavioral sciences: ......................................................................................................18

HIST 2013, 2023 .................................................................................................................................(6)

POLS 2013, 2023 ................................................................................................................................(6)

6 additional hours from .....................................................................................................................(6)

SOC 1013, 2013, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013,

ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,

GEOG 1013, 1023, 1033, HIST 1013, 1023

Wellness: HLTH 1013 .......................................................................................................................3

Courses Required for BSN in Nursing

NUR 1204, 2016, 2054, 2106, 2153, 3013, 3025, 3035, 3042, 3155,

3215, 4104, 4113, 43062 ....................................................................................................................61

advanced NUR elective ...................................................................................................................3

COMS 30133 .........................................................................................................................................3

BIOL 2104, 2204,3 2034 ....................................................................................................................12

SOC 2013, PSY 10133....................................................................................................................... 6

CHEM 1034 or 1054 ...........................................................................................................................4

PSY 2013 ...............................................................................................................................................3

H S 2103 ................................................................................................................................................3

MATH 3003 or 3504......................................................................................................................... 3-4

2 NUR course descriptions.

3 These courses count toward core curriculum requirements.