COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Dr. Joe Gillespie, Dean

E. J. Howell Building, Room 105
(254) 968-9089
http://www.tarleton.edu/~coe

Dr. Sara Tyler, Certification Officer
(254) 968-9817

Dr. Jill Burk, Director
Tarleton Center for Professional Development of Educators
(254) 968-9809


The College of Education includes the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology, and the Department of Health and Physical Education. The mission of the College of Education is to provide students in health and physical education, professional education, and other human services with a quali ty education through academic, cultural, and leadership experiences, and to provide leadership through scholarship and service to the extended community and professions. Programs in the College of Education prepare students for challenging, gratifying, and socially significant careers.
Degree programs offered include the Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies; Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies; Bachelor of Science in Psychology; Master of Science with majors in educational psychology and counseling psychology; and the Master of Education degree with majors in curriculum and instruction, educational administration, physical education, and counseling. Several teaching endorsements and professional certificates are also offered in conjunction with different academic departments.
In addition to its teaching function, the college has a strong service commitment to public schools, human service agencies, and the University Interscho lastic League. Each year the college plays host to a variety of professional development institutes for educators and interscholastic events for public schools. Tarleton professors actively provide consultation and technical assistance to schools and human service agencies.
Please consult the section on undergraduate degree requirements on pp. 46-48.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM

Teacher Education is one of the major programs at Tarleton State University. It e mphasizes broad general education as a foundation for mastery of teaching skills and specialized knowledge in an academic discipline. The primary purpose of teacher education is to prepare highly qualified teachers for Texas and the nation. The goal of Tarleton State University's Teacher Education Program is to develop teachers who:
1. possess appropriate knowledge and abilities in specific content areas or teaching fields;
2. communicate effectively with students, parents, and other professionals;
3. apply the principles of instructional planning in the development of curriculum;
4. use effective teaching practices;
5. formally and informally evaluate student performance and use results of such assessment in the instructional decision-making process;
6. promote critical thinking and participatory citizenship;
7. are skilled in the use of instructional technology;
8. are proficient in mathematical skills;
9. operate within the legal guidelines and uphold the ethics of the teaching profession;
10. demonstrate concern for students' general welfare; and
11. are committed to continued professional growth and development.
Passing scores on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) Test or Stamford Achievement Test (for students who are deaf) must be achieved prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work or being admitted to an alternative certification program. There are exemptions to the TASP based on ACT, SAT, or TAAS scores. Any student exempt from TASP based on these scores will not be required to take the TASP for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Any other TASP exemptions must be approved by the Certification Officer.

ADMISSION TO THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Secondary and All-Level Certification
1. Formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDU 3303. Application deadlines are October 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer. Formal admission to this program shall be a prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDU 3303.
2. The student must supply the following documents:
a. Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program
b. A completed and signed Acknowledgment and Responsibility Form
c. A $20 application fee.
The student must have completed 60 semester hours toward a degree not including developmental courses.
3. The following criteria must be met for admission to the Teacher Education
Program:
a. Minimum GPA of 2.6 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses in the following areas: professional development, teaching field(s), delivery system, or endorsements
b. Minimum GPA of 2.6 on all courses listed on the secondary certificate plan
c. No grade low er than C on professional education course work
d. No grade lower than a C in any course in teaching field(s), delivery system, specialization, or endorsements
e. Verification of TASP requirements
f. Completion of EDU 3303 and PSY 3033 with a grade of C or better
g. Completion of 12 hours of required English with a grade of C or better in each course
h. Completion of University Writing Proficiency requirement
i. Evidence of good moral character and the menta l, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom
j. Departments may require documented professional development and/or
leadership activities. Check with individual departments for requirements.
k. Completion of COMS 1013 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better
l. Completion of the prescribed critical thinking skills test while enrolled in EDU 3303, Professional Development I
m. Approval of the Teacher Education Council based on recomm endations from the department head of the student's teaching field(s), areas of specialization, delivery system, or endorsements and the Director of Teacher Education.
4. The applicant will receive written notification from the chair of the Teacher Education Council regarding his/her acceptance into the Tarleton Teacher Education Program.

Note: In accordance with Article 6252-13c, Texas Civil Statutes, the State Board for Educator Certification may refuse to issue a teachi ng certificate for a person who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for a crime that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of the teaching profession. Clarification should be obtained when seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program. All information will be treated in confidence.

Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Certification
1. Formal application for admission to the Teacher Education Program should be made by the student duri ng the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in EDU 3303. Application deadline dates are October 15 for the fall semester, February 15 for the spring semester, and June 15 for the summer. Formal admission to this program shall be prerequisite to taking any professional development courses beyond EDU 3303.
2. The student must submit the following items in a manila folder to the Office of Admissions for Teacher Certification:
a. Checklist for application packet (fo und in Handbook for Teacher Certification)
b. Completed application (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification)
c. $20 fee (if paid by check, make payable to Tarleton) attached to the application
d. Acknowledgment/Responsibility Form (dated and with all signatures)
e. Substitution form (if applicable; dated and with all signatures)
f. Online degree/certificate audit
g. Reference/Acknowledgment Form (found in Handbook for Teacher Certification) with 2 typed res ponses to items 1 and 2
h. 3 letters of recommendation; one must be from a faculty member outside the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
3. The following criteria must be met for admission to the Teacher Education Program as an Interdisciplinary Studies major.
a. Minimum 2.6 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and no grade lower than C in all courses in the following areas: professional development, emphasis area(s), reading, and endorsements
b. Minimum GPA of 2.6 on all c ourses listed on the certification plan
c. Verification of TASP requirements
d. Completion of EDU 3033 and PSY 2203 or 3033 with a grade of C or better
e. Completion of 12 hours of required English with a grade of C or better in each course
f. Completion of University Writing Proficiency requirement
g. Completion of COMS 1013 or its equivalent with a grade of B or better
h. Completion of prescribed critical thinking skills test
i. Completion of MATH 1073 or higher
j. Evidence of good moral character and the mental, emotional, and physical ability to function effectively in a classroom
k. Recommendation from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Recommendation for Admission to Teacher Education: Interviews will be conducted by two-member teams comprised of Tarleton State University faculty and invited public school educators. Students will be asked questions similar to what might be asked in a job intervie w, and the responses will be evaluated according to established interview criteria (oral communication, thought processes, leadership potential, and human interaction). Students should expect interviews to last approximately 15-20 minutes.
After the interviews, the candidates will be given a prompt to respond to in writing. Candidates will also be allowed to provide in writing any explanations or additional thoughts that might have occurred after the interview. The writing sa mples will be graded according to the established criteria (mechanics, organization of content, and appropriateness of content).
Only those applicants who are selected by the Interdisciplinary Studies Admissions Committee and have maintained the above academic standards will be recommended for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program. At the beginning of the semester following selection, the Tarleton Teacher Education Council will vote on recommended candidates for admi ssion to the Program. Should limitations on resources require restrictions to be placed on the number of students admitted in a given semester or year, the Teacher Education Council will admit students based on a total score which is an aggregate of all the above criteria. Students not admitted must reapply.

RETENTION IN THE TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Retention in the Teacher Education Program requires maintenance of standards required for admission, plus evidence of satisfactory academic progress and professional development. If the above-stated criteria for admission and retention are not maintained, a student will receive written notification from the Director of Teacher Education, and he/she will be placed on probation for one semester. If the deficiency is not corrected by the end of the probationary period, the student will be removed from the program and must reapply for admission to the Teacher Education Program to be eligible for enroll ment in additional professional education courses.
Tarleton State University reserves the right to monitor a student's professional ethics according to those standards specified in the Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Education (adopted by the Teachers' Professional Practice Commission, revised March 1, 1998) as it relates to the performance of his or her role as a student teacher or in a field-based activity in the elementary or secondary schools. Appropriate d isciplinary action, which may include removal from the Teacher Education Program, may be instituted for violations of ethical conduct or professionalism.

ADMISSION TO STUDENT TEACHING <www.tarleton.edu/~teacherfield>
Prior to admission to student teaching, one must have been admitted to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program (see "Admission to the Teacher Education Program" in this section of t he catalog). Students are urged to study requirements for admission and retention in the program. Application for student teaching must be submitted to the Director of Field Experiences no later than October 15 of the fall semester or February 15 of the spring semester prior to the corresponding fall or spring semester in which the student expects to student teach. (i.e., Application for student teaching must be submitted one year before the semester in which the student expects to s tudent teach.)
Candidates for certification who do not satisfactorily complete student teaching are automatically dropped from the Teacher Education Program. In order to regain eligibility for student teaching and be recommended for certification, a candidate must reapply and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.
To be admitted to student teaching, all admission requirements to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be maintained. Moreover, the following requiremen ts must be completed:

Early Childhood Through Grade 4 Generalist*
1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Program;
2. Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, 3943, 3963, 3043, EDSP 3613, and 6 hours of required Human Sciences courses with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
3. Completion of at least 16 hours of Generalist coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
4. Completion of RDG 3113, 3843, 40 93, and 4103 and ENGL 3503 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
5. Completion of at least 75% of any endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
6. A GPA of 2.6 on all course work that is listed and has been completed on the certificate plan
7. Formal approval of the Tarleton Teacher Education Council
8. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first day of the semester in which student teaching is done; and
9. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Requirements are available from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, E.J. Howell Building Room 320.

* It is recommended that students be within 12 hours of completing certification and degree requirements, excluding EDU 4906 and EDU 4353.

Grades 4-8 Middle School Emphases
1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Progr am
2. Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than a C
3. Completion of at least 20 hours of coursework in a single academic emphasis with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C, or completion of at least 42 hours in composite emphases coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
4. Completion of at least 15 hours of reading with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
5. Completion o f at least 75% of any endorsement coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C
6. A GPA of at least 2.6 on all coursework that has been completed from the certificate plan
7. Formal approval of the Tarleton Teacher Education Council
8. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first day of the semester in which student teaching is done; and
9. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Information about requirements is available in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, E.J. Howell Building Room 320.

Secondary and All-Level
1. Senior classification and prior admission to the Teacher Education Program;
2. Completion of EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, PSY 3033, and RDG 3513 with a minimum GPA of 2.6 and no grade lower than C in professional education courses;
3. No grade lower than a C and a minimum grade point average of 2.6 in the teaching fiel d, specialization, delivery system, or endorsements.
4. Completion of at least 75 percent of the hours in each teaching field, delivery system, specialization, or endorsements. Specific information may be obtained in the Office of Field Experiences.
5. A GPA of 2.6 on all course work that is listed and has been completed on the certificate plan;
6. Formal approval of the Teacher Education Council;
7. Removal of all incomplete grades prior to the first day of class of the semester during which student teaching is done; and
8. Presentation and/or documentation of acceptable professional development and leadership activities. Requirements are available from individual departments.

PLACEMENT OF STUDENT TEACHERS
The Tarleton Center for Professional Development of Educators (TCPDE) governs the placement of student teachers. Student teaching must be accomplished under supervision of Tarleton State University in a school approved by the TCPDE.

OBTAINING A TEACHING CERTIFICATE
Upon completion of all degree and certification requirements, students must apply through the Tarleton Certification Office for their teaching certificate. Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Teacher Certification (Administration Annex, Room 101) and must be returned to this office with a money order in the appropriate amount, payable to Tarleton State University. Upon receipt and review of the completed application for a teaching certificate and copies of passing ExCET scores, Tarleton State University will recommend the applicant to the state for the appropriate certificate.
In addition to degree requirements, students must attain passing scores on the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET). The ExCET is taken during the last semester of course work or immediately following completion of degree and certificate requirements. Because Tarleton State Univers ity must verify eligibility for the ExCET, students should consult with their academic advisors or the Certification Officer to determine which exams to take and when to take them. Registration forms for the ExCET are available in the Office of Admissions and Certification.
Due to the Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP), students failing the ExCET on their second attempt will not be certified to retake the ExCET on their third and subsequent attempts unless t he academic department representing the discipline in which the test was failed gives its permission. Departments may choose to require remediation before the student is granted permission to register for the test.


DEFICIENCY PLANS
At the printing of this catalog, the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) has approved a transitional permit replacing deficiency plans. Pending approval of the State Board of Education in the Spring of 2001, the transi tional permit may become effective June 1, 2001. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Certification for current information.
Tarleton State University may provide a deficiency plan for an individual who seeks certification while teaching in a public school. A processing fee of $50.00 will be charged for the preparation of each deficiency plan. The Certification Officer will prepare a deficiency plan using the following guidelines:
1. The applicant must hold a bachelo r's degree from an accredited college or university;
2. The applicant must meet all criteria for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program at the time that the deficiency plan is issued;
3. An applicant who wants a deficiency plan in counseling or educational diagnostician should contact his or her advisor for additional departmental requirements.

Please contact the Certification Officer for information concerning forms and documentation necessary for preparat ion of a deficiency plan.

TRANSFER STUDENTS
Tarleton State University welcomes students who transfer credits from other universities or neighboring community colleges. Persons seeking elementary certification will work toward the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Each will be assigned to a specific academic advisor to evaluate transfer credits and plan a course of study. Transfer students should contact the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (E .J. Howell Building Room 320; phone (254) 968-9097).
Transfer students working toward secondary certification will be advised in the academic department of their major. Information about education courses and secondary certification requirements may be obtained in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction Office (E.J. Howell Building, Room 320; Phone (254) 968-9097).
Policies governing the acceptance of transfer course work for credit toward teacher certification include the following:
1. All transfer students are required to submit official transcripts to the University Admissions Office for analysis. The Certification Officer will require official transcripts to develop certification plans for students already possessing a bachelor's degree.
2. Transfer students from other Texas institutions and institutions in other states are expected to meet Tarleton's program requirements for certification.
3. Academic advisors and the Certificati on Officer reserve the right to disallow course work on certification plans that is more than seven years old. Because of changing certification requirements, it is possible that previous course work taken for certification will not count toward the current application.
4. Typically, students will not be allowed to transfer more than three hours of professional developmental (education) course work into the program at Tarleton and will be required to meet all institutional require ments for the degree and certification.
5. A minimum of one-third of the semester hours required in each teaching field or areas of specialization sought must be completed at Tarleton.
6. Individuals who have a degree, but are not certified, will be evaluated for certification requirements by the Certification Officer (Administration Annex, Room 101; phone (254) 968-9817), who also evaluates credentials of individuals with expired certificates. A $50 deficiency plan fee wil l be charged per deficiency plan. The transitional permit may replace the deficiency plan effective June 1, 2001 (see p. 132).

Note: Individuals who have a degree and a valid teaching certificate from another state and who seek Texas teacher certification must apply directly to the State Board for Educator Certification to obtain their credentials.

TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY WARRANTY
FOR FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS

Because Tarleton State University believes that teacher education is a collaborative process between the University and public schools, and because this University is dedicated to achieving excellence in teacher education, the teaching performance of all Tarleton State University graduates is warranted by the University. Should a graduate of Tarleton's Teacher Education Program receive a Texas Teacher Appraisal System domain (I-IV) rating that is less than "satisfactory" on his/her annual appraisal, the University will provide additional professional development aimed at remediating deficiencies at no additional cost to the individual or district.

PROVISIONS
1. The warranty applies only to first-year Texas teachers who graduated from Tarleton State University in the preceding 12 months.
2. To be eligible for the professional development program, the teacher must have received a domain rating(s) of below expectation or unsatisfactory on his/her annual appraisal.
3. All reque sts for services must be in writing from the superintendent of schools.
4. In cooperation with the independent school district, a professional growth plan will be developed, and the requirements of the plan will be addressed in the professional development program.
5. The program will be limited to one summer and will not include the cost of room and board.


Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Dr. Ann Calahan, Head

E.J. Howell Building, Room 320
(254) 968-9097

Professors: Bradberry, Burk, Lamb, Larmer
Associate Professors: Calahan, Whitley
Assistant Professors: Anderson, Harris,
L. Hawke, M. Hawke, Hay, Jinkins, Lindsey,
Lipford, Mackey, Reven, Smith, Tyler
Instructor: Guthrie


ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies as the degree leading to teacher certification at the elementary level of Early Childhood through Grade 4 and at the middle school level of Grades 4 through 8. Through this degree, students choosing early childhood certification obtain a broad-based content preparation with a strong emphasis on language arts and reading. At the middle school level, certification areas include Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Composite certifications are als o offered in Language Arts/Social Studies and Math/Science. Endorsements are available in Generic Special Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and at the graduate level in Gifted and Talented Education Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp. 127-131 of this catalo g. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test and complete 60 hours of coursework.

SECONDARY EDUCATION
Students working toward secondary certification will pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a major and minor, if applicable, in academic disciplines. Students will also take professional education courses to meet certification requirements. While not offering a major in secondary educati on, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction does offer the courses required to obtain secondary-level certification.
Students obtain academic advisement for secondary certification programs in the department of their major. Application for admission to the Tarleton Teacher Education Program must be made during the first semester of the junior year while enrolled in Education 3303. Requirements for admission, retention, and admission to student teaching are described on pp . 129-131. Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test.

ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION
The Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE) is an alternative teacher certification program offered in Stephenville, Killeen, and Fort Worth. Its purpose is to prepare highly qualified individuals to serve as public school teachers in Texas. TMATE is not designed to replace or detract from the traditional c ertification program at Tarleton or any other university. TMATE is a collaborative teacher education program between Tarleton State University and public school districts in Texas.
TMATE is an alternative certification program designed for persons who have al-ready completed a baccalaureate degree and who have a record of exemplary academic achievement and/or work experience. Certification is earned through a combination of intensive summer course work coupled with a paid, year-lo ng internship in a teaching position with a public school. Internship is jointly sponsored and supervised by Tarleton State University and the participating school district. Interns develop professional teaching skills and values through the combination of University classes and practical classroom experience.
Through TMATE, teaching certificates may be earned at the secondary level (grades 6-12), elementary level (pre-kindergarten through grade 6), or generic special educatio n (pre-kindergarten through grade 12).

TMATE Entry Requirements
Grade point requirements for entering the TMATE program are more stringent than those of most other teacher education programs. TMATE applicants must present a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a GPA of 2.75 in the area of certification (teaching fields(s) for secondary applicants; a 24-semester hour composite of English, mathematics, soc ial science and laboratory science for elementary and special education applicants).
Applicants must also achieve a passing score on the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP) test, the test of basic skills mandated by the State of Texas. An acceptable score on the general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required by Tarleton for admission to graduate school because TMATE is a post-baccalaureate program.
Concurrent to applying for admission to TMATE, applicants must also apply to a school district within a 125-mile radius of Tarleton to serve as a sponsor for the internship. Thus, applicants are subjected to a dual screening process: one conducted by the University and the other by the school district. After initial screening and acceptance by the University, services of the University Placement Office are available to applicants to assist in obtaining a placement for their internship.
Additional requirements also apply to TMATE applicants. P ersons interested in applying for the program should contact the TMATE Director, E.J. Howell Building, Room 108; phone (254) 968-9095.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES--ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies leads to teacher certification at the Early Childhood through Grade 4 and the Middle School Grades 4 through 8 levels. New standards recently developed by the State Board of Educator Certificati on (SBEC) provide the framework for Early Childhood through Grade 4 Generalist and Middle School Grades 4 through 8 in Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts/Social Studies, and Math/Science certification programs that have been approved at Tarleton State University.
The typical curriculum for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies requires (1) a minimum of 135 semester hours and (2) a minimum of 36 semester hours of advanced credit (3000 level or above).


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013,*2 A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for Major

ENGL sophomore literature 3
MATH 3033, 3053 6
RDG 3113, 3843 6
EDU 3303, 3353, 4353, 4906 15
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For Interdisciplinary Studies Generalist Early Childhood through Grade 4  
F A 1353 *2 3
PSY 3033 3
SPAN 1014, 1043 7
MUSC 2133 3
BIOL 2103 3
P SC 1014 4
SOSC 3013 3
HLTH 3513 or P ED 3803 3
ENGL 3203, 3503 6
EDSP 3613 3
SOC 3013 3
H S 2043, 2113, 3003 9
RDG 4093, 4103 6
EDU 3943, 3963, 4043 9

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 This course satisfies the visual and performing arts core curriculum requirement .

For Middle School Math Support Area

PSY 2203 or 3033 3
SPAN 1014, 1024 8
EDU 4303 3
RDG 3513, 4093, 4103 9
ENGL 3203, 3903 6
MATH 1163, *3 1204, 3023, 3043, 4053, 3003 or 3504 19-20
Advanced MATH as advised 3
Electives as advised 10-11
   
For Middle School Math/Science Support Area  
PSY 2203 or 3033 3
EDU 4303 3
RDG 3513 3
ENGL 3203 or 390 3 3
BIOL 1204,4 1214,4 4014, 4703 15
GEOL 1054, *4 4861 5
CHEM 10344 4
PHYS 1014 *3 4
E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 6-7
Advised science elective 4
MATH 1163,3 1204, 3023, 3043 or 4053, 3 003 or 3504 16-17
Advanced MATH as advised 3
   
For Middle School Science Support Area  
PSY 2203 or 3033 3
SPAN 1014, 1024 8
MATH 4053 3
EDU 4303 3
RDG 3513, 4093, 4103 9
ENGL 3903, 3203 6
BIOL 1204,*4 1214, *4 4014, 4703 15
GEOL 1054, *4 4861 5
CHEM 1034 *4 4
PHYS 1014 *4 4
E S 3303; E S 3203 or PHYS 1034 6-7
Advanced science elective 4

*3 This requirement may also be met by taking both MATH 1073 and 1093. This course satisfies the university core curriculum mathematics requirement.
*4 Any two of these courses satisfy the university lab science core curriculum requirement.

For Middle School Language Arts/Social Sciences Support Area

PSY 2203 or 3033 3
SPAN 1014, 1024 8
MATH 4053 3
EDU 4303 3
RDG 3513, 4093, 4103 9
COMS 2013; 1023 or 2033 6
ENGL 3203, 3903 6
Advanced ENGL as advised 6
HIST 1013, *5 1023,5 3043 9
SOSC 3013 or advanced Social Science as advised 3
ECO 1013 *6 3
GEOG 1103; 1203 or 2013 6

*5 One of these courses may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.
*6 This course may be counted toward the social and behavioral sciences core curriculum requirement.

SECONDARY CERTIFICATION

Students pursuing secondary certification must be in contact with the academic department of their intended major. Secondary certification programs are currently being developed to meet the new Texas Standards from the State Board of Educator Certification for grades 8 through 12.
Prior to enrolling in any teacher education course work, students must pass all parts of the TASP test and complete 60 hours of coursework.
A student seeking provisional certification to teach in secondary schools (grades 6-12) must earn a bachelor's degree in an academic department by completing:
1. 60 semester hours of academic foundations;
2. the specified courses in professional development;
3. a course in reading instruction; and
4. requirements in teaching field(s) or delivery system(s) selected.
A grade of C or better is required in all professional development courses and a GPA of 2.6 is required on all work in professional development and in the academic specialization(s) selected. Admission to the Teacher Education Program is a pre-requisite for enrollment in professional development courses beyond EDU 3303. The following courses must be completed prior to enrollment in student teaching: PSY 2203 or 3033; EDU 3303, 3353, and 4303; and RDG 3513. The recommended sequence for secondary education course work is listed below:
PSY 2203 or 3033 Required for admission to Tarleton Teacher Ed ucation Program
EDU 3303 First semester junior year. (See Tarleton Teacher Education Admission requirements.) Formal admission to the Teacher Education Program shall be a prerequisite to taking Professional Development courses beyond EDU 3303. All three parts of TASP test must be completed before enrolling in EDU 3303.
EDU 3353 Second semester junior year
RDG 3513 Must be completed before enrolling in EDU 4303
EDU 4303 First semester senior year
EDU 4353 and 49 06 (Student Teaching Semester Block) These courses must be taken concurrently during the semester of student teaching.
Those seeking secondary certification must seek advisement from the department of their academic major. (Refer to specific academic departments for typical curriculum.) Refer to pp. 127-131 of this catalog for specific requirements regarding: 1) admission to the Teacher Education Program; 2) retention in the Teacher Education Program; 3) admission of student teach ers; 4) placement of student teachers; and 5) obtaining a teaching certificate.

SECONDARY CERTIFICATION ACADEMIC OPTIONS
The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) has replaced options with Standards based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Academic departments at Tarleton State University are currently in the process of aligning academic programs with the new certificates approved by SBEC. The newly approved certificates for grades 8 through 12 include English Language Arts, Speech, Journalism, Social Studies, History, Science, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences/Mathematics/Engineering, Technology Applications, and Computer Sciences. All-level certifications in Physical Education, Music, and Art have also been approved. Additional certificates will be approved within the next two years.
Details for the new programs will be available from the academic departments. The options listed below may not be valid after Fall 2002.
Option I: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours in a single teaching field with 21 semester hours of upper-division courses, with an additional 12 semester hours in a directly supporting field(s).
Option II: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of two teaching fields with a minimum of 24 semester hours in each field and 12 semester hours of upper-division courses in each area unless otherwise specified.
Option III: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 48 semester hours in a broad teaching field with 24 semester hours of upper-division courses.
Option IV: This option shall prepare the individual to teach in grades 6-12 and requires completion of a minimum of 48 semester hours in a composite teaching field wit h 24 semester hours in one area, 12 semester hours of which must be upper division. A minimum of 6 semester hours must be completed in each area.

Option I
ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2323, 2413, 3113, 3313, 3413 or 3423, 3513; 6 hours advanced ART as advised; F A 4013
CHEMISTRY: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024, 3074, 3234, 4084, 4861,
7 hours advanced CHEM; MATH 1204, 2094; PHYS 1044 or 1224;
PHYS 1054 or 2424
ENGLISH: ENGL 1123, 3 hours sophomore l iterature (2103, 2203, or 2403), 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603; 3 hours from ENGL 3413, 3423, 4153; 14 hours foreign language
HISTORY: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST; 14 hours foreign language
LIFE-EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 2034, 2053, 3103, 4861;
BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703; E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503
MATHEMATICS: MATH 1093, 1204, 1313, 2094, 2203, 3023, 3043, 3063, 3323, 4863; 9-11 hours advanced MAT H from 3214, 3603, 4063, 4093, 4204; CIS 3443
SPANISH: SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023; SPAN 3013 or 3023 as advised; SPAN 3033, 3043, 4003; 12 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853, 4863 (SPAN 4853 and 4863 may be repeated)

Option II
* ART: ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2413, 3113, 3413 or 3423, 3513, 3313 or 4413
BIOLOGY: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154, 3494, 4703, 3044 or 4014
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: ACC 2033; ADMS 3193; FIN 1013; G B 1033,
3123, 4323, 4443; MGMT 3013
BUSINESS SECRETARIAL: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143; ACC 2033
* CHEMISTRY: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 3074, 4862, 6 hours advanced CHEM
* COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS: CIS 1033, 1043, 2023, 2123, 3213, 3513, 3303 or 3043; 6 hours from CIS 3463, 3893, 3053
* EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 2034, 4861; 9 hours from E S 3203,
3303, 3403, 3503; 3 hours advanced GEOL or E S;
ECONOMICS: ECO 2013, 2023, 3013, 3023, 3033, 4013; 6 hours advanced ECO
ENGLISH: 3 hours from ENGL 2103, 2203, 2403; ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203 or 4113, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4603
HISTORY: HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST
* LIFE-EARTH SCIENCE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861; BIOL 1204, 1214, 4703;
6 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503; 4 hours BIOL; 3 hours advanced
BIOL, GEOL or E S
* MATHEMATICS: MATH 1093, 1204, 1313, 2094, 2113, 2203, 3023, 3043, 3063,
4863
PHYSICAL EDUCATI ON: P ED 2003, 2303, 3103, 3123, 3803, 4163, 4203, 4803, 1192; HLTH 2313
* PHYSICAL SCIENCE: CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1224, 2063,
2424; 6 hours advanced CHEM and/or PHYS
* PHYSICS: PHYS 1224, 2063, 2424, 3343; 10 hours advanced PHYS
POLITICAL SCIENCE: POLS 2013, 2023; 18 hours advanced POLS
SPANISH: SPAN 2013, 2023; SPAN 3013 or 3023 as advised; SPAN 3033, 3043,
4003; 6 hours from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853 (SPAN 4853 may be repeated)
SPEECH COMMUNIC ATION: COMS 1023 or 2033; COMS 2013, 2133, 3033, 3043, 3053, 4063, 4853
* THEATRE ARTS: THEA 1053, 1063, 1072, 1081, 2013, 2033, 2043, 3023,
4003, 4023, 4043; F A 1353

* Second teaching field only.

Option III
BUSINESS COMPOSITE: ADMS 1053, 1063, 3153, 3163, 3183, 3193, 4133, 4143; ACC 2033; MGMT 3013; G B 1033, 3123, 4323; CIS 1043, 4093; FIN 1013
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION: I T 1053, 1063, 1173, 2053, 2143, 2153, 2253, 3143, 3173, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3 353, 3503, 3933, 4053

Option IV
HOME ECONOMICS: HS 1023, 1053, 1101, 2023, 2053, 2103, 3003,
3013, 3043, 3053 or 4093, 3063, 3093 or 3163, 3113, 3123, 3253, 3333,
4013 or 4063, 4043, 4073, 4453, 4476,ENGL 2303

SCIENCE (BIOLOGY) COMPOSITE: BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 3154,
3494, 3044 or 4014, 4703; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054,
2063; GEOL 1054, 1064, 4851; 6 hours E S
SCIENCE (GEOSCIENCES) COMPOSITE: GEOL 1054, 1064, 1 074, 2034, 4861; 9 hours from E S 3203, 3303, 3403, 3503; 2 hours advanced GEOL or E S; BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703; CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861; PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063
SOCIAL STUDIES: ECO 2013, 2023; 6 hours from GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 2023; HIST 1013, 1023, 2013, 2023, 3043, 4403; 12 hours advanced HIST; POLS 2013, 2023; 6 hours advanced POLS
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Vocational Human Sciences; Vocational
Agriculture

All-Level Option I
MUSIC:

Ensemble 1011 or 1021, 3011 or 3021
Applied Music 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322
Music Theory I & II 1474, 1484
Music Theory III & IV 2474, 2484
Twentieth Century Theory 3492
Instrumentation 4482
String Class 2262 or Diction 2332
Woodwind Class 2272 or Diction 2342
Brass Class 2282 and Percussion Class 2291 or Choral Techniques 3353
Music Survey 1261
Developmental Musical Experiences 3153

Performance Practices 3163
Conducting I & II 3112, 3122
History of Music I, II, & III 3263, 3273, 3283
Recital 4331
Pedagogy in Applied Music 4442 or Fundamentals of Drill Design 4422


All-Level Option II
ALL-LEVEL PHYSICAL EDUCATION: P ED 2003, 2183, 2303, 2503, 3103, 3403, 3803, 4163, 4203, 4803, 1192; HLTH 2313, 3513


Department of Educational Administration,
Counseling, & Psychology

Dr. Bob Newby, Head

E.J. Howell Building, Room 320
(254) 968-9090
(888) 968-9945

Professors: Beach, Duncan, Floyd, McCabe, Moseley, Newby
Associate Professors: Albrecht, Littleton, Weissenburger
Assistant Professors: Bucher, Cameron, Cauble, Coulton
Dougherty, Dudley, Higham, LaBauve, LaPierre,
McNaughten, Rynearson
Instructor: Gibson

The Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology offers degree and certification programs in each of its three discipline areas. A Master of Education degree in Educational Administration is available to those students interested in obtaining principal certification. In addition, the department provides coursework leading to the Superintendent certification. The department also participates in a cooperative doctoral program in Educational Administration with Texas A&M University - Commerce. In Counseling, the department provides coursework leading to a Master of Education degree in Counseling and School Counselor certification. In Psychology, the department offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, the Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, and the Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology. In Counseling and Psychology, coursework is provided to meet the requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor and the Associate School Psychologist. To obtain information about these programs, students should contact the Department of Educational Administration, Counseling, and Psychology, E.J. Howell Building, Room 320; phone 254-968-9090 or toll-free (888) 968-9945.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN PSYCHOLOGY

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013,*2 A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BS in Psychology

ENGL 2303, COMS 3043 6
CIS elective 3
BIOL 2194, 2204 *2 8
SOC 1013 or 2013 *3 PHIL 1013 or 2013 *3 6
minor fiel d of study (at least 6 advanced hours) 18
electives (at least 6 advanced hours) 17
PSY 1013, 3303, 3354, 4203 *4 13
PSY 3013 and 3 hours from PSY 3033, 3053, or 3203 6
from PSY 1023, 3103, 3503, or 4013 6
PSY 2013 or 3073 and 6 hours from PSY 2203, 4053, or 4103 9
advanced PSY elective 3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 These courses satisfy university core curriculum lab science requirement.
*3 Counts toward university core curriculum requirement for social and behavioral sciences.
*4 See p. 375 for PSY course descriptions.


Department of Health & Physical Education

Dr. Steve Crews, Interim Head

Wisdom Gym
(254) 968-9186

Professors: Gillespie, Newsome, Priest, Simpson
Associate Professor: Sadler
Assistant Professors: Crews, Giles, Green
Instructors: Allen, Bow, Cummings, Felan, Foster, Hooten, Martin, McElroy, McKay, McMillan, Reisman, Whitten, Wright


The mission of the Department of Health and Physical Education is to provide qu ality educational opportunities related to movement and health, provide leadership experiences through service, and promote the total well being of students not only for a career but for a lifetime.
The Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE) offers programs in secondary and all-level certification with specialization in Physical Education and a curriculum for majors on a non-certified basis. Courses are also offered in Physical Education for specialization in elementary teacher certification. An athletic training program leading to state licensure is available through the Sports Medicine Program within the Department of HPE. Specific course requirements for becoming an athletic trainer may be obtained in the office of the Director of Sports Medicine. Exercise and Sport Studies majors are required to exhibit departmental standards of health-related fitness. Exercise and Sport Studies majors are also required to participate in leadership/professional development activities. Specific requirements may be obtained in the Department of Health and Physical Education.
The purpose of Physical Education activity courses is to develop skills and attitudes that will carry over into later life as well as develop physical fitness in the student. Repetition of any of these courses for credit must be approved by the Head of the Physical Education Department.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN EXERCISE AND SP ORT STUDIES

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1 053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BS in Exercise and Sport Studies

P ED 1192, 2 hrs activity P ED (excluding 1 502 & 1512) 4
P ED 2003, 2183, 2303, 3103, 3123, 3803, 4053,
4203, 4803 *2
27
P ED electives 4
ENGL (2303 recommended) 3
BIOL 2194, 2204 *3 8
HLTH 2313 3

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with Secondary Certification *4  

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

second teaching field (Option II) from ap proved list

12

second teaching field (advanced)

12

P ED 4163

3
   
For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies with All Level Certification  

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

H S 2103

3

P ED 2503, 3403, 4163

9

P ED, 2 hours (1000), 2 hours (2000-4999)

4

HLTH 3513

3
   
For BS in Exercise and Sport Studies - Fitness Management  
minor field 12
advanced minor field 6
P ED 4303, 4703, 4826, 2 hours (1000) 14
MGMT (6 advanced hours), H S 2103, CIS 1033 12

*2 See p. 367 for P ED course descriptions.
*3 These courses satisfy lab sciences core curriculum requirement.
*4 Certification requirements will change effective in Fall 2002 due to ch anges in the ExCET exam.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION - COEDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY COURSES

(basic fee of $5.00):
1102. Archery. (1-2)
1122. Bowling. (1-2) *1
1162. Social Dance. (1-2)
1172. Scuba. (1-2) *2
1182. Golf. (1-2)
1192. Conditioning and Fitness. (1-2)
1202. Fitness Walking. (1-2)
1222. Racquetball. (1-2)
1232. Beginners Swimming. (1-2)
1242. Intermediate Swimming. (1-2)
1282. Tennis-Badminton . (1-2)
1292. Team Sports. (1-2)
1322. Weight Training. (1-2)
1332. Beginning Aerobic Dance. (1-2)
1342. Advanced Aerobic Dance. (1-2)
1352. Water Aerobics. (1-2) *3
1402. Texan Star Drill Team. (1-2)
1502. Varsity Athletics. (1-2)
1512. Varsity Athletics. (1-2)

*1 Additional fee for this course.
*2 Student must be in good health and able to swim and must pay a special fee.
*3 Student should have basic swimming prof iciencies.



COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & FINE ARTS

Dr. Donald L. Zelman, Dean

Davis Hall, Room 111
(254) 968-9141


The College of Liberal and Fine Arts has two missions: first, to provide the courses in the humanities, social sciences, and arts that comprise part of the core curriculum required of all University students; and second, to provide major fields of study in the a bove areas and in criminal justice and social work.
Degree programs available in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts provide the base required for professional and related fields. They also include specialized programs that are professionally oriented and lead to careers in such fields as teaching, criminal justice, social work, and the performing arts. The College of Liberal and Fine Arts is organized into four departments:

I. English and Languages, including Foreign Lan guages.
II. Fine Arts and Communications, including Music, Art, Theatre, and Communications.
III. Social Sciences, including History, Political Science, Geography, and Philosophy.
IV. Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice.



Department of English & Languages

Dr. Mallory Young, Head

Humanities Building, Room 327
(254) 968-9039

Professor s: Alexander, Christopher, Pilkington, Popken, Young
Associate Professors: Robitaille, Shipman
Assistant Professors: Barrett, Böhm, Chappell,
Dodson, Godwin, Konvicka, Lilly, Tanter
Instructors: Beaty, Brister, Giustino, McCutchen, Mollick,
Newsome, Otwell, Smith, Tober, Weatherby, Wilterding

The Department of English and Languages offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree--either with or without secondary certification--with o ptions in English and Spanish, and an emphasis in technical writing. Minors are offered in English, technical writing, Spanish, and French. On the graduate level the Master of Arts degree is offered in English. (For further information about graduate programs, see the graduate section of this catalog.)

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN ENGLISH

University Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013 *2

3
MATH 1073 or higher
3
Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS
8
Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA *2
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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013,*2 A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BA in English

foreign language 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 14
,HIST 1013,3 1023 6


Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

BA in English without certification  

electives

25-27

advanced electives

12

CIS 1033

3

sophomore ENGL

3

ENGL 4153 *4

3

advanced ENGL

21
   
BA in English with certification, Option I  

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

CIS 1033

3

electives

9

ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4113, 4603,
3 hours from 3413, 3423, 41534


30
   
BA in English with certification, Option II  

second teaching field

12

second teaching field (advanced)

12

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

ENGL 2503, 3013, 3023, 3203 or 4113, 4003, 4013, 4023, 4603 *4

24
 
 

BA in En glish with Technical Writing Emphasis

 
CIS 1043, 2013, 2023, 30435 or 34535, 4153 15
COMS 1023,3 1313 or 2143 or 2153, 2053, 3064, 3103 16
I T 1053 3
ART 1113 *3 3
electives 9
ENGL 2303, 3103, 3123, 3203, 3303, 4123,
4203, 6 hours advanced ENGL *4
27

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 The course to satisfy this requirement may be specified for a particular support area.
*3 This course may be counted toward the core curriculum requirement.
*4 See p. 317 for ENGL course descriptions.
*5 With approval of Technical Writing Coordinator

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN SPANISH

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013,*2 A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BA in Spanish

HIST 1013,1 1023 6
SPAN 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 *2 14
SPAN 3013 or 3023; SPAN 3033, 3043, 4003 12
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
BA in Spanish without Cert ification  
soph ENGL 3
electives, 12 hours advanced 33
CIS 1033 3
from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853 *2 6
advanced SPAN or advanced electives as advised 6
   
BA in Spanish with Cert ification, Option I  
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
ENGL 2503 3
CIS 1033 3
electives 9
from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4853, 4863 *2 12
   
BA in Spanish with Certification, Option II  
second teaching field 12
second teaching field advanced hours 12
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
ENGL 2503 3
from SPAN 4013, 4023, 4 853 *2 6

*1 This course may be counted toward the core curriculum requirement.
*2 See p. 385 for SPAN course descriptions.



Department of Fine Arts & Communications

Mr. Richard Denning, Head

105 Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center
(254) 968-9245

Professor: Rives
Associate Professors: Davidian, Denning, Elkins, Howard, Park
Assistant Professors: Ball, Davis, Holtorf, Kyriakos, Seelig, Stavish
Instructors: Bowman, Chambers, Holley, Hooper,
Horton, Kincannon, Reynolds

The Department of Fine Arts and Communications offers programs in art, communications, music, and theatre. The department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art (either with or without secondary certification), a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with all-level certification, a Bachelor of Arts Degre e in Music, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications (with or without certification), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.
The department also offers minors in four areas: art, communications, music, and theatre. Recommendations concerning a student's minor and course requirements are made to the department head by academic advisors.


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
IN ART

University Core Curriculum*1 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 *2
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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023 *3

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 F A 1013 is required.
*3 HIST 1013, 1023 required for BFA in Art.

Courses Required for BFA in Art

ART 1113, 1213, 2113, 2213, 2313, 2323, 2413, 3213, 3313, 3413,
3423, 3513, 3713, 4413, 4863
45
advanced ART electives 15
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For BFA in Art (without certification)  

F A 4013

3

Sophomore literature

3

Electives

6

Advanced electives

6

Advanced ART elective

3
   
For BFA in Art with Certification (Option I)  

PSY 3033, RDG 3513

6

EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906

18

Sophomore literature

3

*2 See p. 271 for ART course descriptions.


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN COMMUNICATIONS

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BA in Communications

ENGL 2303, 3103, 3113 or 4203 9
PHIL 2013 3
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 14
HIST 1013, 1023 6
COMS 1023 or 2033, 2133, 3043, 3053, 4063, 4853 *2 18
electives (at least 9 hours advanced)

13

   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For Speech Communication support area  
COMS 2013 or 2053; 3033, 3064, 4043 *2 13
COMS electives 6
   
For Journalism/Public Relations support area  
COMS 1313, 2053, 2153, 3064, 3103, 3123 *2 19

*2 See p. 300 for COMS course descriptions.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN COMMUNICATIONS

University Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013

3
MAT H 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
Socia l & behavioral sciences
18
HIST 2013, 2023 (6)
POLS 2013, 2023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BS in Communications

ENGL 2303 3
PHIL 2013 3
COMS 1023 or 2033, 2133, 3043, 3053, 4063, 4853 *2 18
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
For Speech Communication support area  

from ENGL 3103, 3113, 4203

6

COMS 2013 or 2053, 3033, 3064, 4043

13

COMS electives

6

Electives (at least 9 hours advanced)

33
   
For Journalism/Public Relations support area  
COMS 1313, 2053, 2153, 3064, 3103, 3123 *2 19
ENGL 3103, 3113 or 4203 6
electives (at least 9 hours advanced) 33
   
For Option II certification  
second teaching field (at least 12 hours advanced) 24
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
COMS 2013, 3033, 3103 *2 9

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 See p. 300 for COMS course descriptions.

Additional Information for the BS in Communications with Certification:
1. No substitutions are allowed for any Communications course listed on certification plan.
     a. No Tarleton Communications course may substitute for another Tarleton Communications course.
     b. A transfer course must be a direct translation for a COMS course listed on the certification plan.
2. For admission to the teacher certification program, each certification candidate must pass a public speaking competency exercise upon completion of COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013, but no later than the first semester of the junior year.< br>    a. The presentation will be a 7-10 minute persuasive speech evaluated by three Communications faculty members.
   b. Student must pass the presentation with a combined score of 80 or better.
      i. If a student fails to complete the presentation with a score of 80 or better, he/she may request to repeat the presentation       within the same semester.
      ii. After one semester, any student wishing to repeat the public speaking requirement must present an alternative       presentation.
   c. The presentation will be judged for a variety of communication skills including organization, appropriate style of delivery for    subject matter, ability to communicate concepts to an audience clearly, articulation, and diction.
3. Before being allowed to take the ExCET, each candidate must pass the departmental "mock" ExCET examination in partial fulfillment of requirements for COMS 4853.
   a. Each student will take a mock exam based on the format for the ExCET.
   b. Students are required to pass each section of the mock exam with a grade of 80 percent or better before taking ExCET.
   c. A student who fails a section of the mock exam may retake just the failed section within the same semester.
   d. A student who does not successfully pass all parts of the mock exam within the semester of the initial exam will be required    to retake the entire mock examination.
4. Students seeking certification must meet with the COMS certification representative at least once a semester.
5. The departmental certification representative will review specific COMS requirements with each student. Candidates for certifica tion will then be required to sign an acknowledgment form.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN MUSIC

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SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

University Core Curriculum*1 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)
 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Required Courses for BA in Music

MUSC 1011, 1021, 2011, 2021, 3011, 3021 6
MUSC 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4312, 4331 15
MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 3492, 4482 20
MUSC electives 1000 - 2999 5
MUSC 1261, 3263, 3273, 3283 10
MUSC 3112, 3122 4
advanced MUSC electives 6
F A 4013 3
English literature 3
foreign language, 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 14
HIST 1013, 1023 6
advanced electives 6



CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE
ALL-LEVEL MUSIC OPTION I

Univer sity Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013

3
MATH 107 3 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 &am p; behavioral sciences
18
HIST 2013, 2023 (6)
POLS 2013, 2023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Required Courses for Bachelor of Music Degree

MUSC 1011 or 1021, 3011, 3021 *2 3
MUSC 1312, 1322, 2312, 2322, 3312, 3322, 4331 13
MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 16
MUSC 3492, 4482 4
MUSC electives *3 9
MUSC 1261, 3112, 3122, 3153, 3163, 3263, 3273, 3283 20
ENGL literature 3
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18

*2 See p. 362 for MUSC course descriptions.
*3 For vocal music support area, electives are MUSC 2332, 2342, 3353, 4442. For instrumental music support area, electives are MUSC 2262, 2272, 2282, 2291, 4422.


ADMISSION TO DEGREE PROGRAMS IN MUSIC
To be admitted to the music program, students must fulfill the following conditions:
1. Pass a qualifying music theory test prior to the beginning of the student's first academic term in music. Students who do not pass must take MUSC 2133 and subsequently pass an aural skills examination.
2. Pass a qualifying performance test on the student's major instrument or voice
at the end of the semester in which he/she is enrolled in MUSC 1312.
3. Transfer students in music must also pass these tests for admission to the
music program as scheduled in consultation with the department head.

CURRICULUM REGULATIONS
1. Music courses can be taken as electives in any curriculum with concurrence of student's academic advisor.< br> 2. Student performers, even though not music majors, may take part in
ensembles, choir, band, and applied music, with department head approval.
3. Students enroll before receiving lesson assignments.
4. Individual instruction is given in 30-minute or one-hour periods.
5. Music majors must enroll in a major ensemble each semester they are enrolled and may have no fewer than 7 credit hours in a major ensemble for graduation.
6. Music students should become familia r with the Music Major Handbook and abide by the requirements therein. It is distributed at the beginning of each school year and is available in the department office.
7. A student Junior Recital is required of music majors in the junior year, and a Senior Recital is required in the senior year.
8. Typically, four and one-half years are required for completion of the Bachelor of Music degree with certification.

TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
Formal application to the Teacher Education Program shall be made at the completion of the following:
1. 60 hours with a C average (2.6 GPA); developmental course hours do not count.
2. MUSC 1474, 1484, 2474, 2484, 8 hours of applied principal instrument with an average grade not lower than C (2.6); and acceptance into music program.
3. 12 hours English with a grade of C or better and MATH 1073 or 1083.

STUDENT TEACHING
In addition to education requirements, the following mu sic requirements must be completed prior to application for student teaching.
1. Piano Proficiency Examination
2. Sight Singing Proficiency Examination
3. Proficiency Examinations on Principal Instrument or Voice
4. MUSC 3111, 3121, 3153, and 3163
5. Recital requirements.

APPLIED MUSIC
Individual Instruction (Basic fee of $10)
Applied Music Concentration (1-0)
1312-1322. Applied Music
2312-2322. Applied Music
331 2-3322. Applied Music
4312-4322. Applied Music
Applied Music for Music Minors or Non-Majors (.5-0)
1211-1221. Applied Music
2211-2221. Applied Music
3211-3221. Applied Music
4211-4221. Applied Music

Sections:
10-19 Piano 90-99 Trumpet
20-29 Voice 100-109 Trombone
30-39 Flute 110-119 Baritone
40-49 Oboe 120-129 Bass
50-59 Clarinet 130-139 Percussion
60-69 Saxophone 140-149 Organ
70-79 Bassoon 150-159 Guitar
80-89 French Horn 160-169 Strings
220-229 Voice

Applied Music: Class Lessons (3-0)*
1511, 1521. Beginning Class Piano I, II
1611, 1621. Intermediate Class Piano I, II
1711, 1721. Beginning Class Guitar I, II
* Five hours of practice required weekly. Class piano is taught in an electronic piano lab that features individual instruments. No recital performance required.

All students of applied music pay a $10.00 practice fee each semester. Instrumen tal classes 2262, 2272, 2282, 2291 have an instrumental fee of $10.00 each. No additional charge is made for the minimum applied music instruction related to any degree program. Students requiring or desiring additional applied musical instruction will pay the following fees:
Private instruction--$25.00 per half hour
Class instruction--$13.00 per course

Ensembles
Ensemble membership is open to all University students who enroll in the ensemble courses numbered for their academic standing.
1011, 1021, 2011, 2021, 3011, 3021, 4011, 4021 (0-3)
SECTIONS
10 Symphonic Band
20 Jazz Ensemble I (Co-requisite Section 10)
30 University Singers
40 Chamber Choir (Co-requisite Section 30)
50 Woodwind Ensemble
60 Brass Ensemble
70 Musical Theatre
90 Piano Ensemble, Accompanying
100 Percussion Ensemble
120 Concert Band
130 Jazz Ensemble II

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREE
IN THEATRE

University Core Curriculum*1 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 Eng lish
3
Social & behavioral sciences
18
HIST 2013, 2023 (6)
POLS 2013, 2023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 101 3, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 F A 1013 is required.

Required Courses for BFA in Theatre

THEA 1063 , 1072, 1081, 1093, 2013, 2033, 2043, 2073, 2083, 3003, 3013, 3023, 4003 or 4303, 4043, 4073, 4843 *3 45
advanced THEA electives 9
ENGL 2203 or 2303 3
foreign language 8
electives 7
advanced electives 6
F A 4013 3

*3 See p. 389 for THEA course descriptions.


Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Michael D. Pierce, Head

Humanities Building, Room 355
(254) 968-9021

Professors: Curtoys, Guthrie, Koestler,
Pierce, Price, Schmelzer, D. Zelman, P. Zelman
Associate Professors: Atkinson, Clifford, Cross, Cruz, Margolis
Assistant Professors: Davis, Jones, Walton

The Department of Social Sciences offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, with or without certification; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with or without certification, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with or without certification. Additionally, the department offers minors in History, Philosophy, and Political Science. On the graduate level, the Master of Arts degree is offered in Hist ory and Political Science.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN HISTORY

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BA in History

HIST 1013, 1023, 4403 9
advanced HIST 12
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 14
ECO 1013 3

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

BA in History (without certification)  
advanced HIST *2 9
POLS 4033, 4043 6
advanced LANG (recommended) 3
advanced electives *3 15
electives *3 12
   
BA in History - Option I Secondary Certification  
HIST 3043 *2 3
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
advanced foreign language (recommended) 3
electives *3 6
soph ENGL 3
   
BA in History - Option II Secondary Certification  
HIST 3043 *2 3
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 1 8
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
second teaching field (12 hours advanced) 24
soph ENGL 3
   
BA in History - Option IV Secondary Certification  
HIST 3043 3
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
ECO 2013, 2023 6
advanced foreign language (recommended) 3
advanced POLS 6
soph ENGL 3
GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023 6

*2 See p. 337 for HIST course descriptions.
*3 Consult with your academic advisor before selecting electives. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Com munications  

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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BA in Political Science

HIST 1013, 1023 6
advanced POLS *2 18
LANG 1014, 1024, 2013, 2023 14
   
Additional Courses Required for Support Areas  
BA in Political Science (without certification)  
electives *3 21
second major *3 24
   
BA in Political Science - Option II Secondary Certification  
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
second teaching field 24
soph ENGL 3

*2 See p. 372 for POLS course descriptions.
*3 At least 18 hours of the electives and/or second major must be advanced. Students who cannot prove computer literacy should take CIS 1033.


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN POLITICAL SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BS in Political Science without Certification

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PHIL 1013 *2 3
HIST 1013, 1023 6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives 8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives 6
advanced POLS *3 18
electives (at least 18 hours advanced) 21
second major (at least 18 hours advanced) 24
 
Courses Required for BS in Political Science with Option IV Certification - Social Studies Composite  
HIST 1013,2 1023 6
LANG 1014, 1024 (recommended) or electives 8
LANG 2013, 2023 (recommended) or electives 6
ECO elective 3
soph ENGL 3
ECO 2013, *2 2023 6
GEOG 1103; 3 hours from GEOG 1203, 2013, 2023 6
advanced POLS *3 18
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
advanced LANG (recommended) or elective 3
HIST 3043, 4403 6
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
   
Courses Required for BS in Political Science with Option II Certification  
advanced POLS *3 18
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
second teaching field and electives 39

*2 May be counted toward core curriculum requirements for social and behavioral sciences.
*3 See p. 372 for POLS course descriptions.



Department of Social Work, Sociology,
& Criminal Justice

Dr. Lori J. Anderson, Head

Humanities Building, Room 375
(254) 968-9024

Professor: Anderson
Associate Pr ofessor: Shigley
Assistant Professors: Crutsinger, Hall, Harrington,
Horne, Stanley-Stevens, Styron
Instructors: Holloway, Humeniuk

The Department of Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Social Work degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK DEGREE

The principal educational objective of the program leading to a Bachelor of Social Work degree is preparation of students for generalist social work practice. This program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and qualifies graduates for the licensing examination for Social Work under Texas law. No academic credit is awarded for life experiences in this degree program.

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Welln ess: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 PHIL 1013 or 2013, ECO 2013 recommended for Social Work Majors

Courses Required for BSW

SWK 3033, 3073, 3083, 3293, 3393, 3003, 3163, 4013, 4123, 4226,4236, 4023 *3 42
BIOL 2194, 2204 *4 8
SOC 2013 3
PSY 1013, 3103 6
advanced SWK electives 6
electives from PSY, SOC, SWK 9
electives 15

*3 See p. 387 for SWK course descriptions.
*4 These courses satisfy the lab science requirement of the core curriculum.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN SOCIOLOGY

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University Core Curriculum*1 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
V isual & 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BS in Sociology

minor (6 hours advanced) 18
electives 9
SOC 2013, SOC elective *2 6
advanced SOC electives 6
SOC 4023, 4033 6

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum req uirements.
*2 See p. 384 for SOC course descriptions.

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas *2
For Social Practice support area

PHIL 2013 *3 3
MATH 3003 or G B 3113 3
ENGL 3113 or CIS 4093 3
ECO 1013,3 2013,3 or 2023 3
SOC 3033, 3103, 32 03, or 4123 6
SOC electives (at least 6 hours advanced) 9
   
For Social Theory support area  
ECO 2013,*3 2023 6
PHIL 1013 *3 3
advanced HIST or POLS 6
advanced ECO or PSY 6
SOC 4043, 4053 6

*2 Students are required to select one of these support areas as part of their major.
*3 If counted toward university core curriculum requirement for social and behavioral sciences, student must complete additional hours of electives.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

University Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013

3
MATH 1073 or high er
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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BS in Criminal Justice

SPAN 1033 3
minor (6 hours advanced) 18
ENGL 2303 3
SOC 3033 3
CIS 1033 3
electives, 9 hours advanced 12
C J 1313, 1333, 2323, 2363, 2373 *2 15
C J 3063, 3103 6

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 See p. 279 for C J course descriptions.

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

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For Corrections Support Area  
electives 3
C J 2383 3
C J 3053, 3303, 4243, plus 3 hours advanced C J 12
   
For Law Enforcement Support Area  
C J 2343, 2353 6
C J 4123, 4203, plus 6 hrs advanced C J 12



COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Dr. Rueben Walter, Dean

Science Building, Room 119
(254) 968-9781


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 Sc ience 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, computer science, and technolo gy. 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. 46-48 for information about undergraduate degree requirements.


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, Pfau, Rathburn, Sanderford, Sudman
Instructors: McReynolds, Walter

The Department of Biological Sciences offers two distinct four-year curricula that lead to the baccalaureate degree. These a re 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.
T he 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 Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

E NGL 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, 2 023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BS in General Biology

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034 *2 16
CHEM 1054, *3 1084,3 2014 12
   
Additional Required Courses  
For General Biology without Teacher Certification  
BIOL 2174 or 3154 *2 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 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 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 Environmental Biology Support Area  
BIOL 3044, 3364, 3494, 3154, 4014, 4414, 4851, 3403 or 4423 28
PHYS 1044, 1054 8
MATH 1093, 3504 7
ENGL 2303 3
GEOL 1054 4
E S 1074 4

*2 See p. 275 for BIOL course descriptions.
*3 Satisfies lab science requirement.

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, 4753, BIOL or CHEM 4743, 4783 25
BIOL electives, 4 hours advanced 8
electives 7
   
For Teacher Certification, Option II *4  
BIOL 3154, 3494, 3044 or 4014, 4703 15
soph ENGL 3
PSY 3033, RDG 3513 6
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18
sec ond teaching field, 12 hours advanced 24
   
For Teacher Certification, Option IV, Science Composite *4  
BIOL 3154, 3494, 3044 or 4014, 4703 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
   
For Wildlife Biology Support Area  
BIOL 2174, 3044, 3154, 4014 16
advanced BIOL electives 8
ENGL 2303 3
PHYS 1044, 1054 8
MATH 1093, 3504 7
PSY 1013 3
R&RM elective 3
Electives, 8 hours advanced 16
   
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

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

CURRI CULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN ANIMAL BIOLOGY

University Core Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 301 3

3
MATH 1073 or higher
3
Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS
8
Visual & performing arts from ART, F A, MUSC, THEA
3
Humanitie s: 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, 3033, PSY 101 3, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 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, 4851 *3 13
BIOL 4743 or CHEM 4743 3
   
For BS in Animal Biology (not pre-dental or pre-medical)  
BIOL advanced electives 16


*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curri culum requirements.
*2 This course counts toward the university core curriculum lab science requirement.
*3 See p. 275 for 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. 46-48 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-PHARMACY *1

ENGL 1113, 1123, 2033, 2043 12
BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 3034, 4743 19
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 t o 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 Bac helor 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, and teacher certification programs in Life-Earth Science and Composite Science. 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 Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 102 3, 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, 3033 , PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 COMS 3013 is required for Interdisciplinary Chemistry.
*3 From GEOL 1054, 1064, 1074 a nd 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, 2424 *4 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, 4283 *5 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 field *6 12
advanced supporting field 9
advanced elective 4
advanced CHEM electives 7
   
For BS in Chemistry - Pre-Me dical/ 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 See p. 282 for CHEM course descriptions.
*6 Possible supporting fields inc lude Biology, Geoscience, Hydrology, Physics, Business Administration, and other fields approved by department heads involved.


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
DEGREE IN GEOSCIENCE

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University Core Curriculum*1 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
V isual & 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about T arleton'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.

Courses Required for BS in Geoscience

ENGL 2303 3
CHEM 1054, 1084 8
HYDR 1103 3
GEOL 1054, 2034 *4 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, 3203, 4113, 4123 9
GEOL field course *5 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  
AGRN 3014, 3103 7
HYDR 2114, 4212 6
CHEM 2014 4
POLS 3103 3
GEOL 1074, 2053 7
GEOL from 3103, 3134, 3143, 3203, 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 See p. 330 for GEOL course descriptions.
*5 An a pproved 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
ele ctive 3
GEOL 1064, 2053, 3103, 3143, 3203 16
E S 3303, 3403, 3503, 4843 *6 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, 12 04, 2094, 3003, 3504 6-8
CIS 1033 or 1043 or 3443 3
   
For Teacher Certification, Option IV, Science Composite  
CHEM 2014, 4861 *7 5
PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063 *7 11
BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703 *7 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 See p. 306 for E S course descr iptions.
*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

Dr. Karen Murray, Head

Schaffer Building
1501 Enderly Place
Fort Worth, Tex as 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 teaching center and eleven clinical affiliates. The teaching center 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 eleven clinical affiliates include: All Saints Episcopal Hospital, Arlington Memorial Hospital, Carter Blood Care, Cooks - Fort Worth Children's Hospital, Harris Methodist Fort Worth, Ha rris 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 14-month professional laboratory curriculum is offered, totaling 48 semester hours, with 8 months in the teaching center and 6 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.

*From campus, 7-0221
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
Organi c 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 instituti on 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 c ompletion 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 Cl inical 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 Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013

3
MATH 1073 or higher
3
Lab sciences fr om 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
HIS T 2013, 2023 (6)
POLS 2013, 2023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 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 4141, 4151, 4242, 4251, 4262, 4271, 4281, 4342, 4351, 4362, 4371, 4442, 4451, 4461, 4471, 4511, 4521, 4641, 4651, 4661, 4671, 4741, 4751, 4762, 4771, 4782, 4791, 4812, 4821, 4841, 4851, 4911, 4922, 4932, 4942, 4952 *2 48
CHEM 1054, *3 1084,3 2014 12
PHYS 1044, 1054 8
MATH 1093 3
ENGL 2303 3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements
*2 See p. 294 for 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 Professors: Pippin, Roderick
Instructors: Mollick, Smith


The Department of Engineering Technology offers programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering Tec hnology, 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 provide s 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 and three additional hours in numerical control. Students may choose any minor that will co mplement 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, productivity, and quality management 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 management, and production planning. 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 Tech nology 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 employe r-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 Technolo gy 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 appl y in many educational and training fields.


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 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
ENGR 3033, MATH 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003 17
ENGL 2303. CIS 1043 6
I T 1053, 1173, 2033, 2253, 3503, 4163, 4953 21
math or science elective 3-4
approved electives 10-12


CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

< td>Humanities: Literature course in English
University Core Curriculum*1 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
3
Social & behavioral sciences
18
HIST 2013, 2023 (6)
POLS 2013, 2023 (6)
6 additional hours from (6)

SOC 1013, 2013, 3 033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 CHEM 1054, PHYS 1224, and COMS 3013 are required for BS in MET.
*3 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, 3503 *3 18
   
Additio nal Courses Required for Support Areas  
For General Industrial Technology  
I T 1063, 2033, 2053, 2143, 3203, 4953 18
I T or MET electives, 6 hours advanced 9
MET 3363 3
Electives from any field, 15 hours advanced *4 27
  ;  
For Support Area, CAD/CAM  
I T 3233, 3273, 4053, 4163, 4503, 4953 18
I T or MET electives, 6 hours advanced 9
MET 3363 3
Electives from any field, 9 hours advanced *4 27
   
For Support Area, Manufacturing Operations  
I T 2033, 2143, 3203, 4953 12
I T or MET electives 9
MET 3163, 3863, 4463 9
electives 6
CIS 1043 3
ACC 2033 3
MGMT 3013, 3033, 4123 , 4223 12
G B 3113 or MATH 3003 3
   
For Support Area, Manufacturing Sciences  
I T or MET electives, 3 hours advanced 6
CHEM 1054,5 1084, 2014, 2024, 4084, 4293 *6 23
CIS 1043 3
MATH 1204, 3003 7
PHYS 1044 *5 4
I T 1063, 2033, 3253, 4163, 4953 15
MET 3363, 3863, 4363 9
   
For Support Area, Secondary Teacher Certification - Option III  
I T 1063, 2053, 2143, 3143, 3233, 3273, 3333, 3933, 405 3 27
MET 3363 3
CIS 1033 or 1043 3
COMS 2143 3
PSY 3033 3
RDG 3513 3
EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906 18

*3 See p. 347 for I T course descriptions.
*4 Some students may choose to use 18 h ours of electives for a minor in any field other than I T or MET.
*5 This course satisfies a core curriculum requirement.
*6 These courses constitute a minor in Chemistry.

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

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for Support Areas

For Industrial Occupations Support Area  
Occupational specialization *2 48
approved electives (not I T or MET) 12
approved I T or MET 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, 3933 *3 21
Occupational specialization *4 33
ENGL 2303 3
MATH 1093 or higher 3


*1 See p. 47 for additional 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 hou rs for work experience.
*3 See p. 347 for 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: Kirby, Littleton, McCoy
Associate Professors: Easterling, Garza, Lawrence,
McLatchy, Mitchell, Snider, Talley, Winton
Assistant Professors: Forrest, Marble, Martin, Martinez, White
Instructors: Riggs, Roper, Wood


The Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Physics, Hydrology, and Computer Science. There are two possible emph ases in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, one in applied mathematics and one leading to secondary education certification. On the graduate level, a Master of Science degree is offered in Mathematics. For further information about the graduate program, see the graduate section of the catalog. For more information about Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Hydrology, or Computer Science see http://www.math.tarleton.edu

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN MATHEMATICS

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1 053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required f or BS in Mathematics

MATH 1204, 1313, 2094, 2203, 3063, 3323, 4863 *3 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, PSY 3033, RDG 3513 24
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 field, 9 hours advanced *4 21

*3 See p. 351 for 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 graduate study in 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-ori ented, 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 Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Courses Required for BS in Engineering Physics

PHYS 1224, 2424, 3343, 3323, 4303, 4353, 4363 *3 23
ENGR 1113, 1123, 2213, 2223, 2233 *3 15
ELEN 2253, 2484, 3303, 3454, 4434, 4414 *3 22
advanced PHYS elective 3
advanced PHYS or ELEN elective 3
MA TH 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 Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Communications  

ENGL 1113, 1123

6

COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013

3
MATH 1073 or higher
3
Lab sc iences 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, 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 elective *3
35
supporting field 20
advanced supporting field 3
MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 2113, 3063, 3 hours advanced MATH ele ctive 21
CIS 3443 3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.
*3 See p. 370 for course descriptions in PHYS, p. 322 for ENGR, and p. 316 for ELEN.

COMPUTER SCIENCE

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science prepares graduates to enter the high-tech work force or to continue their studies in computer science at the graduate level. This program provides a strong foundation in computer science, mathematics, and science recommended by the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and also allows the student to specialize in an area related to computer science by requiring a support field of study.

CURRICULUM FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 105 3, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.
*2 See your academic advisor for assistance in selecting specific courses to satisfy these core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BS in C omputer Science

MATH 1313, 1204, 2094, 3103 14
Lab science, 2-semester sequence from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS 8
Science/engineering electives 4
Technical electives (2 to be chosen from MATH 1163, 2113, 3063,
Science elective)
6
Supporting field 12
Advanced supporting field 9
CS 1103, 1153, 2413, 2423, 2543, 3434, 3893 *3 22
Advanced CS electives 12
Advanced technical electives from MATH 3603, ELEN 4414, ELEN 4434, advanced CS electives, approved advanced
CIS electives
6

*3 See p.304 for CS 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. Int ernship" 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 SCIEN CE
DEGREE IN HYDROLOGY

University Core Curriculum*1 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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

Other Required Courses

HYDR 1103, 2114, 2204, 3104, 3203, 4103, 4203, 4212,4303, 4503, 4403 *2 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 See p. 345 for 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 transfer ring 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 studen ts 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 n ot 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 scho ol 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 122 4, 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

Associate Professor: Swanson
Assistant Professors: Evans, Sneed, Walker
Instruc tors: Baker, 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 RNs and 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 fac ulty 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 and RNs
Graduates of vocational, associate degree/diploma and baccalaureate nursing programs acquir e 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 p lacement 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.
RNs are admitted into junior-level nursing courses. Graduates of associate or diploma programs may receive credit for NUR 1204, 2016, 2054, 2106, 3025, and 3035 by substitution or advanced placement. Credits for these core nursing courses become part of the degree plan upon successful completion of a transition course. RNs also have the opportunity to receive credit by examination for NUR 3155 (Advanced Technology and N ursing) and 4104 (Nursing Management and Leadership).

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.
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 Nursin g 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
NUR 1204 Survey of Nursing Science 4 hours
3. Cumulative GPA on required non-nursing courses of 2.5 or higher
4. Eligibility to take the state board examination upon graduation *1

*1 See eligibility requirements for licensure, below.

B. Licensed Vocational Nurses
1. Admission to Tarleton State University
2. Current licensure to practice as a v ocational 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 20341 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 practic e 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*1 Microbiology 4 hours
PSY 1013 General Psychology 3 hours
CHEM 1034 or1054 Fundamentals of Chemistry or
College Chemistry 4 hours
PSY 2013 Psych ology 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 210 6 through a departmental examination offered during Professional Transitions, NUR 3052).
2 See eligibility requirements for licensure, below


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - 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 op portunity 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 considere d 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. Formal application for admission to the nursing program should be mad e while enrolled in NUR 1204.
2. Obtain an application packet from the nursing office.
3. 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 reference forms, completed as directed in the guidelines on the application
4. Carefully review the previous section, "Eligibility Requirements for Licensure as a Registered Nurse"
5. Deadlines for application to the nursing program are as follows:

Admission Semester Student Category Application Deadline
Fall 2001 Generic Student, LVN, RN March 1, 2001
Spring 2002 Generic Student, LVN, RN October 1, 2001

Note: All information on the application and other documents must be furnished accurately and c ompletely. 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.

PRODURE FOR REVIEW OF APPLICANTSCE
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:
· Academic performance and aptitude
· Career commitment to nursing
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 certificati on, 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 th e 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 per iods 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 co llege 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 Curriculum*1 Semester Hours
Com munications  

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, 3033, PSY 1013, PHIL 1013, 2013, ECO 1013, 2013, A EC 1053, ARCH 2013,
GEOG 1103, 1203, 2013, HIST 1013, 1023

 
Wellness: HLTH 1013
3

*1 See p. 47 for additional information about Tarleton's core curriculum requirements.

Courses Required for BSN in Nursing (all students)

advanced NUR elective 3
COMS 3013 *3 3
BIOL 2104, 2204,*3 2034 12
SOC 2013, PS Y 1013 *3 6
CHEM 1034 or 1054 4
PSY 2013 3
H S 2103 3
MATH 3003 or 3504 3-4
   
Additional Courses Required  
For Generic Student Program Entry  
NUR 1204, 2106, 2054, 2106, 2153, 3013, 3025, 3035, 3042, 3155, 3215, 4104, 4113, 4306 61
   
For LVN Program Entry  
NUR 2106, 3013, 3025, 3035, 3042, 3052, 3063, 3073, 3155, 3215, 4104, 4113, 4306 52
   
For RN Progra m Entry  
NUR 3013, 3042, 3052, 3073, 3155, 3215, 4104, 4113, 4306 33

*2 See p. 364 for NUR course descriptions.
*3 These courses count toward core curriculum requirements.

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