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

I.      Biological Sciences

II.    Chemistry and Geosciences

III.   Clinical Laboratory Sciences

IV.   Engineering Technology

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

VI.   Nursing.

        Please consult the section on Undergraduate Degree Requirements on pp. 37-39 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

Associate Professor: Sudman

Assistant Professors: Nelson, Pfau, Rathburn, Sanderford

Instructor: McReynolds

        The Department of Biological Sciences offers two distinct four-year curricula that lead to the baccalaureate degree. These are the Bachelor of Science in Biology and the Bachelor of Science in Animal Biology. In addition, pre-professional programs are offered which include pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy, and pre-pharmacy. Secondary teaching certificates may be obtained with Science Certification or Life Science Certification. The curricula are designed to maximize career opportunities at each particular level and to prepare students for various graduate and professional school programs.

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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GENERAL BIOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                               6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                 3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                  3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                            8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                       3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                      18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                              (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                       (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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 General Biology

BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034, 30342                                                                  16

CHEM 1054,3 1084,3 2014, PHYS 1044, 1054                                           20

MATH 1093                                                                                              3

1 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 See p. 259 for BIOL course descriptions.

3 Satisfies lab science requirement.


Additional Required Courses

For General Biology without Teacher Certification

        BIOL 2174 or 3154,  20 hours advanced BIOL electives                         24

        ENGL 2303, MATH 3504                                                                     7

        PSY 1013                                                                                          3

        electives, 4 hours advanced                                                                15

For Aquatic Freshwater Support Area

        BIOL 2174 or 3154; 3494, 3034, 4014, 4414                                         20

        advanced BIOL electives                                                                      4

        CHEM 2024 or 4743                                                                           3-4

        MATH 3504                                                                                         4

        ENGL 2303, PSY 1013  6

        GEOL 1054                                                                                         4

        E S 3503                                                                                             3

        GEOG 1013                                                                                         3

        electives                                                                                              6

For Aquatic Marine Support Area

        BIOL 2174 or 3154; 3494, 3403, 4014, 4423                                           18

        advanced BIOL electives                                                                        6

        CHEM 2024 or 4743                                                                             3-4

        MATH 3504, ENGL 2303                                                                         7

        PSY 1013                                                                                              3

        GEOL 1054, E S 3403                                                                            7

        GEOG 1013                                                                                           3

        electives                                                                                                6

For Environmental Biology Support Area

        BIOL 3044, 3364, 3494, 3154, 4014, 4414, 4851, 3403 or 4423                 28

        MATH 3504                                                                                           4

        ENGL 2303                                                                                            3

        GEOL 1054, E S 1074                                                                            8

For Molecular Biology Support Area

        CHEM 2024, PSY 1013 7

        ENGL 2303, MATH 3504                                                                         7

        BIOL 3134, 3024, 3854, 3954, 4753,  BIOL or CHEM 4743, 4783    25

        BIOL electives, 4 hours advanced                                                             8

        electives                                                                                                 7

For Teacher Certification: Life Science Certification4

        BIOL 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703                                                                  15

        ENGL 2303                                                                                             3

        PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513                                                                  6

        EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906                                                          18

        advanced electives                                                                                  12

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.


For Teacher Certification: Science Certification4

        BIOL 3154, 3494, 4014, 4703                                                                    15

        ENGL 2303                                                                                               3

        CHEM 4861                                                                                              1

        PHYS elective                                                                                           3

        GEOL 1054, 1064, 4861 9

        advanced E S electives                                                                              6

        PSY 2203 or 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

        MATH 3504                                                                                               4

        PSY 1013                                                                                                 3

        R&RM elective                                                                                           3

        electives, 8 hours advanced                                                                       16

For Pre-Physical Therapy

        BIOL 2174, 4604, 12 hours advanced BIOL electives                                    20

        advanced semester hours transferred from an accredited

          Physical Therapy School                                                                         25

        ENGL 2303                                                                                               3

        PSY 1013, 2013, SOC 2013                                                                       9

        MATH 3504                                                                                               4

        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.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ANIMAL BIOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                               6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                 3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                  3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                            8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                       3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                      18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                             (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                      (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.


Courses Required for BS in Animal Biology

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

ENGL 2303                                                                                                   3

MATH 1093, 1204, 2094                                                                               11

CHEM 1054,2 1084,2 2014, 2024                                                                  16

PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 2424                                                                     8

advanced electives                                                                                       12

Other Required Courses

For Pre-Dental/Pre-Medical                                                                               

        BIOL 3854, 4604, 4614, 48513                                                              13

        BIOL 4743 or CHEM 4743                                                                      3

       

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

        BIOL advanced electives                                                                      16

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

3 See p. 259 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. 37-39 and (2) transferring the necessary hours from an approved professional school of dentistry, medicine, or allied health for a minimum total of 128 hours.

SUGGESTED CURRICULUM FOR PRE-PHARMACY1

ENGL 1113, 1123, 6 hours soph literature                                                         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

ECO 2013                                                                                                        3

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


Department of Chemistry & Geosciences

Dr. Linda Schultz, Head

SCPL, Room 117

(254) 968-9143

Professors: Murry, Schultz, Walter

Associate Professors: Field, Low, Thompson

Assistant Professors: Taylor, Rinard

Instructor: Nance

     The Department of Chemistry and Geociences offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (with or without certification or as a pre-professional program) and the Bachelor of Science degree in Geoscience, with support areas in Geology, Environmental Science, and Earth Science, and teacher certification programs in 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.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132                                                                 3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                    3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3                                             8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                         3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                        18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                  (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                         (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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 Chemistry

CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 2024, 3074, 3234, 4084, 4861                                29

MATH 1204, 2094                                                                                       8

PHYS 1044, 1054 or 1224, 24244                                                                8

ENGL 2303                                                                                                3

CIS or CS elective                                                                                       3

1 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

2 COMS 3013 is required for Interdisciplinary Chemistry.

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

4 PHYS 1224, 2424 required for BS in Chemistry without certification and for Teacher Certification, Physical Science (8-12).

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For BS in Chemistry without certification

        foreign language                                                                                    8

        advanced electives                                                                                 7

        CHEM 4244, 4273, 42835                                                                     10

        advanced CHEM electives                                                                      6

               

For BS in Chemistry with Teacher Certification, Physical Science (8-12)

        PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513                                                                6

        EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906                                                       18

        advanced CHEM                                                                                    7

        MATH 2104 or 3063                                                                              3-4

        PHYS 3343                                                                                           3

For BS in Chemistry - Interdisciplinary Chemistry

        supporting field, 6 9 hours advanced                                                        21

        advanced elective                                                                                    4

        advanced CHEM electives                                                                        7

       

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

        BIOL 2034, 2174                                                                                       8

        BIOL 3024, 3854, 4604, 4614, 4851                                                           17

        CHEM 4743                                                                                              3

        advanced CHEM elective                                                                            4

5 See p. 266 for CHEM course descriptions.

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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GEOSCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                 6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132                                                                 3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                    3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3                                             8

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. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

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

3 BIOL 1204 and 1214 are required for support areas in Environmental Science, Earth Science (without teacher certification), and Teacher Certification, Science (8-12). 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, HYDR 1103, GEOL 1054, 20344                                        19

Additional Courses Required for Support Areas

For Geology support area

        electives, 11 hours advanced                                                                 15-16

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

        from GEOL 3103, 3143, 3203, 4113, 4123                                                  9

        GEOL field course5                                                                                  6

        BIOL 1204 and 1214 or PHYS 1044 and 1054                                             8

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

        CIS 1033 or 1043 or CS 1103 or 3443                                                         3

For Environmental Science support area

        AGRN 3014, 3103, HYDR 2114, 4212, CHEM 2014                                   17

        POLS 3103                                                                                             3

        GEOL 1074, 2053, E S 3503, 4133                                                          14

        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 CS 1103 or 3443                                                       3

For Earth Science support area (without teacher certification)

        CHEM 2014                                                                                            4

        HYDR 4212                                                                                             2

        POLS 3103                                                                                             3

        advanced electives                                                                                  10

        elective                                                                                                    3

        GEOL 1064, 2053, 3103, 3143, 3203                                                         16

        E S 3303, 3403, 3503, 48436                                                                    12

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

        BIOL 1204, 1214, 2034                                                                              12

        CIS 1033 or 1043 or CS 1103 or 3443                                                          3

For Teacher Certification, Science (8-12)

        CHEM 2014, 4861                                                                                     5

        PHYS 1044, 1054, 2063                                                                            11

        PSY 2203 or 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

        BIOL 1204, 1214, 4014, 4703                                                                   15

        from MATH 1073, 1093, 1204, 2094, 3003, 3504                                          6

4  See p. 316 for GEOL course descriptions.

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

6 See p. 291 for E S course descriptions.


Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Dr. Karen Murray, Head

Schaffer Building

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, Texas 76104

(817) 926-1101*

from campus: 7-0221

Assistant Professors: Gunter, 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, Harris Methodist HEB, Harris Methodist Southwest, Huguley Memorial Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital of the Tarrant County Hospital District, Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas, and Plaza Medical Center. A continuous 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.

Prerequisites for a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science:

        Biological Sciences

                Freshman Biology                                                                                  8 hours

                Microbiology                                                                                          4 hours

                Immunology                                                                                           4 hours

                Physiology                                                                                            4 hours

        Chemistry

                Freshman Chemistry                                                                              8 hours

                Organic Chemistry                                                                                 4 hours

                Biochemistry                                                                                         3 hours


        Mathematics (6 hours minimum)

                College Algebra                                                                                      3 hours

                Trigonometry                                                                                          3 hours

        Physics                                                                                                         8 hours

        English                                                                                                         12 hours

        U.S. History                                                                                                   6 hours

        Political Science (Texas and National)                                                             6 hours

        Communications                                                                                            3 hours

        electives                                                                                                        6 hours

        Health Education                                                                                            3 hours

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

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

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

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

Karen R. Murray, Department Head

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

1501 Enderly Place

Fort Worth, TX 76104

phone (817) 926‑1101

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                 6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                   3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                    3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                              8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                        3

1 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.


Social & behavioral sciences                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                              (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                       (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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, 49522                                         48

CHEM 1054,3 1084,3 2014                                                                         12

PHYS 1044, 1054                                                                                       8

MATH 1093                                                                                                3

ENGL 2303                                                                                                3

2 See p. 279 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: Mollick, Pippin, Roderick

Instructor: Smith

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

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

I.    GENERAL INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

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

II.   CAD/CAM

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


III.  MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS

        This support area provides an expanded minor in business administration that includes courses in accounting, management, statistics, and computer information systems. Additional courses in manufacturing management, 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)

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

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES

IN INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS

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

I.    INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS

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

II.   TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION            (Secondary Teacher Certification)

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


THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

IN MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                              6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132                                                               3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                  3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3                                          8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                       3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                      18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                             (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                      (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 30132                                                                3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                   3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS3                                            8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                        3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                        18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                 (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                        (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.

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

3 CHEM 1054, PHYS 1224, and COMS 3013 are required for BS in MET.


Courses Required for BS in Industrial Technology

ENGL 2303                                                                                                       3

MATH 1093 or higher                                                                                         3

I T 1053, 1173, 2153, 2253, 3173, 35034                                                             18

Additional 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 advanced5                                        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 advanced5                                                          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, 4213, 4223                                                                   12

        G B 3113 or MATH 3003                                                                             3

For Support Area, Manufacturing Sciences

        I T or MET electives, 3 hours advanced                                                         6

        CHEM 1054,6 1084, 2014, 2024, 4084, 42937                                              23

        CIS 1043 3

        MATH 1204, 3003                                                                                        7

        PHYS 10445                                                                                               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, 4053                                 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

4 See p. 333 for I T course descriptions.

5 Some students may choose to use 18 hours of electives for a minor in any field other than I T or MET.

6 This course satisfies a core curriculum requirement.

7 These courses constitute a minor in Chemistry.

THE BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREE

IN INDUSTRIAL OCCUPATIONS

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                 6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                   3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                    3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                              8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                         3

Social & behavioral sciences:                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                 (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                        (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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 specialization2                                                                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, 39333                                       21

        Occupational specialization4            33

        ENGL 2303                                                                                           3

        MATH 1093 or higher                                                                              3

1 See p. 38 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 hours for work experience.

3 See p. 333 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, Little, Littleton, McCoy, Snider, Winton

Associate Professors: DeOtte, Easterling, Garza, Hibbs, Lawrence,

 McLatchy, Mitchell, Talley

Assistant Professors: Brawner, Forrest, Johnston,

Marble, Martin, Martinez, Reese, Riggs, White, Wyatt

Instructors: Roper, J. Wood, K. 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 emphases 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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                               6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                  3

MATH 1073 or higher2                                                                                 3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2                                           8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                        3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                              (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                       (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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. 38 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 Mathematics

        MATH 1204, 1313, 2094, 2203, 3103, 3323, 48633                                 23

        PHYS 1224, 2424                                                                                 8

        approved advanced MATH electives                                                        9

        approved science elective                                                                      3

        approved C S elective                                                                            3

        approved C S or science elective (advanced)                                            3

        electives                                                                                               6

Additional Required Courses

For BS in Mathematics with Secondary Certification

        MATH 3023, 4043                                                                                 6

        EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906, PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513          24

        ENGL 2303                                                                                           3

        elective                                                                                                 1

For BS in Mathematics without certification

        MATH 2104, 3063                                                                                  7

        electives, 3 hours advanced                                                                    6

        supporting field, 9 hours advanced4                                                        21

3 See p. 337 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-oriented, project-management-driven environments. Computer simulation and modern analytical tools are used to solve physical and electrical problems. Software development, hardware integration, and testing of microcomputers, microcontrollers, and design of microelectronic circuitry provide the graduate with the tools to apply computer and software-based solutions. Additional studies in ethics assure that the graduate understands engineers’ special responsibilities to protect the health and well being of the general public. See more details at http://www.math.tarleton.edu/faculty/marble/physics/default.html

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

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENGINEERING PHYSICS

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                 6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                   3

MATH 1073 or higher2                                                                                  3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2                                            8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                         3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                        18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                  (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                         (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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, 3323, 3343, 4303, 4353, 43633                                          23

ENGR 1113, 1123, 2213, 2223, 2233,3 4053                                                  18

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

advanced PHYS elective                                                                                3

advanced PHYS, ENGR, or ELEN elective                                                       3

MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 3063                                                                      15

CHEM 1054, 1084                                                                                         8

approved C S elective                                                                                     3

approved advanced C S elective                                                                       3

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PHYSICS

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                     6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                       3

MATH 1073 or higher2                                                                                      3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2                                                8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                             3

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. 38 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. 357 for course descriptions in PHYS, p. 307 for ENGR, and p. 302 for ELEN.

Courses Required for BS in Physics

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

3 hours PHYS elective4                                                                                     35

MATH 1204, 2094, 2104, 3063, 3323, 3 hours advanced MATH elective                 21

Additional Required Courses

For BS in Physics with Secondary Certification

        EDU 3303, 3353, 4303, 4353, 4906, PSY 2203 or 3033, RDG 3513               24

        ENGL 2303                                                                                                3

        CHEM 1054, 1084, 2014, 4861                                                                  13

For BS in Physics (without certification)

        supporting field                                                                                         17

        advanced supporting field                                                                            6

        approved C S elective                                                                                 3

4 See p. 357 for PHYS course descriptions.

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.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                  3

MATH 1073 or higher2                                                                                 3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS2                                           8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                        3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                 (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                        (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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. 38 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 Computer 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, 3063, 3323,

        science elective)                                                                                  6

supporting field                                                                                           12

advanced supporting field                                                                              9

C S 1103, 1153, 2413, 2423, 2543, 3434, 38933                                            22

advanced C S electives                                                                               12

advanced technical electives from MATH 3603, ELEN 4414,

        ELEN 4434, advanced C S electives, approved advanced

        CIS electives                                                                                        6

3 See p.289 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. Internship" in the course offerings below and note the prerequisite that the "student must have completed all other courses listed on an official degree plan and have a grade of C or higher in all required courses in the following disciplines: hydrology, biology, geology, chemistry, math and physics." Personnel in the Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering Division will assist in finding an appropriate internship sponsor.

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN HYDROLOGY

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                  3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                   3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                             8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                        3

Social & behavioral sciences                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                              (6)

        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. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.


Other Required Courses

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

        4303, 4403, 45032                                                                                    35

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

PHYS 1224, 2424                                                                                              8

CHEM 2014                                                                                                      4

MATH 2094, 2104                                                                                              8

MATH 3003 or 3504                                                                                         3-4

GEOL 1054, 1064 or 1074                                                                                   8

A EN 3183 or ENGR 3033                                                                                   3

C S 3443                                                                                                           3

ENGL 2303                                                                                                        3

2 See p. 332 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 take the following courses:

    ENGR 2213      Principles of Engineering I          ENGR 3033    Engineering Economy

    ENGR 2223      Principles of Engineering II         ELEN 2253 Electrical Circuit Theory

    ENGR 2233      Principles of Engineering III         ELEN 2484 Introduction to Digital Systems Design

    MATH 3063    Differential Equations                                   

A typical curriculum incorporating these courses may be obtained from the Division of Hydrology and Water Resources/Engineering. Completing these courses allows the student to minor in engineering.

PRE-ENGINEERING PROGRAM

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

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

PRE-ENGINEERING CURRICULUM

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

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

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

CURRICULUM FOR THE 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, 2104, 3063                                                                          11

PHYS 1224, 2424                                                                                    8

C S 3443                                                                                                 3

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

     Please Note:

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

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


Department of Nursing

Dr. Elaine Evans, Head

Nursing Center

Box T-0500

(254) 968-9139

Associate Professors: Evans, Swanson

Assistant Professor: Sneed

Instructors: 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 faculty member. Although a student's place of residence is considered when planning clinical experiences, the primary consideration is the learning needs of the student. Therefore, students are expected to travel to several clinical agencies during the program of study. Clinical experiences are scheduled during day and evening hours.

EDUCATIONAL MOBILITY OPTIONS FOR LVNs and RNs

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

        LVNs may receive advance placement credit for NUR 1204 and 2016 upon successful completion of a transition course. LVNs also have the opportunity to receive credit by examination for NUR 2106 (Nursing Through the Lifespan) during enrollment in the transition course. Copies of course material for NUR 2106 are available so that students may prepare for the exam.

        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 Nursing) 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 Nursing secretary at the Nursing Center Building; phone (254) 968-9139 or -9717.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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

     A. Generic Students (those without prior nursing education)

           1. Admission to Tarleton State University

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

               MATH 1073                  College Algebra                                             3 hours

               ENGL 1113                  Introduction to College Composition                 3 hours

               ENGL 1123                  College Composition and Research                 3 hours

               BIOL 2194, 2204           Anatomy and Physiology                               8 hours

               CHEM 1034 or 1054      Fundamentals of Chemistry or

                                                  College Chemistry                                       4 hours

               PSY 1013                    General Psychology                                    3 hours

               H S 2103                      Nutrition                                                    3 hours

               HLTH 1013                   Wellness                                                   3 hours

               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 graduation1

1 See eligibility requirements for licensure, below.


     B. Licensed Vocational Nurses

           1. Admission to Tarleton State University

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

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

               MATH 1073                           College Algebra                                      3 hours

               ENGL 1113                           Introduction to College Composition          3 hours

               ENGL 1123                           College Composition and Research           3 hours

               BIOL 2194, 2204                    Anatomy & Physiology                            8 hours

               BIOL 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 practice as a registered nurse in Texas

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

               MATH 1073                           College Algebra                                      3 hours

               ENGL 1113                           Introduction to College Composition         3 hours

               ENGL 1123                           College Composition and Research         3 hours

               BIOL 2194, 2204                    Anatomy & Physiology                          8 hours

               BIOL 20341                           Microbiology                                         4 hours

               PSY 1013                             General Psychology                              3 hours

               CHEM 1034 or1054                Fundamentals of Chemistry or

                                                           College Chemistry                                 4 hours

               PSY 2013                             Psychology of Human Development         3 hours

               H S 2103                              Nutrition                                                3 hours

               POLS 2013                           American National Government               3 hours

               POLS 2023                           Texas Government                                3 hours

               HLTH 1013                            Wellness                                              3 hours

               SOC 2013                             Introduction to Sociology                        3 hours

                                                           Visual and Performing Arts                     3 hours

                                                          ENGL literature                                      3 hours

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

1 Must be completed prior to admission to the nursing program if you plan to receive credit for NUR 2106 through a departmental examination offered during  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 opportunity to petition the Board for a Declaratory Order as to their eligibility in accordance with Section 301.257 of the Nursing Practice Act. This petition may be made before a person begins a nursing program. Processing the petition may take 6 to 9 months or longer, depending on circumstances.

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

1.     Formal application for admission to the nursing program should be made 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 2002

Generic Student, LVN, RN

March 1, 2002

Spring 2003

Generic Student, LVN, RN

October 1, 2002

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


PROCEDURE FOR REVIEW OF APPLICANTS

        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 certification, immunizations, and malpractice insurance requirement.

TRANSFER STUDENT APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

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

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

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

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

Chair, Admissions Committee

Department of Nursing

Box T-0500

Stephenville, TX 76402

THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

University Core Curriculum1                                                              Semester Hours   

Communications

        ENGL 1113, 1123                                                                                 6

        COMS 1013, 1023, or 3013                                                                   3

MATH 1073 or higher                                                                                    3

Lab sciences from CHEM, BIOL, GEOL, PHYS                                              8

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

Humanities: Literature course in English                                                         3

1 See p. 38 for additional information about Tarleton’s core curriculum requirements.


Social & behavioral sciences:                                                                       18

        HIST 2013, 2023                                                                                 (6)

        POLS 2013, 2023                                                                               (6)

        6 additional hours from                                                                        (6)

                SOC 1013, 2013, 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 BSN in Nursing (all students)

advanced NUR elective2                                                                               3

COMS 30133                                                                                              3

BIOL 2194, 2204,3 2034                                                                             12

SOC 2013, PSY 10133                                                                                6

CHEM 1034 or 1054                                                                                    4

PSY 2013                                                                                                   3

H S 2103                                                                                                    3

MATH 3003 or 3504                                                                                   3-4

Additional Courses Required

For Generic Student Program Entry

        NUR 1204, 2016, 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 Program Entry

        NUR 3013, 3042, 3052, 3073, 3155, 3215, 4104, 4113, 4306                  33

2 See p. 351 for NUR course descriptions.

3 These courses count toward core curriculum requirements.

 

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