Academic Advising Office Bayou Building 3611 281-283-3711 [email protected] Advisors Available Monday through Thursday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm www.uhcl.edu/sce/advising Times occasionally change due to meetings and events that require advisor participation. Call 281-283-3711 to verify advisor availability. Academic Advising Office Staff Kialyn Yendell Advising Coordinator/Advisor 281-283-3712 [email protected] Beryl Ricard Academic Advisor 281-283-3713 [email protected] Diana Zapata Academic Advisor New Becky Morton Secretary 281-283-3715 [email protected] Chris Baker Secretary 281-283-3711 [email protected] UHCL - Overview SCE BUS SOE HSH School of Science & Computer Engineering School of BUSiness School Of Education School of Human Sciences & Humanities BIG CHANGE: Now we offer all 4 years of the bachelor’s degree Undergraduate Degrees What happened to the 2+2 Transfer Plan???? Biological Sciences GENERAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science 2013-2014 2+2 Transfer Plan to University of Houston-Clear Lake FOOT NOTE CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS* HRS CODE FOOT NOTE HRS FOUNDATIONS FOR B.A. DEGREE* 120 semester hours of applicable college credits are required for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees. A maximum of three hours of lower-level “activities” (PE) credits may apply toward the degree. If approved, up to 30 hours of lower-level correspondence, extension or CLEP credit may apply as lower level credit toward graduation in accordance with catalog rules. At least 30 hours of the degree, including at least 12 hours in the major, must be completed in residence at UHCL. At least 60 hours must be upper-level credit. A minimum of 9 hours of lower-level and/or upper-level English composition course credits are required. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 must be maintained for course work completed at UHCL, with grades of “C” or better in at least 30 hours of UHCL classes required for graduation (does not include C-). Each degree may have additional grade requirements. Students must remain continuously enrolled (complete at least one course in a 12 month period) for the degree plan to remain valid. Otherwise they must meet the requirements of the catalog in effect when they return. Students must complete the degree within seven years or meet the requirements of a later catalog. Upper-level classes older than 7 years will not count toward the degree without school approval. a # a # ENGL 1301 Composition I ENGL 1302 Composition II 3 3 10 10 d # CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I 4 b Speech Communication** 3 11 d # CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II 4 c # For B.A. MATH 1314 College Algebra For B.S. Calculus I required (see B.S. foundation) BIOL 1406 General Biology I BIOL 1407 General Biology II Humanities** Visual & Performing Arts ** HIST 1301 American History I** HIST 1302 American History II** GOVT 2305 Federal Government GOVT 2306 Texas Government Social & Behavioral Science ** Computer Competency** (3) (3) 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 44* 20 # CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I** General Electives (any credit classes) 4 4 16* SPECIAL GRADE REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOLOGY d # d # e f g g h i 30 30 40 50 60 60 70 70 80 90 Graduation requires minimum grades of “C” or better on all BA and BS core classes, except C- is allowed in core MATH 3038 and WRIT 3135. For B.S., minimum grade in Subplan classes is also C and minimum grade in Designated Electives is C- . The B.A. allows C- in the sub-plan/designated electives. FOUNDATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE * d # c # # CHEM 1411 and 1412 General Chemistry I and II MATH 2413 Calculus I (from Core column) PHYS 1401 and 1402 College Physics I and II BIOLOGY Bachelor of Arts - UHCL Degree Requirements (60 HOURS) 8 CORE REQUIREMENTS MATH 3038 Statistics 3hrs Anatomy/Lab: BIOL 3733/3713 or 3133/3113 or 3031/3011 or 4133/4113 4hrs BIOL 3431/3411 Genetics and Laboratory 4hrs Physiology: BIOL 4435 or 4434 or 3134 3hrs BIOL 3037 Cellular Biology or BIOL 4431 Biochemistry I 3hrs BIOL 3231/3221 Microbiology with Lab 5 hrs Population: BIOL 4131 Ecology or BIOL 3335 Epidemiology 3hrs WRIT 3135 Technical Writing or Elective if ENGL 2311 is transferred. 3hrs Environment: BIOL 3333 Env Biol or BIOL 3131 Marine Biol 3hrs ELECTIVES: Require faculty advisor* approval (see below) 29hrs or BIOL 4035 Ecology of the Amazon . GENERAL BIOLOGY SUB-PLAN Electives: BIOL 3036 Development of the Sciences, BIOL 4334 Environmental Microbiology, BIOL 4237 Plant Ident., BIOL 4135 Biology Practicum, BIOL 4233 Field Biology, BIOL 4931 Topics, BIOL 4819, 4829 or 4839 Ind Study, or faculty advisor* approved BIOL, CHEM, ENSC or GEOL elective,. BIOLOGY for Teacher Certification. See specific 2 + 2 Transfer plan for Life Science 7-12 Teacher Certification. 8 EXPLANATION OF FOOTNOTES * UHCL’s requirements are consistent with the 42-hour Texas core curriculum. If a student completes components of the core at one Texas institution, those courses will substitute for UHCL’s same core components. If a student is core complete at any Texas Institution, the student is also core complete at UHCL; however, foundation (#) courses are still required. The Core Code is used by Texas schools to identify which area of the 42-hour core curriculum a course fulfills. ** These courses may be fulfilled by approved upper-level equivalents at UHCL. # These courses are included in the Program Foundation and must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. a b c d e f g h i Admission to UHCL requires prior completion of six hours of English Composition with grade of “C-” or better. This must include ENGL 1301 Composition I plus either ENGL 1302 Composition II or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing. Graduation requires nine hours of English composition classes, which must include Technical Writing. If ENGL 1301 and 1302 are transferred, then WRIT 3135 Technical Writing is taken at UHCL and will also fulfill an upper-level elective slot in the degree plan. This is usually the best strategy, requiring the fewest total hours. If you have already taken ENGL 2301 and 2311, consult a UHCL academic advisor before taking additional English. Suggested courses for Speech/Communication include any SPCH class. At some community colleges, foreign languages may also fulfill state core speech requirements if the college requires core 11 as a requirement. For B.A. degree, MATH 1314 or higher is required. For B.S. degree MATH 2413 is required. General Biology I and II and General Chemistry I and II should be completed before the student begins the bachelor’s program at UHCL. These are prerequisites for most UHCL classes, and students cannot make satisfactory progress at UHCL without them. Suggested classes for Humanities include any ENGL literature, HUMA, PHIL, RELI, or sophomore-level foreign language course – also any SPCH or HIST taken in addition to core requirements. Suggested classes for Visual & Performing Arts include: any ARTS, DANC, DRAM, MUSI, or MUAP course. Three semester credit hours required. Six hours of U.S. History required; three hours may be in Texas History. Six hours of GOVT are required, three of the six hours must, by state law, include Texas Constitutional Govt. New requirements are GOVT 2305/2306. The state still accepts GOVT 2301/2302. Two other combinations are accepted: GOVT 2301/2305; GOVT 2301/2306. No other combinations are accepted. Suggested classes for Social & Behavioral Science include: any ANTH, ECON, GEOG, PSYC, or SOCI course - also any GOVT, HIST, or POLS class taken in addition to core requirements. Suggested classes for Computer Competency include any COSC or CSCI course. Other classes may meet this requirement. Please check with an advisor on your campus. If your school lists a class as Core 90, UHCL will accept it. EXCESS CREDIT WARNING The Texas State Legislature limits the number of hours undergraduates can attempt in excess of the hours required for their degree without incurring a financial penalty. A fee of $130 per semester credit hours is added to regular tuition for students who exceed the limits. Attempted hours include all non-developmental college credits completed plus withdrawals and repeats at any Texas public institution. Undergraduates who enrolled in a Texas public college or university between Fall 1999 and Summer 2006 are allowed 45 attempted hours in excess of those required for their degree and undergraduates who enrolled Fall 2006 and later are allowed 30 excess attempted hours. After these limits are exceeded, the penalty goes in to effect. Details at: http://prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/AR/excess-hours School of Science and Computer Engineering Advising Office 281- 283-3711, Bayou Building, B 3611 [email protected] • www.uhcl.edu/sce/advising BIOLOGY Bachelor of Science - UHCL Degree Requirements (60 HOURS) CORE REQUIREMENTS (28 hrs) CHEM 3233/3234/3224 Organic Chemistry I & II with Lab 8 hrs (Organ Chem if taken at lower level is replaced by 8 hrs UL Electives) BIOL 4431/4422 Biochemistry I/Lab 5 hrs MATH 3038 Statistics 3 hrs ALL BS STUDENTS MUST CHOOSE A SUB-PLAN BIOL 3431/3411 Genetics/Lab BIOL 4131 Ecology BIOL 4728 Seminar in Biology (Forensic subplan ONLY take Forensic Seminar) WRIT 3135 Technical Writing - or - Elective if ENGL 2311 transferred Sub-Plan Requirements & Designated Electives (faculty advisor* approved*) 4 hrs 3 hrs 2 hrs 3 hrs 32 hrs (32 hrs) CELLULAR / MOLECULAR / BIOTECHNOLOGY: BIOL 4432 Biochemistry II BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology BIOL 4438 Developmental Biology BIOL 4531 Molecular Biology Physiology (choose one): BIOL 3134, 4434 or 4435 Anatomy w/Lab (choose one): BIOL 3031/3011, 3133/3113, 3733/3713 Designated Electives: BIOL 4332 Histology, BIOL 4436 Pathophys, BIOL 4522 Molecular Biology Lab, BIOL 4523 Lab for Biotech, BIOL 4524 Eukaryotic Gene Expression Lab, BIOL 4535 Tissue Culture, BIOL 4631 Immunology, BIOL 4731 Cancer Biology, Approved BIOL 3xxx-4xxx, BIOL 4931 Topics, BIOL 4819, 4829,or 4839 Ind Stdy PHYSIOLOGY / PRE-HEALTH: BIOL 4432 Biochemistry II BIOL 3231/3221 Microbiology & Lab BIOL 4631 Immunology BIOL 4435 & 4421 Human Physiology & Lab BIOL 3733 & 3713 Human Anatomy & Lab One of the following: BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology, BIOL 4531 Molecular Biology, or BIOL 4436 Pathophysiology Designated Electives: BIOL 3335 Epidemiology, BIOL 4332 Histology, BIOL 4235 Environmental Toxicol, BIOL 4523 Lab for Biotech, BIOL 4438 Developmental Biology, BIOL 4731 Cancer Biol, CHEM 4639 Food Science & Nutrit, HLTH xx3x, Approved BIOL 3xxx or 4xxx, BIOL 4931 Topics, BIOL 4819, 4829,or 4839 Ind Stdy, BIOL Lab xx2x ECOLOGY / MICROBIOLOGY / AQUATIC & MARINE BIOLOGY: Physiology (choose one): BIOL 4434 or 3134 Anatomy w/Lab (choose one): BIOL 3031/3011 or 3133/3113 BIOL 3231/3221 Microbiology & Lab BIOL 3333 Environmental Biology BIOL 4233 Field Biology Two of the following: BIOL 3131 Marine Biology, BIOL 4334 Environmental Microbiology, BIOL 4439 Plant Development, BIOL 4235 Environmental Toxicology, BIOL 4133 & BIOL 4113 Biology of Fishes & Lab Designated Electives BIOL 4237 Plant Identification, BIOL 3335 Epidemiology, BIOL 4035, Ecology of the Amazon, BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology, BIOL 4631 Immunology, BIOL 4523 Lab for Biotechnology, Approved BIOL 3xxx or 4xxx, BIOL 4931 Topics, BIOL 4819, 4829, or 4839 Independent Study PLANT BIOLOGY: BIOL 3133 & 3113 Plant Anatomy & Lab BIOL 3134 Plant Physiology BIOL 4432 Biochemistry II BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology BIOL 4439 Plant Development One of the following: BIOL 4531 Molecular Biology, BIOL 4237 Plant Identification, BIOL 3333 Environmental Biology Designated Electives: BIOL 4524 Eukaryotic Gene Expression Lab, BIOL 4522 Molecular Biology Lab, BIOL 4035 Ecology of the Amazon, BIOL 4135 Biology Practicum, Approved BIOL 3xxx or 4xxx, BIOL 4931 Topics course, BIOL 4819/4829/4839 Independent Study FORENSIC BIOLOGY: BIOL 3231 & 3221 Microbiology & Lab BIOL 3733/3713 Human Anatomy & Lab Physiology (choose one): BIOL 4434 Animal or 4435 Human BIOL 4432 Biochemistry II BIOL 4335 Forensic Biology CHEM 4633 Forensic Chemistry CHEM 4733 Quantitative Analysis BIOL 4235 Environmental Toxicology CRIM 4330 Criminal Investigation BIOL 4x2x Forensics Seminar (Replaces BIOL 4728 from Core list). Designated Electives: BIOL 4437 Cellular Physiology, CHEM 4635 Analytical Chemistry I, CHEM 4637 Instrumental Analysis, CRIM 4334/SOCI 4334 Criminal Law, CRIM 4330 Criminal Investigation, LEGL 4635 Mock Trial, BIOL 4135 Biology Practicum, Approved BIOL 3xxx or 4xxx, BIOL 4931 Topics course, BIOL 4819,4829,4839 Ind Stdy *Faculty Advisor Approval: During the first semester at UHCL, SCE Academic Advisors create an individual degree plan for each new student called a Candidate Plan of Study or CPS. The CPS is e-mailed to the student’s campus e-mail. It shows which classes transferred and which remain to be taken to complete the degree. It includes the name and contact information for an assigned faculty advisor. Undergraduates meet with their assigned faculty advisor during their first semester (after receiving the plan) to select electives and finalize the degree requirements. Electives must have the faculty advisor’s approval. Undergraduate Degrees What happened to the 2+2 Transfer Plan???? Don’t panic If you started classes elsewhere according to the 2+2 plan transfer – any time prior to Fall 2014 – the Core and foundation classes you HAVE ALREADY TAKEN are still valid. Degree Plans CORE: This is REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AGAIN………….If you started classes elsewhere under the 2+2 plan prior to Fall 2014, the classes you HAVE ALREADY TAKEN are still valid according to the transfer plan. New University Core requirements are in effect for all state institutions. FROM NOW ON, to satisfy core you have NOT YET fulfilled prior to Fall 2014, you must take only classes certified as CORE at the source institution CORE: This is REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UHCL University Core BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU CLICK Navigation: www.uhcl.edu Admissions Transfer Transfer Advising Core Curriculum Candidate Plan of Study The single most important document for your successful graduation is your INDIVIDUAL Degree Plan. At UHCL, the degree plan is called the CPS Candidate Plan of Study Candidate Plan of Study Your CPS specifically states: • Exactly which classes you must take to graduate • The number of credit hours you must earn to graduate • The minimum grades you must make to graduate Undergraduate CPS Candidate Plan of Study You will receive your draft CPS DURING your first semester. 6 -10 weeks into the semester, all new students will be e-mailed an official draft CPS sent to your UHCL E-mail. We will be happy to accommodate veterans and others who need a degree plan prior to fee payment with a generic temporary plan that is accepted for one semester. Upon receiving your plan, you will then print it and meet with your faculty advisor to finalize your degree plan. A copy of the final plan will be e-mailed to you for your signature. Candidate Plan of Study 1. Fill in your grades on your final CPS as you complete your classes. 2. Check your CPS every semester before you register. 3. Check with your faculty advisor before changing any electives. CPS vs. Computer AR CPS Candidate Plan of Study AR Advising Report A simple one page complete list of classes needed for graduation. Multipage computer generated document For transfer credit, they commonly require corrections. The signed official document used for graduation Getting Advice Too many advisors! Who does what??? Getting Advice: Too many choices! Advising Center: for Freshmen ONLY B 1408 • • • • • Help for your first semester Help you select a major Review what classes will transfer Select classes for your FIRST semester. May refer you to an SCE Academic Advisor Transfer Academic Advisor • • • • • Help for your first semester Help you select a major Review what classes will transfer Select classes for your FIRST semester. May refer you to an SCE Academic Advisor SCE Academic Advisor • • • • • • • SSB 1202 B 3611 University rules and policies SCE rules and policies Draft your official degree plan (CPS) Updated CPS for Financial Aid and VA Updated CPS for International documents Holds for excess credit or probation Reinstatement from suspension SCE Faculty Advisor - see Web for personal offices • • • • Finalize your degree plan (CPS) Selecting degree electives Anything else involving the content of your degree plan. Career possibilities Registration for Undergraduates First Semesters • Transfer advisors can help you select classes your first semester • After evaluating your transcripts, they may refer you to an SCE Academic Advisor for additional help. Future Semesters • Track your progress on your CPS. When you complete a class, fill in the grade on your CPS. • Follow your CPS when you select classes each semester • Register during EARLY REGISTRATION for the best selection of classes. • Contact your faculty advisor about selecting or changing electives. Registration - Controlled Classes Controlled Classes Certain classes require you to obtain special permission to register. • Senior Projects: email the instructor for permission • Internships: pick up forms in Academic Advising Bayou 3611 Registration – Full Classes Contact the SECRETARY in the division office for the class either by E-mail or face-to-face Provide the following information: 1. Your name, student ID and major 2. The semester, class, section number, class date and time Example: Fall 2014, Biology 3333, section 01, TTH 1:30-2:50 3. Reason you have to take the class at this time. Math/Statistics Patty Gibson [email protected] Bayou 3521 Natural Science Maria Winters [email protected] Bayou 3531 Kim Edwards [email protected] Delta 161 Janet Brecheen [email protected] Delta 151 Computer Science/ Information Engineering Registration – Missing Prerequisites E-mail an SCE Academic Advisor if you get an error message about missing prerequisites, and you are not missing the prerequisites: [email protected] Include the following in the e-mail: 1. A scan or download of your transcript or your class schedule showing the prerequisite (and grade, if the class is completed) 2. The exact information of the class you are trying to get into. Example: BIOL 3333 Section 03 TTh 1:30-4:00 3. Your name and student ID number USE YOUR UHCL SPAM FILTER. E-MAIL TO AVOID BEING CAUGHT IN THE Grades & Grade Point Average READ COMPLETE DETAILS CONCERNING UHCL GRADES • In your Catalog • Online • On your CPS You are responsible for knowing the rules Undergraduate CPS Grade Point Average (GPA) All Undergraduate Students • Must maintain an overall UHCL GPA of at least 2.00 Other requirements vary by major • Biology BA and BS do not accept grades below C , with a few exceptions as noted on the CPS • Other degrees do not accept grades below C- except some degrees in some electives THESE GRADE REQUIREMENTS ARE LISTED ON YOUR CPS Grade Point Average (GPA) Cumulative GPA The average of the grades earned in ALL of the classes for which you have earned credit * at UHCL. *If a class is repeated, the last grade replaces the first grade in the GPA calculation. Probation and Suspension - Undergraduates Probation Undergraduate students whose Cumulative GPA drops below 2.00 are placed on probation. While on probation, the semester GPA must be 2.00 or better every semester until the cumulative GPA rises to 2.00, at which time the student is removed from probation. Suspension If, while on probation, a student earns a semester GPA of less than 2.00, the student is placed on suspension, cannot attend UCHL for one semester, and must request reinstatement. A second suspension is for one year. A third suspension is forever. Be aware of UHCL’s +/- grading system: BEWARE! The grade of C- is only 1.667 points HOLDS The only holds Academic Advisors control are: • Probation holds • Excess hour holds for undergraduates only See your ACADEMIC advisor ONLY for one of these two holds . Faculty advisors cannot remove any holds Campus E-Mail • • • • • Secure Private – keep it private! Do not share your log-in! Mandatory Can be forwarded to an outside address RARELY captured by the SPAM filter http://www.uhcl.edu And, Finally…… Study Hard Stay Focused Enjoy !!!!!!!!