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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jeremy Teitelbaum, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dipak K. Dey, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Davita Silfen Glasberg, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Andrew Moiseff, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Shirley Roe, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Katrina Higgins, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission Requirements
The college requires 16 high school units including:
4 years of English 3 years of mathematics, with 4 preferred 2 years of a single foreign language, with 3 preferred 2 years of a laboratory science 2 years of social science The Transfer Admissions Office reviews credits from other institutions. Unless exempted by the Dean or the Assistant Vice Provost, students shall take all of their course work at the University during the last two semesters.
Bachelor’s Degree Requirements
To graduate a student must:
earn a minimum of 120 credits.
earn at least 45 credits numbered 2000 or above.
meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (from the list that follows) General Education and concentration requirements.
have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 and a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses presented in satisfaction of major requirements.
Field of Concentration. Only courses taken at the University of Connecticut meet the requirement. Students may not use Pass/Fail courses to meet these requirements. Exceptions are made by the dean of the college.
1. Major and related groups. The field of concentration includes both the major and related groups; it must total at least 36 credits, all numbered 2000 or above. At least 24 credits in one department, or with the permission of the head of the student’s major department, in two related departments, make up the major group. At least 12 credits in courses closely related to the student’s major, but outside the major department, make up the related group. Students must earn an overall grade point average of at least 2.0 and a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the courses presented in satisfaction of major requirements.
2. Double Major Program. Students may earn a double major by selecting two majors within the College. A minimum of 48 credits without overlap is required to earn both majors. Therefore, students may not be able to double major if the two majors they choose require the same courses and pre
To satisfy the writing in the major competency, one of the courses above must be a 2000 level or above ANTH W course.
At least 24 2000-level or above Anthropology credits need to be completed with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher.
At least three additional anthropology courses at the 2000 to 4000-level, two of which may not be ethnographic area courses. We strongly recommend that majors take ANTH 4001W in the senior year, if possible.
To satisfy the writing in the major competency, all majors must pass at least one 2000 to 4000-level ANTH W course approved for the major.
To fulfill the information literacy requirement, all majors must pass three credits of: ANTH 3003, 3004, 3200 or 3506W.
Related courses must be approved by the major advisor.
Minors in Anthropology, and Native American and Indigenous Studies, and Religion are described in the “Minors” Commented [HM26]: CLAS C&CC 10/27/15 section.
Biology The biological sciences are organized into three departments: the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB), and the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB). Introductory level courses are listed under General Biology (BIOL). Other courses are listed separately under individual departments.
The Bachelor of Science degree is generally recommended for students planning a scientific career in biology, but the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences allows a richer liberal arts program and provides good preparation for many careers, including subsequent graduate study.
Credit restriction: In no case may students receive more than 12 credits for courses in biology at the 1000-level.
Biological Sciences Major The requirements for the major in Biological Sciences are designed to ensure a sound and broad background in biology, with opportunities to explore related fields. Biological Sciences majors must take BIOL 1107 and 1108, but majors interested primarily in botany may wish to take BIOL 1110 in addition or may substitute BIOL 1110 for BIOL 1108. Students wishing to complete this major must take at least 24 credits of 2000-level courses from EEB, MCB, and PNB. It is strongly recommended that at least four courses include laboratory or CLAS field work. In addition to laboratory work associated directly with courses, an Independent Study course in any of the three biology departments will provide majors with a means of gaining specific research experience. A maximum of 3 independent study credits from among EEB 3899, MCB 3899, MCB 3989, MCB 4989, and PNB 3299 may count toward the 24-credit requirement. Courses chosen for the major must include at least one
course or course sequence from each of the following three groups:
A. MCB 2000, 2210, 2400, 2410, 2610, or 3010 B. EEB 2244/W or 2245/W.
C. PNB 2250, or 2274-2275. (Note: PNB 2274-2275 must be taken in sequence to be counted towards the Biology major.) To satisfy the writing in the major and information literacy competency requirements, all students must pass at least one of the following courses: EEB 2244W, 2245W, 3220W, 4230W, 4276W, 4896W, 5335W; MCB 3841W, 4026W, 4997W; PNB 3263WQ, 4296W; or any W course approved for this major.
A maximum of eight 2000-level or above transfer credits in EEB, MCB, or PNB may count toward the major with approval of the respective department.
A minor in Biological Sciences is described in the “Minors” section.
Majors are also offered in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Physiology and Neurobiology, and Structural Biology and Biophysics. These majors are described in separate sections in the Catalog.
Chemistry Programs in the Department of Chemistry may lead to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, the American Chemical Society (ACS) certifies two more rigorous Bachelor of Science options.
The B.A. degree is appropriate for students who are interested in chemistry but do not wish to pursue a career as a laboratory scientist. The B.S. degrees prepare students to pursue graduate study in Chemistry or to find employment in technologically oriented industries.
Prospective majors with a good high school chemistry background should take CHEM 1137Q and 1138Q in their first year. Other prospective majors should take 1127Q-1128Q or 1124Q-1125Q-1126Q or 1147Q-1148Q (Honors).
Chemistry majors must complete the following mathematics and physics sequences: MATH 1131Q and 1132Q (or 1125Q, 1126Q and 1132Q) MATH 2110Q (or 2130Q) and MATH 2410Q (or 2420Q) PHYS 1201Q-1202Q, and 1230 (or 1401Q-1402Q; or 1501Q-1502Q; or 1601Q-1602Q) Failure to complete these sequences by the end of the fourth semester may delay completion of the degree.
Requirements for the B.A. and B.S. degrees are as follows:
Bachelor of Science At least 35 credits of Chemistry courses numbered 2000 and above must be successfully completed for the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in addition to the College B.S. requirements.
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry option The requirements include CHEM 2443, 2444, 2445, (Organic), 3210, 3214, 3215 (Inorganic), 3332, 3334 (Analytical), and 3563, 3564, 3565W (Physical).
Bachelor of Science Chemistry option (ACS certified) American Chemical Society certification requires an additional course in biochemistry (MCB 3010, or MCB 2000), and one advanced chemistry course chosen from CHEM 3189, 3442W, 3661, 4196W, 4370, 4371, 4551, or a CHEM 5000 level course.
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Chemistry option (ACS certified) The requirements include those listed above for the ACS certified B.S. degree in Chemistry with the exception of CHEM
3215. In addition, the sequence CHEM 4370 - 4371 is required.
Bachelor of Arts At least 28 credits of Chemistry courses numbered 2000 or above must be successfully completed for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry in addition to the College Bachelor of Science requirements. The requirements include those listed CLAS above for the B.S. degree Chemistry option with the exception of CHEM 3215 and 3334.
Other requirements The grade point average in all of the required chemistry courses must be at least 2.300 for the ACS certified degree.
All B.S. students are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research through one or more semesters of CHEM 3189, preferably with a capstone thesis (CHEM 4196W) in the final semester.
To satisfy the computer technology competency, all students must take CHEM 3565W. Other courses that will further enhance competency in computer technology include but are not limited to 3215, 3332, 3334, and 3564.
To satisfy the information literacy competency, all students must take CHEM 3565W. Other courses that further enhance competency in information literacy include 3170W, 3189, 3215, 3334, 3442W, and 4196W.
To satisfy the writing in the major requirement, all students must take CHEM 3565W. Other courses that will further help students develop writing skills in chemistry include 3170W, 3442W, and 4196W.
A minor in Chemistry is described in the “Minors” section.
Cognitive Science Cognitive Science is the study of how intelligent beings (including people, animals, and machines) perceive, act, know, and think. It explores the process and content of thought as observed in individuals, distributed through communities, manifested in the structure and meaning of language, modeled by algorithms, and contemplated by philosophies of mind.
Its models are formulated using concepts drawn from many disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, logic, communication sciences/disorders, computer science, anthropology, and philosophy, and they are tested using evidence from psychological experiments, clinical studies, field studies, computer simulations, and neurophysiological observation.
This program is intended to prepare students for graduate training in cognitive science and related disciplines or to work in the information sciences. The distribution requirements ensure that students will acquire a truly interdisciplinary education. The research and formal systems requirements provide basic knowledge concerning the experimental and theoretical foundations of cognitive science. Finally, majors are encouraged to learn about theory building and testing in a variety of natural and physical sciences. One way to achieve this is to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree.
General Requirements The requirements for the cognitive science major include 40 2000-level or above credits, no more than 21 of which may be taken in any one department. There are several 1000-level courses that are required preparation for the 2000-level and above requirements. These courses should be taken during the first four semesters and may fulfill general education requirements.
A maximum of six 2000-level or above transfer credits may count toward the major with approval of advisor. Students must earn a grade of C- (1.7) or higher in each course that is counted toward the major.
Core Courses (16 credits) COGS 2201, 3584 and four of the following courses: ANTH 3002; CSE 4705; LING 2010Q; PHIL 3250/W; PSYC 2501; SLHS 4245/W.
Research Courses (6 credits) Statistics (one of the following for at least 3 credits): PSYC 2100Q or 2100WQ; STAT 2215Q, 3025Q (Calculus level) Research Methods (one of the following for at least 3 credits): ANTH 3004 (if elected for 3 credits); LING 3110; PSYC Commented [HM27]: PSYC 3250 archived 3250/W, 3251/W, 3253, 3450W, 3550W, 3551W, 3552 (5-YR) Formal Systems Courses (3 credits): CSE 2300W, 2500, 35002a, 35022a, 3802; LING 3310Q2a, 3410Q2a, 3511Q2a;
MATH 2210Q, 2410Q, 3160, 3210, 3230, 3412; PHIL 2211Q, 3214 Advanced courses (12 credits) Must include courses from at least 3 departments. Can include core courses not needed to satisfy the core course requirement.