Prerequisites and Corequisites
Many courses require that students fulfill one or more prerequisites and/or co-requisites to enroll in the course. Each course description in this catalog lists the course requirements. A prerequisite is a course that must be successfully completed before the student may enroll in the course. A corequisite is a course in which the student is required to enroll during the same semester. Students should review these course descriptions before registering for the class. Students who do not have the required pre- and/or corequisites will have their registration in that class cancelled.
Courses Requiring Special Permission for Registration
Some courses require special permission before students may register for the course. The course listing will list these requirements along with the course prerequisites. Students should review these course descriptions and obtain the necessary permission before registration.
Institutional Credit and Developmental Studies Program
The University may require some students to participate in the Developmental Studies Program. The Developmental Studies Program is a collection of courses designed to help students succeed at UTC. These developmental courses cover a range of academic areas and include the following topics:
- Reading: EDUC 105
- Mathematics: MATH 105 and MATH 106
- Study skills: USTU 100
- Study skills lab: PSY 100 and SOC 199
- Writing: ENGL 105 and ENGL 106
Students required to enroll in developmental studies courses should successfully complete the courses within the first 42 attempted hours, counting both institutional and regular credit. Transfer students should complete required developmental courses within 30 attempted hours following initial enrollment at UTC. All students in the Developmental Studies Program must earn a grade of C or better for each required developmental course.
Students required to take any of developmental courses must complete these courses in addition to courses required for specific degrees. Although students may be required to complete developmental courses, the credit earned in these courses does not apply to the hours required for graduation, major requirements, general education requirements, or electives. These courses do count toward full-time enrollment, however. Moreover, the grades earned in these courses are not included in the calculation of the grade point averages for graduation or honors.
Grade Point Average Definitions
- Institutional Semester: includes the most recent UTC and/or transfer work added to a students academic record (excludes developmental course work).
- Institutional Cumulative: includes all UTC and transfer work--cumulative meaning more than one semester (excludes developmental course work).
- Transfer Semester: Includes the most recent transfer work added to a students academic record.
- Transfer Cumulative: Includes all transfer work only --cumulative meaning more than one semester.
- Overall Semester: Includes the most recent UTC, transfer, and developmental course work added to a students academic record.
- Overall Cumulative: Includes all UTC, transfer, and developmental course work--cumulative meaning more than one semester.
- UTC Only Semester: Includes the most recent UTC course work completed by the student.
- UTC Only Cumulative: Includes all UTC course work--cumulative meaning more than one semester.
Continuation standards are based upon Institutional GPA for all students.
Students admitted with a high school deficiency may satisfy that deficiency by taking the appropriate course identified in the chart below. Courses taken to satisfy a deficiency are registered as deficiency credit and do not count toward the degree, although the grade will be calculated in the grade point average. Deficiency hours are in addition to the hours required for the degree.
|Subject Area||High School Units||Courses that Satisfy a Deficiency|
|English||4 units||English 105, 106, 121|
|Mathematics||2 units Algebra
1 unit Geometry
|Math requirements are satisfied by Math 105, 106,123, 131, 136, 144,145, 151/152|
|Laboratory Science||2 units||Geology 100, ESC 150, GNSC 111/181|
|American History||1 unit||6 hours from HIST 203, 204, 343|
(Geography, World or European History)
|1 unit||GEOG 103 or HIST 103|
|A single foreign language||2 units||1 or 2 semesters of the same foreign language|
|Visual/Performing Arts||1 unit||ART 111, MUS 111, THSP 111 or 115|