WC - Approved World Civilizations Coures: For World Civilization I: History 103; for World Civilization II: History 104; for World Civilization III: History 105.
5. Behavioral and Social Sciences (6 hours; two courses to be taken in two different disciplines, unless requirements for the major stipulate otherwise)
The purpose of courses in the social and behavioral sciences is to explore the nature of human beings and how they function as individuals, as citizens, and as members of groups. These courses emphasize the theories, principles, methods, and empirical results of the social and behavioral sciences and assess the impact of scientific research on society.
SS - Approved Courses in Behavioral and Social Sciences: Anthropology 152, 211; Communication 320; Criminal Justice 110, 295; Economics 101, 102; Exercise Science 407; Geography 104; Human Ecology 340; Human Services 101; Political Science 101, 102, 103; Psychology 101, 241; Sociology 125, 151, 215, 220; University Honors 315, 316; University Studies 200.
III. Major Requirements
Requirements, including study in related areas, as specified by department.
IV. Foreign Language Requirement
For B.A. degree: completion of second college year in one foreign language. Students are advised to begin or to continue a foreign language study during their first year at the University or their first year as a candidate for the degree.
A student whose native language is not English and who is pursuing a B.A. degree will fulfill the foreign language requirement by meeting the English requirements for foreign students: English 161, 162, 121 and 122. Students testing out of English 161 and 162 will fulfill this rquirement upon successful completion of English 121 and 122.
V. American History Requirements
By act of the General Assembly of the state of Tennessee, students who have not had one year of American history in high school must complete six semester hours of American history if they receive an undergraduate degree after July 1, 1978. Three hours of this requirement may be satisfied by Tennessee history.
VI. Minor Requirements
All candidates seeking the Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences will complete the requirements of a minor. Completion of a second major will satisfy this requirement. For students seeking the B.A. as a second degree, the previously completed major will satisfy the minor requirement. Previously approved minor courses of study will be honored for students changing majors.
Any student may complete an established minor requiring a minimum of 18 semester hours with at least 8 hours at the 300/400 level. A grade point average of at least 2.0 must be achieved in courses attempted for any minor. Higher standards than these minimum requirements may be approved for various departments. Specific requirements for minors are listed with the departmental offerings. No more than 6 hours of credit in the major department may be applied to the minor
A student who is receiving one minor in a given department may receive a second minor from the same department provided that the second minor includes at least 12 hours of course work not included in the first minor. Philosophy, Religion, the different foreign languages and Sociology, Anthropology and Geography will be treated as separate departments.
V. Additional Degree Requirements
- Electives to complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit.
- Courses taken for graduate credit may not be applied towards an undergraduate degree.
- At least twenty-five (25) percent of the minimum credit semester hours must be earned under the direction of the UTC faculty.
- The last twenty-four (24) semester hours must be completed at UTC. With prior approval by the Department Head of the students major department, one (1) course completed at other University of Tennessee campuses may be counted as part of the last twenty-four semester hours.
- Nontraditional credit will not apply toward the last 24 hours of residency. Students who have completed 24 hours of traditional course work at UTC and have not yet attempted the last 24 hours may petition to apply a maximum of 12 hours of these types of credit toward the last 24 hours.
- At least thirty-nine (39) credit hours must be taken at the 300-400 level.
- At least twelve (12) credit hours must be earned at the 300-400 level in the UTC program or department offering the degree.
- Students who have attended a junior or community college must complete at least sixty (60) semester hours at a four year college or university with the last 24 semester hours completed at UTC.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.0 must be achieved:
- On all cumulative work undertaken and
- On all hours attempted at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and
- On all hours attempted in the major discipline. For further clarification of which courses are included in the major discipline, see the description of the major.
- Completion of testing requirements: In order for the University to assess and improve its academic programs, periodic measurements of student intellectual growth must be obtained. As a requirement for graduation, every student will be required to participate in one or two evaluative procedures, which may include examinations in general education and/or the major field of study. The evaluative information obtained through testing is one of the means used to improve the quality of the educational experience for future generations of students.
- Before entering professional school, students in combined programs must complete at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga the last 24 of the 98 semester hours of undergraduate study.