Freshman AIQ Guides 

College of Arts and Sciences

ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

ART

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

COMMUNICATION

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

ENGLISH

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

GEOLOGY

HISTORY

HUMANITIES

LEGAL ASSISTANT STUDIES

MATH

MUSIC

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

PHYSICS

POLITICAL SCIENCE

PSYCHOLOGY

THEATRE

WOMEN'S STUDIES


College of Business

BUSINESS MAJORS

ECONOMICS


College of Engineering and Computer Science
 

COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING 

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

ENGINEERING 


College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

DIETETICS

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING K-12

EXERCISE SCIENCE

HHP HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-12

SPORTS AND LEISURE SERVICE ADMINISTRATION (SLSA)

INTEGRATED STUDIES

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

NURSING

SECONDARY EDUCATION

SOCIAL WORK


No College Designated (Undecided Students)

EXPLORATORY TRACK


ANTHROPOLOGY & SOCIOLOGY

Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies  offers a degree in Sociology & Anthropology, with a major concentration in Sociology OR Anthropology, and a minor in Geography.   Sociology is the study of large scale social structures (like UTC) and how they impact human behavior.   Sociologists investigate and study a wide range of topics including:  educational systems, mental health issues, and social relationships.  Anthropology is the study of humans in all times and places and the relationship between human biology and culture.  It is traditionally divided into four main subfields: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology.   The department offers courses in each of these subfields.   Students majoring in Sociology & Anthropology learn about the methods used to conduct and carry out social science research and gain valuable insight to cultural diversity which directly relates to an ever increasing global economy and society.   This degree program will greatly serve students entering into a competitive job market that interacts with diverse peoples and cultures and will prepare those students interested in graduate level programs. 

Course Selection for Anthropology & Sociology Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22. ANTH 1100 Biological Anthropology is an acceptable Natural Science with lab course (4 ch) and those students pursuing a major in Anthropology are advised to take this course.  It is only taught in the Fall.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you that are not a Sociology or Anthropology courses.

Additional Courses for Anthropology and Sociology Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for either ANTH 1200: Cultural Anthropology or SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology based on selected major.

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.


ART

The Department of Art has several degree offerings. For the first year student, you have the choice to register as a Pre-BFA Art, which prepares you for entering into our competitive concentrations in Painting and Drawing, Graphic Design, Photography and Media Art, and Sculpture. We offer a noncompetitive degree, the BA in Art, which allows students to take a variety of art courses while pursuing a minor in an area outside of art. Finally, we offer a BS in Art Education, upon completion of which you are certified to teach Art in Tennessee at the K-12 level. 

Art courses provide opportunities to explore creativity, develop skills, learn about the history of art and become more critically engaged in the world. We provide an atmosphere of support and mentorship as students learn to master a variety of art forms, articulate their ideas carefully, and solve complex problems. Ultimately our graduates are well prepared to enter into a competitive yet deeply rewarding profession.

For more information please visit http://www.utcart.com/

Course Selection for Art Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Art 2140 is required during your sophomore year. Do not register for a Historical Understanding subcategory at this time.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Art 2150 is required during your sophomore year. Do not register for a Visual and Performing Arts subcategory at this time. 

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Art Majors
Along with your general education courses, you will be registered for ART 1000: Introduction to Contemporary Art Practices, ART 1010: Visual Students 1, and ART 1050: Drawing 1. You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.


BIOLOGY

Biology involves the study of living organisms, including their structure, function, evolution, distribution, and relationships.  If you want to become a physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, research scientist, field biologist, molecular biologist, middle or high school science teacher, natural resource manager, or are just interested in learning about living organisms, then majoring in Biology would be an ideal choice for you. The Department of Biology, Geology and Environmental Sciences offers three Biology major concentrations: General Biology, Preprofessional, and STEM Education.

Biology can be a challenging subject for many students.  Predictors of success include:

  • 4 years of math in high school
  • A or B in high school biology
  • Math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
  • A strong work ethic
  • A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking
  • Strong writing and organizational skills

Once you have graduated with a biology degree from UTC, you have various choices depending on your interests. Many of our graduates choose to attend graduate school (in biology, biomedicine, and environmental science), medical school, dental school, veterinary school, optometry school, pharmacy school, or to receive physician assistant training.  Others go immediately into a job as a field or laboratory biologist or teacher.  The program in Biology at UTC is designed to prepare students for success in all of these careers.

Course Selection for Biology Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

  • If you wish to prepare for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or other health professions or you wish to do work that may have a biological emphasis, then choose both BIOL 1110 & CHEM 1110.
  • If you do not plan to do any work at the interface of biology or medicine, or if you just feel unprepared to take two laboratory sciences your first semester, then choose only CHEM 1110
  • If you did not take four years of math in high school and/or made less than a 22 on the math section of the ACT, your math preparation may prevent you from being successful in BIOL 1110 or CHEM 1110. If your math skills are weak, you should complete a college level math course before taking BIOL 1110 or CHEM 1110.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.


BUSINESS

College of Business

The College of Business offers programs in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resource Management, Business Analytics , Investments and Marketing.

Choosing your major is often scary and exciting at the same time.  The College of Business provides students with opportunities to explore each of our program areas through course work, advisement, student organizations, or by speaking directly with faculty.  So, whether you are thinking of becoming an accountant, opening your own business or just have a general idea you would like to do something in business, you have plenty of time to find the program that is just right for you!

The key to succeeding as a business major is a strong foundation in fundamental business concepts. This includes topics such as accounting, economics and statistics. To ensure students are well prepared for our program, the College of Business requires all students declaring business as a major to earn a “C” or better in each of the following courses:  ACC 2010, 2020; MGT 1000, 2110, 2120; English 1010/1011, 1020; ECON 1010, 1020.   The College also requires a 2.5 GPA in these nine classes.

Completing your AIQ is an important first step toward entering the College of Business.  While it’s not always apparent how some classes apply to business, serious thought should still be given to each of your responses. After all, your answers will shape your first semester at UTC!

For more information, please visit www.utc.edu/business.

Course Selection for Business Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Accounting & Finance Majors Choose Between:

  • ANTH 1000: Mysteries of the Human Journey
  • ECON 1010: Principles of Economics: Macro
  • ECON 1020: Principles of Economics: Micro
  • POLS 1010: American Government
  • PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

All Other Business Majors Choose Between:

  • ECON 1010: Principles of Economics: Macro
  • ECON 1020: Principles of Economics: Micro
  • PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry offers the molecular perspective upon which much of modern medicine, environmental studies, energy research, biochemistry, material science, and contemporary technology are based. If you want to become a medical doctor, pharmacist, dentist, optometrist, physician assistant, research scientist, science teacher, chemical industry employee, worker in a chemical laboratory, or just want to understand the world around you, then majoring in Chemistry would be an ideal choice for you.

The program in Chemistry at UTC is accredited by the American Chemical Society and designed to prepare students for many different careers. The chemistry curriculum provides programs leading to the BS Chemistry degree, BS Biochemistry degree, or BS Chemistry: STEM Education degree. Students interested in becoming medical doctors, dentists, or pharmacists often choose the BS Biochemistry degree option. For more information about the degree options in Chemistry or for more information about graduate school, preparation for health careers, preparation for applying to medical/dental/pharmacy school, pre-professional advising, or courses, go to the department website: http://www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/

 General Chemistry can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:

  • 4 years of math in high school
  • A or B in high school biology and chemistry
  • Math subscore on the ACT of 22 or above
  • A willingness to read the textbook, work homework problems, and study your class notes, for a total of about nine hours of work per week on the classroom portion of General Chemistry.
  • A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking

 Course Selection for Chemistry Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

  • If you wish to prepare for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or other health professions or you wish to do work that may have a biological emphasis, then choose both BIOL 1110/1110L & CHEM 1110/1110L.
  • If you do not plan to do any work at the interface of biology or medicine, or if you just feel unprepared to take two laboratory sciences your first semester, then choose only CHEM 1110.
  • If you did not take four years of math in high school and/ or made less than a 22 on the math section of the ACT, your math preparation may prevent you from being successful in General Chemistry I (CHEM 1110/1110 L). If your math skills are weak, you should complete a college level math course before taking CHEM 1110/1110L.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

If you wish to prepare for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or other health professions or you wish to do work that may have a biological emphasis, then PSY 1010 and SOC 1510 are suitable choices.

If you do not plan to do any work at the interface of biology or medicine, then choose any course/courses of interested.


COMMUNICATION

The Department of Communication program is one of 109 accredited journalism and mass communication programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as the knowledge and skills required for success in a wide variety of professions.

Majors complete a 21-hour core of seven courses and select electives that allow for focused learning in a specific professional area to complete the 33-hour major. Courses include media writing, persuasive writing, audio and video production, web production, documentary production, publication design, television news production, advanced reporting, feature writing and others.  The internship program provides opportunities for experience in a variety of communication fields.

Graduates work in professional fields such as print and broadcast journalism, magazine production, public relations, advertising, broadcast production, Web development and design, multi-media production and presentation, corporate communications, media relations, television and film industries, and many, many others.

For more information, please visit www.utc.edu/communication

Course Selection for Communication Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Communication Majors
Along with your general education courses, you will be registered for COMM 1010: Introduction to Mass Communication. You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.


COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING

The College of Engineering and Computer Science provides Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Computer Engineering. Computer science and engineering majors take at least a 46-hour sequence of computer science courses and additional courses in an area of concentration. The concentration of study augments the computer science courses and is a specialization in which the student can apply his or her knowledge of computers. Beyond the Computer Engineering program, five Computer Science concentrations are available: Software Systems, Scientific Applications, Information Security and Assurance, Data Science, and STEM Education.

Students entering UTC who intend to major in Computer Science should be enrolled as pre-computer science majors. For admission to the Computer Science program, pre-majors must complete (or place out of) MATH 1720 and CPSC 1100 with minimum grades of C. Only after meeting the course completion requirements or obtaining a written waiver from the Computer Science and Engineering department will students be allowed to change their major to any of the Computer Science concentrations.

The Computer Science and Engineering program offers six concentrations:

Software Systems

Scientific Applications

Computer Engineering

Information Security and Assurance

Data Science

Computer Science: STEM Education (teach 9-12 grades)

For more information, please visit the departmental webpage.

Additional details about this major are also available in the undergraduate catalog and on the ClearPath for Advising.

Course Selection for Computer Science and Engineering Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.  Computer Engineering majors are required to take Chemistry 1110/1110L and Physics 2310/2310L to satisfy their Natural Science general education. 

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: CPSC 3610 will be required in a future semester.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you. Software Systems requires one course to be ECON 1020. Information Security requires one course to be CRMJ 1100.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Most jobs in criminal justice require working with victims and/or offenders who may be very different from you and come from very diverse backgrounds. You should enjoy working with people and be able to work with people who come from a variety of different backgrounds.

Related to a major in Criminal Justice:

  • Laws are creation, definition, and enforcement – Are you interested in understanding how the criminal justice system works to respond to victims and offenders? Can you think abstractly about concepts such as criminality and victimization? This major challenges students to think about crime from a very broad perspective including topics like corporate misconduct, interpersonal violence, and street crime. It does not teach you how to “be” a cop, for example, though it will expose you to a variety of issues associated with policing and the police profession. The same is true for corrections and victim related jobs.
  • Are you interested in taking a foreign language? – People who can speak Spanish with any degree of proficiency are in high demand in the criminal justice field. However, the major does not require a foreign language.

When not to major in Criminal Justice:

  • Law School – The major is not designed as a pre-law program. The criminal justice program has a master’s degree and our undergraduate program prepares you to do advanced graduate level work if you decide you are interested as your education progresses.
  • Forensics (crime investigation similar to those shown on CSI programs) – Most criminal justice programs, including ours, do not have a forensics component. These jobs are somewhat limited and often require a chemistry background

Course Selection for Criminal Justice Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22. 

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: CPSC 3610 will be required in a future semester.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Criminal Justice Majors

Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for one, if not two of the following courses:

  • CRMJ 1100: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRMJ 1000: Introduction to Criminology
  • LAS 1700: Introduction to Criminal Law

 You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.


DIETETICS

Congratulations, you have selected an exciting and dynamic education program and a career with unlimited potential.  Dietetics is a vibrant field of study with professionals working in acute and long term care health facilities, wellness programs, food corporations, private practice, public health, school food systems, community-based Nutrition programs, and hospitality venues.  Your education program is rigorous with a strong focus on the natural and biological sciences, nutrition and food science.  However, there is also a commitment to application with several courses having a practicum component.  You are encouraged to take an active role in the student organization and professional organizations to maximize your university experience.  Additionally, we encourage you to interact with the Dietetics faculty as advisors and mentors in your academic career. 

The Dietetics Program at UTC is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).  This is the first step in a 3-part process in the journey to become a Registered Dietitian (RD).  The second step involves applying to and getting accepted into an accredited internship program where you will complete 1200 supervised practice hours in various facilities.  The last step is to pass the RD exam when you will officially become a Registered Dietitian. 

The Dietetics program at UTC is a two-fold method, where you will first choose Pre-Dietetics as your major.  After successfully completing specific minimum course requirements and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, you will apply to the Dietetics Program.  Once accepted, you will continue to take the required courses for your BS degree in Dietetics.  For more information see: www.utc.edu/hhp

Course Selection for Dietetics Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

You will be registered for Chemistry if you have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thought, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Psychology 1010 and Sociology 1510 are required.

Additional Courses for Dietetics Majors:
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for NUTR 1450.


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.

Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components. These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Exceptional Learning K-12.

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership.

 

Course Selection for Early Childhood Education Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in. 

 

Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.

Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components. These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Exceptional Learning K-12.

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership.

 

Course Selection for Early Childhood Education Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

  • PreK-3 Education Majors must select from POLS 1010: American Government, PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology, PSY 2410: Psychology of Individual Differences, SOCW 2100: Family Experience: Ethnicity, Race, Class and Gender, or SOC 2150: Sociology of the family.
  • Child and Family Studies majors can select from all social sciences on the AIQ. 

ECONOMICS

What is Economics?

Economics is structured ways of thinking that helps explain why people, firms and markets behave the way they do.  The scope of economics is extremely broad, ranging from issues that affect the whole economy to issues such as human welfare and equality.  Students learn to think critically by examining important societal and practical business issues.  The economics curriculum helps develop analytical skills by integrating graphical modeling and problem solving into its course work.

Why study Economics?

Economics teaches skills and problem-solving techniques that employers value.

Economics is excellent preparation for many business careers and for graduate schools in business, law, public policy, and of course economics.

Economics is centered on a framework of rational choice and market interactions that has practical applications in personal, professional, and policy settings.

Unlike more technical degrees, economics prepares students for positions requiring a broad, general knowledge of the business environment, making economic majors well-suited to achieve upper-level management positions.

Combined with a non-business discipline, an economics minor enhances employment opportunities by providing a unique set of analytical tools that can be applied to the business world, social science analysis, or engineering applications.

 For more information, please visit www.utc.edu/economics.

Course Selection for Economics Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher. 

 

What is Economics?

Economics is structured ways of thinking that helps explain why people, firms and markets behave the way they do.  The scope of economics is extremely broad, ranging from issues that affect the whole economy to issues such as human welfare and equality.  Students learn to think critically by examining important societal and practical business issues.  The economics curriculum helps develop analytical skills by integrating graphical modeling and problem solving into its course work.

Why study Economics?

Economics teaches skills and problem-solving techniques that employers value.

Economics is excellent preparation for many business careers and for graduate schools in business, law, public policy, and of course economics.

Economics is centered on a framework of rational choice and market interactions that has practical applications in personal, professional, and policy settings.

Unlike more technical degrees, economics prepares students for positions requiring a broad, general knowledge of the business environment, making economic majors well-suited to achieve upper-level management positions.

Combined with a non-business discipline, an economics minor enhances employment opportunities by providing a unique set of analytical tools that can be applied to the business world, social science analysis, or engineering applications.

 

For more information, please visit www.utc.edu/economics.

Course Selection for Economics Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you that are not Economics courses.


ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Engineering Technology Management (ETM) is an interdisciplinary form of management and engineering involving the application of engineering principles to business practice.

Engineering management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineers and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of managers to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion such as product development, project management, etc., in manufacturing and service organizations.

For more information please visit:

www.utc.edu/college-engineering-computer-science/departments/engineering-management-and-technology/

There are two programs of study offered:

  • Engineering Technology Management: Engineering Management, B.S.
  • Engineering Technology Management: Construction Management, B.S.

Course Selection for Engineering Technology Management Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any courses you are interested in. Many Natural Science courses require a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22 or completion of College Algebra or higher. Construction Management majors are required to take Geology 1160 or Chemistry 1110/1110L and Physics 1030/1030L to satisfy their Natural Science general education.  Engineering Management majors are required to take Physics 1030/1030L to satisfy one set of their Natural Science general education.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

You will be required to complete Economics 1010 and 1020 to satisfy your Behavioral and Social Sciences general education. 


ENGINEERING

The strengths of UTC's four-year Engineering programs are the emphasis on breadth, interdisciplinary interaction, design, and depth. The programs build on the general education and graduation requirements of the University. Every student completes a structured set of courses that form a foundation in written and oral communication, mathematics, chemistry, physics, and engineering fundamentals. Special emphasis is placed on learning the basic tools and techniques of engineering. Interdisciplinary interaction is introduced and emphasized through interdisciplinary design projects, team experience, and laboratory exercise.

Engineering can be a challenging subject for many students. Predictors of success include:

  1. 4 years of math in high school
  2. A's and B's in high school science courses
  3. A math sub-score on the ACT of 22 or above
  4. A strong work ethic
  5. A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking

The Engineering Department offers eight programs of study:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering: STEM (for teaching 9-12 grade)

Course Selection for Engineering Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Engineering majors are required to take Chemistry 1110/1110L and Physics 2310/2310L to satisfy their Natural Science general education.  You will be eligible for Chemistry your first semester provided you have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Engineering Majors:
If you are at the appropriate Math level (ready for MATH 1950: Calculus I), along with your general education courses you will be registered for additional Engineering courses (Engineering 1030/1030L and Engineering 1011).

You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.


ENGLISH

Being an English major at UTC means that students have an opportunity to work with outstanding faculty who are specialists in their areas of research and teaching. The English Department teaches students both to read and write maturely and correctly on the literal level and also to interpret and use figurative language. In the classroom, that role is carried out through studies in composition; language, rhetoric and writing, literature, criticism; and creative writing.

Every aspect of the English Department’s program attempts to communicate a sense of wonder and excitement about our written culture and to engage the student’s imagination. We make students aware that whenever they read or write, complex and sometimes contradictory elements factual, emotive, logical must be apprehended, held in balance, and accorded appropriate weight. We want them to be able to identify and order intricate responses to arrive at a sound understanding of a written text or to produce clear and forceful writing of their own.

What students learn in the English Department adds to their inventory of competencies and enriches their experience of life. We recognize that the ability to understand and produce good writing is an invaluable mental resource.

The English Department currently offers three different plans for you to follow:

  • English and American Language and Literature, B.A.
  • English and American Language and Literature: Creative Writing, B.A.
  • English and American Language and Literature: Rhetoric and Professional Writing B.A

Course Selection for English Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22. 

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for English Majors
If you will have already received credit for ENGL 1010 and ENGL 1020, along with your general education courses, you will possibly be registered for either ENGL 2010: Introduction to Literary Analysis or ENGL 2050: Introduction to Rhetorical Analysis.

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ. 


ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Environmental Science involves the interdisciplinary study of relationships between living organisms, including humans, and the environment.  If you want to become a research scientist, environmental scientist, environmental lawyer, water quality specialist, environmental manager, natural resource manager, regulatory specialist, environmental policy analyst, non-governmental organization manager, geographic information system specialist, middle or high school science teacher, sustainability specialist, or are just interested in learning about environmental issues, then majoring in Environmental Science would be an ideal choice for you.

Environmental Science can be a challenging subject for many students.  Predictors of success include:

1.            4 years of math in high school

2.            An A or B in high school biology or environmental science

3.            A  Math sub score on the ACT of 22 or above

4.            A strong work ethic

5.            A high school curriculum that encouraged studying and critical thinking

6.            Strong writing and organizational skills

Once you have graduated with an Environmental Science degree from UTC, you have various choices depending on your interests. Many of our graduates choose to attend graduate school in environmental science, biology, environmental law and policy, land use planning, or natural resource and environmental management.  Others go immediately into a job as wildlife biologists, middle and high school science teachers, natural resource managers, environmental consultants, geographic information specialists, non-profit scientists and managers, and environmental technicians.  The program in Environmental Science at UTC is designed to prepare students for success in all of these careers.

Environmental Science (ESC) offers six programs for you to choose from:

  • BS ESC: Biodiversity
  • BS ESC: Earth, Atmosphere , and Geological Resources
  • BS ESC: Engineering Science
  • BS ESC: Environmental Health
  • BS ESC: Environmental Policy and Planning
  • BS ESC: Geographic and Cartographic

Course Selection for Environmental Science Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

As an Environmental Science major, you will take the Environmental Science core curriculum that begins with ESC 1500 and ESC 1500L: Introduction to Environmental Science I with lab. Please choose ESC 1500 in the AIQ.

If your intended Environmental Science concentration is Biology, Chemistry, or Geology, then choose BIOL 1110, CHEM 1110 or GEOL 1110 based on the concentration.

If you did not take four years of math in high school and/or made less than a 22 on the math section of the ACT, your math preparation may prevent you from being successful in science. If your math skills are weak, you should complete a Math course before taking science, and you should not choose a Natural Science course.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Environmental Science Major:

You may be enrolled in courses in addition to your General Education courses. Additional courses will vary depending on chosen Environmental Science concentration. 

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

 

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING K-12

Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation.  As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.

Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components.  These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Exceptional Learning K-12.

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership. 

Course Selection for Exceptional Learning K-12 Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose one of the following: HIST 1010: World Civilization I, HIST 1020: World Civilization II or HIST 1030: World Civilization III.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose one of the following: MUS 1110: Introduction to Music or THSP 1110: Introduction to Theatre. 

Non-Western Culture:

Choose one of the following: HIST 1010:World Civilization I, HIST 1020: World Civilization II or HIST 1030: World Civilization III. 

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

POLS 1010: American Government and PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology are required.

 

EXERCISE SCIENCE

As a future professional enrolled in Health and Human Performance (HHP) you will promote active living and empower others to make healthy choices.  Our faculty and staff will work collaboratively with you to ensure that you are prepared to engage the community and enhance our health-related quality of life.  The curriculum includes a combination of lectures, experiential learning, and university/community service to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of the profession.

Exercise Science prepares students for a variety of fitness and wellness positions in personal training and in community, corporate, and clinical settings. In addition, many students pursue direct entry into exercise science graduate programs.

The program is comprised of a common core curriculum in HHP with directed elective options that can lead to certification with leading fitness organizations, including the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Also, students can pursue an internship at the completion of their coursework, which is an outstanding opportunity to gain work experience in a relevant setting.

Graduates of this program are employed in a variety of positions related to the fitness and physical activity fields.

•           Corporate fitness

•           Personal training

•           Nutrition coaches

•           Employee wellness

•           Fitness center management

Students interested in pre-professional programs will complete a rigorous scientific background complimented by courses in nutrition and behavioral science. The primary focus is on disease recognition and prevention, and the unique role exercise plays in both. These students often end up on the following careers:

•           Graduate exercise science

•           Physical therapy school

•           Graduate athletic training

•           Cardiac rehabilitation

For more information visit: www.utc.edu/hhp

Course Selection for Exercise Science Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Exercise Science requires Biology 1110 & Chemistry 1110. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thought, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for EXERCISE SCIENCE Majors:
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for HHP 1015: Introduction to Health and Human Performance Professions.

 

EXPLORATORY TRACK

WHAT’S your major? It’s the defining question for college students – and the cliché’ that’s launched a thousand friendships and romances. It’s also a question that has become harder for students to answer. Many students enter college undecided about their major. Many students who enter college as undecided students worry about being undecided. Some students may be unwilling, unable, or unready to make a choice of an area of study at the point when they enter college. Others may declare a major early on, only to discover different options as they encounter new courses and experiences.

There’s no substitute for the power of discovery. Here’s a secret. Loads of brilliant students don’t know what they want to major in. And that’s ok. So you’re not sure of your major, you are not alone! 25-50 percent of students entering college are unsure of their major, and about 75 percent of college students will change their major at least once and others two or three times.

As an undecided student, your exploration into your course selection will be an easy and exciting one. Decide on classes based on your strengths, interest and skills. You’ll have plenty of time throughout your first year to explore individualized academic and career planning to ensure a smooth transition into your major.

Take your time and ask yourself. What are my passions, my dreams, my talents and my interest? Review the following six (6) different exploratory options offered here at UTC. After reviewing the following tracks decide the best direction for YOU! Making a thoughtful selection here will help as we place you in General Education courses for your first semester.

“Exploratory” is the new undecided. Let’s spend this semester “exploring” the many options available at UTC. Your careful selection of General Education courses will give you an “active role” in your academic choices. We are eager to help you EXPLORE, DISCOVER & DECLARE your major!

Below are the six (6) Exploratory Tracks here at UTC. Carefully look through them all to see where you best fit. If you are strongly leaning towards a particular major, please fill out the AIQ for that major.

 

The Exploratory Behavioral & Social Sciences track is for students who are interested in majors related to behavioral and social science professions but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.

Associated Behavioral & Social Science majors include the following: Anthropology, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Economics, Social Work, Legal Assistant Studies, and Sociology.

 

The Exploratory Business track is for students who are interested in majors related to business professions but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.

Associated Business majors include the following: Accounting, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Analytics, Finance                                                            Investments, General Management, and Marketing.

 

The Exploratory Education track is for students who are interested in majors related to education professions but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.

Associated Education majors include the following: Family and Child Studies, Middle Grades Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Exceptional Learning.

 

The Exploratory Health & Life Sciences track is for students who are interested in majors related to health and life science professions but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.

Associated Health & Life Science majors include the following: Biology, Nursing, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Health & Exercise Science Pedagogy K-12, Sports and Leisure Services Administration. 

 

The Exploratory Liberal Arts, Humanities, and Interior Architecture track is for students who are interested in majors related to these disciplines but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.  Students interested in this track should be aware the majors under this track are required to take four semester of foreign language.  

Associated Liberal Arts, Humanities, & Interior Design majors include the following: Art, Interior Design, Communication, International Studies, English, Music, Foreign Language, Philosophy, History, Religion, Humanities, and Theatre. 

 

The Exploratory Math, Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Computer Science Design track is for students who are interested in majors related to these disciplines but not quite ready to declare. As an Exploratory student, you will mainly take classes towards satisfying the General Education requirements while exploring potential majors.  Please note, that while courses are listed under General Education, many majors require certain courses from the General Education options.

Associated Math, Physical Sciences, Engineering, & Computer Science majors include the following: Chemistry, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, Technology Management, and Physics.  

 

COURSE SELECTION FOR EXPLORATORY MAJORS
When you get to the course selection portion (AIQ) of the orientation application please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

What to choose in each course selection category

Rhetoric and Writing:  You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score.  If you have AP Language or Dual Enrollment credit for English 1010 and/or English 1020 please make sure you have indicated the course you have taken in the AP/Dual Enrollment section of the AIQ. 

Mathematics:You will be registered for a Math course based your highest Math ACT sub-score. Math placement is also decided based on our expected exploratory major track (i.e. if you are interested in the Liberal Arts or Behavioral Science you could be placed in Math 1010, but if your interest is directed to the Health Sciences, Engineering, or Business, then Math 1130 may be the best choice for you).

Natural Sciences:Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22. Some natural science courses have associated lab sections and these courses will be 4-credit hours (i.e. Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science). Others will only be 3-credit hours (i.e. Oceanography or Science and Society).

Fine Arts & Humanities:

Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western CultureChoose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social SciencesChoose any course/courses that interest you.

*In the additional comments section of the AIQ, please list majors/areas/careers that interest you. This information will determine certain courses that you are registered for. Please be as detailed as possible (ex. Political Science. I want to be a lawyer).

 

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

The mission of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures is to teach the languages and cultures of a variety of peoples.

In the Modern Languages, the faculty assists students in achieving proficiency appropriate to their level of study in each of the basic skills of living in a language: speaking, writing, listening comprehension and reading proficiency.

In the Classical Languages, the faculty assists students in achieving sufficient mastery of reading, writing, and translation skills so they can profitably approach texts that are fundamental to an in-depth understanding of Greek and Roman cultures, the basis of what is known as Western Civilization.

Through the study of a foreign language, the faculty endeavors to make students aware of the relationship between language and culture. The faculty also encourages students to engage in study abroad programs. This allows them to experience first-hand the language and culture they are studying.

In addition to being engaged in many scholarly and professional development activities, faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures participate in the life of the institution through work in a variety of committees and task forces. They provide their professional skills in community service projects, consultation for local schools, the courts, the criminal justice system, regional health providers, local and regional businesses, and other government and private entities.

Course Selection for Foreign Language Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Foreign Language Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for a language course based on placement results. All students should take the placement test to ensure enrollment into the appropriate level of course. More information on placement can be found online.

 

GEOLOGY

Geoscientists study the physical aspects of the Earth, such as its composition, structure, and processes, to learn about its past, present, and future. The interaction of surface rocks with water, soil and organisms is a study of environmental geoscientists and hydrologists alike. Through research based on field examination and laboratory work, geoscientists find new relationships that contribute to the understanding of the natural environment. Geoscientists with first or subsequent degrees work in numerous private and public agencies and education facilities and contribute to the betterment of society.

The geology program at UTC is designed to help the student develop a career in one of several opportunities described above. A faculty with diverse areas of interest offer courses that provide a well-rounded undergraduate degree in classical geology or geology with an emphasis in environmental geology. All our graduates will have experiences of examining rocks in the field, collecting data in the field and in the laboratory by using instruments at our department or in other facilities, and will learn the common methods used for interpreting geological data. Also, the department offers field courses, which culminate in a ten-day field study of geology in the US desert southwest or at Costa Rica in alternate years. Two scholarships managed by the department are offered to deserving and qualified major.  Our graduates enter the work force after a first degree or go to graduate schools. Some students participate in undergraduate research and present their work at the geological society meetings. 

The Geology program offers three concentrations for you to choose from: Geology, Environmental Geology, Geology: STEM (certification for High School Teaching).

For more information about the Geology Program visit our website at:  http://www.utc.edu/Academic/geology/ 

 

Course Selection for Geology Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

GEOL 1110 is required.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

 

DIETETICS

Congratulations, you have selected an exciting and dynamic education program and a career with unlimited potential. Dietetics is a vibrant field of study with professionals working in acute and long term care health facilities, wellness programs, food corporations, private practice, public health, school food systems, community-based Nutrition programs, and hospitality venues. Your education program is rigorous with a strong focus on the natural and biological sciences, nutrition and food science. However, there is also a commitment to application with several courses having a practicum component. You are encouraged to take an active role in the student organization and professional organizations to maximize your university experience. Additionally, we encourage you to interact with the Dietetics faculty as advisors and mentors in your academic career.

The Didactic Program at UTC is currently granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). This is the first step in a 3-part process in the journey to become a Registered Dietitian (RD). The second step involves applying to and getting accepted into an accredited internship program where you will complete 1200 supervised practice hours in various facilities. The last step is to pass the RD exam when you will officially become a Registered Dietitian.

The Dietetics program at UTC is a two-fold method, where you will first choose Pre-Dietetics as your major. After successfully completing specific minimum course requirements and maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA, you will apply to the Dietetics Program. Once accepted, you will continue to take the required courses for your BS degree in Dietetics.

COURSE SELECTION FOR NUTRITION MAJORS
When you get to the course selection portion (AIQ) of the orientation application please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

What to choose in each course selection category

Rhetoric and Writing:You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score. If you have AP Language or Dual Enrollment credit for English 1010 and/or English 1020 please make sure you have indicated the course you have taken in the AP/Dual Enrollment section of the AIQ.

Mathematics:You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:You will be registered forChemistry if you have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western CultureChoose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social SciencesPsychology 1010 and Sociology 1510 are required.

Additional Courses for Nutrition Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for NUTR 1350 if you have a Math ACT sub-score of 22 or higher. You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

HHP Health and Physical Education K-12

As a future professional enrolled in Health and Human Performance (HHP) you will promote active living and empower others to make healthy choices. Our faculty and staff will work collaboratively with you to ensure that you are prepared to engage the community and enhance our health-related quality of life. The curriculum includes a combination of lectures, experiential learning, and university/community service to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of the profession.

This career program prepares students who desire teacher licensure and endorsement in physical education and health instruction (K-12). Since graduates of this program can be certified to coach, a partial segment of the concentration is devoted to content and laboratory courses designed to ensure necessary skills for both teaching and coaching.

Graduates of this concentration often look to secure full-time positions as K-12 physical education or health teachers, while some seek entry directly into graduate studies.

Students pursuing this degree concentration will also need to seek admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP), administered through the School of Education (http://www.utc.edu/Academic/SchoolOfEducation/TEPCHECKpoints.php).

Along with TEP admission standards HHP students will be expected to maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in professional health and human performance course work and successfully interview with the TEP/HHP committee. Students enrolled within any teacher licensure concentration are expected to maintain and demonstrate standards of ethics reasonably attributed to an educator who holds professional teacher certification. Additionally, students who plan to teach outside the state of Tennessee are strongly urged to check the certification requirements of the state with the appropriate state department of education before the end of their sophomore year in order to plan an appropriate academic program.

COURSE SELECTION FOR HHP Health and Physical Education K-12 MAJORS
When you get to the course selection portion (AIQ) of the orientation application please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

What to choose in each course selection category

Rhetoric and Writing: You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score. If you have AP Language or Dual Enrollment credit for English 1010 and/or English 1020 please make sure you have indicated the course you have taken in the AP/Dual Enrollment section of the AIQ.

Mathematics: You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences: You will be registered for Chemistry if you have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences: Psychology 1010 and Sociology 1510 are required.

Additional Courses for Pedagogy K-12 Majors
Along with your general education courses you may be registered for HHP 2010: Introduction to Health and Human Performance and/or HHP 0021: Concepts and Application in Wellness/Physical Education. You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.

 

SPORTS AND LEISURE SERVICE ADMINISTRATION (SLSA)

As a future professional in Health and Human Performance (HHP) you will promote active living and empower others to make healthy choices. Our faculty and staff will work collaboratively with you to ensure that you are prepared to engage the community and enhance our health-related quality of life. The curriculum includes a combination of lectures, experiential learning, and university/community service to provide both theoretical and practical knowledge of the profession.

The professional disciplines that comprise Sport and Leisure Service Administration (SLSA) prepare students for management and leadership positions in many commercial and non-profit settings. We recognize the complex relationship between sport and society, and allow students to select an emphasis in Sport Administration, Leisure Services, or Outdoor Recreation. A common core of courses in HHP and Business serve as the foundation, upon which each specialization can build.

Sport Administration:

Students studying sport administration will gain insight and experience into the sports and recreation profession on and off UTC’s campus. These students enjoy the culture of sports, recreation, and fitness and often end up on the following careers: K-12 or college athletic directors, K-12 or college coaches, Personal trainers, Community recreation directors, Facility managers, Special event coordinators, and Camp directors.

Leisure Services Administration:

“Leisure” is the traditional definition for all activities outside of work and school. Students entering this specialization are “generalists” who will find careers helping others make positive use of non-work time. These careers may be found in: Community recreation centers, Commercial tourism, Museums and cultural centers (e.g. Children’s museum), After-school programs, and Co-curricular programs in K-12 and colleges.

Outdoor Recreation:

Students in the outdoor recreation program are passionate about the outdoors and want others to recognize the benefits of connecting with the natural environment. There is perhaps no better place to experience the outdoors than in Outside Magazine’s #1 outdoor city in America: Chattanooga, TN. An outdoor recreation degree may lead to careers in: Camp management, Adventure tourism (e.g. Outdoor Chattanooga), Outdoor leadership, Wilderness therapy, Facility management, K-12 and college outdoor programs, and Parks management (e.g. Park ranger).

COURSE SELECTION FOR SPORT & LEISURE MAJORS
When you get to the course selection portion (AIQ) of the orientation application please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

What to choose in each course selection category

Rhetoric and Writing: You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score. If you have AP Language or Dual Enrollment credit for English 1010 and/or English 1020 please make sure you have indicated the course you have taken in the AP/Dual Enrollment section of the AIQ.

Mathematics: You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences: Choose any course/courses you are interested in.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences: Economics 1020 is required. Please choose any additional course/courses you are interested in.

Additional Courses for Sport & Leisure Majors
Along with your general education courses you will automatically be registered for HHP 2015: Introduction to Health and Human Performance Professions. You may also be registered for HHP 0021: Concepts and Applications to Wellness/Physical Education. You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

HISTORY

The History Major at UTC prepares students for careers in education, museums, archives, publishing, historic preservation, law, business, government, and medicine, as well as for graduate school. Since the field of history is vast and its methods numerous, students at UTC take a broad array of courses in World, American, European, and non-Western history. Students are challenged to critically engage with written, oral, and visual sources from the past as well as with diverging interpretations by historians. Studying history is more than just learning facts. As a core discipline of the liberal arts, the history major teaches analytical thinking, critical reading, expository writing, and effective communication skills, transferable skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.

Students intending to pursue a major or minor in history should enjoy reading, writing, and challenging discussions. They need to be prepared to work hard in order to reap the benefits of an exciting course of study.

Welcome to UTC! Get involved: join the History Club, study abroad, apply for an internship.

For more information please visit: www.utc.edu/history

COURSE SELECTION FOR HISTORY MAJORS
When you get to the course selection portion (AIQ) of the orientation application please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

What to choose in each course selection category

Rhetoric and Writing:You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course (English) based on your ACT English sub-score and Directed Self Placement score. If you have AP Language or Dual Enrollment credit for English 1010 and/or English 1020 please make sure you have indicated the course you have taken in the AP/Dual Enrollment section of the AIQ.

Mathematics:You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences: Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for History Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for one of the following:

  • HIST 1010: World History from Origins to 1000
  • HIST 1020: World History from 1000 to 1800
  • HIST 1030: World History from 1800 to Present

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

HUMANITIES

The humanities traditionally encompass those disciplines which pierce to the core of the human condition: philosophy, music, art, language and literature, religion, ethics, jurisprudence, and history. But the field of study for the humanities is becoming increasingly wider as the definitions of what constitutes and shapes “culture” broaden; some branches of the social sciences for instance, such as anthropology, political science, psychology, or archaeology, may also inform how the human person and the culture to which he or she belongs is to be understood.

Course Selection for Humanities Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

 

 

INTEGRATED STUDIES

The BIS degree helps UTC to further meet the educational needs of our diverse community by allowing students to build a personalized program of study focused on a theme that integrates two or more disciplines. The degree program attracts individuals who have previously earned credit hours and wish to complete a degree as well as individuals whose educational goals are not met by traditional degree offerings.

Essential Elements of a BIS curricular plan include (1) integrated, interdisciplinary program of study focused on a theme and related disciplines, tailored to specific student goals, (2) two or more disciplines, and (3) a capstone experience portfolio, which includes reflective essays and self-assessment demonstrating integration of the multiple disciplines.

You can read more about the major at http://www.utc.edu/BIS. Please follow the link on the Integrated Studies homepage to “Click to get started today” to view a video about the program. Freshmen who choose this major will be advised by the Center for Advisement.

Please be sure to list your areas of interest in the comment section of the AIQ as this will help determine which classes you are registered to take in the fall.

Course Selection for Integrated Studies Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Integrated Studies Majors
Along with your general education courses you will possibly be registered for one or more classes toward your interests.

You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.

 

 

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Welcome to The Department of Interior Design 

A degree in Interior Architecture prepares students to become professional interior designers. A professional interior designer enhances the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving quality of life, increasing productivity and protecting the health, safety & welfare of the user. 

This requires having a(n):

  • Global perspective and knowledge of sustainability.
  • Understanding of human behavior and psychology.
  • Knowledge of codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of interior construction, building systems and materials.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate.
  • Understanding of business practices and ethics.

Course Selection for Interior Architecture Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: INTD 1200 recommended for this category.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose one from the following: ART 1110- Introduction to Art, ART 2140- The History of Western Art from Prehistoric to medieval, ART 2150- The History of Western Art from the Renaissance to the Present.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Interior Architecture Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for INTD 1000: Design Fundamentals and either IARC 1050: Volume, Space, Form or INTD 1100: Architectural Drafting. Due to rigor level, it is advised to enroll in only 12 credit hours when taking INTD 1000 and INTD 1100 together.

You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.

 

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT STUDIES

Legal Assistants aid attorneys in the delivery of legal services. Through formal education, training, and experience, legal assistants have knowledge and expertise regarding the legal system and knowledge of substantive and procedural law which qualify them to work under the supervision of an attorney. Duties include: conducting client interviews, locating and interviewing witnesses, conducting investigations, conducting legal research, drafting legal documents, summarizing depositions, and attending depositions, real estate closings, administrative hearings, and trials.

The Bachelor of Science degree at UTC prepares individuals for employment in law-related occupations in one of the fastest growing professions in the country. This major is also a pre-law program and many of its graduates choose to attend law school.

This major is a good fit for you if you are interested in the legal system, the roles of attorneys, paralegals, judges and law clerks in the justice system and its various viewpoints. This degree enables you to work in the legal field in many different jobs, including, but not limited to, law school.

Course Selection for Legal Assistant Studies Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Legal Assistant Studies Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for LAS 1010: Law and the Legal Assistant.

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

 

MATH

The BS Mathematics degree at UTC has three concentrations: Actuarial Science, General Mathematics, and STEM Education. The core courses in each concentration are essentially the same, with the differences provided through a type of minor.

The Actuarial concentration requires coursework in Economics, Finance, and Mathematics which will prepare students who wish to become actuaries, primarily in the insurance field.

The STEM Education concentration prepares future high school teachers through a selection of modern educational theory and training courses, including field experiences. The director of the STEM Education program is a member of the School of Education, and you should contact that person as well as Mathematics (e.g. the Department Head) to prepare for your initial coursework.

The General concentration provides students the opportunity to choose their own minor in the field of their choice. Some popular choices are physical sciences like Physics or Chemistry, Computer Science, and Business Administration.

For more information please visit: www.utc.edu/math

Course Selection for Math Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you. Exception: STEM 3010 is required for Math: STEM Education majors.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you. Exception: PSY 1010 is required for Math: STEM Education majors.

 

 

MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION

Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation.  As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.

Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components.  These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Exceptional Learning K-12.

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership.

Course Selection for Middle Grades Education Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

GEOG 1030- World Geography is required.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Economics 1020: Principles of Microeconomics and Political Science 1010: American Government are required.

 

MUSIC

Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the Department of Music as a major. Students intending to major in Music must complete a live audition for the Music faculty and pass a Music Theory Placement Exam in order to be admitted into the Music program. The audition determines the student’s readiness for college-level instrument or voice instruction. Students must pass the Theory Placement Exam with a score of 80% in order to enroll in Theory I and Ear Training I. If you still need to audition and take the Theory Placement Exam, you may do this on the Friday before the first day of classes of the fall semester. Information is available on the Music Department web site (www.utc.edu/music).

Course Selection for Music Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose  Music 1110: Introduction to Music. 

Non-Western Culture:

Music 3110: Musics of the World will be required during a future semester. 

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

 

NURSING

Please note that meeting the minimum criteria for admission into the School of Nursing does not guarantee admission into the School of Nursing.  Enrollment in the nursing major is limited and the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of students that can be admitted.   You will have an opportunity to apply to the School of Nursing your sophomore year.

For more information please visit www.utc.edu/nursing

Course Selection for Nursing Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose CHEM 1110. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

PSY 1010; plus one additional course within this category.

Additional Courses for Nursing Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (if you have a Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher) or PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology.

 


PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a variety of courses in ethics, the history of philosophy, philosophical developments in the United States and Europe, religions of Asia and the West, and the history of the development of religious thought and practice.  Majors in our department choose one of three concentrations or tracks of study: (1) philosophy, (2) religious studies, or (3) a combination of philosophy and religion.  Our introductory courses require no previous training or course work in philosophy or religious studies, and are designed to help students at any level of experience to prepare themselves for more advanced work in both areas.  Our Senior Educational Experience is unique among academic departments at UTC, and provides our majors with the opportunity to complete a capstone project before they begin their post-graduate careers.  Our students engage in a complete intellectual life, including participation in our series of lectures from visiting scholars and the invitation to join our Philosophy Club, a campus organization that sponsors many extra-curricular activities

Course Selection for Philosophy & Religion Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Philosophy & Religion Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for major related course(s) based on you selected major. Students with a major in Philosophy would be registered for PHIL 2010: Introduction to Philosophy. Students with a major in Religious Students would be registered for REL1030: Introduction to the Study of Religion or REL 1100: Introduction to Western Religions. Those students who are majoring in a combined Philosophy and Religion concentration will be registered for one, if not two of the previously mentioned courses.

 

 

PHYSICS

A faculty of diverse interest areas offers courses that provide a well-rounded undergraduate degree in physics. All students take classical core courses, modern physics courses, data collection and analysis laboratory courses, and when possible research courses. Our observatory augments courses in Astronomy. Interested students may perform collaborative research with faculty and use equipment at our laboratories, at national laboratories such as at Oak Ridge and at Huntsville, and at other universities. Six separate scholarships managed by the department are offered to deserving and qualified majors.  Often our undergraduate program is a steppingstone for students who pursue graduate studies to become research scientists. Some students use their undergraduate physics degree to pursue allied programs in biophysics, biochemistry, engineering, or computer science. Another option is preparation for high school teaching through a Physics:STEM degree.

The Physics program offers three possible degree options: Physics, Biophysics, or Physics: STEM (Certification for High School Teaching)

 For more information about the Physics Program visit our website at: http://www.utc.edu/chemistry-physics/

 Course Selection for Physics Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

  • PHYS 2300/2300L: Principles of Physics – Mechanics and Heat (requires a Math ACT subscore of 28 or higher or additional math preparation prior to taking)
  • CHEM 1110/1110L: General Chemistry I (to take your first semester, you must have a Math ACT subscore of 22 or higher)

 Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

 Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

 

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

The Department's mission is to provide UTC undergraduates and graduate students with high quality instruction in the fields of Political Science, Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.

The Department offers five concentrations.  These concentrations include:  American Studies; International and Comparative Studies; Legal Studies; Public Policy; and Public Administration and Nonprofit Management.

The program is designed to achieve balance between theory and practice.  Students will acquire a better understanding of politics, will be able to analyze and evaluate policy issues and become familiar with various theoretical approaches in the social sciences.  Students will also become familiar with concepts and techniques relative to the management of public and nonprofit organizations.

The Political Science Department offers five programs of study for you to follow:

  • Political Science: American Studies, B.S.
  • Political Science: International & Comparative Studies, B.S.
  • Political Science: Legal Studies, B.S.
  • Political Science: Public Administration & Nonprofit Management, B.S.
  • Political Science: Public Policy & Administration, B.S.

Course Selection for Political Science Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Legal Studies requires Econ 1010 or 1020, plus one other course that interests you.  Other concentrations may choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Political Science Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for POLS 1010: American Government.

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

 

PSYCHOLOGY

Faculty members in the UTC Psychology Department are dedicated teachers who make the educational development of students their top priority. They have created a curriculum that not only helps students to master essential competencies in psychology, but also encourages them to be enthusiastic about learning and to maintain a life-long commitment to personal growth.

At the undergraduate level, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree gives students a sophisticated grounding in the processes and discoveries of the scientific method as it is used in contemporary Psychology. The attractiveness of these degree programs is apparent in the fact that Psychology is among the most popular majors on campus.  Many of graduates move directly into business or public service.  These graduates have the enhanced opportunities for success that are associated with a strong liberal arts education.  Other majors graduate with a B.S. degree and enter graduate programs in psychology.  They pursue careers in applied psychological areas like Industrial/Organizational, Clinical, and School Psychology or in basic scientific areas like Social, Developmental, and Personality Psychology.  

Course Selection for Psychology Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you and is not a Psychology course.

Additional Courses for Psychology Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology.

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Teaching is one of the most important professions you can choose. An education major has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the next generation.  As a future teacher, you may find that you are drawn to working with young children as they learn to read, you may find your calling as a middle grades teacher, or you might decide that you are eager to prepare young people for their futures after high school. In each case, your impact can pave the way for the young people with whom you work.

Education majors at UTC have a number of classes that include field components.  These experiences are intended to help candidates identify the grade levels and/or content areas they are most comfortable teaching. As part of these hands-on activities, students may observe in the UTC Children’s Center, participate in the Professional Development School semester, or assist a classroom teacher by tutoring or working with small groups of K-12 students. The four year programs offered by the Professional Education Unit include PreK-3, Middle Grades, Secondary, and Exceptional Learning K-12.

We are excited that you are interested in becoming a teacher! As you review the documents and information included in the School of Education website, we hope you will find answers to your questions and will find that our programs reflect our Conceptual Framework and the three areas of Performance, Professionalism, and Partnership

*Students interested in teaching science or math at the secondary level should major should major in the appropriate science major with a STEM Education concentration. More information is available online.

Course Selection for Secondary Education Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences, Fine Arts & Humanities, Non-Western, and Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Concentrations have different requirements.  Please see the Clear Path associated with the concentration you are interested in.

 

 

SOCIAL WORK

Welcome, we are excited that you are considering social work as your major. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Among the settings that employ social workers are schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private counseling services, drug and alcohol clinics, job training programs, adult and child social services, in-home services, social welfare agencies, adult corrections and juvenile probation. The mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) degree program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is to prepare students for competent, generalist evidence-based practice. As generalists, you will learn a common body of social work knowledge, values, and skills transferable among human service settings and population groups—making you ready for employment as soon as you graduate.

Course Selection for Social Work Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose from BIOL 1100- Conservation of Biodiversity, BIOL 1110- Principles of Biology (requires Math ACT of 22), or ANTH 1110- Biological Anthropology. Choose one other Natural Science course. 

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology and SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology.

Additional Courses for Social Work Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for one of the following Social Work courses:

  • SOCW 1100: Introduction to the Social Work Experience
  • SOCW 2010: Introduction to Social Policy and Programs
  • SOCW 2070: Interviewing Skills

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

 SPORTS ADMINISTRATION AND LEISURE SERVICES

Welcome, we are excited that you are considering social work as your major. Social work is one of the fastest growing professions in the United States. Among the settings that employ social workers are schools, hospitals, mental health clinics, private counseling services, drug and alcohol clinics, job training programs, adult and child social services, in-home services, social welfare agencies, adult corrections and juvenile probation. The mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) degree program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is to prepare students for competent, generalist evidence-based practice. As generalists, you will learn a common body of social work knowledge, values, and skills transferable among human service settings and population groups—making you ready for employment as soon as you graduate.

Course Selection for Social Work Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose from BIOL 1100- Conservation of Biodiversity or BIOL 1100- Principles of Biology. Choose one other course. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose PSY 1010: Introduction to Psychology and SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology.

Additional Courses for Social Work Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for one of the following Social Work courses:

  • SOCW 1100: Introduction to the Social Work Experience
  • SOCW 2010: Introduction to Social Policy and Programs
  • SOCW 2070: Interviewing Skills

You will not need to choose this course on the AIQ.

 

THEATRE

Welcome!  As a new Theatre major at UTC you are automatically a member of the UTC Theatre Company.  Throughout the semester, the department will hold company meetings.  The first company meeting will be held on the first Thursday of the fall semester at 3:00 PM in the Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre (Room 158).  You should attend.  This will also be posted on the Callboard which is outside our Greenroom (Room 118).  

Auditions for both fall shows will occur during the first week of classes.  Yes, we do cast freshmen and non-theatre majors are also occasionally cast.  Watch the Callboard for details.  Rehearsals are in the evenings 7-10:00 M-F, so you will need your evenings clear.

Course Selection for Theatre Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in. To register for a Natural Science course your first semester, you must have a Math ACT sub-score of at least 22.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose THSP 1110- Introduction to Theatre.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Additional Courses for Theatre Majors
Along with your general education courses you will be automatically registered for three Theatre courses: THSP 1110: Introduction to Theatre, THSP 1410: Stagecrafts, and THSP 1999: Movement for Actors along with a Foreign Language course.

You will not need to choose these courses on the AIQ.

 

 WOMEN'S STUDIES

For women in the United States today, it is the best of times and the worst of times. One hundred years ago, only 4% of college-age women were enrolled in some form of higher education; today nearly 60% of that age group attend college. Many more careers are open to women today, yet they still earn 20% less on average than men do, and American women rank 67th in world leadership. For women who work outside the home, finding affordable, high-quality day care and health care for children, adequate maternity leave, and a harassment-free work environment can be difficult.

We need women’s studies now as much as we did in 1970, when the first women’s studies major was established at San Diego State College. UTC’s 30-hour program and 18-hour minor in women’s studies are designed to equip our students to understand problems such as those described above that are rooted deeply in patriarchy, analyze them from the perspective of several disciplines, and develop research-based solutions.

The interdisciplinary women’s studies programs combine courses that explore how power relations are gendered and complicated by issues of race, class and sexual orientation from the disciplinary perspectives of history, literary studies, rhetoric, political science, economics, criminal justice, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, religious studies, psychology, communication, and foreign languages as we teach our students to think analytically, read critically, argue cogently, and speak eloquently about gender-related issues across the disciplines.  The senior seminar that caps the program offers opportunities for leadership training, service learning, and understanding the global dimensions of feminism.

“From the beginning, the goal of women’ s studies was not merely to study women’s position in the world but to change it,” writes Marilyn Jacoby Boxer in When Women Ask the Questions (13). In giving our students the tools to understand and value women’s experiences and achievements as well as to critique existing patriarchal social structures, we aim to equip and empower them to effect such change.

The Learning Outcomes for students majoring in the Women's Studies Program are:

  • Students will be able to explain what patriarchy is and the ways in which it impacts individuals and society.
  •  Students will be able to articulate what gender is and how it is socially constructed.
  • Students will be able to analyze how oppression is intersectional.

For additional information on this program, please see the departmental website.

Course Selection for Humanities Majors

Please use the following as a guide to which courses to select.

Rhetoric and Writing:

You will be registered for a Rhetoric and Writing course based on your ACT English sub-score and directed self-placement score.

Mathematics:

You will be registered for a Math course based on your chosen major and your highest Math ACT sub-score.

Natural Sciences:

Choose any course/courses you are interested in.

Fine Arts & Humanities:

  • Historical Understanding Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Literature Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Thoughts, Values, & Beliefs Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Subcategory: Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Non-Western Culture:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.

Behavioral & Social Sciences:

Choose any course/courses that interest you.