This page contains revisions
since the catalog's original publication:
Additions are in red
Deletions are in
strikethroughGo back to current
Course Numbering System
UTD courses are
givenassigned an abbreviation
of the name of the subject area followed by a
four-digit course number which
is preceded by an abbreviation of the name of the subject area.
The first digit
of the course number gives the general
level at whichof the course is
usually taken, i.e., a 1 or 2 indicates that the course
is of undergraduate freshman or sophomore
and a 3 or 4 indicates that the course is of
undergraduate junior or senior level
undergraduaterespectively. Graduate courses begin with the digits 5 through 8.
The second digit of the course number indicates
the semester hour value of the course. A c
Course s areis given semester hour values
according to the number of hours per week the course meets; the typical
course is three semester credit hours.
The type of course (e.g., lecture, laboratory,
seminar) and its meeting times determin the n Number
of meetings per week and the length of
each meeting are determined by the time it
is offered and the type of course, e.g., lecture, laboratory, seminar.
Variable credit hour courses will have a “V” in
the second position of the course number. The semester Class
Schedule for the semester will
specify the semester credit hours available
for thea variable course for
theduring any given semester.
The final two digits give the course a unique number within a subject
area. In some instances, a second course prefix
in parentheses follows the first.
second course prefix and number designate
the State of Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) equivalents
where available. TCCNS is a standard set of designations for academic
courses. Most Texas community colleges and universities have adopted
this system whichto facilitate s the
transfer of academic credit from one institution to another. Wherever
possible, courses at UTD have the TCCNS number, although the subject
designation may differ (e.g. BA and BUSI for Business Administration).
In all cases, the course description is followed by an indication
of the approximate number of contact hours per week in a semester
for any lecture and laboratory components of the course;
(2 4) indicates 2 contact hours of
lecture and 4 contact hours of laboratory
Long Semesters - Although
is no general minimum course load ; however, to
be considered full time, an undergraduate student must be enrolled
in at least twelve12 semester
credit hours during each long term (fall
and spring semesters). The standard full time course load is fifteen15 semester
in a major wishing
to register for more than 18 semester credithours
must have the permission of the Associate Dean of their collegeschool;
all undergraduates with an undeclared
major may seek that permission from the Dean of Undergraduate Education. Students
authorized to enroll for more than 18 semester credit hours in a
long semester may not withdraw from any class without permission
of the Associate Dean in their school or the Dean of Undergraduate
Education for those students without declared majors. Failure to
secure that permission before withdrawing from a class will limit
the student to a maximum of 18 semester credit hours in future semesters.
Summer Semesters - The maximum course load for
a summer session is normally, six semester credit hours
for the six week term, eight semester credit hours
for the eight week term, or twelve semester credit hours
for the twelve week term. Special arrangements may be made for a
student enrolled in the twelve week summer term to take up to 16
semester hours if the student needs no more than 16 semester
to graduate at the end of the summer session.
In considering course load, students must be sensitive to special
considerations such as financial aid and family health insurance which
typically require some minimum number of hours per semester to maintain
One of the following frequency of course offering codes is found
at the end of each course description in this catalog:
S = course is offered at least once
each long semester.
Y = course is offered at least once a year.
T = course is offered at least once every two years.
R = course is offered based on student interest and instructor availability.
Course Substitution (Disability Services)
Students requesting subsitution of course work as a reasonable accomodation
must request this accomodation through the Disability Services Office
according to the following deadlines:
If youStudents who entered
as a freshm aen
from Hhigh Sschool: , by
the end of yourtheir fourth semester
If youStudents who entered as a transferred students: , by the end of yourtheir second
semester at UTD.
Please contact Disability Services with any questions about this
type of accomodation, or to initiate the request process.
To request a course substitution
- Meet with the Disability Specialist at Disability Services
yourtheir need for a
course substitution and to receive the application forms. Fully
complete and sign the application form.
You may need to pProvide
current documentation of yoursaid disability
to update material on file, if requested,
You are also required to compose a narrative explaining
the reasons for yourthe request.
This narrative must include any previous experiences with similar
course work attempted prior to completing the application.
If youStudents who are
not currently served by the Disability Services or if
you have not been previously
been diagnosed with a disability , should call Disability
Services at (972)883-2098
to schedule an intake appointment with Disability Services.
- Meet with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate
in the school inwith which
you are registered . This meeting is to
discuss the purposedproposed substitution
and its potential impact on your degree program and to obtain
the Associate Dean's signature on the application form. Courses
approved by the University of Texas at Dallas will be the primary
source for all approved course substitutions.
- Completed forms must be returned to the Disability
Courses approved by The University of Texas at Dallas will be the
primary source for al approved course substitutions. If the dean
signs your application and approves your substitution, return the
completed form to the Disability Services Office.
Credit/No Credit Classes
The Credit/No Credit option is intended to encourage students to
take courses in topics outside of their major area where they would
be competing with a significant number of students who are majoring
in these outside areas. The Credit/No Credit option
gives students the opportunity to broaden their education with less
emphasis on grade points. A student will receive credit for C (2.00
on a 4.00 scale) work or better
;. N no
credit will be given for work that is below C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale).
The signature of the student's academic advisor
is required on the Credit/No Credit request form. Students
are to make their requests must submit
be graded on a Credit/No Credit grading
directly to T the
Office of the Registrar by the Census Day of classes of the semester
or term. The signature
of the student’s
academic advisor is required on the Credit/No Credit request form.
If a cCourses wasthat
taken for a letter grade , it may not be repeated for Credit/No Credit.
No change of grade designation from grade to Credit/No Credit or
Credit/No Credit to grade may be given after Census Day.
may be designated by the instructor as unavailable to students on
a Credit/No Credit basis. Conversely, some courses
may only be available for Credit/No Credit.
A student may not take
, on a Credit/No Credit
basis, any course used
to satisfy a Core Curriculum requirement, any course in the major
or minor that is ,
or listed as
a major and related course on the student’s
degree plan, or major prerequisite, on a Credit/No
Credit basis if
a letter grade is normally awarded in those courses. Students in
the Interdisciplinary Studies program may not exercise a Credit/No
Credit option in their Foundations or Concentration.
For baccalaureate degree requirements,
Credit/No Credit option is limited to 12 semester credit hours or
20% of UTD upper-division coursework, which ever is smaller. Courses
in a student’s
major whichthat are designated as Credit/No
Credit are not included in this limit. Courses taken on a Credit/No
Credit basis will not be used in determining a student’s GPA.
Care should be taken by students in selecting courses for the Credit/No
Credit option, as this may affect eligibility for honors. (See “Graduation