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Incoming Freshmen

All students coming to U.T. Dallas directly from high school must complete RHET 1101, Oral Communication/Critical Thinking, preferably during their first semester in attendance. Prior experience as a full-time student in college or many years in the work force is suitable substitutes to RHET 1101. The ADU or Undergraduate Dean may waive this requirement based on a student’s prior experiences. This small group class focuses on the most important aspects of adapting to college. Students take part in discussions and demonstrations related to personal management, motivation, academic skills and work habits, communication skills and social relationships. Specific exercises promote critical thinking and creative planning. RHET 1101 contributes to the elective requirements within a student’s degree plan.

Double Degree

A double degree awards a single diploma; students may receive a diploma for each of two majors by pursuing a double degree option. This option calls for a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at the upper division beyond the total hours necessary for the degree with the larger credit hour requirement. In addition, the student must satisfy all requirements for both majors.

Double Major

With the approval of the relevant Associate Dean, students may complete a double major by satisfying all requirements set by each program. This shall include not fewer than 12 semester hours at the university in each major field.

If the two majors lead to a B.A. and a B.S., the student must choose which baccalaureate will appear on the degree. Double majors including American Studies or Interdisciplinary Studies are not available. For information concerning honors, please see Graduation with Honors.

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