2010 Undergraduate Catalog

About the Catalog

This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant, student, or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

The online version of The University of Texas at Dallas Undergraduate Catalog is the official version and takes precedence over the printed version. The online catalog will be updated periodically and will contain all major policy changes that occur during the 2010 catalog cycle. The official publication date of this catalog is August, 2010.

Students are held individually responsible for complying with all requirements of the rules and regulations of the University and the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. Failure to read and comply with policies, regulations and procedures will not exempt a student from whatever penalties the student may incur.


The University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate through doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4501 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Equal Educational Opportunity Statement

The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status in its provision of services, activities, and programs, and in its treatment of students. Students seeking further information about this policy, or related complaint procedures for alleged discrimination or sexual harassment should contact the Dean of Students.

The catalog is arranged into sections. The sections are titled:

Academic Policies and Procedures
Resources for Study and Campus Life
Tuition and Financial Aid
Degree Programs
Course Descriptions
Faculty Roster
Appendix (Regent’s Rules of Conduct and Procedure)

Within each section the topics are arranged alphabetically.