Undergraduate Degrees & Specialized Programs

The University of Tennessee at Martin


The university offers 16 undergraduate degrees and more than 80 specialized programs in support of those degrees. Most of these degrees and supporting programs are offered by a specific college or department. They are described in the succeeding sections of the catalog devoted to each college and its departments. There are three degrees, however, that are university-wide in nature. They are the Bachelor of Arts, (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.). The requirements for these degrees appear below. The following subject areas are available as majors or minors in support of the B.A. and/or B.S. degrees.

 

SUBJECT AREA

BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR  OF SCIENCE

MINOR

African-American Studies

 

 

X

Agriculture

 

 

X

Anthropology

 

 

X

Art

 

 

X

Biology

 

X

X

Business Administration

 

 

X

Chemistry

 

X

X

Communications

X

X

X

Computer Science

 

X

X

Criminal Justice

 

 

X

Dance

 

 

X

Economics

X

X

 

Engineering

 

 

X

English

X

 

X

Entrepreneurship    

X

Family and Consumer Sciences  

 

X

French

X

 

X

Geoscience

 

 

 

  • Geography Concentration
    • Travel and Tourism
  • Geology Concentration

 

X
X
X

X
X
X

German

 

 

X

Health Science

 

X

 

History

X

X

X

International Studies

X

 

X

Mathematics

X

X

X

Military Science

 

 

X

Music

 X

X

Paralegal Studies

 

 

X

Park and Recreation Administration

 

 

X

Philosophy

X

 

X

Physics

 

 

X

Political Science

X

X

X

Psychology

X

X

X

Religious Studies

 

 

X

Secondary Education

 

 

X

Sociology

X

X

X

Spanish

X

 

X

Sports Medicine

 

 

X

Statistics    

X

Theatre

 

 

X

Women's Studies    

X

 

Bachelor of Arts

Graduation Requirements

Credits required for graduation -- 130
Minimum credits in upper division courses -- 36
Maximum credits in any one subject counted toward graduation -- 50
Complete requirements for a major (see "Major" section which follows )
Complete requirements for a minor (see "Minor" section which follows )

General Requirements

 

Bachelor of Science

Graduation Requirements

Credits required for graduation -- 130
Minimum credits in upper division courses -- 45
Maximum credits in any one subject counted toward graduation -- 50
Complete requirements for a major (see "Major" section which follows )
Note: Certain majors may require students to complete a minor (see "Minor" section which follows )

General Requirements

 

Satisfying the B.A. and B.S. Foreign Language Requirement

The foreign language requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Arts is satisfied by completion of 222 or the equivalent. International students and resident aliens for whom it is determined that English is a second language may satisfy the requirement either as stated above or by taking an English course at the 200 level or above and passing with a grade of C or better.

The foreign language requirement for the degree of Bachelor of Science can be satisfied by passing a foreign language in one of the following ways. (1) Students entering with two years or more of study in a foreign language in high school can fulfill the requirement by completing 222 in the same language (i.e., the language used to satisfy the entrance requirement). French and Spanish students who begin with 115 may also fulfill the requirement by completing 122. (2) Students entering with a foreign language deficiency can fulfill the requirement by completing 222 in the language used to remove the deficiency. (3) Students who switch from the language used to satisfy an entrance requirement, or to remove a deficiency to another language, can fulfill the requirement by completing 122 in that second language.

 

Major Requirements for B.A. and B.S.

Each student in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree program must complete a major program of study consisting of not less than 18 semester hours of upper-division courses (up to 6 hours of these courses may be replaced by lower-division work in certain departments). A minimum grade of C (2.00) must be made in every course offered for the major, exclusive of lower division prerequisites. Required and elective courses taken for pass/fail (P/F) where a P is recorded will count as satisfying the minimum-grade requirement. Transfer students must earn at least 6 hours in the major while in residence at The University of Tennessee at Martin. Requirements for the major are specified by the individual departments. Certain majors may also require a student to complete a minor program of study. (See individual departmental listings.)

For information on preparation for legal study or pre-theological study, see the Department of History and Philosophy section. For information on pre-professional curricula in the health sciences, see the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences section.

 

Minor Requirements for B.A. and B.S.

A minor in support of the B.A. or B.S. degree consists of not less than 12 hours of upper-division courses in a subject outside the major. Up to 6 hours of these courses may be replaced by lower-division work in certain departments. For requirements for minors other than those listed below, see the individual departmental listings.

A second major can be completed in lieu of a required minor.

The African-American Studies Minor consists of the following courses: Philosophy 130, Philosophy 440 and 12 hours selected from Sociology 304, Political Science 479, Social Work 220, English 345, History 434, and History 435.

The Women’s Studies Minor consists of Interdisciplinary Studies 201 plus 15 hours selected from the following courses (excluding any courses used to satisfy general education or major field requirements): Anthropology/Sociology 341, Anthropology/Sociology 495, Child & Family Studies 100, Child & Family Studies 303, Communications 231, English 350, English 495 (when topic offered is on women’s literature and issues), History 303, History 480 (when topic offered is on gender issues in history), Psychology 370, Sociology 208, Social Work 220, Textiles, Clothing & Fashion Merchandising 300. No more than six hours may be taken in a particular discipline, and a student must complete at least twelve hours of upper-division credits from these courses.

 

Bachelor of University Studies

The Bachelor or University Studies (B.U.S.) is an individualized degree program. Created to meet the needs of working adults and others whose educational objectives are unmet by the traditional degree programs, the B.U.S. is a self-designed general studies degree in which students choose those academis courses which best meet their career goals. There are no specific course requirements beyond 38 hours in "core" courses, and students may receive up to 30 hours of academic credit for previous non-college learning experiences. The B.U.S. is a full, four-year baccalaureate degree that complies with all University requirements.

The student interested in the B.U.S. option prepares an individualized degree program in consultation with a faculty advisor whose educational and professional background is related to the student's programmatic goal. The entire program must be approved in writing by the vice chancellor for academic affairs (or designate). Copies must be filed with the university registrar, the vice chancellor's designate, the faculty advisor, and the student prior to enrollment for the semester in which the student plans to graduate. It then becomes the student's official Program of Study. Any subsequent modifications to the student's program require written approval of the Undergraduate Council.

Graduation Requirements

Credits required for graduation -- 130
Minimum credits in upper division courses -- 36
Minimum credits at UT Martin (exclusive of Experiential Credit) -- 30

Specific Curricular Requirements



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