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Academic Information 21
8. No minor is required by the university. However, the major
field may require a minor or supporting courses outside the
major. Many departments offer minors of at least 18 hours,
and a student may elect to add a minor to any degree.
Minors have specific requirements (see the appropriate
departmental section of this catalog or the departmental
advisor for approved minors).
9. Admitted students who have not earned at least two high
school units of the same foreign language and at least one
high school unit each of two different sciences, biology,
chemistry, physics, environmental science, anatomy and
physiology or any of the approved sciences listed under
Chapter 74 Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter A, Required
Curriculum and Subchapter B, Graduation Requirements of the
Texas Education Agency, will have an admission deficiency.
A science subscore of 27 or higher on the ACT will also satisfy
the high school science requirement. Admission deficiencies
may be removed as prescribed in the section on general
education requirements (see page 24).
10. Most degree plans include a minimum of 6 semester hours of
electives. However, deficiency in entrance requirements in
foreign language or science may count as elective hours. Such
courses may count toward the hours required for the degree.
11. All courses numbered 0**, including English as Second
Language (FLEN) courses, do not count toward hours required
for a degree.
12. No more than 4 hours of exercise science activity courses
(EXSC 100 and three additional activity classes) may count
13. At least 25 percent of the semester hours required for the
degree sought must be taken in residence at ACU including
the last 24 hours.
14. A minimum of 33 hours of upper division, i.e. advanced
(300-499) work, is required, 24 of which must be taken in
residence, including 9 in the major field.
15. No more than 18 hours (and no upper division hours in a
student's major field) taken by correspondence may count
16. An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 on
courses from ACU is required for the BA and BS. An overall
GPA of at least 2.25 is required for the BFA, BM and BSN.
A cumulative GPA of at least 2.70 is required for all teacher
certificate programs. Specific majors and colleges may have
GPA requirements above these stated minimums.
17. Each student will be required to take a course designated
"Writing-Intensive" in his or her major field. Writing-Intensive
courses integrate instruction and practice in writing into
upper-level content courses to assist students in becoming
effective writers in a specific discipline. Students should contact
their advisor to determine the correct Writing-Intensive course
for their major.
NOTE: Official 2005-06 Degree Plans outline requirements for specific
undergraduate degrees, and may be viewed on the "Academic
Advising" Web site (acu.edu/advising/ plans).
Complete Degree Plan Notebooks are available in the Office of
University Academic Advising
Sometimes it is possible to meet the requirements for two majors in
one degree (BS, BA, BBA, etc.). To complete a double major, a student
must meet the degree requirements for both majors. To do so may
require more than 128 credit hours.
Second Bachelor's Degree
* Current students who wish to complete majors in two different
degrees (eg. BS and BA, etc.) must complete at least 24 credit hours
beyond requirements for the first degree (at least 152 hours) and
must meet all general education and major field requirements for
the second degree.
* Previously degreed students who have been awarded a previous
baccalaureate degree and pursue a second baccalaureate degree
must complete at least 24 credit hours beyond requirements for the
first degree (at least 152 hours) and must meet all general education
and major field requirements for the second degree. This applies to
students who received their first degree from ACU, as well as those
who received degrees from other schools.
Composite Interdisciplinary Degree
An individualized composite interdisciplinary major may be approved
for a student whose life and career goals will be served by such a
major. The student must work with the appropriate academic
advisor(s) and director of curriculum to design the degree plan, which
will include the appropriate University and Degree Core requirements.
The director of curriculum will then assign a primary advisor to work
with the student (see Composite Interdisciplinary Degree Program on
page 111 for additional details).
Pre-Professional and Cooperative Degree Programs
Abilene Christian University offers several pre-professional
programs. In general, the student attends ACU for one to four
years and then transfers to a professional school to complete the
degree. (For more information, see the appropriate departmental
sections of this catalog.)
Pre-law may also be considered a pre-professional degree, but there
is no mandatory course of study for pre-law students. The Association
of American Law Schools suggests the following basic skills and
insights be developed by pre-legal education: comprehension and
expression in words, critical understanding of the human institutions
and values with which the law deals, and creative power in thinking.
The self-discipline and study habits required in law school should be
developed in undergraduate courses. Students are urged to consult
the pre-law advisor for more specific information.
Cooperative degree programs require students to do part of their
work at ACU and part at a professional school, and the students may
receive a degree from ACU and from the other school. For example,
the pre-medical cooperative degree permits a student to spend three
years at ACU and then to receive a bachelor's degree from ACU after
completing the first year in medical school. (For more information,
see the chart on page 22 and the appropriate departmental sections.)
For more information about any of these degree programs, contact
the Admissions Office or the appropriate academic advisor.
Minors at ACU
For most majors at ACU a minor is optional. The minimum
requirements for a minor are 18 credit hours with a minimum of
6 advanced hours. See the appropriate section of the catalog for
specific details on a particular minor.
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