|Undergraduate Certificate Programs|
Students can complement their majors with an 18-hr certificate program completed in the College. Certificates will be officially recognized on the transcript upon graduation. To see the requirements for each certificate, click on the links below.
The Elements of Computing Program is designed to support computational work in other disciplines and to provide students with skills in the use of computer applications. Any non-computer sciences major may take any elements of computing course for which he or she meets the prerequisite. No application process is required.
Non-computer sciences majors who wish to build a concentration in computing may request certification in the elements of computing. Students who complete the following certification requirements and submit a request to the Computer Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office receive a certificate of completion and a letter listing the courses taken. Additional information about the Elements of Computing Program is given at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/academics/non_majors/elements/
The certification requirements are
To earn a certificate that is recognized on the University transcript, students must complete 18 semester hours of elements courses, including CS 303E or its equivalent and at least 12 hours of upper-division courses. All classes submitted for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better:
Five of the following elective courses, four of which must be upper-division:
The Texas Interdisciplinary Plan (Texas IP) curriculum allows students to pursue an integrated course of study with a focus on the development and application of critical thinking skills. The eighteen-semester-hour program of study is designed to complement the student's major with an interdisciplinary sequence of courses that may encompass the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences, and the arts. Students have the opportunity to present an original work in a capstone seminar. Those who plan to pursue the Texas IP curriculum should apply to the program adviser for admission no later than the end of their sophomore year. For more information, see http://www.utexas.edu/tip/TexasIP/.
Students who complete the requirements for the Texas IP curriculum receive a certificate and recognition on their official university transcript. The IP must be completed in conjunction with or within one year of an undergraduate degree, and at least half of the IP course work must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin. The requirements are
In the College of Liberal Arts, the Texas IP curriculum may be used to fulfill the minor requirement in the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with the exception of majors in Latin American studies, if all eighteen semester hours are completed. Spanish majors pursuing the Hispanic linguistics concentration are also excluded from using the Texas IP curriculum for the minor. Final approval of the Texas IP minor coursework rests with the College of Liberal Arts associate dean for academic and student affairs or the associate dean's authorized representativ
In the College of Natural Sciences, the Texas IP curriculum may be used to complement any major. Some courses that are required by the Texas IP curriculum will also fulfill degree requirements established by the student's major department and given later in this chapter; however, some of the eighteen hours of coursework in the curriculum may be in addition to the number of hours required for the degree.
The Certificate in Scientific Computation offers undergraduate students a plan of study to equip them with the mathematical, statistical, and computer-based tools necessary to investigate complex systems in a variety of applications. It is designed to appeal to students across the university studying science, engineering, economics, medicine, sociology, and many other disciplines. The program includes eighteen hours of coursework. To be admitted into the program, a student must be in good standing in an approved undergraduate degree program and must earn a letter grade of C- or better in all courses required for certification. Students may apply to the program at any point in their undergraduate study. They are encouraged to apply as early as possible so that they can be advised throughout the program.
Certification requirements are listed below. A list of the approved courses to satisfy each requirement can be found at ssc.utexas.edu or in the Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation in WCH 2.104
Undergraduates who complete the certificate requirements in conjunction with, or within one year after completing the requirements of their degree program, will receive a certificate and recognition on their transcript. A maximum of nine credit hours in the certificate program may be taken after completion of the undergraduate degree. At least half of the required course work in the certificate program must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.
The foundations of science and engineering are under rapid, dramatic, and irreversible change brought on by the advent of the computer. Steady increases in computer capabilities, and the enormous expansion in the scope and sophistication that computational modeling and simulation provide, has placed computation as the third pillar of scientific discovery and revolutionized engineering practice. Computational science and engineering can impact virtually every aspect of human existence, the health, security, productivity, and competitiveness of the nation.
The Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Certificate Program offers highly qualified junior and senior level undergraduate students an opportunity for in-depth study and research in computational science and engineering, including computational and applied mathematics, numerical simulation, scientific computation, and visualization. The certificate program is administered by the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), which offers graduate degrees in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSEM). Upon completion of the requirements given below, students receive certificate recognition on the University transcript and a letter from the Director of ICES that describes the program and work completed. These, plus supporting letters from supervising faculty and graduate mentors, are valuable assets for students applying to graduate school and pursuing competitive job opportunities.
Undergraduates who complete the certificate requirements in conjunction with, or within one year after completing the requirements of their degree program will receive recognition on their university transcript. A maximum of nine credit hours in the certificate program may be taken after completion of the undergraduate degree. At least half of the required course work in the certificate program must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.
Health Information Technology is part of a revolution in the field of medicine, as health care providers use technology more and more to record, store, protect, retrieve and transfer medical information within healthcare settings. It is a major priority for health care in the United States.
The Health IT Summer Certificate Program is an intensive 9-week, full-time summer program that provides a comprehensive learning experience for Health IT, a rapidly emerging field with excellent job growth potential.
To learn more, visit the program's Web site.