Graduation under a Particular Catalog

To receive a bachelor’s degree, a student must fulfill all the degree requirements in a catalog under which he or she is eligible to graduate; the choices open to students in each college and school are explained below. The student must complete degree requirements within a specified time period; if he or she leaves school to enter military service during a national emergency, the time required to meet the military obligation is excluded from the time allowed for completion of the degree.

A student who transfers to the University from another Texas public institution of higher education has the same catalog choices that he or she would have had if the dates of attendance at the University had been the same as the dates of attendance at the other institution.

Since each college and school must retain the flexibility to improve its curriculum, course offerings may be changed during the student’s education. If a course required under a previous catalog is no longer offered, students eligible to graduate according to that catalog should consult the dean of the college to learn whether another course may be used to fulfill the requirement.

Catalog Choices

The catalog choices open to business, engineering, and pharmacy students are described below. In all other divisions, a student may graduate under the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled at the University. Whichever catalog the student chooses, all degree requirements must be completed within six years (seven years for the Bachelor of Architecture) of the end of the two-year period covered by that catalog. For example, a student who chooses to graduate according to the requirements in the 2016-2018 catalog must do so by the end of the summer session 2024 (2025 for the bachelor of architecture).

McCombs School of Business

A business student may graduate under the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled at the University. A business honors student who adds a second business major must graduate under the same catalog for both majors.

Whichever catalog the student chooses, all degree requirements must be completed within six years of the end of the two-year period covered by that catalog. For example, a student who chooses to graduate according to the requirements in the 2016-2018 catalog must do so by the end of the summer session 2024.

Cockrell School of Engineering

An engineering student may graduate under the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled in the school. Whichever catalog the student chooses, all degree requirements must be completed within six years of the end of the two-year period covered by that catalog. For example, a student who chooses to graduate according to the requirements in the 2016-2018 catalog must do so by the end of the summer session 2024.

Course substitutions in the degree program are permitted only with the approval of the departmental undergraduate adviser and the dean.

College of Pharmacy

A pharmacy student may graduate under the catalog in effect immediately preceding the student’s admission to the college or the catalog covering any academic year in which he or she was enrolled in the professional curriculum in the college. Whichever catalog they choose, students must complete all degree requirements within seven years of the end of the two-year period covered by that catalog. For example, a student who chooses to graduate according to the requirements in the 2016-2018 catalog must do so by the end of the summer session 2025.