Purpose of the areas of Scholarly Concentration:
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while completing the 4-year Integrated
Areas of Scholarly Concentration will entail 5-6 months of elective and selective experiences. A variety of configurations with regard to timing is possible. Greater flexibility will allow students to enter the concentration at multiple points. The following
examples are simply for illustrative purposes and are not meant to exclude other approaches.
*BSHS, ACS or Acting Internship
Programs must require a scholarly project and product (e.g., manuscript,
oral presentation) for successful completion. The project should
represent the culmination of 5-6 months of immersion in the field. It is
expected that Concentration Directors will hold these projects to a
substantially higher standard than the typical BSHS scholarly project.
Electives and other activities should be open to interested students who
do not intend to complete the entire Scholarly Concentration. Program directors may
establish prerequisites for specific electives.
Successful completion of all Scholarly Concentration requirements will result in a designation of "Scholar in Concentration name"
on the student's transcript and in the commencement program. A
certificate of completion will be issued at the time of graduation along
with the student's UTMB diploma. Participation will also be reflected
in the student's MSPE ("Dean's letter").
Student completion of Scholarly Concentration-related electives and selectives will
trigger teaching fund allocations to the home department of the
responsible faculty member(s). A modest budget will be provided to the concentration director for concentration-related expenses.
Scholarly Concentrations must be approved in advance by the Curriculum Committee. A standard format for proposals will be developed.