(Oct. 22, 2012) -- The UTSA Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Scholars program is recruiting students for the Ph.D. preparation program. Sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with at least a 2.8 GPA and one year remaining at UTSA are welcome to apply.
Students can pick up an application at the McNair Office in Plaza Norte Building Room 2.202 on the Main Campus or request an application by emailing McNair@utsa.edu.
The program, administered by the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives' TRIO office, targets students from underrepresented parts of society and helps prepare them for doctoral studies through research and other academic opportunities.
> Learn more at the McNair Scholars website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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