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Academic Advising

Student Information

Advising Information for College of Arts and Sciences Students

  1. English: All students must complete two English composition courses (6 credits) with a grade of C or better in both courses.
  2. Mathematics: All students must complete 6 credits of mathematics with a grade of C or better in at least one course.
  3. Computer Competence: All students must complete 3 credit hours in a computer competence course.
  4. Aesthetic Perspective: All students must take a course in the arts (appreciation, history or practice). These courses include ART, FILM, MUS, and THTR.
  5. Global Cultures Perspective: All students must complete one course in CUL before graduation.
  6. Ethical Perspective: All students are required to complete 3 credit hours in philosophy (PH), excluding PH 110 and PH 204.
  7. Historical Perspective: All students are required to complete 3 credit hours in history.
  8. Social/Behavioral Science Perspective: Under the Behavioral/Social Science area, students are required to complete 3 credit hours of coursework chosen from among CJ, COMM 205, EC, GEOG, INST, LSOC, POSC, PSY, SO, SW.
  9. Natural Science Perspective: All students must take either two science courses with laboratories or a science course with a laboratory followed by a natural science perspective course with no laboratory.
  10. Writing Intensive Courses: Two courses designated as Writing Intensive must be taken, one at the 200 level or 300 level, and one at the 300 or 400 level.
  11. Closed Class Permits: (Permission to Enroll in a Closed Course) See the instructor of the course.
  12. Repeating Courses: Any student who has received a grade of less than C in a course may repeat that course.
  13. Independent Study: A student must make arrangements for an independent study prior to registration and complete a form from the Dean's office. The form must be signed by the faculty member who is directing the study, the faculty member’s department chair, the student's advisor, and by the student. The form must be accompanied by a course syllabus to be evaluated. Students with grade point averages of 3.0 or better, overall or in the major, may take up to 6 credits in their junior/senior years.
  14. Internships: A student wanting to take an internship must make arrangements with the CareerCenter prior to registration. An internship application must be completed and signed by the student, the academic advisor, the department chair, and the internship coordinator. A student may take a total of 6 credits in the junior/senior years and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in the major, except where an internship is required in the major or with special permission of the Assistant Dean.
  15. ROTC: Students majoring within the College of Arts & Sciences may receive up to 15 credit hours from Military Leadership coursework, which will count as general elective credits.