2017-2018-UGCatalog.pdf - Undergraduate Catalog 2017\/2018 Table of Contents About the Catalog 1 The Online Catalog 1 About the University 2 Academic

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Unformatted text preview: Undergraduate Catalog 2017/2018 Table of Contents About the Catalog ..................................................................................................................... 1 The Online Catalog ................................................................................................................. 1 About the University ................................................................................................................. 2 Academic Calendar 2017-2018 .............................................................................................. 2 Accreditation ........................................................................................................................... 3 Campus Administration and Deans ........................................................................................ 4 Chapter 1. Requirements and Application Procedures......................................................... 5 Admission to Limited Enrollment Programs (LEP) .............................................................. 5 Freshman Admission .............................................................................................................. 5 Graduate School ...................................................................................................................... 9 International Student Admission .......................................................................................... 10 Office of Extended Studies (Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, PreCollege Programs, and Professional Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, and Continuing Education Programs)............................................................................................................. 12 Readmission and Reinstatement ........................................................................................... 13 Residency Information .......................................................................................................... 15 Special Applicants ................................................................................................................ 15 Transfer Admission............................................................................................................... 16 Chapter 2. Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid ...................................................................... 19 College and Departmental Scholarships ............................................................................... 19 Explanation of Fees .............................................................................................................. 22 Merit-Based Financial Assistance ........................................................................................ 27 Need-Based Financial Assistance ......................................................................................... 30 Office of Student Financial Aid ............................................................................................ 32 Tuition and Bill Payment Information .................................................................................. 36 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees ........................................................................................... 38 Chapter 3. Campus Administration, Resources, and Student Services ............................. 40 ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SERVICES ................................................................ 40 Academic Achievement Programs ..................................................................................... 40 Admissions ......................................................................................................................... 40 Computing Services: Division of Information Technology ............................................... 40 Education Abroad............................................................................................................... 41 Honor Societies .................................................................................................................. 43 Intercollegiate Athletics ..................................................................................................... 44 International Student and Scholar Services........................................................................ 47 Learning Assistance Service (LAS) ................................................................................... 48 Letters and Sciences ........................................................................................................... 48 Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) ................................................... 49 Maryland English Institute (MEI) ...................................................................................... 49 Oak Ridge Associated Universities .................................................................................... 50 Office of Extendend Studies (Summer Session, Winter Session, Freshmen Connection, Pre-College Programs, and Professional Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, and Continuing Education Programs)............................................................................................................. 51 Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) .......................................................... 52 Office of the Registrar ........................................................................................................ 53 Orientation.......................................................................................................................... 53 Pre-College Programs ........................................................................................................ 53 Pre-Health Professions Advising and Programs ................................................................ 54 Pre-Law Advising Program................................................................................................ 54 Pre-Transfer Advising ........................................................................................................ 55 Student Success Office ....................................................................................................... 55 Tutoring .............................................................................................................................. 56 CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION ........................................................................................ 56 Academic Affairs ............................................................................................................... 56 Division of Administration and Finance ............................................................................ 57 Equity Council ................................................................................................................... 57 Office of Diversity and Inclusion....................................................................................... 58 Office of the President ....................................................................................................... 58 Office of Undergraduate Studies ........................................................................................ 59 Student Affairs ................................................................................................................... 59 University Relations ........................................................................................................... 60 University Senate ............................................................................................................... 60 STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES..................................................................... 61 Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life ................................................ 61 Alumni Association............................................................................................................ 62 Book Center ....................................................................................................................... 63 Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life ....................................................................... 63 Dining Services .................................................................................................................. 64 Engagement and Activities ................................................................................................ 66 Housing: Resident Life ...................................................................................................... 66 Leadership and Community Service-Learning .................................................................. 67 Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy ..................................................... 69 Nyumburu Cultural Center................................................................................................. 70 Off-Campus Housing Services ........................................................................................... 71 Office of Student Conduct ................................................................................................. 71 Religious Programs ............................................................................................................ 72 Transportation Services ...................................................................................................... 74 University Career Center & The President's Promise (UCC/TPP) .................................... 76 University Counseling Center ............................................................................................ 78 University Health Center (UHC) ....................................................................................... 81 University Recreation and Wellness .................................................................................. 84 Veteran Student Life .......................................................................................................... 86 Chapter 4. Registration, Academic Requirements, and Regulations................................. 87 Academic Advising ............................................................................................................. 87 Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy..................................................... 90 Academic Integrity and Student Conduct Codes............................................................. 90 Academic Integrity ............................................................................................................. 90 Honor Pledge...................................................................................................................... 91 Summary of Policies and Regulations Pertaining to Students ........................................... 92 Student Conduct ................................................................................................................. 93 Academic Records and Regulations .................................................................................. 95 Academic Clemency Policy ............................................................................................... 95 Academic Probation and Dismissal ................................................................................... 96 Computation of Grade Point Average ................................................................................ 99 Graduation Applications and Latin Honors ....................................................................... 99 Honors (Semester Academic) .......................................................................................... 101 Incompletes ...................................................................................................................... 101 Marking System ............................................................................................................... 102 Mid-Term Grades ............................................................................................................. 104 Pass-Fail Policy ................................................................................................................ 105 Repeat Policy ................................................................................................................... 106 Statement on Classroom Climate ..................................................................................... 107 Syllabus, Attendance, Absences, and Assessment ........................................................... 108 Degree Information........................................................................................................... 111 Combined Bachelor's/Master's Programs......................................................................... 111 Degree Requirements ....................................................................................................... 113 Minors .............................................................................................................................. 115 Second Majors and Second Degrees ................................................................................ 115 Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy................................................... 116 Prior Learning Credit - AP, IB, A-Level/AS-Level, CLEP, BMT, Credit-by-Exam ......... 117 Registration ....................................................................................................................... 121 Change of Address ........................................................................................................... 121 Classification of Students................................................................................................. 121 Concurrent Undergraduate-Graduate Registration .......................................................... 122 Courses Taken at Other Institutions ................................................................................. 122 Credit Hours and Maximum Semester Credits ................................................................ 123 Use of Email for Official Communication ....................................................................... 124 Identification Cards .......................................................................................................... 124 Registering for Classes ..................................................................................................... 125 Cancellation of Registration............................................................................................. 125 Schedule Adjustment and Drop Period ............................................................................ 125 Student ID Numbers ......................................................................................................... 127 Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Level Courses .......................................................... 127 Veterans Benefits ............................................................................................................. 127 Withdrawal and Leave of Absence .................................................................................. 127 Transfer Credit ................................................................................................................. 129 Chapter 5. General Education Requirements .................................................................... 136 General Education Program and Requirements .................................................................. 136 Chapter 6. The Colleges and Schools .................................................................................. 147 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) .................................................... 147 School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (ARCH) ............................................. 154 College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU)........................................................................... 160 College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) ........................................................... 169 The Robert H. Smith School of Business (BMGT) ............................................................ 178 College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) ................................ 184 College of Education (EDUC) ........................................................................................... 191 A. James Clark School of Engineering (ENGR) ................................................................ 201 College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool (INFO) ............................................. 216 The Philip Merrill College of Journalism (JOUR) ............................................................. 220 School of Public Health (SPHL) ......................................................................................... 237 School of Public Policy (PLCY) ........................................................................................ 242 The Universities at Shady Grove ........................................................................................ 247 Biological Sciences .......................................................................................................... 248 The Robert H. Smith School of Business ........................................................................ 249 Communication................................................................................................................ 253 Criminology and Criminal Justice ................................................................................... 257 Public Health Science ...................................................................................................... 262 Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGST) .......................................................................... 264 Academic Achievement Programs................................................................................... 265 Academic Common Market ............................................................................................. 267 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) ................................................... 269 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) .............................................................. 270 Asian American Studies Program (AAST) ...................................................................... 272 Beyond the Classroom ..................................................................................................... 274 Carillon Communities ...................................................................................................... 274 College Park Scholars Program (CPSP) .......................................................................... 275 Federal Fellows Program ................................................................................................. 276 First Year Book Program ................................................................................................. 277 General Education............................................................................................................ 277 Global Fellows in Washington DC Program ................................................................... 278 Global Studies .................................................................................................................. 279 Honors College ................................................................................................................ 280 Individual Studies Program ............................................................................................. 280 Letters and Sciences.................................................................................
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