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Unformatted text preview: VOLUME 19, NO.1 EFFECTIVE April 2019 Dear Student, As University of the Potomac celebrates its 30th anniversary, I am proud of our personal approach to education. Here at our small but progressive school you are much more than just a student. You are truly a member of the Potomac family. Whether you are taking the initial first step to find out more about our degree programs or starting school shortly, I want to congratulate you on your decision to pursue your higher education goals. Education remains one of the best investments anyone could ever make. There is no time like the present to make this critical investment in yourself. At University of the Potomac, our goal is to provide an education to each of our students by arming them with the theoretical and practical mastery needed in today’s competitive workplace. We are deeply committed to an education that can best be described as “affordable excellence”. We have an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching, a commitment to the business sciences, and an educational model that encourages real world experiences. Most of all, we are committed to helping our students not just enter a university, but to graduate from a university. We thrive on getting to know our students on a personal level, and using the power of education to transform the lives of students as they pursue their professional goals – regardless of their starting point. We know you want to do this – for yourself, for your family, and for the respect you will earn from your colleagues at work. My personal commitment to you is that University of the Potomac can help you attain your educational goals. Sincerely, Richard T. Murphree Ed.D President 2 CONTENTS GENERAL INFORMATION............................................................................................................................... 9 Mission Statement ................................................................................................................................ 9 Institutional Objectives ......................................................................................................................... 9 History ................................................................................................................................................... 9 Modes of Instruction ........................................................................................................................... 10 University of the Potomac Online ....................................................................................................... 10 Facilities ............................................................................................................................................... 10 Accreditation, Licensure and Approvals.............................................................................................. 11 Academic Calendars ............................................................................................................................ 11 Student Class Schedules ...................................................................................................................... 13 ADMISSION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ................................................................................................... 13 General Admissions Requirements ..................................................................................................... 13 Registration ......................................................................................................................................... 14 Course Load ......................................................................................................................................... 14 Accuplacer Placement Tests................................................................................................................ 14 Graduate Programs Admissions Requirements .................................................................................. 15 International Student Admissions Requirements ............................................................................... 15 International Student Undergraduate Admissions Requirements ..................................................... 15 International Student Graduate Admissions Requirements ............................................................... 16 TRANSFER OF CREDIT POLICIES ................................................................................................................... 18 Courses Taken Simultaneously at Other Institutions .......................................................................... 19 Transfer of Credit from University of the Potomac to Other Institutions .......................................... 19 Proficiency Examinations .................................................................................................................... 19 Portfolio Evaluations of Prior Learning ............................................................................................... 20 Computer Requirements for All University of the Potomac Courses (Online or Hybrid) ................... 20 TUITION AND FEES ...................................................................................................................................... 21 Tuition Charges* ................................................................................................................................. 21 Financial Aid Programs ........................................................................................................................ 23 Types of Student Aid ........................................................................................................................... 24 Scholarships......................................................................................................................................... 25 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Education Benefits ................................................................... 26 Payment and Refund Policies .............................................................................................................. 27 ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES ........................................................................................................................ 29 Department of Student and Retention Services ................................................................................. 29 3 New Student Orientation for Online and Campus-based Students .................................................... 30 Career Services .................................................................................................................................... 30 International Student Advising ........................................................................................................... 31 Military Student Advising .................................................................................................................... 31 Emergency Closing of the University .................................................................................................. 31 ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES ..................................................................................................... 31 Degree Maps and Registration............................................................................................................ 31 Academic Credit .................................................................................................................................. 32 Academic Support ............................................................................................................................... 32 Grading in Undergraduate Courses..................................................................................................... 33 General Education Courses ................................................................................................................. 34 Transitional Courses ............................................................................................................................ 35 Honors, Dean’s, and President’s Lists ................................................................................................. 35 Graduation .......................................................................................................................................... 35 Change of Program.............................................................................................................................. 36 Add/Drop Period ................................................................................................................................. 36 Administrative Course Drops – No Attendance .................................................................................. 37 Administrative Course Withdrawals – Excessive Absences ................................................................ 37 Course Withdrawals ............................................................................................................................ 37 Grade Assigned for Withdrawal from a Course .................................................................................. 37 Administrative Withdrawal ................................................................................................................. 37 Official Withdrawal ............................................................................................................................. 37 Re-admissions/ Re-entry ..................................................................................................................... 37 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) – Undergraduate Degrees ...................................................... 38 Length of Time to Complete a Master’s Degree ................................................................................. 40 Financial Aid Warning and Probation.................................................................................................. 40 Appeals Process and Mitigating Circumstances.................................................................................. 40 Academic Reinstatement Policy .......................................................................................................... 40 Leave of Absence ................................................................................................................................ 41 Course Attendance Policy ................................................................................................................... 41 Course Attendance Periods ................................................................................................................. 42 Student Academic Grievance Procedures ........................................................................................... 42 Academic Integrity and Ethics ............................................................................................................. 43 Academic Freedom ............................................................................................................................. 44 Degree Requirements ......................................................................................................................... 45 4 PROGRAMS OF STUDY................................................................................................................................. 47 Academic Policies and Procedures for Graduate Programs.................................................................... 47 Grading in Graduate Courses .............................................................................................................. 47 Graduation .......................................................................................................................................... 48 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Graduate Students ............................................................ 48 Appeals Process and Mitigating Circumstances.................................................................................. 49 Leave of Absence for Graduate Students ........................................................................................... 49 Master of Business Administration ......................................................................................................... 50 Program Mission ................................................................................................................................. 50 Program Learning Goals ...................................................................................................................... 50 Concentrations .................................................................................................................................... 50 Program Outline .................................................................................................................................. 50 Comprehensive Examination (Required) ............................................................................................ 52 Master of Science in Accounting (MSAC) .......................................................................................... 53 Accounting ............................................................................................. Error! Bookmark not defined. Master of Science in Computer Science (MS CS) ........................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Master of Healthcare Administration ..................................................................................................... 57 Master of Science in Data Analytics ............................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Program Mission .................................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Program Learning Goals ......................................................................... Error! Bookmark not defined. Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics (MS HI) ................................................................................. 58 Master of Science in Information Technology ........................................................................................ 59 Combined Bachelor’s – Master’s Programs ............................................................................................ 62 Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration in Hospitality and Tourism Management ....................................................................................................................................... 62 Bachelor of Science Programs ................................................................................................................. 64 Bachelor of Science in Accounting ...................................................................................................... 64 Bachelor of Science in Business .......................................................................................................... 67 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BS CS) ....................................................................................... 70 LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (60 Credits) .................................................................................. 71 General Education Requirements (24 Credits) ................................................................................... 71 Computer Science and Engineering Courses Required (27 credits).................................................... 72 Math Courses Required (9 credits) ..................................................................................................... 72 UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (60 Credits) ................................................................................... 72 General Education Requirements (12 Credits) ................................................................................... 72 Upper division Core Courses (30 credits) ............................................................................................ 72 5 Electives/Concentrations (18 credits) ................................................................................................. 73 Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Policy................................................................................ 75 UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (60 Credits) .................................................................................... 79 General Education Requirements (12 Credits) .................................................................................... 79 Electives (18 credits) ........................................................................................................................... 79 Program Specific Courses Required (36 credits) .................................................................................. 81 UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS (60 Credits) .................................................................................... 81 General Education Requirements (12 Credits) .................................................................................... 81 Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management .............................................................. 82 Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management ........................................................... 85 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology ................................................................................. 88 Bachelor of Science in International Business .................................................................................... 92 Theoretical Applications Project (TAP) Programs ................................................................................... 96 Theoretical Applications Project Process............................................................................................. 96 The Theoretical Applications Project ................................................................................................... 96 Role of Faculty Advisor ........................................................................................................................ 96 Workplace Mentor .............................................................................................................................. 97 Theoretical Applications Project Agreement ....................................................................................... 97 Evaluation of the Theoretical Applications Project Course ................................................................. 97 Capstone Process................................................................................................................................. 97 Bachelor of Science TAP Honors Programs ............................................................................................. 98 Bachelor of Science in Accounting ...................................................................................................... 98 Bachelor of Science in Business .......................................................................................................... 99 Bachelor of Science in Government Contract Management ............................................................ 101 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology ............................................................................... 103 Bachelor of Science in International Business .................................................................................. 105 Associate of Science Programs.............................................................................................................. 107 Associate of Science in Accounting 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