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Unformatted text preview: The bulletin can be accessed at 1 STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY Arkansas State University Each student should study this Graduate Bulletin and become completely familiar with the organization and the regulations of the university. Failure to do this may result in serious mistakes for which the student shall be held fully responsible. POLICY STATEMENT Policies and procedures stated in this bulletin—from admission through graduation—require continuing evaluation, review, and approval by appropriate university officials. All statements reflect policies in existence at the time this bulletin went to press, and the university reserves the right to change policies at any time and without prior notice. University officials determine whether students have satisfactorily met admission, retention, or graduation requirements. Arkansas State University reserves the right to require a student to withdraw from the university for cause at any time. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Arkansas State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. To that end, the University provides opportunities in employment practices, admission and treatment of students without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, gender, national origin, or veteran status. ASU complies with all applicable federal and state legislation and does not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria. Questions regarding this policy should be addressed to the Affirmative Action Program Coordinator, P.O. Box 1500, State University, Arkansas 72467. Telephone (870) 972-3658. SERVICES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Arkansas State University's Coordinator of Services to students, faculty and staff with disabilities is also the university's compliance coordinator for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). In this capacity, the coordinator arranges for academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to be provided to qualified students and coordinates workplace accommodations. The coordinator also is the individual to whom concerns about physical access to facilities, buildings and grounds should be addressed. The coordinator's office is located on the second floor (Room 2181). The telephone number is (870) 972-3964. The number for the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) is (870) 972-3458. Arkansas State University will provide auxiliary aids, without cost, to those students with verified disabilities who require such services. If service providers are necessary, Arkansas State University will provide appropriately trained providers (other than paid tutors). Volume 101 July, 2017 Number 1 Published annually by Arkansas State University, at State University, Arkansas 72467. See the A-State web page at for current bulletin information. The bulletin can be accessed at The bulletin can be accessed at 2 3 ACCREDITATION OF PROGRAMS Arkansas State University's academic programs are accredited by the regional accrediting agency for all programs. Individual programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies for the respective programs. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) 230 South LaSalle, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 Telephone: (800) 621-7440 Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1979 Chicago, IL 60601-2208 Telephone: (312) 553-9355 Fax: (312) 553-9616 Email: [email protected] Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 223-0077 Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) 111 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA  22314 Telephone:  (703) 706-3245 Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (AACSB) 77 South Harbour Island Boulevard Suite 750 Tampa, Florida 33602-5730 Telephone: (314) 872-8481 Fax: (314) 872-8495 Council for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22314 Telephone: (703)535-5990 Fax: (703)739-9209 Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) 222 South Prospect Avenue Park Ridge, IL 60068-4037 Telephone: (847) 692-7050 Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) 2025 Woodlane Drive St. Paul, MN 55125-2998 Telephone: (651) 731-1582 Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) 20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60606 Telephone: (312) 704-5304 National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) 8410 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 670 Chicago, IL  60631 Telephone:  (773) 714-8880 National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) 126 Mallette Street Chapel Hill, NC 27516 Telephone: (919)593-5205 Fax: (877)572-8693 National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 4340 East West Highway Suite 402 Bethesda, MD 20814 Telephone: (301) 657-0270 National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive Suite 21 Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (703) 437-0700 National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive Suite 21 Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (703) 437-0700 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) 1029 Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 Telephone: (202) 628-8965 Fax: (202)626-4978 National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive Suite 21 Reston, VA 20190 Telephone: (703) 437-0700 Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 33 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Telephone: (404) 975-5000 American Alliance of Museums 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 1005, Arlington VA 22202 Telephone: (202) 289-1818 Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET The bulletin can be accessed at The bulletin can be accessed at 4 5 INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Arkansas State University holds institutional membership in agencies, councils, and organizations important to the quality of its academic programs. Major memberships are shown below. American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education American Association of Colleges of Nursing American Association of State Colleges and Universities American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources American Mathematical Society Association for University Business and Economic Research Association of College Educators in Radiologic Technology Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communications Broadcast Education Association Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation Council for Advancement and Support of Education Council of Graduate Schools in the United States Council on Social Work Education European Teacher Education Network International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (Founding Member) International Student Exchange National Association of Schools of Art and Design National Association of Schools of Music National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration National Collegiate Honors Council ORAU MEMBERS Since 2004, students and faculty of Arkansas State University have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 98 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members. Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the numbers of under-represented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at , or by calling either of the contacts below. ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research and support programs as well as services to chief research officers. For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact: Andrew Sustich Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer ORAU Councilor for Arkansas State University 870-972-2694 Monnie E. Champion ORAU Corporate Secretary (865-576-3306); or Visit the ORAU Home Page ( ) National Council on Rehabilitation Education National League for Nursing National Student Exchange North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Oak Ridge Associated Universities* Southern Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities American Alliance of Museums American Chemical Society The bulletin can be accessed at The bulletin can be accessed at 6 7 Table of Contents Academic Calendar .............................................................................................................................. 9 Organization of the University ............................................................................................................ 13 Officers of the University .................................................................................................................... 14 The University .................................................................................................................................... 16 Mission........................................................................................................................................ 16 Core Values ................................................................................................................................ 16 Vision .......................................................................................................................................... 16 Location ...................................................................................................................................... 16 History ........................................................................................................................................ 16 Library......................................................................................................................................... 17 Heritage Sites ............................................................................................................................. 18 Museum ...................................................................................................................................... 18 Delta Studies Center .................................................................................................................. 18 Admission ........................................................................................................................................... 19 Fees and Expenses ............................................................................................................................ 24 Academic Regulations ........................................................................................................................ 36 Graduate Degree Policies.................................................................................................................... 44 Academic Programs ........................................................................................................................... 49 College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology ............................................................................53 College of Business ..............................................................................................................................68 College of Education and Behavioral Science......................................................................................80 College of Liberal Arts and Communication........................................................................................155 College of Nursing and Health Professions ........................................................................................205 College of Sciences and Mathematics................................................................................................244 English Learning Academy .................................................................................................................279 State Licensures and Authorizations ..................................................................................................280 Course Descriptions ...........................................................................................................................283 College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology ......................................................................283 College of Business ........................................................................................................................294 College of Education and Behavioral Science................................................................................303 College of Liberal Arts and Communication....................................................................................324 College of Nursing and Health Professions ....................................................................................343 College of Sciences and Mathematics............................................................................................364 International Programs ...................................................................................................................379 The Graduate Faculty..........................................................................................................................380 Administrative Support Staff ...............................................................................................................404 Index ...................................................................................................................................................405 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017-2018 Fall Semester 2017 Orientation for New Faculty August 14-15 (M-T) Faculty Conference August 16 (W) College and Department Faculty Meetings August 17-18 (Tr-F) Last Day for Admissions August 18 (F) Residence Halls Open 9:00 a.m. August 19 (Sa) First Year Convocation 1:30 p.m. August 20 (Su) Regular Classes Begin August 21 (M) Late Registration August 21-25 (M-F) Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for December Commencement August 25 (F) Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit August 25 (F) Saturday Classes Begin August 26 (Sa) WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Session 1 Courses 8:00 a.m. August 28 (M) Checksheets Due to Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for December Commencement September 1 (F) Labor Day Holiday September 4 (M) WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Session 1 Courses 12:00 p.m. September 5 (T) Last Day to Drop Session I Courses September 26 (T) Mid-semester Exams October 3-9 (T-M) Last Day of Session I Classes October 9 (M) Last Day to Add Session II Courses October 9 (M) Session II Classes Begin October 10 (T) Mid-semester Grades Due 12:00 p.m. October 11 (W) WN Grading Begins for Session II Courses October 16 (M) WN Grading Ends for Session II Courses October 20 (F) Comprehensive Examination Results Reported to the Registrar November 3 (F) Thesis/Dissertation submitted to ProQuest and Oral Defense Results Reported to the Registrar November 3 (F) Last day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holiday November 15 (W) November 20-25 (M-Sa) Last Day of Class December 4 (M) Study Day December 5 (T) Final Examinations December 6-12 (W-T) Commencement (See Commencement Website for additional information) Residence Halls Close (for all students not graduating) December 9 (Sa) 12:00 p.m. December 13 (W) University Final Exam Make-Up Day (if necessary) December 13 (W) Graduating Senior Grades Due 12:00 p.m. December 14 (Tr) All Grades Due 12:00 p.m. December 15 (F) Degree Conferral Date December 16 (Sa) The Official Academic Calendar can be accessed online at The bulletin can be accessed at The bulletin can be accessed at 8 9 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017-2018 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2017-2018 Spring Semester 2018 Residence Halls Open Summer Term 2018 - Session I 9:00 a.m. January 12 (F) Last Day for Admissions Last Day for Admissions January 12 (F) Residence Halls Open Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed January 15 (M) Memorial Day Holiday Observed January 16 (T) Registration Regular Classes Begin Late Registration January 16-22 (T-M) Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for May Commencement January 19 (F) Saturday Classes Begin January 20 (Sa) Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit January 22 (M) WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Session I Courses 8:00 a.m. January 23 (T) Checksheets Due to Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for May Commencement WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Session I Courses January 26 (F) 12:00 p.m. January 30 (T) Last Day to Drop Session I Courses February 20 (T) Mid-semester Exams February 27-March 5 (T-M) May 25 (F) 12:00 p.m. May 26 (Sa) May 28 (M) through May 29 (T) Classes Begin May 29 (T) Last Day to Change from Credit to Audit May 30 (W) WN Grading Begins for Full Term and Session I Courses 5:00 p.m. May 31 (Tr) Online Intent to Graduate Forms Due for August Commencement WN Grading Ends for Full Term and Session I Courses June 1 (F) 12:00 p.m. June 4 (M) Checksheets Due to Office of Admissions, Records and Registration for August Commencement June 8 (F) Last day to Drop a Course or Withdraw from the University June 15 (F) Last Day of Class June 27 (W) Final Examinations June 28 (Tr) Last Day of Session I Classes March 5 (M) Comprehensive Examination Results Reported t the Registrar June 28 (Tr) Last Day to Add Session II Courses March 5 (M) March 6 (T) Thesis/Dissertation submitted to ProQuest and Oral Defense Results Reported to the Registrar June 28 (Tr) Session II Classes Begin Mid-semester Grades Due 12:00 p.m. March 7 (W) WN Grading Begins for Session II Courses All Grades Due 12:00 p.m. July 3 (T) 8:00 a.m. March 12 (M) WN Grading Ends for Session II Courses 12:00 p.m. March 16 (F) Spring Break March 19-24 (M-Sa) Comprehensive Examination Results Reported to the Registrar March 30 (F) Thesis/Dissertation submitted to ProQuest a...
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