REGENT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES REGENT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE

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  • REGENT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

    UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2015

    (Fall 2015)

    Regent University 1000 Regent University Drive

    Virginia Beach, VA 23464-9800 800.373.5504

    admissions@regent.edu www.regent.edu

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    PREFACE Regional Accreditation Regent University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Regent University. National and State Accreditation Regent University’s undergraduate school is accredited or certified by the following bodies:

     Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (www.chea.org/)

     The Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) The Regent University School of Education's educational leadership and teacher preparation programs and the College of Arts & Sciences interdisciplinary studies program, which are designed to prepare competent, caring, and qualified professional educators are accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council for a period of seven years, from January 9, 2009 to January 9, 2016. This accreditation certifies that the educational leadership, teacher preparation and interdisciplinary studies programs have provided evidence that they adhere to TEAC's quality principles. Teacher Educational Accreditation Council, One Dupont Circle, Suite 320, Washington, DC, 20036, phone 202.466.7236. www.teac.orghttp://www.teac.org/

    Regent University is authorized to operate in the state of Virginia and is exempt from the requirements of certification provided by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) (www.schev.edu/.)

    Nondiscrimination Policy Regent University admits students of any race, color, disability, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Regent University has attempted to provide information, which at the time of publication, most accurately described the policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements of the University. The University reserves the right to alter or change any statement contained herein—i.e., necessary modifications in classes, fees, personnel lists, academic policies, and programs at any time and without prior notice. This catalog is thus a guide and does not establish contractual relationships.

    http://www.chea.org/ https://owa.regent.edu/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx https://owa.regent.edu/owa/UrlBlockedError.aspx http://www.schev.edu/

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    PREFACE .................................................................................................................................................................... ii Accreditation ........................................................................................................................................................... ii Nondiscrimination Policy ..................................................................................................................................... ii TABLE OF CONTENTS ..................................................................................................................................... iii THE UNIVERSITY ................................................................................................................................................ 1

    MESSAGE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR & CEO ............................................................................................... 1 Mission Statement ............................................................................................................................................... 2 Philosophy of Education ................................................................................................................................... 2 History of the University .................................................................................................................................... 2 Freedom of Expression ...................................................................................................................................... 3 Standard of Personal Conduct.......................................................................................................................... 3 Campus Facilities................................................................................................................................................. 3 The University Library ....................................................................................................................................... 4

    Library Faculty ................................................................................................................................................ 5 THE COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES ...................................................................................................... 6

    DEAN’S MESSAGE ................................................................................................................................................ 6 Mission and Philosophy .................................................................................................................................... 6 Distinctives ............................................................................................................................................................ 6 Goals of the College of Arts & Sciences ....................................................................................................... 7 Degree Programs ................................................................................................................................................. 7 The Undergraduate Academic Calendar ................................................................................................... 10

    ADMISSION ......................................................................................................................................................... 11 Contact Information ................................................................................................................................. 11 Standards .................................................................................................................................................... 11 Applying for Admission ........................................................................................................................... 11 Admission for International Students ................................................................................................... 12 International Students Admission Requirements ................................................................................ 13 Conditional Enrollment ........................................................................................................................... 14 Admissions Processes .............................................................................................................................. 18 Transfer of Undergraduate Credit .......................................................................................................... 18 Additional Opportunities for Gaining College Credit ........................................................................ 20 Enrollment Status Classification ............................................................................................................. 22 Nondiscriminatory Policy ........................................................................................................................ 23

    TUITION AND FEES ........................................................................................................................................ 23 Payments and Late Fees ........................................................................................................................... 24 Tuition Installment Plan (TIP) ............................................................................................................... 25 Refund Policy ............................................................................................................................................ 25

    FINANCIAL AID ............................................................................................................................................... 25 Important Financial Facts ........................................................................................................................ 25 Federal Financial Aid ................................................................................................................................ 25 Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds Policy .............................................................................. 28 Employer Reimbursement ....................................................................................................................... 30 School-Based Scholarships and Grants ................................................................................................. 30 Scholarship & Grant Policies .................................................................................................................. 32

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    Private Grants and Scholarships ............................................................................................................. 33 S