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  • ASU Academic Catalog | ASU Academic Catalog
    policies that govern progress toward completion The following catalog sections are used to plan degree programs next semester s class schedule and look up policies governing issues such as catalog year academic integrity grading and registration Students are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the catalog and their catalog year program requirements Academic Calendar Current Calendar Future Calendars Academic Programs Graduate Programs Undergraduate Programs General Studies Requirements Graduation

    Original URL path: https://catalog.asu.edu/ (2014-09-20)
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  • Graduate Programs | ASU Academic Catalog
    universities in the country The Graduate Education office at Arizona State University provides support to graduate students at every juncture of their program from admission to thesis and dissertation preparation Degree Search Graduate Certificates Graduate Education office Apply Choosing OR CHANGING A Program Graduate students select their graduate program at time of application To change from one graduate degree program to another requires a new application to the Graduate Education

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  • Undergraduate Degree Programs (Baccalaureate) | ASU Academic Catalog
    Havasu Skysong Research Park Washington D C China Directory Search Search ASU Academic Catalog Undergraduate Degree Programs Baccalaureate Arizona State University offers over 290 academic undergraduate programs and majors led by expert faculty from highly ranked colleges and schools Each distinctive academic program exemplifies the hallmark of ASU an exceptional education inspired by vision scholarship and creativity Degree Search Archived Major Maps A Z list Apply ASU highly encourages undergraduate students to select a major at the time of application To change majors as student should do the following Newly admitted students prior to registration orientation Call Undergraduate Admissions at 480 965 7788 Newly readmitted students prior to registration Call Undergraduate Admissions at 480 965 7788 Continuing undergraduate students Contact an advisor in the major you are interested in pursuing to determine eligibility and to complete the change of major process Remember that many majors have GPA and other requirements for eligibility to pursue that major There are no change of campus requirements only from major to major See the advising directory Printer friendly version Academic Calendar Current Calendar Future Calendars Academic Programs Graduate Programs Undergraduate Programs General Studies Requirements Graduation Requirements Minors and Undergraduate Certificates Retention and Academic Standards

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  • University Undergraduate General Studies Requirement | ASU Academic Catalog
    experiences and the processes of artistic creation They may also feature a design emphasis in which material culture is studied as a product of human thought and imagination The social behavioral sciences provide scientific methods of inquiry and empirical knowledge about human behavior within society and individually The forms of study may be cultural economic geographic historical linguistic political psychological or social The courses in this area address the challenge of understanding the diverse natures of individuals and cultural groups who live together in a world of diminishing economic linguistic military political and social distance A total of 12 credit hours must be completed in the following two core areas humanities arts and design HU and social behavioral sciences SB At least six credit hours must be taken in one of these two core areas The 12 hours required to meet the General Studies HU SB requirement are in addition to the university level upper division HU SB requirement See university graduation requirements for more information SQ and SG Natural Sciences combined eight credit hours The natural sciences help students appreciate the scope and limitations of science and its contributions to society Natural science areas of study include anthropology astronomy biology biochemistry chemistry experimental psychology geology microbiology physical geography physics and plant biology Knowledge of the methods of scientific inquiry and mastery of basic scientific principles and concepts are stressed specifically those that relate to matter and energy in living and nonliving systems Firsthand exposure to scientific phenomena in the laboratory is important in developing and understanding the concepts principles and vocabulary of science General Studies courses that satisfy the natural science requirement are given one of two classifications quantitative SQ and general SG Natural Science Quantitative SQ These laboratory courses include a substantial introduction to the fundamental behavior of matter and energy in physical and biological systems Natural Science General SG These laboratory courses cover aspects of scientific inquiry that lend themselves to more qualitative or descriptive discussions of science Eight credit hours of courses designated SQ or SG must be selected Of these at least four credit hours must be taken from the SQ category Three Awareness Areas general studies Students must complete courses that satisfy three awareness areas Courses that are listed for a core area and one or more awareness areas may satisfy requirements concurrently up to a maximum of two of the awareness areas listed for that course These awareness areas promote appreciation of cultural diversity within the contemporary U S the development of an international perspective and an understanding of current human events through study of the past 1 Cultural Diversity in the United States C The objective of the cultural diversity C requirement is to promote awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity within the contemporary U S This is accomplished through the study of the cultural social or scientific contributions of women and minority groups examination of their experiences in the U S or exploration of successful or unsuccessful interactions between and among

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  • University Undergraduate Graduation Requirements | ASU Academic Catalog
    year limit on course work applies except when program accreditation agencies limit the life of course work to fewer than eight years Departments may also require students to satisfy current major requirements rather than major requirements in earlier catalogs when completing earlier requirements is no longer possible or educationally sound Enrollment by Arizona community college students in nontransferable courses still constitutes enrollment for purposes of determining whether the student has been continuously enrolled For example if a student takes two semesters of cooperative education classes that are not transferable to the university but constitute continuous enrollment at the community college the university should consider it continuous enrollment Exceptions made by an institution apply only to the institution that made the exception For example if the community college departments accepted credit that was more than eight years old the university department to which the student transfers might not it has the right and the obligation to reevaluate any credit more than eight years old Inquiries about these guidelines may be directed to the student s academic advisor Continuous Enrollment Student s Activity Semester Year Status Example A Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Fall 2001 Active Continued at an Arizona community college Spring 2002 Fall 2002 Active Transferred to an Arizona university Spring 2003 Student enrolled under 2001 2002 or any subsequent catalog Example B Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Fall 2003 Active Enrolled but earned all Ws or Es 0 00 Spring 2004 Inactive Enrolled in audit courses only Fall 2004 Inactive Nonattendance Spring 2005 Inactive Transferred to an Arizona university Fall 2005 Student enrolled under 2005 2006 or any subsequent catalog Example C Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Fall 1999 Active Nonattendance Spring 2000 Fall 2000 Spring 2001 Inactive Readmitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Fall 2001 Active Transferred to an Arizona university Spring 2002 Student enrolled under 2001 2002 or any subsequent catalog Example D Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Fall 2000 Active Nonattendance Spring 2001 Inactive Readmitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Summer 2001 Active Nonattendance Fall 2001 Spring 2002 Inactive Transferred to an Arizona university Fall 2002 Student enrolled under 2000 2001 or any subsequent catalog Example E Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Summer 2004 Active Continued at an Arizona community college Fall 2004 Spring 2005 Active Nonattendance Fall 2005 Inactive Readmitted and earned course credit at an Arizona community college Spring 2006 Active Transferred to an Arizona university Summer 2006 Student enrolled under 2004 2005 or any subsequent catalog Example F Admitted and earned course credit at an Arizona university Summer 2004 Active Nonattendance Fall 2004 Inactive Nonattendance Spring 2004 Inactive Readmitted and earned course credit at an Arizona university Fall 2005 Active Continued at an Arizona community college Spring 2006 Student enrolled under 2004 2005 or any subsequent catalog Application for Graduation

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  • Minors and Undergraduate Certificates | ASU Academic Catalog
    colleges offer undergraduate minors in addition to majors Students in most majors may pursue one or more minors and upon successful completion of the prescribed course work have that accomplishment officially recognized on the ASU transcript at graduation if the college or department of the minor officially certifies through established verification procedures that all requirements for the minor have been met and the college and in certain colleges the department of the student s major allows the official recognition of the minor A student wishing to pursue a specific minor should consult an academic advisor in the unit offering that minor to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken The student should also consult an academic advisor in the college or department of the major to make sure the college or department of the major allows the recognition of the minor Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate either by the college or department of the major or minor Courses taken as part of a minor may not count toward both the major degree and the minor Please contact the department for more information Undergraduate Certificates Students may pursue some certificate programs along with a major

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  • Retention and Academic Standards | ASU Academic Catalog
    semester hours A A A B B B C C D or E during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3 50 or higher are eligible for the Dean s List A notation regarding Dean s List achievement appears on the unofficial transcript Satisfactory Academic Progress The university is required to publish and enforce standards of satisfactory academic progress for certain students e g student athletes students receiving financial aid and students receiving veterans benefits Certification of satisfactory progress for student athletes is verified by the academic advisor and the dean s designee for certifying satisfactory progress Certification of satisfactory progress for students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits is verified by Student Financial Assistance or the Veterans Services offices respectively Students should contact their advisors or the appropriate office for additional information on satisfactory progress requirements Probation A student s college assumes responsibility for enforcing academic standards and may place on university academic probation any student who has failed to maintain good standing as previously defined For purposes of probation and retention an individual college may set higher GPA standards A student on academic probation is required to observe any rules or limitations the college may impose as a condition for retention Co enrolled Continuing Probation Program Select disqualified students may participate in the Co enrolled Continuing Probation Program at the discretion of their college or school Under this program the student takes UNI 220 Academic Refresher plus one ASU course selected by the student s advisor The student co enrolls at a Maricopa Community College with a schedule selected in consultation with the ASU advisor Upon completion of the term students with a combined semester cumulative GPA of 2 50 may continue regular enrollment at ASU Parameters regarding the number of co enrolled hours required are at the discretion of each college or school Ineligible A student who is placed on ineligible status at the end of a semester is considered ineligible to continue in the college or school at the end of the following semester even if the student meets ASU good standing requirements but not the conditions imposed for retention by the college or school At the close of the semester a student deemed ineligible will receive from the college or school an email that will outline options available for continuing at ASU in another college Ineligibility is exercised at the discretion of the college An ineligible student is notified by the dean of the college and is not allowed to register in a fall or spring semester at the university unless arrangements are made to transfer to another college A student who has already registered for a future semester will be withdrawn from classes An ineligible student who does not change to a different major may not attend ASU A student who is ineligible may apply for reinstatement to the college standards committee An ineligible student may not attend ASU as a nondegree student Disqualification A student who is placed on

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  • Classification of Courses | ASU Academic Catalog
    Major status in the department or instructor approval is required 499 Individualized Instruction 1 3 Provides an opportunity for original study or investigation in the major or field of specialization on an individual and more autonomous basis Neither a substitute for a catalog course nor a means of taking a catalog course on an individual basis Requires application well in advance of regular registration with the student s advisor the advisor s signature and approval by both the instructor with whom the student will work and the chair of the department offering the course This course may be taken only by outstanding senior students who have completed at least one semester in residence and who have a cumulative GPA of 3 00 or higher in the major or field of specialization A special class fee may be required First Year Seminar The First Year Seminar series is specifically designed to meet the needs of the first year student Faculty members volunteer to direct the seminars and choose course topics according to their own interests and areas of specialization Class size is restricted so that students may interact early in their college careers directly with some of the best faculty the university has to offer Honors Courses The courses listed as 298 and 492 Honors Directed Study 493 Honors Thesis 497 Honors Colloquium and all courses with the HON prefix are reserved for students in Barrett the Honors College These courses range from one to six credit hours Consulting with an honors advisor before enrolling is recommended Omnibus Graduate Courses 500 600 700 Research Methods 1 12 Course on research methods in a specific discipline 580 680 780 Practicum 1 12 Structured practical experience in a professional program supervised by a practitioner or faculty member with whom the student works closely 583 683 783 Fieldwork 1 12 Structured supervised field experience in a field science or other discipline requiring experience in field techniques 584 684 784 Internship 1 12 Structured practical experience that follows a contract or plan supervised by faculty and practitioners 590 690 790 Reading and Conference 1 12 Independent study in which a student meets regularly with a faculty member to discuss assignments Course may include such assignments as intensive reading in a specialized area writing a synthesis of literature on a specified topic or writing a literature review of a topic 591 691 791 Seminar 1 12 A small class emphasizing discussion presentations by students and written research papers 592 692 Research 1 12 Independent study that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a thesis or dissertation report or publication in which a student conducts research under the supervision of a faculty member Assignments might include data collection experimental work data analysis or preparation of a manuscript 593 693 793 Applied Project 1 12 Preparation of a supervised applied project that is a graduation requirement in some professional majors 594 Conference and Workshop 1 12 Topical instruction usually in compressed format leading to

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