Faculty Handbook

Academic Programs - Curriculum Definitions

Undergraduate  
Major* Normally, 30-39 credit hours within one subject area
Interdisciplinary Major* Normally, 48-54 credit hours across two or more subject areas
Option # No more than 15 semester hours of credit which fall within an approved local and state program.
Minor* Normally, 15-18 credit hours within a discipline other than the major
Certificate-Non Degree No more than 30 semester hours of credit which fall within an approved program
Graduate  
Degree Programs A minimum of 30 semester hours
Option * No more than 12 semester hours for credit within an approved program
Certificate-Non Degree No more than 12 semester hours of credit within an approved program.
Dual Label Course Course in which 2 or more subjects share the label; the originating department is responsible for the scheduling, outline, etc., but changes in the course must be approved by both departments.
faculty developed study Course offered by a department for one semester only to determine its value to the total departmental program or in response to a particular request from a group of students
#WCSU Policy/local option  
 
Senate Approval: Nov. 14, 1990 (R90-11-11)
Admin. Approval: Feb. 1, 1991
*Any department wishing to exceed the regulations set forth by the Board of Governors for Higher Education must seek approval from the State.

 



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