The Catholic University of America

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Click to expand or collapse Campus Overview1

Click to expand or collapse Message from the President 1

To the Undergraduate Students at The Catholic University of America: 1

Click to expand or collapse Academic Calendar for 2008 - 2009 2

Fall (First) Semester 2008 2
Spring (Second) Semester 2009 2
Summer Sessions 2009 2

Click to expand or collapse Officers of the University 2

Board of Trustees 2

Click to expand or collapse Officers of Administration 2

Office of the President 2
Academic Affairs 2
Academic Deans 2
Enrollment Management 2
Facilities Operations 2
Financial Affairs 2
Student Life 2
University Development 2

Click to expand or collapse The Mission Statement of the Catholic University of America2

Click to expand or collapse Aims of the University2

Click to expand or collapse Goals of the University2

Click to expand or collapse Accreditation and Memberships 2

Accreditation 2
Memberships 2

Click to expand or collapse Schools of the University 2

School of Architecture and Planning 2
School of Arts and Sciences 2
School of Canon Law 2
School of Engineering 2
Columbus School of Law 2
School of Library and Information Science 2
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 2
School of Nursing 2
School of Philosophy 2
National Catholic School of Social Service 2
School of Theology and Religious Studies 2
Metropolitan College 2

Click to expand or collapse History2

Click to expand or collapse Academic Resources 2

Center for Global Education 2
International Student and Scholar Services 2
CUAbroad 2
University Libraries 2
Center for Planning and Information Technology 2
Consortium of Universities 2
Oak Ridge Associated Universities 2
Summer Sessions 2

Click to expand or collapse Undergraduate Admissions 2

Admission 2
Regular Freshman Admission 2
Transfer Admission 2
International Student Admission 2
Students With Disabilities 2
Admission of Nondegree Students 2
Readmission 2

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Registration Period 2
New Students 2
Continuing Students 2
Consortium Registration 2
Auditing 2
Course Numbers 2

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Full-Time Study 2
Part-Time Study 2
Enrollment of Undergraduates for Graduate Study 2
Continuous Enrollment 2
Change of Enrollment 2
Leave of Absence 2
Additional Important Information for Students Receiving Federal Financial Aid 2
Change of Course 2
Withdrawal from a Course 2
Change of School 2

Click to expand or collapse Academic Regulations for Undergraduates 2

Equivalent Experience 2
Overelection of Courses 2
Change of Curriculum, Course or Section 2
Exchange Courses 2
Summer Sessions 2
Student Classification 2
Program Concentration (Major) or Specialization 2
Double Concentration 2
Dual-degree Programs 2
Comprehensive Examination 2
General Degree Requirements 2
Attendance at Class 2

Click to expand or collapse Grades and Academic Standing 2

Grading System 2
Pass/Fail 2
Incomplete Grades 2
Change of Grade 2
Grade Point Average 2
Dean-s List 2
Good Standing 2
Academic Probation 2
Dismissal 2
Withdrawal from the University 2
Additional Important Information for Students Receiving Federal Financial Aid 2
Academic Dishonesty 2

Click to expand or collapse Commencement and Honors 2

Commencement 2
Diploma 2
Honors 2

Click to expand or collapse Records and Transcripts 2

Policy 2
Directory Information 2
Name of Record 2
Transcripts 2

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Student Life Division Mission 2
Vice President for Student Life 2
Athletics 2
Career Services 2
Center for Academic Success 2
Counseling Center 2
Dean of Students 2
Disability Support Services 2
Housing Services and Off-Campus Housing Resources 2
Judicial Affairs and Ethical Development 2
Orientation Programs 2
Residence Life 2
Public Safety 2
Student Health Services 2
Student Medical Insurance 2
University Center Student Programs and Events 2
Multicultural Education and Awareness 2

Click to expand or collapse Office of Campus Ministry2

Click to expand or collapse 2008 - 2009 Fees and Expenses 2

Tuition 2
Mandatory Fees 2
Housing 2
Board 2
Application Fees 2
Registration Deposits and Other Fees 2
Miscellaneous Charges 2
Program Fees 2
Payment Plan 2
Refund Policy 2

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Overview 2
CUA Scholarship and Grant Philosophy 2
Institutional Aid and Scholarships 2
Special University-Funded Programs 2
Need-Based Assistance 2
Federal Aid Programs 2
State Aid Programs 2
Donor-Sponsored Scholarships 2
Scholarship Academic Reviews 2
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress for Continuance of Financial Aid 2

Click to expand or collapse University Honors Program 3

Faculty 3
Goals 3
Curriculum 3
Rules and Regulations 3
Courses of Instruction 3

Click to expand or collapse School of Architecture and Planning 4

Officers of Instruction 4
Mission 4
Goals 4
Degree Programs 4
Accreditation 4
Location 4
Faculty and Resources 4
Foreign Studies 4
Special Programs 4
Degree Requirements 4
Other Information 4
Program of Studies 4

Click to expand or collapse School of Arts and Sciences 5

Officers of Instruction 5
Objectives 5
Administration 5
Curricula 5
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements 5
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 5
Rules Concerning Probation and Dismissal 5
Minor Programs 5
Department of Anthropology 5
Department of Art 5
Program in Biochemistry 5
Department of Biology 5
Department of Business and Economics 5
Program in Chemical Physics 5
Department of Chemistry 5
Program in Comparative Literature 5
Department of Drama 5
Department of Education 5
Department of English Language and Literature 5
Department of Greek and Latin 5
Department of History 5
Intensive English Program 5
Program in Latin American and Latino Studies 5
Department of Mathematics 5
Degree Programs 5
Department of Media Studies 5
Program in Medical Technology 5
Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies 5
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 5
Program in Music 5
Peace and Justice Studies Program 5
Program in Philosophy 5
Department of Physics 5
Department of Politics 5
Department of Psychology 5
Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures 5
Program in Social Work 5
Department of Sociology 5
Program in Theology and Religious Studies 5

Click to expand or collapse School of Engineering 6

Officers of Instruction 6
Biomedical Engineering Advisory Council 6
Civil Engineering Advisory Council 6
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Advisory Council 6
Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council 6
History 6
Mission 6
Goals 6
Undergraduate Curricula and Academic Regulations 6
Department of Biomedical Engineering 6
Department of Civil Engineering 6
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 6
Department of Mechanical Engineering 6

Click to expand or collapse Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 7

Officers of Instruction 7
History 7
Goals 7
Institute of Sacred Music 7
The Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music 7
Bachelor of Music Programs 7

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Officers of Instruction 8
History 8
Mission 8
Goals 8
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program 8
Combined B.S.N./M.S.N. Program Option for Registered Nurses 8
Policies and Regulations 8

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Officers of Instruction 9
History 9
Mission 9
Requirements for Admission 9
Undergraduate Programs 9
Honors 9
Basselin Foundation 9
Six-Year Joint Ph.B. - S.T.B. Program 9
Summer Sessions 9

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Administration 10
Adjunct Faculty 10
History and Mission 10
Admission 10
Financial Information 10
Bachelor′s Degrees 10