The Catholic University of America

Table of Contents

Campus Overview 1

Message from the President 1

To the Undergraduate Students at the Catholic University of America: 2

Academic Calendar for 2009-2010 2

Fall (First) Semester 2009 2
Spring (Second) Semester 2010 2
Summer Sessions 2010 2

Officers of the University 2

Board of Trustees 2

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

The Mission Statement of the Catholic University of America 2

Aims of the University 2

Goals of the University 2

Accreditation and Memberships 2

Accreditation 2
Memberships 2

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

History 2

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

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

Registration 2

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

Enrollment 2

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

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

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

Commencement and Honors 2

Commencement 2
Diploma 2
Honors 2

Records and Transcripts 2

Policy 2
Directory Information 2
Name of Record 2
Transcripts 2

Student Life 2

Student Life Division Mission 2
Vice President for Student Life 2
Athletics 2
Career Services 2
Center for Academic Success 2
Conferences and Pryzbyla Management 2
Counseling Center 2
CUA Bookstore 2
CUA Dining Services 2
Dean of Students 2
Disability Support Services 2
Housing Services and Off-Campus Housing Resources 2
Orientation Programs 2
Residence Life 2
Postal Services 2
Public Safety 2
Student Conduct and Ethical Development 2
Student Health Services 2
Student Medical Insurance 2
Campus Activities 2
Multicultural Education and Awareness 2

Office of Campus Ministry 2

2009-2010 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

Financial Aid 2

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

Footnotes 2

University Honors Program 3

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

Footnotes 3

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

Footnotes 4

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
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
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

Footnotes 5

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

Footnotes 6

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

Footnotes 7

School of Nursing 8

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

Footnotes 8

School of Philosophy 9

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

Footnotes 9

Metropolitan College 10

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