Undergraduate Catalog

2013 – 2014


2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Archive

Office of Admissions
Emil H. Messikomer Hall
100 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3411
Fax: 610-436-2907
ugadmiss@wcupa.edu


Revised June 2013

Academic Programs

Index

A

(top)

Academic
Advising
Affairs
Affairs, Structure of
Calendar
Classification, See Student Standing
Development Program
Foundations
Integrity Policy
Passport
Policies, Exception to
Policies and Procedures
Recovery Plan
Renewal Policy
Standards: Probation and Dismissal, Maintenance of

Acceptance Fee

Accommodations

Accounting, Department of

Accreditations/Nationally Recognized Programs

Activities

ADA
Classroom Accommodations Appeals Procedure
Policy and Accommodations, briefly in Communications Directory, full policy in Academic Policies and Procedures

Adding a Course

Administration

Admission
Requirements
to Teacher Education
to West Chester University

Adult Studies, See Nondegree Students

Advanced Placement Program

Affirmative Action Policy

African-American Studies Program

Air Force ROTC, briefly, in Academic Affairs, details, in Educational Development Services

Alumni Association
Board of Directors

American Studies Program

Anthropology and Sociology, Department of

Anticipated Time for Degree Completion

Applicable Catalog Year

Application
Fee
for Admission

Applied Music, Department of

Arabic, See Languages and Cultures

Aralia Press

Armed Services
Programs
Reserve Officers' Candidate Program (ROC)

Army ROTC, briefly, in Academic Affairs - Special Programs and Services, details in Educational Development Services

Art
Collections
Department of

Assessment

Astronomy, See Geology and Astronomy

Athlete Absence Policy, See Excused Absences Policy

Athletic Training, See Sports Medicine

Athletic Program, Intercollegiate

Attendance Policy

Audit Fee

Auditing Privileges

Awards, See Scholarships and Awards

B

(top)

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Basic Proficiency

Biology, Department of

Board of
Directors, Alumni Association
Trustees, West Chester University Foundation
Governors

Bookstore

Brandywine Ballet Program

Bus Transportation on Campus

C

(top)

Calendar, Academic

Campus
and Facilities
Description of
Recreation

Career Development Center

Catalog Year, Applicable

Certification
Admission for
Teaching

Changing Majors

Chemistry, Department of

Chemistry-Biology, See Chemistry, or Pre-Medical Program

Chinese, See Languages and Cultures

Class Load, See Full-time status

Classification
Degree - Definitions
of Students

Classroom Behavior, Disruptive

CLEP, in Academic Affairs - Special Programs and Services, see Adult Studies; in Academic Policies and Procedures, see Experiential Learning Credits (Life Learning Experience)

Coaching, See Kinesiology

College Level Examination Program (CLEP), in Academic Affairs - Special Programs and Services, see Adult Studies; in Academic Policies and Procedures, see Experiential Learning Credits (Life Learning Experience)

College Literature

Commencement Fee

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Communicable Diseases (immunization for student teachers)

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of

Communication Studies, Department of

Communications Directory

Commuters, See Off-Campus Students

Computer Science, Department of

Computing Services, See Information Services

Continuing Education, See Nondegree Students

Council of Trustees

Counseling
and Psychological Services Department

Center
Services

Counselor Education, Department of

Course
Audit Fee
Prefixes, Guide to

Creative Writing, See English

Credit By Examination
Fee

Criminal Justice, Department of

Culture Clusters, Language

Cumulative Grade Point Average
Required for Graduation

Cut Policy (Undergraduate Student
Attendance Policy)

D

(top)

Damage Fee

Dance, See Theatre and Dance

Darlington Herbarium

Dean's List

Degree
Classification - Definitions
Completion
Programs,
    Graduate
    Undergraduate
Requirements, See also Individual Program Listings

Description of the Campus

Dining Accommodations, See also Meal Fee

Direct
Loan Program
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students

Directions to the University

Directory Information - Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

Disabilities
Services for Students with
Students with

Dismissal, Academic

Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Distance Education Access Fee

Distributive Requirements

Diverse Communities
Requirement
Courses

Double Major

Dropping a Course

Dual Degrees
and Majors, in Degree Requirements, and in Academic Policies and Procedures

E

(top)

E-mail Accounts, Student WCU

Early Admission, Policy on

Early and Middle Grades Education, Department of

Earth Science, See Geology and Astronomy

Economics and Finance, Department of

Educational
Development, Department of
Psychology, See Professional and Secondary Education
Services Fee

Educator Preparation Programs

Elementary Education, See Early and Middle Grades Education

Emergency
Alert Notification, briefly in Student Affairs, details in Weather Alert Notification
Prepardness

Emeriti

Engineering, briefly in Academic Affairs - Special Programs and Services, details in Physics

English, Department of

Enrollment

Environmental
Health, See Department of Health
Programs

Ethnic Studies
Institute
Program

Evening Studies, See Nondegree Students

Exception to Academic Policies

Excused Absences Policy for University-Sanctioned Events

Exemption from Final Examinations

Experiential Learning Credits

F

(top)

Faculty

Faculty Awards

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Federal
Direct Loan Program
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Pell Grant
Perkins Loan Program
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Work Study Program

Fees and Expenses

Field Experiences, School Assignments

Film Theory and Criticism, See English

Final Examinations, Exemption from

Finance, See Economics and Finance

Financial Aid

Foreign
Languages, see Languages and Cultures, Department of
Students, See International Students

Former Students, Readmission of

Francis Harvey Green Library

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Fraternities

Frederick Douglass
Institute
Society

French, See Languages and Cultures

Freshman Interest Groups

Full-Time Status

G

(top)

GI Bill, See Veterans Affairs

General
Education Requirements
Fee

Geography and Planning, Department of

Geology
and Astronomy, Department of
Museum

German, See Languages and Cultures

Grade Point Average, Cumulative (GPA)

Grade
Appeals
Changes
Reports

Grading System

Graduate
Credit (for Undergraduates)
Studies

Graduation
Fee, See Commencement Fee
Honors
Responsibility for satisfying requirements
Requirements

Grants

Greek
Letter Organizations
Life, see Fraternity and Sorority Life
See also Languages and Cultures

Green Library

Guaranteed Student Loan, See Federal Direct Loan Program

Guide to the Catalog

H

(top)

Health
and Physical Education, See Kinesiology
and Physical Education Majors Fees
Center Fee
Department of
Services

Hebrew, See Languages and Cultures

Hispanic-American Studies, See Ethnic Studies Program

Historical Properties

History
Department of
of the University

Holocaust Studies, Minor in

Honor Societies

Honorary Degrees

Honors
College, briefly, in Academic Affairs; program details, Honors College
Graduation

Housing
Assignments
Deposit
Fee
Off-Campus
On-Campus
Refunds

How to Reach West Chester

I

(top)

Identification Card Fee

Independent Study

Individualized Instruction

Infirmary, See Health Services

Information
Sciences, See Computer Science
Services

Institute for Women

Instructional
I Certificate
II Certificate

Instrument Rental Fee

Insurance
Liability for Nursing Students
Programs

Requirements for International Students

Intention to Graduate, Required Notice

Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Interdisciplinary
Courses, Approved
Programs

Requirement

International
Education
Insurance Requirements
Student Services Fee
Students

Internships

Introducing West Chester University

Involuntary Medical Withdrawal Policy

Italian, See Languages and Cultures

J

(top)

Jewish-American Studies, See Ethnic Studies Program

Journalism, See English

Judicial Affairs and Student Assistance

K

(top)

Kinesiology, Department of

L

(top)

Language
and Culture, Requirements

Culture Cluster

Languages
and Cultures, Department of

Late
Payment Fee
Registration Fee

Latin, See Languages and Cultures

Latin American and Latino Studies Program

Learning Assistance and Resource Center

Liberal Studies Program

Library
Francis Harvey Green
Presser Music Library

Life Learning Experience, See Experiential Learning Credits

Linguistics Program

Literacy, Department of

Literature, See English

Loans, Student

Location of the University

Lost Key Replacement

M

(top)

Mail Service

Majors
Changing
See also individual programs of study

Management, Department of

Marketing, Department of

Married Students (Housing)

Mathematics, Department of

Meal
Fee
Plans, See Dining Accommodations
Refunds

Media Organizations, Student

Military Science

Minor Fields of Study

Mission of the University

Multicultural Affairs

Music
Applied Music, Department of
Education, Department of
Instrument Rental Fees
Library, Presser
School of
Theory, History, and Composition, Department of

Musical Organizations

N

(top)

Name Changes

National Student Exchange Program

Native-American Studies, See Ethnic Studies

New Student Programs

Noncredit Courses, See Nondegree Students

Nondegree Students

Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action Policy

Notice of Intention to Graduate

Nursing, Department of

Nutrition, Department of

O

(top)

Observatory

Off-Campus
and Commuter Services
Housing
Students

On-Campus Housing

Organizations

Orientation Programs, See New Student Programs

Overloads

Overseas Study, See International Education

P

(top)

PAPA Exams

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, Direct (PLUS)

Parking
Decal, See Vehicle Registration
Fees
Improvement Fee

Partial Payment Policy

Pass/Fail Policy

Passport, Academic

Payment of Fees

Peace and Conflict Studies Program

Pell Grant, Federal

Pennsylvania State System Visiting Student Program

Perkins Loan Program, Federal

Pharmaceutical Product Development

Philosophy, Department of

Physical
Education, Department of, See Kinesiology
Education Uniforms (Fees)
Examinations, in Admission, in Student Affairs (see Health Services)
Fitness, See Kinesiology

Physics and Pre-Engineering, Department of

Placement, See Career Development Center

Planetarium

Planning, See Geography and Planning

Poetry Center

Policy on Disruptive Classroom Behavior

Political Science, Department of

Portfolio Assessment Fee

Portuguese, See Languages and Cultures

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Post Office, See Mail Service

Praxis Test Results

Pre-Business, See Economics and Finance, Management, and Marketing

Pre-Law, See also Political Science

Pre-Major Academic Advising Program

Pre-Medical Program, briefly in Academic Affairs, program details

Pre-Professional Study

Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment Exams (PAPA)

Presser Music Library

Probation, Academic

Professional
and Secondary Education, Department of
Assessments for Beginning Teachers
Education Requirements
Organizations
Studies

Proficiency, Basic (English and mathematics)

Programs
Graduate
of Study and Course Offerings
Undergraduate

Psychological Services

Psychology, Department of

Public
Health, See Department of Health
Safety

Publications and Media Organizations (Student)

Q

(top)

Quad, The

R

(top)

Radio Station, See WCUR

Reading, See Literacy

Readmission
of Dismissed Students
of Former Students

Readmitted Students (housing)

Recording Fee

Recreation Services, See Campus Recreation

Refund Policy

Religion, See Philosophy

Religious Organizations

Renewal Policy, Academic

Repeat Course Procedure

Repeating Courses

Required Notice of Intention to Graduate

Requirements
for Admission
for the Baccalaureate Degree
for General Education
for Graduation

Residence Life and Housing Services

Resident
Credit Requirement
Students

Respiratory Care, see Health

Responsibility (for satisfying graduation requirements)

Rights and Privacy Act

Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies

ROTC Programs, briefly in Academic Affairs, program details

Russian,
See Languages and Cultures
Studies Program

S

(top)

SAT (Arranging for Tests)

Scheduling Courses

Scholarly Publications

Scholarships and Awards

School Assignments for Field Experiences

Second Degrees, in Admission, in Academic Policies and Procedures

Secondary Education, See Professional and Secondary Education

Security, See Public Safety

Serpentine, The

Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs

Service Organizations

Services for Students with Disabilities

Sexual Harassment Policy

Snow Days, See Weather Alert Notification

Social Studies Teacher Certification

Social Work, Department of

Sociology, See Anthropology and Sociology

Sororities

Spanish, See Languages and Cultures

Special Collections, See Francis Harvey Green Library

Special Education, Department of

Speech
and Hearing Clinic
Pathology, See Communication Sciences and Disorders

Sports
Clubs
See Intercollegiate Athletic Program
Medicine, Department of

SSI
Fee

State
Grants
System of Higher Education

Status, Full-Time

Structure of Academic Affairs

Student
Activities
Affairs
Attendance Policy
Class Load, See Full-Time Status
Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Government, See SSI
Leadership and Involvement
Name Changes
Newspaper, See The Quad
Organizations
Physical Examinations
Recreation Center Fee
Services Fee

Services, Incorporated (SSI)
    Fee
Standing
Teaching
Union Fee
Union Expansion Fee
WCU E-mail Accounts

Students with Disabilities
admission, housing
Services for

Study Abroad
Application Fees
Program

Summer Sessions

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal (FSEOG)

Sykes Student Union Building

T

(top)

Taking Courses
Off Campus
Out of Sequence

Teacher
Certification Programs See Educator Preparation Programs
Education, Formal Admission to

Teaching
Certificates
Certification

Technology Tuition Fee

Television Station, WCUTV5

Theatre and Dance, Department of

Toxicology, See Chemistry

Transcript Fee

Transcripts

Transfer
Credit Appeal Proces
of Credit

Students
Students (housing)

Tuition Rates

Tutoring Center, See Learning Assistance and Resource Center

U

(top)

Uncollectible Check Policy

Undergraduate
Programs

Student Attendance Policy
Student Academic Integrity Policy

V

(top)

Values Statement, title page

Vehicle Registration

Veterans Affairs

Vision Statement

Visiting Student Program,
Pennsylvania State System

Volunteer Programs

W

(top)

WCU E-mail Accounts, Student

WCUR

WCUTV5

Weather Alert Notification

Wellness Center, See Health Services

West Chester, How to Reach

West Chester University
Alumni Association Board of Diectors
Council of Trustees
Foundation Board of Trustees

Winter Sessions

Withdrawal/Enrollment Change and Aid

Withdrawal from the University

Withdrawals from Housing

Withdrawing from a Course

Women's
Center
and Gender Studies Program

Work Study Program, Federal

Writing
Emphasis Courses
See also English

X-Y-Z

(top)

Yearbook, See The Serpentine

Youth Empowerment and Urban Studies Program