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I. General Information
II. Undergraduate Admissions
III. Financial Information
IV. Student Life Services and Programs
V. Undergraduate Academic Regulations
VI. Undergraduate Programs
VII. Description of Courses
 
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VI.UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

CORE CURRICULUM

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

H-E-B SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION

DREEBEN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Division of Extended Academic Programs)

Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP)
Universe Online
Army University Access Online (AUAO)

SCHOOL OF INTERACTIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN

SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS

DIVISION OF EXTENDED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The division of Extended Academic Programs’ (EAP) emphasis is to make high quality educational opportunities readily available to working adults who wish to obtain their university degree or gain professional certifications. EAP has the capability to expand both programmatically and geographically to meet the professional development needs of local and global populations. Developing new delivery formats for existing majors, designing new majors through joint agreements with other educational institutions and businesses, and developing non-degreed professional certifications are only a few of the opportunities offered.

Adult Degree Completion Program (ADCaP)

The ADCaP is an evening and Saturdays studies program that is part of the division of Extended Academic Programs. Evening course work is offered at three off-campus sites in San Antonio and also in Corpus Christi, Texas. Saturday coursework is offered at the Santa Rosa site in San Antonio. ADCaP is an accelerated program for working adults with six terms a year, each eight weeks in length, which gives students the ability to earn up to 36 hours of credit per year. The following undergraduate degrees are currently available:

Business Administration (BBA)
Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)
Communication Arts (BA)
Psychology (BA)
Psychology of Organizations and Development (BA)
Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
Nursing (RN to BSN)
The availability of majors and concentrations varies from site to site.

Universe Online

This program is also part of the Division of Extended Academic Programs. It also offers courses in an accelerated format, with five eight-week terms each year. Universe Online offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs delivered totally online. The following undergraduate degrees are available:

Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (AA)
Associate of Arts in Business Administration (AA)
Associate of Arts in Business Information Systems (AA)
Psychology of Organizations and Development (BA)
Business Administration (BBA)
Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)

Admission Requirements for Extended Academic Programs

To be eligible for this matriculation, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must typically* be out of high school for at least five years. Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.
  2. Students must have worked in a full-time job for a minimum of three years, in or outside of the home.
  3. Students who desire Unconditional Admission must demonstrate a GPA of 2.5 or better in any previous college work. In order to judge this, students will be required to obtain “official transcripts” from all regionally accredited institutions previously attended.
  4. Students can be considered for Conditional Admission with unofficial copies of their previous college work. Official copies must be received by the end of the second term of attendance.
  5. Students with less than the expected 2.5 GPA may qualify for Conditional Admission.
  6. Students may be considered for Non-Degree seeking status using the following criteria:
  • Students may be placed into Non-Degree seeking status prior to matriculation; provision of transcripts is not required. However, proof of high school graduation or GED must be supplied. Non-degree seekers within this category will be limited to enrollment in no more than three (3) undergraduate classes. Upon the completion of the third course, the student must either apply for admission or discontinue all attendance at the university.
  • Students may be admitted into Non-Degree seeking status if official transcripts are provided. Non-degree seekers within this category will be limited to the accumulation of no more than 24 undergraduate semester hours.
  • Students attending another home institution may be admitted into Non-Degree seeking (Transient) status by either supplying official transcripts or a letter of “good standing” from the Academic Dean or Registrar at the home institution.

These conditions and requirements of Conditional and Non-Degree seeking admission will be stated in the admissions letter. Students who do not meet all requirements in the time frame stated will be removed from eligibility to enroll

Army University Access Online (AUAO)

This is an online program that is delivered to enlisted personnel of the US army. In the event that a student is accepted into the Universe Online program, it will be stipulated by the University that the soldier is the holder of a high school diploma/GED based on AUAO program requirements and assurances. Students in this program are active duty military, so age restrictions will not always apply when they are demonstrated to be good candidates for the online learning environment. Students in the AUAO program will be accepted for Non-Degree seeking status upon presentation to the Universe Online program. eArmyU students who are attending another host institution in the program are permitted to take courses at the university and are not required to submit a letter of “good standing” or official transcripts. Additionally, they are not limited to 24 semester hours, per institutional agreement with the U.S. Army. Conditions for admission, both Conditional and Unconditional, are identical to those stated above.

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