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UNIVERSITY CATALOG 2011
Eighth Edition

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KEY STAFF AND FACULTY Charlotte Hislop, President/CEO Alex Lazo, Ph.D., Academic Dean Bill Luton, Ph.D., Dean of Business and General Studies Patricia Drown, Ph.D., Dean of Criminal Justice Ebenezer Garcia, Course Development Frank Vazquez, Operations Manager C.J. Bishop, Registrar Lindsay Oglesby, Admissions Director As a prospective student at Allied American University, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the student performance fact sheet which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. This catalog is not a contract between the student, AAU, or any party or parties. Reasonable effort was made at the time this document was created to ensure that all policies and provisions of this catalog were correct. AAU reserves the right to make changes and addendums to current policy as required. Students affected by policies changes will be advised by a message in the iBoard learning system.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..............................................................................................................................................1 ACCREDITATION AND STATE APPROVAL ............................................................................................2

National Accreditation .................................................................................................................. 2 Regional Accreditation.................................................................................................................. 2 The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education .................................................................... 2
MISSION, VISION, INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES, AND CORE VALUES .....................................3

Mission Statement ......................................................................................................................... 3 Vision and Institutional Objectives ........................................................................................... 3 Core Values ..................................................................................................................................... 4 Student’s Bill of Rights ................................................................................................................. 5 Academic Freedom ......................................................................................................................... 6
ADMISSIONS ....................................................................................................................................................6

Application and Enrollment Process .......................................................................................... 6 International Students................................................................................................................... 8 Non-Degree Seeking Students .................................................................................................... 9 Certificate Program Options ........................................................................................................ 9 Degree Options............................................................................................................................. 10 Change of Major / Program Policy ............................................................................................ 10
ACADEMIC INFORMATION....................................................................................................................... 10

Academic Affairs .......................................................................................................................... 10 Instructional Model ..................................................................................................................... 11 Course Load................................................................................................................................... 11 Faculty and Instruction ............................................................................................................... 12 Outcomes Assessment ................................................................................................................. 15
UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND QUALIFICATIONS ................................................................................ 17 TUITION, FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE .................................................................................. 25

Tuition Schedule .......................................................................................................................... 25 Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosures .......................................................................... 25 Fee Schedule.................................................................................................................................. 26 Financial Assistance .................................................................................................................... 27 Approved Payment Programs .................................................................................................... 27 Federal Student Loan Deferment .............................................................................................. 28 University Enrollment Calendar ............................................................................................... 32 Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar ................................................................................ 33 University Holidays ..................................................................................................................... 34
STUDENT AFFAIRS........................................................................................................................................ 34

Registrar ......................................................................................................................................... 34 Academic Progress Advisors (APAs) ........................................................................................ 34 VA Notification ............................................................................................................................ 35

................................................................................... 75 Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration ........................ 84 Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice ................................... 35 Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society ............. Withdrawal and Refund Policy ....................... 59 TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS .................................................................... 41 Complaint Procedure ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records ...................................................... 43 Credit Transfer Policy .................................. 44 Extension Policy ...................................................................................................................... 56 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ......................................................................................................................................... 80 Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems ..................... 61 Certificate Programs .................................................................................................................................................. 91 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS .................................................. 55 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy .... 41 Cancellation.................................................... 53 Proctored Examination Policy ......................................................................................................................... 43 Course Repeat Policy ....................................................................................... 60 Software Requirements......................................................... 78 Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems ..................................................................... 39 Exit Survey and Financial Aid Counseling ............... 94 APPENDIX OF CHANGES ............................................................... 47 Graduation Policy ......... 36 LIBRARY SERVICES ...................................... 88 Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies .................................................... 61 Degree Programs .. 37 Administrative Withdrawal ........................................................................................................... 37 Academic Honesty ....................................................................... 126 .....................................................HONORS ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 46 Grading Policy ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 40 Mid-Point Homework Assignment Lateness Policy .................................................................................................... 36 UNIVERSITY POLICIES ................................................................................................................. 40 Attendance Requirements and Deadlines.................................................................................................................................................................. 77 Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Americans with Disabilities Act ............................................... 86 Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies............ 40 Attendance Policy ..................................................................................... 60 Hardware Requirements .............................................................. 52 Grievance Policy......................................... 61 UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS ....... 35 Graduation with Honors......................................................................................................................................................... 82 Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42 Gatekeeper Courses ........................................................................................................................................................

(Allied Schools) opened its doors over 18 years ago with a vision to provide students with a convenient. there are more than 200 faculty and staff in the entire Allied family with a shared goal of providing the highest level of support possible in every Allied program.. a division of Allied Business Schools.edu 1 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Criminal Justice. Today. The University. health care. The University delivers student-centered academic programs in an online distance learning environment that allows students to pursue their degree from the comfort of their home. and General Studies as well as Certification Programs in the fields of Business Administration.2011 University Catalog INTRODUCTION History Allied Business Schools. Allied American University is dedicated to providing the type of education that students need to succeed in today’s competitive environment. was accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council in June of 2008. Computer Information Systems and Criminal Justice. This foundation of history and success in offering educational opportunity provides the gateway for Allied American University (AAU) to offer undergraduate degree programs to meet a variety of academic needs. military service members. The online format enables students to complete their education at any time and from anywhere around the world. Allied Schools has expanded its educational products to include online business. Computer Information Systems. From an initial concentration in real estate training. stay-at-home parents. and disabled individuals to get the training and credentials they need for career advancement. or personal growth through the convenience and affordability of distance education. or wherever they choose to study.allied. Since 1992. professional development. workplace. and a more extensive line of real estate licensing and certification courses. www. Inc. Allied Schools’ certificate and diploma courses have enabled working professionals. Inc. self-paced way to complete training for indemand careers. AAU offers Associate and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Business Administration.

org or at 510-748-9001.gov bppe@dca.org). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U. Washington.allied.wascsenior.bppe. The DETC is located at 1601 18th Street.S.ca. and may be contacted by phone at (202) 234-5100 or fax at (202) 332-1386. DC 20009-2529. Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by AAU may contact: The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education 2435 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 400 Sacramento. NW.detc. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Regional Accreditation Allied American University has applied for Eligibility from the Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.ca. institution no. Questions about Eligibility may be directed to the institution or to WASC at www. it is a preliminary finding that the institution is potentially accreditable and can proceed within four years of its Eligibility determination to be reviewed for Candidacy status with the Accrediting Commission.gov www. CA 95833 (916) 431-6959 (888) 370-7589 www. nor does it ensure eventual accreditation.2011 University Catalog ACCREDITATION AND STATE APPROVAL National Accreditation Allied American University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (www. California State Approval Allied American University is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). WASC has reviewed the application and determined that Allied American University is eligible to proceed with an application for Candidacy for Accreditation.edu 2 Updated: 8/22/2011 . A determination of Eligibility is not a formal status with the Accrediting Commission. 24255659.

and make effective decisions on the scope of the information needed to meet project objectives. and to ensure relevance to regulatory requirements  Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and society  Broaden access to degree programs for underserved populations  Use technology to create effective modes and means of instruction that expand access to learning  Develop information literacy enabling students to identify topics appropriate to the requirements of research projects. AND CORE VALUES Mission Statement Allied American University is committed to providing online distance education degree programs for a diverse population of adult learners in a student-centered academic environment. AAU strives to fulfill the following institutional objectives:  Offer a dynamic. VISION. INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES. interactive distance education environment which engages students in the learning process through a multi-media learning experience and through systematic contact with faculty and student support advisors  Develop competence in communication. apply appropriate research tools and research strategies. affordable instruction resulting from a system of clear communication of mission. www. and assessment for all courses to ensure course mastery and student success  Engage in a constant process of continuous improvement through course assessment and revision to promote student mastery of the course. In pursuing this vision. collaboration. critical thinking. goals. provide the most recent updates of content and objectives. and service to the community. The curriculum offered by AAU is continuously evaluated to ensure a practical nature and a focus on both established and emerging occupations. Vision and Institutional Objectives AAU’s vision is to be a respected leader in providing quality.allied. measured by a formal institutional research process. and objectives.2011 University Catalog MISSION.edu 3 Updated: 8/22/2011 . AAU’s strategic plan is to create a true academic culture by emphasizing faculty-driven educational programs that lead to the acquisition of knowledge and skills. career advancement. leadership. which empowers students to achieve the outcomes of information literacy. detailed instructions. personal enrichment. and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong learning to enhance opportunities for sustained success  Provide immediate and ongoing constructive feedback to promote student selfassessment and motivation  Provide clear learning outcomes. and to a continuous process of self-examination tied to data collection and analysis.

and procedures on an ongoing basis to strengthen the overall effectiveness of curriculum. and professional conduct in all processes and practices. and social phenomena. and service to the community. students. including non-traditional and underserved communities. requests. and objective in dealing with students. faculty members. To ensure program quality. and information. and ethics as well as demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific.  Ethics – Foster a learning environment that promotes responsible. honest. and information utilization together with an interest in lifelong learning to enhance opportunities for sustained success.2011 University Catalog Core Values The core values are a set of principles that are aligned with the University’s mission and guide the practice and development of curriculum. delivery.  Diversity – Embrace and promote diversity in policies and practices to prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly diverse workplace and society. evaluate.  Open Access –Provide opportunities for lifelong educational options for all student populations.  Integrity – Conduct all activities in an ethical manner that is both open and collaborative. Develop competence in communication. career advancement. Students develop interests and acquire knowledge from multiple fields such as economics. the University assesses practices. critical thinking. collaboration. personal enrichment. AAU endeavors to systematically and effectively plan. and staff. outcomes. historical. leadership. instructional delivery. AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). feelings. faculty. and operations. oversee.allied. and support services. Commit to practices that are fair. and stakeholders at all levels of the community. and support services:  Respond to inquiries.  Student Service – Strive to ensure that curriculum. the environment. policies.  Effective Written and Oral Communication – Strive to develop effective oral and written communication student skills that lead to the clear expression of ideas. Broaden access to degree programs for underserved populations through distance education technologies. the highest ethical standards. principled behavior which respects the dignity of all members of the community.edu 4 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and concerns in an appropriate and timely manner  Monitor operations in a continuous process of self-assessment and invite external evaluations by public agencies  Remain accountable to students and to the public to fulfill the educational mission  Quality – Provide educational programs that lead to the acquisition of measurable knowledge and skills necessary to achieve information literacy. and improve its program objectives to ensure the academic quality and integrity of its academic programs and the semester credits and degrees awarded. Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity. staff. www. AAU maintains a commitment to meet or exceed standards set forth by accrediting and regulatory bodies in all quality control aspects of educational activities.

You have the right to have assignments graded and returned within a reasonable amount of time (see “Grading Policy” in Student Handbook). justice and mutual respect for all individuals regardless of their physical differences or differences in viewpoints. No one may be excluded on the basis of disability. You have the right to inspect and review your own educational records and to request the amendment of these records if you feel they are inaccurate or misleading. Respect for the Value of Learning – The University values intellectual curiosity. analyzing. You have the right to freedom of expression. as a result of their studies in the general education curriculum. You have the right to discuss and receive clarification on course content from your instructor. 5 Updated: 8/22/2011  www. gender. age. with a particular emphasis on critical thinking. and in their communities. protest and/or take reasoned exception to the information and views offered in any course. and use evidence judiciously to fashion well reasoned and persuasive arguments. either during posted office hours or during a scheduled appointment. along with academic excellence. sexual orientation. You have the right to have your course grade determined only by academic achievement that is consistent with the objectives of the course. an appreciation for the necessity of a historical grounding in all areas of inquiry.  Assume positions of leadership and high responsibility in all phases of society. including the right to dissent. on the job. Graduates should have an awareness of both the power and limitations of knowledge. creed. You have the right to fair and reasonable treatment by all members of the AAU community. It is AAU’s belief that these values will enable students to achieve greater personal and professional growth that will benefit them at home.  Value and demonstrate compassion. Student’s Bill of Rights         You have the right to receive regular and organized instruction and guidance that is consistent with the objectives of the course and program in which you are enrolled. You have the right to the opportunity to participate in and receive the benefits of programs offered at AAU. race. evaluate. national origin. graduates should:  Be able to reason critically about the various ethical dimensions of society. and the acquisition of those skills to identify. You have the right to use all AAU educational resources in accordance with the rules concerning their use. or economic status.allied.edu .  Value service to their local community and to broader causes at the national and international level. ethnicity. in the lives of its students.2011 University Catalog Critical Thinking – Enable students to develop a disciplined process of conceptualizing. and applying information to use in their daily lives. Therefore. Critical Thinking Students reflect broad analytical habits of thought.

2. The thorough discussion of topics from diverse perspectives within the faculty members’ subject is encouraged.edu 6 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied. 3. In specific instances. www. it is important that faculty members realize their responsibility to this University to make their students understand that their expression does not represent the opinions of Allied American University.0) or higher for each course at an accredited postsecondary institution. no research may be conducted using AAU students.2011 University Catalog  If you feel that your rights have been violated. The 12 collegelevel semester credits must have been completed with a “C-“(2. Controversial subject matter outside of each faculty member’s area of expertise is strongly discouraged within taught courses. about AAU students. opinions. the following guidelines should be followed: 1. It is reasonable that the teaching and learning environments will be open to diverse opinions and voices and that the same course content can be presented in multiple ways in order to achieve the same outcome goals. and approaches may lead to conflict or grievances. To be admitted to the University’s nondegree. As a higher education institution. AAU holds the pursuit of education in highest regard and strives to provide an environment that promotes the pursuit of truth and mutual respect to support the generation of new knowledge and reasoned argument based on scholarly justification. Faculty members are encouraged to research and publish such research in addition to the fulfillment of their normal academic duties. you have the right to bring a grievance before the AAU administration (see "Grievance Policy" in Student Handbook). Students and faculty are expected to adhere to academic integrity. Certificate. GED certificate or an international equivalent. including military members. Toward these ends and in respect for diversity. Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree programs. Allied American University recognizes that each faculty member will express his or her opinions and philosophies freely without censorship. However. and professional conduct in all processes and practices. those students supplying evidence of their state-issued real estate appraiser’s license (which must be in good standing with the regulatory agency in the issuing state) are considered as having met admission requirements as a non-degree seeking student. who typically have previously completed undergraduate level courses. Teaching and learning styles may differ and it is not unexpected that differences in styles. students need to submit evidence of a high school diploma. Academic Freedom Allied American University adheres to the following principles of academic freedom. ADMISSIONS Application and Enrollment Process Allied American University’s admissions policy is oriented to adult learners. or earned credit by examination. or on or about the AAU teaching and learning model without formal approval from Allied American University. A student may also be admitted by submitting evidence of having successfully completed 12 college-level semester credits in subjects applicable to the intended degree. Concurrently. military training. the highest ethical standards.

and mail. Step 1: Apply Online The application process is simplified to reduce processing time. Applicants indicate whether they will pursue a Certificate. www. all transcripts from former institutions must be evaluated for possible award of transfer credit. For students using VA benefits. In addition to submitting the Attestation Form the student must also submit documented proof within 16 weeks of admission. along with remaining courses required to graduate.2011 University Catalog Students who utilize the Allied American University’s High School Graduation or Equivalency Attestation Form attest to have graduated from a U. Essential documents. and payment method.S. Repeating courses at different educational institutions may result in an overpayment. As a prospective student. which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement. the prospective student is contacted by an admissions representative whose mission is to inform the applicant about AAU’s available programs and assist throughout the enrollment process. enrollment agreement. which must be sent to AAU directly from the institution or military branch where the credit was earned or sent by student as long as the official transcript is sealed from the originating institution.allied. transfer credit is articulated to the selected program. is accepted to facilitate the credit evaluation. The admissions representative contacts the prospective student at this point and answers any questions related to the degree plan or the enrollment process. are collected by the admissions representative by e-mail. An unofficial transcript. Step 4: Creation of the Degree Plan After the transcripts are evaluated. An official transcript. An assessment is generated listing all transferable course work. You are encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet. including transcripts for credit transfer. you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. the information is sent to the registrar for credit evaluation. Students utilizing Title IV funds are not eligible for admission using the High School Attestation Form. which may be sent from the applicant to AAU. Academic Status. If a student does not provide the appropriate documentation during the 16 week timeframe the student will be Institutionally Withdrawn and no documentation will be released. Computer Information Systems. based high school or obtained an equivalency. See Student Affairs section. Step 3: Transfer Credit Evaluation As soon as the prospective student and the admissions representative have completed the application requirements. must be submitted before the end of the first semester (16 weeks).edu. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and choose an academic degree program such as Business Administration. Step 2: Enrollment Process Soon after the application has been received by AAU’s Admissions Department. Prospective AAU students complete an online application that can be accessed from the website. A personalized degree plan showing the transferred credit. or General Studies. is created and sent to the applicant. and the VA may request repayment.allied. The assessment is used to generate the Degree Plan. fax. military service forms. www. Criminal Justice.edu 7 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

allied.allied. and essay writing. and Mathematics areas such as pre-algebra and algebra.S. mechanics. Transcripts in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified translation. www. Foreign Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts for comparable university-level courses completed in a country other than the United States must be evaluated by an outside credential evaluation company before they are submitted to AAU. AAU will not release any official records.naces.0.2011 University Catalog Step 5: Placement Exams Allied American University employs placement exams to evaluate incoming students’ skill levels in English and Mathematics. Based on the degree program in which they would like to enroll. Applicants indicate whether they will pursue a Certificate. the applicant officially becomes a student. International Students Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered for admission to Allied American University on the basis of academic preparation and personal qualifications.edu 8 Updated: 8/22/2011 . If a student has any outstanding documents.edu. Criminal Justice. Computer Information Systems. These placement exams assess students’ knowledge of English areas such as spelling. Each exam takes 2-3 hours to complete and is administered at no cost to students. www.  International English Test (IELTS) exam with a minimum score of 6. must submit evidence of English proficiency through one of the following exams:  Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 on the TOEFL PBT (Paper Based Test) or a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test). Step 3: TOEFL/IELTS Scores International applicants whose native language is not English. or General Studies. college or university. The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www. Associate or Bachelor’s Degree and choose an academic degree program such as Business Administration. Step 2: Academic Documentation Prospective AAU students send official copies of transcripts from secondary schools and colleges and universities to AAU. To apply: Step 1: Submit an online application Prospective AAU students complete an online application that can be accessed from the website. except those who have completed their undergraduate degrees at a nationally or regionally accredited U. certain students will be required to complete one or both of these exams as a requirement for enrollment. Step 6: Getting Started Once the degree plan is accepted and an enrollment agreement is signed and processed.org) members are acceptable sources for foreign credential evaluation and translation services.

A non-degree seeking student who later decides to pursue a degree plan will be required to supply transcripts for prior college and military training credit. or certification. An AAU representative will assist students desiring to make this change. General type includes courses from 100.Real Estate  Introduction . Certificate Program Options Allied American University offers twenty-five different certificate programs.Office Management  Introduction – California Real Estate  Introduction . as outlined in this catalog. Non-Degree Seeking Students Allied American University welcomes individuals who are not seeking a degree from the University but wish to continue their education for college credit. AAU encourages non-degree seeking students to apply their earned credit toward a degree. Non-degree seeking students may either enroll in individual courses or enroll into a certificate program.allied. Non-degree seeking students are individuals who may be taking coursework for personal enrichment. 300.2011 University Catalog  English Entrance Exam (EEE). Introduction type includes courses from 100 and 200 level with all prerequisites included.Solar Energy  Introduction – Finance  General .Marketing  Introduction . which is administered by Allied American University and based on TOEFL.edu 9 Updated: 8/22/2011 .Web Design  General . 400 level with course prerequisites included. These certificates are offered through the degree programs as noted. These students must show proof of a high school diploma or equivalent.IT Management www. Advanced type includes courses from 300 and 400 level with an admission requirement of an AA/AS from that program area (course prerequisites still apply).Management Computer Information Systems  Introduction .Computer Applications  General . There are no additional fees and tuition is the same regardless of the student status. Non-degree seeking students must formally apply and are subject to all policies and procedures that apply to undergraduate students. job enhancement. Transcripts (prior college and/or military training) are not required to enroll as a non-degree seeking student. Business Administration  Introduction – Business  Introduction .Computer Programming  Introduction . 200.

Law Enforcement  Introduction – Private Security  Introduction . primarily serves as the institutional voice for curriculum research and selection. www. A student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by all courses completed at AAU regardless of major or program.Criminal Investigations  Introduction – Homeland Security  Introduction .Criminal Justice  Introduction .Forensic Investigations  General . faculty selection.allied.Medical Administrative Assistant  Introduction .2011 University Catalog Criminal Justice  Introduction .Medical Billing  Introduction . ACADEMIC INFORMATION Academic Affairs The academic affairs department.edu 10 Updated: 8/22/2011 . outcomes assessment.Terrorism and Security  Advanced – Law Enforcement II Healthcare  Introduction . Degree Options Allied American University offers eight degrees in four program areas:  Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems  Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice  Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with or without a concentration Change of Major / Program Policy A student seeking to change their major and/or program should review the program requirements and discuss the process with their Academic Progress Advisor.Security Studies  Introduction . instructional design. Please note that programs and courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University. course development.Pharmacy Technician  Introduction . articulation.Terrorism  General – Corrections  General . through the academic dean. and accreditation oversight for the University.Medical Coding Please refer to the Programs and Course Catalog section at the end of this catalog for details. student retention.

Students enrolled in less than 12 semester credits during a semester are considered part-time students. module assignments.2011 University Catalog Instructional Model Allied American University’s goal is to provide a high-quality educational experience to both students and faculty through online learning using innovative technologies and teaching techniques. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six semester credits over the 16-week semester to be considered half-time students. and the final exam. Enrollment Status A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credits over the 16-week semester to be considered a full-time student.edu 11 Updated: 8/22/2011 . A student may not be active in more than two courses concurrently. The instructional model is a traditional cohort. There are two Intersessions during the academic year. Full time: enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester credits in a semester. A student may enroll in more than two courses during a semester. Courses consist of eight modules. Bi-weekly enrollment. Less than half (½) time: enrolled in less than 6 credits semester www. beginning on Monday for 24 starts per year. 2. For Financial Student Aid purposes there are four enrollment statuses: 1. Each module is typically one week.  Academic Term Courses are offered in eight-week terms. There are eight weeks in which students are required to submit discussion board posts. modified open-enrollment.allied. Academic Semester Course Load Allied American University semesters are 16-weeks in length. Half (½) time: enrolled in 6 but less than 9 semester credits in a semester. Enrollment in nine (three courses) or more semester credits concurrently at Allied American University requires approval based on successful completion of prior coursework taken at Allied American University or elsewhere. Three-Quarter (3/4) time: enrolled in 9 but less than 12 semester credits in a semester. conforming to the following profile:     A traditional cohort consists of one or more students. Students are permitted to enroll in up to six semester credits (two courses) concurrently at Allied American University. 3. 4. Each enrollment has a fixed start date and end date. The final course grade is submitted within seven (7) calendar days of the scheduled end date of the course.

attendance. As with all items in this survey. AAU employs a traditional course structure of multiple students (maximum ten) per faculty member. which is non-semester credit and is included at no additional cost. Evaluation of faculty by students is conducted as part of the "How Would You Grade Us". Students’ class level will be calculated upon completion of their semester. Class Level Students who have completed less than 30 semester credits are considered freshman. student-centered assignment feedback. As such. for benefit calculation a VA student’s enrollment status is based on the number of semester credits for which the student is registered during an enrollment period as defined by the start and end date of a course(s). This course delivery platform features an easy-to-use student interface. Department of Veterans Affairs. iBoard is used by students and faculty members for all course work. Students are required to complete the orientation course prior to starting their first AAU course.2011 University Catalog In accordance with standards established by the U. 30-59.S.9 semester credits are juniors.allied. Course Format and Access AAU students access their courses through iBoard Learning Management System. The purpose of the course is to orient the student in navigating through iBoard. However. Continuous improvement and institutional effectiveness are essential to student satisfaction and academic progress. and grading.edu 12 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The instructor’s main responsibility is to work closely with the students to ensure their learning success. Faculty are responsible for initiating contact with students through e-mail at the start of the semester and to monitor student interaction throughout the course by e-mail.9 semester credits are sophomores. student end-of-course evaluation survey. and to utilize all helpful student resources. each student receives personalized attention that is tailored to his or her individual needs and preferences. Evaluation includes student and faculty surveys and monitoring student engagement with AAU student activities outside of coursework. Every student is required to be enrolled in the Allied Online Orientation course. The main academic goals are that the student master the course learning objectives and complete all work within the course timeframe. Faculty and Instruction Interaction with the course instructor is the front-line of academic support to students to help them master the course content. discussion boards. 60-89. and through a messaging system. 90 semester credits and above are seniors. iBoard is the students’ online classroom. assignment submission and grading. There are items that pertain directly to the evaluation of faculty. to understand the process for successfully completing a course. outreach efforts to foster student interaction for learning purposes are continually evaluated by AAU faculty members and staff. student responses are reviewed www. Supported by the course instructor and the accompanying textbook.

Failure to participate in the discussion board will impact the grade for the course. or. but will not have the ability to make additional posts. inferences. Participation In order to earn full points for the discussion board. Assignments include: Check Your Understanding. Points for assignments and participation are awarded based on the following criteria.00 or (“C”) grade or better will contribute to unsatisfactory academic progress that carries various consequences. After 11:59 p. Discussion boards will close at the end of each week. there are three types of academic status: warning. In addition.allied.2011 University Catalog regularly (on a weekly basis) and based on comments. on Sunday evenings. regular interaction takes place between students and academic progress advisors (APAs). failure to participate within the first two weeks of a course will result in administrative withdrawal.m. Instructors assess the quality of the students’ contributions during the course by grading each assignment. homework. which can include action up to and including termination of faculty contract. which includes evaluation of faculty. issues are escalated to the academic dean for remediation. One of the posts must be the student’s main response to the discussion topic posted by the instructor as well as two additional posts to fellow students or the instructor. to take part in answering discussion board questions posted by the instructor and contribute to the interactive discussions. Each student is required to submit all assignments. If a student falls out of good standing.g. opinions. discussion board.. and evaluations)  Show a willingness to test new ideas and risk comments that are not “safe” www. assumptions. in cases of grave violations on the part of faculty. thorough reading. Failure to complete assignments and maintain a passing course grade of 2. the discussion board closes. and final exams. APAs may either work directly with faculty to remediate minor issues. the student should discuss these factors with the course instructor prior to the end of the week in question. If outstanding circumstances prevent a student from participating. Student’s work should:  Demonstrate mastery of the course objectives  Reflect original thought and reflection on the course topics  Reflect content offered in the assigned course readings and feedback from the instructor  Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking. Students will be able to view all posts after that time. the student must make at least three substantive posts in the discussion board for each week. For those students receiving Federal Student Aid. When appropriate. probation and dismissal. progress tests. and analysis of the material being studied and discussed  Show evidence that the student distinguishes among different kinds of data (e. any needed action is taken. facts. up to an including termination of faculty contract.edu 13 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

A student may have one the following Academic Status Types: Good Academic Standing. Academic Probation: Any student who does not meet the cumulative GPA requirement will receive a written notice and be placed on Academic Probation status based on approval by the academic dean. A student’s academic status is based off of a student’s ability to meet the criteria used to determine Satisfactory Academic progress. For example. Academic progress advisors and instructors will send warning e-mails to students who fail to submit assignments or participate.  A student is eligible to be removed from Academic Probation if he or she is able to meet the minimum SAP cumulative GPA and credit completion identified at Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation. Good Academic Standing: Any student who maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress by meeting the minimum Grade Point Average and Credit Completion will remain in Good Academic Standing. the criteria can be found in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section. The warning e-mail will indicate that the students’ assignment grades and final course grade may fail to meet the minimum academic standard. Academic Probation. Non-participation will be monitored by both academic progress advisors and the instructor.allied.2011 University Catalog   Reflect a willingness to interact with faculty by asking questions and challenging ideas and conclusions.edu 14 Updated: 8/22/2011 Academic Status . Simple (without explanation) agreement or disagreement with the discussion topic or with comments posted by others does not constitute substantive interaction. It is recommended that students who are placed on Academic Probation review Reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.” Be substantiated and persuasively presented Non-participation is characterized by lack of assignment submission and inadequate contribution in threaded discussions. Academic Dismissal.  If a student shows acceptable improvement of their cumulative GPA during their probationary period the student will be permitted to continue on additional periods of probation. Substantive comments are those that add value to a discussion by introducing a new perspective that is related to the subject matter. Substantive Interaction Only comments made in the discussion boards that are considered "substantive" will be included in the evaluation of a student's score. in the discussion board students should avoid merely making comments such as “That’s right” or “I agree. www.

A student will be notified in writing of the decision by the registrar’s office within ten business days of receiving the student’s appeal. and may not be readmitted.edu 15 Updated: 8/22/2011 . is ineligible to continue enrollment. the student will be permitted to take courses on academic probation and will be required to repeat courses that can raise cumulative GPA. All decisions by the academic dean are final.2011 University Catalog Academic Dismissal: Any student who does not earn the minimum SAP cumulative GPA or satisfy the minimum credit completion earned while on Academic Probation will receive a written notice and will be subject to Academic Dismissal from the university.allied. A student who is academically dismissed is ineligible to continue enrollment and may not be readmitted before the lapse of at least one sixteen week semester. The appeal should be a concise narrative with supporting documents. the student will be permitted to continue coursework at Allied American University under academic probation status. If the appeal is not approved. Upon return the student will be permitted to take courses under academic probation status and according to the academic dean’s recommendations. Any student notified of academic dismissal may appeal the decision based on mitigating circumstances that explain the unsatisfactory academic performance and a likelihood of success if allowed to continue at Allied American University. An identified student will receive a letter from the registrar’s office informing them of their status and a copy of the letter will go into the student’s permanent record. Outcomes Assessment At the core of the University’s assessment process are the following principles:  Identify clearly what the institution is trying to accomplish  Develop measurable outcomes to determine the degree of institutional success in achieving those outcomes www. It is recommended that students who are placed on academic dismissal review Reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress recommendations found in the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. a student must submit a typed petition to the registrar within ten business days of notification of dismissal. the student remains academically dismissed. The appeal will be forwarded to the academic dean for consideration.  The academic dean will notify the registrar’s office of any students eligible for dismissal. If the appeal for academic dismissal is approved. To appeal an academic dismissal. Upon return. the student’s status remains as academically dismissed. The academic dean will recommend a decision to the registrar’s office. During an appeal. Conditions for re-entrance after dismissal for unsatisfactory progress/re-enrollment will be established by the academic dean on an individual basis and will be provided to the student upon notification of their dismissal.

AAU is committed to establishing a culture of assessment that encourages voluntary self inquiry. to ensure a more comprehensive and rigorous assessment process In order to ensure academic excellence.2011 University Catalog     Use qualitative and quantitative measures to identify the variables responsible for strengths and weaknesses in the institution or in its programs Collect follow-up data to assess the effectiveness of changes made in the process Use a broad cross-section of methodologies to ensure that limitations of individual instruments do not distort the measurement of complex attributes or outcomes Assessment measures will be selected to represent a range of assessment techniques: quantitative and qualitative. Assessment provides the data to affirm what the University does well and to promote continuous improvement in all other areas. direct and indirect. standardized and customized. and supports efforts to become more reflective and responsive. The standard for assessment focuses on enhancing student learning and providing the appropriate levels of educational and administrative support to fulfill the University’s mission.allied. www. internal and external.edu 16 Updated: 8/22/2011 . promotes innovation and experimentation in assessment methods.

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000.allied. and www. guaranteed student loans. FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Tuition Schedule Semester Credit Hour as of November 1. Student Tuition Recovery Fund Disclosures A qualifying institution shall include the following statement on both its enrollment agreement and its current schedule of student charges: You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you: 1. The total cost of each certificate program (for 15 semester credits) is estimated to be: $3. The total cost of each associate degree program (for 60 semester credits) is estimated to be $15. textbooks and course materials are provided by the AAU textbook grant program. Students typically enroll in two courses at a time and start the courses on the same date. 2010 Tuition and fees. A second option allows the student to choose a start date for the second course eight weeks from the start date for the first course. are subject to change at the discretion of AAU. or personal loans. Total cost may vary based on accepted transfer credit and tuition discounts available at time of enrollment.2011 University Catalog TUITION. however. Undergraduate Degree Level Associate’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree 1 Semester Credit $250 $250 3 Semester Credits $750 $750 15 Semester Credits $3. Textbooks and other study materials that are required for course completion are not provided within the tuition and students are required to purchase them from the textbook vendor of their choice. The tuition for AAU courses and degree programs is computed based on semester credit.000.edu 25 Updated: 8/22/2011 . A standard course consists of three semester credits. You are a student. who is a California resident and prepays all or part of your tuition either by cash. The total cost of each bachelor degree program (for 120 semester credits) is estimated to be: $30.750.750 $3.750 Tuition is the total student cost for all course instruction and student support. For active duty military and veteran students.

The school closed before the course of instruction was completed. paid the STRF assessment. such as an employer. The school’s breach or anticipatory breach of the agreement for the closure of instruction. Your total charges are paid by a third-party. There was a decline in the quality of the course of instruction within 30 days before the school closed. The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose.2011 University Catalog 2. 2. government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. 3. Fee Schedule Fees will be waived unless otherwise noted:  Application Fee  Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee  Change of Program Fee  Technology Fee  Library Fee  Official Transcript Fee  Graduation Fee  Course Repeat Fee  Course Extension Fee (Four Weeks Only)  Duplicate Diploma Fee www. if either of the following applies: 1. or other payer.edu 26 $50 $50 $50 $50 $20 $5 (cannot be waived) $25 (cannot be waived) $75 (cannot be waived) $25 (cannot be waived) $15 (cannot be waived) Updated: 8/22/2011 . You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident.allied. 6. and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following: 1. the period of decline determined by the Bureau. 5. government program. prepaid tuition. or if the decline began earlier than 30 days prior to closure. The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by California residents who were students attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer. You are not a California resident. 2. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other cost. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment. or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school. 4. and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party. The school committed fraud during the recruitment or enrollment or program participation of the student.

There are no discounts available to students who elect to purchase only one or two courses at time of enrollment. and employee reimbursement plans to finance their education.allied. qualify for their branch’s Tuition Assistance program. Requirements for No Interest Payment Plans There are two accepted methods of payments for the payment plans:  Credit Card  ACH (All ACH payments must be held for three days until payment clears). Tuition Assistance for Military Students Most active-duty military personnel. Veterans Education Benefits Certain VA Education Benefit programs will pay the school directly up to a maximum of 100% for tuition and fees. military Veteran education benefits tuition discounts. Your company human resources department will have information about their tuition reimbursement benefits and how to apply. including non-sufficient funds on returned payment may be assessed based on student activity.gibill. Employer Tuition Reimbursement Distance education is a convenient and affordable corporate training resource for employers. please contact the base education office for details. to ensure satisfactory completion rates. For more information on which VA Education Benefit program may pay your tuition and fees directly to the school please visit www. Withdrawal and Refund Policy for information on the non-refundable portion of total tuition for students who withdraw from the University. Financial Assistance Qualified AAU students may be eligible for institutional loans. no additional cost for textbooks and zero fees policy. Other charges. In most cases. each military enrollment is limited to two courses only.gov. www.va. For questions about eligibility. If a student is using VA education benefit funding to pay for any or all of his/her course tuition and fees the student will be held financially responsible for any debt accumulated as a result of VA benefit application denial. along with Army Reservists and Army National Guard members. military tuition assistance. There are several types of payment plans available for any private pay or VA enrollments. eligible personnel who enroll have no out-of-pocket expenses due to AAU’s affordable tuition.2011 University Catalog *Please see the Cancellation.edu 27 Updated: 8/22/2011 . or failure on the part of the student not properly notifying the School Certifying Official of his/her VA education benefit status. Approved Payment Programs Military students must have approved TA voucher in order to enroll.

Pay in Full Discount: No.750 $500 $3.edu 28 Updated: 8/22/2011 . of Courses Tuition 20% Pay In Full Discount Reduced Tuition 1 $750 $150 $600 2 $1. If the student has received federal student financial aid funds.000 $600 $2400 5 $3.$1. Students are encouraged to apply to as many of these programs they qualify for. A student may want to contact their loan’s current servicer or the guaranty agency for any other options that may exist. and driver’s license expiration date at time of enrollment. state of issue.cappex.com www.750 $750 $3000 6 $4. of Courses Tuition Min.com/page/account/quickAp ply.2011 University Catalog Approved No Interest Payment Plans: No. less the amount of any refund.250 $450 $1800 4 $3.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=CD25-281-32-2659 CKSF Scholarships http://www.500 $200 13 $100 5 $3.500 $900 $3600 7 $5. the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest.250 $500 $1. Please note: If a student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program.250 $250 13 $250 6 $4.000 http://www.discusawards.750 $300 16 $250 Students wishing to utilize payment plans must provide drivers license number.500 $300 $1200 3 $2.allied. GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship . the student is entitled to a refund of the money not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.com/page/account/quickAp ply.org Discus Awards College Scholarships http://www. A pay-in-full discount is available for those students who pay their tuition in full at time of enrollment.000 $500 $2.500 $750 $750 $375 2 $0 3 $2.500 $500 $4. Down Payment Remaining Balance Monthly Payment Total Number of Monthly Payment Final Monthly Payment 1 $750 $375 $375 $375 1 $0 2 $1.cksf.jsp?scholarshipID=gp&code=CD25-281-32-2659 Education Exchange College Grant Program http://www.000 $300 14 $100 7 $5.750 $200 9 $150 4 $3.250 $500 $4.250 $1050 $4200 Federal Student Loan Deferment At this time. Please note: it is the student’s responsibility to provide any and all information required by the organizations offering the scholarships. AAU does not participate in Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs and cannot process a request or assist with a deferment of a Title IV school loan. Course certificates of completion will be provided to the student once the payment plan has been paid in full. Students must provide social security number at time of enrollment.cappex. Scholarship Opportunities The following are Allied American University approved scholarship opportunities.

org Executive Women International Scholarship Program http://www.org FiSCA National Scholarship Program http://www.org/scholarshi ps/program Sam Walton Community Scholarship http://www.indianaffairs. Too! Scholarship http://www.htm AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program http://www.com/scholarship.org/walmart/community Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund administrator@davisputter.asp Denny’s Scholarship Program http://scholarships.zhtml?c=211996&p=respscholarship Shout It Out Scholarship http://www.cfm http://www.com/contests_scholarships/at1 5_scholarship Association on American Indian Affairs (AIIA) Displaced Homemaker Scholarship http://www.com/apply.com/ScriptContent/com munity/comm_ewisp.asp Scholarships4Mom $10.ewiconnect.elearners.coffeeforless.com/apply.pdf RMHC® / HACER Scholarship http://rmhc.net/phoenix.org/scholarships/displaced_homemakers.jsp?navigation=15 RMHC® U.com/ScriptContent/com munity/comm_scholarship.hispanicfund.118/default.cocacolascholars.org CollegeWeekLive.scholarshipexperts.scholarshipexperts.pageID.com/scholarship/Scholarshipa pply.htx Education Matters 5K Scholarship http://www.cfmhttp://www.corporateir.shtml Barbara Weidner and Dorothy Vandercook Memorial Peace Scholarship http://www.ewiconnect.collegeweeklive.net Nordstrom Scholarship 2010 http://phx.afsascholarship.grandmothersforpeace.org/GKIHS/MemberBene fits/ScholarshipsandAwards/ScholarshipandAwar dListing/GEICOLifeScholarship.org/applications /subsectionID.ewiconnect.ewiconnect.pdf CoffeeForLess.aspx?tsource=shrs2&key =shrsel_pwm_tl&c=CA390104143836&key=shrsel1 7890_TextLink&tptag=17890&crtag=14853&tid=178 90&aid=14853 Discover Scholarship Program http://www.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPP LICATION20092010.com/apply.com/community/sc holarship.htm $20.allied.com Hit the Books Scholarship http://www.discoverfinancial.cfm GEICO Life Scholarship http://www.edu 30 Updated: 8/22/2011 .com/ScriptContent/com munity/comm_asist.org/cokeWeb/page.pdf RMHC® / Asia Scholarship Program http://rmhc.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPP LICATION20092010.000 Superpower Scholarship http://www.000 Scholarship www.com/en_CA/br/VO HRegistration Project Working Moms and Dads.fisca.pdf RMHC® / African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program http://rmhc.1.org/assets/FINALRMHCScholarsAp plication20092010.act.htx $1.S.htm Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) http://www.com http://www. com/ScriptContent/community/comm_scholarshi p.2011 University Catalog American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program http://www.000 Sweet-Diggity-Dawg Scholarship http://www.com/projectworkingmom/s cholarships/entryformw2.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ CommunityOutreach/FiSCANationalScholarshipP rogram/default.goldenkey.aarpfoundationwlc.htx www.scholarships4moms.cfm Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship https://www.zinch.org/assets/FINALRMHCHACERAPP LICATION20092010. Scholarship http://rmhc.at15.scholarshipexperts.aspx?ScholarID=6738&sourVHM2 Coca-Cola Scholarship Program https://www.

migrant.org/about-us/scholarshipsaamp-awards/the-anne-ford-and-allegra-fordscholarshipaward http://www.2011 University Catalog “All About Education” Scholarship http://www.pdf Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program http://www.pdf Linda Lael Miller Scholarship http://www.asp?Type=B_BASIC &SEC={A9E53D4E-6ADF-431B-A59AE92DEDD44793} LULAC – GE Scholarship http://www.nfrw. php Ron Brown Scholarship Program www.htm The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship http://www.pdf http://www.allied.scholarshipexperts.html Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children http://www.edu 31 Updated: 8/22/2011 .haveityourwayfoundation.org/documents/forms/pathfin der_scholarship.htm http://www.org/schol arships/applynow.000 ‘Do-Over’ Scholarship 2010 http://www.org/index.scholarshipexperts.collegefund.htx The Big Dig Scholarship http://www.lnesc.salef.htx#to pten National Pathfinder Scholarship http://www.org MasterCard Scholarship Program hcf-info@hispanicfund.com/apply.php ?q=node/3 Cutting Edge Careers Scholarship http://www.net/migrant/pdf/schmfb.ronbrown.html www.org Korean American Scholarship Foundation Scholarship http://www.nfrw.tzuchi.thephillipsfoundation.antiquetrader.org/images/stories/AboutUs/S cholarshipsAwards/AnneFord/afapplication0910.org/pdf/woaonlineapp.html Possible Women Foundation International Scholarship Program http://www.org/bksp_ faq.kasf.org/secondchanceinf ormation.asp?Type=B_BASIC &SEC={3AEDB506-F425-4E58-B9F6-44867E2FD943} Tzu Chi Scholarship http://www.org/scholarships/main.asp Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Awards http://www.htm American Indian College Fund (Special Scholarship Program) http://www.lindalaelmiller.html LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) National Scholarship Fund http://www.pdf.com/scholarships/cuttingEdg eCareersScholarship.org/index.usafunds.net/migrant/sch olarsp.com/scholarships/ap ply.org/programs/scholarships.htx#to pten 1.possiblewomanfoundation.org/planning/access_to_e ducation_scholarship/index.ncld.com/apply.scholarshipexperts.org Top Ten List Scholarship http://www.jsp?code=FW888 USA Funds Access to Education Scholarship https://www.ncld.scholarshipexperts.org/schol arships.tzuchi.html Burger King Scholarship Program http://www.com/apply.cappex.lnesc.org Fulfilling our Dream Scholarship http://www.us.html http://www.pdf Second Chance Scholarship Contest http://www.org/salef/index.htm Migrant Farmworker Baccalaureate Scholarshiphttp://www.migrant.afsascholarship.possiblewomanfoundation.net/migrant/scholarships.tv/studentscholarship.com/apply.org/usa/files/other/Schola rs_2010_ApplicationForm. http://www.migrant.org/index.soroptimist.htx Superpower Scholarship 2010 http://www.

2012 December 17. 2011 February 14. 2011 December 5. 2012 October 22. 2012 July 30. 2012 January 16. 2012 January 30. 2011 February 28. 2012 www. 2011 March 28. 2011 June 06. The Intersession is a week-long break in which no new enrollments begin on the specific dates. 2011 April 11. 2012 June 18. 2012 October 8.allied. 2012 May 21. 2012 November 19. 2011 May 23. 2011 April 25. 2011 July 04. Allied American University follows a semester-based system. 2012 May 7. 2012 April 9. 2011 July 18. 2012 December 31. Students receiving Federal Student Aid refer to the Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar. 2012 November 5. 2011 January 17. Students may enroll in courses within a semester based on the start dates identified below: 2011 Academic Calendar January 03.2011 University Catalog ENROLLMENT CALENDAR AND SCHEDULE OF UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS University Enrollment Calendar Official enrollment dates are on Mondays. 2012 June 4. 2012 February 27. 2011 October 10. 2011 May 09. 2011 2012 Academic Calendar January 2. 2012 February 13. 2011 June 20. 2012 March 12. 2011 August 29. 2011 December 19. 2011 September 12. Courses are eight weeks long and all have designated start and end dates. 2012 September 24. 2012 August 27.edu 32 Updated: 8/22/2011 . 2012 April 23. 2011 August 01. 2011 October 24. 2012 July 2. 2012 September 10. 2012 December 3. 2011 March 14. 2011 September 26. 2011 August 15. 2011 November 21. 2011 November 7. 2012 August 13. 2012 March 26. 2011 January 31. 2012 July 16.

allied. For Federal Financial Aid purposes the academic year is defined as 32 weeks of instructional time. All four (4) courses. for a total of four (4) in one semester. The maximum break in enrollment between academic years that will not result in a withdrawal is 30 days. The academic semester is defined as 16 weeks of instructional time. For students using federal financial aid the last day to change a course start date is 10 days prior to the course start date. Registrations will be limited to your selected academic year and semesters. your academic year and semesters are locked. and students are allowed to take 2 courses concurrently. All courses taken must fit within the start and end dates of the academic semester specific to each student.edu 1st Semester 7/4/2011 7/18/2011 8/1/2011 8/15/2011 8/29/2011 9/12/2011 9/26/2011 10/10/2011 10/24/2011 11/7/2011 11/21/2011 12/5/2011 12/19/2011 1/2/2012 1/16/2012 1/30/2012 2/13/2012 2/27/2012 3/12/2012 3/26/2012 4/9/2012 4/23/2012 5/7/2012 10/23/11 11/06/11 11/20/11 12/04/11 12/18/11 01/01/12 01/15/12 01/29/12 02/12/12 02/26/12 03/11/12 03/25/12 04/08/12 04/22/12 05/06/12 05/20/12 06/03/12 06/17/12 07/01/12 07/15/12 07/29/12 08/12/12 08/26/12 33 2nd Semester 10/24/2011 11/7/2011 11/21/2011 12/5/2011 12/19/2011 1/2/2012 1/16/2012 1/30/2012 2/13/2012 2/27/2012 3/12/2012 3/26/2012 4/9/2012 4/23/2012 5/7/2012 5/21/2012 6/4/2012 6/18/2012 7/2/2012 7/16/2012 7/30/2012 8/13/2012 8/27/2012 2/12/2012 2/26/2012 3/11/2012 3/25/2012 4/8/2012 4/22/2012 5/6/2012 5/20/2012 6/3/2012 6/17/2012 7/1/2012 7/15/2012 7/29/2012 8/12/2012 8/26/2012 9/9/2012 9/23/2012 10/7/2012 10/21/2012 11/4/2012 11/18/2012 12/2/2012 12/16/2012 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar Students receiving Federal Student Aid (FSA) must follow an academic calendar consisting of an academic year or two academic semesters. Once you have selected your academic start date. Refer to the Enrollment Status section to understand the minimum course credits needed to receive Federal Student Aid Start Date 7/4/2011 7/18/2011 8/1/2011 8/15/2011 8/29/2011 9/12/2011 9/26/2011 10/10/2011 10/24/2011 11/7/2011 11/21/2011 12/5/2011 12/19/2011 1/2/2012 1/16/2012 1/30/2012 2/13/2012 2/27/2012 3/12/2012 3/26/2012 4/9/2012 4/23/2012 5/7/2012 www. must fit within the 16-week semester. however. Courses are 8 weeks long.

staff. the academic progress advisor is always there to provide support in areas that include:    Monitoring attendance and motivating the student to stay on track to complete on time Answering procedural questions such as grading and scheduling Coordinating proctored exams 34 Updated: 8/22/2011 www. including the registrar. faculty members. and staff of their rights and responsibilities for their educational records. Services provided by the registrar include:  Management of student academic records  Determination of transferability of courses  Degree plan services  Course registration and enrollment verification  Providing official and unofficial transcripts  Assessment and conferral of degrees  Consulting on academic policies and procedures  Informing students. credit evaluation. and students. responsive service to enhance student engagement within the AAU distance learning environment. Students have access to their online courses seven days a week including holidays. The APA stays in touch with the student from the date of enrollment through graduation. proactive. Registrar The office of the registrar serves as the institutional administrator for academic information and records that support faculty. and student service representatives form the nucleus of the student support teams. and privacy Academic Progress Advisors (APAs) Each student is assigned to one academic progress advisor (APA) who is the personal point of contact for support and service issues. access.allied.2011 University Catalog University Holidays The AAU campus is closed on the holidays listed below. academic progress advisors.edu . The various sections of the department.       New Year’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day STUDENT AFFAIRS The Student Affairs department is responsible for providing personalized. Through e-mail and phone calls. The importance of the APA’s efforts toward student retention is second only to the influence of the course instructor and the quality of the course materials.

OK regional processing office to determine if any Veteran Benefits are affected. Any issues with students not receiving VA payments or discrepancy in VA payment amounts are to be resolved with the VA directly.89 3.2011 University Catalog   Assisting students in selecting their next courses and the processing of enrollment for the next term Processing graduation requirements and introduce students to alumni services VA Notification For Veteran students the VA Regional Processing Office will be notified under certain circumstances which include at least the following instances. HONORS Graduation with Honors A student with superior academic achievement throughout their Allied American University academic career may graduate with university honors. percentage of entitlement. It is also the student’s responsibility to notify the Universities School Certifying Official of any changes to his/her benefit entitlement.  Initial enrollment  Additional enrollment  Dropped course  Course or program withdrawal (including course grade of “FW” – Failure to Withdrawal)  Leave of Absence  Unsatisfactory Academic Progress  Failure to meet VA standards that exceed the Universities Unsatisfactory Academic Progress policy  Starting courses late and ending courses early It is the Veterans responsibility to notify the VA when DoD Federal Tuition Assistance is being used as it is not always permitted.00 3. including remaining entitlement. or benefit election.edu 35 GPA Requirement 3. The University does not process when payments are sent out or amount of payment issued. Veteran students are advised to contact the Muskogee. To be eligible for honors a student must complete a minimum of 15 semester credits for an associate degree and 30 semester credits for a bachelor’s degree through AAU and have an institutional grade point average at or above the specific honors category.69 Updated: 8/22/2011 . University honors are determined as follows: Honors Categories Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude www. Failure to properly notify the University School Certifying Official can result in certification discrepancies and VA overpayments.70 to 3.90 to 4.allied.50 to 3.

Business. The following databases are accessible: Simultaneously search all LIRN products. humanities. newsletters.2011 University Catalog Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society Allied American University recognizes the academic achievements of students with the establishment of the Epsilon California Chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) International Honor Society. children. among others. newspapers. newspapers. military.edu 36 Updated: 8/22/2011 . general academic. law. newspapers. Students eligible for the Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society may contact their Academic progress advisor for application criteria. and reference with student resource center. Information Technology. Students who have earned an Associate or Bachelor degree with an institutional GPA of 3. Students access these library resources through their AAU login and password. Gale Virtual Reference Library and the InfoTrac OneFile. literature. Criminal Justice. magazines. and women. www. or as individual databases. or search by subject groups. opposing viewpoints. and Research Library modules on the arts. computer science.allied. Health Management. psychology. criminal justice. The LIRN search engine allows students to search all Library and Information Resources Network products. Subjects include Business. books and multimedia. business. ABI/INFORM. education. LIBRARY SERVICES AAU provides access to online library resources and services that assist students to meet the objectives of the degree program through Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN). The databases include a variety of sources including academic journals. Arts. health. law. The LIRN consortium allows access to online databases that include information related to AAU’s course offerings. Delta Epsilon Tau Honors Society is chartered and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). A committee comprised of AAU administration review eligible candidates. social science. health and wellness. History and Humanities. international and multicultural topics. science. Psychology Journals.50 or higher at Allied American University are eligible for recognition.

whether copyrighted or not. author. online information retrieval. all hard copy or electronic publications. Continuing Education. This policy on academic honesty is an attempt to discourage students from obtaining or attempting to obtain semester credit for work www.allied.edu 37 Updated: 8/22/2011 . bibliometrics. Curriculum Development. awards won. Resource guide for librarians features recommended titles in 58 curriculum-specific subjects selected for academic libraries by subject specialists and bibliographers. and sources where reviewed. title. reference books. Literacy Standards. along with transcripts of news and public affairs broadcasts. publisher. Current Pedagogical Research. information management and more from mid 60s to current. It is essential that all students produce and submit work that is their own original thoughts and work when completing coursework at Allied American University. This product provide an easier to use interface for non-librarians. There is a growing concern among academics about violations of academic honesty. and more. cataloging. Information on books and audio and video materials searchable by availability. UNIVERSITY POLICIES Academic Honesty Academic honesty is essential at Allied American University. and all verbal or visual communication when the content of such communication clearly originates from an identifiable source. Free abstracts from Ebscohost on librarianship.the link to it on the regular BIP site will not authenticate properly. Use this link to connect to BIP for Patrons -. but are not limited to. The faculty and administrators regularly evaluate library services to ensure that the resources are meeting the needs of users and contributing to the attainment of institutional and program objectives. The student must make clear the extent to which such sources were used. pictures. Language Arts. Science and Mathematics. Words or ideas that require citation include. Instructional Media. and newspapers from around the world. classification. language. Students must always submit work that represents their original words or ideas. particularly among those who facilitate distance education. Free database from Ebscohost on key education topics such as Assessment. Note: Does not include full text of listed titles. series title. maps. keyword.2011 University Catalog Selected periodicals.

or anyone else's signature. Plagiarism occurs when words and ideas are submitted in assignments that have already been published by others or that have been produced by someone other than the student.edu 38 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Academic honesty includes but is not limited to cheating on writing assignments and quizzes. www. he or she should initiate the following procedure:  First.2011 University Catalog through the use of any dishonest. AAU joins other academic institutions in their concern over this common problem and has formulated a policy that reflects the high value placed on academic honesty. Academic honesty can be violated in at least the following ways:      Using words or ideas that do not represent the student’s original work in assignments Failing to cite all relevant sources used as reference material Submitting another person’s entire work or work that was produced through collaboration with another student as one’s own Submitting work done in one course to satisfy the requirements of another course unless both instructors agree beforehand to accept such work Forging or altering documents. deceptive. the academic dean will submit the allegation to an ethics committee which will consist of selected faculty and the academic dean.allied. add/drop forms. and any act that gives an unfair academic advantage to a student. the instructor submits an academic dishonesty complaint form to the academic dean and copies the form to the student  The academic dean will alert the University president of all instances reported  The student will receive a letter that officially notifies him or her of the charge of academic dishonesty  The student may appeal the allegation In the case of an appeal. faculty members will have a number of options for addressing the incident with the student:  Resubmission of the assignment (possibly for fewer points)  Failure on the assignment  Additional assignment(s)  Reduction of the final course grade  Failing grade in the course When the faculty member has determined that academic dishonesty has occurred and that a disciplinary action is necessary. These include transcripts. plagiarism. or unauthorized means. fraudulent. work with the student to determine the circumstances and instructor’s alternatives to overcome the deficiency  If the instructor and student cannot resolve the situation satisfactorily. or any academic form that has been falsified or on which a professor's signature. has been forged or altered When instances of academic dishonesty have been detected. The ethics committee will determine the appropriate action for the student’s violation of the academic honesty policy.

AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from the institution for reasons which include. work experiences. The result of that investigation may lead to one of the following actions:  Removal from class  Disciplinary action which might include. Fees and Financial Assistance Section for further details. or suspension  Expulsion from the University All actions will be based on the severity of the offense. documented counseling by a University staff member.edu 39 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and may be denied for insufficient reason. including format and citation requirements  Design assignments to fulfill specific objectives which might include personal applications.allied. Preventing Plagiarism AAU trains faculty members to take steps to prevent instances of plagiarism in their classes.) Students are obligated to return all material for a dropped course at their expense. Each Add/Drop request is reviewed based on its own merit. A new enrollment agreement will be processed for the added course and the student will be responsible for the tuition based on the new dates. but are not limited to:  Failing to complete the registration process  Failing to participate in classes  “Dropping out” in the middle of a term  Plagiarism  Computer tampering www.2011 University Catalog Cases submitted to the academic dean will result in the initiation of a formal administrative investigation and review by an ethics committee. Administrative Withdrawal Administrative withdrawal refers to a student withdrawal which is initiated by the institution. Some suggested steps include the following:  Set clear expectations for assignments. Courses dropped during the first week add/drop period will not have a record of enrollment on the student’s academic transcript. Students wishing to not replace a course may withdraw from a course while their course is in progress. loss of semester credit. takes into account the student’s complete academic record. (See the Tuition. but is not be limited to. or specialized knowledge that only the student might possess  Use a plagiarism checker  Take immediate action when plagiarism is suspected  Use clear language in the course syllabus that might communicate the definition and consequences of plagiarism and the importance of academic honesty Add/Drop Policy Students may drop a course if an alternative course is added to their academic schedule by requesting and submitting an Add/Drop Form by the end of the first week of their course.

by telephone. Under extenuating circumstances. student affairs provides students guidance in the following ways. The purpose of this document is to update student information and provide students with the ability to share their experiences at AAU with the University Administration. All assignments should be posted to iBoard within 24 hours of the last day of each scheduled week or module. The attendance requirement includes the submission of at least one of the following items within the first two weeks to iBoard: module assignment. the student must contact the instructor to make alternate arrangements for assignment submission.2011 University Catalog If the student faces Administrative Withdrawal.allied. In the event that students need support in meeting the policy requirements. Attendance Requirements and Deadlines In order to meet the attendance policy guidelines. or via the AAU faculty e-mail system on a weekly basis. This document must be completed and submitted to AAU prior to the release of any student records (e. students should take advantage of the student support services available. Attendance Policy AAU requires that students communicate with their instructors through iBoard’s Message Center.g. failure to meet the attendance requirement within the first week of a course will result in administrative withdrawal.edu 40 Updated: 8/22/2011 . students are encouraged to communicate with course instructors through online forums within the University’s iBoard learning management system. which will be provided to them. Exit Survey and Financial Aid Counseling AAU graduates and students who have withdrawn from the University for any reason are required to complete the AAU Exit Survey & Financial Aid Counseling document. The module schedule is based on a week that runs from Monday through Sunday. or participation in the module discussion board. the AAU faculty email system. www. For those students receiving Federal Student Aid. course test/exam. the document provides information customized for each student that is related to his or her loan. transcript. diploma). A student who disputes this action should contact the academic dean and prepare a written response to the notification. During the online course. All students are expected to complete the course within the eight week time-frame specified by the University. Instructors will grade within three business days after students post their assignments. then notification will be made by mail or email through Academic Affairs. Module assignments must be posted by the end of the day on Monday for the prior module ending on Sunday. This agreement must support the student’s ability to master the learning objectives and to complete all work within the session’s timeframe. or by telephone should there be any impact on module or course completion. In addition. for students who participated in Federal Financial Aid.

CA 92653 registrar@allied. Otherwise.edu 41 Updated: 8/22/2011 . All requests for technical support are responded to within 24 hours. The technical support staff is available at http://allied. Any course that has not reached its Start Date can be cancelled. The support relationship can include direct phone calls. If the course(s) has already reached the Start Date. In order to avoid a penalty for lateness. students are highly encouraged to always adhere to the “one module per week” pace.edu/support. Each student has been assigned to an academic progress advisor who can act as a liaison when needed between student and faculty.allied.edu www. it is more efficient to submit all notices of cancellation through e-mail or in writing to: Registrar’s Office Allied American University 22952 Alcalde Drive. A student’s academic progress advisor is the key point of contact during a student’s entire degree program. Withdrawal and Refund Policy Students Right to Cancel A student may cancel an enrollment or withdraw from the University by following the procedures outlined below. Laguna Hills. the equivalent of one business day. a 10% weekly penalty will be assessed on any of the Modules 1-4 homework assignments. Students who encounter any problems sending assignments to iBoard or other technical issues should contact the student affairs staff for assistance.2011 University Catalog Academic progress advisors are on hand to assist students to meet these requirements. In order to minimize the chance of being assessed a penalty for late submission. Notices of cancellation will be accepted in any manner. the equivalent of one business day. Academic progress advisors are required to respond to all student inquiries within 24 hours.asp.edu/support. homework assignments for the first four modules must be submitted prior to the mid-point of the course. Cancellation and Refund Any enrollment that is cancelled within seven (7) calendar days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement is signed will receive a full refund. Students can submit an online request to their academic progress advisor through at http://allied. Mid-Point Homework Assignment Lateness Policy The mid-point of the course occurs at the end of Module Four. Any money due the student will be refunded within 30 days. or the use of the online support request system. The cancellation date is the date that the request is received by the University.asp. starting with the first day of Module Five. Cancellation. direct emails. a withdrawal must occur. however.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact Student Affairs to verify the effect that any change in course load will have on the student’s financial assistance or obligations. the VA Office will be notified.2011 University Catalog If the enrollment is cancelled at this point.edu 42 Updated: 8/22/2011 . age. The Withdrawal date will be the date the form was received by Student Affairs. color. Anyone who experiences an unsatisfactory interaction with AAU personnel or AAU faculty may file a complaint through the appropriate administrator by phone or e-mail. Complaint Procedure Anyone who experiences harassment on the basis of sex. national origin. AAU requests that any and all shipments be refused and/or returned to: Allied American University Attn: Returns Department 22952 Alcalde Laguna Hills. Withdrawal and Refund A student who finds it necessary for any reason to withdraw from a course or from the University completely should inform Student Affairs of his or her intention and must complete a formal Withdrawal Request Form. The refund for a course that is withdrawn from will be calculated using the time table below: During Week 1 100% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 2 80% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 3 60% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 4 40% of the tuition will be refunded During Week 5 20% of the tuition will be refunded After Week 5 0% of the tuition will be refunded As stated above. a onetime non-refundable 20% portion of the total tuition amount of the Certificate/Degree Plan up to a maximum of $200 will be applied. CA 92653 A student who cancels or withdraws from an enrollment later than seven (7) days after midnight of the day on which the enrollment agreement is signed will be subject to a onetime non-refundable 20% portion of the total tuition amount of the Certificate/Degree Plan up to a maximum of $200. www. It is to a student’s advantage to follow the formal withdrawal procedures in a timely manner. religion.allied. Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA Benefits may be affected. race. disability or sexual orientation should immediately seek assistance from the University Compliance Office. For Veteran students.

2011 University Catalog A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (916) 431-6959 or by completing a complaint form. students have the right to appeal the decision directly to the president of AAU. Non degree seeking students who wish to enroll in 300 – 499 level coursework but who have not successfully completed 60 semester credits may have their request reviewed by the academic dean to enroll in upper-division coursework. Students must have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits and have satisfied prerequisites requirements to enroll in upper-division coursework. 300–499 Upper–division courses of junior and senior level.ca. This $75 fee is non-refundable. junior level 300-399 and senior level 400-499. Course Numbering System 100–299 Lower–division courses of freshman and sophomore level. These courses have been identified as encompassing the foundational knowledge needed to ultimately succeed in the program.allied. Students will be advised at that time regarding the academic dean’s decision. Within 15 days of receiving the academic dean’s decision. after which a student would be allowed to transfer into his or her desired program. freshman level 100–199 and sophomore level 200–299. Gatekeeper courses may be applied toward the Undistributed Electives requirement.0) is required for successful completion of each of these courses.edu 43 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Conduct Policy Students will receive written notice if the University feels that the student’s conduct warrants disciplinary action and/or expulsion. the student would be enrolled in a General Studies degree program (either Associate or Bachelor level). The academic dean will review all documentation within ten days of receipt. Gatekeeper Courses A student may be required to successfully pass "gatekeeper" courses prior to being allowed to enroll in a non-General Studies degree program. Until this time. A course grade of at least "C-" (2. Decisions rendered by the president are final. Course Repeat Policy Students who earn a punitive grade of C.gov. which can be obtained on the Bureau’s Internet website http://www. Students may challenge the University’s findings and conclusion by submitting a written explanation directed to the academic dean.bppe. www.or lower (including grades of “FW”) may repeat their course by paying a course repeat fee of $75 plus any needed material.

For example.edu 44 Updated: 8/22/2011 . from standardized examinations to include:  Chauncey Group International— DSST Program (Formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Tests)  College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Program  College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)  Excelsior College Exam (formerly Act PEP)  American Council of Education (ACE) evaluated coursework The University will accept up to 75% of an undergraduate program to be earned through any form of recognized credit toward a degree. a Physics course or equivalency exam would be transferred into Natural Science and Mathematics General Education subject area. the lower grade will remain on student’s record with a notation that the course is being repeated. except in circumstances where noted in the course description. Students should take note that if a new version is in effect at the time the student wishes to repeat a course. Academic coursework eligible for credit toward an AAU degree program must satisfy the following criteria:  Transfer credit satisfies AAU standards of educational quality  Coursework must be:  Comparable to coursework required in the program of study  Completed with a minimum GPA of 2.allied. Semester credit is only given once for a repeated course. it is the student’s responsibility to purchase new course materials.00 (“C”)  Coursework will be evaluated and credit matriculated based on the following criteria:  Student is able to provide an academic catalog and/or course outline from the institution awarding credit  Transfer credit will not exceed semester credit value of the course for which it is substituted  Credit transfer for a course not currently offered can be applied if the course is comparable or equivalent to the appropriate general education subject area. as detailed above. Credit Transfer Policy AAU will assess the following categories of credit toward program completion:  Transfer credit satisfies AAU standards of educational quality  Credit by Examination. www. Grades earned at Allied American University remain in the student’s grade point average if the coursework is repeated at another institution. When a student elects to repeat a course. A maximum of 30 of these semester credits may be awarded from standardized examinations. Only the higher grade and semester credit are calculated into the cumulative grade point average.2011 University Catalog Students are strongly encouraged to retake courses as soon as possible because course versions change frequently.

Credit Conversion Allied American University (AAU) operates on a semester system and courses are awarded semester credit. An exception may be made to accept transcripts sent by the student as long as the official transcript(s) is sealed from the originating institution.67 45 Updated: 8/22/2011 . One quarter credit is equivalent to two-thirds of a semester credit. Residence Requirement Students pursuing an associate degree are required to complete a minimum of 15 semester credits in residence at Allied American University. If a student supplies official transcript(s) at a later date. Students pursuing a bachelor degree are required to complete a minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at Allied American University. the credit is converted to the semester equivalent.33 2.33 0. The student will be required to satisfy the remaining requirements to earn a degree.allied. The student will not be reimbursed for any coursework taken at Allied American University to replace the removed transfer credit.67 2. If a student transfers over credit taken at a quarter-based institution. To qualify as official. If a student chooses to pursue an additional program through Allied American University the student is required to satisfy the Residence Requirement with Allied American University coursework not previously applied to a prior earned program. 15 of which must be upper-division semester credits.2011 University Catalog  Transfer credits based on a different unit of credit system than those implemented by AAU are subject to conversion before being transferred based on the formula. quarter credits x 2/3 = semester credits Official transcript(s) must be submitted before the end of the first semester completed at AAU. the matriculated coursework may be re-applied to the student’s degree plan. transcripts must be sent to AAU directly from the institution or military branch where the credit was earned. Below is a sample conversion table: Quarter Credit 5 4 3 2 1 www.00 1. the associated transfer coursework applied to the degree plan will be removed. If the student does not provide official transcript(s) by the end of the first semester.edu Semester Credit 3.

The prospective student must provide the following documentation:    Copy of all applicable college transcripts Course outlines and/or catalog from awarding institution Military-earned credit:  Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)  Coast Guard Institute (CGI)  Community College of the Air Force Transcript (CCAF)  Sailor/Marine American Council of Education Registry Transcript (SMART) Standardized examination results:  Award of academic credit toward the degree program of enrollment is assessed on the basis of test scores and the appropriate subject area  AAU will award transfer credits for exams that are associated with the current AAU curriculum  AAU academic personnel will review the submitted materials and provide an assessment used to identify where transfer credit can be matriculated to the program of study and for which program requirement credit is applicable. The assessment and degree plan are provided to the student. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer. A four (4) week course extension can be purchased through his/her academic progress advisor.allied. you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at the institution. students must turn in an Extension Request Form by the original End Date of the course. Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at our Institution The transferability of credits you earn at AAU is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. www. you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your education goals. Extension Policy A student may find the need to request an extension if unable to complete a course within the 8 week schedule.edu 46 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Acceptance of the degree you earn at AAU is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. No additional credit will be awarded beyond the semester credits required. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending AAU to determine if your credits or degree will transfer. For this reason. Credits applied towards degree requirements are recognized only for the semester credit required for that specific degree requirement.2011 University Catalog Any course or credit recommendation (institutional or non-institutional) approved to transfer to AAU degree requirements is evaluated on the semester credit worth in addition to standards of educational quality to determine the applicability to AAU degree requirements. To purchase an extension.

If a student is in progress of a course. students need to maintain the minimum semester GPA as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress section. courses taken. date of assignment feedback and feedback comments. the VA Office will be notified as appropriate when an extension process has begun. Faculty members are responsible for grading all students assigned to them. semester credits received. A student who has failed to make payment for tuition or who retains any other indebtedness to the University will not receive the grade until payment is made. Faculty members will be able to view all of their currently enrolled students’ grade reports through iBoard. take exams. the student will be assigned a grade of Incomplete for four weeks (28 days) past their course end date. this may affect VA Benefits. Extensions are subject to a nonrefundable $25 extension fee which must be paid prior to the end of the eighth week of the course. To remain in Good Academic Standing.allied. the faculty member is responsible for working with the student until the course has been completed. To earn a degree. High quality faculty-student interaction and high quality student centered teaching promote course completion in a timely manner. and view their course information (grades. Grading Policy Students are expected to maintain at least minimum grade point averages (GPA). date of exam completion. For Veteran Students. Upon completion of the course extension period the student will be assigned the grade earned within the course. Each member of the faculty is required to submit grades for each student within three business days of assignment submission and submit a final grade within seven calendar days of the course completion date. Grade reports will be made available to students through iBoard on a continual basis throughout the term.00 or better. GPA Policy and Definitions GPA Type Course GPA Term GPA Institutional GPA Definition GPA calculated based on one course only GPA calculated based on all completed courses associated with one term only GPA calculated based on all completed courses through AAU only www.edu 47 Updated: 8/22/2011 . a student must earn an institutional GPA of 2.2011 University Catalog Only one four-week extension will be granted per course. For veteran students. When a course extension has been activated. and scheduled courses). Grade reports indicate the date of assignment submission. and the grades assigned. students can submit their work. program information. Through iBoard.

The student writes logically and clearly.00 2. He or she also integrates ideas throughout the course and. These grades may be assigned on individual assignments within a course or as the final course grade.67 0. as appropriate. Plus or minus grades indicate a high or low end grade that has been assigned.00 . B = Good to very good The B student is an excellent writer and maintains consistent performance and understanding of course content that goes beyond the minimum requirements.00 4. while displaying little or no initiative.00 .allied.edu 48 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Grading Scale and Equivalents AAU has established the following grading scale.67 3.00 1. C = Satisfactory The C student demonstrates a minimal comprehension of the skills and subject matter included in the course and accomplishes only the minimum requirements.00 0. from previously completed courses in a program.00 3. www.67 1.00 . Grade A+ A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF W FW AC AW IP Equivalent Excellent Quality Points 4.00 .00 Grade Scale 97-100 94-96 90-93 87-89 84-86 80-83 77-79 74-76 70-73 67-69 65-66 60-64 Below 60 Non-Participation Good Satisfactory Poor Failure Withdrawal Failure to Withdrawal Administrative Cancellation Administrative Withdrawal In Progress Grading Criteria A = Excellent The student has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the content and skills presented in the course.33 1. All faculty members are required to comply with this scale and its equivalents.33 3. Assignments are late or missing and there is not even a minimal understanding or mastery of course content skills.67 2. consistently initiates thoughtful questions and can see many sides of an issue.33 2. D = Below average The student’s performance is barely acceptable.00 .

edu 49 Updated: 8/22/2011 . www. The AW grade has no affect on the student’s academic GPA. W = Withdrawal Students who officially withdraw prior to completing the course will receive a “W” if the faculty member determines that the student was passing the course or cannot make a determination whether the student was passing or failing at the time of the withdrawal. The AC grade has no affect on the student’s academic GPA. AC = Administrative Cancellation Administrative cancellation refers to a student course cancellation which is initiated by the institution. AAU may deem that student be cancelled from their course for reasons which include but are not limited to:  Not satisfying a course prerequisite  Outstanding tuition  “Dropping out” in the middle of a term  Plagiarism  Computer tampering Students who are administratively cancelled from the identified course(s) will receive the grade of AC on their academic record. Administrative Cancellations commonly apply to coursework that has not begun. Administrative Withdrawals commonly apply to coursework that has already begun. The student will be notified of the Administrative Course Cancellation to their primary email from the office of the registrar. Students who stop attending courses without officially withdrawing are eligible to receive a grade of “FW” (failure to withdrawal) which is calculated as an “F” grade. AW = Administrative Withdrawal Administrative withdrawal refers to a student course withdrawal which is initiated by the institution.allied. FW = Failure to Withdrawal Failure to participate in a course does not constitute a withdrawal. AAU may deem that a student be withdrawn from their course for reasons which include but are not limited to:  Failing to participate in classes  Not satisfying a course prerequisite  “Dropping out” in the middle of a term  Plagiarism  Computer tampering Students who are administratively withdrawn from the identified course(s) will receive the grade of AW on their academic record. The grade is not calculated in the GPA. The student will be notified of the Administrative Course Withdrawal to their primary email from the office of the registrar.2011 University Catalog F = Failing Quality and quantity of work is unacceptable.

8-10% Demonstrates adequate control of sentence structure and word choice.allied. may focus on minor aspects of the topic. 6-10% Language 11-20% Demonstrates strong control of sentence structure and appropriate word choice. responding to several aspects of the topic. www. Good Addresses the prompt in a competent manner. 0% Organization Is organized adequately around a central purpose or thesis. Poor Addresses the prompt in a limited manner or fails to address the prompt. Course grades of “C-” or lower fall below the level for satisfactory academic progress. Academic Status section and VA Notification section for more information on the impact of grades on academic status and warning notifications. 1-4% 0% Provides superficial or irrelevant evidence. To ensure consistency in grading. 1-5% Demonstrates lack of control of sentence structure and limitations in word choice. 11-20% Fair Addresses the prompt in a basic manner. The rubric is made available to students to ensure that they are aware of the standard of quality and criteria followed by faculty when reviewing and assigning grades to their assignments. 5-7% 1-10% Is organized in a limited way and occasionally moves away from the central purpose. 11-20% Provides basic evidence (general) to support positions. 1-10% Provides evidence that is too general or not clearly linked to a position. Is organized in a limited way or fails to be organized at all. No quality points are assigned to In Progress coursework and there is no associated GPA.) Grading Rubric A grading rubric is a tool utilized by faculty to identify standards and criteria when grading assignments. Following the assigned readings and submitting substantive assignments will help to ensure high quality of work provided to faculty for review. 0% Demonstrates no control of sentence structure and inappropriate word choice.2011 University Catalog IP = In Progress Coursework will have a designed In Progress status when the course has started but a final grade has not been assigned. (See Student Affairs. 21-30% Is organized effectively around a clear central purpose or thesis.edu 50 Updated: 8/22/2011 . 0% Development 21-30% Provides effective and specific evidence to support positions. There may be a point or two that may not connect with the central purpose. Categories Scope Excellent Addresses the prompt in an effective manner. faculty are asked to utilize the rubric below when assigning points to student assignments.

the form will be forwarded to the academic dean. The following policies and procedures apply to all grade challenges: 1. the academic dean may consult with the faculty member in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Individual course assessment grades are to be handled between student and faculty while a course is in session. If a student believes and is able to support with clear and credible evidence that capricious or unprofessional grading has taken place a grade dispute may be made on a final course grade basis.allied. The academic dean will review the documentation to determine if the request warrants a review or not. and conventions. 5. 5-7% Contains confusing errors in grammar. 4. The grade challenge policy governs course final grades. and conventions. Grade disputes may not be appealed beyond the academic dean. usage. usage. If a satisfactory solution cannot be found. www. All documents submitted for grade challenge are entered in the permanent record of student and faculty.2011 University Catalog Mechanics Is generally free from errors in grammar. If a student believes he or she received a final course grade based on capricious or unprofessional grading the student must discuss the dispute with the faculty member who issued the grade within 7 days of the final grade being posted. 3. 6. usage. the faculty member's decision is final unless the academic dean determines extenuating circumstances warrant review. the student may request a Grade Challenge form from the academic progress advisor to be submitted for review.edu 51 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The correspondence should be tracked through the iBoard messaging center. usage. After reviewing the grade challenge form and supporting documentation for completeness. 2. If so. and conventions. 0% Scope: 30% Organization: 30% Development: 20% Language: 10% Mechanics: 10% Grade Challenges Allied American University faculty members are experts within their fields of study and have the final authority for assigning grades with the exception to grades that are found to be a result of arbitrary or capricious grading. In most cases. and conventions. A Grade Challenge Form must be initiated within 21 days of the final grade posting date. 8-10% Contains some minor errors in grammar. 1-4% Contains serious errors in grammar.

message center posts. Once a student has determined that all requirements have been met.edu 52 Updated: 8/22/2011 .00 (on a 4.00 system) overall in a declared major  Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program Graduation with honors can be awarded to students who maintain a GPA of 3. the form will be returned to the student for completion. Degrees with Allied American University are conferred on a monthly basis. of which at least 30 semester credits must be earned through AAU required courses  Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.00 (on a 4. a student must complete the following. The burden of proof rests with the student to provide any additional supporting documentation.00 system) overall in a declared major  Fulfill the academic requirements as directed by the degree program For a Bachelor’s Degree. AAU provides support through academic progress advisors and through the academic affairs department. The student’s Grade Challenge Form must include all required information within the form and clearly written justification for the Grade Challenge to be considered. students will receive two official transcripts and their diploma. faculty may be notified of the challenge and asked for a response.2011 University Catalog It is the student’s responsibility to provide the necessary information to support the challenge. To assist students in this process.5 and who complete a minimum of 15 semester credits for an associate degree and 30 semester credits for a bachelor’s degree through AAU. After all academic and administrative requirements have been met. a student must complete the following:  Earn a minimum of 60 semester credits of which at least 15 semester credits must be earned through AAU required courses  Maintain an institutional GPA of 2.allied. After completing all courses and submitting a completed graduation application.  Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. The conferral date is defined as the date on which a student’s degree is officially awarded. Examples of necessary information include: Medical verification if exception is due to illness. For an Associate Degree. a student must satisfy requirements related to semester credits.g. If any type of documentation or recommendation is missing. graduating students must resolve any outstanding financial obligations. copies of any documentation to substantiate the request being made. Please Note: Upon submission of a Grade Challenge Form and any supporting documents. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all requirements for graduation have been met and are completed in a timely manner. e. grade point average. program of study and courses. www. the student submits a graduation application to the academic affairs office. Graduation Policy To receive an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree.

pinching.edu 53 Updated: 8/22/2011 . including patting. etc. Conduct on the part of faculty.2011 University Catalog Grievance Policy AAU has a responsibility to protect the rights of students and ensure compliance with its nondiscrimination policy by providing a process for those who desire to file a grievance against the University. fondling. religion. A campus decision based upon the committee’s recommendation may be appealed to the academic dean within ten (10) days of the date the student receives the decision from the campus. Students who allege discrimination. against the person raising such a concern will also not be tolerated. Any student or applicant who has a question or concern regarding compliance with this policy may direct the question or concern to the director of personnel and development. it will generally be forwarded to the University president for a final decision if it cannot be resolved informally. including any claim of discrimination. Harassment Policy It is the policy of Allied American University that the educational environment be free of all forms of improper or unlawful harassment including sexual harassment or sexually offensive conduct. gender or disability Conduct deemed to be in violation of this policy is prohibited and will not be tolerated by Allied American University. that a grade or other academic achievement is dependent upon the granting of sexual favors or submission to sexual requests  Unwelcome physical contact. Other grievances or requests for policy exceptions must be submitted in writing to AAU’s academic dean who will determine the appropriate course of action or render a decision. www. whether overt or subtle. hugging. account balances or collections must be reviewed by AAU management before being submitted to the academic dean. When such a grievance is received by the dean. harassment. jokes. posters. kissing. or ridicule based on race. Such grievances will be heard by the University’s academic review committee. in any form. including sexually explicit jokes.  Offensive conduct. ethnic or national origin. or a violation of an AAU policy must present their grievance in writing to the academic dean within three (3) weeks of the incident. comments. innuendo or other tasteless actions that would offend a reasonably sensitive person  The display of sexually offensive pictures. Retaliation. Grievances relating to financial aid. verbal or written. staff or students which would violate this policy includes but is not limited to:  Unwelcome or unwanted sexual advances  Requests for sexual favors  Any suggestion. illustrations or objects  Slurs.allied.

national origin. Upcoming courses may not begin while the Leave of Absence is in progress. LOA periods for students receiving Federal Student Aid cannot exceed a total of 180 days in any 12-month period. If a student seeks a Leave of Absence while in progress of coursework the student must decide to either complete all actively in progress coursework before initiating the Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from the actively in progress coursework to begin the Leave of Absence immediately. Only one leave of absence will be granted per year. For those students on LOA who are receiving Federal Student Aid. color. A student may request a Leave of Absence Request Form from their academic progress advisor. activities or employment practices. For students receiving Federal Student Aid to be approved for a LOA. Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and regulations. these students are not eligible for any additional Federal Student Aid during the LOA.allied. For Veteran students the VA Office will be notified.2011 University Catalog Leave of Absence Policy A student who finds it necessary to take an academic leave due to mitigating circumstances from their studies and who plans on returning to AAU may request a Leave of Absence (LOA). 91-day hold on all active courses. Veteran students should contact their VA Office in the event VA Benefits may be affected. The request for LOA will be reviewed by Allied American University officials. www. sex. Based on rationale and support the start date for the leave of absence will be taken into account based on the circumstances. LOA’s are approved on a case-by-case basis.edu 54 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Non-Discrimination Policy Allied American University does not discriminate on the basis of race. Students who are requesting a leave of absence as a result of deployment will be reviewed for the duration stated on their deployment orders. the student will be notified in writing and this document will be kept within the student’s academic file. If the LOA is granted. they must agree to LOA counseling which will be provided to them by representatives in AAU’s financial aid office. If outstanding circumstances prevent a student from submitting the document in a timely fashion it is recommended he/she submits the document at their earliest opportunity. It is required that a student submit the request in advance to their APA to ensure the document is reviewed as promptly as possible. A student may not be actively in progress of coursework at Allied American University while on a Leave of Absence. disability or Vietnam–era veteran status in its educational programs. Any upcoming courses with start dates that conflict with the Leave of Absence must be assigned new start dates before approval of the Leave of Absence. The University complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This request must be in writing accompanied by documentation of the mitigating circumstances. The LOA provides the student with a 13-week.

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If any student or applicant has a question or concern regarding compliance with this policy, that student or applicant may direct the question or concern to the director of personnel and development.

Orientation Course
Every first-time AAU student is required to complete AAU’s short online orientation course in order to be granted access to the initial course(s) that he/she has enrolled in. This course teaches students about AAU’s policies and the iBoard online learning platform to help them successfully complete their program. Students should begin the online orientation course shortly after their enrollment is confirmed and before the Start Date of their initial course(s). Access to the initial course(s) will not be allowed until the orientation has been completed.

Proctored Examination Policy

Proctored exams are required for selected AAU courses to ensure a student’s mastery of a course’s learning objectives and to ensure academic honesty. As a general policy, required courses and core program courses are given priority when selecting which courses have a proctored exam. A course’s syllabus will clearly state if the course includes a proctored final exam and a student’s academic progress advisor will notify students when a course has a proctored final exam. Proctored exams are used to assess whether students have mastered the subject matter. The proctored exams are open book, open notes, and are two hours unless otherwise noted. Proctored exams are to be scheduled within one week after coursework has been completed. The student must have a passing grade on submitted coursework before taking a proctored exam. Students are responsible for scheduling the proctored exams with an approved proctor prior to taking the required exam. Students request the proctoring form through their academic progress advisor. It is recommended that students turn in the completed proctoring form at least two weeks prior to their exam. Once selected, the proctor must certify that he or she is not related to or is not a close friend of this student, and that there is no relationship between the proctor and the student that will prevent the examination from being properly administered. Additionally, the proctor must certify that he or she will check a photo I.D. to confirm the identity of the student taking the final examination and declare under penalty of perjury that the information is true and correct. Once the proctor has been approved by AAU, the examination code is forwarded to the proctor. The proctor then gives this code to the student once the identity of the student has been verified. Failure to follow the instructions can result in the invalidation of the exam and possible failure of the course.
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Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a measuring tool used to define successful course completion and progress towards a student’s degree plan. Students seeking eligibility to receive federal financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act are required to meet SAP. Any student not making SAP under this policy cannot receive Title IV funds. SAP is evaluated for all students based on two criteria: Qualitative Measure (Grade Point Average (GPA) and Quantitative Measure (Credit Completion). Students meeting the standards listed below are classified as being in SAP good standing. Criteria 1: Grade Point Average (GPA) (Qualitative Measure) A student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is assessed at the end of each sixteenweek semester. For financial aid purposes, the cumulative GPA is required to be assessed before each award letter and prior to each disbursement. A student is considered making satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 or better for all coursework attempted at Allied American University during the semester evaluated. If a student is not meeting the minimum cumulative GPA requirement, this will affect their academic status. Please see “Academic Status” section to determine effect. Criteria 2: Credit Completion (Quantitative Measure) A student’s credit completion is assessed at the end of each sixteen-week semester. To satisfy the credit completion requirement, a student must make progress by earning credits at a rate to ensure successful completion of their academic program in no more than 150% of the total credits required to complete their program. In addition students must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of all semester credits attempted. Coursework is considered to be “successfully completed” for purposes of SAP and Title IV based on the following assigned grades: Course Grades: A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+ C-, D+, D, D-. Grades of “W” (Withdrawal) will not be included in determining GPA but are considered credits attempted. All other grades are determined to be "unsuccessful completion" for purposes of evaluation of SAP and Title IV eligibility. If a student is unsuccessful in completing their coursework it is recommended that student contacts their academic progress advisor regarding their academic performance and graduation eligibility and the Financial Aid Office for any Title IV inquiries. Transfer credit is calculated as attempted and successfully completed credit for the annual credit completion review. A student who does not meet the credit completion standard will affect their academic status. Please see “Academic Status” section to determine effect.
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A student may repeat unsuccessfully completed courses based on the guidelines of the "Course Repeat Policy". Both the original and the repeated course are considered credits attempted for SAP and Title IV eligibility review. Both grades will remain on the student's academic record, but only the higher grade will be calculated into the cumulative grade point average. See "Course Repeat Policy" for further details. A student having attempted credits equal to 150% of their academic program are no longer eligible for any Federal Financial Aid. Title IV recipients enrolled in a program longer than two academic years in length must have a GPA of a “C” average or better or be in compliance with the credit completion requirements set forth in SAP.

Reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress

In circumstances where a student does not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress it will be expected for the student to consult with their academic progress advisor for guidance and assistance regarding methods of improving their academic status. It is recommended that a student make contact with their academic progress advisor as soon as possible to determine an appropriate action. Such methods of reestablishing Satisfactory Academic Progress include but are not limited to: repeating course(s) that are below a 2.00, adjusting a course load, and discussing resources available in the Academic Resource and Study Skills Center within iBoard. If mitigating circumstances resulted in an unsatisfactory academic performance, it is recommended that a student contact their academic progress advisor to discuss the possibility of submitting a Request for Late Withdrawal Form.

Financial Aid Warning
If a student does not meet SAP requirements and is receiving financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, the student will be placed on financial aid warning for a semester. If at the end of the semester the student has not met the SAP requirements, the student will become ineligible to receive financial aid funds.

A student ineligible to receive financial aid funds due to SAP may reestablish eligibility by meeting the minimum SAP requirements. However, a student cannot reestablish eligibility by not attending school. Under certain circumstances a student may also reestablish financial aid eligibility by submitting a successful appeal.

Reestablishing Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial Aid SAP Appeal Process

Students may appeal their loss of financial aid eligibility if their failure to meet SAP was the direct result of a hardship or special circumstances (e.g., illness, death in family, employment) as provided by federal regulations. An appeal may be submitted by completing the Title IV SAP Appeal Form and submitting the form to the Financial Aid Office. The completed appeal must be received within ten (10) business days from the date the student is notified of financial aid ineligibility.
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please note that such withholding requests are binding for all information to all parties other than for those exceptions allowed under the Act. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. www. in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Maintenance and Confidentiality of Student Records The California Administrative Code Section 18804(a) requires colleges and universities to maintain student records for a period of five years after final enrollment. AAU may disclose education records without consent to officials of another school. Failure to meet SAP requirements while on probation will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. Directory Information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed.2011 University Catalog The Financial Aid Office will review the appeal and notify students in writing of their appeal results within ten (10) business days. The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failure by Allied American University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. Students may access their rights to the Maintenance and Confidentiality of their Student Records as outlined under FERPA within the Student Handbook available through their iBoard account. a student will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester during which the student will receive financial aid and may reestablish eligibility by meeting SAP. 4. Students may withhold Directory Information by notifying the registrar in writing. upon request. They are: 1. which affords student certain rights with respect to their education records. 2. As allowed within FERPA guidelines. At its discretion.edu 58 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day AAU receives a request for access. If the appeal is approved. except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student's education records. AAU’s policy regarding confidentiality is in keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the student believes are inaccurate. 3. with exception of the student's permanent record. School officials are individuals or entities working for or on the behalf of the educational institution. a summary of which follows. AAU may provide Directory Information in accordance with the provisions of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.allied.

It is the student’s responsibility to notify the university as having a disability.  The academic dean will review the documentation with the University president.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that documentation meeting the published requirements is submitted 30 days prior to the start of accommodations. Student submits a written statement to their APA outlining their disability. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  No accommodations may be made prior to the notification of disability and the submission of documentation. If further information is required. AAU grants reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities.allied. Since the documentation and review process may take some time. prior to engaging in any activity for which accommodation is being requested.  The academic dean will notify the faculty member if they are required to make an accommodation. Reasonable accommodations are granted if the request:  Is based on documented individual needs.edu 59 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Americans with Disabilities Act AAU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For example. a request to retake a test or course due to a disability will not be considered for a test or course that a student has already taken. The faculty member will only be advised that he/she must make an accommodation. no medical information will be released to the faculty member. The essential requirements of an academic course or program need not be modified to accommodate an individual with a disability. Documentation to request accommodations based on a disability must be provided by the student and at the student’s sole expense.  Does not impose a financial or administrative burden on AAU beyond that which is deemed reasonable and customary.  Students must identify themselves to their academic progress advisor (APA) and provide the required documentation as outlined in the documentation requirements below at least 30 days in advance of the start of the accommodation being requested. Students whose accommodation requests are denied will not be discriminated or retaliated against if they appeal the decision. currently diagnosed students should submit any requests for a disability accommodation as soon as they are admitted to a program and prior to registering for courses.  The academic dean will notify the student of the decision within 15 days of receipt of the documentation. and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. the academic dean will request it directly from the student. Student also submits documentation on the disability with accommodation request that meets guidelines listed below:  The APA will submit the documentation with the academic dean. www. and submit any required documentation. This notification will be in writing and sent to the student’s email address on record.  Does not compromise essential requirements of a course or program.

evaluation dates. and a justification as to how the accommodations will impact the specific functional limitations of the student. Additional documentation regarding the student’s disability may be required during the appeal process. sound card  1024 x 768 graphics with 16-bit color  Windows or Mac compatible laser or inkjet printer. Hardware Requirements The student must have a PC or Mac-based computer to participate in the course. The evaluator should be a licensed professional in the appropriate field and qualified to diagnose adults.  For mental disability accommodations: Documentation should be clinical in nature and should be dated within the last six months.  10/100 Network Card and/or Modem required for online course correspondence www. Any physical disability that is based on a temporary condition.2011 University Catalog Acceptable documentation requirements:  For learning disability accommodations: Documentation should be no older than three years if student is under 21 years of age. including what training and experience the evaluator has with the diagnosis and treatment of adults. documentation of any age may be considered. such as weakness caused by chemotherapy or other short-term treatments. Students whose disability accommodation requests are denied or adjusted may submit an appeal in writing to the University president. Documentation should include a specific medical diagnosis of the student’s disability and should include the names of diagnostic tests used. Minimum system requirements are:  1GHz+ processor  256MB of RAM  5GB+ available hard drive space for data storage. test scores. and interpretation of those test results.edu 60 Updated: 8/22/2011 .  For physical disability accommodations If the physical disability is a permanent condition. The appeal must be within 15 days of the accommodation being denied and should be emailed to president@allied. specify specific accommodation recommendations that are related to the medical diagnosis. Older documentation may be considered for students who are over 21 as long as the clinical testing was completed since the student reached the age of 18. clinical documentation should be less than one year old.edu. Documentation should always include the professional credentials of the evaluator. The documentation should describe how the student is limited in functionality.allied. TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS Students are expected to have access to the technology requirements as AAU is not obligated to supply the needed technologies including software and hardware.

Advanced certificate programs are available for students who have either an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and seek specific knowledge in one subject area. In general. Certificate Programs Certificate programs allow students to focus on a particular topic of interest through a fivecourse program of study.0 or higher. it is required that this English or Writing course constitute the first course or is a part of the first set of courses taken by the student in pursuit of the certificate.edu 61 Updated: 8/22/2011 .openoffice.0 or higher. Certificates at the introduction and general levels are open to applicants who have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. download Open Office Software from: http://www.0  Mac: Safari 5. courses at the 300 or 400 level have higher expectations on writing and mathematical competence than courses at the 100 or 200 level. unless otherwise stated. For example a student who had previously completed a Web Design Certificate might be able to apply his/her semester credits toward a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems degree.org UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS Curriculum Please Note: Course offerings and course codes are subject to change. If access to Microsoft Office Software is not available. Google Chrome 5. general.0 or higher Software Requirements   Access to an office program is required. Academic performance expectations at the certificate level are equivalent to the expectations at the degree program level. a student may not be enrolled in www. and advanced.  The undergraduate certificate programs require a minimum of 15 semester credits  Students must earn at least six semester credits of graded coursework with a C or better at AAU  Certificate requirements are determined by the student's catalog year provided that the student maintains continuous enrollment  All courses carry college credit and may be applied toward a degree  Students are not permitted to enroll concurrently in multiple programs in the same academic discipline.2011 University Catalog Browser support:  PC: Internet Explorer 6. Mozilla Firefox 2. AAU offers three types of certificate programs at the undergraduate level: introduction. Access to Microsoft Office Software is highly recommended for use with the iBoard Learning Platform. Each is designed to be self-contained and to have the appropriate course pre-requisites. Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher.allied. however. Allied American University offers program options to students through their certificate programs and their degree programs. For certificates that include an English or Writing course.

Criminal Investigations  Introduction – Homeland Security  Introduction .Real Estate  Introduction .Terrorism  General – Corrections  General .IT Management Criminal Justice  Introduction .edu 62 Updated: 8/22/2011 . 200. General type includes courses from 100.Law Enforcement  Introduction – Private Security  Introduction .2011 University Catalog   a Web Design Certificate program and an Computer Information Systems degree program at the same time Certificate program prerequisites must be met All undergraduate certificate programs require enrollment of the AAU Online Orientation for students in addition to the semester credit requirements listed Allied American University offers twenty-five different certificate programs.Computer Programming  Introduction . Business Administration  Introduction – Business  Introduction .Solar Energy  Introduction – Finance  General . These certificates are offered through the degree programs as noted.Medical Billing  Introduction .Terrorism and Security  Advanced – Law Enforcement II Healthcare  Introduction .Medical Administrative Assistant  Introduction .Web Design  General .allied.Criminal Justice  Introduction .Forensic Investigations  General .Security Studies  Introduction . Introduction type includes courses from 100 and 200 level with all prerequisites included.Pharmacy Technician  Introduction .Marketing  Introduction .Office Management  Introduction – California Real Estate  Introduction .Computer Applications  General .Management Computer Information Systems  Introduction .Medical Coding www. 400 level with course prerequisites included. Advanced type includes courses from 300 and 400 level with an admission requirement of an AA/AS from that program area (course prerequisites still apply). 300.

2011 University Catalog Business Administration Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Business BUS100: Introduction to Business BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing BUS244: Finance for Managers ECN150: Introduction to Microeconomics MGT105: Essentials of Management MKT220: Principles of Marketing Potential job opportunities: Office Administration.allied. Real Estate Broker California Real Estate ENG160: English Composition I ** RES111: California Real Estate Principles RES121: California Real Estate Select 3 of the following: RES220: Real Estate Finance** RES240: Real Estate Appraisal RES260: Real Estate Brokerage** RES280: Property Management **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Real Estate Agent. Real Estate Broker www. entry-level Management Real Estate ENG160: English Composition I ** RES101: National Real Estate Principles RES220: Real Estate Finance** RES240: Real Estate Appraisal RES260: Real Estate Brokerage** RES280: Property Management **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Real Estate Agent.edu 63 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

allied. Bookkeeping Office Management BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing ISY101: Introduction to Computer Systems ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals ISY104: Microsoft Office Word MAT115: Business Problem Solving MGT105: Essentials of Management Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Office Manager. Entry-level Management www. Executive Assistant.2011 University Catalog Solar Energy ENG160: English Composition I** ENR154: Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy Efficiency MAT110: Beginning Algebra** or MAT120: College Algebra** SOL100: Exploration of Solar Energy SOL130: Introduction to Green Building SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Solar Sales Consultant Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Finance BUS100: Introduction to Business BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing BUS244: Finance for Managers FIN202: Personal Finance ISY206: Microsoft Excel MAT115: Business Problem Solving Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Accounting Services.edu 64 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

2011 University Catalog Management BUS100: Introduction to Business BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing BUS244: Finance for Managers BUS306: Business and Society** MAT115: Business Problem Solving MGT105: Essentials of Management **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Entry-level Management.edu 65 Updated: 8/22/2011 . entry-level Marketing positions Computer Information Systems Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Computer Programming CIS105: Intro to Computer Science CIS110: Introduction to Computer Programming** CIS115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic** CIS210: Computer Organization** ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems MAT105: Basic College Mathematics **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Computer Programmer www.allied. Office Administration Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Marketing BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing COM120: Principles of Speech Communication COM240: Principles of Business Communications** ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint MAT115: Business Problem Solving MKT220: Principles of Marketing **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Marketing Coordinator.

Office Manager Web Design CIS105: Intro to Computer Science ISY301: Web Page Design I ** ISY302: Web Page Design II ** ISY332: Java Script ** ISY425: Independent Web Design Project** MAT105: Basic College Mathematics **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Web Designer Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 IT Management ISY315: Networking and Telecommunications** ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems ** MAT105: Basic College Mathematics MIS335: Information Systems Analysis** MIS336: Information Systems Design and Implementation** MIS340: Management Information Systems** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Entry-level IT Manager Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 www.allied.edu 66 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Computer Applications ISY101: Intro to Computer Systems ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals ISY104: Microsoft Office Word ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint ISY206: Microsoft Excel MAT105: Basic College Mathematics Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential job opportunities: Executive Assistant.

Criminal Advocate Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Criminal Justice CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ125: The Corrections Process CRJ240: Juvenile Justice** ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Court Official. Juvenile Probation.allied. Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Corrections CRJ240: Juvenile Justice** CRJ 300: Probation and Parole CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice CRJ 310: Correctional Counseling and Treatment CRJ 315: Prison and Jail Administration ENG160: English Composition I ** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Prison Guard.edu 67 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Criminal Justice All of the Criminal Justice jobs listed below can lead to lateral job changes as well as promotions. They are specializations in the field of Criminal Justice that makes an employee viable and more of an asset. Criminal Advocate Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Criminal Investigations CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ210: Criminal Investigations CRJ215: Investigative Report Writing ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Criminal Investigator. Private Investigator www. Victim Advocate.

Corporate Security www.allied.2011 University Catalog Forensic Investigations CRJ320: Forensic Investigation** CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigations I** CRJ350: Homicide Investigations I** CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II** CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation** ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Crime Scene Technician. Crime Lab Assistant Homeland Security CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security CRJ 210: Criminal Investigations ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Airport Security. Border Patrol Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Introduction to Security Studies CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security CRJ140: Introduction to Terrorism CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security CRJ 210: Criminal Investigations ENG160: English Composition I ** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Loss Prevention.edu 68 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

edu 69 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Law Enforcement CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ223: Criminal Procedure** CRJ230: Criminal Evidence** ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Police Officer Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 CRJ301: Criminal Law** Law Enforcement II CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice CRJ330: Police Management** CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing** CRJ495: Police Patrol** ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Police Officer Private Security CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security CRJ155: Introduction to Loss Prevention CRJ210: Criminal Investigations ENG160: English Composition I ** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Loss Prevention.allied. Corporate Security www.

Homeland Security. Private Security. Border Patrol Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Terrorism & Security CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I** CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigation II** CRJ450: Homeland Security and Emergency Management CRJ 460: Investigation of Terrorism** CRJ 493: Security Systems.edu 70 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Border Patrol Healthcare Pharmacy Technician ENG160: English Composition 1** MAT110: Beginning Algebra or MAT120: College Algebra** MED183: Pharmacy Technician MED283: Pharmacy Calculations** BIO268: Introduction to Pharmacology **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Pharmacy Technician Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 15 www.2011 University Catalog Terrorism CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice CRJ210: Criminal Investigations CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice CRJ140: Introduction to Terrorism CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Counter Terrorism Specialist.allied. Procedures and Developments** ENG160: English Composition I** **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential for advancement in the Criminal Justice field: Airport Security.

edu 71 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Medical Administrative Assistant ENG160: English Composition 1** HIT107: Medical Terminology MED199: Medical Administrative Assisting** HIT235: Medical Office Technology** HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 4 3 4 17 Potential job opportunities: Medical Administrative Assistant Medical Billing ENG160: English Composition 1** HIT107: Medical Terminology HIM228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement** HIT235: Medical Office Technology** HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management **Course has prerequisite requirement Potential job opportunities: Medical Biller Semester Credits 3 3 4 3 4 17 Medical Coding ENG160: English Composition 1** HIT107: Medical Terminology BIO106: Anatomy and Physiology** HIT260: Basic Diagnostic Coding** HIT270: Basic Procedural Coding I** HIT280: Basic Procedural Coding II** **Course has prerequisite requirement Semester Credits 3 3 4 3 3 3 19 Potential job opportunities: Medical Coder www.allied.

2011 University Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION General Education Degree Requirements The General Education curriculum requirements set forth by Allied American University provides degree seeking graduates with a broad educational background to accompany their specific area of study.allied. www. and one additional approved course of their choice. ECN 151. To satisfy the Degree General Education requirements for an Associates degree a student must complete the following 39 semester credits: Categories ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Semester Credits 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 To satisfy the Degree General Education requirements for a Bachelors degree a student must complete a minimum of 45 semester credits: Categories ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Semester Credits 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 Based on the area of study and degree level specific courses are required to satisfy general education areas of study. The requirements are as follows: Associate of Science in Business Administration Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with MAT 110 or a higher level math. Allied American University’ general education requirements areas are based on the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). Requires students satisfy the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement with ECN 150. Focusing on computer literacy in addition to five areas of study the general education coursework is established to enhance the student’s personal and professional life in addition to enhancing the academic program goals.edu 72 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with MAT 120 or a higher level math. Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with MAT 130 or a higher level math. Students may not satisfy this requirement with successful completion of BUS 210.edu 73 Updated: 8/22/2011 . ECN 151. Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems Requires students satisfy the Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning requirement with MAT 130 or a higher level math. and one additional approved course of their choice.allied. ECN 320 and ECN 321 may not be applied towards the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement. Requires students satisfy the Society and Behavioral Sciences requirement with ECN 150. BUS 306. GENERAL EDUCATION Courses ORI 100: ISY 101: Allied Orientation for Students Introduction to Computer Systems Semester Credit 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 English Communication ENG 160: English Composition I** ENG 170: English Composition II** COM 120: Principles of Speech Communications Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning BUS 210: Business Statistics I** MAT 105: Basic College Mathematics MAT 110: Beginning Algebra** MAT 115: Business Problem Solving MAT 120: College Algebra** MAT 130: Beginning Statistics** Arts and Humanities ART 100: Introduction to Art History ENG 200: Introduction to Literature I ENG 205: Introduction to Literature II HIS 125: World Civilization I HIS 225: World Civilization II PHI 107: Introduction to Ethics www.

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Society and Behavioral Sciences ANT 202: Introduction to Anthropology BUS 306: Business and Society** ECN 150: Introduction to Microeconomics ECN 151: Introduction to Macroeconomics ECN 313: Independent Research in Economics ECN 320: Microeconomics** ECN 321: Macroeconomics** GEO 207: Global Geography GEO 313: Independent Research in Geography PSY 140: Introduction to Psychology PSY 313: Independent Research in Psychology SOC 135: Introduction to Sociology SOC 250: Society and Technology SOC 313: Independent Research in Sociology Physical and Biological Science BIO 106: Anatomy and Physiology BIO 130: Fundamentals of Biology BIO 330: Principles of Ecology BIO 345: Marine Biology** BIO 268: Introduction to Pharmacology CHM 101: General Chemistry I CHM 105: General Chemistry II CHM 313: Independent Research in Chemistry CHM 365: Society and Chemistry** ENR 154: Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy Efficiency HIT 107: Medical Terminology OCN 320: Oceanography** SCI 110: Environmental Science SOL 100: Exploration of Solar Energy SOL 130: Introduction to Green Building SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaics** SOL 210: Photovoltaic Installation** **Course has prerequisite requirement.

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Degree Programs

Course offerings and course codes are subject to change. Allied American University offers eight degree programs:  Associate of Science in Business Administration  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems  Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems  Associate of Science in Criminal Justice  Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice  Associate of Arts in General Studies  Bachelor of Arts in General Studies

All first-time AAU students are required to enroll in and complete the Allied Online Orientation course. This is shown as the first course in all Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree plans below and not shown in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree plans below. Programs may require prerequisites prior to admission. Recommendations by professional organizations provide guidance on appropriate prerequisites. Academic Standard Definitions Students enrolled in a degree program have selected a major in virtue of that degree program. Within a major field of study, degree programs may offer concentrations. Students may also elect to pursue a minor field of study. Major A major is a program of study offering both depth and breadth in a particular discipline or field of study. The requirements and the curriculum for a major are determined by the degree program offering the major with the appropriate approvals of the Office of Academic Affairs. A major must comprise a minimum of 30 semester credits. Concentration A major may offer concentrations, areas of specialization within the field of study. If offered, the degree program may determine if a concentration is an optional or required component of the major. Generally, students complete a portion of the core major requirements and then select focused courses to complete the concentration. A concentration must include a minimum of 15 semester credits of specialized coursework. Minor A minor is a program of study, with less depth than a major. It may be completed to complement a major. A minor has a minimum of 15 semester credits and a maximum of 24 semester credits. The requirements and the curriculum for a minor are determined with the appropriate approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. A minor is an elective choice—a student is not required to complete one as part of the requirements for a major.
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There will be a notation on the first transcript that will identify the major and, if appropriate, the concentration and / or minor completed by the graduate.

Degree Program Major, Concentrations

Listed below are the majors and concentrations available. Students may elect to pursue a minor area of study outside of the degree area. Students interested in a minor area of study should work with their academic progress advisors.

Business Administration
    Marketing Green Property Management Real Estate Solar Energy

Computer Information Systems
 Management Information Systems

General Studies
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Use critical thinking. Demonstrate a foundation of business knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3.allied. critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. strategies and techniques to solve complex business problems 4.0201) Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business. creative and logical analysis. coordinating and decision making to business operations GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES ACC 101: Introduction to Accounting** OR ACC 225: Principles of Accounting I** ACC 105: Managerial Accounting** OR ACC 227: Principles of Accounting II** BUS 230: Principles of Business Law I FIN 202: Personal Finance MGT 105: Essentials of Management Business Electives (Lower Division) Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 39 SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 6 21 60 **Course has prerequisite requirement. systems and processes 5. organizing. Implement and apply current technical solutions to business activities. www. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework in basic business concepts and skills in order to contribute and create solutions for contemporary business problems.2011 University Catalog Associate of Science Degree in Business Administration (CIP Code: 52. industry and non-profit organizations. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses. Develop analytical. students will acquire the knowledge and skills to apply management. marketing and accounting concepts to improve operational performance and aid in decision making skills. Program Objectives 1. Apply sound management principles to the functions of planning.edu 77 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of business concepts to create solutions to contemporary business problems.edu 78 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Differentiate the roles and tasks of business leaders and professionals in business. industry and non-profit organizations. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen business field 5. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a business environment GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Undistributed Electives (Upper Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 9 9 18 SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 12 9 45 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework.2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (CIP Code: 52. Program Objectives 1. and finance concepts to develop strategies to improve short. and long-term organizational performance. industry and non-profit organizations 4. marketing. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in business practices and institutions 7.0201) Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration is to prepare students for entry-level management positions in business. Make effective business decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. www. Identify the structures in business organizations that can be managed for productivity 3. medium. Students will acquire the critical knowledge and skills needed to integrate management. Analyze the external and internal influences on business institutions and practices 2. accounting.allied.

2011 University Catalog MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES ACC 225: Principles of Accounting I** ACC 227: Principles of Accounting II** BUS 210: Business Statistics I** BUS 230: Principles of Business Law I BUS 305: Business Research and Communications BUS 354: Ethical Decision Making for Business BUS 364: Organizational Behavior BUS 499: Senior Capstone** ECN 320: Microeconomics** ECN 321: Macroeconomics** FIN 202: Personal Finance FIN 335: Financial Management and Analysis I** MGT 105: Essentials of Management MGT 305: Quality Management** MGT 320: Leadership in Organizations MGT 494: Strategic Management** MKT 220: Principles of Marketing Business Electives (Lower Division) Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 57 120 **Course has prerequisite requirement.edu 79 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied. www.

coordinating and decision making to operations Special Attention to Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) provides guidance for the Computer Information Systems program. The program is designed for students seeking to acquire a complete framework in basic computer and information management concepts and skills in order to contribute to creating solutions for contemporary problems in computer science and information management. industry and non-profit organizations. as a prerequisite. Program Objectives 1. web browsing. spreadsheets. word processing. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3.0) before this degree can be declared. presentation graphics and external database retrieval tools. creative. students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply programming. critical thinking. Upon successful completion of general education and specific program courses. Gatekeeper courses for this program are CIS 105: Introduction to Computer Science.edu 80 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and logical analysis. Implement and apply current technical solutions to computer and information systems activities. and internet skills.2011 University Catalog Associate of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIP Code: 11.0101) Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business. Use critical thinking.allied. and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. Develop analytical. databases. strategies. Gatekeeper Course: This program requires successful completion of Gatekeeper courses with a course grade of at least “C-“ (2. and MAT 130: Beginning Statistics. organizing. and techniques to solve complex computer and information systems problems 4. Students should enroll in a General Studies degree program (either Associate or Bachelor level) while completing the Gatekeeper courses. Apply sound computer and information systems principles to the functions of planning. students are expected. According to the ACM. CIS 210: Computer Organization. CIS 110: Introduction to Computer Programming. to have a basic proficiency in the fundamental tools of personal computing such as e-mail. systems and processes 5. desktop database management systems. www.

www.edu 81 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES CIS 105: Introduction to Computer Science CIS 110: Introduction to Computer Programming** CIS 115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic** OR ISY 205: Microsoft Access** CIS 201: Discrete Mathematics** CIS 210: Computer Organization** CIS 211: Data Structures I** CIS 221: Data Structures II** Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 39 SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 21 60 **Course has prerequisite requirement.allied.

CIS 210: Computer Organization. Analyze the external and internal influences on computer and information systems institutions and practices 2. Students should enroll in a General Studies degree program (either Associate or Bachelor level) while completing the Gatekeeper courses. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of computer and information science concepts and skills to create solutions to contemporary problems in computer science and information management. industry and nonprofit organizations. Program Objectives 1. Differentiate the roles and tasks of computer and information systems leaders and professionals in various organizations 4.0) before this degree can be declared. database development. Demonstrate effective written communication skills in a computer and information systems environment Gatekeeper Course: This program requires successful completion of Gatekeeper courses with a course grade of at least “C-“(2. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field within computer and information systems 5. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required www. CIS 110: Introduction to Computer Programming.2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIP Code: 11. Students will acquire the critical and current knowledge and skills needed to integrate software engineering. Identify the structures in computer and information systems organizations that impact the profession 3.0101) Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems is to prepare students for entry-level computer science positions in business.allied. Gatekeeper courses for this program are CIS 105: Introduction to Computer Science. Internet and information management. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in computer and information systems practices and institutions 7. and MAT 130: Beginning Statistics.edu 82 SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 12 9 45 Updated: 8/22/2011 . programming. Make effective computer science and information systems decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6.

www. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES CIS 105: Introduction to Computer Science CIS 110: Introduction to Computer Programming** CIS 115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic** OR ISY 205: Microsoft Access** CIS 201: Discrete Mathematics** CIS 210: Computer Organization** CIS 211: Data Structures I** CIS 215: Programming Language Concepts CIS 221: Data Structures II** CIS 330: Algorithm Design and Analysis** CIS 410: Computer Architecture** ENG 310: Technical Writing** ISY 301: Web Page Design I** ISY 302: Web Page Design II** ISY 315: Networking and Telecommunications** ISY 325: Introduction to Database Systems** ISY 375: Advanced Database Systems** ISY 410: TCP/IP Networking** ISY 499: Senior Capstone** PHI 320: Computer Ethics Computer Science Electives (Lower Division) Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 60 120 **Course has prerequisite requirement.edu 83 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Undistributed Electives (Upper Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 6 9 15 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework.allied.

procedures and evidence. industry and non-profit organizations. and techniques to solve complex problems in criminal justice 4. Demonstrate a foundation of criminal justice knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. Upon successful completion of the program. Program Objectives 1. critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2. systems and processes 5. The program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework in basic criminal justice concepts and skills in order to create solutions for contemporary problems in criminal justice and administration. and private agencies. or to upgrade their present status in branches of law enforcement or in federal. coordinating and decision making to operations GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 39 SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework.0103) Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business.edu 84 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (CIP Code: 43.allied. local. state. strategies. Use critical thinking. students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply criminology. administration. criminal investigations. Develop analytical. Implement and apply current technical solutions to criminal justice activities. creative and logical analysis. Apply sound criminal justice principles to the functions of planning. www. organizing.

allied.2011 University Catalog MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES CRJ 100: Introduction to Justice Administration CRJ 110: Introduction to Criminology CRJ 120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ 200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence** CRJ 210: Criminal Investigations Criminal Justice Electives (Lower Division) Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 3 18 60 **Course has prerequisite requirement.edu 85 Updated: 8/22/2011 . www.

allied. Students will acquire the critical and current knowledge and skills needed to integrate administration. Identify the structures in criminal justice organizations that can be managed and supervised 3. The program provides the foundational background for students seeking to acquire a high-level of knowledge from a broad base of criminal justice concepts and skills to create solutions to contemporary problems in criminal justice. Program Description 1. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in criminal justice practices and institutions 7.0103) The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice is to prepare students for entry-level criminal justice positions in business. Make effective decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6.2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice (CIP Code: 43. Analyze the external and internal influences on criminal justice institutions and practices 2. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen criminal justice field 5.edu 86 Updated: 8/22/2011 . www. procedures of investigation and evidence and organizational law enforcement management. Demonstrate effective writing skills for a criminal justice environment GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Undistributed Electives (Upper Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 12 9 45 Program Objectives SEMESTER CREDITS 12 12 24 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework. industry and non-profit organizations. laws. Differentiate the roles and tasks of criminal justice leaders and professionals in various organizations 4.

edu 87 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied. www.2011 University Catalog MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES CRJ 100: Introduction to Justice Administration CRJ 110: Introduction to Criminology CRJ 120: Introduction to Law Enforcement CRJ 200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence** CRJ 210: Criminal Investigations CRJ 240: Juvenile Justice** CRJ 270 or CRJ330: Police Management** CRJ 301: Criminal Law** CRJ 305: Ethics in Criminal Justice CRJ 320: Forensic Investigation** CRJ 325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I** CRJ 335: Kinesic Interviewing** CRJ 350: Homicide Investigation I** CRJ 460: Investigation of Terrorism** CRJ 480: Investigation of Computer Crime** CRJ 499: Senior Capstone** Criminal Justice Electives (Lower Division) Total Major Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 51 120 **Course has prerequisite requirement.

2011 University Catalog Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies (CIP Code: 24. Implement and apply current technical solutions to individual and social activities. industry and non-profit organizations depending on the concentrations selected. and processes 5. strategies and techniques to solve complex individual and social problems 4. Demonstrate a foundation in liberal arts through specific knowledge and technical skills that supports and facilitates lifelong professional development 3. 15 semester credits are in a concentration and 6 semester credits as electives. Use critical thinking. 1. www. coordinating and decision making to individual and social operations Program Objectives Special Attention to Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies Students interested in an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the following special features of this degree plan.edu 88 Updated: 8/22/2011 . organizing. The Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration includes 60 semester credits with 39 semester credits in the general education curriculum and 21 semester credits as electives. Develop analytical. creative and logical analysis. If students chose to declare a concentration.0102) Program Description The purpose of the Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business. The program provides a liberal arts education and allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in a career-related areas. systems. critical thinking and interpersonal skills applicable to real-world problems 2.allied. Apply sound general principles to the functions of planning. then 39 semester credits are in general education.

edu 89 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied.2011 University Catalog Associate of Arts in General Studies without a Concentration GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Total Elective Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 39 SEMESTER CREDITS 21 21 60 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework. www.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES Concentration Electives (Lower Division) Total Concentration Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 15 15 60 *NOTE: Concentration options to choose from: Business Administration (ACC. Computer Information Systems (CIS. Real Estate (RES course). SOL courses) www. ISY. FIN. Criminal Justice (CRJ course). or MKT Courses). or MIS courses).2011 University Catalog Associate of Arts in General Studies with a Concentration GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 9 6 39 SEMESTER CREDITS 6 6 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework. BUS. Solar Energy (ENR. MGT.edu 90 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied. ECN.

45 semester credits from general education. Students will acquire the critical skills needed to integrate and complement their individual interests. Demonstrate effective writing skills in professional environments Special Attention to Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies builds on the associate degree level. and 48 semester credits from electives.2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies (CIP Code: 24. A student may get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration or with a concentration.edu 91 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration curriculum includes 120 semester credits with 45 semester credits from general education and 75 semester credits from electives. Make effective personal and professional decisions using appropriate analytical and critical thinking processes 6. www. and intellectual and practical concerns. Identify and analyze legal and/or ethical issues that arise in individual and social practices and institutions 7. Program Objectives 1. abilities. economic and political influences on personal and social behavior 2. Students may design an undergraduate program that can more readily meet their career and personal-development goals. Analyze social. industry and non-profit organizations. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies with a concentration curriculum includes 120 semester credits with 27 semester credits in a major concentration. The program allows students to individually tailor their program to combine a substantial core set of general education courses with an emphasis on courses in career-related areas. Students will learn concepts and skills from a broad base of career-related areas to create solutions to contemporary problems. Identify the structures in organizations that interact in social and professional environments 3. Use technology and other resources to remain current in the student’s chosen field of personal and professional interest 5. Students interested in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the following special features of this degree plan.0102) Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies is to prepare students for entry-level positions in business.allied. Differentiate the roles and tasks of leaders and professionals in a variety of disciplines and fields 4.

2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Arts in General Studies without a Concentration GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Undistributed Electives (Upper Division) Total Elective Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 42 33 75 120 SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 12 9 45 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework. www.edu 92 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied.

or MKT Courses). BUS. FIN. Computer Information Systems (CIS. MGT. Criminal Justice (CRJ course) www. ECN. ISY or MIS courses).allied.edu 93 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with a Concentration GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES ORI 100: Allied Online Orientation for Students ISY 101: Introduction to Computer Systems English Communication Math Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning Arts and Humanities Society and Behavioral Sciences Physical and Biological Sciences Total General Education Credits Required ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS COURSES Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) Undistributed Electives (Upper Division) Total Elective Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 0 3 9 3 9 12 9 45 SEMESTER CREDITS 27 21 48 *Undistributed Electives (Lower Division) requirements may be satisfied with upper division coursework. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS COURSES Concentration Electives (Lower Division) Concentration Electives (Upper Division) Total Concentration Credits Required Total Degree Credits Required SEMESTER CREDITS 15 12 27 120 *NOTE: Concentration options to choose from: Business Administration (ACC.

2011 University Catalog UNDERGRADUATE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ACC101: Introduction to Accounting 3 Semester Credits This course introduces students to the basic concepts of accounting. including product costing. concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: MAT110 or MAT120 or MAT130 ACC227: Principles of Accounting II 3 Semester Credits This course is a continuation of Accounting I. cost-volume-profit analysis and pricing and expenditure procedures. It introduces the critical role of accounting in business and answers the need for business students to understand the essentials of accounting: the basic accounting problem. debt financing and stocks and bonds. France and progresses to 20th Century art from around the world. Rococo and the Impressionists. The course incorporates the holistic nature of anthropology and emphasizes the scientific approach. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. It covers a variety of artistic movements ranging from Classic Greek. This course explores the critical role of management accounting in managing a business. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. payroll accounting and accounting controls. www. and it answers the need for business students to understand the essentials of the subject: costing. various accounting issues and concepts and related practical applications. including the effects of transactions on financial statements. Prerequisite: ACC101 ACC225: Principles of Accounting I 3 Semester Credits This course provides a strong foundation in accounting principles. reporting of assets.allied. ANT313: Independent Research in Anthropology 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Anthropology that are not offered in the curriculum. Baroque. Students will learn research skills in design. methodology and writing. accounting for professional and merchandising operations. and builds on the foundation in accounting by introducing the managerial aspects of accounting. It presents the uniqueness of the anthropological approach to the study of humans as well as practical applications of anthropology to our lives.edu 94 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: ACC225 ANT202: Introduction to Anthropology 3 Semester Credits This foundational course examines the core perspectives. management operations. ART100: Introduction to Art History 3 Semester Credits This course is an entry-level survey of art history that begins with primitive cave paintings from Lascaux. Prerequisite: MAT105 or MAT110 or MAT115 or MAT120 or MAT130 ACC105: Managerial Accounting 3 Semester Credits This course examines the principles and procedures for developing accounting information for managerial decision-making.

2011 University Catalog BIO106: Anatomy and Physiology 4 Semester Credits This course will prepare students for the specificity required to interpret medical language while working as a healthcare professional. and the relations of one part to another. end-of-life care.allied. Prerequisite: BIO130 www. as well as their ecosystems and habitats. and related issues about health and well-being. the aging patient population. and laboratory medicine. BIO313: Independent Research in Biology 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Biology that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will learn to differentiate among drug classifications. research issues and trends. pronunciations. symptoms. the major organ systems. and species adaptation and diversity. substance abuse. pronounce. and understand anatomical terminology to describe the structure and function of the body. Interventional treatment modalities have been linked accordingly in addition to clinical applications. terminology. BIO330: Principles of Ecology 3 Semester Credits This course explores the fundamental principles of ecosystem processes.edu 95 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: HIT107 BIO130: Fundamentals of Biology 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the essential principles of biology and the structure of biological systems. locate. pathophysiology. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. spell. community and ecosystem development. Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy. pregnant and nursing women. physiology. including a thorough review of mathematics and dosage calculations. This course will review the basic tenets of biology. BIO345: Marine Biology 3 Semester Credits This course is designed for non-biology majors who have a basic biology background and an interest in biology and the marine environment. and herbal or alternative drug/herb interactions. and etiology will be presented in detail for each organ system. methodology and writing. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. spelling conventions. Students will learn research skills in design. The student will learn how to identify. Special considerations are also discussed in detail for children. The nature of disease processes including signs. BIO268: Introduction to Pharmacology 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacology. Clinical implications and contraindications are reviewed for each body system. as well as introduce you to the diversity of life in the ocean.

BUS306: Business and Society 3 Semester Credits This course examines the role of business in society. Prerequisite: MGT105 www. General principles of business ethics and business law are also discussed. and writing skills will be reviewed. the uniform commercial code and bankruptcy law. Students will learn about distributions. Basic grammar. Prerequisite: MAT115 or MAT120 or MAT130 BUS230: Principles of Business Law I 3 Semester Credits This course examines basic legal principles and issues that concern business. and writing forms used in the professional world in order to achieve business goals and provides an understanding of business research. BUS305: Business Research and Communications 3 Semester Credits This course examines real-world business communication issues such as ethics. law. measures of location and dispersion. BUS105: Introduction to Business Writing 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of business writing. sampling and testing methods. It includes an overview of contracts. Topics include the different types of dictionaries and what is and is not included in these dictionaries. verbs. marketing. strategies. such as nouns. such as management. This course introduces students to the business and commercial world. environmental and technological themes and trends are addressed and how they affect business operation. This course will begin with a background lesson on parts of speech and sentence structures and then will progress into more specific areas. modifiers. It teaches techniques.edu 96 Updated: 8/22/2011 . while it lays the foundation for their meaningful participation in more advanced classes. probability.2011 University Catalog BUS100: Introduction to Business 3 Semester Credits This course is a broad survey of fundamental business concepts. punctuation. and decision analysis. This course prepares students to understand and to be able to apply financial management principles and concepts. audience-centered messages. style. The broad social. political. ethical. The subject of financial management is comprised of many concepts as well as a number of analytical methods and tools. teamwork. and financial management and policy. capitalization. It addresses a complex agenda of contemporary issues and their impact on business and its stakeholders. technology. BUS244: Finance for Managers 3 Semester Credits This is a survey course designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the bedrock principles of corporate finance. and the writing process. the normal probability distribution. BUS210: Business Statistics I 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the role of statistics in business research and decision-making and lays the foundations of statistical analysis. and numbers. human resources.allied. cultural diversity.

The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. particularly with today's global marketplace and the extensive use of Internet technologies. quality control and decision-making. or opportunity. improve processes and obtain reliable forecasts. bailments. It covers advanced topics in the statistical analysis of business operations and describes the application of statistical procedures for the purposes of forecasting. This course relies upon applying the perspective of the stakeholder and value-based management approach to situations that involve groups and individuals who often have competing demands and interpretations of a problem.edu 97 Updated: 8/22/2011 . BUS331: Principles of Business Law II 3 Semester Credits This course extends coverage of business-related legal principles with emphasis on the different business relationships and the legal structures that support them. Prerequisite: BUS230 BUS350: Quantitative Methods 3 Semester Credits This course provides the information managers need to have to make informed decisions. These relationships include employer-employee. process and methods of business research and the proper application of statistics within the process. methodology and writing. www. BUS364: Organizational Behavior 3 Semester Credits This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the use of theory and research in organizational behavior. It is designed to introduce the student to real-world examples of situations and challenges that managers have faced in dealing with organizational behavior. property relationships. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. The primary objective of the course is to provide the manager with tools and techniques that will enable him to participate in informed decision making. Students will learn a basic understanding of statistics and how to properly present and describe information. agency. Prerequisite: MAT130 BUS354: Ethical Decision Making for Business 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to acquaint students with the unique challenges of resolving ethical dilemmas and making ethical decisions in today's complex business organizations. Prerequisite: BUS210 BUS313: Independent Research in Business 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Business or related business core courses that are not offered in the curriculum.allied. draw conclusions. crisis. Students will learn research skills in design. insurance and lender-borrower interactions. Managers of companies competing in this expanding global arena need current and relevant skills to handle the organizational issues associated with the global workforce.2011 University Catalog BUS311: Business Statistics II 3 Semester Credits This course presents the nature.

Prerequisite: MAT120 CHM105: General Chemistry II 3 Semester Credits In this course students will continue their study of the fundamentals of chemistry by exploring organic chemistry. The course will focus on the creation of new ventures. and organic chemistry. and chemical bonding.allied. Prerequisite: Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment in last required course. explore. monitoring and controlling. thermodynamics. improve processes and meet objectives. policies and politics. allocating resources. Students will assess. This course discusses topics that include the role of the project manager in managing the project life cycle including defining tasks. In-depth attention is paid to the role of culture. Theoretical foundations. The dimensions of ethics. nuclear chemistry. physical properties of solutions. market entry. To illustrate and reinforce course concepts. and organic polymers. chemical kinetics. and ions. critique and analyze the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. scenarios and real-life projects. redox reactions and electrochemistry. the electronic structure of atoms. Students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.edu 98 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and issues will be examined through case studies. Prerequisite: CHM101 www. A research component provides an opportunity to increase your knowledge and application of matters relative to the international business environment. reactions in aqueous solutions.2011 University Catalog BUS384: Entrepreneurship 3 Semester Credits This is an introductory course that provides students with a solid understanding of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st Century global economy. the ways that they come into being and factors associated with their success. CHM101: General Chemistry I 3 Semester Credits This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of chemistry by exploring atoms. BUS395: International Business 3 Semester Credits This course presents the impact of international business on countries. molecules. a variety of projects. energy relationships in chemical reactions. social responsibility and diversity are fully reflected through examples and case studies. acids and bases. and operations in international business are highlighted. gases. BUS474: Project Management 3 Semester Credits This course investigates the use of projects to accomplish goals. stoichiometry. BUS499: Senior Capstone 3 Semester Credits The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. the periodic table. strategy. organizational settings. corporations and individuals. chemical equilibrium. The Senior Capstone emphasizes the student initiative in defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on integration and application of theory through research. scheduling. intermolecular forces and liquids and solids. produce products.

relations. iteration and finite state machines. probability. It covers the building blocks of programming. Prerequisite: CIS105 CIS201: Discrete Mathematics 3 Semester Credits This is an introduction to discrete mathematics emphasizing those topics most useful to students in computer science. functions.edu 99 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: MAT130 www. The course presents the basic tenets of chemistry relating to the environment. While this course uses the Visual Basic language. This course assumes no prior programming background and places emphasis on general programming concepts over Visual Basic specifics. how these blocks are used and assembled into programs and how basic programming problems are analyzed. energy. recurrence relations. combinations and permutations. the basic foundations of programming you will learn in this course extend to most programming languages. CIS110: Introduction to Computer Programming 3 Semester Credits This course teaches the fundamentals of computer programming and problem solving using the C++ programming language. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Prerequisite: CHM105 CIS105: Introduction to Computer Science 3 Semester Credits This course is a first look at the entire computer science discipline. covering basic computer concepts like binary logic. It also provides an overview of the topics covered in the CIS major and introduces students to terminology and concepts they will see throughout their program. matching. the binomial theorem.allied. how computer hardware works. graphs.2011 University Catalog CHM313: Independent Research in Chemistry 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Chemistry that are not offered in the curriculum. Students will learn about sets. trees. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. methodology and writing.NET. how programs are designed and written and advanced applications like artificial intelligence. Prerequisite: CIS105 CIS115: Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic 3 Semester Credits This course is an introduction to programming using Visual Basic . and provides an understanding of the chemical processes involved in the functioning body and environment. and health. Students will learn research skills in design. CHM365: Society and Chemistry 3 Semester Credits This course is designed for non-chemistry majors who have a basic chemistry background and an interest in how chemistry and the environment are intertwined.

Although this course assumes some previous programming experience. It assumes previous experience with C++ equivalent to CIS110 and CIS211 courses and covers applets and applications.NET 3 Semester Credits This course is an introduction to Windows programming using Visual Basic. that are each an abstraction of the layer below. as well as standard algorithms for sorting and searching. Prerequisite: CIS211 CIS250: Windows Programming Using Visual Basic .edu 100 Updated: 8/22/2011 . queues and trees. Prerequisite: CIS215 www. Prerequisite: CIS110 CIS211: Data Structures I 3 Semester Credits This course covers advanced topics such as pointers. Prerequisite: CIS215 CIS251: Advanced Visual Basic 3 Semester Credits This course is a continuation of CIS115 focusing on topics such as database and component development. and their associated operations. Computers are described as a series of layers.2011 University Catalog CIS210: Computer Organization 3 Semester Credits This course introduces central concepts in computer organization. event processing. Prerequisite: CIS110 CIS215: Programming Language Concepts 3 Semester Credits This course teaches the principles behind the design and implementation of high-level programming languages. JFC.allied. threads. The student gains experience using various data structures and encapsulating them into abstract data types. linked lists. from higher-level languages to logic gates. so it is suitable for students at various levels of programming expertise. students have greater familiarity with the concepts of programming and a solid foundation from which to study complex data structures. students have both an understanding of how programming languages are created and their relationship with the underlying hardware. as well as the ability to evaluate the merits of existing and emerging languages. Students will develop several complete projects in a variety of styles. with an emphasis on programming style. and recursion. Upon completing this course. By the end of the course.NET. assembly language and computer architecture. it starts from the simplest Visual Basic concepts. CIS221: Data Structures II 3 Semester Credits This course is a continuation of CIS211 and covers the concepts behind data structures such as stacks. Prerequisites: CIS215 CIS260: Concepts of Java 3 Semester Credits This course is an introduction to the Java programming language. Students will learn Visual Basic syntax and how to create graphical user interfaces in Windows. graphings and exception handling.

It offers the proper use of communication tools to promote business goals. organizational. emails. public and mass communication. COM240: Principles of Business Communications 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on the principles of communication as specifically applied in the business environment. layer by layer. preparing them for higher-level operating system concepts.2011 University Catalog CIS280: Programming in C# 3 Semester Credits C# (“C sharp”) is Microsoft’s newest language. Amid today’s advancing technology. intercultural. the course provides students with skills-building opportunities to develop their communication strengths. Prerequisite: CIS330 CIS410: Computer Architecture 3 Semester Credits This course forms the bridge between the hardware and operating systems views of a computer and completes students’ education in the fundamentals of hardware. based on C++ and tailored to the needs of the .NET environment. By the end of the course. Prerequisites: CIS201 CIS340: Software Engineering 3 Semester Credits This course demonstrates the principles of software engineering as they relate to medium and large scale projects. Prerequisites: ENG160 or BUS105 www. group.edu 101 Updated: 8/22/2011 . students will have seen the last links in the chain that connects application programs. trees and tree structures and hashing. Through journal exercises. film reviews. This course assumes some previous programming experience but begins with basic C# syntax and covers Windows client programming. Speech Communication covers principles and theories that give insights into the communication process and general communication behaviors. This course also explores many of the techniques used to maintain quality in software development. websites and blogs are fast becoming part the communicator’s kit in addition to printed documents. content analysis. Students study growth rates. It engages students to practice effective communication in various contexts. Prerequisite: CIS410 COM120: Principles of Speech Communication 3 Semester Credits This course introduces students to a holistic approach to the field of human communication. classic and special purpose sorts.allied. Prerequisite: CIS210 CIS420: Operating Systems 3 Semester Credits This course explores the ways in which programs share memory and processor time. public speaking critiques and speech writing. Prerequisite: CIS215 CIS330: Algorithm Design and Analysis 3 Semester Credits This course is the study of the design and analysis of algorithms through the study and implementation of classic algorithms central to the discipline. Students learn skills to critically analyze and apply methods of persuasion in interpersonal. symbol tables. from creating good specifications to testing software modules. all the way down to the simplest hardware components. instant messages. It equips students with written and oral communication skills necessary for success in contemporary business organizations.

and the characteristics of the contemporary American law enforcement industry. www. and will help students to think critically about law and justice. governmental policy and the current events of everyday life. CRJ110: Introduction to Criminology 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the student to the dynamic field of criminology which is constantly changing because of research studies. and the enlightened confinement and rehabilitation of those found guilty to minimize the rate of recidivism. networking and information exchange. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. surveillance. reforms and innovations within policing. The study of technology is integrated into wider criminal justice themes: its ethical and legal implications. the impartial and fair trial of those accused of crime. CRJ100: Introduction to Justice Administration 3 Semester Credits The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the justice administration system. Students will learn research skills in design. CRJ105: Technology in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Credits This course provides a framework of information about technology and computers and specifically how they are used by criminals and law enforcement agencies. These three institutions must work together to achieve an effective overall system for the protection of public safety and order. and police protection. disaster response. and the use of technology in high-tech crimes. and how it impacts traditional criminal justice theories. courts and corrections management. methodology and writing. its place in the community based policing model. and then delves into more advanced and crime-specific technologies such as wiretaps. At the end of this course. Supreme Court rulings.allied.2011 University Catalog COM313: Independent Research in Communications 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Communications that are not offered in the curriculum. Criminologists spend their career trying to understand what drives people to commit crime. It examines basic computer concepts and design.edu 102 Updated: 8/22/2011 . This introductory course will provide insights into the answers for many of these questions. CRJ115: Police and Police Procedures 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the role of the police. encompassing police. students should have developed a critical perspective toward the social and legal institutions entrusted with crime control.

It is designed to prepare criminal justice students to interview victims and witnesses.edu 103 Updated: 8/22/2011 . It explores particular jobs available in the field. The approach to this course includes a thorough description of correctional ideology. addressing such practical concerns as how one goes about getting a private security job. and presents theoretical and concrete information about Homeland Security organizations. www. including professionalism. policy issues and society's avowed goals for the correctional enterprise. and communicate effectively with clients regardless of age and cultural differences. including critical communication skills. while sensitizing students to the complexities and ambiguities involved in private security operations in contemporary society. It covers essential historical background on the phenomenon of terrorism and the roots of contemporary conflicts. as well as the need for public law enforcement and private security to work together to solve common problems. the necessary skills. and the tremendous challenges facing law enforcement officers each day. and how to effectively relay information.allied. real-world concepts and applications. CRJ125: The Corrections Process 3 Semester Credits This course is a comprehensive overview and practical introduction to the ideas and practices that characterize our modern correction systems. and react to. as well as what the police are doing to prevent. and the procedures of parole and probation. jails. Also included is a comprehensive overview of correctional practices.2011 University Catalog CRJ120: Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Semester Credits The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and practical set of procedures and techniques that are needed for understanding policing in America. along with the development of personal skills applicable to the corrections field. includes detailed descriptions of recent and contemporary conflicts shaping the world stage. It focuses on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today. CRJ135: Introduction to Private Security 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on practical. and the day-to-day job responsibilities. prisons. The specter of terrorism and homeland security are emphasized in this course. collect information from defendants. CRJ140: Introduction to Terrorism 3 Semester Credits This course provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. interpretation skills. This course places special emphasis on ethics and professionalism. This course reflects the changing times in which we live. including the everyday operations of correctional agencies. any future attacks. particularly in regard to its current role in protecting our lives and assets from criminals and terrorists. CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Credits This course teaches the fundamentals of effective interviewing.

attorneys and witnesses. It also covers background investigations. and operations recovery are addressed from a variety of perspectives given that homeland security is a responsibility that is shared by government agencies.2011 University Catalog CRJ145: Introduction to Emergency Management 3 Semester Credits This course provides a comprehensive examination of the background components and systems involved in the management of disasters and other emergencies. accidental or intentional harm from employees. This course also explores FEMA's continually changing role within the Department of Homeland Security and the impact and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. protection of sensitive information. in-crisis decisions. It details current practices. The key functions of threat prevention. fire. the formation of the Department of Homeland Security. recovery.S. and how managers can avoid devastating breakdowns in communication and leadership during a terrorist event or natural disaster. It covers local and state issues. security awareness and the need for added business continuity and preparedness considerations has been uniquely highlighted given events such as Hurricane Katrina. CRJ150: Introduction to Homeland Security 3 Semester Credits This course addresses the functions of Homeland Security and critical infrastructure and asset protection as they relate to government. This course explores the breadth and depth of considerations involved in implementing general loss prevention concepts and security programs within an organization. crisis response.edu 104 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and around the world. and the increase in world terrorist events. industry. Prerequisite: CRJ100 www. as well as the many ramifications of corporate mismanagement. judge. theft and other crimes. and the community. CRJ155: Introduction to Loss Prevention 3 Semester Credits In the past few years. the private sector. and the key players involved in emergency management in the U. and individuals. encompassing a broad spectrum of professional career positions throughout our society. CRJ200: Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence 3 Semester Credits This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various components of the criminal justice system and examines the trial process and the roles of the jury. 9/11. This course provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function. as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can and will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world. strategies. It provides proven strategies to prevent and reduce incidents of loss due to legal issues.allied. and examines how public administrators are locally tasked with protecting their communities. mitigation. internal threats. Lessons include proper planning. and considerations at select facilities. particularly as they relate to FEMA and other federal agencies. evacuation.

search and seizure. the rules of evidence are thoroughly discussed.edu 105 Updated: 8/22/2011 . including first person and active voice. crimes against children and terrorism. Topics covered include the collection of evidence. It addresses several aspects of report writing. Prerequisite: CRJ100 CRJ230: Criminal Evidence 3 Semester Credits This course explores the principles and rules associated with the management of criminal evidence. how to handle evidence to prevent contamination. CRJ215: Investigative Report Writing 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the student to report writing elements and reviews basic writing skills.allied. polygraphs and technical evidence. and other state-of-the-art practices. offender re-entry.2011 University Catalog CRJ210: Criminal Investigations 3 Semester Credits This course serves as a comprehensive introduction and overview of criminal investigation. identifying facts. the trial and pretrial process and immunity are covered in detail. and preparation of evidence for presentation in the courtroom to attain criminal convictions. It also explores writing search warrants and the use of expert opinion. specifically. causes and courses of development of delinquent behavior. including the origins. This course examines criminal procedure as it relates to the law enforcement profession.S. confessions. The course outlines problems facing modern juveniles. evidence-based practice. death. community-based supervision. sex-related offences. such as investigation basics. Supreme Court decisions that interpret relevant provisions of the U. referral and preventive techniques. witness testimony. Prerequisite: CRJ100 CRJ300: Probation and Parole 3 Semester Credits This course addresses probation and parole for both juvenile and adult populations. interrogation. Prerequisite: CRJ200 CRJ240: Juvenile Justice 3 Semester Credits This course provides an orientation to the area of juvenile delinquency. Topics include intervention. It discusses topics such as restorative justice. U. This course places special emphasis on investigations involving injury. It is designed to engage students as they critically examine the current controversial issues impacting the system.S. and describing persons and property. It provides the student with a logical framework and a systematic approach for understanding the investigative process. interviewing skills. Finally the course outlines the problems inherent in police handling juveniles and the function of juvenile courts. Constitution. www. The scope of the course encompasses physical evidence. CRJ223: Criminal Procedure 3 Semester Credits The focus of this course is on constitutional criminal procedure. apprehension. and compares adult and juvenile justice systems. Topics of Constitutional provisions applicable to arrest. chain of custody. note taking.

crimes affecting the judicial process and organized crime. www. The scope of the course covers the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics. vocational aptitude.2011 University Catalog CRJ301: Criminal Law 3 Semester Credits This course studies the historical background and foundations of American criminal law. and social skills. Students will learn research skills in design. theft. CRJ 310: Correctional Counseling and Treatment 3 Semester Credits This course teaches students how to apply evidence-based counseling and treatment approaches to rehabilitate offenders by helping to enhance offenders’ mental health. narcotics. This course will increase students’ knowledge of organizational writing and communications including case analysis. and document best practices from which effective correctional programs can be replicated. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. academic achievements. arson. Prerequisite: CRJ100 CRJ302: Effective Professional Communications 3 Semester Credits This course provides an understanding of research and communications in a professional environment. It also explores roles of professional organizations and agencies. sex offenses. including United States Constitutional requirements. The students will study cases presented to illustrate ethical issues and derive solutions to ethical dilemmas using critical thinking. traffic offenses. the American Jail Association Code of Ethics and the American Correctional Association Code of Ethics. Federal and State court organization and jurisdiction. methodology and writing.allied. data interpretation. extortion. homicide. criminal law basics and rules of evidence and procedure. CRJ305: Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Credits This course explores ethical standards and codes in criminal justice professions. American Bar Association's Standards of Professional Responsibility. forgery. strategies and forms of writing used in the professional world. problem solving and report writing. It familiarizes students with the techniques. It covers various categories of crimes and offenses including assault.edu 106 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Each module is designed to raise important issues. formalize ideas. cognitive functioning. ethics and community relations and civil liability in law enforcement and correctional environments. CRJ313: Independent Research in Criminal Justice 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Criminal Justice that are not offered in the curriculum.

forensic toxicology firearms. The scope of this course includes discovery of a crime scene.allied. Criminalistics is the application of science to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system. the most important location of evidence. ammunition. This course equips the criminal justice student with a complete and practical set of procedures and techniques needed for interviewing and interrogation. Various types of inquiry are applied in investigative processes. those U. In this course. Supreme Court decisions that affect the investigative function are quoted extensively. witnesses and informants. students will find that the ability to conduct inquiries is learned by studying the investigative process. and analytical techniques for organic and inorganic materials.S. problem identification and decision making. productivity. one of the most critical topics is the principles of interview and interrogation. Prerequisite: CRJ120 CRJ335: Kinesic Interviewing 3 Semester Credits Of all the topics taught in law enforcement academies and criminal justice training centers throughout the United States. physical evidence. accreditation and ethics.2011 University Catalog CRJ320: Forensic Investigation 3 Semester Credits This is an introductory course to criminalistics which explores the history and scope of forensic science. Prerequisite: CRJ200 www. It is vital to any case that investigators obtain essential information from victims. management by objectives. civil liability. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ326: Advanced Criminal Investigation II 3 Semester Credits This course builds on the fundamentals of criminal investigation that were studied in Introduction to Criminal Investigation. to name but a few. It will also help the student to understand how detective work should be performed and to demystify the investigative process. Prerequisite: CRJ200 CRJ325: Advanced Criminal Investigation I 3 Semester Credits This course presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and their application to the more important felonies. unique tool marks and various impressions. and that confession’s from suspects stand up to court scrutiny. fiscal management.edu 107 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: CRJ325 CRJ330: Police Management 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to be an introduction to a wide variety of issues that confront today's modern police manager. leadership styles. Since criminal investigation must be conducted within the framework of our democratic system. among others. Case studies illustrate their application to some of the special issues presently plaguing law enforcement worldwide such as terrorism and enterprise crime. transactional analysis. The complex nature of policing in modern society mandate a thorough understanding of such issues as organizational culture.

This course explores the many people involved in identifying the clandestine lab. This course covers biological. It reveals how the forensic expert's opinion gives the Court the information it needs to make a fully informed decision. The purpose of this course is to offer the latest information on the technology. Prerequisite: CRJ350 CRJ455: Investigation of Organized Crime 3 Semester Credits This course explores the origins and development of organized crime in the United States. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ460: Investigation of Terrorism 3 Semester Credits The Global War on Terror has posed new challenges for law enforcement organizations to contribute. structures and activities. the proper collection and preservation of the physical evidence. followed by the complete analysis of the evidentiary samples. Likely trends in 21st Century terrorism and the law enforcement response are also discussed.2011 University Catalog CRJ350: Homicide Investigation I 3 Semester Credits The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and practical set of methods for processing a homicide. weapons (including weapons of mass destruction). transportation modes of terrorists and profiles of terrorists themselves. CRJ451: Homicide Investigation II 3 Semester Credits This course is the second part of homicide investigation with CRJ 350 Homicide Investigation I as the prerequisite course. act on threats. along with military forces. nuclear. incendiary and explosive threats. chemical. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ465: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation 3 Semester Credits The investigation of clandestine labs is one of the most challenging issues of law enforcement. by looking at their goals. to the security of the United States. The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and practical set of procedures and techniques that are needed after the homicide scene has been processed. Prerequisite: CRJ210 www. The course provides the student with the most practical and conventional information available to detectives who are responsible for conducting intelligent investigations into violent and sudden death. Traditional investigative techniques are used to develop information concerning the location of the lab and the identity of the operator. It also explores the communication that is vital during a homeland security emergency.edu 108 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ450: Homeland Security and Emergency Management 3 Semester Credits The primary focus of this course is to provide information on how to recognize threats. and provide patient care when a threat to homeland security occurs. The history of the major investigations into organized crime syndicates is discussed. and the effective legal and law enforcement strategies are outlined to combat various types of criminal organizations. The student proceeds through the follow-on work necessary to prepare a solid case for presentation in court and the attainment of a homicide conviction. It describes the types of criminal organizations.allied. as well as step-by-step procedures for using related equipment. No other law enforcement activity relies on forensic experts as heavily as does the investigation of clandestine labs. It also examines threats resulting from clandestine drug laboratories.

investigative techniques and guidelines for the collection and presentation of evidence. The course includes an overview of this criminal endeavor. digital forensics must keep pace in order to pierce the veil of deception that makes such crimes as identity theft more common.2011 University Catalog CRJ475: Investigation of Arson 3 Semester Credits In terms of property values destroyed. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ480: Investigation of Computer Crime 3 Semester Credits The purpose of this course is to equip the criminal justice student with a complete and practical set of technological procedures and techniques for digital crime. so that investigators can trace paper trails of white collar crimes and put together solid cases which lead to convictions. and business and legal orientations of security. including motives such as insurance fraud. the pathology of serial arsonists and effective cooperation between police and fire departments along with other agencies. from the perspectives of private and public.allied. and homeland security. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ493: Security Systems. Procedures & Developments 3 Semester Credits This course introduces students to security management principles and practices and protection concepts. the impact of environmental factors such as weather or illumination and the impact of impairments such as alcohol or drugs. This course will cover the challenging process of seeking scientific truth through analysis of digital evidence. It covers a multitude of security-related subjects and its applications. As computer criminals grow more sophisticated. This course teaches the techniques of traffic accident investigation including how to determine which motorists are at fault. It addresses security management and operations post-9/11 era. arson is one of the most serious crimes in the United States today. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ490: Investigation of White Collar Crime 3 Semester Credits The illegal appropriation of corporate funds every year costs share-holders and investors millions of dollars. This course provides an overview of the forensics of accounting. meaning that a large number of arsonists are never brought to justice. common scams used by executive criminals. risk assessment to loss prevention. This course explores the nature of this crime. from physical to computer security.edu 109 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: CRJ120 www. Prerequisite: CRJ210 CRJ485: Traffic Law and Accident Investigation 3 Semester Credits Law enforcement professionals play a critical role in the investigation of traffic accidents to ensure that criminal culpability is properly assigned and liability claims are fairly processed. methods and techniques of setting deliberate fires. Yet a surprisingly small percentage of arson crimes are ever solved.

O. multiple casualty incidents and special rescue situations. communication and documentation. The course’s major focus is on the study of individual behavior in the economy. Prerequisite: CRJ120 CRJ497: First Responder 3 Semester Credits This course provides an extensive examination of the responsibilities of the first responder. It covers all aspects of assessing the scene. and special situations including hazardous materials. The Senior Capstone emphasizes the student initiative in defining and investigating problems or projects focusing on integration and application of theory through research.S. The student develops skills in interpreting charts and graphs and to analyze different viewpoints related to supply and demand. It details the core functions of a police agency-covering patrol operations. The course’s major focus is on the study of aggregate behavior in the economy. Prerequisite: Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment in last major course ECN150: Introduction to Microeconomics 3 Semester Credits This course is designed for students who have an interest in economics. The course includes coverage of patrol techniques. It is a non-majors. It is a non-majors. www.2011 University Catalog CRJ495: Police Patrol 3 Semester Credits This course emphasizes a practical application of theory with the how-to of real world policing.allied. preparing for patrol and the role of the uniformed patrol officer in the criminal investigation process. Students are encouraged to select work-related projects that are of particular interest to them and that will result in professional growth and benefit the organization.edu 110 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The student develops skills in interpreting charts and graphs and to analyze different viewpoints related to supply and demand.T). dealing with various types of injuries. ECN151: Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 Semester Credits This course is designed for students who have an interest in economics. This course is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in economics and to understand the cause and effect relationship between key economic concepts. goals and strategies. introductory course. assessing the patient. introductory course. The course goes beyond the national standards set by the U. Prerequisite: CRJ120 CRJ499: Senior Capstone 3 Semester Credits The capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their courses to the work environment. It combines management theory with case study examples taken from small and medium sized police departments. government to fully cover the United States Department of Transportation (D. This course is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in economics and to understand the cause and effect relationship between key economic concepts.

Students will learn the fixed types of questions that an argument can address. along with its variations. helping them develop answers to significant questions concerning facts. consumption and investment. values. including supply and demand analysis. including resource utilization. Students will learn research skills in design. coherence and sentence skills. forms of competition and factors of production. Four principles are presented as keys to effective writing: unity. causes. methodology and writing. coherent paragraphs. Prerequisite: ECN151 ENG100: Introduction to College Study Skills 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to help sharpen study and learning skills with practical and easy-toapply techniques. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. Prerequisite: ENG160 www. ENG160: English Composition I 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to help students master the traditional five-paragraph essay.edu 111 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The goal is to develop writing skills that will enable students to develop powerful and persuasive arguments. government impact on the economy.allied. These skills are essential to achieve maximum learning and success toward degree completion. ENG105: Beginning Writing 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to help native and non-native English speaking students develop skills in the use of standard written English and/or in the writing of well developed. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. Prerequisite: ENG105 ENG170: English Composition II 3 Semester Credits In this course. consumer behavior. and actions. ECN320: Microeconomics 3 Semester Credits This course examines the basic functions and activities of the free market system. macroeconomic policy and international trade. emphasis is on creating arguments that persuade. economy and macroeconomic issues. This course shows how the four principles apply in the different patterns of essay development and in specialized types of writing. Prerequisite: ECN150 ECN321: Macroeconomics 3 Semester Credits This course is a survey of the structure of the U. support.S. convince and inspire.2011 University Catalog ECN313: Independent Research in Economics 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Economics that are not offered in the curriculum. The first part of the course focuses on the first three principles and on sentence skills. definitions.

allied. metaphor and simile. and symbolism through extensive reading material. and the importance of addressing the indoor environmental quality as part of a weatherization or retrofitting project. Students will learn research skills in design. The course goes beyond simple nouns and verbs with explanations that detail how morphemes (the smallest units of a word) eventually create advanced sentence structures. Introduction to Literature II will focus on literary elements that help to compose poetry and drama. ENG210: Advanced Writing 3 Semester Credits This course develops critical thinking skills and writing techniques for organizing. The second part of the course provides a basic understanding of how to measure usage. Prerequisite: ENG160 ENG313: Independent Research in English 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in English that are not offered in the curriculum. and drama. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. This course covers a wide range of literary elements such as plot and setting. character. www. short essays and research papers. poetry. These literary elements include tone. and sources of energy. While Introduction to Literature focuses on elements of literature in fiction. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. irony. ENG205: Introduction to Literature II 3 Semester Credits This course is a continuation of Introduction to Literature I. methodology and writing.edu 112 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and tragedy and comedy. techniques for retrofitting buildings to improve efficiency.2011 University Catalog ENG200: Introduction to Literature I 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the basic elements that create literature. this section focuses on fiction. summaries. theme. speaker. This course examines elements of poetry and drama through extensive reading material. Prerequisite: ENG160 ENG310: Technical Writing 3 Semester Credits This course teaches the fundamentals of writing technical manuals for end users. it explains the literary elements that compose fiction. ENR154: Fundamentals of Weatherization & Energy Efficiency 3 Semester Credits This course provides the foundations of main issues in weatherization. composing and proofreading reports. Whereas the previous course focused on elements in fiction. policy-related issues. The first part of the course covers energy usage history. Prerequisite: ENG160 ENG300: Advanced English Grammar 3 Semester Credits This course analyzes and explains advanced topics in English syntax.

Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. techniques. tactical and operational levels of a firm including. and tools used for financial decision making at strategic. ECN321. Electronic Health Information Management covers the different healthcare organizations and guides students through the various areas of the field. Students will learn how to enter patient demographics. FIN335: Financial Management and Analysis I 3 Semester Credits This course examines financial theory and its applications in controlling all aspects of a firm’s financial environment. www.allied. saving and borrowing. working capital management and financial management for multinational corporations. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. identify financial goals and equips them with strategies to achieve goals.2011 University Catalog FIN202: Personal Finance 3 Semester Credits This course provides decision making tools that are useful in personal financial activities such as spending.edu 113 Updated: 8/22/2011 . students will be introduced to Electronic Health Records (EHR) software that is commonly used in healthcare settings. MGT105 FIN435: Financial Management and Analysis II 3 Semester Credits This course explores the concepts. Prerequisite: BUS210. financing decision. Prerequisite: FIN335 FLM100: Introduction to Film History 3 Semester Credits This course examines the history of film in the United States and throughout the world with a look at the start of cinema and its continued growth in the new millennium GEO207: Global Geography 3 Semester Credits This course provides an introduction to the human and physical attributes that give uniqueness and diversity to world and regional patterns on the Earth’s surface. In addition. GEO313: Independent Research in Geography 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Geography that are not offered in the curriculum. methodology and writing. including financial planning. valuation and capital budgeting techniques. It helps students improve their current personal financial literacy. and transfer and important documents into the EHR. Students will learn research skills in design. Students will learn the various influences of organizations such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and The Joint Commission (formerly known as JHACO). investment management. store and retrieve patient records and chart notes. It provides a solid background for understanding contemporary world events. HIM208: Electronic Health Information Management 4 Semester Credits This course is a complete resource tool for the student and/or professional learner. capital structure planning.

Emphasis will be placed on relating medical terms to the structural organization of the body. and the AHIMA standards of ethical coding practices. Prerequisite: HIT107 HIS125: World Civilization I 3 Semester Credits This course is a broad survey of world history from the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia to the mid-Sixteenth Century.2011 University Catalog HIM228: Medical Billing and Reimbursement 4 Semester Credits This course is designed to orient students to the background and importance of insurance. and the billing processes encountered in a physician office setting. Prerequisite: MED199 or HIM228 www. In addition. and social structures as well as cultural expressions of each civilization through art. economic. HIT107: Medical Terminology 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of medical terminology. students will learn to link abnormal conditions and diseases with diagnostic tests and procedures. HIPAA regulations. Through practical applications. Students will build their skills with Medisoft and will provide them with the knowledge they need to learn other medical billing software programs as well. and religion.allied. Students will analyze terms while learning to divide them into suffixes. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. spelling. architecture. and symbols. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject. students will be introduced to common medical abbreviations. legal and ethical issues. HIS313: Independent Research in History 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in History that are not offered in the curriculum. HIT235: Medical Office Technology 3 Semester Credits This course teaches the skills necessary to use Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting. definitions. one of the leading medical billing and scheduling software programs. methodology and writing. The course examines political. coding. Students will learn research skills in design. intellectual and social history. prefixes. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the reimbursement process and all aspects of insurance billing for a full range of today’s healthcare plans. and pronunciations of medical terms used in the healthcare field. acronyms. literature. Emphasis is placed on the importance of accurate healthcare documentation and the contents of the medical record including: documentation requirements. with an emphasis on political. and combining forms. HIS225: World Civilization II 3 Semester Credits This course is a broad survey of world history from the late-Sixteenth Century through the present.edu 114 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Medical Terminology orients students to the accurate uses.

Mediastinum and Diaphragm. Anesthesia. Digestive System. and operating room. HMOs. hospital. Prerequisite: BIO106 HIT270: Basic Procedural Coding I 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. utilizing procedure codes from the E/M. and PowerPoint through the completion of hands-on projects. emergency room. Radiology. add bullets and numbering. Pathology/Laboratory. and PROs. and Cardiovascular System sections of the CPT. Auditory. Intersex Surgery. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings. and work with graphics. Lymphatic. You will become familiar with the ICD-10-CM Draft. emergency room.allied. and when adoption of this code set will take place. such as the physician office. Emphasis will be placed on coding for physician services in multiple settings. Female Genital System. Respiratory System. Musculoskeletal System. and Maternity Care and Delivery. Ocular Adnexa. Endocrine and Nervous Systems. ISY104: Microsoft Office Word 3 Semester Credits Microsoft® Office Word combines text and technology to create an effective learning experience. software and networks. Eye. Reproductive. ISY102: MS Office Fundamentals 3 Semester Credits This course will help students develop basic proficiency with Microsoft Word. www. Integumentary System. Emphasis will be placed on the coding guidelines and the official rules established for the use of the standard code sets in different healthcare settings. In addition to coding diagnostic services. Prerequisite: HIT270 ISY101: Introduction to Computer Systems 3 Semester Credits This course introduces fundamental concepts and terminology related to computer hardware. such as physician office. a variety of healthcare payer systems are presented. such as managed care.edu 115 Updated: 8/22/2011 . and Medicine. utilizing procedure codes from the following sections of the CPT: Hemic. such as how to format text. Urinary and Male Genital Systems. and operating room. Prerequisite: HIT260 HIT280: Basic Procedural Coding II 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on learning the coding rules for the CPT and Level II HCPCS medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. Medicare.2011 University Catalog HIT260: Basic Diagnostic Coding 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on learning the coding conventions and guidelines for the ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM medical coding systems and then applying the rules to accurately assign codes for patient medical services. Students will learn the various components of Microsoft® Office Word. hospital. the history of ICD-10 coding. Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery. and Operating Microscope. Excel.

ISY205: Microsoft Access 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the basic features of the Microsoft Access database system. Prerequisite: CIS210 ISY325: Introduction to Database Systems 3 Semester Credits This course explores the conceptual. Prerequisite: ISY301 or CIS260 ISY341: Decision Support Systems 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the decision-making process and the computer technologies that help support it. create complex formulas. and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). and physical design of database systems with an emphasis on entity relationship diagrams and normalization. forms. Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML). and site design using a popular visual web editor. edit cell entries. standards and concepts used in modern local and wide area networks. Students will complete a series of hands-on exercises and assignments in which they will create tables. such as how to plan an effective presentation. Students will learn how to identify formulas. logical. apply conditional formatting. ISY206: Microsoft Excel 3 Semester Credits This course provides an overview of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software's basic and intermediate functions. content design.2011 University Catalog ISY105: Microsoft Office PowerPoint 3 Semester Credits Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® combines text and technology to create a valuable learning experience. Prerequisite: CIS211 ISY332: Java Script 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the student to the JavaScript language and how it can be used to add new features and interactivity to Web pages. Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 ISY302: Web Page Design II 3 Semester Credits This course focuses more on advanced CSS techniques and explores web page design. Prerequisite: MIS340 www. and create a custom slide show.edu 116 Updated: 8/22/2011 . customize animation effects. ISY301: Web Page Design I 3 Semester Credits This course introduces students to the design of Web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). and create tables and charts. Students will learn the various components of Microsoft Office PowerPoint.allied. queries and reports. This course examines network design through case studies and exercises. Prerequisite: ISY301 ISY315: Networking and Telecommunications 3 Semester Credits This course is an introduction to the hardware. software.

fractions. As students have progressed through their degree program. Older systems using Windows Me. algebraic expressions. Topics include server-side controls. and implement a website based upon that plan. develop a design plan. It includes manipulation of numbers.edu 117 Updated: 8/22/2011 . It describes a methodology for building those systems and discusses how they can be integrated throughout the supply chain. and geometry. they have learned about many new concepts.NET. During this course. Prerequisite: ISY302 ISY460: Enterprise Information Systems 3 Semester Credits This course is an examination of the emergence of enterprise-wide integrated information systems. applications. Windows 98. syntax.2011 University Catalog ISY370: Active Server Pages 3 Semester Credits This course is an introduction to Active Server Pages technology using ASP. percents. students will work with their instructor to select a suitable topic. and data handling techniques. implementation and management of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) . techniques. which uses server-side processing to dynamically create Web pages.the defacto networking standard. standard measurement units. ratio and proportion. equations. database access. Prerequisite: ISY301 or CIS115 ISY375: Advanced Database Systems 3 Semester Credits This course examines the duties of database administrators.NET Framework. and the use of object-oriented data modeling for database design. The course gives students the opportunity to demonstrate that knowledge. Note: This course requires more recent versions of Windows operating systems. research that topic and produce a final product. issues and technologies used in client/server and distributed database systems. the . and trigonometry. and technologies. forms. Prerequisite: Completion of all major requirements or concurrent enrollment in last required course MAT105: Basic College Mathematics 3 Semester Credits This course is a review of selected subjects in math necessary to carry out basic computations. Some knowledge of Visual Basic syntax is assumed. or Windows 95 will be unable to run the necessary software. It covers basic understanding of decimals. Prerequisite: ISY325 ISY410: TCP/IP Networking 3 Semester Credits This course explores principles. Students will work closely with an instructor to select an appropriate project. error handling. Prerequisite: MIS340 ISY499: Senior Capstone 3 Semester Credits The capstone course is the final course in the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems degree program. systems of measurement.allied. www. Prerequisite: ISY315 ISY425: Independent Web Design Project 3 Semester Credits This course requires the student to develop a real-world website.

The numerous topics that students will learn about include the essentials of medical history. MAT 110. MAT120: College Algebra 3 Semester Credits This course provides students a working knowledge of college-level algebra. varying pharmaceutical environments. MED199: Medical Administrative Assistant 4 Semester credits This course is designed to teach the basics of medical administrative assisting. Prerequisite: HIT107 www.allied. The Medical Administrative Assisting course offers students a sound education providing them with the competencies and skills to enter the healthcare workforce as a viable team member. to develop and improve technical. Students will learn effective time management and problem solving skills that will enable them to deal effectively with human behaviors in a medical environment and become successful and employable medical administrative assistants. they will encounter exercises that will assist them in the learning process by reinforcing concepts that they have just learned. and related issues. and supplementary informational resources. quantitative and critical thinking skills in analyzing business issues. pharmacy settings. As students move through the course. central limit theorem. and functions. including media-assisted learning. This course prepares students by having them apply some of the most common formulas and theorems. and rational and radical equations. formulating and calculating prescriptions. elements of patient interaction. Prerequisite: MAT110 MAT130: Beginning Statistics 3 Semester Credits The primary aim of this course is a basic understanding and use of statistical concepts and methods to facilitate study and research in other disciplines. Prerequisite: MAT105 MAT115: Business Problem Solving 3 Semester Credits This course applies algebraic concepts to business problems. MAT115. Prerequisite: MAT105. Algebra is the study of equations. This course includes measures of central tendency. appropriate terminology. biopharmaceutics. inequalities. informational pharmacy resources.2011 University Catalog MAT110: Beginning Algebra 3 Semester Credits This course helps students learn the basic mathematical concepts of algebra before they move on to the next level in their mathematics curriculum. drug regulation and administration. hypotheses testing. grouped data. the normal distribution. polynomials. word problems. This course concentrates on linear and quadratic equations. The students also learn graphs and applications of algebra to the real world.edu 118 Updated: 8/22/2011 . step-by-step instruction. and estimation. measures of variability. OR MAT120 MED183: Pharmacy Technician 3 Semester credits This course is designed to teach the basics of the pharmacy technician profession and includes textbook readings with many in-depth exercises.

Key components of the project plan. Understanding mathematical concepts is critical to the success of the pharmacy technician. It introduces the history. quality. and organizations that strive to spread knowledge of project management. MGT245: Fundamentals of Project Management 3 Semester Credits The course presents an introduction to project management by discussing the project manager’s role. philosophy. risk. leadership and motivation. Students identify and hone their own personal characteristics that will help them develop into effective leaders. theories of organization. communications. Math is the central part of pharmaceutical care. while also addressing the underpinnings of quality theory and quality philosophy. student’s managerial skills are developed and critical thinking is honed. Through exercises and case studies.allied. Project life cycle. This course is enhanced with instructional webcasts that will help students learn how to perform the pharmaceutical calculations. theories and concepts of leadership and its relationship to the management of organizational change. relate to business activity. implementation and analysis of a quality management system.edu 119 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Prerequisite: MAT110 or MAT120 MGT105: Essentials of Management 3 Semester Credits This course offers a skill-based and practical approach to management education. Prerequisite: MAT120 or MAT130 MGT320: Leadership in Organizations 3 Semester Credits This course provides a basic foundation of skills needed to equip students for future leadership activities. time. and procurement management are covered. the benefits of project management. Also covered are the project manager’s role to monitor progress as on time. cost. within budget and producing quality results. Students will also learn how to calculate commonly encountered problems that are faced by the pharmacy technician working in the community pharmacy as well as the pharmacy technician working in the institutional pharmacy. The Pharmacy Calculations course will first focus on basic arithmetic and then will center on performing calculations for the community pharmacy calculations and will conclude with computing calculations for the institutional pharmacy. MGT305: Quality Management 3 Semester Credits This course introduces students to the statistical bases of quality control and the application of these tools to the design. project organization and methods used to create a project plan are discussed. Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business Administration majors www. It provides a concrete understanding of how processes such as planning and decision-making.2011 University Catalog MED283: Pharmacy Calculations 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of pharmacy calculations and includes textbook readings with many practice exercises and step-by-step instructions. including mediaassisted learning. scope.

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MGT370: Developing Human Resources 3 Semester Credits In this course students learn the strategic role of human resource management in organizations. This course shows students how to apply HR concepts, procedures, models, tools and techniques of human resource planning and development. This course applied HRM approaches in real organization settings and situations. Prerequisite: MGT105 for Business Administration majors MGT494: Strategic Management 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to help students effectively guide an organization toward a profitable and dynamic future. This course provides students with a formal method of defining the organization's purpose and aligning the entire business to achieve corporate goals. It also examines emerging technologies in information processing as an important element of strategic planning. Practical analysis of strategic management is presented through current and relevant case studies to maximize learning opportunities. Prerequisite: BUS306, MGT105 MGT495: eBusiness 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the fundamentals of e-business and the strategic role information technology plays in gaining and maintaining competitive advantage. Real-world cases and scenarios provide the student with a bank of learning resources in this cutting edge field. MIS335: Information Systems Analysis 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the tools and techniques used in systems analysis and design, including PERT and Gantt charts, economic feasibility analysis, data flow diagramming, and other modeling techniques. Primary focus is on the early phases of the systems development life cycle. Prerequisite: ISY101 or CIS105 MIS336: Information Systems Design & Implementation 3 Semester Credits This course is a continuation of MIS 335; it introduces the methodologies, techniques and tools used in the design, implementation, and maintenance phases of the systems development life cycle. It also examines advanced analysis and design techniques. Prerequisite: MIS335 MIS340: Management Information Systems 3 Semester Credits This course explores the managerial aspects of effectively integrating and utilizing technology to solve business problems and improve managerial decision-making. Prerequisites: MIS335 MIS350: Information Systems Project Management 3 Semester Credits This course examines both the technical and managerial aspects of project management as identified by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and applies the knowledge areas and process groups to information technology projects. Prerequisites: MIS340

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MIS415: Introduction to Electronic Commerce 3 Semester Credits This course introduces the managerial applications of Internet technology for a successful web-based organization. It examines the application of management principles to electronic business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business and intra-business commercial ventures. Prerequisite: MIS340 MKT220: Principles of Marketing 3 Semester Credits This is an introductory course designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the bedrock concepts of marketing. It will introduce you to the basic principles of marketing that have existed for many years, plus the marketing principles that are on the cutting-edge of current marketing thinking. These cutting-edge subjects are largely being driven by technology and the Internet. MKT230: Sustainable Marketing 3 Semester Credits This course focuses on applying sustainability to marketing strategy. Students will judge the influence of major business environments on sustainable marketing. Focus is placed on classifying sustainable branding, packaging, and labeling, and applying ethics to sustainable marketing. The use of digital media for sustainable marketing is also covered. Students will classify barriers to sustainable marketing and propose ways to overcome those barriers. They will also evaluate the economic implications of sustainable marketing. MKT306: Marketing Research 3 Semester Credits This course describes the latest marketing research processes, techniques and methodologies that produce marketing insights, with an emphasis on the role the Internet plays in marketing research. Prerequisite: MKT220 MKT307: Sales Management 3 Semester Credits This course covers the topics of personal selling, relationship building and explores the decisions companies face in developing and managing a sales force. The course explores the topics of recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, motivating and evaluating sales personnel. Prerequisite: MKT220 MKT308: Marketing Management 3 Semester Credits This course builds on a student’s understanding of basic marketing principles with a case study approach that focuses on solving marketing problems with the latest tools and techniques. It advances skills in utilizing marketing knowledge to develop and maintain successful marketing strategies. Prerequisite: MGT105, MKT220 MKT434: Marketing in the New Economy 3 Semester Credits This course presents a framework to integrate electronic resources with traditional marketing processes. The student explores how to manage effectively marketing processes of situation analysis, marketing planning and targeting, and how best to implement effective Internet marketing programs. Prerequisite: MKT220

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MKT451: Internet Marketing 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to encourage current and future executives, managers and strategists to rethink their views on marketing strategies. The course presents a customercentric view of marketing, one that focuses on how firms can create tangible customer relationships by using a practitioner-focused, seven-stage framework for the conception, design and implementation of marketing programs. These customer relationships are enhanced by a wide range of online and offline marketing levers with an emphasis on the Internet. Prerequisite: MKT220 OCN320: Oceanography 3 Semester Credits This course is designed for non-chemistry majors who have a basic chemistry background and an interest in chemistry and the marine environment. This course will introduce you to the physical aspect of the marine ecosystem, as well as its inhabitants. Prerequisite: BIO130 ORI100: Allied Online Orientation for Students 0 Semester Credits This orientation course is designed for students seeking an Associate or Bachelor Degree to prepare them for success as distance education students. It covers AAU’s policies and procedures, how to create and stick to a study schedule, conducting research, critical and creative thinking skills and basic writing skills. PHI107: Introduction to Ethics 3 Semester Credits This course examines the historical and philosophical discussion of ethics (moral philosophy). Introduction to Ethics analyzes and discusses issues of morality and moral knowledge such as the concepts of right and wrong, good and evil, and virtue in connection to well-known philosophers. This course focuses on the overall discussion of ethics and studies its subdivisions of moral philosophy: meta-ethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. PHI320: Computer Ethics 3 Semester Credits This course explores the diverse ethical issues surrounding the use of computers and information technology today with an emphasis on how one might determine the difference between ethical and unethical behavior in a number of scenarios. PSY140: Introduction to Psychology 3 Semester Credits This course is the study of the facts, principles and theories of psychology. PSY300: Abnormal Psychology 3 Semester Credits This course will provide a broad survey of what is considered to be abnormal behavior. This course explains the scientific bases of contemporary theories of major psychological disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. Emphasis will be placed on a scientific, empirical view. The primary focus of the course is the description of various symptoms, syndromes and illnesses, but research and theories concerning etiology will also be covered.
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filling out loan applications and agency disclosure forms. Prerequisite: RES101 or RES111 RES240: Real Estate Appraisal 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the principles and practices of appraising real estate. and appraisal. Students will learn research skills in design. and mortgages. financing a business. The student will learn about the brokerage business. and the main transaction cycle steps. The topics include the impact of financial markets on real estate transactions. The course explores the variety of regulations. managing risk. RES111: California Real Estate Principles 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of California real estate principles and Californiaspecific information. RES121: California Real Estate Practice 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of California real estate practice. aggression. methodology and writing. RES220: Real Estate Finance 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach basic finance principles. The course provides an overview of all aspects to starting and operating a business. the methods of appraisal. and the types of appraisal reports. Students will be given insight into each topic with the use of significant and interesting examples that have occurred in recent times. the basics of contracts and legal instruments. and prejudice. RES260: Real Estate Brokerage 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of real estate brokerage. It introduces the student to important concepts and terminologies.edu 123 Updated: 8/22/2011 . rates. PSY313: Independent Research in Psychology 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Psychology that are not offered in the curriculum. pro-social behavior. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. such as social recognition and perception. and performing a competitive market analysis. land definitions. and the growing role of technology in financing.allied. interpersonal attraction. RES101: National Real Estate Principles 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach basic real estate principles. Prerequisite: RES101 or RES111 www. Students will learn the reasons for conducting a real estate appraisal. business fundamentals. analyzing market conditions. and the basics in ethics and legal practices. qualifying prospects. options available to real estate buyers. The course focuses on topics of contracts from the buyer and seller perspectives.2011 University Catalog PSY308: Social Psychology 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the critical aspects of social psychology. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.

from materials selection to considering the use of natural systems for wastewater processing. cultures. Students will expand on a topic that has been studied in a foundation course or investigate a related topic by doing in depth research into the subject.edu 124 Updated: 8/22/2011 . leases. Course materials lay a solid foundation for decisions related to the design and construction of a green building. SOC135: Introduction to Sociology 3 Semester Credits This course provides an overview of the terminology. energy efficiency and conservation. The LEED certification process is briefly addressed from within the context of understanding how it affects building design decisions. economic and environmental issues. The student fulfills the requirement for the course through the submission of a final research paper or a scholarly report. methodology and writing.2011 University Catalog RES280: Property Management 3 Semester Credits This course is designed to teach the basics of property management. solar photovoltaic technology. and social implications of environmental science. economic. and the role of solar energy in today’s real estate environment. political. and managing commercial property. norms and values all work to shape society and an individual’s perception of the world. day-to-day operations. and emphasis is placed on understanding practical. forms. The course provides an overview of the main concepts and how they relate to property management. The course addresses both institutional and residential structures. Students will learn research skills in design. renewable and non-renewable energy sources. political. SOL100: Exploration of Solar Energy 3 Semester Credits This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of solar energy by exploring the role of energy in modern society. Students will examine the balance between natural resources and the needs of mankind. SOL130: Introduction to Green Building 3 Semester Credits This course introduces fundamental concepts of green building design and delivery. property analysis. www.allied. as well as the various systems used in green buildings. SOC250: Society and Technology 3 Semester Credits This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organizations in terms of personal. theories and questions used by sociologists to study how groups. SCI110: Environmental Science 3 Semester Credits This course explores the relationship between humans and the environment. The student will apply cost/benefit analyses as part of proposal justifications for green building projects. institutions. marketing. working systems used in the structures. and they will explore the scientific. Students will learn about economics. SOC313: Independent Research in Sociology 3 Semester Credits This course provides opportunities for advanced study of specific topics in Sociology that are not offered in the curriculum. sizing and pricing residential PV systems. the solar industry.

Applications and benefits of PV are explored. This course is a necessity for any individual who wishes to take NABCEP’s PV Installer certification examination. along with the history and current trends in the industry. along with the workings of all typical components and methodologies for design of whole systems.allied. Solar-electric (and other kinds of solar) technologies are introduced. including the use of protective equipment and ways to avoid accidents and minimize workplace hazards.2011 University Catalog SOL 200: Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems 3 Semester Credits In this course students develop trade knowledge of photovoltaic (PV) systems based on the learning objectives for NABCEP PV entry-level program.edu 125 Updated: 8/22/2011 . This course teaches advanced concepts regarding photovoltaic system installation and NEC® compliance. Prerequisite: MAT120 www. Best practices for safety are emphasized throughout. Prerequisite: MAT105 or greater SOL210: Photovoltaic Installation 3 Semester Credits This course provides curricula on national standards on which PV installers with skills and experience can distinguish themselves from their competition.

added the following 7: Students who utilize the Allied American University’s High School Graduation or Equivalency Attestation Form attest to have graduated from a U.Removed Green Property Management.edu 126 Updated: 8/22/2011 .allied. A student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by all courses completed at AAU regardless of major or program. Internet Marketing. Page 12 . and Web Programming Added new Certificate Programs per 7.1. If a student does not provide the appropriate documentation during the 16 week timeframe the student will be Institutionally Withdrawn and no documentation will be released.2011 University Catalog APPENDIX OF CHANGES ADMISSIONS Application and Enrollment Process Page 7 . www.Class Level Added at end of paragraph: Students’ class level will be calculated upon completion of their semester. In addition to submitting the Attestation Form the student must also submit documented proof within 16 weeks of admission. Enrollment Status Deleted: Allied American University’s academic year consists of three 16-week semesters . Pages 9 & 10 . Within each semester Added: Academic Semester Allied American University semesters are 16-weeks in length.Deleted: Academic Term Allied American University has an academic calendar consisting of 16-week semesters . Students utilizing Title IV funds are not eligible for admission using the High School Attestation Form.11 launch notice Page 10 – Added: Change of Major / Program Policy A student seeking to change their major and/or program should review the program requirements and discuss the process with their Academic Progress Advisor. based high school or obtained an equivalency. Page 11.S.

Replaced with: If a student shows acceptable improvement of their cumulative GPA during their probationary period the student will be permitted to continue on additional periods of probation. and employee reimbursement plans to finance their education.va.gibill. A student is eligible to be removed from Academic Probation if he or she is able to meet the minimum SAP GPA Replaced with “cumulative GPA” and credit completion identified at Allied American University during the next SAP evaluation.allied.gov. Added: Veterans Education Benefits Certain VA Education Benefit programs will pay the school directly up to a maximum of 100% for tuition and fees.edu 127 Updated: 8/22/2011 . If a student is using VA education benefit funding to pay for any or all of his/her course tuition and fees the student will be held financially responsible for any debt accumulated as a result of VA benefit application denial. or failure on the part of the student not properly notifying the School Certifying Official of his/her VA education benefit status.Financial Assistance Qualified AAU students may be eligible for institutional loans. www. For more information on which VA Education Benefit program may pay your tuition and fees directly to the school please visit www.Academic Status Academic Probation: Any student who does not meet the SAP replaced with “cumulative GPA” Deleted: A student on Academic Probation may only be enrolled in a maximum of three semester credits. military tuition assistance.2011 University Catalog Page 14 . added: military Veteran education benefits tuition discounts. Page 15 –Academic Dismissal Any student who does not earn the minimum SAP institutional replaced with: cumulative GPA or satisfy the minimum semester credits replaced with: credit completion Page 27.

AAU has an intersession that occurs between Semester 1 and Semester 2 as well as between Semester 2 and Semester 3. Courses are eight weeks long and all have designated start and end dates. Within each semester. Allied American University follows a semester-based system.University Enrollment Calendar Removed: Official enrollment dates are on Mondays. AAU’s academic calendar is comprised of three 16-week semesters.VA Notification Replaced section with the following: For Veteran students the VA Regional Processing Office will be notified under certain circumstances which include at least the following instances. courses are offered in eight-week terms.  Initial enrollment  Additional enrollment  Dropped course  Course or program withdrawal (including course grade of “FW” – Failure to Withdrawal)  Leave of Absence  Unsatisfactory Academic Progress  Failure to meet VA standards that exceed the Universities Unsatisfactory Academic Progress policy  Starting courses late and ending courses early www. OK regional processing office to determine if any Veteran Benefits are affected. The Intersession is a week-long break between semesters in which no new enrollments begin on the specific dates. Removed: Intersession and Semester from enrollment calendars for 2011 and 2012 and replaced the 2012 start dates. Veteran students are advised to contact the Muskogee.2011 University Catalog Page 32.allied. Changed to: Students may enroll in courses within a semester based on the start dates identified below: Removed: Students utilizing Title IV funding see required enrollment schedule under Title IV Enrollment Policy. Page 33 .Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar Added: For students using federal financial aid the last day to change a course start date is 10 days prior to the course start date. Replaced with: “Students receiving Federal Student Aid refer to the Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar”. Added: Federal Student Aid Academic Calendar Page 35 . Students utilizing Title IV funding see required enrolment schedule under Title IV Enrollment Policy.edu 128 Updated: 8/22/2011 .

Grading Criteria Added: FW = Failure to Withdraw After “W = Withdrawal” and before “AC = Administrative Cancellation”” Failure to participate in a course does not constitute a withdrawal. or benefit election. Students seeking to change their program submit requests www. The University does not process when payments are sent out or amount of payment issued. Students who stop attending courses without officially withdrawing are eligible to receive a grade of “FW” (failure to withdrawal) which is calculated as an “F” grade.Course Repeat Policy Students who earn a punitive grade of C. Any issues with students not receiving VA payments or discrepancy in VA payment amounts are to be resolved with the VA directly.2011 University Catalog It is the Veterans responsibility to notify the VA when DoD Federal Tuition Assistance is being used as it is not always permitted. Page 48 Grading Scale and Equivalents Added: FW = Failure to Withdraw to the grading table. which is based upon the current academic program pursued.or lower (including grades of “FW”) may repeat their course by paying a course repeat fee of $75 plus any needed material. percentage of entitlement. Page 56 – Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a measuring tool used to define successful course completion and progress towards a student’s degree plan. Page 45 . This $75 fee is non-refundable.edu 129 Updated: 8/22/2011 . including remaining entitlement.allied. Students seeking eligibility to receive federal financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act are required to meet SAP. Deleted: Changes in major may alter SAP status. Any student not making SAP under this policy cannot receive Title IV funds. SAP is evaluated for all students based on two criteria: Qualitative Measure (Grade Point Average (GPA) and Quantitative Measure (Credit Completion).Added: Residence Requirement If a student chooses to pursue an additional program through Allied American University the student is required to satisfy the Residence Requirement with Allied American University coursework not previously applied to a prior earned program. It is also the student’s responsibility to notify the Universities School Certifying Official of any changes to his/her benefit entitlement. Failure to properly notify the University School Certifying Official can result in certification discrepancies and VA overpayments. Page 43 .

edu 130 Updated: 8/22/2011 . Under certain circumstances a student may also reestablish financial aid eligibility by submitting a successful appeal. When the grade of “I” is changed to a final letter grade.” Removed paragraph: Grades of “I” (Incomplete) will not be included in the cumulative GPA computations but will be counted in attempted credits for assessment of credit completion. If SAP is not met. However.Financial Aid SAP Appeal Process Changed paragraph: Students may appeal their loss of financial aid eligibility if their failure to meet SAP was www. The SAP earned upon completion of a student’s program will remain with that program. If at the end of the semester the student has not met the SAP requirements. their SAP will be evaluated based on their academic progress of coursework while pursuing that program. Page 56 – Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy Criteria 1: Grade Point Average (GPA) (Qualitative Measure) A student is considered making satisfactory academic progress by maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2. the student will be placed on financial aid warning for a semester. Replaced with: “sixteen-week semester. If a student seeks additional programs. Replaced with: “attempted at Allied American University during the semester evaluated.00 or better for all coursework Deleted: applying toward the student’s degree of interest.2011 University Catalog for change of program to their academic progress advisor to provide program assessment and the effect on SAP.” Criteria 2: Credit Completion (Quantitative Measure) A student’s credit completion is assessed at the end of each Deleted: academic year specific to the student . the student will become ineligible to receive financial aid funds.allied. a student cannot reestablish eligibility by not attending school. Page 57 . Pages 57: Added: Financial Aid Warning If a student does not meet SAP requirements and is receiving financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. SAP will be recalculated. the student’s academic status will be changed and a return of Title IV funds may be required. Pages 57: Reestablishing Financial Aid Eligibility Changed paragraph: A student ineligible to receive financial aid funds due to SAP may reestablish eligibility by meeting the minimum SAP requirements.

“Enter AAU’s Bachelor of ………… without further academic preparation” From all Bachelor Degree programs: 8. it is required that this English or Writing course constitute the first course or is a part of the first set of courses taken by the student in pursuit of the certificate. illness.allied. Replaced with: For certificates that include an English or Writing course. Failure to meet SAP requirements while on probation will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. The completed appeal must be received within ten (10) business days from the date the student is notified of financial aid ineligibility.Added: Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes to degree granting programs:  Associate and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration  Associate and Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Information Systems  Associate and Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice  Associate and Bachelor’s of Arts in General Studies Starting on page 77 – Removed: From all Associate Degree programs: 6. 61 Removed: All certificates require students to successfully satisfy ENG160 or BUS105 prior to beginning the certificate.Added new certificate programs Starting on page 77 . An appeal may be submitted by completing the Title IV SAP Appeal Form and submitting the form to the Financial Aid Office. employment) as provided by federal regulations.Financial Aid SAP Appeal Process (continued) The Financial Aid Office will review the appeal and notify students in writing of their appeal results within ten (10) business days. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS P. “Enter a graduate level program without further academic preparation” www. and Web Programming & added new Certificate Programs Starting on page 64 .. Page 57 . a student will be placed on financial aid probation for one semester during which the student will receive financial aid and may reestablish eligibility by meeting SAP. Internet Marketing. death in family.g.edu 131 Updated: 8/22/2011 .2011 University Catalog the direct result of a hardship or special circumstances (e. If the appeal is approved.   Starting on page 63 – Removed Green Property Management.

edu 132 Updated: 8/22/2011 . The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies with a concentration curriculum includes 120 semester credits with 27 semester credits in a major concentration. Starting on page 94 – Undergraduate Course Description Added new courses:  CRJ130: Introduction to Interviewing in Criminal Justice (launched 5/30/11)  CRJ155: Introduction to Loss Prevention (launched 6/27/11)  CRJ450: Homeland Security and Emergency Management (launched 6/20/11)  MKT 230: Sustainable Marketing  PSY 300: Abnormal Psychology (launched 5/23/11) P.2011 University Catalog On Page 91.98 .Special Attention to Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies Changed credit numbers to the following: The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies builds on the associate degree level.BUS 474 name changed to Project Management from Fundamentals of Project Management www. 45 semester credits from general education. A student may get a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration or with a concentration. and 48 semester credits from electives.allied. The Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies without a concentration curriculum includes 120 semester credits with 45 semester credits from general education and 75 semester credits from electives. Students interested in a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Studies should note the following special features of this degree plan.

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