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Undergraduate Academic Policies

Undergraduate Academic Policies | General Requirements
General College Curriculum | Double Majors | Minors
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Social Work Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Health Science Degree Requirements
Associate of Arts Degree Requirements
Combined Degree Programs
Class Attendance Policy

Undergraduate Academic Policies
Campbell University offers undergraduate programs leading to the Associate of Arts (AA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), and Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degrees.

General Requirements for All Undergraduate Degrees

Candidates for undergraduate degrees must:

I. Demonstrate evidence of good character.

A. Honoring the Campbell University Code of Honor
B. Serving the University Community
C. Living as a good citizen

II. Complete the General College Curriculum.

The General College Curriculum
The General College Curriculum is a collection of baccalaureate courses in the traditional liberal arts disciplines of the trivium and quadrivium. The purpose of requiring this two years of study prior to undertaking the major and minor fields is 1) to provide students the opportunity to acquire and solidify skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking which are fundamental to all other disciplines, and 2) to enable students to gain the experience and knowledge needed to achieve the spiritual, philosophical, historical, aesthetic, and scientific foundations necessary to understand and evaluate human experience from a Christian perspective as well as to enjoy the good life motivated by charity and concern for others.

Students pursuing the B.A., B.S., B.S.W., and B.B.A. degrees must complete the General College Curriculum with any minor modifications noted herein for the appropriate degree program.

Academic
Disciplines

Number of
Courses Required

Fine Arts
      Art 131, Music 131, or Theatre 131

1

 

 

Humanities
     English 100,101,102

1-3

English 100 may be waived for students with an SAT verbal score of 450 or higher.

English 101 may be waived for students with an SAT verbal score of 700 or higher and a "B" average in high school English.

     British and/or American Literature

2

One course in foreign literature may be substituted for one literature course. This may be either a course in the language or in English translation, provided the studentís adviser approves it in advance.

     Foreign language

 1-3

  1. Students pursuing the B.S. or B.S.W. degree must pass either the 201-level course in the language or attain a satisfactory score on a nationally-normed equivalent examination approved in advance by the Chair of the Foreign Language Department.
  2. Students pursuing the B.A. degree must pass either the 202-level course in the language or attain a satisfactory score on a nationally-normed equivalent examination approved in advance by the Chair of the Foreign Language Department.
  3. Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree are required to complete two foreign language courses. This requirement may be met by presentation of two or more high school units (years) in the same language.

     Religion

 2

Religion 125 and one of the following: RELG 202, 212, 222, 224, 236, 251, or 340

     History 111 and 112

 2

 

 

Mathematics and Computer Science
     Math and Computer Science

1-2

  1. Successfully complete Mathematics 122 or two mathematics courses numbered 111 and above as selected by the major department. (One course may be either CSC 101 or Philosophy 221.)
  2. Students pursuing the B.B.A. degree are required to complete Math 160.

Natural Science
     Natural Science

 2

Two laboratory science courses (four hours each) from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics

Exercise Science (Physical Education)

2

     Exercise Science 185 (2 hours) and any activity course (1 hour)
 

Social Science/Philosophy/Religion

2

Students are required to complete only two courses and may take any combination, with the approval of the major department. Courses in Economics, Geography, Psychology, Government, History, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Religion, or Philosophy may be used to complete this requirement.

 

 

Total General Education Hours

45-65 Semester Hours

III. Participate, when requested, in assessment of institutional effectiveness of programs in general education and studies in the major and/or minor field.

On a periodic basis, the University will request student participation in determining measures of effectiveness of University programs and in assessing student progress during the course of the educational experience at Campbell. When the participation requested pertains to student progress in the major and/or minor, such participation becomes a requirement for graduation.

IV. Satisfy the Campbell University Worship (CUW) attendance requirement.

Campbell University Worship reflects the Christian mission and purpose of Campbell University by offering the opportunity for students to engage in Christian worship, theological reflection, and community-building experiences.

Attendance requirements for CUW are as follows:

Students entering as freshmen will attend for four semesters (CUW 100 during the first two semesters and two additional semesters of CUW 200)

Students entering as sophomores (24 semester hours) will attend CUW 200 for three semesters

Students entering as juniors (64 semester hours) will attend CUW 200 for two semesters

Students entering as seniors (98 semester hours) will attend CUW 200 for one semester

Students who are seeking an Associate degree will attend for two semesters (CUW 100 during the first two semesters)

One-half hour credit is awarded for each semester of CUW attendance. The grade will depend upon the number of absences.

CUW 100 meets Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. in Turner Auditorium and is required of all freshmen during their first two semesters at Campbell University.  All first year freshmen at Campbell University are required to take CUW 100 for the first two semesters of college.  This includes students who are planning to transfer to another school, enter a graduate/professional school, or who "transferred" college credits earned during their last year of high school.

CUW 200 meets Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in Turner Auditorium for all sophomores, juniors, and seniors needing to complete their requirements for graduation.

V. Complete a minimum of 12 upper-level semester hours in the departmental major at Campbell.

A student may be a candidate for only one undergraduate degree. Normally, each student chooses a major field when nearing completion of the core curriculum requirements, usually not later than the second semester of the sophomore year. Each Campbell University student is responsible for ensuring that the choice of major is properly and currently recorded with his/her adviser and in the Registrarís Office and the University Computer.

Please Note: Students must take cognizance of the fact that the Registrarís Office is the office of record with respect to student academic information during residence and at the time of graduation. If the information on record in that office is not correct, then permanent student records as well as Federal, State, Financial Aid, and VA reports can be in error, perhaps causing the student academic and/or financial hardship.

Double Majors
It is sometimes possible to complete the requirements for two majors while in residence. Qualification in two majors does not entitle a candidate to two degrees.

Depending upon the requirements, this process may necessitate an additional semester or two in residence.

Forms for declaring multiple majors are available in the Registrarís Office. Students who desire qualification in two major fields must obtain for the official record the one-time written approval of both of the appropriate department chairpersons and have the approvals on file in the Registrarís Office. Since requirements for the major vary by department, the student must select one departmentís requirements as primary. In the event of misunderstandings or conflicts with respect to requirements, the chairperson of the primary department will resolve the problem.

In the case of duplicate requirements, the student may be released from the course requirement by the department chair of the secondary major, but the student must still have 128 hours for graduation. Students must have a 3.0 average before starting a double-major program.

Please Note: Students receiving veteransí benefits must document with the Veteransí Affairs Coordinator, the Office of the Registrar, and the appropriate department chairs their intent to pursue the double major or a major with a minor. A written course requirement sheet, agreed to by respective department chairs, must be provided to the veteransí benefit student with the clear understanding that an additional semester may be required to complete all requirements. The course requirement sheet will be developed on a case-by-case basis, tailored individually, and agreed to by the appropriate department chairs. Successful completion of all degree requirements will result in award of a single diploma.

Minors
Students may also elect to earn a minor field. Requirements for minors are normally less demanding than those of a major field. Minimum requirements for a minor are 18 semester hours, including at least five courses. Variations will be determined by the appropriate department. The student must designate the major and minor fields in writing to the registrar at the time of application for graduation. There is no grade point average requirement to meet before commencing work on a minor; however, no credit will be given for a minor unless the student has a "C" average (2.000) when all courses counting toward the requirement are included.

VI. For the bachelorís degree, earn 128 semester hours of credit, of which the last 32 must be at Campbell.

N.B I:
A student is normally allowed to attempt only 160 semester hours before graduation. This number may be exceeded only with the approval of the Retention Committee. From time to time, changes are made in General College Curriculum requirements, graduation requirements, and related matters. Unless otherwise indicated, such changes will be applicable to all students enrolled at the time the change is adopted, as well as to all students who re-enroll after a period of absence.

N.B. II: Extended Campus students will be governed by the academic residency requirements of the Service-Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC), which at the baccalaureate level requires 32 minimum credit hours, of which 12 must be in upper-level coursework in the major with Campbell.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Students must complete the General College Curriculum, along with major and elective requirements, to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. Major requirements are included in the appropriate academic discipline listing in this Bulletin.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree is awarded to students in the following majors:

College of Arts and Sciences

Art, Criminal Justice, English, French, Government, History, Mass Communication, Music, Music Education, Spanish, and Theatre Arts.

The Divinity School

Religion

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

Economics

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements
Students must complete the General College Curriculum, along with major and elective requirements, to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. Major requirements are included in the appropriate academic discipline listing in this Bulletin.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is awarded to students in the following majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Professional Golf Management, International Business, and Trust & Investment Management.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements
    
Students must complete the General College Curriculum, along with major and elective requirements, to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. Requirements for each major are included with the appropriate academic discipline listing in this Bulletin. The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded to students in the following majors:

College of Arts and Sciences

Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Exercise Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Science, and Sports Management

The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business

Economics

School of Education

Elementary Education, Family Studies, Middle Grades Education, Psychology
Teacher Licensure with a B.S. degree in the following areas: Biology, Birth to Kindergarten, English, French, Family Studies, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Social Science, and Spanish

School of Pharmacy

Clinical Research, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bachelor of Social Work Degree Requirements
Students must complete the General College Curriculum along with major and elective requirements to total a minimum of 128 semester hours. Major requirements are included in the appropriate academic discipline listing in this Bulletin.

Bachelor of Applied Science (CIS 24.0101)
Students must meet the criteria of either (A), (B), or (C):

(A) Student must possess an earned Associate in Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited college or regionally accredited technical school.  The degree must include a minimum of 21 semester hours in the major area. A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. Students will be permitted to transfer in a limited number of additional credits from other community college-level course work. Students with an AAS based primarily on military technical credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

(B)  Student must possess an earned and completed non-degree diploma from a regionally accredited college or regionally accredited school that includes a minimum of 21 semester hours of technical core credit. A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. Students will be permitted to transfer in a limited number of additional credits from other community college-level course work. In addition, the student must possess the appropriate certification or licensure from the state or national board

(C) Student must have completed a military service school that has a minimum of 21 semester hours of technical core credits as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), and been awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS for Army and Marine Corps, Air Force Specialty Code [AFSC] for Air Force, Naval Enlisted Code [NEC] for Navy) that is comparable to (A) or (B) above. A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. In addition, the student must be eligible for the appropriate certification or licensure from the state or national board.

Further, students must complete 53 semester hours of credit in these general education subject areas, if not already accepted as transfer credits within the associate degree program of study:

Academic
Disciplines

Number of Semester
Hours Required

 

 

Fine arts          

3

*May include an acceptable course from art, music, theatre

Humanities

24

*Must include ENGL 100 (if required), 101 and 102, RELG 125 and one RELG elective. The remaining 9-12 hours may come from writing or literature courses, speech, religion, philosophy, or foreign language.

Math/CSC

 6

*May include any Math courses numbered 111 or above or an approved computer science language course that can be substituted for a math requirement in accordance with the current Campbell University catalog.

Science

8

*Any natural or biological science courses, with laboratory component.

Social Sciences

12

*Must include HIST 111 and 112. May include courses in history, government, economics, geography, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, or military science.

Students must complete additional elective hours to total a minimum of 128 semester hours for the BAS degree. Of the remaining hours, at least 24 semester hours must be upper level (300-400) courses from any of these subjects: accounting, business, computer information systems, computer science, economics, foreign language, government, history, criminal justice, literature, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, or sociology; and 12 of those 24 must be taken in residence at Campbell.

Any student who is originally evaluated for a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and later changes to another degree plan will have his/her transfer credits re-evaluated. In this case, the student may lose the majority of technical credits.

Bachelor of Health Science (CIP 24.0199)
Students must meet the criteria of either (A), (B), or (C):

(A) Student must possess an earned Associate in Applied or Health Science degree in a health care related area, from an accredited college or technical school.  The degree must include a minimum of 21 semester hours in the core health science area. A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. Students will be permitted to transfer in a limited number of additional credits from other community college-level course work. Students with an AAS/AHS based primarily on military technical credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

(B) Students who have graduated from a non-degree diploma program in an allied health discipline with a minimum of 21 semester hours in the major area and who also possess state or national certification or licensure may be considered on a case-by-case basis.  A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. Students will be permitted to transfer in a limited number of additional credits from other community college-level course work. In addition, the student must possess the appropriate certification or licensure from the state or national board.

(C) Student must complete a health care-related military training program that is the equivalent of (A) or (B) above.  The service school(s) must include a minimum of 21 semester hours of technical core credit credits as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE), and been awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS for Army, Air Force Specialty Code [AFSC] for Air Force, Naval Enlisted Code [NEC] for Navy). A maximum of 30 semester hours of technical core credit will be accepted towards the completion of the degree. In addition, the student must be eligible for the appropriate certification or licensure from the state or national board.

Further, students must complete 53 semester hours of credit in these general education subject areas if not already accepted as transfer credits within the associate degree program of study.

Academic
Disciplines

Number of Semester
Hours Required

 

 

Fine arts

3

*Must include an acceptable course from art, music, theatre

Humanities

 24

*Must include ENGL 100 (if required) 101 and 102, RELG 125 and one RELG elective. The remaining 9-12 hours may come from writing or literature courses, speech, religion, philosophy, foreign language.

Math/CSC

6

*May include any Math courses numbered 111 or above or a computer science language course that can be substituted for a math requirement in accordance with the current Campbell University catalog. MATH 112 recommended.

Science

8

*CHEM 111 and 113 with lab required

Social Sciences

12

*Must include HIST 111 and 112. May include courses in history, government, economics, geography, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, or military science.

Further, students must complete the additional core courses required for adequate preparation for graduate education in health related occupations. If not already awarded through transfer credit, the student should complete:

CHEM 227

Organic Chemistry I with lab

4 semester hours

BIOL 111

Basic Biology with lab

4 semester hours

BIOL Electives

Anatomy & Physiology recommended

8 semester hours

Additional Upper-level BIOL courses (two courses must have labs) 12 semester hours

Students must complete additional elective hours to total a minimum of 128 semester hours for the BHS degree. Of the remaining hours, at least 24 semester hours must be upper level (300-400) courses from any of these subjects: accounting, business, computer information systems, computer science, economics, foreign language, government, history, criminal justice, literature, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, or sociology. Of the 24 upper level hours (biology requirements and electives) a minimum of 12 hours must be taken in residence at Campbell.  Students should check the admissions requirements for the graduate programs for which they intend to apply. This will aid in course selection for the remaining electives.

Any student who is originally evaluated for a Bachelor of Health Science degree and later changes to another degree plan will have his/her transfer credits re-evaluated. In this case, the student may lose the majority of technical credits.

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements
Campbell University offers Associate of Arts degree programs in General Education, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, and Social Sciences. A candidate for this degree must have demonstrated evidence of good character, completed 64 semester hours of study with 2.0 average on all work offered for graduation, and must have earned a 2.0 average on 80 percent of all work attempted. This degree requires a minimum of 15 semester hours of study in residence. All AA degrees require the following general courses:

Courses

Credit Hours

English 100, 101, 102

          9

English Elective

          3

Mathematics Electives

          6

History 111 and 112

          6

Science Lab Course

          4

Fine Arts

          3

Religion 125

          3

EXER 185 (2) plus an activity course (1)

          3

Electives

         27

Total Semester Hours

         64

Combined Degree Programs
Several combined degree programs exist for exceptional students. Consult the appropriate academic department for further information.

Second Bachelorís Degree
Campbell University may grant a second bachelorís degree to an individual who holds a prior bachelorís degree from a regionally accredited institution.  A candidate for a second bachelorís degree must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours in residence at Campbell University beyond those hours earned for a prior degree.  Of these, at least 15 hours must be completed in the major courses numbered 300 or above.  All major, core curriculum/general education (e.g., religion, foreign-language), and specific degree requirements (e.g., CUW) must be fulfilled.

Special Considerations for Professional School Admission
Students with combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher may be offered guaranteed seats in the Norman A. Wiggins School of Law upon graduation, provided that they have maintained a 3.50 cumulative grade point average during their undergraduate work at Campbell University and satisfy the law schoolís requirement with respect to the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The School of Pharmacy reserves spaces for high school valedictorians that maintain required averages in their pre-pharmacy curriculum.

VII.   Achieve satisfactory grade point averages:

  1. A minimum grade point average of 2.000 in the major.
  2. A minimum grade point average of 2.000 on all work attempted at Campbell University.
  3. Some departments require that all courses in the major have a minimum grade of "C."

Please note that the responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation rests upon the student in all cases. The responsibility for the studentís academic performance and destiny is the studentís, not the adviser. Advisers offer guidance and advice; the responsibility for meeting the requirements for graduation rests upon the student.

Class Attendance Policy
University policy regarding attendance is that:

  1. The student is obligated for all required work, written and oral, in each course for which registered, whether the student attends class or not.
  2. No student will receive credit for any course in which he/she fails to attend at least 85-percent of the classes held.
  3. Students should understand that the 15-percent absences allowed are designed for, but not limited to, personal and family emergencies, inclement weather conditions, bona fide medical needs, and officially approved representation of the University, such as athletic teams, student congresses, and assessment testing. Students whose absences fall in these categories will be allowed to make up work; it is incumbent upon the student to notify the professor in advance when possible.
  4. Absences for reasons other than those listed above will not be excused.
  5. Professors will keep absence records in all classes. Students who exceed the allowed number of absences will not receive credit for the course involved. Students who do not properly withdraw from a course will be given a grade of "F."
  6. Professors have the prerogative of making their absence policy more restrictive than that of the University.
  7. Professors will include a clear statement of their absence policy in the syllabus for each course.
 

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