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TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION............................................................................................................................................. 1 Purpose of the Catalog.............................................................................................................................. 1 Accreditations, Certifications, and Approved Programs........................................................................... 1 Student Academic Responsibilities ........................................................................................................... 1 Equal Opportunity Policy .......................................................................................................................... 2 University Assessment .............................................................................................................................. 2 History....................................................................................................................................................... 2 Main Campus Location.............................................................................................................................. 2 Mission of the University .......................................................................................................................... 2 Vision......................................................................................................................................................... 2 Academic Calendar: 2019-2020 ................................................................................................................ 3

BOARD OF REGENTS AND UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION ......................................................................... 11 Texas A&M University System Board of Regents ................................................................................... 11 System Administrative Officers............................................................................................................... 11 Texas A&M University-San Antonio University Administration.............................................................. 11

STUDENT ENROLLMENT.............................................................................................................................. 12 ADMISSIONS............................................................................................................................................ 12 International Undergraduate Admissions............................................................................................... 22 Undergraduate Transfer Credit............................................................................................................... 35 Texas Success Initiative (TSI) ................................................................................................................... 42 Meningitis Information ........................................................................................................................... 43 Student Transitions ................................................................................................................................. 44

FINANCIAL INFORMATION .......................................................................................................................... 46 Educational Expenses.............................................................................................................................. 46 Tuition and Fees...................................................................................................................................... 50

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS ........................................................................................................ 67 General Information ............................................................................................................................... 68 Student's Rights and Responsibilities ..................................................................................................... 69 Applying for Financial Aid ....................................................................................................................... 69 Reviewing Financial Aid Status ............................................................................................................... 71 Accepting Awards Online ........................................................................................................................ 71

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Types of Aid............................................................................................................................................. 72 Work Study.............................................................................................................................................. 74 Federal Direct Loans ............................................................................................................................... 75 Disbursement of Financial Aid ................................................................................................................ 77 Terms and Conditions for Financial Aid .................................................................................................. 78 Enrollment at Multiple Institutions......................................................................................................... 78 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy for Financial Aid ............................................................... 78 Repayment of Financial Aid Due to Withdrawal..................................................................................... 82 Summer Financial Aid ............................................................................................................................. 83 Scholarship Information.......................................................................................................................... 84 Student Employment .............................................................................................................................. 85 STUDENT RESOURCES AND SERVICES ......................................................................................................... 86 Student Life ............................................................................................................................................. 86 Student Services...................................................................................................................................... 88 Academic Resources ............................................................................................................................... 89 ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER................................................................................................................ 91 STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER .................................................................................................................... 91 Other Services ......................................................................................................................................... 93 ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES................................................................................................... 102 Academic Advising ................................................................................................................................ 102 Academic Plan....................................................................................................................................... 102 Course Listings ...................................................................................................................................... 102 Registration........................................................................................................................................... 103 Definition of a Credit Hour.................................................................................................................... 103 Normal Load.......................................................................................................................................... 103 Classification of Degree-Seeking Students............................................................................................ 103 Enrollment Status for Financial Assistance ........................................................................................... 104 Prerequisites ......................................................................................................................................... 105 Schedule Changes ................................................................................................................................. 105 Withdrawal from the University ........................................................................................................... 107 Concurrent Enrollment ......................................................................................................................... 108 Non-Credit Admission (Auditing) .......................................................................................................... 108 Class Policies ......................................................................................................................................... 108

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Academic Dishonesty ............................................................................................................................ 108 Class Attendance................................................................................................................................... 109 Absences for Religious Holidays ........................................................................................................... 109 Reading Days......................................................................................................................................... 109 Research on Human Subjects ............................................................................................................... 109 Grades ................................................................................................................................................... 109 Repetition of a Course .......................................................................................................................... 111 Academic Standing................................................................................................................................ 111 Student Records.................................................................................................................................... 114 General Requirement for Graduation with a Baccalaureate Degree ................................................... 116 Other Degree Requirement .................................................................................................................. 119 Restrictions ........................................................................................................................................... 120 Commencement and University Honors (For undergraduate degrees only) ....................................... 122 Graduation with University Honors (For undergraduate degrees only)............................................... 122 Undergraduate Degrees, Majors, and Minors Offered......................................................................... 123 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES ............................................................................................................. 124 Administrative Officers ......................................................................................................................... 124 Teaching Certification ........................................................................................................................... 124 Requirements for the Degree ............................................................................................................... 124 Foreign Language .................................................................................................................................. 125 College of Arts and Sciences Minors and Degree Program Requirements........................................... 125 Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)............................................................................................ 152 Four-Year Program................................................................................................................................ 152 Two-Year Program ................................................................................................................................ 152 Scholarships and Remuneration ........................................................................................................... 152 Uniform and Equipment ....................................................................................................................... 153 ROTC Courses ........................................................................................................................................ 153 BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES (BAAS Program)................................................................. 154 BAAS Degree Requirements.................................................................................................................. 154 Peace Officers ....................................................................................................................................... 154 Firefighters ............................................................................................................................................ 154 COLLEGE OF BUSINESS .............................................................................................................................. 163 Administrative Officers ......................................................................................................................... 163

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Mission Statement ................................................................................................................................ 163 Academic Advising ................................................................................................................................ 163 Courses of Instruction ........................................................................................................................... 163 Requirements for the B.B.A. Degree..................................................................................................... 163 Residency Requirement ........................................................................................................................ 165 Certificates ............................................................................................................................................ 166 Minors and Degree Program Requirements ......................................................................................... 167 COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT .......................................................................... 169 Administrative Officers ......................................................................................................................... 182 Academic Advising ................................................................................................................................ 182 Educator Preparation Program ............................................................................................................. 183 Areas and Levels of Certification .......................................................................................................... 184 Non-Certification Degree Plans............................................................................................................. 185 Educator Preparation and Certification ................................................................................................ 185 Certification Exams (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards ? TExES) .......................................... 188 Minors and Degree Program Requirements ......................................................................................... 189 FACULTY ROSTER ...................................................................................................................................... 192 COURSE DESCRIPTION INFORMATION...................................................................................................... 213 List of Course Prefixes........................................................................................................................... 213 Course Numbering ................................................................................................................................ 214 Course Descriptions .............................................................................................................................. 214

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