Section IV: COC Programs
3.4.10 The institution defines and publishes general education and major program requirements for all its programs. These requirements conform to commonly accepted standards and practices for undergraduate programs as well as graduate and post-baccalaureate professional degree programs.
JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
NARRATIVE/JUSTIFICATION FOR JUDGMENT OF COMPLIANCE
The University defines and publishes general education and major program requirements for all its programs.
In general, each baccalaureate degree is composed of at least120 semester credit hours, that includes a 42 semester credit hour core curriculum; a major of at least 24 semester credit hours; a minor of 18 semester credit hours; and electives or other general requirements. Other graduation requirements include a minimum grade point average, a residency requirement, an advanced work requirement, and the University Writing Assessment.(Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Undergraduate, General Requirements for Graduation)
Detailed undergraduate degree requirements are published in the University Catalog both as programs of study and as suggested four-year plans. (Catalog 2004-2005, College of Arts and Sciences-Undergraduate Degrees; College of Business Administration-Undergraduate Degrees; College of Education-Undergraduate Degrees; Canseco School of Nursing-Undergraduate Degrees)
Masters degrees require 30 to 48 hours of approved graduate courses which must be completed with at least a 3.0 minimum grade point average and a written and oral comprehensive, as appropriate. (Catalog 2004-2005, Academic Regulations-Graduate, General Requirements for Graduate Degrees)
Detailed graduate degree requirements are published in the University Catalog (Catalog 2004-2005, College of Arts and Sciences-Graduate Degrees; College of Business Administration-Graduate Degrees; College of Education-Graduate Degrees; Canseco School of Nursing-Graduate Degrees)
The undergraduate programs conform to the Texas Common Core Curriculum and the Field of Study requirements. In addition, all professional degree programs, both undergraduate and graduate, meet or exceed accreditation standards of state and national accrediting bodies.(Catalog 2004-2005, Accreditation and Membership)