Catalog 2014-2015

Academic Policies and Procedures

The University of Tampa grants the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Music. The University also grants the graduate degrees of Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Master of Science in Accounting, Exercise and Nutrition Science, Finance, Instructional Design and Technology, Marketing and Nursing.

The academic procedures are outlined to enable students to gain the greatest benefit from their course of study and to make certain that they satisfy all requirements for graduation in planned sequence. (See also the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies section for specific policies and procedures applying to graduate degrees.)

When students enter the University, they agree to comply with the curriculum regulations outlined in this catalog. The catalog determines the degree requirements. Students must fulfill the requirements stated in their entering year catalog or they may elect to adopt the requirements in any subsequent year’s catalog published during their continuous enrollment. Students must meet the full degree requirements of the catalog year they elect, provided that they do so within six academic years of its publication. This policy applies to any student who leaves the University and later returns, except when graduation is not possible within the required six years. In that case, the student must use the catalog in effect at the time of re-entry. This policy applies only to the extent that courses and programs listed in previous catalogs are still offered. In the event the University makes major changes in its program, every effort will be made not to prolong a student’s program of study beyond that originally planned. Reasonable adjustments will be accommodated, if possible. Also, students in programs that fulfill outside certifications must comply with the latest certification requirements, i.e., teacher certification.