Catalog 2016-2017 > Academic Policies and Procedures
The University of Tampa confers 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 confers the graduate degrees of Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Master of Science in Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Exercise and Nutrition Science, Finance, Global Business, 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. (See also the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies section for specific policies and procedures applying to graduate degrees.)
Choice of Catalog (Catalog Year) and Continuous Enrollment
When students enter the University, they agree to comply with the curriculum requirements as outlined in the catalog that applies to their term of admission. The catalog outlines all degree requirements. Students must fulfill the requirements stated in their designated catalog or they may elect to adopt the requirements in any subsequent year’s catalog published as long as they are continuously enrolled.
Continuous enrollment is defined as being enrolled in classes without a break for two or more consecutive regular semesters (Fall and Spring). Any break in enrollment for two consecutive semesters or longer ends a student's continuous enrollment status. This results in the loss of catalog rights to all catalog choices prior to the break in enrollment. The student catalog year after a break in continuous enrollment becomes the catalog year in effect at the time of re-entry. In the event the University approves major changes in a program's curriculum, every effort will be made to assist students in progressing in a timely fashion in order to avoid prolonging a student’s anticipated graduation term. Students in programs that fulfill outside certifications must comply with the most current certification requirements, i.e., teacher certification, which may change after a student's initial term of entry.
Academic Appeals Policy
Academic Integrity Policy
Award of Posthumous Degree
Course Load/Credit-Hour Overload
Credit Hours and Honor Points
Declaring/Changing Your Advisor or Major
Disruption of the Academic Process
Dropping and Adding Courses
Electing Courses on an Audit (No Credit) Basis
Electing Courses Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Frequency of Course Offerings
Independent Study Courses
Regulations on Academic Probation and Dismissal
Repeating Courses/Forgiveness Policy
Transfer Credit Evaluation
Withdrawal from the University