Catalog 2023-2024

Academic Policies and Procedures

The University of Tampa confers the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Music.

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.

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. If a student wishes to change to a new major or add a minor or a second major that did not exist in their designated catalog year, they may choose to do so without adopting changes that may have been made to requirements in their first major or in their Baccalaureate Experience/Spartan Studies (general education) program.

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.