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While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Valdosta State University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be available in the Office of the Registrar. It is especially important that all students note that it is their individual and personal responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Absence Regulations (Undergraduate) 

Academic Advising (Undergraduate)

Academic Affairs

Academic Calendar

Academic Classification (Undergraduate)

Academic Dishonesty

Academic Load

Academic Probation and Suspension (Undergraduate) 

Academic Programs

Academic Renewal Policy (Undergraduate)

Academic Standards and Regulations (Graduate)

Access Office

Accounting, Department of

Accreditation and Memberships

Addiction Studies Minor

Administration Officers

Admissions

Adult and Career Education, Department of

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advertising and Promotions Minor

Advising

Aerospace Studies Minor

African American Studies Minor

Alcohol and Drug Education

Allied Health Preparation

American Sign Language/English Interpreting Major

Anthropology Minor

Apartments

Application for Graduation

Art, Department of

Arts and Sciences, College of

Arts, College of the

Associate of Arts Degree

Astronomy Programs of Study

Athletic Training Major

Attendance (Undergraduate)

Auditing Courses

Auxiliary Services

B

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Biology, Department of

Board and Room

Buildings on Campus

Business Administration, Langdale College of

C

Calendar, Academic

Campus Map

Campus Ministries

Campus Recreation

Cancellation of Registration for Cause

Career Opportunities, Office of

Centralized Advising

Certificates

Certification Only Programs of Study

Change in Major Program (Undergraduate) 

Check Cashing Service

Chemistry, Department of

Class Attendance (Undergraduate)

Classification of Students (Undergraduate)

Clery Act

Coaching Pedagogy Degree

Collections for Balances Due

College Level Exam Program (CLEP)

College Preparatory Curriculum

Communication Arts, Department of

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of

Computer Information Systems Degree

Computer Science, Department of

Comprehensive Examinations (Graduate)

Cooperative Education Program

Core Curriculum

Correspondence Work (Undergraduate) 

Counseling Center

Course Loads

Course Numbering 

Course Substitutions and Waivers (Undergraduate) 

Courses of Instruction

Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature Minor

Credit by Examination (Undergraduate)

Criminal Justice Programs of Study

Curriculum and Instruction Programs of Study

Curriculum, Leadership, and Technology, Department of

D

Dance Programs of Study

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Programs of Study

Dean of Students

Dean's List

Degrees and Major Programs

Dental Hygiene Program of Study (Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene)

Dining Services

Diploma Replacement

Disability Services

Discrimination Regulations

Disruptive Behavior Policy

Dormitories

Drugs and Alcohol Education

Drugs, Policy Statement

Dual Degree Programs in Engineering

Dismissal Appeal (Graduate) 

E

Early Admission (Undergraduate)

Early Childhood and Special Education, Department of

Economics and Finance, Department of

eCore

Education and Human Services, Dewar College of

Educational Leadership Programs of Study

eLearning

Engineering Studies

English, Department of

English Language Proficiency

Enrollment at Other Institutions (Undergraduate) 

Entrance Requirements

Entrepreneurship Minor

Environmental Geosciences Major (Geography Track or Geology Track)

Environmental Studies Minor

Equal Opportunity Statement

Exemption Tests (Undergraduate)

Exercise Physiology Major

F

Facilities of the University

Faculty

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Fees--Payment and Refund

Final Examinations (Undergraduate) 

Finance Major

Financial Aid (Undergraduate or Graduate)

Five “W” Policy (Undergraduate)

Food Services

Foreign Languages--Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Foreign Language Requirement

Foreign Students

French Programs of Study

  • BA in French (Language and Culture Track, Language and International Trade Track, Foreign Language Education Track, World Languages and Cultures Track)
  • Minor

G

Geography Programs of Study

Geology Programs of Study

Georgia Reading Endorsement

German Minor

Grade Appeals and Changes 

Grading System

Graduate School

Graduation Fees

Graduation Requirements (Undergraduate) 

Graduation with Honors (Undergraduate)

H

Hardship Withdrawal

Health and Physical Education Programs of Study

Healthcare Administration Programs of Study

Health Center

Health Communication Minor

Health Fields, Preparation for

Health Promotions Office

Healthcare Administration Minor

History Department

History of the University

Honors at Graduation

Honors College

Honors Certificate

Housing

Human Capital Performance, BAS in

Human Resources Management Minor

I

ID Cards (VSU 1Cards)

Infirmary

Inoculations Required

In-state Classification

Instructional Support, Learning Support Policy

Instructional Technology Programs of Study

Interior Design, BFA in

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Programs

Interdisciplinary Studies, BA in

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Business, BBA in

International/Intercultural Studies Minor

International Programs

International Students

Internship Guidelines (Undergraduate)

Interpreting/ASL, BSEd in

J

Joint Enrollment (Undergraduate)

Journalism Programs of Study

K

KARMA Program

Key Replacement Fee

Kinesiology and Physical Education Department

L

Language Requirements (Undergraduate)

Late Registration Fee

Law School, Preparation for

Leadership, Programs of Study

Learning Support Programs

Legal Assistant Programs of Study

Legislative Requirements

Library and Information Studies

Limit on Course Withdrawals

Literature and Language Minor

Loans

M

Major, Change in

Management and Healthcare Administration, Department of

Management, BBA in

Marketing and International Business, Department of

Marriage and Family Therapy, Department of

Mass Media Programs of Study

Mathematics, Department of

Maximum Hours per Semester 

Meal Plans

Medical School, Preparation for

Medical Withdrawals: Undergraduate or Graduate

Middle, Secondary, Reading, and Deaf Education, Department of

Mid-Term Grades (Undergraduate)

Minors

Mission Statement

Modern and Classical Languages, Department of

Music, Department of 

Music Lesson Fees

Music Performing Organizations

N

Native American Studies Minor

Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Non-Resident and Resident Classification

Non-Traditional Students

Numbering of Courses: Undergraduate or Graduate

Nursing and Health Sciences, College of:

O

Office Administration and Technology Major

Operations Management Minor

Organizational Leadership Program

Orientation Fee

Out-of-State Classification

P

Parking Permit Fee

Parking and Transportation 

Payment of Fees

Philosophy and Religious Studies, Department of

Physical Education Major

Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, Department of

Placement, Advanced

Plagiarism

Political Science, Department of

Post Office Box Fee

Post-Master Nurse Practitioner Certificates

Prior Learning Assessment (Undergraduate)

Privacy Act (FERPA)

Probation, Academic

Professional and Applied Ethics Minor

Professional Sales Minor

Professional Schools, Preparation for

Professional Writing

Progress, Stages of

Psychology and Counseling, Department of

Public Administration  

Public Safety, Department of

Publications, Student

R

Reading Endorsement

Readmission

Reclassification of Resident or Out-of-State Students

Records, Student

Refund of Fees

Regents' Engineering Transfer Program

Regents’ Testing Program

Registration 

Regulations of Behavior

Religious Groups

Religious Studies Minor

Residence Hall Fees

Room and Board

ROTC, Air Force

S

62+ Programs

Scholarships: Undergraduate or Graduate

School Counseling Programs of Study

Second Degree 

Secondary Education Program

Seven-Year Rule (Graduate)

Social Work, Department of

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Department of

Spanish Programs of Study

Special Education Programs of Study

Stages of Progress Required (Undergraduate)

Student Affairs

Student Assistant Program

Student Conduct Office

Student Dissent

Student Instructional Support (Undergraduate)

Student Publications

Student Records

Student Success Center (Undergraduate) 

Student Teaching (Undergraduate) 

Study Abroad (Undergraduate)

Substitutions and Waivers (Undergraduate)

Suspension, Academic (Undergraduate)

T

Teacher Certification (Undergraduate) 

Teacher Degree Programs of Study

Teacher Leadership Degree (EdS in Teacher Leadership)

TESOL Certificate

Testing Office

Theatre Programs of Study

Theological School, Preparation for

Theses and Dissertations

Transcript Fees

Transcript Policy

Transfer Credit (Undergraduate)

Transient Students (Letters of Good Standing) 

Transportation and Parking, Office of

Tuition

U

Undergraduate Enrollment in Graduate Courses

University System of Georgia

V

Verification of Lawful Presence

Veterans Affairs

VSU 1Card

W

Waivers and Substitutions (Undergraduate)

WebMBA Degree

Withdrawal Policy (5-W Limit, Medical Withdrawal, Mental Health Withdrawal) 

Women and Gender Studies Minor

Workforce Education Major

Work Study Program