University Catalog - Departments, Divisions and Programs | Judson University

Departments, Divisions and Programs

Judson offers a variety of degree programs, including the Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees. Along with their degree, each student chooses a major area of focus. Specific graduation requirements vary by program, and can be found in the catalog under the appropriate department or division.

Major
A defined sequence of courses taken by a student within his/her main area of study; 30 to 70 credit hours, unless constrained by official requirements of an outside accreditation agency.

Majors are considered "declared" when students indicate their selected major on their Judson application for admission. Students wishing to change their major, declare a second major or declare a minor must fill out a Major Declaration/Change Form in MyJudson under Student Info. Students who indicate they are undecided are encouraged to declare a major by the end of their first semester at Judson. Requirements are those in effect the day the application is filed in the Registrar's Office.

Minor
A defined sequence of courses taken by a student with an emphasis outside his/her major area of study; 18 to 28 credit hours; the minor department may determine whether/how many courses may count toward both the major and minor (reapplying courses is allowable, if learning outcomes are comparable).

Concentration
A defined sequence of courses to emphasize a particular area of study within a major; at least 15 credit hours.

Certification
A credential issued by an institution in recognition of the completion of a curriculum other than one leading to a degree. For certificates bearing academic credit, a certificate is 12 to 20 hours, and an advanced certificate is 21 or more hours.
Note that not all certification programs lead to a formal award.

Application for Graduation

All students in pursuit of a degree from Judson University must submit an Application for Graduation at least one year prior to the planned graduation date.

All degree seeking students at Judson are required to meet with their academic advisor to complete the application. The advisor must review and approve the planned coursework. Applications that are not filled out entirely or do not have a copy of the degree audit attached will be returned to the student for completion. Once the application is accepted by the Registrar’s Office, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain approval from the registrar for any changes in their plan for completing requirements and to verify that course registration each term matches the approved plan. No late applications will be accepted.

The Application for Graduation form is available via MyJudson/Student Info/Resources – Forms (bottom right hand column).

In submitting a graduation application, students acknowledge that they understand that their academic requirements must be completed and all accounts must be cleared before Commencement, and that a graduation fee will be applied regardless of participation in the formal Commencement ceremony.



Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar

 

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate

 

Casimiro Vela
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)

 

Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting

 

Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director

 

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor

 

Rebecca Huguley
Registrar's Office Coordinator
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