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Academic Catalog 2009-2010

Academic Catalog 2009-2010

General Information

Section   Synopsis
General Purpose (inside front cover) Describes the general purpose of the catalog
General Information (page 1-42) Academic Calendar, WTAMU at a Glance, Admissions, Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid, University Housing and Meals, Campus Life, Student Services and Support, Policies and Procedures, Degree and Program Offerings, Honors Program, University Core Curriculum, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees
Administration and Faculty (page 312-318) List of faculty and administration personnel
Financial Aid and Scholarships (page 319-344) Loans, Employment, Scholarships, Departmental Scholarships
Index (page 345-352) Reference terms by page number. Catalog pages are listed in order in the far right column of this page.
Campus Map (inside back cover)  Map of campus

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Academic Course Listings

 Section  Synopsis
Academic Courses and Abbreviations (page 226) For example, Accounting = ACCT
Course Descriptions (page 227-309) Course descriptions organized alphabetically
Common Course Numbering (page 310-311) Facilitates the transferability of courses taken from member institutions

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Degrees and Programs - Undergraduate

 Section  Synopsis
Accounting, Economics and Finance (page 68-72) Introduction to the College of Business.

Introduction to the Department of Accounting, Economics, and Finance.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
and other College of Business programs.
Agriculture (page 43-50) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering

Specific information about the Division of Agriculture undergraduate degrees
Art, Theatre and Dance (page 123-142) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Applied Arts and Sciences
  • Emergency Management Administration
  • General Studies
Specific information about the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance undergraduate degrees offered:
  • Musical Theatre
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Graphic Design
  • Studio Art
  • Performance
Communication (page 143-160)

Introduction to the Department of Communication.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:

  • Speech Communication
  • Mass Communication
Communication Disorders (page 175-176) Introduction to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered
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Education (page 79-108) Introduction to the Department of Education.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered.
Engineering and Computer Science (page 51-54) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering.

Specific information about certificate programs and undergraduate degrees offered:
English, Philosophy and Modern Languages (page 161-163) Introduction to the Department of English, Philosophy and Modern Languages.

Specific information about certificate programs and undergraduate degrees offered.
History and Geography (page 164-165) Introduction to the Department of History and Geography.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Geography
  • History
Information and Decision Management (page 73-74) Introduction to the Department of Information and Decision Management

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered.
Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (page 55-61) Introduction to the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Biology
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Geology
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science
and Teacher Certificate Programs.
Management, Marketing and General Business (page 75-78) Introduction to the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • General Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
and the Cooperative Education Program.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (page 62-67) Introduction to the Department of Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Music (page 166-174) Introduction to the Department of Music.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:

  •  Composition
  •  Music
  •  Music with elective studies in business
  •  Performance
  •  Music Therapy
Nursing (page 177-182) Introduction to the Department of Nursing.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:

Nursing for:
  • Basic and Transfer Students
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
Political Science and Criminal Justice (page 109-119)

Introduction to the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice undergraduate programs and requirements.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered.

Psychology, Sociology and Social Work (page 120-122) Introduction to the College of Education and Social Sciences.

Specific information about the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work undergraduate degrees.
Sports and Exercise Sciences (page 183-188) Introduction to the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences.

Specific information about undergraduate degrees offered in:
  • Sports and Exercise Sciences
  • Athletic Training



Degrees and Programs - Graduate

Section   Synopsis
Graduate School (page 189-194) Introduction to the WTAMU Graduate School
Accounting, Economics and Finance (page 201-205) Introduction to the College of Business graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.B.A.
Specific information about the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.P.A. Accounting
  • B.B.A. Accounting
  • M.S Finance and Economics
Agriculture (page 195-200) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering graduate programs and requirements.

Specific information about the Division of Agriculture graduate programs.
  • Ph.D. Agriculture
  • M.S. Agriculture
Art, Theatre and Dance (page 214-221) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities.

Specific information about the Department of Art, Theatre and Dance graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.A. Art
  • M.F.A. Studio Art
Communication (page 214-221) Introduction to the Sybil B. Harrington College of Fine Arts and Humanities.

Specific information about graduate degrees offered.
Communication Disorders (page 222-225) Introduction to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Specific information about graduate degrees offered.
Education (page 206-213) Introduction to the Division of Education certificates
  • Professional certificate progams
  • Other programs
  • Supplemental certificates
  • Alternative Teacher Certification
and graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.Ed.
    • Education Curriculum and Instruction
    • Administration
    • Counseling
    • Special Education
    • Reading Education
    • Educational Diagnostician
    • Instructional Design and Technology
  • M.A. Counseling
Engineering and Computer Science (page 195-200) Introduction to the College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering.

Specific information about certificate programs and graduate degrees offered:
English, Philosophy and Modern Languages (page 214-221) Introduction to the Department of English and Modern Language graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A. English
History and Geography (page 214-221) Introduction to the Department of History and Geography graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A.
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • History
    • Political Science
Information and Decision Management (page 201-205) Introduction to the Department of Information and Decision Management graduate programs.
Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (page 195-200) Introduction to the Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.
    • Biology
    • Environmental Sciences
Management, Marketing and General Business (page 201-205) Introduction to the Department of Management, Marketing and General Business graduate programs.
Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics (page 195-200) Introduction to the Department of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering Technology
    • Mathematics
Music (page 214-221) Introduction to the Department of Music graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A. Music
  • M.M. Performance
and the Harrington Certificate in String Quartet Performance.
Nursing (page 222-225) Introduction to the Department of Nursing graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S.N. Nursing
Political Science and Criminal Justice (page 206-213) Introduction to the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.A.
    • Criminal Justice Studies
    • Political Science
Psychology, Sociology and Social Work (page 206-213) Introduction to the College of Education and Social Sciences.

Specific information about the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work graduate programs and requirements.
  • M.A. Psychology
Sports and Exercise Sciences (page 222-225) Introduction to the Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences graduate programs and requirements:
  • M.S. Sports and Exercise Sciences

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