Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    Jul 17, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Catalog 2016-2017

The University System of Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia (USPS 368-730)

Graduate Issue 2016 - 2017 With Announcements for 2016-2017

Student Responsibility

The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and the University of West Georgia. While every effort will be made to ensure accuracy of the material stated herein, the University of West Georgia reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation and availability of courses and programs of study without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of such changes.

University of West Georgia students are provided a MyUWG e-mail account. The University considers this account to be an official means of communication between the University and the student. The purpose of the official use of the student e-mail account is to provide an effective means of communicating important university related information to UWG students in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her email.

Graduate studies are administered by the colleges and school that house the graduate pro-grams. Please direct questions to the individual college or school of interest, as listed on the web:

Applications to graduate programs should be made online at:

Questions about the online application process should be directed to the UWG Office of Graduate Admissions at 678-839-1394.

Information regarding academic requirements for graduation will be available in the offices of the Registrar and Deans of major schools and colleges. It is the responsibility of each student to keep apprised of current graduation requirements for a degree program in which he or she is enrolled.

In the event that an administrative hearing officer or a court of record determines that “publications” issued by the college create a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship with any person, the amount of damages recoverable by the parties shall be limited to the amount of consideration paid by the person for the privilege of admission, enrollment, continued enrollment, or other service rendered by the institution to such person. As used herein, the term “publications” (without limiting the generality of the normal meaning of the term) shall be deemed to include any and all written forms or other documents issued by the institution concerning applications for admission, enrollment or continued enrollment, waivers of liability, consents to medical treatment, dormitory occupancy, and any and all other written forms, documents, letters or other materials issued by the college in furtherance of its educational mission.


This University of West Georgia is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, age, or disability.

Inquiries concerning compliance should be addressed to the Affirmative Action Officer, Human Resources, or call 678-839-6403.

Privacy of Information Act

Under the Provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, each West Georgia student (past or present) has the right of access to all educational information and data maintained on him or her by the University of West Georgia.

How to Find Information Related to Academic Programs and Courses

This catalog includes directional tools customarily included in such publications. The Table of Contents, the Index to Course Listings, the general Index, and the Index of Abbreviations (inside back cover) are all essential tools for anyone using the catalog. By turning to these sections, readers can find information related to the structure, policies, and procedures that govern the University’s operations as well as information about programs the University offers. This section supplements those listed above by providing directions in finding and interpreting information related to academic programs, academic departments, and courses.

Colleges & Schools

Programs of Study ” organizes information on programs within each of the six major academic divisions of the University: The College of Arts and Humanities , the College of Education , the College of Science and Mathematics , the College of Social Sciences , the Richards College of Business  and the Tanner Health System School of Nursing . Information relevant to each college, the dean, the Web address, general information, and specific requirements and options for the college, are included in an introductory section.


Information about each academic department with a graduate program is provided. This information includes the department web address, phone number, location, the department graduate faculty, descriptions of programs and program requirements. A list of courses offered by departments with a description for each course is located in a separate section.


All academic programs of study are listed in the Programs of Study .


Though all the course descriptions in the catalog follow the same basic pattern, a number of variables determine the specific information contained in each. The following examples contain labels to illustrate how to read a course description:

Course Prefix ENGL Course Number 1102 Course Title English Composition II Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credit Hours 3 Conditions to be net before taking the course. Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 Course Description A composition course that develops writing skills beyond the levels of proficiency required by ENGL 1101, that emphasizes interpretation and evaluation, and that incorporates a variety of more advance description research methods. Requirements met by the course. Required in Core Area A. Additional Stipulations. Must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

* A complete list of courses can be located in the Course Descriptions .