Susquehanna University Bulletin

General Catalog
for 2009-10

School of Arts, Humanities and Communications
School of Natural and Social Sciences
Sigmund Weis School of Business

The 152nd Academic Year

514 University Avenue

Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164

Accreditation. Susquehanna University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The Sigmund Weis School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a specialized accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Programs for the preparation of elementary and secondary education teachers at the bachelorís level are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of School of Music and the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society. In addition, graduates in accounting are eligible to sit for the New York State licensure examination in Certified Public Accounting.

Susquehanna is also a member of the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Associated New American Colleges and the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America.

Nondiscrimination Policy. In administering its affairs, the university shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Compliance inquiries may be directed to Lisa M. Scott, special assistant to the president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164, 570-372-4567; or to the director of the Department of Education, Washington, D.C.

Catalog Information. This catalog is not to be considered an offer to enter into a contract or a contractual agreement between the university and the student or between the professor and the student. While frequent changes are not probable, the administration reserves the right to make any changes it deems necessary and acknowledges that under certain circumstances special activities of the university or part of the university community might impinge upon the normal academic schedule. All students are responsible for adherence to the university's rules, regulations and procedures, whether published in this catalog, the Student Handbook, or other official media.

Key to Abbreviations

CC = Central Curriculum

GPA = grade point average

S = Satisfactory

SH = semester hours

U = Unsatisfactory

This catalog is printed on recycled paper.