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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

A Tennessee Board of Regents Institution 

VOL. LXXIII - 2015-2017 

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract between a student at TSU and the University. The sole purpose of the catalog is to provide regulations, course listings and degree programs that are in effect at the time of publication. TSU reserves the right to change the regulations in this catalog at any time during the period for which it is in effect and to add, modify, or withdraw courses at any time. All changes will be published under the TSU webpage at www.tnstate.edu

Scope of Catalog 

The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract between the University and a student who commences any program of study insofar as it relates to the degree requirements for that program during the effective period of this catalog. Degree requirements are subject to change during such period only to the extent required by federal or state laws or accreditation standards. The specific courses or activities constituting the degree requirements for any program are subject to substitution at any time prior to completion by the student. 

The remaining provisions of this catalog reflect the general nature of and conditions concerning the educational services of the University in effect at this time, but do not constitute a contract or otherwise binding commitment between the University and the student. Any fee, charge, or cost and all academic regulations set forth in this catalog are subject to cancellation or termination by the University or the Tennessee Board of Regents at any time. 

The University provides the opportunity for students to increase their knowledge by providing programs of instruction in the various disciplines and programs through faculty who, in the opinion of the University, are trained and qualified for teaching at the college level. However, the acquisition of knowledge by any student is contingent upon the student’s desire to learn and his or her application of appropriate study techniques to any course or program. As a result, the University does not warrant or represent that any student who completes a course or program of study will necessarily acquire any specific knowledge or skills, or will be able to successfully pass or complete any specific examination for any course, degree or license. 

The Graduate Catalog is published under separate cover and may be obtained from the Graduate School Office. 

Graduate students interested in graduate work should refer to the Graduate Catalog or inquire at the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School.

Purpose of Catalog 

The Tennessee State University Catalog is the primary general information publication for the University. It is intended to provide information for students and other persons interested in the academic programs and organizations of TSU. In order to understand the activities and programs of the institution, it is important for students to know how to use this catalog effectively. 

Students should thoroughly familiarize themselves with the General Information section of the catalog. This section answers questions concerning location of buildings and other facilities on campus, requirements for admissions and graduation, financial aid information, student services and housing. 

Student guides to the catalog are the index, the table of contents, and the glossary. Major events, holidays, and semester schedules are listed in the University Calendar. 

Students who have already made decisions concerning the area of study in which they are interested, such as English, Mathematics, Engineering or some other field, should turn to the section of the Catalog dealing with their particular interests for information about courses and degree requirements. The colleges and schools are arranged in alphabetical order, with course listings by department and course number. 

Students who have questions concerning their academic progress, curricula, or academic standing should consult their advisors or their department chairs. Those students with specific questions concerning specialized areas of study should consult with each specific department. 

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