Undergraduate Catalog Addendum/Errata

Effective 1 June 2014 through 31 May 2015

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF version of past catalogs.

Below are listed additions and corrections to the 2014-15 Undergraduate Studies Catalog since its publication on 08 May 2014. All corrections listed below have been made in the main online catalog sections to which they apply and will appear in the print version of those individual pages. They do not appear, however, in the PDF version of the full catalog

This page was last updated on 16 February 2015.

Changes by Department/Program:

Changes by Date:

11 June 2014

Costume Design (BFA)

In the Required Courses section, the first bullet should read: CONS 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020, 3010, 3020, 4010, 4020 (The Conservatory sequence or its equivalent) (72 hours)                               

13 August 2014

Criminology (BA)

In the Required Courses section, the correct course number for Criminal Litigation is LEGL 3500

In the Criminology electives section, the correct course for LEGL 2000 Policing and the Police should be LEGL 2080 Policing the Police.

15 August 2014

Colleges, Schools & Departments/Walker School of Business & Technology

The following section was added to the Walker School page:

Walker Joint MBA Program

For any undergraduate degree student at Webster University who is considering the Master of Business Administration degree, the Walker Joint MBA enables completion of the MBA in a shorter amount of time.

How it works

Webster undergraduate students are permitted to take up to 6 hours of graduate credit toward their BS or BA degrees. For students considering the MBA, they should take the following two courses during their senior year at Webster:

    • MRKT 5000 Marketing
    • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior

These courses will be counted as 6 hours of elective credit toward the BS or BA degree, and also will complete the requirement for those two courses within the MBA degree program. With the completion of these two courses, students will need only 30 hours of graduate coursework to complete the MBA, excluding any necessary pre-requisite coursework, if applicable.*

For further information, please contact Academic Advising, or the MBA Director. 

*PLEASE NOTE: Non-Business majors (BSBA, BA Economics, BS Finance, BS Accounting) and non-BA in Management majors are also encouraged to use undergraduate elective credit during sophomore, junior, or senior years, to take MNGT 2100, ACCT 2010, ACCT 2025, ECON 2020, and ECON 2030 to fulfill the necessary pre-requisite courses for the MBA. Otherwise, any non-applicable majors applying to the MBA will also be required to complete BUSN 5000, BUSN 5600 (Accounting), and BUSN 5620 (Economics) prior to starting the MBA, or to pass qualifying waiver exams for those courses.

02 October 2014

Colleges, Schools & Departments/College of Arts & Sciences

The chair of the English Department was changed to Steven Lattimore
The chair of the History, Politics & International Relations Department was changed to Warren Rosenblum
The chair of the Religious Studies Department was changed to Chris Parr

03 October 2014

Animation (BA)

ANIM 1020 should be removed from the list of Required Courses

Criminology (BA)

Under Special Populations in the Required Courses section, the correct title for SOCI 3380 is Transnational Crime

Graphic Design Minor

Under Elective Courses, the correct course number for Color Photographics is ART 3730

Interactive Digital Media (BA)

INTM 4500 should be removed from the list of Required Courses

International Human Rights Minor

Under Elective Courses, the correct course number for Holocaust is PSYC 3225

International Relations (BA)

Under the Emphasis in International Economics, the list of additional courses should read as follows:

  • ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 2020 Principles of Microeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 3030 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 hours)
  • ECON 3700 Economics of Development (3 hours)
  • ECON 4600 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours)
  • ECON 4720 International Trade and Finance (3 hours)
  • ECON 4910 Comparative Economic Problems (3 hours)
  • INTL 4280 International Economics (3 hours)
  • INTL 3290 Politics of International Economic Relations (3 hours)
  • INTL 3330 International Economic Integration (3 hours)
  • HIST 3000 Ideas in History: History of Economic Thought (3 hours)
    or ECON 4900 History of Economic Thought (3 hours)

Outdoor/Environmental Journalism Certificate

The course list under Environmental Studies Coursework should read:

  • SUST 1000 Introduction to Sustainability Studies (3 hours)
  • SCIN 2530 Global Ecologies and Sustainable Living (3 hours)
    or SCIN 1520 & 1521Environment and Environmental Lab (3 hours)
  • PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics (3 hours)
    or HRTS 3400 Human Rights and the Environment (3 hours)

Video Production (BA)

Under the Skills section, the correct title for INTM 2800 is Storyboarding Techniques for Visual Media

05 November 2014

Self-Designed Interdisciplinary Major (BA)

This major is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences

The last paragraph should read:

Interested students must submit a SIM proposal by the beginning of their senior year. For forms and more information, contact Maggie Dankert, (314) 246-7047, maggiedankert14@webster.edu

Psychology (BS)

Degree Requirements should read:

   A minimum of 128 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 52 required psychology credit hours
  • 13 required non-psychology credit hours
  • Applicable university global citizenship or general education program hours including the following two exceptions:
    • Psychology BS majors may use WRIT 1010 (a major requirement) to count for the GCP skill area of WCOM
    • Psychology BS majors also may use MATH 1430 (college algebra, another major requirement) to count for the Knowledge Area Quantitative literacy requirement
  • Electives

06 November 2014

Individualized Learning Experiences

Under Credit by Portfolio, text should read: 

LearningCounts.org is an opportunity for undergraduate university students who have had prior life experiences that might demonstrate college-level learning. To begin the process, students should contact their campus academic advisor.

LearningCounts.org offers a six-week online portfolio course (3 credits). Credit from this course is considered transfer credit. The instructors are carefully selected from university faculty nationwide and assessors are monitored by the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for inter-rater reliability. Webster University is a member of CAEL and enthusiastically endorses LearningCounts.org.

In the LearningCounts.org course, students create a portfolio that demonstrates their college level learning from life experience. Subsequent portfolios can be submitted and, if approved, transcripted as transfer credit. Courses to be considered can be at any level, any university subject, and the results for the assessments are guaranteed in two weeks after submission. Because not all departments will opt to accept LearningCounts.org credit for their majors, interested students should check with the individual departments. LearningCounts.org credit is considered to be transfer credit, and therefore cannot be applied during the last 30-36 credit hours at Webster University.

Under Credit by Examination/Departmental Credit by Examination, the third paragraph should read:

Prospective students should contact their admission counselor.

08 December 2014


South Carolina information should read:

The metropolitan campuses in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach are licensed by the:

SC Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone: 803-737-2260

Licensure is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. If students at the Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Campuses have complaints about a classroom situation, they should first attempt to resolve the situation with the instructor. If resolution cannot be made with the instructor, or if the complaint is about a general school policy over which the instructor has no jurisdiction, then they may contact the school director for mediation. If the complaint cannot be resolved at the school level, students may contact Nonpublic Institution Licensing of the Commission on Higher Education. The complaint must be in writing and must include documentation that the complaint has been reviewed through the institution's procedures. The school director will provide students with the necessary form or it is available on the web site of the Commission at www.che.sc.gov

22 December 2014


North Carolina information should read:

Webster University was approved by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina and has been issued a regular license to offer graduate degree programs at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC and at Camp Lejeune and at New River Marine Corps Air Station in Jacksonville, NC. Webster will be required to complete an annual report and is subject to annual reviews.

16 February 2015


The first paragraph was modified to remove reference to the North Central Association, which was dissolved in the fall of 2014. The first paragraph now reads:

Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 800-621-7440www.ncahlc.orgThe accreditation, which was awarded in 1925, includes undergraduate and graduate levels at all locations where the University offers programs.