2017-18 (Draft) Undergraduate Studies Catalog

DRAFT 2017-2018 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

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

 


For general information or application materials:

U.S. Citizens to the St. Louis Campus

Phone: 314-246-7800 • 1-800-753-6765
Fax: 314-968-7115 
E-mail: admit@webster.edu

U.S. Citizens to Extended U.S. Campuses

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog.)

International Students and U.S. Citizens Living Abroad to U.S. Campuses

Phone: international access code +314-968-7433
Fax: international access code +314-968-7119
E-mail: intlstudy@webster.edu

U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone: 314-968-6988 • 1-800-984-6857
Fax: 314-968-7119
E-mail: worldview@webster.edu

Non-U.S. Residents to International Campuses

Phone or fax the campus of your choice. (For phone and fax information, see the Locations Offering Undergraduate Programs section of this catalog.)


Webster University is a private, non-profit, independent, multicampus, international institution offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s home campus is in Webster Groves, Missouri, USA, a major suburban center of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Webster University also offers programs at extended campus locations throughout the United States, including military education installations and metropolitan centers, international programs in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and online distance learning programs in a large number of academic disciplines.

Webster University is academically organized into five schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
  • George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education

The polices and courses listed in this catalog represent the curriculum for the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BMEd)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Dual Majors
  • Sequential Degree Programs
  • Combined Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Not all degrees and majors are offered at every Webster University location. A schedule of courses for the academic year is available at all Webster University locations that offer degree programs.

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 Webster University. The provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated.

However, Webster University reserves the right to change any statement made in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. The student is responsible for knowing graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.

Enrollment in Webster University or completion of a degree program does not guarantee employment. Career services are available to students at most U.S. campuses. Webster University makes no claim or guarantee that credit earned will transfer to another institution.

Webster University works with an independent certified public accountant to assure that there is sufficient funding through a tuition guaranty bond. A copy of the bond document can be requested by mail addressed to Webster University, Office of Academic Affairs, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119.

It is the policy of Webster University not to discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, creed, age, ethnic or national origin, or non-disqualifying handicap, as required by federal laws and regulations, including Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments.

Webster University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380 as Amended.

Governance

Webster University accepts in principle that the governance of the University is a shared responsibility of administration, faculty, and students. Administrators provide executive continuity; faculty and students participate in governance mainly through the constituent assemblies and the work of committees. The latter provide for constructive interactions among administrators, faculty, and students.

Organizationally, the Board of Trustees oversees all activities of the University. Leadership is headed by the President, who is responsible for determining the overall strategic direction and priorities for the University. The Provost, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is Webster University's chief academic officer. A full description of the organizational structure of the University, including current administrators and a list of Board of Trustees members, can be found at www.webster.edu/president/university-leadership.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Webster University is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The University considers employment, admissions, financial aid, programs, and activity applications without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, creed, age, ethnic or national origin, or disability. Inquiries or complaints related to any of these areas should be addressed to the appropriate individuals identified below.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Matters concerning student sexual misconduct:

Phil Storm
Student Conduct Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-6980
philipstorm12@webster.edu

Ted F. Hoef
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-968-6980
hoeftl@webster.edu

Matters concerning athletics:

James Kilgallon
Director of Athletics
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-7576
scottkilgallon@webster.edu

Matters involving student grievances:

Colette Cummings
Associate Dean and Director of the Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-7738
cumminco@webster.edu

Matters concerning academic issues:

M. Elizabeth (Beth) Russell
Assistant Provost for Graduate Studies
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63119
314-246-8298
russelmb@webster.edu

Matters concerning employees and applicants for employment:

Betsy M. Schmutz
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119-3194
314-968-6960
schmutz@webster.edu