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University Catalogs

The catalog of the University is the document of authority for all students. Any academic unit may issue additional or more specific information that is consistent with approved policy. The information in the catalog supersedes that issued by any other unit if there is a conflict between the two. The University reserves the right to change the requirements given in the catalog at any time.

The catalog of the University comprises four issues: General Information, the Undergraduate Catalog, the Graduate Catalog, and the Law School Catalog. Each issue is published online by the Office of the Registrar. The Undergraduate Catalog is published in August of even-numbered years; the Graduate Catalog is published in August of odd-numbered years; the Law School Catalog is published in February of even-numbered years; and General Information is published in August annually.

Course descriptions in University catalogs are correct at the time of publication. See the Course Schedule for more recent information about courses.

Online Catalogs

General Information 2016-2017 contains general information about the University and rules that affect all students. General Information should be used along with one of the other catalogs, since each student must know the rules given there and those in the catalog for his or her degree program.

Past issues are located on the General Information home page .

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2018 contains degree requirements for all undergraduate majors, rules that affect undergraduates, descriptions of undergraduate courses, and a list of the faculty of each college.

Past issues are located on the Undergraduate Catalog home page .

Graduate Catalog 2015-2017  contains degree requirements for all graduate programs with the exception of the School of Law, rules that affect graduate students, descriptions of graduate courses, and a list of the faculty that form the Graduate Studies Committees across the University.

Past issues are located on the Graduate Catalog home page .

Law Catalog 2016-2018 contains requirements for law degrees, rules that affect law students, descriptions of law courses, and a list of faculty members in the School of Law.

Past issues are located on the Law Catalog home page .