This site contains the Advising Handbook of the School of Arts and Sciences. This is a guide to the regulations and procedures governing academic progress. It contains:
- detailed explanation of degree requirements and academic policies governing B.A. and B.S. degrees;
- practical guidance on how to submit forms and requests for a variety of academic purposes;
- links to departmental sites for information on major programs; and
- general information on minor programs.
This handbook does not take the place of an academic adviser, but rather is a means to make your contacts with an adviser more efficient. (See "Making Choices" and "Academic Advising".) Nor is this handbook intended to be all-inclusive, or to replace the official publications of the University. In case of conflicts, the official publications, such as the current edition of the Announcements: Undergraduate Studies (the "Catalog") and the Student Handbook, govern.
Mentorship and Advising
In addition to the advisers in each department, the staff of the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences are available to discuss students' goals and programs. We encourage students to use all available academic resources to obtain the maximum benefit from their undergraduate study at Catholic University.