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2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Graduate and Professional Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information


Augusta University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) to award one-year and advanced certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, specialist’s, first professional, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or phone at 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Augusta University. All eligible academic programs maintain accreditation by the appropriate specialized accrediting bodies. The purpose of publishing the commission’s contact information is to enable interested parties 1) to learn about the accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about Augusta University, such as admission requirements, financial aid, etc., should be addressed directly to Augusta University and not to the commission.

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Legal Notices

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 this institution.

While the provisions of the catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Augusta University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, including but not limited to academic requirements for graduation, without actual notice to individual students. Reasonable effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be available in the offices of the president, academic deans, and enrollment and student affairs. It is especially important that students note that it is their responsibility to keep themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program.

Limitation on Institutional Liability

In the event that an administrative hearing officer or a court of record determines that “publications” issued by the institution create a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship with any person, the amount of damages recoverable by the parties shall be limited to the amount of consideration paid by the person for the privilege of admission, enrollment, continued enrollment or other service rendered by the institution to such person. As used herein, the term “publications” (without limiting the generality of the normal meaning of the term) shall be deemed to include any and all written or electronic forms or other documents issued by the institution concerning applications for admission, enrollment or continued enrollment, waivers of liability, consents to medical treatment, dormitory occupancy and any and all other written forms, documents, letters or other materials issued by the university in furtherance of its educational mission.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Augusta University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educational institution in that no person shall on the grounds of sex/gender, race/ethnicity, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, handicap, or any other category protected by law be excluded from participation in or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any educational program, activity, or facility.

Augusta University is committed to an effective affirmative action policy. Augusta University strives to recruit, admit and educate a cross-section of qualified men and women representing the socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity of Georgia. This commitment is in keeping with our moral, legal and social responsibility and with the highest ideals and principles of American higher education.

Accessibility to Disabled Persons

Augusta University’s physical facilities and institutional programs have been modified in accordance with federal law and regulations to allow equally effective access by disabled persons. Structural changes, such as adaptations to public restrooms and construction of ramps and curb cuts, have been made to improve accessibility. Special services may be made available on a reasonable basis in accordance with reported needs of individual disabled students.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and The Americans With Disabilities Act, it is the policy of Augusta University to ensure that all students with disabilities are afforded equal opportunity and access to programs and facilities. Students are encouraged to identify their disability so that the medical college can determine what reasonable accommodation may be made.

Copyright Information

Notwithstanding any language to the contrary, nothing contained herein constitutes nor is intended to constitute an offer, inducement, promise or contract of any kind. The data contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free. Any links to non-Augusta University information are provided as a courtesy. They are not intended to nor do they constitute an endorsement by Augusta University of the linked materials.

The following information is provided pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(2) in order that you may have a resource of information regarding copyright law and guidelines for action should you believe that the Augusta University web site contains data that may in some way infringe copyright law.

- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 - (PDF format)

- U.S. Copyright Office - General Guidelines About Copyright Law

- University System of Georgia, Regents Guide to Understanding Copyright and Fair Use

- Additional Resources for Copyright and Scholarly Communication

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Communication Requirement

All students at Augusta University are expected to check their JagMail e-mail accounts on a daily basis for important university announcements and other pertinent information. Students are also expected to update their contact information in Banner.

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