Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences Academic Policies


Students enrolled in the Oxley College of Health Sciences must follow all University academic policies  as well as College-specific academic policies.

Transfer Credit

  • Science courses must have been completed within the past three years to apply to any degree plan; exceptions may be granted by the program director or academic unit chair.

  • Course content varies over time and among institutions. Students who are transferring from other institutions or who have had a break in their degree program at The University of Tulsa must have their transcripts evaluated by the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences to determine which prior courses fulfill requirements toward a degree in the College.

  • Final/official transfer evaluations will be based on specific program requirements current at the time of a student’s first enrollment and will not necessarily apply to another curriculum if a student changes majors.

Returning to TU

  • If a student leaves TU without earning a degree and plans to return in less than one year without attending another institution, the student may apply for a leave of absence to ensure his or her right to remain. If the break is greater than one year, the student must reapply to the intended degree program and will be under the current degree plan. For students in the nursing program, if the break in attendance is greater than six semesters excluding summers, the student must retake all nursing courses beginning with the second semester sophomore courses.

Pass/D-F Grading

  • Students enrolled in the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences may complete up to 18 semester hours of coursework offered by other colleges on a Pass/D-F basis, but no more than 4 hours in any given semester.
    • College of Health and Natural Sciences students may not take courses offered by the College of Health and Natural Sciences Pass/D-F.
    • College of Health and Natural Sciences students may not take required MATH, ENGL 1004ENGL 1033FS 1963 , or ENGL 3003 Pass/D-F.
    • College of Health and Natural Sciences students may not take any courses designated HON or GLSC on a Pass/D-F basis.
    • A course in the College of Health and Natural Sciences which is graded only on a Pass/D-F basis (such as an introduction to the major) is not considered part of the 18-hour total.
    • A student on a semester of Study Abroad may be allowed to take more than one course Pass/D-F, subject to approvals by the Center for Global Engagement and the College. A course previously taken for a letter grade may not be repeated on a Pass/D-F basis.
    • Transfer hours and First Year Experience (FYE) courses are not considered part of the 18 semester hours.

Tulsa Curriculum, Human/Cultural/Gender Diversity, and Electives

  • All undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa are required to complete coursework in human, cultural and gender diversity . Students in the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences satisfy this requirement by taking designated courses within their major, or by completing one block or elective course that addresses human, cultural, and gender diversity. Courses that are approved to meet this requirement may be found here.

  • The core courses in the Honors Program are credited to the student’s general curriculum requirement. Students may choose to do independent research as part of their Honors Plan. In that case, a student’s directed research is applied either as elective or as major required hours.
  • Students in the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences may choose to take two semesters of a single foreign language and apply them as Block I and Block II credits.
  • A maximum of three semester hours of activity courses (MUS 0XXX, etc.) may be used as low-level free electives in the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences.
  • Students wishing to enroll in a course that has prerequisites must satisfactorily complete those prerequisites, according to policies of the academic program, before enrolling in the more advanced class, unless written permission of the program director is received prior to that enrollment.
  • Any substitutions relating to degree requirements must be approved by the program director or academic unit chair and/or the Associate Dean.

Probation

  • Freshmen and sophomores on probation, and all students with a grade point average lower than 2.0 at the end of their sophomore year, must repeat courses in their major for which a D grade is recorded during their next academic term in residence, provided the courses are in the official schedule of courses for that term. Courses to be repeated are specified by the student’s advisor.

  • A grade of F in any mathematics, science, or core course requires repetition at the next opportunity while the student is in residence. The advisor may require repetition of any core course that is a prerequisite to the courses failed.