Dec 06, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin

Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences Academic Policies

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Students enrolled in the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences must follow all University academic policies  as well as College-specific academic policies.

  • To be eligible for degrees awarded by the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, students must achieve a grade point average of at least 2.0 in each declared major, minor, and certificate and complete at least 120 credit hours.
  • Two-thirds of the coursework in a student’s major subject must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Unless explicitly indicated, courses applied to meet Core and General Curriculum requirements cannot also apply in a student’s major or minor subjects.
  • Course selection in Core and General Curricula may in some cases be dictated by major.
  • No more than one Honors seminar can be used to fulfill Block I requirements, no more than two Honors seminars can be used to fulfill Block II requirements, and no more than one Honors seminar can be used to fulfill Block III requirements. 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.
  • No more than one FS 1963  and one FS 1973  may count toward graduation requirements.
  • No more than nine hours may be earned in addition to the indicated major subject requirements. This number may be exceeded only by increasing the number of hours beyond the 120 required for graduation.
  • A student may take one course per semester on a Pass/D-F basis, provided that the total of Pass/D-F credits for a student does not exceed the 18 Pass/D-F credits that may be applied toward the degree. The rule of one course per semester for Pass/D-F credit is applicable even if the course is offered only for Pass/D-F credit. Courses graded only as Pass/D-F also count toward the final allowable total of 18 Pass/D-F credits. With the exception of FYE 1001  and AS 2001 , courses included in the core curriculum, the general curriculum, and in the student’s major and minor may not be taken under the Pass/D-F option.
  • Recreation courses do not apply toward completion of a degree.
  • The Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences will not accept transfer credit from community colleges or other two-year colleges toward graduation requirements after a student has completed half of their TU degree requirements, either at TU or a combination of TU and external transfer coursework/credits by exam.
  • No CLEP credit and no course taken on the Pass/D/Fail option may be applied toward Core or General Curricula, or major or minor requirements.
  • Credit by CLEP examination is not awarded by the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences will extend college credit for some High Level examinations and some Standard Level examinations. The amount and kind of credit will be determined by academic units.
  • The Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences awards credit for some mathematics and science courses completed with high scores at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. Students should consult the Office of Academic Advising for details.

Statute of Limitation

The policy applies to students in the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences who have left The University of Tulsa before finishing a degree and who later return to the University without having attended another institution of higher education in the intervening period. Those students are allowed to continue their program of study under the curricular requirements that applied to them at the time they originally entered the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences unless more than five years have passed since the completion of their last semester in the College at the University. In the case of the curricular requirements for the major, the student returning within the five-year limit is allowed to declare and to pursue any major that was available at the time the student entered the College as long as the appropriate courses are offered at the University when the student returns.