2005/2006 Catalog
University of West Florida


Table of Contents
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
Year 2005/2006
Fall Semester 2005
     Spring Semester 2006
     Summer Semester 2006

University Mission
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,

After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
College Mission Statements

College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is dedicated to providing a comprehensive education in the liberal artsógrounded in rational thought, classic theories, and timeless principles.

Toward that end, the College of Arts & Sciences emphasizes four cornerstones of distinction:

  • Academic excellence
  • Personal growth
  • Civic awareness
  • Unique learning experiences

College of Business

The mission of the College of Business is to provide a high quality, student-orientated, educational experience to undergraduate and graduate business students primarily from the Northwest Florida region.

With focused priorities on teaching excellence, the development and dissemination of applied knowledge, and service to the external communities, the College of Business prepares students for successful careers in business and society and, in doing so, advances the educational and economic development of Northwest Florida.

College of Professional Studies

The College of Professional Studies is a synergistic college which provides training for professional careers in criminal justice and legal studies; diversity studies; health, leisure and exercise science; public administration; teacher education and public school leadership training; the technology professions; and social work and aging studies. The mission of the College is to educate and prepare competent professionals who can apply 21st Century knowledge, skills, and abilities to address real-world situations and problems. To achieve this mission, faculty and staff in the College of Professional Studies support the development of community and regional educational partnerships that assist the student in the realization of this mission. A major emphasis in all professional programs is:

  • To involve students in meaningful community service;
  • To involve students in appropriate joint faculty/student practical or applied research, undergirded by strong academic programs
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  • To involve students in creative and meaningful activities which enhance their overall educational experiences at UWF; and

  • To undergird each studentís professional programs with a strong general education background.

Specific divisional mission statements and information about programs may be found on the College of Professional Studies Web Site under each division.

Programs that are nationally accredited such as professional education and social work education have specific missions that also meet national accrediting standards.