UWF Catalog cover 2006/2007 Catalog
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000


Table of Contents
Welcome to UWF
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
Year 2006/2007
Fall Semester 2006
     Spring Semester 2007
     Summer Semester 2007

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
Admission by Transfer
Admission from Secondary School
Appeal of Admission Denial
General Policies
General Readmission
Graduate Admissions
International Student Admission

The Office of Admissions administers the application, admission, and readmission process for all degree-seeking students. It also assists prospective students in obtaining information about UWF. The office conducts outreach and visitation programs in high schools and community colleges, coordinates campus tours for prospective students, and awards merit-based scholarships to entering undergraduate students.

The University of West Florida encourages applications for admission from qualified students regardless of gender, culture, religion, ethnic background, age, marital status, or disability. Students with documented visual impairments, hearing impairments, motor impairments, or specific learning disabilities may petition for substitution of admission requirements provided such substitution does not significantly alter the nature of the program for which admission is being sought. For more information about the University’s admission requirement substitution policy, contact the Office of Admissions.

Admission of students to the University of West Florida is within the jurisdiction of the University, but subject to the minimum standards adopted by the UWF Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Education.

Application for Admission
Students are encouraged to apply for admission through the World Wide Web at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The international application may be printed from the World Wide Web. Follow instructions from the UWF Home Page, uwf.edu, and click on Future Students.

Applications for undergraduate, graduate, and international admission may be obtained from:

Office of Admissions
University of West Florida
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, Florida 32514
or by calling
(850) 474-2230

Undergraduate applications may also be obtained from the Florida Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students (FACTS) internet site at facts.org.

Conditions of Admission
The Office of Admissions will notify the applicants of the admission decision. Admission to the University is often contingent upon the subsequent receipt of satisfactory and official college, university, or high school transcripts; verification of associate of arts or baccalaureate degrees; and verification of high school graduation. Failure to submit such documents before the end of the second week of class of the initial academic semester may result in the cancellation of admission.

Ownership of Submitted Documents
All credentials and documents submitted become the property of the University of West Florida. The originals or copies of the originals will not be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another institution, agency, or person.

Fraudulent Records
If it is found that an applicant has made a false or fraudulent statement or a deliberate omission on the application for admission, the residency statement, or any other accompanying documents or statements, the applicant may be denied admission. If the student is already enrolled when the fraud is discovered, the case will be adjudicated using the procedures specified for violations of the UWF Student Conduct System as contained in the Student Life handbook.

Request for Admission for a Later Semester
Applicants are admitted to the University only for the semester for which they apply. Students who do not enroll in the semester for which they have been admitted may update their admission status for a future semester through the Office of Admissions. Applicants will be considered for admission under the policies in effect at that time. Admission is not automatic. If a student has attended another collegiate institution prior to updating the application, the student must provide an official transcript of all work attempted.