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

 

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

University Mission
Accreditations
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Minors

Admissions
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
Requirements

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
Administration
Faculty
Index
After Admission

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Refer to information on Financial Assistance.

APPLY FOR HOUSING
Refer to information on Housing.

APPLY FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS BENEFITS
Refer to information on Military and Veterans.

MEDICAL STATEMENT AND IMMUNIZATION
Medical History
All students are required to submit a completed and signed Medical History Form to the UWF Student Health Center before registration. If the student is underage, the form must be signed by his/her parent. This form also serves as consent for treatment.

Immunization Requirements
All students are required to submit documented proof of immunity to Rubeola and Rubella.

Documented proof of immunity to Rubeola is ONE of the following:

  1. Documented proof of two (2) doses of vaccine on or after the first birthday.
     

  2. Laboratory evidence of Rubeola immunity (titer).
     

  3. A signed, dated statement by a physician on their stationary which specifies the date of Rubeola diagnosis characterized by generalized rash of three days, a temperature elevation of 101 degrees Fahrenheit, a cough and conjunctivitis, diagnosed with the 10-day Rubeola measles.

Documented proof of immunity to Rubella is one of the following:

  1. Documented proof of one (1) dose of live Rubella vaccine on or after the first birthday.
     

  2. Laboratory evidence of Rubella immunity (Titer). (Having had Rubella does not prove immunity.)

Acceptable documentation for Rubeola and Rubella must be from your physician, County Health Department records, military medical records or from your High School or College records.

Documentation should include day, month and year of immunization and signed by a medical provider. Exceptions to the immunization policy may be granted in the event of medical contraindications or for religious reasons. Documentation verified by a physician or minister on their official stationery is required.

All students living on campus are required to present proof of immunization for Meningitis and Hepatitis B or sign a waiver indicating their informed decision not to be vaccinated.

Immunizations and waivers are available in the Student Health Center.

Documentation of immunity may be presented in person or by mail or fax. Mail to the University Health Center, University of West Florida, Bldg. 63, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514

Include name, birth date, and Social Security number.  Fax to 850-857-6100. Call to 850-857-6346 or 850-474-2172 for questions or clarification.

ORIENTATION
The Division of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Enrollment Services, the University Advising Center and various other units of the University provide orientation programs for new students and parents. New undergraduate students entering UWF are required to attend an orientation prior to registering for classes their first semester. Student orientation programs for freshman students entering in the Fall are scheduled throughout the summer and feature a two day agenda including academic advising, information on important policies and procedures, and community building activities and events. Freshman students attending summer orientation are required to stay overnight in the residence halls. An abbreviated orientation is offered in December and May for first year students entering in Spring and Summer terms respectively.

Transfer orientation programs are offered in January, May, and throughout the summer for transfer students entering the University. All students entering the University will receive information about orientation with instruction on how to register for the appropriate program on-line. Contact the Office of Student Transition Programs at 473-7229 for more information.

ACADEMIC ADVISING
Each degree-seeking student is assigned to a faculty member to assist in planning academic programs; provide guidance in personal, academic, and professional development; and foster interaction among students and faculty.

The University Advising Center provides advising for General Studies requirements to freshman and sophomore students. The Center also provides a system which alerts freshmen and sophomores to potential academic problems.

All degree-seeking junior and senior students are assigned faculty advisors by the department housing the program in which the student is majoring. Junior and senior students should contact the chairperson of their major department to obtain the name of their academic advisor.

Advising for College of Business students is available within each academic department. Students in majors within the College of Professional Studies should contact their major department for advising information.  Students in the College of Arts and Sciences should contact their major department for advising.

Teacher Education Student Services (TESS) is the central campus office for all student information relating to teacher education. This office admits students into teacher education programs and into student teaching, distributes certification applications, and makes recommendations for certification.

LIGHTHOUSE
New students can check their admissions status through Lighthouse at lighthouse.uwf.edu. Once admitted, students can also check their financial aid status and register for classes for the first time.

REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Refer to information on Registration and Academic Policies.

OBTAIN NAUTILUS CARD
All Pensacola campus students are required to purchase a Nautilus Card. Refer to information on fees.

OBTAIN PARKING DECAL
Parking a vehicle on campus requires a parking decal which may be purchased at the Cashierís Office, Building 20 or online at http://uwf.edu/parking/permits.cfm.

CONFIRM RESIDENCY FOR TUITION PURPOSES
Refer to information on Residency.

PAY TUITION AND FEES
Refer to information on tuition and fees.

REVIEW STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Obtain a copy of the Student Planner and Handbook for more information on topics below:

Student Code of Conduct
The University seeks to provide an environment which encourages the thoughtful development of intellectual, social, and moral standards. Student conduct is expected to be lawful, and students are expected to abide by all University regulations and the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Student Planner and Handbook.

Grievance
All students may bring grievances to the attention of University personnel, and they will receive prompt and fair disposition of grievances as outlined in the Student Planner and Handbook.

Prohibition of Harassment
Harassment is prohibited, whether on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical disability, marital status, or veteran status. Harassment is defined as conduct which unreasonably interferes with a studentís status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or education environment. Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome or unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favor, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Guidance, support, and assistance concerning discrimination are available from Office of Human Resources. Any student believing they have been harassed may bring complaints to the Office of Human Resources.

Use of Instructional Space and Resources
University facilities and equipment are intended primarily for the use of the faculty and students currently enrolled in courses of instruction. Students who have completed registration, including the payment of fees for the current semester, and whose names appear on the final class rolls, are authorized to attend classes and to use University instructional areas, facilities, equipment, and designated services. Students, including those continuing work on theses and dissertations, who are not enrolled for the current semester, are not authorized to use instructional space and resources.

Students may not attend classes, including use of instructional space, facilities, designated library services, and equipment, for which they have not paid fees or from which they have withdrawn.