Table of Contents
Welcome to UWF
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
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
Services and Resources
The Bookstore offers new and used textbooks, school supplies, general
books, magazines, class rings, and snack foods to its customers. The
Bookstore also has an extensive line of emblematic clothing and gift
items. Educationally priced software is available for purchase with
current University identification. Services include book buy-back, book
special orders, and UPS shipping. The Bookstore accepts MasterCard,
Visa, Discover, Amex, and Nautilus cards.
Textbooks at the OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach
Campus and Eglin Air Force Base Center are sold at the UWF Bookstore
operation next to the UWF Cashier station..
Through Cooperative Education and internships, the University Career
Services helps students get career-related experience while they are in
school, and assists students with their job search upon graduation.
Career advisors help students with career decision-making and with
developing job-search skills such as resume and cover letter writing or
interviewing. Career Services also coordinates on-campus recruitment and
career waves—a series of career events each fall and spring. Students
can visit the Career Resources Library to check out books on employers,
occupations, and job-search strategies, or to use PCs for career-related
purposes. For more information, visit the Career Services website (http://uwf.edu/careers)
or stop by Building 19, north foyer, during regular office hours (8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday).
The Cashier’s Office receives all payments for student fees, housing,
library fines, parking fines, student loan payments, child care fees,
and other miscellaneous payments. Cashiers are also located at the OWC/UWF
Fort Walton Beach Campus.
The Bank of Pensacola has a branch bank in the Commons. In addition to
many commercial banking services, the bank offers check cashing to
faculty, staff, and students. The University Bookstore will cash
personal checks for amounts up to $25 above the cost of any purchase of
$2 or more.
Child care is available through the Educational Research Center for
Child Development on a fee basis for children of students, faculty,
staff, and alumni. Regular enrollment is open to children who are six
months old through kindergarten age. Age range is extended through ten
years during the summer semester. While students are given priority in
placement, prospective students are urged to make application for child
care as early as possible. When classes are in session, the center is
open 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is staffed by
professionals in the field of education and provides a broad range of
learning experiences for each child and opportunities for research,
internships, and supervised teaching experiences for University
students. Visit the web at
Volunteer UWF! Helps to connect
students with opportunities for individual volunteering, group community
service projects, service-learning, alternative spring break, and
community work-study positions with local non-profit agencies. Volunteer
UWF! has community partners that work with a wide range of social issues
including community development, children and families, the environment,
senior services, and health. These partners have skill-building
opportunities for students with every major and field of interest.
Current students who register 20 or more service hours in a semester
with Volunteer UWF! will have their hours recorded on their transcript.
Co-op students gain firsthand experience in their intended career fields
by incorporating periods of paid employment into their degree programs.
They may choose to alternate terms of full-time study with terms of
full-time professional practice, or they may choose to study and work
part-time in a parallel co-op. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students
are eligible to participate in co-op. Co-op gives students important
career decision-making tools and a head start in their chosen
professions. Cooperative Education is a division of Career Services.
Counseling Center— Personal and
The Counseling Center offers a comprehensive range of services that
include individual therapy, couple’s therapy, group therapy, vocational
assessment/counseling, consultation regarding mental health issues,
clinical training for emerging counselors/psychologists, and
workshops/outreach focused on mental health issues.
Counseling is confidential. Some examples
of issues that people choose to focus on in counseling include stress
management, eating concerns, sexual orientation, depression, academic
concerns, relationship problems, and coping with chronic mental health
The Counseling Center provides services
at the main campus as well as the Fort Walton Beach campus. In order to
schedule and appointment at either location, please call the main campus
office at 850-474-2420, or stop by the Center which is located in
Building 19 West on the main campus between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please visit our
Disabled Student Services
Student Disability Resource Center provides a variety of auxiliary
services for students with disabilities including sign language
interpreting, exam accommodations, and assisting devices. For further
information on services available for students with disabilities,
contact Student Disability Resource Center at (850) 474-2387 (V/TDD) or
visit our web site at
Environmental Health & Safety
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) at the
University of West Florida is dedicated to promoting a safe and healthy
environment for all University students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Safety and regulatory compliance is achieved through training and
inspection programs designed to promote awareness of safety and
The EH&S Department’s programs include occupational safety, fire safety,
hazardous waste and environmental management, indoor air quality,
building code administration, and risk management. Further information
is available from 474-2525, or visit
The Campus Escort Service is available to all University students,
faculty, staff, and visitors upon request. The service is provided to
any location on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Escorts are
provided by police officers and security personnel. The service can be
requested by calling 474-2415 or from any blue light security telephone
Dining Services on campus are located at:
University Commons – Food Court,
Wackadoo‘s Grub and Brew, Quiznos, and Mama Leone‘s
Pace Library – Starbucks
HLES/Recreation Center – Terra Juice
College of Professional Studies – Sub Generation
Catering services for special functions are also
available. Food is available in all areas on a cash basis and with a
Nautilus Card. A variety of special savings on meal costs including meal
plans are available to resident and nonresident students. Detailed
information about campus dining may be obtained from the Office of
University Dining Services.
The Graduate Studies Office is responsible for coordinating the
development, implementation, and evaluation of graduate programs with
the deans and departmental chairs. The Office coordinates
University-level review of master’s theses and doctoral dissertations,
and administers the Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity
Grant for graduate student thesis and dissertation projects. The Office
coordinates graduate scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships
including the Delores Auzenne Minority Fellowship Program and the
Special Summer Program for Minority Graduate Students.
The Student Health Center is a Medical Out-patient clinic, located on
campus to provide medical care for all currently enrolled students,
their spouses, and children. Staff includes RN Director, Doctor, Nurse
Practitioner, Physician Assistant, two Nurses and three office staff.
Service is available on a walk-in or appointment basis. Minimal charges
are assessed for laboratory tests. Hours are 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday
Department of Housing and Residence Life
A variety of University Housing options are available to students
wishing to live on campus. We have two main areas of campus at UWF. Our
Residence Halls (Southside Villages, Martin, Argo and Pace Halls) and
our University Village Student Apartment Community (the Village or UVSA).
We have a number of types of room styles, configurations, and rental
rates. We offer double occupancy and limited single occupancy bedroom
units located within fifteen smaller buildings housing approximately 30
residents per building. These smaller buildings are located amid
academic buildings on campus. We also offer conventional or traditional
style Residence Hall housing from 184 to 300 residents in double
occupancy units. Our freshmen are assigned to Residence Halls. We offer
spaces in the Residence Halls to upper division residents as well. Our
Residence halls offer a variety of amenities including: a spiral
staircase, courtyard area, student lounges, study areas, lobby areas,
Area Offices, laundry facilities, bathrooms shared by two residents,
small refrigerator/microwave units, utilities, local telephone, cable
television, and internet access.
In addition to the Residence Halls,
University Housing offers spaces within our “Villages,” or UVSA East and
West. These spaces consist of apartment-style accommodations for upper
division students. Our Villages offer double occupancy and four person
occupancy units in two and four person furnished apartments. UVSA West
offers washers and dryers in each unit, while UVSA East has a
centralized laundry facility in the clubhouse building. Our Villages
offer a variety of amenities including: resident study areas, Area
Offices, laundry facilities, kitchen areas, private and two-person
shared bathrooms, utilities, local telephone, cable television, and
Residence Life staff, Resident Assistants
(RAs), reside within the buildings to assist resident students in
building communities and as they navigate the university. These staff
members assist in offering programming; educational, cultural, and
social events in University Housing. They serve as a valuable resource
within the community.
Resident students spaces within
University Housing are furnished with items for each resident including:
a bed, desk, and dresser. Some furnishing in the Villages differs as
there are also living rooms and some kitchen furniture.
THE CONTRACT PROCESS
We offer Contracts on a first-come first-served basis in date order
based on the date the Contract is received in our office. Prospective
students are urged to submit their University Housing Contract as early
as possible. Contracts are printed and begin to be distributed in mid
March. The term of the Contract is an academic year. The University
Housing Contract process is separate from the UWF admission process.
Each student wishing to live on campus provides a prepayment and a
processing fee when submitting the Contract to our Central Office. For
information regarding University Housing please contact the Department
of Housing and Residence Life at (850) 474-2463 or visit the housing
website at www.uwf.edu/housing.
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services, or ITS, is responsible for
University-wide support of information technology. Part of ITS’ mission
is to provide UWF students with access to quality information technology
services and resources. ITS provides support to students primarily in
the areas listed below. Information on all ITS services is available on
the “IT Help” tab in ARGUS.
As part of new student orientation, all new UWF students
receive training on computer lab facilities and services. Student who have
been admitted to the University for the current or a future semester may
sign up for a UWF Orientation session. Students may access Orientation
Registration from LightHouse.
ARGONET ACCOUNT & SERVICES
ArgoNet is UWF‘s secure networked information environment. ArgoNet
provides all enrolled UWF students with access to the Argus web portal,
eLearning, ArgoAir wireless network, ArgoNet computer labs, centralized file
storage, secure file transfer protocol (FTP), laser printing, electronic
mail, world-wide web publishing, Internet access, and remote dial-in access
to the Internet and UWF network. Each UWF student automatically receives an
ArgoNet account upon enrolling at the University. Students may manage their
ArgoNet account and services and monitor their printing, email and file
storage quotas from the "MyArgoNet" tab in ARGUS.
ARGUS is the University’s single entry point for fast and easy access to
web-based services. ARGUS is the place to go for campus announcements,
ArgoMail electronic mail, eLearning courses, course registration,
grades, and much more. Each student is granted access to ARGUS upon
enrolling at UWF. Students may log into ARGUS from the UWF home page at
STUDENT COMPUTER LABS
ITS operates two general-purpose student computer labs. The SAIL
(Student Access Information Lab) computer lab, located on the Pensacola
Campus, houses over 115 Windows XP workstations and provides scanning
and laser printing services, file storage, and access to general
productivity and course-specific software packages (see
http://uwf.edu/sail). SAIL technicians
are present to assist students in using lab facilities. SAIL is open for
student use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when the University is open.
A smaller lab, the CyberLounge, is
located in the Student Commons building, and contains 15 computers. Both
SAIL and the CyberLounge contain some specially-equipped workstations
designed to serve students with special physical, visual, and auditory needs.
Two general purpose labs, with thirty
computers each, are located on the OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus. A
general purpose student computer lab, with Internet access, is located
at the Eglin Air Force Base Center. All of these labs are integrated
into the ArgoNet environment and are similarly equipped.
The online KnowledgeBase is UWF’s web-based resource for answering
frequently-asked questions about technology services. Students should
first check KnowledgeBase to find answers to technology issues, and then
should contact the Help Desk if KnowledgeBase does not provide an
answer. The KnowledgeBase can be found of the “IT Help” tab in ARGUS.
ITS HELP DESK
The ITS Help Desk is available to help UWF students with a variety of
information technology services and resources. The Help Desk offers
phone, email, and walk-in assistance. The Help Desk can be contacted via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via
phone at (850)474-2075. The Help Desk is located in Building 37 on the
main Pensacola campus.
ITS provides classroom technology support for equipment in
generally-scheduled classrooms. Checkout of both traditional and
computer-related audiovisual equipment (such as laptop computers and LCD
projectors) is provided through the Library. Certification from the
class instructor is required for equipment checkout. For details and
reservations, see the Library’s web site at
Students’ use of UWF information technology resources is governed by the
Computing Resoources Usage Agreement and the Student Communications
The University of West Florida Libraries include the John C. Pace
Library and the Curriculum Materials Library on the Pensacola campus and
the Fort Walton Beach Campus Library in Fort Walton Beach. Through the
libraries’ internet-based home page,
library.uwf.edu, students at all locations have access to the
Catalog of materials held by all UWF libraries, to a multitude of
electronic reference databases and indexes, and to full-text journal
articles and books. For those materials not held locally or
electronically, students may use interlibrary loan or document delivery
systems. Professional librarians are available at all locations to
assist students in the effective use of materials, the computerized
library system, and with retrieving materials through intercampus or
The John C. Pace Library houses more than 750,000 volumes, over one
million microform pieces, and over 5,000 print and electronic serials
subscriptions, and access to online articles from over 13,000 serials. The library is also a regional depository for U.S. and
Florida government publications. The Special Collections unit contains
almost 900,000 unique items relating to Pensacola and to the historic
West Florida region.
OWC/UWF FORT WALTON BEACH CAMPUS
The OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus Library provides access to
information resources which support courses taught on that campus. The
collection has over 30,000 volumes and 100 print serials subscriptions.
FWB students also have access to all electronic resources available to
Pensacola-based students. Items held at the Pensacola campus library can
be retrieved for use at OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, and
Chipola Community College.
Students seeking guidance or assistance with nonacademic concerns should
contact the Dean of Students. Students seeking guidance or assistance
with academic concerns should contact the Office of the Associate Vice
President for Enrollment Services. These individuals act as impartial
and confidential agents and can evaluate students’ issues and help them
seek solutions to a variety of concerns.
The University operates a full-service post office housed in the
Commons. Postal services include student mailboxes, money orders, stamp
sales, mail drops, package mailing and delivery services, and address
changes. All rules and regulations governing the operation of a U.S.
Post Office apply.
Skill Improvement Centers
The Mathematics and Statistics Tutoring Laboratory provides
individual tutorial instruction for students who need help in
mathematics or statistics courses. It is staffed by mathematics or
statistics undergraduate and graduate majors. For further information
contact the math department.
The Writing Lab, located in
Building 51, offers services to students, faculty, administrators, and
staff. Any university student may use the Writing Lab for assistance
with spoken and written English, including writing effective college
papers. The Writing Lab offers many valuable services, which are
available 40 hours a week, including some evening hours and weekends:
- Interactive paper reading sessions
which require students to collaborate with a paper reader on
improving the content, grammatical correctness, documentation style,
and manuscript format of a paper (call 850-474-2229 for
appointments). Walk-ins are also accepted.
- English Language Skills lessons and
tutoring to help students with grammar and usage, mechanics, and
- Grammar mini-lessons
- Writing tutorials on subjects
including thesis statements and paragraph development
- Informational and instructional
handouts on topics including Turabian, APA, and MLA documentation
styles and writing about literature
- The Grammar Hotline for inquiries
about grammar, syntax, diction, mechanics, spelling, pronunciation,
capitalization, usage, and documentation
- CLAST practice essays
- Writing skills diagnostic testing
- Weekly writing workshops on
documentation formats and English language skills
- Daily Write@Vice skill-of-the-week; PowerPoint
presentations on grammar and punctuation.
- An essay bank consisting of a wide
variety of essays by UWF students as examples of essay types
including narration, description, argumentation, and exposition.
For additional information, contact the
Writing Lab at 850-474-2129 or send email to
Download the WriteAdvice newsletters and
handouts from the website:
The Division of Student Affairs is organized into three areas of
focus—Student Development, Student Life, and Student Services.
Departments in Student Development include the Counseling Center,
Student Health and Wellness Education, Health Center, Career Services,
and Volunteer UWF!. The Student Life area includes the University
Commons and Student Activities, Educational Research Center for Child
Development, Department of Housing and Residence Life, Intercollegiate
Athletics, and Recreation and Sports Services. Student Services in
composed of the following departments: Dean of Students Office, Student
Disability Resource Center, Student Transition Programs, Testing and
Technology, Greek Affairs, and the Student Government Association. The
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is located in Building
10, Suite 201. For additional information, please visit the Student
Affairs web site at
Student Health and Wellness Education
Student Health and Wellness Education is the focal point on
campus for mental health and wellness promotion. Student Health and Wellness
Education offers programs on topics such as HIV/STD prevention, alcohol and
other drug abuse prevention, sexual assault prevention, and general mental
health promotion to student groups, organizations, residence halls, and
classes. In addition, we work collaboratively with other departments on
campus to develop a culture at UWF in which students strive for physical and
Student Success Programs
The Office of Student Success Programs is responsible for the
administration of programs designed to increase recruitment, retention,
and graduation rates of participating students. Student Success Programs
provide academic support services for students enrolled at the
Student Success Learning Center is
available to all UWF students to assist in their academic development.
The Center’s objectives are to:
- Help students identify their academic strengths and weaknesses;
- Help students develop effective study skills, critical thinking, and
other learning skills;
- Help students become self-directed, independent learners; and
- Develop an individualized plan for each student.
Student Support Services Program is a
federally funded TRiO program which provides academic support services
for University students. The support services include tutoring,
developmental advising, career planning, cultural and social activities,
and motivational workshops. The program serves low-income,
first-generation students (students whose parents or guardians have not
completed a bachelor’s degree), and disabled students.
Multicultural Support Services is designed to increase the retention and
graduation rates of students of color. Multicultural retention
activities include academic support services, tutorial assistance,
counseling, cultural events, and other activities.
Mentoring Program is sponsored by Student Success Programs. The program
provides two types of mentors: professional and student. Professional
mentors include faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and community
professionals. Student mentors include currently enrolled juniors and
seniors who attend the University. A professional mentoring relationship
enhances a student’s confidence and maturity to help them become
successful both in and out of the university system. A student mentoring
relationship helps lower division students with any difficulties they
might have adjusting to college life.
Brother to Brother is a pilot mentoring program for African American and
Hispanic males. It is designed to increase retention and graduation of
males of color.
College Reach-Out Program (a precollegiate program) is funded by the
Florida Department of Education to provide a precollegiate program that
serves low-income, first-generation students of parents who have not
completed a bachelor’s degree. Services and activities are designed to
improve the educational motivation and preparation of participating
students. Services and activities take place during the academic year.
The summer program offers free college credit courses for graduating
high school seniors. In addition, students in grades 8-12 have the
opportunity to participate in an on-campus summer bridge program.
The Testing Office offers information on numerous testing programs, and
can provide specific information about the following tests.
- American College Testing Program (ACT)
- College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)
- College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)
- Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE)
- Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
- Computerized Preprofessional Skills Tests for Teachers (PRAXIS)
- Scholastic Assessment Tests (SAT I and SAT II)
- Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL)
The Testing Office also has a computer-based testing center (CBT). The
following exams are currently administered via computer at UWF: GRE,
TOEFL, PRAXIS, CLAST, CLEP, and FTCE.
The University Commons is the student union for the University of West
Florida. The University Commons and Student Activities professional and
student staff are involved in the daily administration of the facility,
as well as providing the comprehensive activity programming
traditionally hosted by the college union.
The University Commons and Student Activities Office is responsible for
student programs and activities and University Commons Operations and
Services. Student Programs and Activities include the Campus Activity
Board (CAB), the Gamesters series, Homecoming, Web Spinners, student
organizations, Greek Affairs, Leadership Services, and diversity
programs. University Commons Operations and Services include the service
desk, event scheduling and services, conferences services, and
Students are eligible for free admission to most CAB programs such as
comedians, movies, performing arts, and special events. Students also
have the opportunity to be a part of the planning, promotion, and
implementation of all CAB programs.
As the center of student life on campus, the University Commons is a
great place to visit. Students can eat in the Food Court or in Argos’
Grill and Gameroom; buy books and magazines in the University Bookstore;
mail a letter from the campus Post Office; do some banking at the Bank
of Pensacola branch office or ATM; go to a meeting in one of our various
meeting and conference rooms; be entertained by programming provided by
the CAB; get information or assistance from Student Government, or the
African-American Student Association; or just hang out and study in the
Great Hall, Food Court, or Argos’ Grill and Gameroom.
The University Police Department’s mission is to provide for the safety
and security of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, as well as
facilities security. The Department provides a full range of police and
security services to include uniform patrol, investigations, crime
prevention, and victim advocate personnel. The Department is comprised
of sworn police officers, communications personnel, and security
officers who are available 24 hours a day.
The possession and/or use of firearms is prohibited on campus.
Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act. This federal law is aimed at tracking
convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of
higher education. The act requires sex offenders registered with the
state to provide notice to the state of each institution of higher
education that the offender is employed, carries on a vocation, or is
enrolled as a student. To obtain additional information on this act or a
listing of convicted offenders at the University, contact
uwf.edu/uwfpolice/offenders/main.cfm or the University Police
Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime
Statistics Act. This is a federal law requiring institutions of higher
education to disclose campus security information, including crime
statistics for the campus and surrounding area. Current and prospective
student or employee, have the right to obtain a copy of this information
for this institution. You may review this information by accessing the
federal government Web site at
ope.ed.gov/security/Search.asp (by typing in the “University of West
Florida”) or by accessing the University Website at
You may also obtain a copy of this information upon request by
contacting the University Police Department.
Visitors and guests may obtain a visitor’s pass and a copy of the
parking regulations at the Welcome Center, Parking Services, or the
University Police Department. OWC/UWF Fort Walton Beach Campus
information may be obtained from the Cashier’s Office on that campus.
This information can also be found on our web site
State law requires colleges and universities to provide each enrolled
student the opportunity to apply to register to vote or to update their
voter registration records at least once a year. Voter registration
information at the University may be obtained during orientation, or at
various locations around campus, including the Nautilus Card Office,
University Commons, Student Affairs, Registrar, the OWC/UWF Fort Walton
Beach Campus, or Advising Center. For further information on this
amendment, contact Student Affairs. Students with disabilities may
obtain information and assistance in filling out the cards at the
Student Disability Resource Center.
The Academic Technology Center maintains responsibility for UWF’s Online
Campus. The Online Campus (OLC) supports several fully online, PDA,
CD-ROM, and Interactive Distance Learning Studio (IDLS) programs. The
OLC website provides one-stop shopping to distance learning students to
assist in planning online degrees, certificates, and educational
experiences. Students can access the OLC website for advising,
admissions procedures, registration, information about taking classes,
and information on graduation at
http://onlinecampus.uwf.edu. The OLC provides many helpful tips and
links to the same quality services and student support services
available on our University of West Florida Campuses. Students
participating in the Online Campus will have access to advisors,
military education coordinators, and eCoaches to assist the online
learner’s overall educational experience.
ONLINE CAMPUS PROGRAMS
Several undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs are offered
through the Online Campus. Students enrolling in these programs will
experience utilizing interactive, personalized strategies for course
delivery. Whether taking a course through UWF’s Learning Management
System in a fully-online Internet environment or as a sailor or soldier
on duty in a non-Internet distance learning environment using a PDA or
CD-ROM, Online Campus is standing by ready to assist students. Programs
and Certificates currently offered through the Online Campus are listed
in the front of the catalog.
ONLINE CAMPUS LEARNER SUPPORT
The Online Campus provides general support services and linkages to all
campus-wide support services that may be required by a distance learning
student. The Online Campus can serve as a first point of contact for
fully online student needs. OLC staff can be reached via email
email@example.com listed below, toll
free at 1-888-529-1823, or locally at 850-473-7468. Students requiring
more specialized support services will be transferred internally to the
appropriate point of contact. The following services may be needed by
the distance student:
Military Education Advising. Military students seeking distance learning
certificate and degree programs may require assistance with overall
program planning aligning to SOC criteria along with the military
students transcripts, including school house training aligned to ACE
criteria, other institutional credits, etc. Military students seeking
distance learning programs and certificates can contact the Online
Campus for assistance. Contact the Military Education Advisor at
eCoaches. eCoaches are an integral part of the Online Campus. eCoaches
are available to assist distance learning students with an array of
needs. From setting up a time management plan for studying, to gaining
study skills for online learning, to getting course materials, lab
resources, and equipment in a timely fashion, eCoaches are available to
provide ongoing assistance to make the student experience a success.
Access the eCoach Online at the Online Campus website or through email
Help Desk. The ITS Help Desk is available to provide technical support
to the online learning student. Contact the Help Desk directly for
technical questions through telephone (850) 474-2075 or email at
Library. The University of West Florida Libraries offer an array of
library services, including access to the library catalog and numerous
online databases. Many databases include full-text journal articles or
information. To access library services and databases, you must: (1) Be
a currently enrolled UWF student or a currently employed staff or
faculty member, and (2) Have either a UWF Nautilus Card or a Library
Access Number assigned, upon request, by the UWF Circulation Department.
To learn more about how our Library can assist you, visit the library
website for DISTANCE LEARNERS, or go to the Library Channel in Argus on
the My Campus tab. You may also contact the Library Information Help
Desk at 850-474-2424.
DISTANCE LEARNING FEE WAIVERS
Waivers to cover the out-of-state portion of assessed tuition and fees
are available for qualified students enrolled in specific online degree
and certificate programs. Students enrolled in the Academic Common
Market are not eligible for the distance learning fee waiver. Students
enrolled in programs and certificates listed in Eligible Programs that
(1) Are a Non-Florida Resident, (2) Are a U.S. Citizen or a Resident
Alien, and (3) Reside outside the State of Florida (proof of current
place of residence required) may be candidates for the out-of-state
portion of assessed tuition and fees.
Note: Waivers must be requested and eligibility confirmed every
semester—renewal of waivers is NOT automatic.
- Students must apply for a distance learning fee waiver each semester
by completing the fee waiver form located on the UWF Online Campus
website at http://onlinecampus.uwf.edu/Apply/waiverForm.htm.
- Students must pay all other assessed tuition and fees.
- Students withdrawing from a course or from the University are liable
for fee payment as established by standard University policy. Students
will not be liable for the amount covered by out-of-state tuition
waivers you may be awarded.
- All program-related credit hours (no minimum enrollment requirement)
for students enrolled in programs or courses approved by the Online
ONLINE CAMPUS FEE
An online campus fee will be assessed each semester to students
participating in fully online courses, PDA courses, and CD-ROM delivered
courses. This fee covers the cost of supporting Online Campus.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONLINE LEARNING
The success of online learning relies heavily on the commitment of the
student to participate fully in class assignments, discussion, and in
supporting class members while building an online learning community.
Students should expect each semester to receive an email confirmation of
their Online Learning course registration as well as providing details
on how to learn online. Additionally, students will receive a personal
note from course instructors indicating specific course requirements,
textbooks, and other class expectations. The Online Campus website
provides links to the UWF Bookstore as well as to all of the support
services required for the student experience. Students should enter the
online course through Argus.uwf.edu.
Students are expected to have a UWF email account that must be checked
at least three times a week to be an active participant in online
courses. Students having difficulty should contact and eCoach (eCoach@uwf.edu)
at the Online Campus for guidance.