Undergraduate Program Policies
The College of Management adheres to several University policies, in addition to our own.
For information regarding the University Policy regarding Repeating Courses, Academic Standing, Voluntary Withdrawals and Readmission to the University, please see the Undergraduate Studies page.
For information regarding the Transfer Credit Policy and waivers, see the Registrar’s page:
College of Management Pass/Fail Policy
The University allows students to take one course each semester on a pass/fail basis, up to a maximum of eight. (Mandatory pass/fail courses do not count toward this limit.) If the course is successfully completed, a grade of "P" will be earned and the course will be counted toward the graduation requirements, but it will not affect the cumulative grade point average. The grade of "F" will count as a failure.
A "pass" grade means successful completion of a course, but it doesn’t count toward the cumulative GPA. In the College of Management, the pass/fail option is limited to general education distribution courses, the diversity course, the international management course, the 200-level non-business courses, non-business elective courses and free elective courses ONLY. All other courses that students take (the non-business foundation, the writing proficiency requirement, the business foundation, the management core and concentration courses) must be taken for letter grades. It is important to note that a “pass/fail” selection cannot be cancelled after the published deadline that is listed in the Academic Calendar each semester.
MATH 134 Requirement Policy
Beginning in FALL 2008, all BSM students will be required to have completed MATH 134 before taking any College of Management courses (AF, MGT, MKT, MSIS) at or above the 300 level.
The College of Management faculty have made this decision not as a means to present a barrier to the BSM degree, but rather to help students get a strong grasp of quantitative skills necessary for success in upper level core and concentration courses. MATH 134 is currently a degree requirement, however, it will now need to be completed before taking any 300 level CM courses. MATH 134 will also continue to satisfy the University’s quantitative reasoning requirement for College of Management BSM students. All BSM students are encouraged to enroll in this course, or appropriate pre-requisite courses as determined by your Math Placement Exam results, as soon as possible.
Please note that advanced calculus courses such as MATH 135 and MATH 140 also satisfy the MATH 134 requirement.
College of Management Dean’s List Criteria
Dean’s List is an honor that is given each fall and spring semester to students who demonstrate superior performance in all of their courses for that term. The Dean’s List honor is noted on the student’s transcript for that term and a reception is held by the College to celebrate this success.
As of Spring 2006, the criteria for being on the College of Management Dean’s List is the following:
A minimum of two courses in that semester
A semester GPA of 3.60 or higher
No incompletes for that term on the student record
These criteria must be met by the end of the grading period for that semester to be placed on the Dean’s List.