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 Frontispiece
 Statement of mission
 Table of Contents
 Calendar
 Academic calendar
 Board of trustees
 Executive officers
 Adminisrative offices
 The university
 St. Croix campus
 St. Thomas campus
 Administration, research and public...
 Admissions
 Costs
 Financial aid
 Student support services and...
 Academic information and regul...
 General education requirements
 Associate of arts degree
 Associate of science degree
 Associate of applied science...
 Bachelor of arts degree
 Bachelor of science degree
 Course descriptions
 Faculty listing by division
 Emeritus faculty
 Faculty
 Executive, administrative and professional...
 Index
 Maps
 Notes
 Services directory






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Table of Contents
    Frontispiece
        Frontispiece
    Statement of mission
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    Table of Contents
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    Calendar
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    Academic calendar
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    Board of trustees
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    Executive officers
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    Adminisrative offices
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    The university
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    St. Croix campus
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    Administration, research and public service
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    Admissions
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    Financial aid
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    Student support services and programs
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    Associate of applied science degree
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    Faculty listing by division
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    Emeritus faculty
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    Faculty
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    Executive, administrative and professional staff
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    Index
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    Maps
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    Notes
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    Services directory
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Full Text

































Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster, the fourth andfirst female president
ofthe University ofthe Virgin Islands, stands to receive a round
of applause on March 16, 2003, during her inaugural
installation ceremony at the Reichhold Center for the Arts.


The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States
Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Com-
mission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Educa-
tion and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. This catalog has been developed and
produced by the Catalog Review Committee which works under the auspices of the Office of the Provost.


















2003-2004 Catalog


Statement of Mission

The University of the Virgin Islands is a liberal arts, land-grant institution established
by public statute to meet the higher education needs of the people of the U.S. Virgin
Islands and the wider Caribbean.

The University offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs, which
provide the requisite competencies for productive, fulfilling lives and responsible citi-
zenship.

The university also strives to be a major provider of the intellectual capital for the
development of the region through the integration of its teaching, research and public
service activities.

The University is committed to advancing knowledge through research and public ser-
vice, particularly in areas that contribute to understanding and resolving issues and
problems unique to the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean.


St. Croix Campus
RR02 Box 10,000
Kingshill, St. Croix
U.S. Virgin Islands
00850
(340) 778-1620


St. Thomas Campus
#2 John Brewer's Bay
St. Thomas
U.S. Virgin Islands
00802-9990
(340) 776-9200


http://www.uvi.edu
















Page
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2003-2004 .....................vii

BOARD OF TRUSTEES .......................... x

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS .......................... xi

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ........... ....... ....... xii

THE UNIVERSITY
History .... .............. ............... 1
Accreditation and Memberships ........................ 2
Location, Facilities, and Global Access .................. 2
Special Program s . . . . .. . .. 3

ST. CROIX CAMPUS
Programs .. .. .. .. .. ......... ....... ...... 6
Campus Overview ................. ........... 7
Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning ...... . . . ... 7
Great House .. ... .......... .. .... ....... 7
St. Croix Campus Library ........... . . . .. 8
Research and Extension Center ............. 9

ST. THOMAS CAMPUS
Programs .................. ....... .......10
Campus Overview .............. . . . 11
Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library .................. ..... 11
Music Education Center ............ . . . 12
Sports and Fitness Center . . . . . . .. 12
Off-Campus Facilities. .................. . .. 13

ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SERVICE
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ......... . . . .....14
OFFICE OF THE PROVOST ... . . . . 14
COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 14
RESEARCH AND PUBLIC SERVICE . . . ..... 15
Agricultural Experiment Station. . . . . . 15
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies . . . .. 16
Cooperative Extension Service ...... . . 16
Eastern Caribbean Center. ......... . . . ....16
Research Publications Unit ........ . . . .... 17
Small Business Development Center .... . . . .17
Water Resources Research Institute . . . .. .. 17
OFFICE OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING ... 18
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR 18
Academic Divisions 18











ADMISSIONS
Admissions Policies ............. . . . .... 19
How to Apply. . . . . . . . 20
When to Apply .................. ............ 21
Application Fee .......... ........ ... ......... 21
Enrollment Confirmation and Deposit ..... . . .21
International Student Admission ........ . . . ....21
Early Admissions Program .................. ...... 23
Transfer Admission ................... ........ 23
Transfer of Academic Credits to the University . . . 24
Readmission to the University .................. ...... 25
Senior Citizen Education Program ...... . . 25
Additional Preparation and Testing ...... . . 26
Residency Regulations for Tuition Purposes . . . ..... 30
Categories of Students. .................. . 33

COSTS
Tuition, Fees, Room and Board . . ......... ...... 34
Tuition and Fees for Part-Time and Summer Students .......35

FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid/Scholarships .......................... 37
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for Continued Financial Aid Eligibility. 38
Federal Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy .... . . ..... 39

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
Orientation .................. . . .... 41
A dvisem ent . . . . . .. . . 41
The Freshman Center ............ . . . 42
Counseling and Placement Services ...... . . 42
On-Campus Student Employment Services . . . ..... 43
Health Services and Insurance .................. ..... 43
Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Program . . . 43
Students with Disabilities. . .. . . . 44
Student Activities and Convocations. ................ ... .44
Student Government Association ........ . . . ....44
Varsity, Intramural and Club Sports ...... . .. 45
Student Housing. ................ . . .... 45
Housing Procedures ............. . . . .... 46
Personal Property . . . .. . . . 47
Off-campus Housing .............. . . . .... 47
Food Services . . . . . . . 48

ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND REGULATIONS
Freshman-Year Program . . . . . . 49
Prerequisites, Credits, Grades, and Quality Points . . . 50
Registration Procedures .......... . . . ....53
Withdrawal ................... . . 53
Re-matriculation . . . . . . . 55
Transcripts . . . . . .. . ... 55
Courses Taken at Other Institutions. ............... .. ... 55
Privacy Act ................... .............. 55
Academic Standards. .............. . . .... 56

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English Proticiency Examination Requirement.. .. . . 61
Computer Literacy Requirement .................. ... .. 62
Awards and Honors ............... . . . .... 62

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS . . 64

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
General Education Requirements .................. ..... 65
Other Requirements ............. . . . .... 66
Degree Majors and Programs
Business Administration Division .................. ... .67
Accounting Major. ................... . .67
Business Management Major. . . . . . 68
Computer I,, r..' .i. r., Systems Major ....... . . .69
Hotel and Restaurant Management Major . . . 70
Office I,,r. *..i-... Systems Crriti ae Program . . .... 71
Education Division
Inclusive Early Childhood Education Major
Social Sciences Division ......... . . . . 72
Police Science and Administration Major . . . 72

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements. ............. . 74
Other Requirements ............. . . . .... 75
Degree Majors and Programs
N using . . . . . . . . .75
Computer Science ............ . . . 77
Physics . . . . . . . .. 79

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements . . . . . 81
Other Requirements ............. . . . ... 81
Degree Program
Process Technology. ........... . . ..... 82

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
General Education Requirements .................. ..... 84
Other Requirements .............. . . . .... 85
Degree Majors and Programs
Business Administration Division .................. ..... 87
Accounting Major. ................... . .87
Business Administration Major. .. . . 88
Education Division .. .. .. .. .. .. .. . . . 90
Elementary Education Major. ............. . .92
Secondary Teacher Preparation ...... . . 93
Humanities Division...... . . . .94
English Major . .. . . . 95
Humanities Major ................. .........95
Journalism and Mass Communications Concentration . ... 96
Music Education Major. ................ . .. .98
Speech Communication and Theatre Major. . . . 100
Science and Mathematics Division ......... . . .. .101
Biology Major............................ .102











Chemistry Major ..................
Marine Biology Major . .........
Mathematics Major.. . ...........
Pre-Medical Technology Program . . .
Social Sciences Division .................
Psychology Major . . . . ..
Social Sciences Major . .........
Social Work Major .................


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107
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114


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE
General Education Requirements ...
Other Requirements. ...........
Degree Majors and Programs
Nursing Education Division . .
Nursing Major ...........
Science and Mathematics Division . .
Applied Mathematics Major . .
Biology Major . . ..
Chemistry Major .. ........
Computer Science Major .. ...
Marine Biology Major ........
Mathematics Major . ......

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ....
FACULTY LISTING BY DIVISION....


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EMERITUS FACULTY ........... ................ 197
FACULTY..................... ..............199
EXECUTIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF. .. 209
INDEX .... . . . . . . . . 221
ST. CROIX CAMPUS MAP. ......... ............... 224
ST. THOMAS CAMPUS MAP ........................ 225

Important Note:

The information contained in this Catalog refers to the University of the Virgin Islands as of
July, 2003.

The University reserves the right to change its course offerings and rules and regulations at any
time. Such changes will be published in the annual catalog, the website at www.uvi.edu, and
other appropriate media.

Information on University policies is available from the annual catalog, website, student hand-
book, faculty advisors and division chairs.

The availability of degree programs and the scheduling of courses are subject to change as
required by enrollment and funding constraints.

O Copyright 2003, University of the Virgin Islands

The University of the Virgin Islands is an equal opportunity, affirmative action,
Title IX, Section 504, PL 101-542 educator and employer.



















2003

September
S M T W T F
1 2 3 4 5
7 8 9 10 11 12
14 15 16 17 18 19
21 22 23 24 25 26
28 29 30


December
S MTW
123
7 8 9 10
14 15 16 17
21 22 23 24
28 29 30 31


2004

February
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29


May
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2345678
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31


August
S M T
1 2 3
8 9 10
15 16 17
22 23 24
29 30 31


W T F
1
6 7 8
13 14 15
20 21 22
27 28 29


August
S MT


November
S MT W


October
S MT


T F S
1
6 7 8
678
13 14 15
20 21 22
27 28 29


January
S MT


April
S MT


July
S MT


WT
1
7 8
14 15
21 22
28 29



WT
1
7 8
14 15
21 22
28 29




WT
1
7 8
14 15
21 22
28 29


March
S M
1
7 8
14 15
21 22
28 29


June
S MT
1
6 7 8
678
13 14 15
20 21 22
27 28 29


September
S MTW
1
5 6 7 8
12 13 14 15
19 20 21 22
26 27 28 29














Fall Semester 2003


Last day for payment of tuition/fees by returning students
for Fall 2003 semester ..... . . ..... Monday, August 11
Orientation for new students Tuesday, August 12 Thursday, August 14
Advisement and registration for new students Wednesday, August 13
Advisement and late registration Thursday, August 14 Friday, August 15
Faculty return date ................ ..... .. Friday, August 15
Faculty Convocation ............... . ..Friday, August 15
Classes begin . . . Monday, August 18
Add/Drop period . ... Monday, August 18 Wednesday, August 20
Labor Day (University closed) . . . Monday, September 1
Final day to drop a course without WF, WP,
or to change from audit to credit or credit to audit Tuesday, September 30
Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due . . .. Monday, October 13
Final day to drop a course or withdraw
without Chancellor's permission . . Thursday, October 16
Liberty Day (University closed) ... . .. Friday, October 31
Advisement and registration of continuing students
for Spring 2004 semester Monday, November 3 Wednesday, November 12
Veteran's Day (University closed) .. .... .. Tuesday, November 11
English Proficiency Exam (EPE) . . Thursday, November 13
Schedule Adjustment Day (Friday classes meet,
Wednesday classes dismissed) .. ....... Wednesday, November 26
Thanksgiving and Fortsberg Discovery Day. ..........
(University closed) Thursday, November 27 Sunday, November 30
Last day of classes . Sunday, December 7
Final Exams (no other student activities to be scheduled ...
during this period) Monday, December 8 Sunday, December 14
Fall semester ends for students . . ..... Sunday, December 14
Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.) Monday, December 15
Fall semester ends for faculty . . . . Monday, December 15
Last day to pay tuition and fees by returning students for the
Spring 2004 semester Thursday, December 18












Spring Semester 2004


New student orientation . .. Wednesday, January 7-Thursday, January 8
Advisement and registration for new students . ... Thursday, January 8
Faculty return date ................. ... .. .. Tuesday, January 8
Advisement and late registration . Friday, January 9 Monday, January 12
Classes begin.. . . . . Saturday, January 10
Add/Drop period . ... Monday, January 12 Tuesday, January 13
Martin Luther King Day (University closed) . ... Monday, January 19
Last day to apply for graduation .. . . ..Friday, February 6
Last day to drop a course without WF, WP,
or to change from audit to credit or credit to audit Tuesday, February 24
Spring Recess (no classes) . . Monday, March 8 Sunday, March 14
Charter Day ................ . .. Tuesday, March 16
Mid-Term Low Grade Reports due ...... . Wednesday, March 17
Final day to drop a course or withdraw
without Chancellor's permission . . .... Monday, March 22
Advisement and registration of continuing students
for Fall 2004 semester ...... Monday, April 5 Wednesday, April 14
Recess (University closed) . . .. Friday, April 9 Sunday, April 11
English Proficiency Exam (EPE) . . Thursday, April 15
Admissions application deadline for Fall 2004 . ... Thursday, April 29
Carnival Recess (no classes) . ... Friday, April 30 Sunday, May 2
Schedule Adjustment Days
(Friday classes meet) .. .. ... Tuesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 5
Study Days . . . . Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7
Last day of classes ...... .................. .. Sunday, May 9
Final Exams (no other student activities
to be scheduled during this period) Monday, May 10 Sunday, May 16
Spring semester ends for students . . Sunday, May 16
Last day for instructors to submit grades (by 10 a.m.) .. .Monday, May 17
Faculty meeting to certify graduates . . Thursday, May 20
Commencement
St. Thomas Campus ..... . . .. Saturday, May 22
St. Croix Campus ................. .. .. Sunday, May 23












Summer Session 2004


Registration . . ..... Thursday, June 10 Friday, June 11
Classes begin .. ...................... .. Monday, June 14
Add/Drop period ................... . Tuesday, June 15
Final day to drop/withdraw
without Chancellor's permission . . .. Thursday, July 1
Independence Day observed (University closed) . Monday, July 5
Last day of classes .................. ..... .. Monday, July 26
Last day for instructors to submit grades . ... Wednesday, July 28
Summer session ends ....... ............ .. Wednesday, July 28















THE HONORABLE CHARLES W. TURNBULL
Governor of the Virgin Islands
Honorary Chair of the Board of Trustees


Members of the Board


AUGUSTE E. RIMPEL, Jr., Chair
Concord, Massachusetts


LAVERNE E. RAGSTER, ex-officio
President of the University
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

ELEANOR THRAEN
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

ROY D. JACKSON
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

HENRY C. SMOCK
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

ELLEN MURRAINE
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

EUSTACE ESDAILLE
Faculty Representative
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands


Representative, ex-officio
Chair, Board of Education
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

ALEXANDER MOORHEAD
St. Croix, Virgin Islands

BERNARD PAIEWONSKY
Bethesda, Maryland

NOREEN MICHAEL, ex-officio
Commissioner of Education
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

ANDREA KEDDO
Student Representative
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

*There are currently five vacancies to
befilled.














PRESIDENT'S CABINET


LaVerne E. Ragster, President 1980
B.S., University of Miami
M.Sc., San Diego State University
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego 1980

Joseph Boschulte, Vice President for Institutional Advancement 2003
B.B.A., College of William and Mary
M.B.A., Darden Graduate School of Business Administration 1995

Deborah C. Fontaine, Special Assistant to the President 2002
B.S., Hampton University
M.B.A., Hampton University
Ph.D., Walden University 1993

Elizabeth W. Heyliger, Chief Information Officer 2003
B.A., Trinity College 1964

Jennifer Jackson, St. Croix Chancellor and Director of Libraries 1982
A.L.A., College ofLibrarianship Wales, Aberystwyth
M.L.S., Loughborough University of Technology 1980

Malcolm Kirwan, Executive Director, Research and Technology Park 1969
A.A., College of the Virgin Islands
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.B.A., University of Connecticut 1971

John Leipzig, St. Thomas Chancellor and Professor of Communication 2002
B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A., University of South Florida
Ph.D., Kent State University 1980

Gwen-Marie Moolenaar, Provost and Professor of Biology 1987
B.A., College ofSt. Elizabeth
M.S., Long Island University
Ph.D., Indiana University 1972

Vincent Samuel, Acting Vice President and Associate Vice President/Controller of the
Office of Vice President for Administration and Finance and Lecturer in Accounting and
Finance 1986
B.A., University of the Virgin Islands
M.S., Alelphi University 1986
M.B.A., University of Michigan 1992

Henry H. Smith, Vice Provost, Research and Public Service and Director of the Water
Resources Research Institute 1993
B.A., College of the Virgin Islands
M.S., University of Maryland
Ph.D., Colorado State University 1985
J.D., University ofDayton 1993














OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
President ......................... .LaVerne E. Ragster
Administrative/Cabinet......... ........ .. Utha O. Williams
Board of Trustees ...... ................ .. Gail T. Steele
Communications/Outreach Velma A. Abramsen
Research and Technology Park . . . Malcolm C. Kirwan
Strategic Planning, Assessment,
and Student Affairs . . . Deborah C. Fontaine
Summer Institute for Future Global Leaders
in the Caribbean .. . . Solomon S. Kabuka

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST
Provost . . . ..... ........ Gwen-Marie Moolenaar
Vice Provost Research and Public Service . ... Henry H. Smith
Agricultural Experiment Station . . .... James E. Rakocy
Center for Marine and Environmental Studies .. Richard S. Nemeth
Cooperative Extension Service . . .... Kwame Garcia, Sr.
Eastern Caribbean Center. . . . Frank L. Mills
Research Publications Unit . . ... Marvin Williams
Small Business Development Center . . .... Warren Bush
Water Resources Research Institute . . ... Henry H. Smith
Office of Academic Administration. . . ... Hilda L. Joyce
Athletics Office, Management Sports and Fitness Center. ... Peter Sauer
Office of Community and Personal Development . Ilene Garner
Distance Learning .... . . LynnRosenthal
Office of Enrollment Management . . . Carolyn Cook
Admissions and New Student Services (STT). ...... .Carolyn Cook
Admissions and Student Records (STX) . . . .. TBA
Financial Aid Office . . . ..... Mavis Gilchrist
Registrar and Student Records . . .... Robert Fontaine
Student Recruitment Office. . . . Karen Blyden
Office of Sponsored Programs . . . Diana Demers
Office of Graduate Studies . . .... Gwen-Marie Moolenaar
Office of Institutional Research and Planning . ... John Ambrose
Libraries Jennifer Jackson
Reichhold Center for the Performing Arts. . .. David Edgecombe
Student Affairs Office ................... . TBA
Title III Office ................... ........... TBA
Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence
In Developmental Disabilities . . . Yegin Habtes

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR St. Croix Campus
Chancellor . . . ...... ....... Jennifer Jackson
Associate Chancellor Student Affairs. .... . . . TBA
Business and Facilities Services . . .... Peter Abrahams
Upward Bound. ................... .... .. EvelynHanna










Division Chairs
Business Administration. . . ... Aubrey Washington
Education .................. ....... ..Denis Griffith
Humanities . . . .... .Valerie Knowles Combie
Nursing ...................... .. Joan Marsh
Science and Mathematics .. . . ..... Velma Tyson
Social Sciences ...... . . ... Aletha Baumann

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR St. Thomas Campus
Chancellor ................ .. .. ........John Leipzig
Associate Chancellor Student Affairs. . . . Doris Battiste
Business and Facilities Services . . ... Lily Mae Durante
Upward Bound .................. ...... ..Rosalia Rohan
Division Chairs
Business Administration. . . . Eustace Esdaille
Education ................. ... .. .. Linda Thomas
Humanities .................. Lora Young-Wright
Nursing ............... .... Gloria Callwood
Science and Mathematics . . . ..... Robert Stolz
Social Sciences ..... . . ... Dion Phillips

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Chief Information Officer . . .. Elizabeth W. Heyliger
Academic Computing (STX) . . ... Theresa Anduze-Parris
Academic Computing (STT). . . . Debra Graulich

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FI-
NANCE
Acting Vice President .... . . . Vincent Samuel
Associate Vice President/Controller . . .... Vincent Samuel
Facilities Management/Capital Development/
Disaster Preparedness and Recovery. . . .. Patrick O'Donnell
Financial Planning, Budgeting, and
Management Services . . . Shirley Lake-King
Human Resources and Affirmative Action
Administration Manuel Thomas
Special Assistant to the Vice President for
Administration & Finance. . . . Shirley Lake-King

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
Vice President . . . ..... ........ Joseph Boschulte
Advancement Support/Alumni Affairs St. Croix Campus . .. TBA
Alumni Affairs St. Thomas Campus. . . ... Jacqueline Sprauve
Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs .... . . ...... ..TBA
Development Services ... . . ... Noreen E. Stout
Public Relations .................. ..... Patrice Johnson
Special Events ..................... .. Raul Carrillo



















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History


The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) was chartered on March 16, 1962, as the
College of the Virgin Islands a publicly funded, coeducational, liberal arts institu-
tion by Act No. 862 of the Fourth Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands. According
to that law, UVI's cornerstone objective is to provide for "...the stimulation and utili-
zation of the intellectual resources of the people of the Virgin Islands and the develop-
ment of a center of higher learning whereby and wherefrom the benefits of culture and
education may be extended throughout the Virgin Islands."

The enabling legislation was the result of at least two years of preparation and plan-
ning. In 1960, the V.I. Legislature created a temporary body called the Virgin Islands
College Commission, comprised of interested island residents, to survey the need for a
territorial college. In April 1961, Governor Ralph M. Paiewonsky pledged to establish
such a college in his inaugural address. And in July 1961, Governor Paiewonsky hosted
a Governor's Conference on Higher Education, at which twenty educators observed
and analyzed the Virgin Islands' educational scene, and made recommendations for
the creation of the College of the Virgin Islands (CVI).

The first campus opened on St. Thomas in July 1963, on 175 acres donated by the
federal government. The first board of trustees took office in August 1963. In 1964,
the college founded a second campus on St. Croix, on 130 acres also donated by the
federal government.

CVI began by offering only associate of arts degrees. In 1967 it added bachelor's
degree programs in liberal arts and education. The first baccalaureate degrees were
awarded in 1970, and in 1976 the college awarded its first master's degrees in
education. Two years later, master's degree programs in business administration
and public administration were instituted on both campuses.

In 1972, the College of the Virgin Islands was awarded Land-Grant status by the U.S.
Congress. This allowed for the establishment of an Agricultural Experiment Station
and a Cooperative Extension Service. Since then, many other programs and services
have been added. These include the Reichhold Center for the Arts, the Eastern Carib-
bean Center, the William P. MacLean Marine Science Center, and the Sports and Fit-
ness Center.

In 1986, the College of the Virgin Islands was renamed the University of the Vir-
gin Islands to reflect the growth and diversification of its academic curricula, com-
munity and regional services, and research programs. That same year, the United
States Congress named UVI one of America's Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCU); therefore, it holds the distinction of being the only HBCU
outside of the continental United States.










In 2002, Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster was named the fourth president of the University
of the Virgin Islands, succeeding Dr. Orville E. Kean who became president in
1990. Dr. Arthur A. Richards served as the second president of UVI from 1980-
1990, while Dr. Lawrence C. Wanlass served as the first president from 1962-
1980, when UVI was the College of the Virgin Islands.

Another milestone in the historical development of the University was the Board
of Trustees' approval of a new framework for UVI's organization and governance,
which went into effect on October 1, 1999. The basis of the new administrative
structure is a Provost/Chancellor system that separates campus-level and univer-
sity-level responsibilities in order to create an environment that better addresses
the changing needs of each campus, the University, and the Virgin Islands commu-
nity.

Today, UVI has a combined enrollment of approximately 2,500 full-time, part-
time and graduate students on its two campuses. It continues to offer a high qual-
ity, affordable liberal arts education in a culturally diverse environment. The
University's objective is to be recognized as the leading American institution of
higher learning in the Caribbean.

Accreditation and Memberships

The University of the Virgin Islands is accredited by the Commission on Higher
Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market
Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104, (215) 662-5606. The Commission on Higher Edu-
cation is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
The University is also an active member of the American Association for Higher
Education, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, the Ameri-
can Council on Education, the Association of Caribbean Information Systems, the
Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institutes, the Association of
Governing Boards, the National Association for Equal Opportunity, and the Na-
tional Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

The bachelor and associate degree programs in nursing education are accredited
by the National League for Nursing, Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd
Floor, New York, New York 10006 (800-669-1656 ext. 153). The Business Ad-
ministration Division is a member of the Assembly of the American Association of
Collegiate Schools of Business.

Location, Facilities and Global Access

The University of the Virgin Islands, located in the Eastern Caribbean, is 45 miles
east of Puerto Rico. The University is located on two campuses. On St. Croix, the
largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, the campus includes academic facilities, a stu-
dent life complex, the V.I. Cooperative Extension Service and the Agricultural
Experiment Station. The St. Thomas Campus contains academic facilities, admin-










istrative and student service buildings, residence halls, the Reichhold Center for
the Arts and the William P. MacLean Marine Science Center. In addition to these
campuses, the University maintains the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource
Station on the island of St. John.

Microwave telecommunication facilities connect the two campuses for many
videoconference classes and university meetings. Access to the Internet and World
Wide Web supports distance learning course offerings as well as global informa-
tion and communication for students, faculty and staff. The UVI home page at
http://www.uvi.edu provides current UVI information and links to a wide range of
university documents and other information.


Special Programs

The University offers a number of special programs through the Academic Divi-
sions, Community and Personal Development, the Agricultural Experiment Sta-
tion, the Cooperative Extension Service, and the Water Resources Research Insti-
tute. These include certificate programs such as the Inclusive Early Childhood
Education Program, special self-improvement courses, and courses in a wide vari-
ety of subjects to improve the quality of life for residents.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a member of the National Student Exchange
program which offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study for up to one
year at one of 171 colleges and universities in the United States and its territories.
Students spend either their sophomore orjunior year in the exchange program and
return to the University of the Virgin Islands to graduate. Students from other NSE
membership schools also spend a year or semester studying at UVI. Additional
information is available from the Counseling and Placement Office. UVI is a mem-
ber of the Association of Caribbean Universities and Research Institute (UNICA)
and participates in the Caribbean Intercollegiate Student Exchange program. This
program allows UVI students to spend a semester or an academic year at a partici-
pating university and allows students from participating Caribbean colleges and
universities to spend a semester or academic year at UVI.

A cooperative agreement between the University of the Virgin Islands and Boston
University School of Medicine exists whereby University of the Virgin Islands
students, after meeting certain qualifications, may be accepted provisionally into
the medical school at the end of their sophomore year. These students spend two
summers and their senior year at Boston University and graduate with a bachelor
of science degree from the University of the Virgin Islands. The Science and Math-
ematics Division has developed an articulation program in engineering with Co-
lumbia University in New York and Washington University in St. Louis. These
articulation agreements allow students to begin their studies at UVI and then com-
plete requirements for graduation at one of the schools. Students who satisfy all
requirements receive one degree from UVI and a second degree in engineering
from one of the two schools. There are less formalized transfer programs in pre-
engineering, pre-pharmacy and pre-medical technology for students who wish to
study in these fields at the University of the Virgin Islands before transferring to a










specialized institution to complete their studies. Interested students should seek addi-
tional information from the Chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics.

UVI has entered into several special agreements and collaborative ventures within
the last few years. One such agreement is with the University of Charleston. There
will be joint collaborations on faculty and student exchanges, faculty research,
and program development. Research will be conducted at the Etelman Observa-
tory, located on St. Thomas at an elevation of approximately 1,500 ft. The Obser-
vatory houses a state-of-the-art 16-inch American Optical refracting telescope.
The telescope has been fitted with a CCD camera, a computer controlled filter
wheel, and optical encoders which allow the telescope to be positioned with ex-
ceptional accuracy. The facility will be used both for instructional purposes and
research, which is sponsored in part by the South Carolina NASA Space Grant
Consortium.

A cooperative student and faculty exchange agreement between Emory University
and the University of the Virgin Islands is currently in effect. The exchange agree-
ment provides for the regular exchange of students and faculty between the two
institutions in order to enhance the education and the mutual understanding of
both students and faculty.

The Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabili-
ties (VIUCEDD), previously known as the Virgin Islands University Affiliated
Program (VIUAP), was established in October 1994 to enhance the quality of life
for citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. VIUCEDD carries
out its mission by promoting independence, productivity and full integration into
the community through interdisciplinary training, exemplary service, technical
assistance and information dissemination.

Other Collaborative Agreements or Memoranda of Understanding have been es-
tablished between UVI and:

*Consortium for Caribbean Marine Studies
*Consortium of Caribbean Universities for Natural Resource Management
*Department of Commerce
*H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, British Virgin Islands
*National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
*Savannah State University
*The State University of New York at New Paltz
*U. S. Department of the Interior
*University of Alabama
*University of Ghana, Legon and the University of Copenhagen
*University of St. Maarten
*Virgin Islands National Park Service

Special Degree Program Offerings:
From time to time, the University develops special degree programs to provide
workforce training and to enhance the professional development of service pro-
viders. One such program is the Inclusive Early Childhood Education Associate in
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Arts degree program. Designed to ensure that child care providers and early child-
hood professionals are trained to provide quality programs in which infants, tod-
dlers and pre-schoolers with differing abilities are nurtured, the degree program
admits students as a cohort based on community need.

Another such program is the Associate of Applied Science in Process Technology,
aimed at developing a workforce for the local petrochemical industry and other
similar industries in the Caribbean region and worldwide.















GRADUATE PROGRAMS


Education Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Business Administration
Master of Public Administration

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Administration
Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science Degree
Computer Science

Associate of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Police Science and Administration

Associate of Science Degree
Computer Science
Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Process Technology












Campus Overview


The 130-acre campus of the University of the Virgin Islands on St. Croix is located at
Golden Grove, midway between the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted. Used by
the University since 1964, the land was deeded to the University for educational pur-
poses by the United States federal government in 1968. The entrance to the campus,
from Queen Mary Highway, is lined by royal palm trees leading to the Melvin H.
Evans Center for Learning, the residence halls and the Student Center. The mainbuild-
ings include the Great House, which housed both classrooms and administrative of-
fices prior to 1975; the Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning (the main academic
building); the Northwest Wing, erected in 1989 and which houses the computer labo-
ratories; the Research and Extension Center which opened its doors in 1992 and houses
the land-grant programs, and the Nursing complex which has been home to the Divi-
sion of Nursing Education since 1996.

The Student Center houses a combination auditorium/cafeteria, the Snack Bar, the
Office of Student Activities, the Student Activities Lounge, a student mail room and
the Campus Bookstore. Behind the Student Center are recently constructed outdoor
basketball, volleyball and tennis courts used for physical education classes, intramural
athletics and recreation. The residence halls opened for student occupancy in January
1999. The residence hall complex is comprised of 17 three-bedroom suites, the Office
of Student Housing & Residence Life, a reception area, lounge, two study/seminar
rooms, laundry facilities and on-campus living quarters for the Student Housing Su-
pervisor.

Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning

Opened in 1975, the Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning is named for the U.S. Virgin
Islands' first elected governor. The architecturally unique Center is a modern air-con-
ditioned, multi-level complex constructed around a landscaped courtyard with open-
air walkways, galleries, attractive stonework, tropical foliage, miniature waterfalls and
manmade ponds. The building of modular design, provides for future expansion as the
higher education needs of St. Croix residents increase.

The Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning houses the Office of the Chancellor, the
Library, classrooms, faculty offices, video conferencing facilities, and a 73-seat The-
ater. It also houses some of the Student Support Services, such as the Academic Ser-
vices, Financial Aid, and the Freshmen Center, as well as the Office of Business and
Facilities Services, Physical Plant and Campus Security.

The Great House

Prior to the construction of the Melvin H. Evans Center for Learning in 1975, all
classes on the St. Croix Campus were conducted in the Great House, a 19th century
historic building that was originally the main house of a sugar cane plantation. Com-
pletely renovated in 2001, the Great House now includes the Health Services Center,










Counseling & Placement, Student Employment, the Student Government Association
(SGA) and the Office of the Associate Chancellor.

St. Croix Campus Library

The St. Croix Campus Library was founded in 1964 and was moved to its present
location in the Melvin Evans Center for Learning in 1975. Its primary function is
to support the educational mission of the University. Its holdings are oriented to-
ward such programs and are supplemented and updated on a continuous basis. Its
current holdings of about 53,000 volumes and over 167 periodical subscriptions
are complemented by those of the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library on the St. Tho-
mas Campus. The library also subscribes to databases, which provide online full-
text access to over 1,100 journal and newspaper titles.

The St. Croix Campus Library features a special collection of Virgin Islands and
Caribbean materials and an extensive pamphlet file of conference papers and other
materials on the Caribbean. There are also more than 590,000 documents on mi-
crofiche in the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) collection. The
Library also serves as a depository for the publications of the Government of the
United States Virgin Islands.

In its dual role as media center, the St. Croix Campus Library houses a growing
collection of audiovisual material. It also maintains presentation equipment for
classroom and in-library use with audiovisual material. Instruction in the use of
this material and in all other library resources is offered to groups or individuals
upon request.

Both libraries offer Internet access from their computer labs. Links from the Li-
braries' web site (http://library.uvi.edu/) provide access to several academic and
other databases including Infotrac Web, FirstSearch, CINAHL, ERIC, and
Newsbank as well as a link to UVIAL, the online catalog of library holdings.
Through UVIAL, students may search for listings of books, periodicals and gov-
ernment documents housed in both campus libraries. A well developed system of
inter-campus loans allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow or otherwise have
access to materials from either campus library. Through the catalog, they may also
search a growing collection of electronic documents on Virgin Islands history and
culture available on the web. This recent collection was developed through a col-
laborative project of the University Libraries and the Virgin Islands Division of
Libraries Archives and Museums. Documents cover the areas of education, biog-
raphy, history and culture.

The Library maintains membership to OCLC (Online Computer Library Center),
through SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network). Membership in this network
provides opportunities for additional interlibrary loans from and to libraries across
the mainland U.S. and around the world, as well as electronic access to cataloging
services.










Research and Extension Center


The Research and Extension Center contains several programs of the Agricultural
Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service. This state-of-the-art facil-
ity is home to the Biotechnology Laboratory with its light and temperature-con-
trolled growth room and molecular biology equipment, the Plant Science labora-
tory where research is conducted in the areas of soil and plant analysis, a home
economics food laboratory and four seminar rooms, 16 research faculty and staff
offices, and a staff lounge.














GRADUATE PROGRAMS


Education Specialist in School Psychology
Master of Arts in Education
Master of Business Administration
Master of Public Administration

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Arts Degree
Accounting
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Elementary Education
English
Humanities
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Music Education
Psychology
Social Sciences
Social Work
Speech Communication and Theatre

Bachelor of Science Degree
Applied Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Nursing

Associate of Arts Degree
Accounting
Business Management
Computer Information Systems
Hotel and Restaurant Management
Inclusive Early Childhood Education
Police Science and Administration

Associate of Science Degree
Computer Science
Physics











Campus Overview


The 388-acre St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands is located
three miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie and overlooks John Brewer's Bay.
Currently the buildings include: The Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library; Residence Halls
housing approximately 230 students; Continuing Education, Business Administration,
Humanities, Nursing Education, Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Teacher
Education buildings; the Music Education Center; the Sports and Fitness Center, the
William P. MacLean Marine Science Center, and the Leo M. Harvey Student Center
which includes the dining hall. Also, there is the Health Services Center; the Class-
room Administration Building which contains classrooms, a theatre, administration
and faculty offices and science laboratories; and The Reichhold Center for the Arts, an
open-air amphitheater seating 1,196 persons, including 356 covered seats.

The University campus includes the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Brewer's Bay
beach, tennis courts and a basketball court for student use as part of the athletic and
recreation programs. Several areas are used as playing fields. The golf course is used
as a common area for diverse activities such as golf practice and special events. The
multi-purpose Sports and Fitness Center was officially opened and dedicated January
2001.

Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library

The Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library, one of the two main libraries of the University, was
founded in 1962. It was moved to its present location on the North Campus in January
1969, and was dedicated and named in honor of former governor, Ralph M. Paiewonsky
on March 15, 1969.

The Paiewonsky Library's primary function is to support the educational mission of
the University. Its holdings of about 92,848 volumes, including books, maps, and pam-
phlets, and over 600,000 pieces of microform, are complimented by those of the St.
Croix Library. The Paiewonsky Library subscribes to over 530 periodicals with aback
file of over 14,000 bound periodical volumes. Additionally, the library subscribes to
electronic databases, which provide online full-text access to over 1,100 journal and
newspaper titles.

The Paiewonsky Library features several special collections: the Caribbean Collec-
tion has books, periodicals, photographs, and pamphlet files pertaining to the culture,
history and literature of the Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean area; the Melchior
Center for Recent History is a developing collection of recent U.S. Virgin Islands
materials (since 1917); the Casper Holstein Collection on African culture and history;
and the circulating William Taussig Memorial Collection, which is focused on Afri-
can-American and Caribbean culture. The Library maintains the Educational Resources
Information Center (ERIC) documents on microfiche. Since 1973, the Library has
been a selective depository for U.S. Government materials, a collection that now to-
tals over 15,000 documents in print and electronic formats. The Library is also a de-
pository for the publications of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands.











Both libraries offer Internet access from their computer labs. From the UVI Libraries
website (http://library.uvi.edu), students and faculty access several online databases
including American Chemical Society Journals Online; CINAHL and a collection of
online nursingjournals; CQ Researcher; ERIC Documents; numerous FirstSearch gen-
eral, business, humanities, and science databases; Gale Group academic, biography,
business, health, and literature databases; and NewsBank newspaper database. Books,
periodicals and government documents housed in both campus libraries may be searched
through UVIAL, the online catalog of library holdings. Materials located at on either
campus may be requested from the other library. The libraries also provide access to a
growing number of electronic journals and digitized documents on Virgin Islands his-
tory and culture. This latter collection was developed through a collaborative project
with the Virgin Islands Division of Libraries Archives and Museums.

The Library maintains membership to OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), through
SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network). Membership in this network provides op-
portunities for additional interlibrary loans from and to libraries across the mainland
U.S. and around the world, as well as electronic access to cataloging services.


Music Education Center

The Music Education Center was officially dedicated on February 11, 1999. The Cen-
ter provides a pleasant atmosphere for all who utilize the facility. It houses four private
practice rooms (each room contains a piano), a tiered band room, a room specially
configured for use by the University's steel band, an elegant concert choir room and a
computer lab/listening room.

Sports and Fitness Center

The Sports and Fitness Center (SFC), on the St. Thomas campus, officially opened in
January 2001. It is the largest indoor state-of-the-art facility of its kind in the Eastern
Caribbean. The center is built on the site of the old UVI Field House (gym), formerly
a 1930's seaplane hangar built by the U. S. Navy.

The center is used primarily for physical education classes, intramural sports, and
varsity athletics, including the men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams. It
is available for rental and utilized widely on a rental basis by a variety of groups and
organizations. The center has two levels which occupy over 64,000 square feet. The
seating capacity is 2,500 for basketball games and 4,000 for concerts and other events.

The center houses three large classrooms, along with conference rooms, an aerobics
room, a training room for sports injury treatment, dual cross courts, two volleyball
courts, locker rooms, a lighting and sound room for concerts and special events, and a
VIP viewing room overlooking the arena. The building also includes the offices of the
Director and Assistant Director of Athletics, the Office of the Vice Provost for Re-
search and Public Service, faculty offices and the bookstore.










Off-Campus Facilities


University facilities that are not on the main St. Thomas campus include Etelman House,
site of an astronomical laboratory which is located on Crown Mountain, and the Virgin
Islands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS). VIERS, located on the island of St.
John, provides unique outdoor and marine learning opportunities through environ-
mental education programs and research activities. Situated on the remote southern
shore of the Virgin Islands National Park, close to hiking trails and coral reefs, VI-
ERS' 12 cabins can accommodate up to 48 overnight guests. A waterside laboratory,
with dock, is accessible to students and researchers. VIERS is also available for per-
sonal enrichment and for group retreats. Clean Islands International, a non-profit envi-
ronmental education organization, currently manages VIERS.














OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT


The Office of the President is the lead component for executive management of
the institution. It is comprised of the office of the Liaison to the Board of Trustees
and the President's administrative and managerial staff. The President's Cabinet
is comprised of the Provost, the Vice President for Administration and Finance,
the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Chancellor of St. Croix cam-
pus, the Chancellor of St. Thomas campus, the Chief Information Officer, the Vice
Provost for Research and Public Service, the Executive Director of the Research
and Technology Park, and Special Assistant to the President. This body meets bi-
monthly to discuss and decide policies and develop strategies for the achievement
of institutional priorities.

OFFICE OF THE PROVOST

The Provost is the chief academic officer, the second line officer, the policy staff
officer and reports to the President. The Provost is responsible for all matters
relating to academic divisions, academic programs, academic policy development,
implementation and review, academic and student support services, enrollment
management, research policy development, and research and public service. The
units that report to the Provost are the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and
Public Service, the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, the Office of
Enrollment Management, the Office of Academic Administration, Graduate Stud-
ies, the Office of Community and Personal Development, Libraries, the Office of
Sponsored Programs and Foundation Grants, and the Title III Office.

Community and Personal Development

An essential part of the University's vision and mission is to contribute to the so-
cial and economic development of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the surrounding
Caribbean community. The Community and Personal Development (CPD) Unit is
aligned with the University's mission by providing quality programs and services
through workforce training, professional development, personal enrichment and
professional services that meet the development needs of individuals and busi-
nesses. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations with the public and pri-
vate sectors, the CPD Unit provides solutions to existing and emerging training
needs in industry sectors that are critical to the economic prosperity of the com-
munity. The Unit offers flexible and convenient course schedules tailored to meet
the needs of our clients. Students are given the opportunity to receive training
through a wide array of delivery methods, such as face-to-face, self-paced study,
and on-line using the Worldwide Web. Training programs are offered on campus,
at the client's site, or at other off-campus facilities to best meet the needs of the
clients. Types of courses offered by the Unit include; International Computer








Administration, Research and Public Service

Driver's License (ICDL), Computer Assisted Design (CAD), Microsoft Certifica-
tion, Legal Assistant National Certification, Business Writing, Hospitality, Real
Estate, Finance, Customer Service and various courses relative to the culture and
history of the Virgin Islands. Professional certification and other examinations are
also offered on both the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses. For a current list of
offerings contact the Community and Personal Development Unit.

Workforce Training

Courses and programs are designed to upgrade skills, prepare individuals for a
career change or enter the workforce. They provide basic skills and a strong foun-
dation in industry sectors that are important to the Virgin Islands economy. Profes-
sional Development certifications and other courses are available through the CPD
Unit to prepare the professional for promotional opportunities and career advance-
ment. Courses are offered to businesses and industries in the public and private
sectors. Continuing Education Units may be awarded which will allow the profes-
sional to meet professional training requirements.

Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment opportunities are designed to enhance the quality of life or to
improve individual competencies. Courses, workshops, seminars, special programs
and other enriching educational experiences are provided to meet the community's
needs and interests.

Professional Services

Professional Services are offered to businesses and other organizations that may
not have the capacity or resources. Our services include, project management,
consulting, conference management and leasing of training facilities.

Research and Public Service

The University of the Virgin Islands addresses two of the major elements of its
Mission, Research and Public Service, through the strategic efforts of the units in
the Research and Public Service Component. Collectively, the Agricultural Ex-
periment Station (AES), the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES),
the Cooperative Extension Service (CES), the Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC),
the Research Publications Unit (The Caribbean Writer), the Small Business De-
velopment Center (SBDC), and the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)
are principally responsible for defining and solving problems through research
and providing quality services that address needs identified by the community.

Agricultural Experiment Station (AES)

The Agricultural Experiment Station is one of the two units that carry out the Land-
Grant functions of the University. AES, which is located on St. Croix, conducts
basic and applied research to meet the needs of local and regional Caribbean, as
well as international, agricultural communities. These needs are in the areas of
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increasing production, improving efficiency of tropical plants and livestock, de-
veloping new enterprises, preserving and propagating endangered plant species,
and protecting the natural resource base. The Station scientists are actively in-
volved in projects in agronomy, animal science, aquaculture, biotechnology,
agroforestry, and horticulture. Results of research projects are disseminated in sci-
entific journals, research bulletins, fact sheets, farmers' bulletins, seminars and
workshops.

Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES)

The Center for Marine and Environmental Studies addresses environmental prob-
lems unique to tropical island communities and advances knowledge and learning
in coastal marine systems through research, education and outreach programs. Based
in the McLean Marine Science Center on St. Thomas, CMES collaborates with
local organizations, other universities and governmental agencies to assess and
monitor marine ecosystems and identify methods of conserving fisheries and ma-
rine and coastal areas that provide support for sustainable natural resource man-
agement. The Virgin Islands Marine Advisory Service (VIMAS), a part of the na-
tional Sea Grant Program, collaborates with public and private sector institutions
to disseminate information on St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John. The Virgin Is-
lands Environmental Resource Station (VIERS), located on St. John and managed
by Clean Islands International, provides unique learning opportunities through
environmental education and research programs and activities. CMES provides
opportunities for UVI students to gain research experience by participating in a
variety of projects including coral reef monitoring and mangrove habitat restora-
tion.

Cooperative Extension Service (CES)

The Cooperative Extension Service is the second unit that carries out Land-Grant
functions. Through the federal network of the Land-Grant University System, the
Cooperative Extension Service is empowered as an agency for public education
and information dissemination. The function-sharing research-based information
to help improve the quality of lives gives CES a primary role in UVI's outreach
activities and provides a vital link between the Virgin Islands community and the
university.

Furthermore, CES is an educational outreach unit whose mission is to aid in devel-
oping Virgin Islanders and their resources. CES serves to guide children, youth
and adults throughout the Virgin Islands and wider Caribbean in coping with the
challenges of everyday living. Our current programs focus on topics of parenting,
child care, adult sitter, money management, clothing construction, 4-H and youth
development, Children, Youth and Families at Risk (CYFAR), Mini-Society,
nutrition and food safety, water quality, environmental education, farm safety, sus-
tainable agriculture and pesticide safety education.

Eastern Caribbean Center (ECC)

The Eastern Caribbean Center is an outreach division that anticipates the social,
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economic and environmental needs of the Virgin Islands and the region, and con-
ducts research programs to address those needs. It also facilitates collaboration in
research among local, national and regional institutions and organizations toward
fulfilling the mission of the University and improving the quality of life for people
within these areas. The ECC social research unit compiles and analyzes social and
economic data, and also supports and extends the work of the U.S. Bureau of the
Census. The survey research unit designs and carries out scientific sample house-
hold and telephone surveys. The Conservation Data Center (CDC) systematically
compiles, analyzes and disseminates natural resource data to make it readily ac-
cessible to government and non-governmental organizations in making conserva-
tion and development decisions. The CDC also identifies and evaluates threats to
natural areas and makes recommendations for addressing these threats through the
utilization of the largest geographic information system in the Territory that is
dedicated to natural resource management. ECC also publishes Caribbean Per-
spectives, a cutting-edge annual magazine that speaks to the leadership throughout
the Caribbean.

Research Publications Unit

The primary publication of the Research Publications Unit is The Caribbean Writer.
The Caribbean Writer is an international literary anthology with a Caribbean fo-
cus, published by UVI. The anthology premiered in 1987 to provide an outlet for
writers in the Caribbean and to encourage new writing. The editorial board con-
sists of UVI humanities division faculty, and the advisory editorial board is a dis-
tinguished group of established Caribbean writers. The website,
TheCaribbeanWriter.com, has become a global resource for Caribbean literature.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The UVI Small Business Development Center provides small business owners and
aspiring entrepreneurs practical assistance to grow and prosper in a contemporary
economy. As an advocate for small businesses, UVI-SBDC delivers counseling
services, training, and technical support to the business community of the Virgin
Islands. Since its establishment in 1985, UVI-SBDC has played a vital role in the
development of local businesses and the reduction of failure among existing ones.
It is part of a close network of public and private business organizations commit-
ted to fostering the economic stability and growth of small businesses in the terri-
tory. Stakeholders include the U.S. Small Business Administration, the V I. Gov-
ernment Development Bank and the local Chambers of Commerce.

Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

The Water Resources Research Institute conducts research throughout the U.S.
Virgin Islands. Its meteorological observatory, which provides real time weather
data that can be accessed through the internet and a water quality laboratory on the
St. Thomas Campus serve as resources for the Virgin Islands community. Current
WRRI research includes investigating ways to reduce non-point source pollution
to the critical nearshore marine environment of the islands. This includes identify-
ing methods of erosion control, development of methods for coastal water quality








Administration, Research and Public Service

assessments and finding innovative ways to treat domestic wastewater as alterna-
tives to traditional septic tank systems. Other WRRI activities include dissemina-
tion of information promoting conservation of the islands' water resources and
providing environmental research training experiences for students and others.

Office of Institutional Research and Planning

The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) gathers data on the Uni-
versity and provides information useful for making strategic decisions. IRP pro-
duces an annual Institutional Data Summary which contains the latest statistics on
enrollment, student and faculty characteristics, University income and expendi-
tures, and related topics. For some topics, historical data are provided to establish
trends. Brief reports are sometimes issued on topics of general interest, or in re-
sponse to special requests of other university units.

IRP keeps abreast of events and trends in the Virgin Islands, the Caribbean region
and beyond to note factors which might impact the future of the University. The
results are made available to persons planning for the future of the University. IRP
provides annual reports to the National Center for Education Statistics and the
Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges
and Schools, and participates in surveys conducted by other external agencies.
Linkage to other universities is maintained through the Internet and by member-
ship in the Association for Institutional Research and in the Society for College
and University Planning.

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

The Chancellor is the academic and administrative head of the campus responsible
for the implementation of institutional policy and the management of day-to-day
operations of the campus. The Office of the Chancellor oversees all aspects of
campus academic and student life programs and services that affect students. The
units that report to the Chancellor include: the Chairs of each academic division;
the Associate Chancellor responsible for Student Affairs (counseling & placement,
student housing & residence life, food services, student activities and health ser-
vices); the Director of Business Services and Facilities who has oversight for cam-
pus security, physical plant, the bookstore and business operations; and the Up-
ward Bound Program. Descriptions of the academic programs and other services
under the auspices of the Office of the Chancellor are detailed within this catalog.

Academic Divisions

The University's degree programs are offered through six academic divisions:
Business Administration, Education, Humanities, Nursing, Science and Mathemat-
ics, and Social Sciences. Each division is headed by a Chairperson who reports
directly to the Chancellor.















Admissions Policies


The University of the Virgin Islands is a four-year, liberal arts, coeducational,
multi-cultural institution that welcomes applicants, without regard to race, color
or creed, to participate in a sound educational experience.

To be matriculated at the University of the Virgin Islands, a candidate must have
graduated from high school or have achieved the equivalent of high school gradu-
ation.

A candidate for admission from the United States Virgin Islands, the United States
or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico must have achieved at least a "C" average
(2.00 on a 4.00 scale) by the end of the junior year of high school and be maintain-
ing at least a "C" average during the senior year. In general, the basic requirement
for admission is four years of high school English, three years of mathematics,
three years of science, two years of history, foreign language and physical educa-
tion. One year of a foreign language is preferred. Individual programs may have
additional admissions requirements; applicants should consult the section of the
catalog describing the programs for those requirements.

Applicants who are home schooled are welcome to apply for admission to the
University of the Virgin Islands. The Admissions Office requires evidence of suc-
cessful academic preparation, completion and proficiency in the following areas:

*four years of English
*three years of mathematics
*two years of history
*three years of science
*two years of a foreign language

The University recognizes home-schooled students whose programs are certified
and approved by their state, as required. Home-school programs may also be rec-
ognized by national accrediting bodies, such as the American Council on Educa-
tion (ACE), the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Recognition of
Post-secondary Accreditation (CORPA). All freshman applicants must submit tran-
scripts and SAT or ACT scores. The General Education Equivalency Diploma
(GED) may also be submitted to verify secondary school experience. Students are
expected to submit credentials, transcripts or their equivalent to demonstrate their
ability to achieve successful academic progress.

The University also recognizes nontraditional education experiences, including
distance education, online courses and alternative schooling programs approved
by national or international recognized certifying entities. Such entities include
ACE, CORPA, U.S. Dept. of Education, or institutions officially recognized within
their national systems. Credentials, official transcripts or their equivalent must be










provided as evidence of successful completion and academic preparation. Stu-
dents may be asked to submit additional information, including syllabi, recom-
mendations and course descriptions, especially if seeking transfer credit.

Applicants who do not meet the University's admission requirements may be en-
rolled as non-matriculated students. These students may subsequently apply for
matriculated status after earning a minimum of 18 credits in degree courses with a
cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale at the University of
the Virgin Islands. These credits must include the general education requirements
in English and the general education mathematics and science credits required by
the degree they intend to pursue.

Applicants from other countries should consult the section on International Stu-
dent Admission below. In general it should be assumed that the University will
expect, in addition to facility in English, the same preparation that would be re-
quired of students entering from the United States.

Students who have not completed secondary school may demonstrate equivalency
by presenting passing scores on the General Education High School Proficiency
Test (GED). Information on the GED is generally available from the Virgin Is-
lands Department of Education and from education departments in the United States.

Students with disabilities who have special needs should contact the Counseling
and Placement Office upon submission of the Enrollment Confirmation and De-
posit fee, at least one month prior to Orientation.

How to Apply

1. Request application forms from the Admissions Office, University of the Vir-
gin Islands, #2 John Brewer's Bay, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802-
9990, or Office of Academic Services, University of the Virgin Islands, RR02,
Box 10,000, Kingshill, St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands 00850. Applications are
also accessible via the UVI homepage at http://www.uvi.edu.

2. Students should submit completed application packages by the stated dead-
line, to include: SAT or ACT scores, the application, the $20.00 application
fee, and official high school and/or college transcripts.

3. Return to the Admissions Office the forms which the candidate is asked to
complete.

4. Arrange through the guidance counselor to take either the Scholastic Apti-
tude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American
College Test (ACT) of the American College Testing Program. All candidates
for admission as freshmen must take either of these tests. Prospective candi-
dates are encouraged to take one of the tests for practice and guidance in their
junior year in high school and to repeat it in their senior year to better reflect
the student's ability.










Candidates are responsible for applying to take the College Board or ACT test
and for having their scores sent to the University by the Admissions deadline.
The College Board identification code for the University of the Virgin Islands
is 0879; the ACT number is 5288. Foreign students should check with their
local Ministry of Education to determine dates and times for the SAT tests, or
write to: College Board ATP, P.O. Box 6200, Princeton, NJ 08541-6200.

5. Read section on matriculated part-time students if interested in enrolling in
that category.

When to Apply

New students-both freshmen and transfers- should apply for admission by April
30 for fall semester classes and by October 30 for the spring semester. Note that
the application form and all supporting documents MUST be submitted by the
published deadline in order for an application to be considered complete.

Application Fee

All students are required to pay a non-refundable $20.00 application fee. The ap-
plication fee of $20.00 must be submitted in U.S. dollars by certified check or
money order. Students are urged to apply well in advance of stated deadlines. Offi-
cially authenticated copies of secondary credentials are to be submitted with the
application for admission.

Enrollment Confirmation and Deposit

Following a favorable decision on an application, the applicant will be notified to
confirm his or her intent to enroll by making a non-refundable enrollment deposit
of $100.00 towards the tuition costs for the upcoming semester. If the applicant
registers as expected, the deposit will be credited to the tuition charge for that
semester. Should the applicant decide not to register, however, the deposit will be
forfeited and cannot be used to offset any other charges the applicant may have
incurred. The $100.00 enrollment deposit is mandatory and should be submitted
by June 15 for the Fall semester and by December 1 for the Spring semester.

Applicants are encouraged to make their decision as early after notification as
possible so that they and the University can make plans for their enrollment and
first-semester program.

International Student Admission

1. For applicants from British-oriented systems, officially certified copies of
General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations or Caribbean Examina-
tion Council (CXC) examinations should be submitted directly to the Office of
Admissions. Passes in five 'O' level GCE or CXC General Passes (Grades I and
II), or a combination of both, including English language, are acceptable for










admission. CXC General passes (Grade 111) will also be accepted if based on
the six-point grading scale. The British Virgin Islands Grade I certificate is
required for applicants from the BVI High School.

2. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test results. For information, write
directly to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540
USA.

3. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to pay for at least the first year of
study. No scholarship or financial aid is available at this time for entering stu-
dents from other countries. The 1-20 Immigration Form will not be issued until
the applicant has been accepted by the Admissions Office and has submitted a
Certification of Finances form indicating how fees will be paid while attending
the University of the Virgin Islands.

Regulations of the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization
Service governing non-immigrant "F-l" students require that all persons in this
category pursue a full-time course of study. This means that undergraduates
must register for a minimum of 12 credits per semester and graduate students a
minimum of 9 credits per semester.

4. All supporting documents, including the Certificate of Finance form, letters
from financial institutions, letters to verify room, board and living arrangements,
etc. must be submitted by the application deadline.

5. Applicants with "A" level certificates should see the section on "Transfer
Admission."











Early Admissions Program


The Early Admissions Program was established to encourage superior and mature
high school students to attend the University either on a full-time or part-time
basis upon completion of the eleventh grade. Eligibility for entry into the program
is based on the following criteria: 1) successful completion of the tenth and elev-
enth grades in a U. S. Virgin Islands high school; 2) minimum academic average of
3.00 on a 4.00 scale, based on grades received in grades 9, 10 and 11 (first semes-
ter); 3) students must also submit SAT scores in order to facilitate placement. A
minimum of 490-Math and 500-Verbal is required. Candidates must be recom-
mended from their respective schools.

Four-year renewable scholarships may be available to resident students. In order
to remain eligible for a scholarship a student must maintain a cumulative grade
point average of 3.0 earning no grade less than "C" on a 4.0 scale, except for the
first semester. Depending upon the availability of funding, the scholarship may
include tuition, room, board, fees and a book stipend. Inquiries concerning the
program may be addressed to the Admissions Office on the St. Thomas campus
and to the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus.

Transfer Admission

A candidate for admission by transfer from another university or college must
submit all information required by a regular applicant. In addition, the director of
student affairs of the institution from which the student is transferring will be re-
quested to submit a confidential report on the student's conduct. To be admitted as
a transfer student, the candidate must have completed at least 12 semester credits
and achieved at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average, on a 4.00 scale, at the
colleges) attended. Applicants who do not meet the cumulative average require-
ment may be enrolled as non-matriculated students. These students may subse-
quently apply for matriculated status after earning a minimum of 18 credits in
degree courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00
scale at the University of the Virgin Islands. These credits must include the gen-
eral education requirements in English and the general education mathematics and
science credits required by the degree they intend to pursue. Students with less
than 12 semester college credits must submit all high school and college tran-
scripts. Students who transfer fewer than 24 credits must complete required Fresh-
man Year courses. Those transfer students who will be required to take placement
exams will be so informed. Students will be notified when to appear for testing.

Students seeking admission with advanced standing must have official transcripts of
all the previous college or university work mailed directly to the Admission's Office,
University of the Virgin Islands, from the college or university previously attended.

Students from a British-patterned school system, who receive "pass" or above in
the G.C.E. Advanced ("A") Level Examinations, may receive credit toward ad-
vance standing. A certified copy of the "A" level certificate bearing the official










stamp of the high school attended or the signature of the principal must be submit-
ted in order to receive credit.

Transfer of Academic Credits to the University

1. Transfer credits will be accepted only for matriculated students.

2. No grade lower than "C" may be accepted.

3. Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions accredited
by institutional accrediting groups recognized by the Council on Recognition
of Postsecondary Accreditation (CORPA).

4. Full credit may be assigned for degree courses taken at institutions not accred-
ited by accrediting groups recognized by CORPA, after the matriculated stu-
dent has completed his or her first semester at the University with a grade point
average of 2.00 or better in the University of the Virgin Islands course work.

5. The minimum cumulative grade point average of a transferring student shall
be 2.00.

6. Transfer students must meet the general education requirements and the
major requirements of University programs. The general education equivalen-
cies will be shown on the evaluation form approved by the Director of Admis-
sions. The applicability of any transferred major courses or electives to the
major requirements must be approved by the Division Chair.

7. Thirty of the last 36 credits toward a degree must be earned at the University
of the Virgin Islands. This requirement may be waived by the campus Chancel-
lor only in cases where the student must complete the final years) of studies at
another institution recognized by the University of the Virgin Islands.

8. Courses completed within the preceding ten years may be accepted in trans-
fer. Course work more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case
basis to determine its appropriateness to the current University course require-
ments. Appeals should be directed to the campus Chancellor.

9. Credits earned by successful completion of certain CLEP, ACT and National
League for Nursing examinations are generally accepted. Courses for which
credit by examination is accepted are listed elsewhere in this catalog.

10. Credits from foreign institutions are accepted on a case-by-case basis. The
student may be required to have courses evaluated by an agency acceptable to
the University.

11. Appeal from any decision concerning the above policies shall be made to the
campus Chancellor.

12. The Director of Admissions shall act as reporting officer for the publication










ltansfer Credit Practices of Selected Educational Institutions.


Readmission to the University


Matriculated students (admitted students who enrolled and began attendance at
the University) who are not in attendance during two or more consecutive semes-
ters (excluding summer session) must apply to be readmitted to the University.
Submit the application for readmission, and a $15.00 readmission fee, to the Ad-
missions Office, along with official final transcripts from any institutions attended
since previous enrollment at UVI. Readmission forms are filed by October 30 for
the spring semester; by April 30 for the fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative
grade point average is required in order to be readmitted and enroll full time. Stu-
dents who have a grade point average below 2.0 may attend part time, only.

Senior Citizen Education Program

The Virgin Islands Legislature, by Act No. 5358 has provided that certain senior
citizen residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands may enroll in regularly scheduled courses
at the University of the Virgin Islands free of charge to the student. Regularly
scheduled courses are those that appear in the fall, spring or summer schedule of
classes.

Proof of Status: To be eligible for waiver of tuition and fees, a person must meet
the following criteria:

1.Be at least 60 years of age, as verified by the senior citizen ID card issued by
the V.I. Department of Human Services, and

2.Be a resident of the Virgin Islands for at least one year, as verified by rent
receipts, utility bills, data on ID card, or other such proof of residence.

Qualifications for Registration: Students may be enrolled as matriculated stu-
dents or non-matriculated students. In order to qualify as matriculated students,
individuals must apply for admission and must meet the admissions requirements
contained in this catalog. Non-matriculated students may take courses for which
they meet the prerequisites. Non-matriculated students are limited to part-time study.

Registration Procedures for the Senior Citizen Education Program

1. Prospective students will register during the late registration period. They
may enroll in courses for which they qualify that have space open at that time.
Priority will be given to those persons enrolled in programs administered by the
Department of Human Services.

2. All prospective students will present verifying documents to the Registrar's
Office on St. Thomas or the Office of Academic Services on St. Croix. A form
will be provided which eligible students will present to the Business Office so
that payment may be waived.











3. Prospective students will present proof of prerequisites for courses for which
they wish to receive credit. Those who wish to audit need not present such
evidence. Auditors attend class regularly, do all work that is not graded, but do
not earn grades or credits.
NOTE: Asfor all students, those making use ofthis benefit are required to observe
the University j..;,ii .. 'i, published in the catalog and other University publica-
tions.

Additional Preparation and Testing

Summer Session: Students who need additional preparation in one or more basic
skills-English, mathematics, reading-before enrolling as degree candidates may
attend the University's intensive six-week summer session. This session provides
the opportunity to enhance essential skills required for further study. Completion
of skills courses prior to enrollment in the University prepares students for degree-
level work in the freshman year. Students may enroll in up to six credit hours of
classes.

Placement: Initial placement in college-level courses is based upon SAT/ACT
scores and/or college transcripts.

Guidelines for placement in college level courses:

1. Students who score 490 on the SAT-Math, or 20 ACT-Math, may enroll in col-
lege level math classes.

2. Students who score 500 on the SAT-Verbal, or 21 ACT-English, may enroll in
college-level English.

3. Students who have completed acceptable college courses in English composi-
tion and/or mathematics may enroll in appropriate courses on the recommenda-
tion of their advisors.

4. Students who have completed an earned associate or higher degree may enroll
in college level courses.

5. Students who complete basic level course in math and/or English with a grade
of "C" or better.

6. Students who score between 480 and 499 on the SAT-Verbal, or 20-ACT En-
glish, and pass a placement test administered by the Humanities Division.

The guidelines for placement in development level courses are the following:

1. Students who do not meet any of the criteria indicated in the guidelines above.

2. Students who do not provide SAT or ACT scores.












3. A Math placement test will be administered to students in the developmental
courses. Outcomes may allow for placement into a college level math course
for degree credit.

College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP): Credits will be awarded
for matriculated students who have participated in the College Board Advanced
Placement Program in high school and have earned scores of three or higher only
in the areas listed below. The University of the Virgin Islands courses and require-
ments waived and credits will be determined by the Admissions Office.


American History
Art History
Biology
Chemistry
Classics
English
European History
French (Language)
French (Literature)


German
Mathematics (Calculus AB)
Mathematics (Calculus BC)
Music
Physics (C)
Spanish
Studio Art*


' \n. ,., Art credit is received after portfolio evaluation, not examination.

College Level Examination Program: Students who have acquired sufficient skill
and knowledge in an area of study tested by the College Level Examination Pro-
gram (CLEP) may contact the Division of Enrollment Management on the St. Tho-
mas Campus or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus to arrange
for testing. The University of the Virgin Islands is an official limited center for the
CLEP examinations. There is a fee of $44.00 per examination, and a $10.00 ad-
ministration charge for CLEP examinations. In general, credit at the University of
the Virgin Islands will be awarded for CLEP scores at or above the level recom-
mended by the College Board for the following areas only:


CLEP TEST
Introductory Accounting
General Biology
Principles of Marketing
Principles of Management
Introductory Business Law
General Chemistry
Information Systems and
Computer Applications
Principles of Macro-Economics
Principles of Micro-Economics
Analysis and Interpretation
of Literature
English Literature
American Literature

French


COURSE EQUIVALENT
ACC 121-122: Introduction to Accounting
BIO 141-142
BUS 231: Principles of Marketing
BUS 241: Principles of Management
BUS 251: Business Law
CHE 151-152: General Chemistry I-II
CIS 210: Business Information Systems

ECO 221: Introduction to Macro-Economics
ECO 222: Introduction to Micro-Economics
ENG 261-262:World Literature I-II

ENG 321, 322: British Literature
ENG 361-362: American Literature-Major
American Writing
FRE 131-132-231: Elem. & Intermediate French


CREDITS
6
8
3
3
3
10
3











American History I: Early
Colonization to 1877 and
American History II: 1865
to the Present HIS 320: History of the United States 3
College Algebra MAT 140: College Algebra with Applications 4
or
MAT 143: Pre-Calculus Algebra 4
Trigonometry MAT 142: College Trigonometry 4
College Algebra and Trigonometry MAT 143-142: Pre-Calculus Algebra- College
Trigonometry 8
Calculus with Elem. Functions MAT 241-242: Intro to Calculus and
Analytical Geometry I-II 8
Introductory Psychology PSY 120: General Psychology 3
Introductory Sociology SOC 121: Introduction to Sociology 3
Spanish SPA 131-132-231: Elem. & Intermediate Spanish 9

All psychology, sociology and English examinations have an additional essay sec-
tion that is required by the University of the Virgin Islands and must be passed to
merit a credit award. Students who take CLEP Spanish and French exams must
take a departmental oral as part of the test(s). Students must wait six months be-
fore retaking a CLEP examination.

Nursing Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement in the Associate Degree Program in Nursing for Licensed
Practical Nurses: Licensed practical nurses may earn eight credits by advanced place-
ment in the associate degree nursing program. Credit for Nursing 100 (Medical Termi-
nology), 131 (Nursing Skill Acquisition) and 132 (Introduction to the Nurse-Client
System) will be placed in escrow and granted upon successful completion of Nursing
142 (Adult I). In order to enroll in this course, the student must have met all other
requirements for entry into the associate degree nursing program.

For Graduates of Non-NLN Accredited Nursing Programs

Advanced Placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program:
Students who are licensed as registered nurses or who possess the equivalent cre-
dentials and who are pursuing a B.S.N. degree may challenge the 200 and 300
level courses of the nursing major. The mechanism for challenging the courses is a
combination of testing and clinical evaluation. To accomplish the challenge pro-
cess, the student is assigned a faculty member for structured guidance. Credit for Nursing
208 will be granted to Registered Nurses who are accepted into the Advanced Place-
ment Program. Students must enroll in Nursing 121, Concepts of Nursing, prior to
commencing the challenge process. The exams may be taken a maximum of two times.
A clinical evaluation will be conducted following successful completion of the theory
challenge. Students will receive credit for the courses upon satisfactory completion of
both theory and clinical evaluation. Science and mathematics prerequisites must be
completed before credit is granted. Students must have approval of the Division Chair
in order to sit for the examinations. Interested persons should contact the Division
Chair. There is an established fee for each of the following tests and evaluations.













TEST
NLN Normal Nutrition
Faculty prepared
NLN Care of the Client during
Childbearing
NLN Care of the Adult
NUR 308
NUR 319
NLN Care of the Client
with Mental Disorder


COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
NUR 207: Human Nutrition 2
NUR 209: Health Assessment 2

NUR 228: Nursing Roles with the Childbearing Family* 6
NUR 229: Pharmacology in Nursing and 3
Nursing Roles in Adult Care I and 5
Nursing Roles in Adult Care II* 5

NUR 318: Nursing Roles in Mental Health* 5


The above NLN tests are from the NLN Nursing Mobility Profile II.
*One comprehensive clinical evaluation will be conducted following the successful challenge of
the theory component of the above listed courses.


TEST
NLN Chemistry

NLN Anatomy and Physiology
NLN Microbiology


COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
CHE 111-112: Principles of Chemistry
for the Life Sciences I-II 8
BIO 261-262: Human Structure and Function I-II 8
BIO 301: Microbiology for the Health Sciences 4


Advanced Placement in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Program
for graduates of NLN Accredited Nursing Programs: Advanced placement stu-
dents from Associate Degree programs accredited by the National League for Nurs-
ing will be granted a maximum of 35 credits in consideration of nursing courses
completed in the course of obtaining an associate degree. Credit for NUR 208,
NUR 228, NUR 229, NUR 308, NUR 309, NUR 318 and NUR 319 will be granted
with evidence that the student is a registered nurse. All registered nurses seeking
the baccalaureate degree must seek advisement from a nursing faculty member to
plan their individual programs of study. All students will be required to complete
NUR 121, Concepts of Nursing, as the first course in the B.S.N. Advanced Place-
ment Sequence.

Education Advanced Credit

Advanced Credit for Teacher Education Courses: Students will receive advanced
credit upon successful completion of the following ACT proficiency examination:
TEST COURSE EQUIVALENT CREDITS
Reading Instruction in the
Elementary Schools EDU 353: Teaching the Language Arts 3

The minimum passing score on the history test is C; the minimum passing grade
for the reading instruction test is a 50 standard score. Interested persons should
contact the Enrollment Management Office on St. Thomas or the Academic Ser-
vices Office on St. Croix.










Residency Regulations For Tuition Purposes

Questions regarding residency status upon initial application to UVI should be
directed to the Office of Admissions. For a change in residency status after enroll-
ment, contact the Office of the Registrar. Residency for tuition purposes is estab-
lished by providing evidence of fulfilling several conditions, including: (1) you
must be a citizen of the United States, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien
who has been granted indefinite stay by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization
Services (INS); and (2) living continuously in the United States Virgin Islands for
12 continuous months immediately preceding registration and/or application for
admission.

Living or attending school in United States Virgin Islands is not equated to estab-
lishing legal United States Virgin Islands residence. Students are required to pro-
vide documentation to support a request for United States Virgin Islands residency
status, which shows their presence in United States Virgin Islands is for purposes
other than to attend school. Full time students working part-time jobs may have
difficulty in establishing residency. Please note that documentation must reflect
maintenance of twelve months of continuous residency in the United States Virgin
Islands. No single document will be sufficient to provide conclusive evidence of
establishing United States Virgin Islands residence. The burden of proof of per-
manent residence lies with the student.

Reclassification of Residency Status

A student requesting reclassification as a United States Virgin Islands resident for
tuition purposes must demonstrate by clear and convincing evidence that his/her
domicile is in the United States Virgin Islands. The burden of proof lies with the
applicant to establish, beyond a doubt, his or her permanent and fixed legal ties to
the United States Virgin Islands and separation of ties to any other state. An ap-
proved change in residency will take effect the next regular (Fall and Spring) se-
mester. All requests for a change in residency should be submitted to the Office of
the Registrar by November 15 for the Spring semester; and by April 30 for the Fall
semester.

A. Resident for Tuition Purposes

A United States Virgin Islands "resident for tuition purposes" is a person who (or
a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian) has established and main-
tained legal residence in the United States Virgin Islands for at least twelve months
prior to the semester in which there is the intent to register. Residence in the United
States Virgin Islands must be as a bona fide domiciliary, rather than for the pur-
pose of maintaining a residency merely for enrollment at an institution of higher
education.

To qualify as a United States Virgin Islands resident for tuition purposes, the stu-
dent must meet the criteria indicated:

-be a citizen of the United States, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien who










has been granted indefinite stay by the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigra-
tion Services (INS).

- Students who depend on out-of-state parents for their support are presumed to be
the legal residents of the same state as their parents.

-Non-resident students who marry a bona-fide resident of the U.S Virgin Islands
may be reclassified to residency status for tuition payment purposes not sooner
than 12 months after the date of marriage. Official documents to verify marriage
should be submitted to support request.

-No contrary evidence exists which may reflect established residence elsewhere.

B. Independent Students

An independent student who provides more than 50% of his or her own support
and who is able to substantiate a claim of independence by producing documents
to establish United States Virgin Islands domicile, may be eligible for reclassifica-
tion.

C. Residency Documentation

The applicable documents, listed below, may be accepted and considered as evi-
dence of establishing legal residence and permanent ties in United States Virgin
Islands. Official documents should be submitted in the original, wherever pos-
sible, or provide certified/ notarized copies, where applicable. Documents from
Category I are considered permanent ties and must be dated twelve (12) months
prior to the first day of classes for the term for which residency reclassification is
sought. Documents from Category II may be submitted to further substantiate a
claim of United States Virgin Islands residency. No single document may be used
to substantiate a request for a change of residency classification documentation
from Category I and Category II, together, provide appropriate documentation for
consideration of residency reclassification.

Category I

1. United States Virgin Islands Voter's Registration.
2. Proof of marriage to a resident (marriage certificate) along with proof of the
spouse's U.S. Virgin Islands resident status.
3. Declaration of Domicile may be obtained from the Clerk of the Territorial
Court of the United States Virgin Islands.
4. The most recent Virgin Islands Income Tax returns and W2 forms; parent's most
recent tax returns (if student is under the age of 25); and a letter stating indepen-
dent status from the Financial Aid Office (if receiving financial aid and under
the age of 24).










Category 11


1. United States Virgin Islands Drivers License.
2. Official I.D card issued by agencies within the United States Virgin Islands.
3. Full time permanent employment, or part time permanent employment, or ac-
ceptance thereof in the United States Virgin Islands (an official letter on com-
pany stationery and paycheck stubs are required.)
4. United States Virgin Islands vehicle registration and/or Title.
5. Lease agreement, deed, rent receipts or canceled rent checks, proof of purchase
of permanent home (deed, tax receipts, purchase of real property)
6. United States Virgin Islands Business Incorporation and/or License.
7. Professional or Occupational License obtained in the United States Virgin Is-
lands, (e.g. membership in the USVI Bar Association).
8. Accounts at a local financial institution (Savings and /or Checking), utility state-
ments (e.g. power, telephone), cable statements. The applicant's name must ap-
pear on the documents.

D. Dependent Students

A student who does not meet the 12-month legal resident requirement may qualify
for United States Virgin Islands residency for tuition purposes through one of the
following categories:

1. Parents who are full-time employees of state agencies or political subdivisions
of the state when the student fees are paid by the state agency or political for the
purpose of job related law enforcement or corrections training.
2. Active duty members of the armed services stationed in the USVI ( and spouse/
dependent children), military personnel not stationed in the USVI, but whose
home of records or states of legal residence recorded on the certificate DD Form
2058 is United States Virgin Islands. Present copy of parent's DD 2258 form,
military orders and proof of relationship as applicable.
3. Dependent children who reside in the United States Virgin Islands for at least 5
years may provide documentation of dependent status according to the Virgin
Islands Income Tax code, or other legal documentation to demonstrate guard-
ianship. The adult guardian must demonstrate they have resided in the United
States Virgin Islands for the previous 12 months with the intent of establishing a
permanent home (see documentation categories I and II).

Requests for residency re-classification are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. There-
fore, immediate responses are not always possible and requests for reclassifica-
tion must be submitted by the stated deadline. Additional documents and explana-
tion of documents submitted may be requested. Submission of fraudulent docu-
ments to obtain residency will result in expulsion from the University of the Virgin
Islands. Obtain additional information by contacting the Office of the Registrar
on the St. Thomas campus, the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus.









Categories of Students


The University of the Virgin Islands divides its students into two categories, ma-
triculated and non-matriculated, according to the students' goals and progress.
The academic standards described later in this catalog apply to all students, re-
gardless of category.
Matriculated Student: A student who has been formally accepted into a degree
program of the University and has subsequently registered for courses. A matricu-
lated student must meet the criteria for admission to a degree program and must
maintain academic standards as described in the chart specifying minimum cumu-
lative grade point average per credits attempted in the section on Academic Stan-
dards.

Non-Matriculated Student: A student who has not been accepted into a degree
program but has been permitted to register for courses with the goal of pursuing a
limited program of study or of achieving matriculation. A non-matriculated stu-
dent must meet the standard for matriculation and must apply for matriculation in
order to take more than 30 credits at the University.

Full-Time Student: A student carrying at least 12 credits, or the equivalent in
non-credit remedial courses, each semester.

Part-Time Student: A student carrying fewer than 12 credits each semester.

Special Student: A non-matriculated student who has been admitted to courses on
a full-time basis to undertake a special program of study.

Student Classification by Class: The number of credits required for each class is
as follows:
1 Freshman 0 23.5
2 Sophomore 24 59.5
3 Junior 60 89.5
4 Senior 90 and above


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Tuition, Fees, Room and Board*


Compared to other institutions with similar faculty and facilities, the cost of attending
the University of the Virgin Islands as a regular student is very reasonable. Since the
institution is substantially supported by funds from the Government of the Virgin Is-
lands, it is the University's intention to bring higher education within the reach of
every qualified high school graduate in the Virgin Islands and to encourage promising
non-residents to enroll in its programs.

Because no two individuals are alike in their needs and spending habits, no two col-
lege budgets are the same. However, if students are realistic about their personal ex-
penses, the following information should enable them to estimate their annual costs
quite accurately:


Full Time Tuition and Fees


Per Semester
Tuition
Registration Fee
Property Fee
Technology Fee
Medical Insurance Fee
Student Activity Fee
Student Association Fee
Health Services

Room and Board


Resident
$1,365.00
20.00
20.00
25.00
28.00
8.00
12.00
15.00


Non-Resident
$4,095.00
20.00
20.00
25.00
28.00
8.00
12.00
15.00


Per Semester
Room
Board


Double
$1,000.00
$958- 1,915.00


Total Room and Board
charges per semester
depending on meal plan $1,958 $2,915.00


Single
$1,250.00
$958 1,915.00



$2,208 $3,165.00


NOTES:
1. A refundable room damage and key deposit of $50.00 is required of all students residing on campus.
2. An estimated $325.00 per semester for books and supphes is not included in the approximate annual
cost. Non-residents should include transportation in estimating the total cost.
3. Both room and board charges are required of all students residing on campus.
4. A dormitory room deposit of $50.00 is required to be paid by all students applying to live on campus
in a given semester This deposit will be apphed towards payment of room and board charges. Ifdormi-
*Subject to change by the Board of Trustees.








Costs


tory reservations are cancelled up to 21 days before the beginning of the semester, the deposit less an
administrative charge of $5.00 -will be refunded. Dormitory room deposits will not be refundable
within the 21-day period preceding the start of the semester
5. New students pay a $50.00 non-refundable orientation fee.
6. All non-tuition fees are non-refundable. Likewise, the Nursing Laboratory, Office .. Science
Laboratory, Practice Teaching, and Computer Fees are non-refundable.

Tuition and Fees for Part-Time and Summer
Students

Per Semester Resident Non-Resident
Tuition (per credit) $91.00 $273.00
Registration Fee $20.00 $20.00
Property Fee $20.00 $20.00
Technology Fee $25.00 $25.00
Health Services Fee (per visit) $15.00 $15.00

NOTE: Depending upon course registration, additional laboratory fees may be assessed as hsted below.

LABORATORY FEES:
Computer Lab Fee. . .. $20.00
Nursing Laboratory . .. $30.00
Science ... ...- Fe.e $20.00
Practice Teaching Fee $30.00

Student Deposits: The damage and key deposit are refundable at the end of the student's
academic career at the University of the Virgin Islands providing there has been no loss,
library fine or breakage charged against the deposit.

If the deposit is reduced during the time of the student's attendance at the University, the
Business Office will request that the deposit be returned to its original amount.

Payment: Students are responsible for paying theirbills at the Business Office at any time
prior to the published "due date." Registered students' failure to do so will result in their
course selections being cancelled. If this occurs, students wishing to register may do so
during the late registration period.

A student who owes money to the University, other than on student loans not yet due, will
not receive their diploma and a hold will be placed on their record. Transcripts will not be
issued for students with outstanding financial obligations.

Late Registration Fee: A $20 non-refundable fee is assessed for late registration.

Graduation Fee: A non-refundable fee of $50.00 is charged each candidate for a bacca-
laureate or associate degree. It is payable at the time of application for graduation. If the
requirements for the degree are not completed, the student is re-assessed in the next year he
or she becomes a candidate for a degree.










Institutional Refund Policy: The University arranges its services well in advance of each
academic year. Consequently, when a student withdraws, the University's cost is not re-
duced, nor can the student be replaced. For these reasons, the University refunds only a
portion of its charges, thereby sharing with the student the loss caused by the withdrawal.
The schedule of refunds of tuition is as follows:

During first week of classes . ... 90%
During second week of classes ..... 70%
During third week of classes . .. 50%
During fourth week of classes . .. 25%
After fourth week of classes . .. none

Students must formally withdraw through the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas
campus or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus by completing a with-
drawal form. The withdrawal date as shownby the Registrar's records will be the date used
in the computation of any tuition refunds due to students. Refunds of tuition due to students
because of withdrawal from the University will not be paid during the first two weeks
following registration. Students who withdraw during this period should leave their names
and forwarding addresses with the Business Office. Requests for refunds should be accom-
panied by the student's registration receipt.

All students residing on the St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses are required to pay forboth
room and board. Meals are from the snack bar on a cash basis. Should a student residing in
a University residence hall move off campus during a semester, the student may be entitled
to a room and board refund if he or she adheres to the following procedures: The office of
the Associate Chancellor must be notified in writing in advance. Check-out procedures, as
established by that office, must be followed. The date of the actual move as shown in
Housing Office records will be the date used in the computation of any board and room
refund due to a student.

Meal tickets will be issued to students in accordance with the selected meal plan option.
The maximum room refund is 50% if a student withdraws or housing contract is terminated
before mid-term. No refunds for room will be issued after mid-term. Meal tickets are valid
only for the semester in which they are issued. Unused meal tickets may not be carried
forward from one semester to another.

All refunds due to students for any reason whatsoever will be forfeited unless called for on
or before June 30 of the University year in which they are due. Should June 30 fall on a
Sunday or on a day when the Business Office is closed, the refund will be made on the next
business day.

The appeal process for exceptions to this published policy on refunds is through the
Office of the Chancellor for tuition and the Office of the Associate Chancellor for
room and board.














Financial Aid


The primary purpose of the University's financial aid program is to provide finan-
cial assistance to its students who, without such aid, would be unable to further
their educational goals. The financial assistance offered may not always meet the
student's total financial need. It is the student's and family's responsibility to pay
the difference between the student's cost of education and available financial aid.
This financial assistance may be in the form of scholarships, grants, loans or work-
study employment.

Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for finan-
cial assistance. Applicants must be matriculated students of the University and
must be making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. International stu-
dents may apply for University of the Virgin Islands work-study after they have
completed a full year at the University. Financial aid eligibility is determined
through the use of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA).
This form is available on both campuses of the University, in local secondary schools
and on the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov. In completing this form, the students are
expected to provide information on their own income and assets, family income
and assets, and non-taxable income (Social Security benefits, veteran's benefits,
etc.). The need analysis formula used in analyzing the information on the financial
aid application measures the ability (not the willingness) of students and their fami-
lies to contribute toward educational costs. The financial aid application priority
deadlines are March 1 for the Fall semester and November 15 for the Spring se-
mester. The Title IV Institution Code numbers of the University of the Virgin Is-
lands are: 006989 for the St. Croix Campus and 003946 for the St. Thomas Cam-
pus.

Scholarships: University of the Virgin Islands scholarships are available for in-
coming local high school students and currently enrolled University students. Schol-
arships are awarded on the basis of demonstrated scholastic ability. The minimum
required grade point average is a "B." Scholarship announcements are generally
made during the month of March for the upcoming academic year, at which time
scholarship applications will be available in the Financial Aid Office and at local
high schools.

Veterans/National Guardsmen: Veterans who attend the University may apply
for federal benefits in the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus and
the Office of Academic Services on the St. Croix campus. A program of special
tuition allowances for Virgin Islands veterans is administered by the Division of
Veterans Affairs, Office of the Governor. A similar program is also available for
qualified members of the National Guard.

Over-awards: Federal regulations and Institutional policy mandates that students'
total financial assistance cannot exceed students' cost of attendance. If this occurs,










students' awards will be reduced within the confines of their budget to prevent an
over-award situation.

Loan Entrance/Exit Interviews: All students must receive entrance counseling
before the first loan disbursement and exit counseling prior to graduating, trans-
ferring or withdrawing from the University. Counseling sessions are administered
by loan officers at the University

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy For Continued
Financial Aid Eligibility

Federal regulations require that all schools participating in any Federal Financial
Aid program must adhere to a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. These are
the standards by which students' progress toward the completion of their program
of study at the University of the Virgin Islands will be measured to determine
continued eligibility for financial aid. The records of all financial aid recipients
will be reviewed at the end of each academic year to determine compliance with
this policy. Records will be further reviewed for students enrolled in the Summer.
The review of students' satisfactory academic progress commences at the point
when students have attempted 12 degree credits, but includes students' complete
academic history, including periods in which the student did not receive financial
aid. In order to remain eligible for financial aid, continuing students must meet all
of the requirements of the Qualitative and Quantitative standards outlined below.

Grade Point Average Requirement (Qualitative Standard)

Students are expected to achieve a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average as
outlined below.

Degree Credits Attempted Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average
12 29 1.70
30 44 1.80
45 and above 2.00


Completion Rate Requirement (Quantitative Standard)

Students must successfully complete at least 70% of all degree credits attempted.
Financial aid eligibility is limited to 180 degree credits attempted for students
enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and 90 degree credits attempted for stu-
dents enrolled in the Associate's degree program. Students enrolled full-time are
expected to complete a bachelor's degree within 6 years and an associate's degree
within 3 years; part-time students are allowed 12 years for a bachelor's degree and
6 years for an associate's degree.

Non-Degree Remedial courses: Students cannot receive financial aid for more
than 30 credits of non-degree remedial courses.










Withdrawals, Audits & Incomplete courses: These courses are included in cal-
culating attempted credits but are not included in the calculation of grade point
average.

Repetitions: For repeated courses, only the highest grade is counted. However all
credits are included in calculating attempted credits.

Change of Majors/Second Degrees: Credits attempted and grades earned that do
not count toward the new major will not be included in the determination of Satis-
factory Academic Progress. However, it is the students' responsibility to inform
the Financial Aid office of this change.

Probationary & Ineligible Status: Students who fail to meet the Satisfactory
Academic Progress policy requirements will be placed on financial aid probation.
Students continue to be eligible for financial aid while on financial aid probation.
Students who fail to meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress policy
requirements by the end of their probationary period automatically become ineli-
gible for financial aid.

Appeal: Students in an ineligible status may submit an appeal in writing if the
student has extenuating circumstances such as personal or family illness or injury.
All appeals must be substantiated by appropriate documentation and submitted to
the Financial Aid Office. Appeals are reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Com-
mittee.

Reinstatement: Students who have been placed in an ineligible status may be
reinstated once all Satisfactory Academic Progress deficiencies have been met.
Students' records will be reviewed at the end of each academic year to determine
eligibility for reinstatement. Reinstatement will be effective at the beginning of
the academic year following the review. It is the students' responsibility to reapply
for financial aid to initiate the reinstatement process.

Federal Financial Aid Withdrawal Policy

When a student withdraws from all courses during a semester for which federal
financial aid was received, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount
of the Federal Financial Aid award (excluding Work-Study) that he/she was origi-
nally scheduled to receive. In this case, a determination of the amount of Federal
Financial Aid the student earned must be made and the unearned portion of the aid
must be returned by the student and/or the University to the Federal Financial Aid
programs from which the aid was paid. The procedures and formula to determine
the amount of federal aid to be returned is mandated by federal statute and is
available for review, on request, in the Financial Aid office.

The withdrawal date used in the calculation will be the date the student begins the
withdrawal process or otherwise notifies the University of his/her intent to with-
draw. If the student did not begin the withdrawal process or otherwise notify the
University of his/her intent to withdraw, then the midpoint of the semester would
be used as the withdrawal date.










Unearned financial aid funds must be returned to the programs from which the
student received aid in the following order, up to the amount of the aid disbursed
from each source.


1. The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan Program
2. The Subsidized Federal Direct Loan Program
3. The Federal Perkins Loan Program
4. Federal Direct Plus Loan Program
5. The Federal Pell Grant Program
6. The Federal SEOG program
7. Other Title IV programs













Academic and student support services and programs are provided to enhance stu-
dents' acclimation to the University, foster professional growth and development, aug-
ment leadership skills, complement classroom instruction, promote wellness, and fa-
cilitate the attainment of students' personal and career goals and aspirations. This is
achieved through orientation programs, advisement, the services of the Freshman Center,
counseling and placement, student employment, health services, student governance,
student activities and residence life programs. Many services and programs are aca-
demic in nature while others may be social, cultural, athletic or recreational.

Orientation

All newly matriculated students are required to come to campus a few days before the
fall or spring semester begins for program planning, development of their class sched-
ules, and participation in orientation. Some segments of the orientation program are
designed to acquaint students with rules and regulations of the University, to explore
the campus, and to meet faculty, administrators, and fellow students, while others are
designed to enhance students' academic and social adjustment to college life. Atten-
dance at all orientation programs and activities also facilitates the registration process
for new students as well as for transfer students.

Advisement

The University, throughout its teaching, advising, and other relationships with stu-
dents, expresses its concern for students as individual not to do for them what they
should do for themselves but to help them assume responsible management of their
own affairs.

Because college-age adults must make many decisions of relevance to their future,
students at the University of the Virgin Islands are given professional assistance in
solving educational, vocational, social and personal problems. This service starts with
the students' applications for admission and continues even beyond the period in which
they are enrolled in the University. By the act of admitting students, the University is
expressing its considered judgment that students can succeed in one of the programs
of the University. During advisement and registration, students and their faculty advi-
sors, with assistance from the counseling staff or Freshman Center staff, may examine
their goals and aspirations. Throughout the freshman year, students may explore emerg-
ing interests, using the resources of the Counseling and Placement Office and the Fresh-
man Center staff to determine the career choices open to them. Such systematic inves-
tigation, together with any summer work or on-campus work-study experiences, should
enable students to select satisfying careers in which they can succeed.
In the normal course of events, students may face crises of a personal, social or eco-
nomic nature. In such circumstances, freshmen should seek assistance from the Fresh-
man Center staff, while upperclassmen are encouraged to consult the counseling staff
or other appropriate personnel for counseling. It is not uncommon for students to en-










counter academic difficulties. At these times, students should first consult the instruc-
tor of the class in which difficulties are being experienced or their faculty advisor who
maintains office hours for these and other purposes. Additionally, assistance in im-
proving study and test-taking skills is provided through enrollment in the Freshman
Development Seminar class, by Freshman Center staff, and by Counseling and Place-
ment staff. Tutorial services are also available. In most cases, if students do not delay
action, a means of overcoming their academic difficulties can be found.

The essential point for the students to keep in mind is that they should take the initia-
tive in taking full advantage of the Academic and Student Support Services and other
advisory resources provided by the University.

The Freshman Center

Freshman centers on both campuses provide peer and professional tutorial services,
academic advisement, video-assisted learning, and computer-aided instruction. Stu-
dents are strongly urged to utilize the Freshman Center to augment their progress in
skill development courses, accelerate their proficiency levels in specific areas, and
develop computer skills through use of the Freshman Center Computer Lab. The Fresh-
man Center is located on the first floor of the Classroom Administration (CA) building
on St. Thomas and on the 700 level of the Evans Center on St. Croix. Consult the
Coordinator of Freshman Development for more information on the Freshman Center.

Counseling and Placement Services

Personal, academic and career guidance counseling services are available for full-time
and part-time students. As a community service, academic and career advisement are also
made available to prospective students on a limited basis.

The Counseling and Placement Office is unique with respect to services offered. Ser-
vices provided are specifically designed to facilitate the interpersonal, personal, social
and cognitive development of the student outside of the classroom.

To assist students with this process, the office sponsors a variety of programs and
services including career counseling, on- and off-campus employment, graduate and
professional school recruitment and advisement, career fairs, workshops on resume
preparation, interviewing skills and job search techniques, credential and file services.
There are also workshops on values clarification, interpersonal relationship skills, con-
flict resolution, and much more.

The Counseling and Placement Office also coordinates the National Student Exchange
Program and the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Program. A resource library provides a wealth of information on preparing for graduate
study, career choices and other life skills processes.

The counseling and placement office, by federal mandate, is required to maintain ajob
bank which is used to facilitate employment searches for UVI graduates. For compli-
ance purposes and to aid students in securing post-graduation employment, all pro-










spective graduates must subnmt an up-to-date resume to the counseling and placement
office prior to graduation.

Student Employment Services

Student employment services are available through the Counseling and Placement Office
on both campuses. Students seeking off-campus, as well as on-campus employment,
should contact the Counseling and Placement Office for further information. U.S. citi-
zens and permanent residents who qualify for federal College Work-Study (CWS) as
part of their financial aid package, and would like to work on-campus, should report to
the Counseling and Placement Office. Student employment coordinators will assign
work-study placements as soon as possible in the beginning of the first semester of
student eligibility. To promote community service, some CWS placements are off-
campus, usually in an educational setting or non-profit agency. To qualify for CWS,
students must be enrolled full-time and meet the March 1 deadline date for submission
of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). U.S. citizens, permanent
residents, and international students on F-1 Visas, who do not qualify for CWS, may
apply for on-campus employment through the Institutional Work-Study (IWS) pro-
gram. Application under IWS, however, does not guarantee employment as placement
is based on the availability of funds. International students on F-1 Visas are eligible to
apply for IWS after the completion of one year of full-time study at the University. Many
departments of the University also hire students for on-campus employment. Student em-
ployment programs allow students to work, on average, between 12-15 hours per week.

Health Services and Insurance

The University Health Center provides first-aid, health counseling and instruction,
referrals to other community health facilities, and health education in the form of mini-
courses, seminars, dissemination of literature and informal individual or group discus-
sions. The campus nurse maintains regular office hours and is on call in case of emer-
gencies. A licensed physician is available at the Health Center at regular intervals.
Emergency care that cannot be handled on campus is referred to the local hospitals.
All full-time students are required, during registration, to pay health services and
medical insurance fees. All on-campus summer residents are also required to pay a
health services fee. Insurance claim forms are available from the Health Services
Center located in Gordon House on the St. Thomas campus and in the Great House
on the St. Croix campus.

Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Program

The main goal of the Drug and Alcohol Prevention/Education Program (DAPEP) is to
develop programs that reach all segments of the University community in order to
educate and help prevent drug and alcohol abuse. The DAPEP attempts to create a
healthy, drug-free environment in order to enhance learning, professional develop-
ment, job performance and safety. In carrying out its mission, the DAPEP promotes
healthier life-styles for all members of the University community, sponsors on-going
drug prevention and education programs, and provides referral services to community










agencies for persons in need of further counseling or treatment (see the University's
Drug-free Work Place Policy in the Academic Information and Regulations section).
The St. Thomas campus' Mentorship Program, which pairs UVI student mentors with
elementary school-aged youth, is one of DAPEP's major prevention education pro-
grams.

Students with Disabilities

No student will be discriminated against because of disability. Grievance committees
in each academic division will include, in their areas of concern, any grievances raised
by disabled students that relate to academic programs and practices. Students living
with disabilities should report to the Counseling and Placement Office prior to advise-
ment and registration.

In addition to providing personal, career and academic counseling services, the coun-
selors also facilitate the coordination of services with other departments of the Univer-
sity in order to meet students' special needs. These may include, but not be limited to,
facilitation of testing and registration processes, scheduling of back-to-back classes,
scheduling of classes within the same building and other services as needed. Long-
range academic program planning is essential in order for counseling staff to commu-
nicate course needs with the Academic Divisions and personnel in charge of develop-
ing the schedule of classes. It is also recommended that students familiarize them-
selves with the services of the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in De-
velopmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD), which exclusively serves students and families
of students with disabilities.

Student Activities and Convocations

The office of Student Activities assumes major responsibility for the implementation
of social, recreational, cultural enrichment, and student leadership development pro-
grams as well as other extracurricular activities. It also serves as a facilitator for the
development of clubs and organizations in response to student needs and interests.
Convocations are scheduled each semester for the entire University community to pro-
vide cultural and intellectual enrichment; members of the faculty and staff, students,
and outside speakers assume leadership in stimulating thought and discussion. Be-
cause the University functions as a cultural center, many activities, lectures, musical
performances and theatrical performances are open to the public as a means of draw-
ing together the University community and the larger community. UVIsion, a student
newspaper produced by Journalism and Mass Communication majors, welcomes con-
tributions from all students on both campuses.

Student Government Association

The Office of Student Activities, works closely with the Student Government Associa-
tion and student leaders in planning their own programs and activities. All full-time
students belong to SGA, which provides a channel for the expression of student opin-
ion and representation of student concerns and interests. Part-time matriculated stu-










dents who wish to become members of the SGA may do so by paying the student
association and activities fees.

Varsity, Intramural and Club Sports

The University maintains an active varsity, intramural and club sports program that
emphasizes student development and leadership through sports competition, physical
fitness and the development of recreational skills which can be enjoyed after leaving
the University. Intramural games are held between various components of the Univer-
sity community, including students, faculty, staff and alumni. Club teams compete in
local amateur leagues and varsity teams participate in leagues and invitational tourna-
ments with teams from other universities in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Cen-
tral America and, occasionally, the U.S. mainland. Consequently, there is a diverse
program of outdoor activities and individual and team sports at the University. Varsity
teams compete in basketball, track and field, tennis and volleyball. Both campuses
offer outdoor athletic and recreational facilities including volley/basketball courts, tennis
courts, and grounds for track and field, softball, baseball, and soccer. With the sea at
the edge of the campus, the St. Thomas Campus provides an ideal setting for water
sports and also offers a golf course for physical education classes and golf enthusiasts.
The University is a member of the Caribbean Universities Sports Association (CUSA),
La OrganizacionDeportiva Inter-Universitaria (ODI) de Puerto Rico, the Organizacion
Deportiva Universitaria Centroamericanay del Caribe (ODUCC), and is a corresponding
member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Student Housing

Residence hall living promotes the interaction of students from various places, ethnic
backgrounds, and cultures. While most students living on campus come from the U.S.
Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, the Eastern Caribbean and the continental United
States, students from as far away as Africa, Asia and Europe have lived on campus. In
addition to the benefits of experiencing cultural diversity and cross-cultural exchange,
the University has adopted a co-ed visitation policy on both campuses. Campus resi-
dents will find academic resources and student support programs and services, includ-
ing tutoring, the library, the Freshman Center, computer labs, counseling and many
others readily accessible. Resident Assistants offer a variety of residence life pro-
grams designed to provide a comprehensive living-learning environment. Only full-
time students are eligible to live on campus. To maintain eligibility to reside on cam-
pus, students must comply with all rules and regulations of the University, adhere to
the Student Housing Contract, and maintain full-time status (12 or more credits) at all
times.

The St. Croix Campus

The Residence Hall Complex on the St. Croix Campus is comprised of 17 three-bed-
room suites; on-campus living quarters for housing supervisor; a reception area; lounge;
the Office of Student Housing & Residence Life; seminar/study rooms; and laundry
facilities. The Student Center, adjacent to the residence hall, houses a cafeteria/audito-










num, snack bar, the OUfice of Student Activities, a Student Activities Lounge, student
mailroom and the campus bookstore.

The St. Thomas Campus

Student Housing on the St. Thomas Campus is comprised of four residence halls with
a capacity of approximately 230 students. Residence Halls South and East provide
double occupancy bedrooms for females. East Hall also provides double occupancy
bedrooms for males; North Residence Hall for males and Middle Residence Hall for
females provide single bedroom occupancy.


Housing Procedures

1. Each student desiring on-campus housing is required to submit an Application
for Student Housing and a signed Student Housing Contract by the deadline date
listed below. The Application for Student Housing must be accompanied by a $50
room deposit (certified check or money order) made payable to the University of
the Virgin Islands. The application and payment (no cash) must be submitted to the
Student Housing Office. New students should not submit an Application for Stu-
dent Housing until they have received an acceptance letter from the Admissions
Office. New students who do not register for the academic year in which they were
admitted should not assume that original acceptance into the University meets the
Housing Office's requirements for placement or that a room assignment is carried
over into the next semester or the next year. Newly admitted students who do not
register within the academic year of admission must formally submit an application
for readmission to the University. (See section on Readmission to the University )

2. Applicants will be mailed a room assignment notice or will be notified in writing if
space is unavailable. A room assignment will be made only after a student has been
officially admitted to the University; has met the deadline for submission of the
Application for Student Housing; has signed the Student Housing Contract; and has
paid the $50 room deposit fee.

3. The completed Application for Student Housing and Student Housing contract
for room and board must be received by the Student Housing Office by the dates
below: ..
For fall semester not later than June 1
For spring semester not later than November 15

4. The Student Housing Contract is binding for the academic year (fall and spring
semesters) in which students are enrolled. The contract terminates at the end of the
spring semester.

5. The Student Housing Contract and room assignment notice may be cancelled
and a refund of $50 (less a $5 administrative charge) will be made provided the
Student Housing Office is informed in writing at least 21 days prior to the opening
date of the residence hall. No refund of the deposit will be made for cancellation
after this date.











6. Students who have applied for housing but have not been assigned a room, may
transfer their $50 reservation deposit to the next semesterby indicating on the housing
application their desire to be placed on the waiting list. Students who have not
received official confirmation of a room assignment should seek off-campus hous-
ing.

7. Off-island students who have applied for housing but have not received a room
assignment and have not been able to secure off campus housing accommodations
should call the Housing Office before arriving on campus.

8. The assigning of special students who are working on special projects with the
University will be determined by availability of space.

9. Residence Hall Changes, Room Changes, Length of Stay: Students assigned to
University housing are required to abide by the terms of the Student Housing Con-
tract and the Student Handbook. The Housing Office reserves the right to make
residence hall and room changes for the benefit of all. Students assigned on-cam-
pus housing may reside on-campus for up to and no more than eight semesters.

10. Termination of Student Housing Contract: For all campus residents who drop
to part-time status (less than 12 credits), withdraw, are suspended, dismissed, or
otherwise cease studies at the University, the Student Housing Contract will be
terminated and they must return keys to the Housing Office and vacate the premises
within 24 hours.

11. All campus residents, visitors and overnight guests are required to observe ac-
cepted standards of social conduct at all times and to adhere to all rules and regulations
governing the residence halls. Policies and procedures for visitors and fees for over-
night guests are outlined in the Student Handbook.

12. Opening and closing of the Residence Halls: University housing facilities are
not available for occupancy prior to the opening dates as posted by the Housing
Office. Residence Halls are closed at the conclusion of each semester.

13. Summer Housing: Summer housing is provided for matriculated UVI students
who are enrolled for at least 6 credits during the summer session. Applications for
housing for the summer session must be filed in the Housing Office by April 15
along with the Student Housing Contract and $50 room deposit.

Personal Property:

The University cannot be responsible for, and does not insure, student property at any
time. If concerned, students should investigate individual or family property insurance
which would provide adequate protection.

Off-campus Housing:

The University does not assume the responsibility for placing students in off-campus










accommodations. However, the Housing Office keeps a list of available housing for
students wishing to seek off-campus accommodations. The University assumes no
control over off-campus rates.

Food Services

All students residing in campus housing are required to select a Meal Plan Option:

Option 1- $1,915: Seven (7) day meal plan with three (3) meals per day Monday
through Saturday and two (2) meals on Sunday; 20 meals weekly;

Option 2- $1,340: Seven (7) day meal plan with two meals per day Monday through
Sunday, 14 meals weekly;

Option 3- $958: a Five (5) day meal plan with 2 meals per day Monday through
Friday, 10 meals weekly.

Fees are outlined in the Cost section of the catalog.















Freshman-Year Program


The freshman-year curriculum offers a comprehensive program of educational ex-
periences to first-year students. Designed to encourage intellectual growth and
personal empowerment, students participate in common learning experiences, in-
ter-disciplinary study, and career planning activities while developing skills nec-
essary for academic success. The program incorporates two semesters of full-time
study consisting of basic skills and general education courses, academic advise-
ment and academic support services.

Basic Skills Courses

The following basic skills courses are required only of students who demonstrate
academic need in reading, writing or mathematics, based upon information from
SAT/ACT scores, placement test scores and/or transcript evaluations:

WAC 011/ENG 100 Writing Across the Curriculum*
RCA 021/ENG 101 Reading in the Content Area
MAT 023 Introductory Algebra Concepts and Skills with Applications: Course
A
MAT 024 Introductory Algebra Concepts and Skills with Applications: Course B

i IT ,i ,, Across the Curriculum and Reading in the ContentArea should be taken
with their linked general education science (SCI 100) and/or social science (SSC
100) courses.

Recognizing that students may need to enhance basic skills prior to pursuing de-
gree-level work in one or more subjects, the University offers developmental level
courses, numbered 011 to 099, which are designed to help students strengthen
their preparation for learning at the college level. Credit for such courses cannot
be used to meet degree requirements. Placement in preparatory courses depends
upon SAT/ACT performance, or by class examination. A grade of "P" must be
received in preparatory courses, indicating readiness for college level work. Stu-
dents registered for these courses may not withdraw during the semester without
permission from Freshman Center Coordinator. Developmental courses are nor-
mally offered and may be taken during the summer session.

1. Full-time students are allowed a maximum of three semesters plus one summer
from the date of entrance to complete all basic skills requirements

2. Failure to earn a passing score for each basic skills course within this time
frame will result in the student being placed on part-time status.

3. A student may petition the Chancellor for an exception to this regulation. The
student placed on part-time status due to failure to complete basic skills re-

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quirements within the allowed time may reapply for full-time status.

4. Full-time status can be reinstated if the student has maintained a minimum cu-
mulative grade point average of 2.00 ("C") for all courses taken at the Univer-
sity, and has successfully completed the skills courses.

General Education Courses

All freshman-year courses must be completed by the time a student has amassed
24 credit hours at UVI. The three general education courses required by all stu-
dents matriculating at UVI with fewer than 24 degree-credit hours are:

FDS 100. Freshman Development Seminar
SCI 100. The Natural World: The Caribbean
SSC 100. An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus

Academic Advisement: Students are encouraged to establish a major of interest
upon matriculation. Matriculated students are assigned a faculty advisor in their
respective division of interest. Faculty advisors will recommend courses as needed
in fulfillment of general education and degree requirements. Students should meet
with their advisors regularly.

Academic Support: A program of academic support is provided for all freshman
students at UVI. These services are available through the offices of The Freshman
Center. Individual tutoring sessions, academic advisement, video-assisted learn-
ing, use of The Freshman Center computer lab, support texts and various other
services are available free of charge to freshmen.

Prerequisites, Credits, Grades, and Quality
Points

Many courses require the fulfillment of prerequisites prior to enrollment. Prereq-
uisites refer to courses, examinations, or other conditions students must meet and
receive passing grades before registering for any of the follow up courses. In gen-
eral, satisfactory completion of a prerequisite means that students receive a grade
of at least "D" or "P." However, nursing courses require a minimum of "C." For
program planning purposes, students should familiarize themselves with course
prerequisites which are listed in the Course Description section of this catalog.

When requirements for each course are completed satisfactorily, credit is assigned
on the basis of a combination of time spent in class and time spent in study. One
unit of credit is usually assigned for 50 minutes class lecture-discussion plus two
hours of study, or for three hours of laboratory activity, each week during a univer-
sity term.

The quality of performance in a course is indicated by a grade given at the close of
each term. Grade points are granted on the basis of grades earned. The following
grades may be assigned.

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Grade Standard Grade Points


A Superior 4.00
A- Excellent 3.67
B+ Very High 3.33
B High 3.00
B- Good 2.67
C+ Above Average 2.33
C Average 2.00
C- Below Average 1.67
D+ Passing 1.33
D Low passing 1.00
F Failure 0.00
W Withdrawn 0.00
WP Withdrawn passing 0.00
WF Withdrawn failing 0.00
AW Administrative Withdrawal 0.00
I Incomplete 0.00
AUD Audit 0.00

In the skills courses which carry non-degree credit and are numbered 001 to 099 in
this catalog, the following evaluations are given:

P indicates that the student is promoted to a credit course.
NP indicates that the student must continue in the skills course.

A failing grade in a course and/or a course that must be repeated does not count
toward graduation. Many colleges do not honor "D" grades for transfer purposes.

Auditors receive no grades, credits or quality points. Auditing a course requires
regular attendance in class and completion of all required work except that which
is graded. An audit will be entered upon a student's transcript only if these re-
quirements are fulfilled. In the event requirements are not fulfilled, a grade of "W"
will be entered. Tuition and fees will be charged at the same rate as for credit.

The deadline for a student to change from regular status to audit and vice-versa
coincides with the deadline for student withdrawal from a course without preju-
dice to grade. A matriculated student may normally audit one course per semester
without permission from the Chancellor.

A student planning to withdraw from a course should first refer to the section on
Withdrawal. Administrative withdrawals may be approved by the Chancellor for
reason of illness or other serious documented circumstances.

The University maintains a transcript record of all courses taken by each student.
A grade report is provided to all students at the end of each semester and summer
session. Copies of the complete transcript may be obtained upon written request to


Grade


Standard


Grade Points










the Registrar's or Academic Services Office and payment of the requisite fee.

Incomplete: Grades of "I" are expected to be used only when, in the opinion of
the instructor, there is likelihood that the student can satisfactorily complete the
missing work which will substantially influence the final grade. The grade of must
be removed by mid-term of the semester following the one in which the grade of I
was earned. Failure to remove the grade of I by this time will result in a conversion
of the I to an F. The instructor must file a "Change of Grade" slip with the final
grade, at the Registrar's Office on the St. Thomas campus or the Academic Ser-
vices Office on the St. Croix campus.

Change of Grade: Changes of grades other than incomplete are normally allowed
for computational errors only and must be approved by the Chancellor. A request
to change a grade after official grades have been deposited in the Registrar's or
Academic Services Office may be made by an instructor by filing a "Change of
Grade" slip with the Chancellor. Requests must be made by mid-term of the se-
mester after the grade was submitted.

Repetition of Courses: Undergraduate students may repeat credit courses for which
grades of C-, D+, D, or F were earned. If a student wishes to repeat a grade of C or
better, the approval of the appropriate Division Chair is required before the course
is repeated. In general, no course may be repeated more than once and no more
than four courses may be repeated. Only the highest grade earned will be used in
computing the grade point average; all grades will be shown on the transcript. Any
exception to this policy requires approval by the Chancellor on the respective cam-
pus.

Quality Points: To compute the quality points earned in a course, multiply the
number of credits of that course by the grade points earned. To compute the grade
point average (GPA) for a semester, divide the total quality points earned that
semester by the number of credits attempted that semester. To compute the cumu-
lative grade point average, divide the total quality points earned at UVI by the
number of credits attempted at UVI. Twice the number of quality points as regis-
tered credits (equivalent to a C grade average) is required for graduation.

Reports on work of less than degree-standard (C) quality are issued to students at
mid-term. Final grades are issued at the end of the term. Only final grades are
recorded on the student's permanent record.

Banking Credits: Part-time students who do not wish to pursue studies toward a
degree may enroll as non-matriculated students. Any credits earned will be "banked"
until the students have been formally matriculated. Upon matriculation, any cred-
its earned by the students, which are applicable to their degree program, will be
counted.

It is recommended that part-time students who intend eventually to matriculate
receive advisement on course selection from the chair and/or faculty of the aca-
demic division in which they plan to pursue a degree.










Individuals may be admitted formally as matriculated students to the University's
degree programs for part-time study if they meet admission requirements. Non-
matriculated students may register for non-degree credit courses, or they may take
credit courses to earn a maximum of thirty credits as part-time students before being
required to matriculate. For admission procedures, see page 20 of this catalog.

Registration Procedures

All students are required to register on the dates announced.

A student is regularly registered for a course only when in registering, the student
has conformed to all applicable University regulations and requirements.

Students not properly registered in a course may not receive credit for the course.

All students registering for courses in any term shall submit their programs of
study to their advisors for approval before officially registering in the courses.

All prerequisites to courses listed in the catalog must be met by students prior to
registering in those courses. Students must document that they have completed the
prerequisites. Questions concerning prerequisites should be addressed to faculty
advisors, or the Registrar's Office, or Academic Services Office prior to registra-
tion. Substitution of a program course requirement can be made only if approved
by the Chancellor. Students seeking such approval must make their request to the
Division Chair who will submit a written recommendation to the Chancellor for
consideration.

Changes of Registration: In no case may a course be added or a change of sec-
tion be made after the date indicated in the current semester schedule.

To make any change of registration, the student must complete the Change of Reg-
istration form from the Registrar's or Academic Services Office. The deadline for
adding a course is posted in the current semester schedule. The deadline for drop-
ping a course without penalty is also listed.

Following the formal registration period, a non-refundable fee of $10.00 will be
charged for each Petition for Change of Registration form unless the course change
is necessitated by a change in the University's course offerings, other needs of the
University, or a student's performance on placement exams.

Change of Major: Students who wish to change their major must obtain a Change
of Major form from the Registrar's or Academic Services Office. The Change of
Major form must be signed by the student, faculty advisors, division chairs and the
Chancellor.


Withdrawal

Withdrawal from Courses: Students may withdraw from a course without pen-










alty up to about six weeks after the course begins. They must, however, secure a
course withdrawal form from the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus
or the Academic Services Office on the St. Croix campus and obtain the signatures
of the instructor and advisor. This form, containing the proper signatures, must be
returned to the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus or the Academic
Services Office on the St. Croix campus. The students will then receive a grade of
W on their permanent record. The last date to receive WP or WF is specified on
the academic calendar.

WP means that the student is doing passing work at the time of withdrawal. WF
means that the student is doing failing work at the time of withdrawal. A course
dropped by any other means will result in the student automatically receiving an
"F" for the course.

After mid-semester and in case of unusual circumstances, such as extended illness,
the Chancellor may give a student special permission for a late withdrawal. This is
designated AW (administrative withdrawal). In situations where an administrative
withdrawal from a class is necessary, students are required to apply for the with-
drawal when it becomes evident that they cannot complete the course. Students
are required to provide documentary evidence in support of requests for admin-
istrative withdrawal. Applications will not be accepted after the last day of in-
struction within that semester.

The policy for withdrawing from courses which are given out of the normal aca-
demic calendar sequence is as follows:

1. The last day to withdraw from a course will be at the conclusion of 40 percent of
the total instructional period, or at the end of three weeks for an eight-week
course and two weeks for a six-week course.

2. The last day to withdraw from a course without special permission from the
Chancellor will be at the conclusion of 50 percent of the instructional period, or
at the end of four weeks for an eight-week course and three weeks for a six-
week course.

3. Students who withdraw between the end of the third or fourth weeks for an
eight-week course, or between the end of the second and third weeks for a six-
week course (or another analogous period for courses of duration other than six
or eight weeks) will receive either a WP or WF.

4. Students seeking to withdraw after 50 percent of the instructional period can do
so only by means of an administrative withdrawal (AW) which will be governed
by the same policy as stated above.

Withdrawal from the University: A student who withdraws from the University
either during the term or between terms must initiate the process with a withdrawal
form in the Office of the Registrar on the St. Thomas campus or the Academic
Services Office on the St. Croix campus, and the completion of the process out-










lined thereon. In addition, to protect her/his academic standing, the student must
complete specific course withdrawal procedures above. Failure to comply with
these requirements may adversely affect the student's grades and academic standing.

A student not attending full-time for two consecutive semesters who desires read-
mission to full-time status at the University must apply to the Admissions Office
for consideration. Application must be received by April 30 for the fall semester
and by October 30 for the spring semester, with the appropriate readmission fee.

Re-matriculation

Students who have been awarded one degree from the University and who wish to
pursue a second degree must apply for re-matriculation. Such students must com-
plete the catalog degree requirements in effect at the time of re-matriculation.
Applications for re-matriculation should be sent to the Admissions Office on the
campus the student plans to attend with the accompanying re-matriculation fee.

Transcripts

Official transcripts of academic records at the University of the Virgin Islands are
issued only upon the authorization of the student. Requests for transcripts will not
be filled until written authorization has been secured from the individual student.
When these requests can be anticipated, the student should send authorization in
advance, to avoid delay in the issuing of the transcript.

The charge for each copy of a student's transcript is $5.00. All checks and money
orders should be made payable to the University of the Virgin Islands.

Courses Taken at Other Institutions

Matriculated students who expect to take courses at another institution for transfer
to the University of the Virgin Islands must obtain a Permit to Attend Another
Institution from the Registrar's Office or Academic Services Office. The appro-
priate division must certify that the course will fulfill the University of the Virgin
Islands degree requirements and the permit must be signed by the Registrar or
Director of Academic Services before the student enrolls. Students are respon-
sible for ensuring that an official transcript will be sent to the Registrar's Office or
Academic Services Office after the completion of the off-campus course work. No
credit will be evaluated until an official transcript has been received.


Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. 1232g; 34
CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.
The disclosure or publication of student information is protected by FERPA and
insures every student is afforded certain rights with respect to their education










records.


Amongst these are: 1) the right to inspect and review the student's education record;
2) the right to request the amendment of the education records that the student
believes are inaccurate or misleading by writing the University official respon-
sible for the record to clearly identify their concern for review; 3) the right to
consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the
student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure
without consent. Schools may disclose, without consent, "directory" information,
unless otherwise notified by students not to disclose information about them. Dis-
closure is permitted without consent to school officials with legitimate educational
interests. Parents or legal guardians have access to students' records only if the
student is financially dependent on them, as defined by Internal Revenue Code and
Tax statements.

The University is required to establish guidelines for implementing FERPA and a
list of records maintained by various University offices are available in the
Registrar's office. For additional information about student privacy, filing com-
plaints and right-to-know concerns, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Academic Standards

The following attitudes are important for success in the academic programs of the
University:

* A willingness to go beyond the minimum required in an assigned task, and
dissatisfaction with superficial work.

* Intellectual curiosity, integrity and responsibility. In university studies, the
students are expected to contribute as well as to receive, to cooperate fully with
what is asked of them in courses, and to take an interested and active part. In-
structors are expected to make clear the specific demands and procedures of
their courses.

* A critical spirit that recognizes the relationship among the differentfields of
knowledge and their relevance to the needs and problems of our time.

Students are expected to maintain an academic record which will qualify them for
graduation. It is the responsibility of the students to complete all assigned work, to
strive for the best performance of which they are capable, to meet graduation re-
quirements, and in many other ways to take charge of their own academic welfare.
Instructors, faculty advisors, the University counselors, the Registrar and the As-
sociate Chancellor, are available for consultation and assistance, but this in no
way diminishes the responsibility of students for familiarizing themselves with the
contents of the University Catalog, satisfying the requirements of the degree they
are pursuing, and adhering to those rules and regulations which pertain to them.

Most students are able to judge their own progress through periodic grades and










reports from instructors. At the end of each semester, the Registrar will review the
academic records of all students and forward, to the Chancellors, a list of students
whose performance did not meet the established standards. The Chancellors also
issue an Academic Honors List comprised of students who were registered for at
least 12 degree credits, maintained a semester grade point average of 3.20 or higher
and earned no grade less than C. Students who have demonstrated excellence also
will be appropriately recognized by the faculty (see Awards and Honors)

Credit Load: A full load is considered to be from 12 to 16.5 credits. A load of
15.5 credits ordinarily is sufficient to complete the associate degree in two years
and the baccalaureate degree in four. Any student proposing to take more than
16.5 credits must have the approval of the faculty advisor and the Chancellor. In
general, overloads are granted only to students with cumulative grade point aver-
ages of 3.00 or higher in accordance with the following guidelines for overload
approvals.

GPA: 3.00 3.49 3.50 3.74 3.75 4.00

FR up to 17.0 crs up to 17.5 crs up to 18.0 crs
SO up to 18.0 up to 18.5 up to 19.0
JR up to 19.0 up to 19.5 up to 20.0
SR up to 20.0 up to 20.5 up to 21.0


Academic Grievance: There is, in each academic division, a Grievance Commit-
tee to which a student has recourse. The committee consists of a faculty member
and a student. All grievances must be submitted in writing. The student has the
right to appeal from the Grievance Committee, to the Division Chairperson and
through him/her, to the Chancellor.

Academic Probation, Suspension, Dismissal: Students are expected to remain in
good academic standing. For those who do not, there is a three-step procedure
which may lead to dismissal from the University if the student's academic perfor-
mance does not improve. All full-time and part-time enrolled students are subject
to these standards and procedures. Once a student has attempted 12 degree credits,
these procedures become applicable.

Academic Probation: Academic probation is essentially a warning to the student
to show scholastic improvement in order to remain at the University. A student on
probation status is not considered in "good standing" at the University and eligi-
bility to continue under scholarship or other financial aid programs, to participate
in extracurricular activities, or to run for certain offices may be affected. A student
placed on academic probation will be limited to taking 12.5 hours of course work
and will remain on probation until the cumulative GPA equals or exceeds the stan-
dards set forth in the chart below.

A student who does not achieve the minimum cumulative grade point average for
the corresponding number of degree credits attempted is placed on academic pro-
bation. Also, a student is placed on academic probation for failing to achieve a










semester grade point average corresponding to the cumulative grade point average
required for degree credits attempted, as set forth in the chart on page 57.

A student placed on academic probation will be limited to taking 12.5 credits. If a
student achieves a semester GPA of at least 2.0 but the cumulative GPA remains
jlun [tl; alandaid, the student will t.iain un piubatiu-n.

Degree Credits Attempted 1-29 30-44 45 and above
Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average 1.70 1.80 2.00

Academic divisions may set higher standards for courses related to their majors.

Academic Suspensions: A student on academic probation will be suspended if, at
the end of the probation semester, the cumulative GPA is below the standard in the
above chart and the most recent semester's GPA is less than 2.0. A student on
suspension may take up to six credits (6) during one semester with the intention of
improving their grade point average. Students are advised to discuss their progress
and academic difficulties with an academic advisor, seek tutoring or counseling,
as needed. At the end of that semester, the student will be automatically reinstated
on probation. If the student remains away for more than one regular semester, the
student must reapply for admission. At the end of that semester the student will be
automatically reinstated on probation. If the student remains away for more than
one regular semester, the student must reapply for admission.

Academic Dismissal: When a suspended student returns, the student must main-
tain a grade point average of 2.00 for the semester of reinstatement. Failure to do
so will result in academic dismissal, which will be permanent unless the student is
readmitted under special consideration. A student who contests academic dismissal
may appeal to the Senior Vice President and Provost, whose decision will be final.

Student Conduct (Disciplinary Warning, Probation, Suspension and Dis-
missal): The Student Handbook includes a statement adopted by the Board of
Trustees of the University entitled "Rules and Regulations for the Maintenance of
Public Order at the University of the Virgin Islands" and a statement entitled "Chan-
nels of Communication Available to Students at the University of the Virgin Is-
lands for the Consideration of Problems, Proposals and Grievances."
Disciplinary actions which may be used in response to violations of the University's
standards of conduct include: disciplinary warning, disciplinary probation, sus-
pension or disciplinary dismissal. Disciplinary warning is issued when behavior is
unacceptable or when repetition will most likely result in more serious action. The
student is officially warned that further unacceptable behavior could result in more
serious action. Disciplinary probation is a warning that a student's conduct must
be improved over a stated period if the student wishes to remain at the University.
It means that the student is not considered in "good standing" at the University
with resulting restrictions as described for academic probation.

Suspension is a disciplinary action which results in the separation of the student
from the University, normally for a stated period of time. Disciplinary dismissal
normally means permanent separation from the University and is used only in the










most serious cases of misconduct. No student who is suspended from the Univer-
sity or who is dismissed for disciplinary reasons for student misconduct may reg-
ister for any courses at the University.

In addition to the above, and with reference to student misconduct as well as fail-
ure to maintain academic standards, the University of the Virgin Islands assumes
that a student who cannot handle important responsibilities in any part of the Uni-
versity program will consider voluntary withdrawal. Following due process proce-
dure, the University may suspend or dismiss students, at any time, when their aca-
demic standing, conduct, financial responsibility, or any combination of these, is
not in compliance with standards set forth by the University catalog and the Stu-
dent Handbook.

It is the responsibility of every new student to obtain a Student Handbook upon
admittance to the University. Each student is responsible for compliance with the
rules and regulations contained therein. The Student Handbook can be obtained
from the Office of the Associate Chancellor on both campuses.

Drug-Free Workplace Policy: It is the policy of the University of the Virgin Is-
lands that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use
of a controlled or illegal substance is prohibited in and on the University of the
Virgin Islands' owned or controlled property. Additionally, the misuse or abuse of
legal drugs, including alcohol, is prohibited. Any University employee or student
determined to have violated this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action for
misconduct, which action may include termination or expulsion. No employee or
student is to report to work or class while under the influence of illegal drugs or
influenced by the abuse of legal drugs. Violation of these policies by any em-
ployee or student will be reason for evaluation or treatment for a drug use disorder
or for disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion in accor-
dance with University policies and procedures.

In order to comply with the Federal law, the University requires that an employee
or student notify the University of any criminal drug statute conviction for a viola-
tion occurring in the workplace or classroom no later than five days after such
conviction. The University must notify any Federal contracting agency within ten
days of having received notice that an employee or student engaged in the perfor-
mance of such contract or grant has had a criminal drug statute conviction for a
violation occurring in the workplace or classroom. The University will discipline
any employee or student who is so convicted or require the employee's or student's
satisfactory participation in a drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program in
accordance with University policies and procedures.

Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is
prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

University students and employees have the right to enjoy a workplace free from
all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment. Accordingly, the University
is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty,
and staff can work together in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, ex-










ploitation or intimidation. The University is strongly opposed to sexual harass-
ment and will take whatever action is necessary to prevent, correct, and, if neces-
sary, discipline behavior that violates this policy.

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual fa-
vors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Students who be-
lieve that they have been sexually harassed in violation of the University's policy
should notify the Counseling Manager in Rouppe House on the St. Thomas cam-
pus or the Counseling & Placement Supervisor in the Great House on the St. Croix
campus.

Academic Integrity: Philosophy: Among the purposes of colleges and universi-
ties are scholarly and personal growth for all members of the academic community
and open communication among members of this community. Such growth requires
an atmosphere of honesty and trust. It is for this reason that the University of the
Virgin Islands strives to maintain an environment of mutual trust among its stu-
dents and faculty and will not tolerate academic dishonesty.

Definitions: Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following
examples of offenses, committed or attempted:

Collaboration allowing another student to see an examination paper.

Copying obtaining information by looking at the answers on another
student's paper or in any source that has not been specifically
approved for that purpose by the instructor.

Cribbing taking and or using material, which has not been specifically ap-
proved, into an examination or using books, notes or other re-
sources during on examination without the instructor's specific
approval.

Plagiarism presenting the ideas, works, words or artistry of another as one's
own without appropriate acknowledgment of the source. Note that
this includes sources on the Internet (world wide web, e-mail,
etc.)

Sabotage destroying the work of another student, such as laboratory ex-
periments or computer programs.

Substitution taking an examination or writing a paper for someone else or in-
ducing another person to perform such acts.

Theft stealing an examination.

Penalties: For a first offense, the penalty will be an F in a credit course, an NP in
a skills course or failure in any non-course exercise such as the English Profi-
ciency Examination, CLEP tests, etc., plus disciplinary probation for the remain-
der of the student's undergraduate career and notification by the Chancellor to all










current instructors of the student. For a second offense, the penalty will be suspen-
sion from the University for an academic year and notification to the student's
instructors by the Chancellor. The penalty for a third offense will be dismissal
from the University, with notation of dismissal and notification to the student's
instructors by the Chancellor.

Procedures: In cases of suspected academic dishonesty, the faculty member mak-
ing the charge will meet privately with the student suspected of the action to dis-
cuss the charge within 10 days of the detection of the incident. Within five days,
the faculty member shall decide if disciplinary action is to be taken and, if so, shall
notify the appropriate Division Chair and Chancellor in writing of:

1. The name of the student.
2. The course or activity where the infraction is alleged to have occurred.
3. The date and time of the alleged infraction.
4. The circumstances of the stated infraction with supportive information.
5. The action taken.

Within 10 days of the meeting with the instructor, the student may appeal, in writ-
ing, to the appropriate divisional grievance committee, which will hold a hearing
within 10 days of receiving the written appeal. The instructor making the charge of
academic dishonesty and the student will be present at the hearing and may be
represented by third parties of their own choosing. The committee will send its
findings to the student, the faculty member and the Chancellor within 10 days of
the hearing.

Within 10 days of being informed of the decision of the divisional grievance com-
mittee, the student may appeal the decision to the Academic Appeals Committee
on the campus in which the student is enrolled. Each campus committee shall be
composed of one member from each academic division elected by the faculties of
each division on the respective campus and one student appointed by the President
of the Student Government Association. Each member shall have one vote. Each
committee shall be reconstituted by the Chancellor of that campus and choose its
own chair at the beginning of each academic year. The committee will meet within
15 days of being informed in writing of the appeal. In this administrative hearing,
the student and the faculty member involved in the incident shall be present and
have the right to be represented by third parties of their own choosing. The com-
mittee will inform the student, the faculty member and the Chancellor of its deci-
sion within 10 days of the meeting.

The Chancellor shall implement the decision of the Academic Appeals Commit-
tee.

English Proficiency Examination Requirement

Students must satisfy the English Proficiency Examination (EPE) requirement be-
fore graduating from the University of the Virgin Islands. The successful comple-
tion of this requirement applies to all matriculated students in the associate of arts,
associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science programs. It is man-










datory that students take the EPE as soon as possible after the completion of ENG
201 or its equivalent. If a student may need to take the EPE prior to the completion
of ENG 201 or the equivalent, he/she must petition the Chancellor, in writing, and
receive written approval prior to the administration of the examination.

Students may meet this requirement in one of two alternate ways. They may opt to
either:

*Take and pass the English Proficiency Examination
or
*Successfully complete English 051, Functional Writing, a course designed to meet
English proficiency goals and objectives

Students who opt to take the examination alternative, and who fail the EPE twice,
must register for and pass ENG 051 the semester following the examination.

The English Proficiency Examination is administered on both campuses in No-
vember and again in April of each academic year. Specific EPE administration
dates are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Computer Literacy Requirement

The University believes that all students must be familiar with computer concepts
and the use of computers in order to work effectively in today's high-technology
world. Therefore, all students who matriculate for the fall 1994 semester or later
must fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement during the freshman year. Trans-
fer students may complete up to 24 credit hours before fulfilling the Computer
Literacy Requirement.

Students to whom this requirement applies and who have completed 24 or more
credit hours at UVI and who fail to meet the requirement, will not be allowed to
register for additional credit courses until the Computer Literacy Requirement has
been fulfilled. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the Science
and Mathematics Division Chair and the Chancellor.

To fulfill the Computer Literacy Requirement, students must pass the Computer
Literacy Examination, which is administered on both the St. Croix and St. Thomas
campuses. Students should contact the Science and Math Division to register for
the exam. Exam dates are listed under CLE in the Class Schedule for each semes-
ter. The student may prepare for the Computer Literacy Examinations using self-
taught learning modules, which are available in the bookstore and computer labo-
ratories. Students may enroll in CSC 111 or CIS 021 to prepare for the examina-
tions. However, completion of these courses does not fulfill the Computer Lit-
eracy Requirement.


Awards and Honors

Superior student achievement is recognized in a number of ways during each aca-










demic year. The Academic Honors List recognizes full-time students (carrying 12
or more degree credits) who have earned a grade point average of 3.2 or higher for
the previous semester, with no grade lower than C.

The University of the Virgin Islands is a chapter member of Golden Key National
Honor Society. Full-time and part-time matriculated students who have earned at
least 60 credits at UVI and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 may
be invited to join.

Full-time and part-time students receiving a baccalaureate degree who have earned
at least 60 credits at the University are eligible for commencement honors. For the
purpose of computing averages for honors, all grades earned, including transfer
grades, will be considered. Honors are based on the following cumulative grade
point averages: Cum Laude, 3.25 to 3.49;Magna Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.74; Summa
Cum Laude, 3.75 to 4.00.

The academic divisions and the St. Croix campus of the University may award
annually a Trustee Graduate Fellowship/Loan which seeks to highlight academic
achievement, encourage post-graduate study, honor outstanding students and help
increase the number of highly trained University of the Virgin Islands alumni. Each
recipient receives $1,000, with half of that amount to be returned to the University
when the student is no longer in graduate school.
To be eligible for the Trustee Graduate Fellowship/Loan, a student must normally
be a graduating senior who has been accepted into a graduate school for a master's
or doctoral program and who has earned at least 60 credits at the University of the
Virgin Islands. Students are eligible to receive the fellowship/loan only in the divi-
sion which advised them while at the University.

The following criteria will be used in selecting recipients of the Trustee Graduate
Fellowship/Loan: cumulative grade point average, potential for scholarly or pro-
fessional achievement, full-time attendance in a graduate program, financial need
and the likelihood of return to the Virgin Islands.

A number of awards are made on both cam uses at annual Awards Day ceremo-
nies. Information Chancellor.














All students, regardless of their degree program and major field of study, must com-
plete certain general education requirements. These do not include any requisite courses
of skills remediation or Freshman Year courses.

The University of the Virgin Islands' General Education curriculum has been reformed
and revitalized recently and is subject to continual refinement. The General Education
curriculum is intended to prepare students for today's competitive world as well as for
productive and fulfilling lives and responsible citizenship. Students completing these
requirements are expected to have gained the following:

* Knowledge of the history, geography, and demographic characteristics of the U.S.
Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, the United States, and the world.
* Knowledge ofnaturalphenomena and ofthe earth in itsplace in the universe as well
as an appreciation ofscientific inquiry.
* Highly developed communication skills.
* Quantitative and c. j 'iit,,a skills.
* Personal health and wellness skills.
* Critical ;il,, ,ii.- logic, and moral reasoning skills.
* Self-awareness, interpersonal, leadership, and team skills.
* Second language skills, multi-cultural and inter-cultural skills, and an understand-
ing of aesthetic expression in literature and art.
* Information management and research skills.

General education requirements vary with degree programs but have the following
categories in common:

A. The English Proficiency Examination (EPE) Please review its entry prerequi-
sites on page 61.

B. The Computer Literacy Examination (CLE) Please review its entry prerequisites
on page 62.

C. General Education Courses. These are specified for each degree program and in-
clude courses in:
Humanities
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Social Sciences
Physical Education, Fitness and Wellness.

The University reserves the right to change its course offerings and rules and regula-
tions at any time.














To qualify for an associate of arts degree, students must successfully complete a mini-
mum of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general education
requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses as
they may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the requirements
of the major.

General Education Requirements

The General Education requirements for graduation in the associate of arts degree
programs are listed below. Specific guidance about the courses that are available to
meet General Education requirements will be provided to students in advance of reg-
istration. Students are required to meet with their advisors in the selection of their
courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 15

SPE 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
Additional Humanities Electives 6

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 8-10

SCI 100* The Natural World: The Caribbean* 3
and
Two approved science or math courses

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 6-9

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus* 3
and
Two other courses in the Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science,
Psychology, or Sociology

TOTAL CREDITS 29-36

*Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students ,t iioi,,. ,iiii into the
University with fewer than 24 credits.













Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 15
Mathematics/Science 8-10
Social Sciences 6-9

TOTAL 29-36

III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every semester they
are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200 may also be used to
meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin
Islands. This particular requirement may be waived by the Chancellor only in cases where
the student must complete the final years) of studies in another institution recognized by
the University of the Virgin Islands. Course work more thantenyears old must be reviewed
on a case-by-case basis to determine its appropriateness to the current University course
requirements. Appeals should be directed to the Chancellor. In order to graduate, students
must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00. This requirement is
also applicable to courses required in their major.

Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY EXAMINATION (CLE)

Please review entry prerequisites for EPE and CLE on pp. 61-62.

Degree Majors and Programs A.A. Degree

Students will ordinarily choose an associate degree program because they want to prepare
for employment after only two years of study beyond high school, and because they are
attracted to the work for which the program will train them. The programs are designed to
prepare graduates for positions as technicians, supervisors, and managers in business, in-
dustry, service organizations, and government.

The course requirements for graduation in each of the fields of specialization are out-
lined in the pages that follow.

It is to the student's advantage to enter one of these programs in the freshman year. It
is possible for a student to change from a four-year program to a two-year program,
but such a change may delay graduation because of the sequence of basic courses. A
student may change from a two-year program to a four-year program but, again, it may
then require additional time to complete the new program.


II. SUMMARY


Credits










Students may choose one of the following associate of arts degree programs.


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION


Accounting St. Croix and St. Thomas campus
Business Management St. Croix and St. Thomas campus
Computer Information Systems St. Croix and St. Thomas campus
Hotel and Restaurant Management St. Thomas campus

EDUCATION DIVISION

Inclusive Early Childhood Education St. Croix and St. Thomas campus

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Police Science and Administration St. Croix and St. Thomas campus


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIVISION


Accounting Major

The associate of arts program in accounting is designed to prepare students for careers
in the fields of accounting and financial administration.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 65-66), the following courses
are required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 Freshman Development Seminar 1

B. Required courses in Accounting:
Credits
ACC 121-122 Introduction to Accounting 3-3
ACC 221-222 Intermediate Accounting 3-3
ACC 253 Tax Accounting 3
ACC 440 Cost Accounting 3

C. Required courses in other fields:
Credits
BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 224 Business Communication 3
BUS 251* Business Law 3










CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3
ECO 221* Introduction to Macro-Economics 3
ECO 222* Introduction to Micro-Economics 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications
or MAT 143* Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:
MAT 232* Calculus For Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4

* Partially fulfills the general education requirements.

Business Management Major

The associate of arts degree program in Business Management is designed to pre-
pare the student for a career in management or small business ownership. It will
help the student understand how businesses are operated and financed. The func-
tions of marketing, selling, accounting, and advertising are considered. A graduate
of this curriculum will be prepared to enter a variety of business positions.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 65-66), the following courses
are required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in Business Management:
Credits

BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 213 Small Business Management 3
BUS 224 Business Communication 3
BUS 231 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 234 Advertising and Promotional Strategy 3
BUS 241 Principles of Management 3
BUS 242 Personnel Management 3
BUS 251* Business Law 3

C. Required courses in other fields:
Credits
ACC 121-122 Introduction to Accounting 3-3
CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3
ECO 221* Introduction to Macro-Economics 3
ECO 222* Introduction to Micro-Economics 3
68











MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications
or MAT 143* Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:
MAT 232* Calculus For Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4

* Partially fulfills the general education requirements.

Computer Information Systems Major

The associate of arts degree program in Computer Information Systems is designed
to 1) train students for professional careers in information systems, 2) prepare
students for advanced study, 3) provide opportunities for students in other areas of
study which relate to information systems, and 4) meet the computer information
systems needs of the University and the community.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 65-66), the following courses
are required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the pro-
gram with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required Courses in Computer Information Systems: Credits

CIS 101 Business Software Applications 3
CIS 121 Data Management Concepts 3
CIS 210 Business Information Systems 3
CIS 250 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS 270 Computer Systems Development 3
CIS 280 Systems Development Project 3
CIS 300 Process Design and Evaluation 3
CIS 310 Advanced Business Software Applications 3
CIS 357 Business Information Networks 3
or
CIS 238 Introduction to COBOL Programming 3

C. Required courses in other fields: Credits

BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 224 Business Communication 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications
or MAT143* Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:










MAT 232* Calculus tor Business and Social Sciences
MAT 235* Introductory Statistics with Applications 4
ECO 222* Introduction to Micro-Economics 3
BUS 251* Business Law 3
PSY 120* General Psychology 3

*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements.

Hotel and Restaurant Management Major

The associate of arts program in Hotel and Restaurant Management is designed to
prepare the graduate for middle management responsibility in large establishments or
for greater responsibility in smaller enterprises. Students may elect to obtain interna-
tionally recognized certificates awarded by the American Hotel and Motel Association
through examination at the completion of selected HRM courses. Graduates will have the
basic preparation needed for positions as stewards, purchasing agents, banquet man-
agers, club managers, resort managers, front office managers, resident auditors, and food
and beverage managers. It is offered for part-time study only. The program is also designed
to serve as an intermediate step towards acquiring a baccalaureate degree.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 65-66), the following courses
are required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted
into the program with fewer than 24 credits):
Credits
SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in Hotel and Restaurant Management: Credits

HRM 132 Fundamentals of Tourism 2
HRM 133 Introduction to Resort Hotel Management 2
HRM 134 Introduction to Restaurant Management 2
HRM 232 Hospitality Services Marketing 3
HRM 233 Hospitality Industry Computer Systems 3
HRM 234 Hospitality Industry Accounting 3
HRM 242 Hospitality Industry Personnel Training Systems 3
HRM 250 Internship 3

C. Required courses in other areas: Credits

ACC 121-122 Introduction to Accounting 6
BUS 112 Introduction to Business 3
PSY 120* General Psychology 3










D. The student must choose one of the following concentrations:

ROOMS DIVISION MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION


Credits


HRM 243 Front Office Management 3
HRM 244 Housekeeping Management 3

FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCENTRATION

HRM 245 Food and Beverage Cost Control 3
HRM 246 Bar and Beverage Management 3

* Partially fulfills the general education requirements.

OFFICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

A four-course certificate program in Office Information Systems is offered. This pro-
gram provides a foundation in computer concepts and techniques with emphasis on micro-
computer applications. The requirements for this program are detailed in a program bro-
chure that is available from the Office of the Division of Business Administration.

EDUCATION DIVISION


Inclusive Early Childhood Education Major

This program is designed to provide opportunities for early childhood personnel who wish
to develop competencies for entry level positions in inclusive early childhood programs
through participation in an associate degree program. A broad knowledge of development
and learning across the birth through eight age range is necessary for educators to provide
appropriate curriculum and assessment approaches. As a result, the IECE Program is
designed to ensure that students learn about the variability of young children and the adap-
tations and modifications that can be made to ensure typical developmental and learning
experiences for all children. The program stresses the importance of natural environments,
play support, and the integration of developmental/learning experiences into the curricu-
lum. Students are trained to assume the primary role of facilitators of child development
and learning and parent-child relationships. The IECE Program utilizes principles of adult
learning in its teaching strategies which involves learning by doing, reflecting, analyzing
and synthesizing through structured, as well as, open-ended activities and sharing and in-
teracting with others. Students learn through a combination of coursework, creation of
portfolios, and guided and supervised fieldwork that teach about and demonstrate
inclusionary early childhood educational models and principles.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 65-66), the following courses
are required:
Credits
EDU 108 Early Childhood Development I 3
EDU 109 Inclusive Early Childhood Environments I 3










EDU 113 Early Childhood Development 11 3
EDU 114 Inclusive Early Childhood Environments II 3
EDU 214 Family and Community Relationships 3
EDU 215 Guiding Children's Early Behavior 3
EDU 216 Inclusive Early Childhood Curricula 3
EDU 217 Ethical and Legal Issues in Early Childhood Education 3
EDU 218 Supervised Field Experience 3
EDU 219 Promoting Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 3
EDU 220 Seminar in Supervised Field Experience 2

SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Police Science and Administration Major

The associate of arts program in police science and administration is open to all men and
women seeking a comprehensive education for a career in law enforcement or its allied
fields. The program offers a broad liberal arts and science background through the general
education program and required courses in the field of police science and administration. It
offers the transfer student a basis for upper division work and at the same time offers career
preparation at the entrance level.

The nature of modem society requires much more than a technical approach to police
work. The work of administration ofjustice is people work, and the greater the understand-
ing of human behavior by law enforcement and allied fields, the better the service. For this
reason the student who specializes in the field of police science and administration will be
exposed to the behavioral sciences as well as courses in applied technology.

Students who plan to transfer to another four-year institution should make sure they are
following a program that will meet the specific requirements of that school.

The following courses are required and should be taken in the listed year.

FIRST YEAR Credits

PSA 120 Introduction to Law Enforcement 3
PSA 121 Administration of Justice 3
PSA 122 Criminal Law 3
PSY 120 General Psychology 3
PSY 202 Lifespan Development 3

SECOND YEAR Credits

PSA 221 Contemporary Corrections 3
PSA 222 Law Enforcement-Community Relations 3
PSA 223 Juvenile Delinquency/Justice 3
PSA 224 Security Concepts 3
PSA 232 Criminal Procedure and Evidence 3
BIO 141-142 General Biology I-II 4-4










or MAT 140 College Algebra With Applications
and MAT 235 Introductory Statistics with Applications 4-4
SPA 131-132 Functional Elementary SpanishI-II 4-4














To qualify for an associate of science degree, students must successfully complete a
minimum of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general educa-
tion requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional courses
as they may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the require-
ments of the major.

General Education Requirements

The General Education requirements for graduation in the associate of science degree
programs are listed below. Specific guidance about the courses that are available to
meet General Education requirements will be provided to students in advance of reg-
istration. Students are required to meet with their advisors in the selection of their
courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 9

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 9-12

SCI 100* The Natural World: The Caribbean** 3

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 6-9

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
and
Two other courses in the Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science,
Psychology, or Sociology

II. SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 9
Mathematics and/or Science 9-12
Social Sciences 6-9

TOTAL 24-31

*Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students iil,r, i, i,,ii g into the Uni-
versity with fewer than 24 credits.
**Nursing students are exempt from this course.










111. OTHER REQUIREMENTS


Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every semester
they are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200 may also be
used to meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin
Islands. Course work more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case
basis to determine its appropriateness to the current University course requirements.
In order to graduate, students must earn at least two times as many quality points as
registered credits in all their courses as well as in the courses of their major.

Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT (CLE)

Please review entry prerequisites for EPE and CLE on page 61-62.

Degree Majors and Programs A.S. Degree

NURSING DIVISION

Nursing St. Croix campus

SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS DIVISION

Computer Science St. Croix and St. Thomas campuses
Physics St. Thomas campus

Nursing Major

The associate of science program in nursing is designed to prepare graduates to assess,
plan, implement, manage and evaluate nursing care competently for clients with common
predictable health problems. The program is accredited by the National League for Nurs-
ing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway 33rd Floor, New York, New York 10006 (800-
669-1656 ext. 153). In order to enroll in the first course of the nursing sequence, students
must have completed, or be exempt from, Freshman Studies Courses (MAT 023, RCA
021/ENG101, WAC11/ENG 100, FDS 100, SSC 100, MAT 024), PSY 120 and the com-
puter literacy exam. Students must also have completed NUR 100, BIO 151 and BIO 152
with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. In order to
enroll in clinical courses, students must submit documentation of current certification in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR- Health Care Provider) to the Division of Nursing
Education. Additionally, documentation of physical examination and up to date immuniza-
tion status must be provided to the Campus Nurse.

In order to enhance student success in the program, two pre-nursing courses are of-
fered. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in NUR 011: Basic Science Concepts
75











for Nursing, prior to entering BIO 151: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, and NUR
021: Strategies for Success in Nursing prior to entering NUR 131/132. These non-
degree courses are designed to equip students with skills needed to be successful in
completing the nursing curriculum.

In order to progress in the nursing sequence, students must achieve at least a "C" (2.0)
grade in all required nursing courses and BIO 240 and maintain a cumulative GPA of
2.0. Nursing students must show satisfactory achievement of clinical objectives and a
grade of 75 percent or better in theory in order to receive an overall course grade of
"C." Students may not re-enroll in nursing courses without recommendation by the
Course Re-enrollment Committee. Students who do not receive a favorable recom-
mendation from the Course Re-Enrollment Committee will be dismissed from the pro-
gram. After one year, students may petition the Committee for re-enrollment. A nurs-
ing student who earns less than a "C" (2.0) in Biology 240 (Microbiology) may not
continue in the nursing sequence until the deficiency is made up.

The associate degree in nursing requires 37 semester credits of nursing courses. A
total of 70 credits is needed to obtain an associate of science degree in nursing. Prereq-
uisite courses require at least two semesters of study and the clinical nursing sequence
requires four semesters to complete for full-time students. Students wishing to progress
on a part-time basis may complete the clinical nursing sequence in six semesters as
follows:

NUR 100/131/132 Semester 1
NUR 142 Semester 2
NUR 242 Semester 3
NUR 244 Semester 4
NUR 243 Semester 5
NUR 245/246 Semester 6

In addition, the student must pass the English Proficiency Examination. Upon success-
ful completion of the associate of science degree, the graduate is eligible to apply to
take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a registered nurse. In addition to
successful completion of the NCLEX-RN Exam, licensure requirements vary. Stu-
dents should contact the Board of Nursing in the state or territory in which they plan to
practice. Contact information can be retrieved at the National Council of State Boards
of Nursing website. (http://www.ncsbn.org).

The following courses are required for the associate of science degree in nursing:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits): Credits

SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences: A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

B. Required courses in the Humanities: Credits

ENG 120 English Composition 3










ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
Humanities elective 3

C. Required courses in the Science and Mathematics Division: Credits

BIO 151-152 Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II 4-4
BIO 240 Microbiology 4

D. Required courses in the Social Sciences Division: Credits

PSY 120 General Psychology 3
PSY 202 Life Span Development 3

E. PLS 200 Self Management: Wellness and Risk 2

F. Required courses in the Nursing Education Division: Credits

NUR 100 Medical Terminology 1
NUR 131 Nursing Skill Acquisition 3
NUR 132 Introduction to the Nurse/Client System 4
NUR 142 NCS: Adult I 9
NUR 242 NCS: Adult II 6
NUR 243 NCS: Childbearing Family 4
NUR 244 NCS: Mental Health 4
NUR 245 NCS: Child 4
NUR 246 NCS: Management 2

Students entering the nursing program need to plan for the additional costs involved in
pursuing a career in nursing. The following is an estimate of costs:

Uniform/lab coat, shoes $150.00
Clinical Accessories $50.00
Nursing Textbooks $880.00
NCLEX Application $200.00
V.I. Board of Nursing Fee $97.00
Nursing Pin (optional) $43.00 $236.00

Computer Science Major

The associate of science degree in computer science is intended to provide a sound
foundation in computer science and to develop professional skills in programming and
networks. It is also designed to serve as an intermediate step towards acquiring the
baccalaureate degree in computer science. Depending upon previous educational back-
ground, this associate degree can be completed in two to three years on either the St.
Thomas or St. Croix campus.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 76-77), the following courses
are required:










A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required tor anyone admitted
into the program with fewer than 24 credits):

SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean
SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar

*Partiallyfulfills Social Science Requirements

B. Required Computer Science courses:


CSC 117
CSC 118
CSC 119
CSC 197,198
CSC 239
CSC 240
CSC 241

CSC 242
CSC 243
CSC 250


Introduction to Programming I
Introduction to Programming II
Computer Graphics Applications
Computer Science Seminar
Scientific Computer Applications
Human Computer Interface Design
Introduction to Computer Architecture
and Digital Systems
Data Structures
Digital Communications and Networks
Principles of Operating Systems


C. Required Mathematics courses:


MAT 143*
or MAT 140*
and MAT 142*
or MAT 235*
or MAT 241*
or MAT 233*
or MAT 215*
or MAT 232


Precalculus Algebra
College Algebra with Applications
College Trigonometry
Introductory Statistics with Applications
Introduction to Calculus I and Analytical Geometry
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Number Theory
Calculus for Business and Social Science


*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements

D. One of the following Science courses is required: Credits

BIO 141 General Biology I 4
CHE 151 General Chemistry I 5
PHY 211 Introduction to Physics I 4
PHY 241 General Physics I 5

Note: It is recommended that students intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree
elect to take AL4T 143: Precalculus Algebra, AL4T 142: College Trigonometry, 4AT
241: Introduction to Calculus I, and PHY 241: General Physics I. Some baccalaure-
ate programs expect students to take AL4T 233: Discrete Mathematics in the lower
division. Baccalaureate students should review their academic planning beyond the


Credits
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A.S. degree with their advisor.


Students who do not intend to pursue a baccalaureate degree may wish to take MA4T
140: Collegei. ii,. 1,. II Applications, A4T 235: Introductory Statistics with Appli-
cations, MAT 233: Discrete Mathematics, and any one of the following courses: PHY
211: Introduction to Physics I, or BIO 141: General Biology I.

E. Required Humanities Courses: Credits

SPE 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3

F. Two other courses in the Social Sciences from:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or So-
ciology

G. Physical Education

Full-time students must enroll for 0.5 credit hour of P.E. for each full-time semester up
to 2 credits, or enroll in Personal Life Skills 200.

H. Passing Score on the English Proficiency Examination

I. Passing Score on the Computer Literacy Examination

Physics Major

The associate of science program in physics is intended to develop an acute awareness
of our physical environment on a conceptual level through rigorous mathematical
manipulation of the fundamental laws of physics and through utilization of the tech-
niques of the modem physical scientist. It is also designed to serve as an intermediate
step towards acquiring the baccalaureate degree in engineering, physics, or similar
science. Depending upon previous educational background, this associate degree can
be completed in two to three years.

In addition to the general education requirements (see pp. 76-77), the following courses
are required:

A. Required courses in Freshman Studies (required for anyone admitted into the program
with fewer than 24 credits): Credits

SCI 100 The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
FDS 100 FreshmanDevelopment Seminar 1

*Partiallyfulfills the general education requirements in the Social Sciences











B. Required courses in the Science and Mathematics Division:


CHE 151-152
or
BIO 141-142
CSC 117
CSC 333
or MAT 261
MAT 241-242

MAT 341-342
PHY 241-242
PHY 311
or PHY 321
PHY 341
PHY 351


General Chemistry I-II


General Biology I-II
Introduction to Programming I
Programming Languages
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Calculus and
Analytical Geometry I-II
Intermediate Calculus I-II
General Physics I-II
Classical Mechanics
Electromagnetism
Modem Physics
Modem Physics Laboratory


Note: MA4T 346: Differential Equations is a recommended elective for students who
have space in their programs of study. However depending on their career plans,
students may elect to take engineering drawing, engineering graphics, or other labo-
ratory science courses to broaden their science base.


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Credits














To qualify for an associate in applied science degree, students must successfully com-
plete a minimum of 62 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general
education requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such additional
courses as they may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to meet the
requirements of the major.

General Education Requirements

The minimum General Education requirements in each discipline for graduation in the
associate in applied science degree programs are listed below. Specific guidance about
the courses that are available to meet General Education requirements will be pro-
vided to students in advance of registration. Students are required to meet with their
advisors in the selection of their courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 9-12

C. MATHEMATICS AND/OR SCIENCE 7-11

D. SOCIAL SCIENCES 3

* Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students ii,, ulr, ,i ,,into the Uni-
versity with fewer than 24 credits.

II. SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 9-12
Mathematics and/or Science 7-11
Social Sciences 3

TOTAL 19-27

III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every semester they
are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200 may also be used to
meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the Virgin
Islands. Course work more than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to
determine its appropriateness to the current University course requirements. In order to
graduate, students must earn at least two times as many quality points as registered cred-










its in all their courses as well as in the courses of their major.


Additionally, students must successfully pass the following examinations:

1. ENGLISH PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION (EPE)
2. COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT (CLE)

Please review entry requirements for EPE and CLE on pp. 61-62.

Degree Program A.A.S. Degree


SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS DIVISION

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY St. Croix campus

Process Technology

The associate of applied science degree program in Process Technology is a technical
program that will allow students to acquire the necessary skills, concepts, and experi-
ences to be employed in a variety of positions within the refinery industry. The pro-
gram blends essential elements of refinery training with General Education courses
needed by refinery employees such as reading, writing, communication, and math-
ematics.

In addition, it is a collaborative program designed by the technical and operations manag-
ers of HOVENSA and professors within the Division of Science and Mathematics. The
objectives of this program are to (1) prepare graduates to enter industrial employment, (2)
maintain up-to-date curriculum and industry standards, (3) assist local industries in provid-
ing up-to-date training for their present and future employees, and (4) provide an atmo-
sphere and the facilities to stimulate students toward maximum intellectual growth in tech-
nology.

FIRST YEAR

First Semester Credits

SPE 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership Skills 3
MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications 4
PRT 101 Introduction to Process Technology 3
PRT 110 Basic Electricity Theory 3
PRT 121 InstrumentationI 3
Total 16

Second Semester Credits

ENG 120 English Composition 3










MAT 235 Introductory Statistics with Applications 4
PRT 122 Instrumentation II 3
PRT 125 Industrial Process 3
PRT 130 Process Technology I- Equipment 3
Total 16

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester Credits

SSC 100 An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
CHE 151 General Chemistry I 5
PRT 225 Safety, Health & Environment 3
PRT 231 Process Technology II Systems 2
Total 16

Fourth Semester Credits

CHE 152 General Chemistry II 5
PRT 232 Process Technology III Operations 3
PRT 240 Process Troubleshooting 3
PRT 275 Internship 3
Total 14


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To qualify for a bachelor of arts degree, students must successfully complete a
minimum of 120 credits (exclusive of physical education) including the general
education requirements, the required courses in the major field, and such addi-
tional courses as they may select with the assistance of their faculty advisors to
meet the requirements of the major.

The General Education requirements for graduation in the bachelor of arts degree
programs are listed below. Specific guidance about the courses that are available
to meet General Education requirements will be provided to students in advance
of registration. Students are required to meet with their advisors in the selection of
their courses.

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Credits

A. FRESHMAN DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR (FDS)* 0-1

B. HUMANITIES 36

SPE 119 Interpersonal Communication and Leadership 3
SPE 120 Public Speaking 3
ENG 120 English Composition 3
ENG 201 Research and Applied Writing 3
ENG 261-262 World Literature I, II 6
FRE/SPA 131-132-231
Functional, Elementary and Intermediate French or
Fundamental, Elementary and Intermediate Spanish 12
HUM 115 Introduction to Humanities 3
PHI 200 Critical Thinking 3
TOTAL 36

C. MATHEMATICS 6-8

MAT 140 College Algebra with Applications 4
or MAT 143 Precalculus Algebra 4
and one of the following:
MAT 142/232/235 College Trigonometry/Calculus for
Business and Social Sciences/Introductory
Statistics with Applications 4
or
For students with advanced preparation beyond the above levels,
a minimum of six (6) credits of higher level mathematics courses 6-8
TOTAL 6-8










D. NATURAL SCIENCES


SCI 100* The Natural World: The Caribbean 3
and either
SCI 200 Changes in the Natural World 3
SCI 301 Application of Principles from the Natural World 3
or
Any two laboratory courses in the Natural Sciences
TOTAL 6-9

E. SOCIAL SCIENCES 6-9

SSC 100* An Introduction to the Social Sciences:
A Caribbean Focus 3
and
Two other courses in the Social Sciences:
Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or
Sociology
TOTAL 6-9

TOTAL CREDITS 54-63

* Requirement of the Freshman Year Program for all students ii r,,. i,,l ,,i into
the University with fewer than 24 credits.

II. SUMMARY Credits

Freshman Development Seminar 0-1
Humanities 36
Mathematics 6-8
Natural Sciences 6-9
Social Sciences 6-9

TOTAL 54-63

III. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to take 0.5 credit hour in Physical Education for every se-
mester they are full-time students up to the required two credit hours. PLS 200
may also be used to meet this requirement.

Also, students must earn at least 30 of the last 36 credits at the University of the
Virgin Islands. This particular requirement may be waived by the Chancellor only
in cases where the student must complete the final years) of studies in another
institution recognized by the University of the Virgin Islands. Course work more
than ten years old must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine its ap-
propriateness to the current University course requirements. Appeals should be
directed to the Chancellor. In order to graduate, students must earn a minimum
cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00; this requirement is also applicable




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