2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    May 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Policies Disclaimer

This catalog contains information which was accurate at the time of completion. However, administrative requirements, regulations, fees, programs of study, and individual courses are regularly revised, and the catalog information is subject to change. Students are expected to keep themselves informed concerning current requirements, policies, and program requirements in their fields of study and must meet all requirements of the degree programs in which they are enrolled. Courses which are modified or added to a curriculum at a level beyond that at which a student is enrolled may become graduation requirements for that student. Courses which are incorporated into the curriculum at a lower level than the one at which the student is enrolled are not required for that student.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

No person shall, on the grounds of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, religion, veteran status, national origin, or any other legally protected class be denied admission to or employment at Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, or be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any program or activity sponsored by the University.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Policy

Southern Arkansas University is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. Students are notified through the Schedule of Classes published each semester that they have the right to inspect and review their educational records; to request an amendment of their records to ensure that they are not inaccurate and not misleading or otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights; to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their educational records, except to the extent that the Act and the regulations authorize disclosure without consent; to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures by the institution to comply with the requirements of the Act; and to secure a copy of the institution’s policy regarding how the institution meets the requirements of the Act. A copy of the policy may be secured in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in Overstreet Hall, room 116.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provides that directory information will be available to the general public. Directory information means information contained in an educational record of a student which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. It includes the student’s name, address, telephone listing, university e-mail address, major field of study, participation in officially recognized sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended.

Should an enrolled student not wish directory information released to the general public, the student should notify the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs in Overstreet Hall, room 116, no later than the end of registration week of each semester or term that all or part of the directory information should not be released without prior consent.