Graduate Catalog 2004-2005
In regard to their curricula and courses, students are governed by their approved Tentative Degree Program (TDP). In regard to the rules and policies, students are governed by the current catalog.
The University seeks to offer degree programs with integrity and stability. Accordingly, students may expect the programs to be implemented basically as described. However, because higher education is a dynamic enterprise, the University has the authority to make changes in policies, degree programs, requirements, course offerings, class schedules, assignment of instructors, fees, and other aspects of its educational programs at any time, sometimes without prior notice. Such alterations and changes in policy supersede specific information appearing in the Graduate Catalog and other official publications of the University.
General requirements in degree programs cannot be waived. In addition to the minimum requirements specified by the Graduate Council, academic departments/ schools also have the authority to prescribe their own degree requirements and policies. Students already studying in graduate degree programs may be required to comply with alterations in the curriculum when major revisions occur. Prospective students should consult with the departmental graduate coordinator concerning the degree program of interest, current offerings, and precise requirements. Ignorance of degree requirements and regulations is not a justification for an exemption or waiver. It is the responsibility of graduate students to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of their academic department as well as the policies presented in the Graduate Catalog and Student Affairs Handbook and to maintain familiarity with such policies throughout their graduate studies at Bowling Green State University. Only students who satisfactorily complete all the requirements in a program will be recommended for the appropriate graduate degree.