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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog

This Web catalog is the official catalog of Longwood University. It describes Longwood's academic programs, including course numbers, descriptions, and standards for student progress and retention at the time of publication. However, the provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Longwood. There are established procedures for making changes which protect the institution's right to make changes deemed appropriate. A change of curriculum or graduation requirement is not made retroactive unless the alteration is to the student's advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years normally required for graduation.

Longwood University reserves the right to require a series of student proficiency assessment tests prior to graduation. The purpose of these assessment tests is to help individual students develop to their fullest potential and to improve the educational programs of the institution. Students are required to participate; students who fail to participate may lose their priority ranking for registration and housing. The institution may withhold transcripts for three months for graduating seniors who fail to participate. Longwood University, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning. Consistent with Federal and State law, the University promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status, except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Anyone with questions concerning access or accommodations should contact Disability Support Services at 434.395.2391 (V); 800-828-1120 (TT Relay).

The Longwood Undergraduate Catalog was published in June, 2010. The Catalog and related announcements remain in effect until August 1, 2011. Longwood University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4501) to award bachelors and masters degrees. Longwood is also accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; Virginia State Board of Education; National Association of Schools of Music; the undergraduate Social Work Program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education; the undergraduate Therapeutic Recreation Program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with the American Association for Leisure and Recreation; the undergraduate Business Administration Program is accredited by AACSB - The International Association For Management Education; Longwood is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Athletic Training Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Accreditation documents may be viewed during normal business hours in the Office of Academic Affairs.