Student Responsibility and Degree Requirements

The university, its colleges, and departments establish certain academic requirements which must be met before a degree is granted. These requirements concern such things as curricula and courses, majors and minors, and campus residence. Advisors, faculty, directors, department heads, and deans are available to help the student understand and arrange to meet these requirements, but the student is responsible for fulfilling them.

At the end of the student's course of study, if requirements for graduation have not been satisfied, the degree will not be granted. It is important for each student to be acquainted with his/her chosen catalog and to be responsible for completing requirements. 

Announcements in the catalog concerning regulations, fees, curricula, or other matters are subject to change without notice. Courses, programs, and requirements described in the catalog may be suspended, deleted, restricted, supplemented, or changed in any manner at any time at the sole discretion of the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents. The catalog does not establish a contractual relationship, but it summarizes the total requirements which the student must presently meet before qualifying for a faculty recommendation to the Arizona Board of Regents to award a degree. For this reason, students must remain currently informed about all policies and other information that bears directly on completing a degree program.

The electronic catalog is the official general catalog of The University of Arizona. Students may access the catalog from any computer connected to the Internet. A complete printed version of the electronic catalog is also available in The University of Arizona Main Library, and in the Office of the Registrar.

The Academic Manual, available in the ASUA Bookstore, provides information excerpted from the electronic catalog. The manual is meant as a guide to the electronic catalog; it does not contain all information that is available electronically. On many subjects, more detailed information is available from the catalog, from On Course! Academic Program Requirements Reports (APRRs), and from departments, colleges, or administrative units responsible for various programs and services. Students should seek information from these sources as needed.

Page last updated:  May 20, 2013

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