2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Academic Policies

All academic policies in this bulletin apply to University College students. (see: Belmont Academic Policies.) The normal class load is 12 hours per semester.

Web-based courses. Students taking courses designated as web-based will need to have access to the internet and access to appropriate computer equipment on a regular basis in order to complete these courses. Students must make sure that their internet connections and equipment are reliable. They are responsible for communicating with the professor to insure continuing participation in the course should lapses in their internet service occur.

Assessment Program. Belmont University is committed to assessment of all programs as a means of assuring quality and identifying possibilities for improvement. Assessment of the Liberal Studies program is managed, primarily through the Liberal Studies Cornerstone and Capstone courses and includes a variety of assessment tools designed to measure learning outcomes.

Awards and Honors, Honor Societies, Campus Organizations

Like all undergraduate students at Belmont University, degree-seeking University College students are eligible for campus awards, for membership in honor societies (if requirements are met), and for participation in campus organizations.


All degree-seeking University College students are required to participate in the convocation program required of all students seeking undergraduate degrees. Students who transfer credit from previous study should consult The Guide or the student affairs web site for specific requirements. Students will have the option of completing any convocation requirements necessary by submitting a portfolio documenting participation in the categories listed. Guidelines for the portfolio option are available from the Office of Adult Degree Programs or from the academic advisor.

Transfer from Adult Degree Programs to Traditional Programs

The University College of Belmont University, in conjunction with other colleges of the university, offers the following degrees for working adults: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Business Administration (PBBA) with concentrations in general business or accounting; the Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses; the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations Management, and the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Ministry. Students enrolled in the University College who choose to transfer to another college of the university will be subject to tuition rates of the new college. Additionally, they will be required to pay the difference between current tuition rates for the University College and the college to which the student is transferring for all credits earned at Belmont while enrolled in the University College*.

*Students with special "hardship" circumstances may appeal for relief from the tuition policy for transfers between colleges. Such appeals should be directed to the Dean of the University College who will decide the appeal based on criteria established with the university Provost.