Change of Major

    Students who wish to transfer from one major to another may do so only after completing at least one semester in their current major, or in the major to which they have been admitted. Students who change major will be allowed to drop the lowest two grades obtained in the courses pertaining to the previous major. Admission to a new major must be approved by the chairperson of the academic unit to which the student has applied and by the Registrar; if approved, the change becomes effective as of the beginning of the following semester.


    Double Majors and Double Degrees

    Students who wish to major in a second academic discipline in the same academic faculty (school) must complete all of the following requirements:

    1. Complete all the courses required for the first degree (first major).
    2. Complete all core requirements of the new major (not less than 30-credit hours).
    3. Make sure that courses which satisfy requirements of the first major are not counted twice.
    4. Complete a senior project in the new discipline.

    Once the above conditions are satisfied, the student will receive the degree in the first major (one degree will be awarded), and a certification testifying to the completion of all requirements of the second major. The transcript of record shall also show that the student has satisfied all requirements for the second major.

    Students who wish to major in a second academic discipline in an academic faculty (school) different from the one of their original major, must complete the following requirements:
    1. Complete all core and major requirements of the new major.
    2. Complete a senior project in the new discipline.

    Once the above conditions are satisfied, the student will receive a degree for each major he/she has completed (two degrees will be awarded). The transcript of record will show that two degrees were awarded.

    AUST students may work for two BA or two BS degrees from the same faculty, provided they complete all core and major requirements for both majors, but ONLY ONE DIPLOMA will be awarded; a certification testifying to the completion of all requirements for the second major will be awarded.

    Course Numbering and Course Abbreviation

    • Freshman Level courses are given one hundred numbers; e.g., 100, 101, 102, 110, 120…
    • Sophomore Level courses are given two hundred numbers; e.g., 200, 201, 202, 205, 225…
    • Junior and Senior Level courses are given three hundred and four hundred numbers; e.g., 306, 402…
    • Pre-college remedial courses do not usually carry any credits, and are taken on a pass or fail basis; they are given numbers below one hundred; e.g., 001, 009, 085…
    • Graduate courses are given five hundred numbers; e.g., 500, 503…

     

    Academic courses at AUST are usually abbreviated according to one of two methods:

    • The first three letters of the name of the course; e.g., Accounting = ACC, Economics = ECO…
    • Three letters chosen from the name of the academic discipline that will properly reflect the nature of that discipline or the program; e.g., Graphic Design = GDP, Computer  & Communications Engineering = CCE...

    Maximum Course Load per Semester


    - A student may carry a maximum of 16-credit hours per semester if he / she is registered in the Freshman Level; a maximum of 18-credit hours if he/she is registered in the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Levels.

    - Outstanding students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above may be allowed to take up to 21-credit hours upon the approval of the advisor concerned, and only if they have completed the requirements of the English program.

    - A student may register for a maximum of 9-credit hours for the Summer I Session, and for a maximum of 6-credit hours for the Summer II Session.






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