2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

This catalog is the official source for undergraduate academic policies, programs, and course descriptions. 

Indiana State University Mission Statement

Indiana State University combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world.

Vision Statement

Inspired by a shared commitment to improving our communities, Indiana State University will be known nationally for academic, cultural, and research opportunities designed to ensure the success of its people and their work.


Indiana    Integrity. We demonstrate integrity through honesty, civility, and fairness.

State        Scholarship. We value high standards for learning, teaching, and inquiry.

T             Transforming. We foster personal growth within an environment in which every individual matters.

R             Responsibility. We uphold the responsibility of university citizenship.

E             Education.  We provide a well-rounded education that integrates professional preparation and study in the arts and sciences with co-curricular involvement.

E             Embrace Diversity.  We embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions.

S             Stewardship.  We exercise stewardship of our global community.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Indiana State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, religion, disability, or veteran status. In line with its commitment to equal opportunity, the University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications meeting established criteria. (Last revised November 2012

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Indiana State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity withing the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana State University will recruit, hire, promote, education, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.

Indiana State University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identify, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Indiana State University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans. (Last revised July 23, 2012)

All inquiries regarding the Non-Discrimination Policy and Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy should be directed to the Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office; phone: 812-237-8954; email: ISU-equalopportunity-titleix@indstate.edu.

The University reserves the right to change requirements regarding admission, the courses and their contents, the organization of curricula, requirements for retention and for the awarding of degrees, and other necessary rules and regulations.

Such regulations shall be effective whenever determined by the appropriate faculty and administrative bodies; they may govern both old and new students.

Every effort, however, has been made to assure that all regulations and curriculum information contained in this Catalog are correctly updated as of May 31, 2016.