2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog
This catalog is the official source for undergraduate academic policies, programs, and course descriptions.
Indiana State University Mission Statement
We transform the lives of students through a high-quality education infused with experiential learning, community engagement and career-readiness. Our students succeed within a culture of inclusion and support that provides the skills and knowledge to impact Indiana and beyond.
We will be the university of choice for students seeking a distinctive, high-quality education highlighted by challenging experiences that prepare our graduates to contribute to the economic vitality and civic and cultural development of their communities and the global society.
Indiana State is committed to these core values:
Learning: We prepare the next generation of leaders and citizens by providing personalized and transformative experiences that lead to success in the classroom and beyond.
Discovery: We nurture intellectual curiosity and growth through the creation of new knowledge and the joy of enhanced human understanding.
Engagement: We collaborate with our local and global communities to create long-term relationships, connectedness with integrity, and a shared sense of pride.
Inclusiveness: We take action to honor the diversity of individuals, ideas and expressions, ensuring they are genuinely recognized, valued, and lived.
Regional Instituional Accreditation
ISU offers baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 800-621-7740. Academic programs across the colleges are accredited by more than 25 different agencies. In addition, the University holds institutional membership in at least ten major national associations.
Indiana State University does not discriminate on the basis of: age, disability, genetic information, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other class protected by federal and state statues. Indiana State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment for all. Discrimination based upon any protected class is strictly prohibited. (Last revised December 2016)
Indiana State University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the University and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana State University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications.
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 Assistant Vice President of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Director; Equal Opportunity and Title IX Office; Rankin Hall, Room 426, phone: 812-237-8954; email: ISUfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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 1, 2020.