Changes since the catalog was published:
Updated catalog on 5-29-14 to reflect updated Mission Statement
East Tennessee State University
Approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, January 2010
East Tennessee State University prepares students to become productive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities and our world. Education is the university’s foremost goal. ETSU provides outstanding programs of study, enhanced access to education, and distinctive educational and research opportunities to attract students from around the region and the world. ETSU affirms that a diverse population is necessary for the intellectual, social, economic, and professional development of our campus and regional communities. Innovation and integration of educational programs, opportunities and scholarly activities enable ETSU to enrich the cultural and intellectual environment, advance economic development, and increase the level of educational attainment of our community and region. Innovation is advanced through entrepreneurial initiatives, interdisciplinary collaboration, and community and international partnerships. The research mission of ETSU advances scholarly and creative activity that enhances the teaching and learning environment and benefits the regional, national, and global communities we serve.
ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs. The university provides strong, comprehensive educational, research, and service programs in the health sciences that advance the health and wellness of people throughout Tennessee and Southern Appalachia and of rural populations around the world. ETSU affirms the value of a liberal education and life-long learning by providing broadly enriching experiences through opportunities such as honors education, student research and creative activities, international study, community service, internships, and professional development. ETSU also affirms the importance of a total college experience by offering a rich campus life of cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs.
Approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents, May 2014
East Tennessee State University prepares students to become productive, enlightened citizens who actively serve their communities and our world. Education is the university’s highest priority, and the institution is committed to increasing the level of educational attainment in the state and region. The university conducts a wide array of educational and research programs and clinical services and is the only Academic Health Sciences Center in the Tennessee Board of Regents System. Through research, creative activity and public service ETSU advances the cultural, intellectual and economic development of the region and the world.
- ETSU endorses the value of liberal education and provides enriching experiences in honors education, student research and creative activity, study abroad, service learning, and community-based education.
- ETSU honors and preserves the rich heritage of Southern Appalachia through distinctive education, research and service programs and is actively engaged in regional stewardship.
- ETSU affirms the contribution of diverse people, cultures and thought to intellectual, social and economic development.
- ETSU offers students a total university experience that includes cultural and artistic programs, diverse student activities, a variety of residential opportunities, and outstanding recreational and intercollegiate athletic programs.
- ETSU awards degrees in over one hundred baccalaureate, masters and doctoral programs, including distinctive interdisciplinary programs and distance education offerings that serve students from the region and beyond.
Updated catalog on 8-8-14 to add newly approved Graphic Design B.F.A. program.
Updated catalog on 8-19-14 to remove the Occupational Health and Safety Concentration from B.S. in Environmental Health.
Updated catalog on 8-21-14 to list only ECON 2210 and PSYC 1310 for Social and Behavioral Sciences for ENTC Construction Engineering. Correcting a mistake.
Updated catalog on 8-29-14 to update list of Guided Electives in Anthropology.
Updated catalog on 11-4-14 to change Dean’s List requirements to GPA of 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credit hours and no grade below a B-.
Updated catalog on 1-6-15 to change name of concentration from Digital Interaction and Game Design to Digital Game Design.
Updated catalog on 3-19-15 to correct mistake. MATH 4010 should have been listed under each concentration but was only listed under Statistics.
English Additional Information:
Credit from the 3000 or higher level must include a genre course and either a language course or literary criticism. Words “or higher” were added to clarify the requirements.
The following was added for clarification to all MCOM majors:
At least 72 hours of a student’s degree must be completed in non-mass communication courses (i.e., courses that do not begin with MCOM, ADVR, JOUR, PUBR or RTVF). Students must also complete a minor in a department of their choosing. A 2.0 grade point average must be obtained in the major, the minor, overall, and in all courses taken at ETSU in order to graduate. Prior to graduation, students must also complete a major field test in addition to the standard University exit examination.
Select three (3) courses from any non-required course from MCOM, ADVR, JOUR, PUBR, or RTVF in conjunction with your advisor as an elective.
Added to Degree and Graduation Requirements: (Note: Beginning in summer 2016 undergraduate students, including transfer students, will no longer be required to complete proficiency-intensive course requirements. Instead, students will gain the proficiencies throughout their programs of study. This change will apply to all students entering ETSU in summer 2016 or thereafter and also to students on earlier catalogs. Students will not have to switch to the new catalog for the change to apply to them.)
Note added to English Minor to clarify that any 3000/4000 level ENGL course may be used for the electives.