Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
The College of Arts and Sciences is a diverse community of educators, students, and researchers from across the country and around the world who work together to advance the boundaries of human knowledge, foster critical thinking skills, promote intellectual inquiry, and develop an understanding of different human cultures necessary to become engaged global citizens.
These goals compel a commitment to creativity and inquiry free of bias and based upon the principles of objective scholarship. They require a responsibility to promote and convey those elements of the liberal arts and sciences that must be essential components of the educational goals of all units of the university. The college seeks richness through diversity of its programs and strength through erudition.
The College of Arts & Sciences is the university’s largest and oldest; it teaches the most students, and provides the backbone for Troy University’s educational and research missions. As a result, you will find a broad array of academic programs that will prepare you for careers in public and private sectors as well as postgraduate and professional schools. These programs emphasize the core values of a classic liberal arts education, as well as the skills and flexibility one will need to meet the challenges of the 21st century workplace.
A degree from the College of Arts & Sciences is much more than preparation for a career—it is preparation for a complete, rich, and rewarding life.
In addition to general studies courses, major courses and minor courses, sufficient free electives should be chosen to total at least 120 hours.
As part of ongoing planning and evaluation, the College of Arts and Sciences regularly evaluates student learning outcomes for each degree program.
ACCELERATED LAW CURRICULUM (58 HOURS)
AIR FORCE ROTC/AEROSPACE STUDIES MINOR (18 HOURS)
ANTHROPOLOGY MAJOR (36 HOURS)
ANTHROPOLOGY MINOR (18 HOURS)
Select at least 12 hours of additional 3000/4000-level anthropology courses as approved by your faculty adviser.
AVIATION OPERATIONS MINOR (18 HOURS) AND ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT MINOR (18 HOURS)
These two programs are only available as concentrations for students pursuing the ASGE degree and for students in the BAS/RTM program. The Advanced Professional Flight concentration is only available at Troy University’s Hawaii location. Specific questions regarding these two concentrations should be directed to the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
For concentration requirements, see the Aviation Operations and Advanced Professional Flight link at www.troy.edu/catalogs/1718undergraduate/index.html.
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE: RESOURCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT MAJOR (36 HOURS)
*Specialized technical courses.
Credit will be awarded for specialized technical knowledge based upon American Council of Education (A.C.E.) credit recommendations or transfer work from regionally accredited (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, etc.) post- secondary community college, or technical schools as approved by the Academic Council. Specializations are not available in fields of study that are offered through Troy University as majors, programs, or minors, e.g., nursing, computer science, information systems, or education. Exceptions to the use of a Troy University minor are the programs in Aviation Operations and Advanced Professional Flight. Program requirements for either minor may be used to satisfy the 18 hours of specialized technical courses.
Eligibility for enrollment in one of the applied science degree programs is dependent upon prior education and/or experience. Before enrollment in one of the programs, official documentation of prior learning must be submitted to determine eligibility. All post-secondary technical school transfer students must complete all courses required in the institution’s curriculum and earn (if appropriate) a diploma or certificate before being granted admission into the resources management degree program. No additional credit will be awarded for the possession of a license (i.e., all credit awarded is based on documentation of training and evaluation leading to the issue of a license, not the mere possession of a license). All credit from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF), accredited post secondary technical schools, and/or American Council on Education (ACE) recommendations will be considered junior college credit except where specifically recommended by ACE for upper-division credit. No credit will be awarded until six semester hours of academic credit has been earned at Troy University. At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit at the 3300/4400 level. Curriculum: The academic curricula taught by the university have been developed to supplement, not duplicate, the vocational/technical training or other experiential learning the individual may possess in a manner designed to provide these individuals greater career opportunities.
Students seeking Alabama teacher certification should select biology as a first major and education as a second major. Students should consult with their advisers concerning all certification requirements.
BIOLOGY MAJOR (43 HOURS)
*Special Topics in Biology (BIO 4476), Guided Independent Studies (BIO 4491/4492) and Guided Independent Research (BIO 4493, 4494) may only be taken for a maximum of 6 semester hours.
Specialized General Studies Requirements
General studies requirements for the biology, environmental science, biomedical sciences, and marine biology programs and the biology major total 64 semester hours. See the General Studies section of this catalog for complete general studies information.
BIOLOGY PROGRAM (56 HOURS)
*Special Topics in Biology (BIO 4476), Guided Independent Studies (BIO 4491/4492) and Guided Independent Research (BIO 4493, 4494) may only be taken for a maximum of 6 semester hours
Specialized General Studies Requirements
Complete 16 additional semester hours of Biology or Marine Biology courses. The 16 hours chosen should be based on the student’s future plans for employment, graduate school or professional school.
BIOLOGY, PREPROFESSIONAL MAJOR (56 HOURS)
Specialized General Studies Requirements