Undergraduate Course Sequence Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors

Jan. 10, 2019

Undergraduate Academic Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors
Degree plans help students, advisors and prospective students see and plan the path to graduation.

Webster University students and their families as well as advisors, Admissions representatives, and others have an important tool to help them plan their programs. Course sequence degree plans for undergraduate majors are all linked to this webpage.

Work by a subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Committee worked during Academic Year 2017-2018 with faculty in all five schools and colleges to assemble these documents from all departments. Over the summer and early fall, department and school/college staff worked with Global Marketing & Communications to get these valuable documents on school/college webpages that are linked to the above page on the Academic Advising Center’s page.

“These plans make the implicit knowledge faculty advisors have about the logic of the curricula of the majors in their departments more broadly available,“ said Kim Kleinman, director of Undergraduate Advising and chair of the subcommittee. “It helps us staff advisors when students ask us about switching majors or adding a double major," he said. "We can read catalog language, but this makes those program descriptions come alive.”

Eric Rothenbuhler, dean of the School of Communications, observed, “We’ve had these plans for a few years now in the School of Communications and found them helpful to students, advisors, department chairs scheduling courses, and even in recruiting; the parents of prospective students are very interested in seeing a map to graduation in four years.”

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