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The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing knowledge on the cutting edge, preparing students with the abilities they will need to succeed in the 21st century.
New College offers an interdisciplinary approach through building upon the knowledge of multiple disciplines, such as history, religion, psychology, sociology, biology and statistics, bringing them together to meet such challenges as how to develop sustainable societies, create social justice and human rights, end poverty, and understand who we are and what gives meaning to our lives.
New College focuses on the arts and sciences, a curriculum grounded in the study of a particular discipline or major within a broad general education that provides students with the ability to think critically, to express themselves in speaking and writing, to use quantitative and technological skills in solving problems, and to understand how values shape individuals and societies.
Further, in the tradition of a liberal arts education, New College is built upon close faculty-student relationships, and a large number of undergraduates pursue their own faculty-sponsored independent research projects. Students are also granted the opportunity to integrate the curricular with extracurricular life not only through lectures, discussions and activities outside the classroom but also through internships and service-learning opportunities in local businesses and organizations. For more information, students should see https://newcollege.asu.edu/.
The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences adheres to ASU’s Student Academic Integrity Policy. Therefore, academic honesty is expected in all areas of student work, including examinations, written work, laboratory assignments, internships, group work and all other necessary transactions. If academic integrity is compromised, possible sanctions include course assignment grade penalties, failure of course, disqualification and dismissal from the university. For more information, students should see https://provost.asu.edu/academic-integrity/.
New College students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 in order to be considered in good academic standing at ASU. Students with a semester or cumulative GPA of less than 2.00 are placed on academic probation and are required to meet with an advisor to effectively plan academic progress toward graduation. Further information is available at https://catalog.asu.edu/retention_standing.
All students in New College are encouraged to seek academic advisement prior to course enrollment each semester.
To ensure students are making timely progress toward degree completion, advising may be required for the following:
Advising information for New College is available at https://newcollege.asu.edu/college-advisor.
For eAdvisor tracking and other general academic program information, students should see https://students.asu.edu/academics.
Audit Grade Option
Students may choose to audit a course, allowing them to attend but not earn credit. Students must obtain instructor approval prior to enrollment (https://students.asu.edu/grades). This grade option may not be changed after the drop/add period.
The audit option may be used under the following conditions:
Students are limited to a maximum of 18 credit hours per term. Enrollment in additional credit hours requires approval from the college academic advisor.
Course prerequisites are established to ensure student success in a course. Students must complete all course prerequisites prior to enrolling in the desired course. Prerequisite overrides may be granted under the following conditions:
Grade of Incomplete
A grade of incomplete for a course may be granted by permission of the instructor under the following conditions:
Pass/Fail Grade Option
A grade of “Y” (satisfactory) contributes to a student’s earned hours but does not affect the GPA. A failing grade of "E" is calculated into the GPA.
The pass/fail grade option may be used under the following conditions:
New College students may not enroll under the pass/fail option in the following courses:
Credit is granted for transferred courses deemed equivalent to corresponding courses in the selected program of study, subject to grade and ASU resident credit requirements. No grades less than “C” (2.00) transfer to ASU. Credits transferred from a community college or two-year institution are applied as lower-division credits. For a listing of the acceptable courses transferable to the various degree programs, prospective Arizona transfer students should consult their advisors and refer to the ASU transfer tools: https://transfer.asu.edu.
Some courses taken from other ASU colleges or other universities may be acceptable for general university credit but may not be applicable toward the degree requirements of the schools. Determination of those particular courses applicable to a specific degree program is made within the appropriate academic unit.
Complete Session Withdrawal Information
Since a complete session withdrawal from the university can be a difficult decision and could result in serious academic and financial consequences, undergraduate students are required to contact their academic advisor to facilitate the withdrawal process.
Students must complete the following steps in the order in which they are listed:
ASU has many resources in place to help students. Students may want to consider one or more of the following:
Possible consequences resulting from a complete session withdrawal:
Procedures for general university withdrawal are at https://students.asu.edu/drop-add.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
All candidates for graduation in the BA, BS and BAS curricula are required to present at least 120 credit hours, of which at least 45 credit hours must consist of upper-division work. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 is required for graduation. Students must complete a New College residency requirement of a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-division (300- and 400-level) coursework from the school housing the student's major.
It is the student's responsibility to be aware of the degree program requirements and to select courses accordingly.
To graduate, a student must satisfy the following requirements:
Information on critical tracking and eAdvisor tools, such as the student's major map, is available at https://eadvisor.asu.edu.
Each student is required to demonstrate proficiency in the analysis of language and cultures and also mathematics by passing an examination or by completing the courses specified below with a grade of “C” (2.00) or better in each course.
Students considering graduate work after completion of a bachelor’s degree should consult with faculty advisors regarding language requirements in their intended areas of study.
Language and Cultures
This requirement may be satisfied through one of the following:
Students may obtain information about applicable coursework through the college advising office.
Students are required to complete MAT 142 or any MAT course for which MAT 117 or a higher-level MAT course is a prerequisite.
Each student is required to select a major from among the programs offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.
The major program may require up to 51 credit hours of coursework. The minimum is 30 hours. A maximum of 18 additional hours may be required in related courses and prerequisites. No more than 63 credit hours of coursework may be required to complete the major, related courses and prerequisites.
No credit is granted toward fulfilling major or minor requirements in any upper-division course in the subject field of the major unless the grade in that course is at least a “C” (2.00). Normally, a “Y” (pass) grade needs confirmation that it is equivalent to a “C” (2.00) or better.
Upon completion of all other requirements, the remainder of the minimum 120 credit hours required for graduation is general electives. Students should contact college advisors for assistance in selecting elective courses.
Students in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences are eligible to seek concurrent degrees. If both disciplines of the desired concurrent program are offered by New College, sharing of credits is allowable; however, if the program overlap is too significant between the two programs, the petition may not be granted.
Students are eligible to pursue a concurrent degree when the following criteria have been met:
To be approved to pursue a concurrent degree, students must file a Petition to Pursue Concurrent Degree form: https://newcollege.asu.edu/advising/forms.
New College offers minors in many of its disciplines. All minors require a minimum of 15 credit hours in the discipline with at least nine of those hours completed as upper-division coursework. Six of the upper-division hours must be taken from courses offered by the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Courses used in the minor may not be used in the student's major program. https://catalog.asu.edu/index.php?q=minors
Undergraduate degree-seeking students having previously attended ASU but not enrolled at ASU for one fall or spring semester or no more than two consecutive semesters are eligible to return through quick reentry. These students are not required to submit a new application or application fee but must contact an academic advisor in their school to enroll.
Undergraduates who have been away from the university for three or more semesters and want to return to ASU in a New College program are required to apply for readmission through Admission Services https://students.asu.edu/readmission.
Disqualified students must follow the procedures for readmission and will be reviewed by the college on a case-by-case basis.
Undergraduate students with grievances pertaining to an enrolled course should first address issues with the course instructor. If the identified grievance is not resolved with the course instructor, the student should meet with the school's director or associate director. Finally, if no resolution has been achieved, the student should contact the executive director of Academic Services in the dean's office at 602-543-7000.
Students must fulfill all requirements of their individual graduate programs to remain in good academic standing, and they must must abide by all university policies including those of the Graduate College and the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.