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2007-2009 Catalog 
2007-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs of Study

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Accounting BBA 120 - - BBA
Actuarial Mathematics BS 24 - - -
Africana Studies BA 120 Yes - BA
American Literature (English) - - Yes - -
Anthropology BA 120 Yes - BA
Applied Science BAS 124 - - -
Art (Visual) Education BS 126 - BS -
Art -Studio Art BFA 124 Yes - BFA
Art/Art History - - Yes - -
Biochemistry BS 124 - - BS
Biology BS 124 Yes BS/Minor BS
British Literature (English) - - Yes - -
Business BBA 120 Yes - BBA
Chemistry BA/BS 120/124 Yes BA/Minor BS
Clinical/Community Psychology BS 124 - - BS
Communication BA 120 Yes - BA
Computer Science BS 124 Yes - BS
Computer Information Systems BS 124 Yes - -
Criminal Justice BA 120 - - BA
Dance - - Yes - -
Earth Science - - Yes BS -
Environmental Science & Planning BS 124 - BS/Minor BS
Environmental Health - - Yes - -
Economics BA 120 Yes - BA
Education, Elementary  BS 128 - - BS
Education, Secondary BA/BS 124 - BA/BS BS
Engineering Science BS 128 - - BS
English BA 120 - BA/Minor BA
English, Specialization in Composition Studies
    & Foundation of Writing Instruction
- - Yes - -
English, Specialization in Creative Writing - - Yes - -
English, Specialization in Writing BA 120 Yes - -
English, Specialization in Technical
    & Professional Writing
- - Yes - -
Field Biology - - Yes - -
Finance BBA 120 - - BBA
French BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
French and International Studies BA 120 - - -
French and Linguistics BA 120 - - -
Geographic Information Science - - Yes - -
Gerontology/Specialist in Aging - - - Yes -
Health Care Administration BS 124 Yes - -
Health Education BS 124 - - -
Health Education & Behavior - - Yes - -
Health Science BS 124 - - -
History BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
Human Biology BA 120 - - -
Interdisciplinary Studies BIS 120 - - -
International and Global Studies - - Yes - -
Law and Society - - Yes - -
Linguistics (English) - - Yes - -
Marketing BBA 120 Yes - BBA
Mathematics BA/BS 120/124 Yes BA/BS/Minor BA/BS
Medical Technology BS 124 - - -
Middle Eastern Studies - - Yes - -
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology BS 124 - - -
Music BA 120 Yes - BA
Music Education BME 122 - BME BME
Music Performance BS 124 - - -
Music Theatre - - Yes - -
Natural History BA 120 - - -
Nursing BSN 120 - - BSN
Operations Management BBA 120 - - BBA
Organizational Behavior
    & Human Resources Management
BBA 120 Yes - BBA
Philosophy BA 120 Yes - BA
Philosophy, Emphasis in Ethics, Social and Political BA 120 - - -
Philosophy & Psychology BA 120 - - -
Physical Geography - - Yes - -
Physics BA/BS 120/124 - BA/Minor BA
Political Science BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
Psychology BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA/BS
Public Administration BA 120 Yes - BA
Radiation Therapy BS 141 - - -
Religious Studies - - Yes - -
Research Psychology BS 124 - - -
Social Sciences, Joint Programs BA 120 - - -
Social Studies - - - BA/Minor -
Social Theory & Practice - - - - -
Social Work BA 120 - - BA
Sociology BA 120 Yes - BA
Spanish BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
Spanish and International Studies BA 120 - - -
Spanish and Linguistics BA 120 - - -
Speech - - - BA/Minor -
Theatre BA/BFA 120/126 Yes - BA
Theatre Design and Technology BS 124 - - -
Visual Communications BFA 124 - - -
Wildlife Biology BS 124 - - BS
Women’s and Gender Studies - - Yes -




BA Bachelor of Arts BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts
BS Bachelor of Science BAS Bachelor of Applied Science
BIS Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies BME Bachelor of Music Education
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing





Master of Arts in Education

Master of Liberal Studies in American Culture

  Specialization in Early Childhood Education

Master of Public Administration

  Specialization in Literacy (K-12)   General Program in Public Administration
  Specialization in Urban/Multicultural Education   Concentration in Administration of Nonprofit Agencies
  Specialization in Technology in Education   Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration
  Specialization in Special Education   Concentration in Educational Administration

Master of Arts in Elementary Education with Teacher Certification

  Concentration in Health Care Administration

Master of Arts in English

Master of Science in Anesthesia

  Concentration in British Literature

Master of Science in Biology

  Concentration in American Literature

Master of Science in Computer & Information Systems

  Concentration in Composition and Rhetoric

Master of Science in Health Education

  Concentration in Linguistics and Language

Master of Science in Nursing

  Concentration in Pedagogy in English   Adult Nurse Practitioner Track

Master of Arts in Social Sciences

  Family Nurse Practitioner Track
  Global Studies Track   Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track
  Gender Studies Track

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  US History & Politics Track  

Master of Business Administration

  General Program in Business Administration  
  Concentration in Accounting  
  Concentration in Finance  
  Concentration in Health Administration  
  Concentration in International Business  
  Concentration in Lean Manufacturing  
  Concentration in Organizational Leadership  

Pre-Professional Studies


For information on preparation for study in Dentistry, Law, Medicinal Chemistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy, Radiation Therapy and Veterinary Medicine, consult the Index.

Programs of Study


Undergraduate Study

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate programs of study lead to the degrees Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS), and Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from the College of Arts and Sciences; Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) from the School of Education and Human Services; Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from the School of Health Professions and Studies; and Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the School of Management. A comprehensive guide to programs and degrees is provided in the chart at the beginning of this Catalog section. See the following section for General Education Program information. Students must consult Catalog sections for the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Health Professions and Studies, or the School of Management for additional regulations and requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for graduation include:

  1. Completion of 120 or more credits. The number of credits needed varies with the degree sought and the concentration program pursued.
  2. Completion of the General Education Requirements. (See the “General Education Program” section of this Catalog.)
  3. Completion of the additional requirements for a degree and a concentration program.
  4. Completion of a minimum number of credits in upper division courses (courses numbered 300 or above). Since this minimum number varies among academic units and programs, the student should consult the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the School of Health Professions and Studies, or the School of Management, and also the requirements of the intended concentration program.
  5. Maintenance of a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average. Higher grade point averages are required by many programs.
  6. Completion of at least 45 credits while enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  7. Completion of all coursework. Course grades of “I” (incomplete) or “**” (grade not yet submitted) must be replaced with a final grade to confirm completion.
  8. Submission of the application for the diploma.

Graduate Study

See “Graduate Study” section in the back of this Catalog.

Office of Extended Learning

240 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (800) 942-5636 ext. 2-3200
Fax: (810) 766-6803
Email: oel@umflint.edu
Website: http://oel.umflint.edu

Director: Deborah White

Academic Online Programs: Nick Gaspar, Theresa Stevens

Noncredit Professional Development Programs: Andrea Becker, Terri Blackwell, Charles Wright

Secretarial Staff: Krista Heiser

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Extended Learning is to provide nontraditional learning opportunities for academic and professional enrichment to serve lifelong learners. In collaboration with the UM-Flint community, OEL will expand alternative methods of educational delivery based on sound pedagogy and the University of Michigan’s high-quality standards and traditions.

Online Academic Course Offerings

OEL facilitates the development of online academic courses, which may be offered fully online or in mixed-mode requiring a few visits to campus. All academic online courses are instructorled using the Web-based Blackboard course management system. In addition, many faculty in face-to-face classes use Blackboard to make assignments, documents, discussions and grades available to students via the Web.

UM-Flint offers hundreds of online courses each year, as well as complete online and mixed-mode programs.

Student Support

OEL provides on-campus orientation sessions for students new to online learning prior to the start of each semester, and has a “PowerPack” tab in Blackboard. OEL also staffs a help desk for online students, (810) 237-6691, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Noncredit Professional Development

OEL provides professional development courses and certificate programs for accountants, business and healthcare professionals, and K-12 teachers and administrators. K-12 courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Education for State Board continuing education units (SB-CEUs).

Additional Non-credit Programs

OEL also has the capability to customize training programs for business, industry, labor, public and not-for-profit and professional organizations.