May 22, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog 
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs of Study

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Accounting BBA 120 - - BBA
Actuarial Mathematics BS 124 - - BS
Africana Studies BA 120 Yes - BA
Aging/Gerontology  or a Specialist in Aging Certificate  -  - Yes -  -
Anthropology BA 120 Yes - BA
Applied Psychology BS 124 - - BS
Applied Science BAS 124 - - -
Argumentation and Advocacy - - Yes - -
Art-Visual Arts Education - 126 - BS BS
Art-Studio Art BFA 124 Yes - BFA
Art History - - Yes - -
Art History and Criticism BA 120 - - -
Biochemistry BS 124 - - BS
Biology BS 124 Yes - BS
Business BBA 120 Yes - BBA
Chemistry BA/BS 124 Yes - BS
City and Regional Planning - - Yes - -
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology BS 124 - - -
Communication BA 120 Yes - BA
Computer Science BS 124 Yes - BS
Computer Information Systems BS 124 Yes - BS
Criminal Justice BA 120 - - BA
Crisis Intervention and Disaster Response - - Yes - -
Dance BA 120 Yes - -
Early Childhood Education - - Yes - -
Earth Science - 124 Yes Minor* -
Economics BA/BS 120/124 Yes - BA/BS
Education, Elementary  BS 128 - BS BS
Education, Secondary BA/BS 124 - BA/BS BA/BS
Energy and Sustainable Systems BS 124 - - -
Engineering BSE 128 - - BSE
English - 120 - BA/Minor BA
English, American Literature - - Yes - -
English, British Literature - - Yes - -
English, Specialization in Literature BA 120 - - BA
English, Specialization in Composition Studies
    & Foundation of Writing Instruction
- - Yes - -
English, Specialization in Creative Writing - - Yes - -
English, Specialization in Linguistics BA 120 - - BA
English, Specialization in Writing BA 120 Yes - BA
English, Specialization in Technical
    & Professional Writing
- - Yes - -
Entrepreneurship - - Yes - -
Environmental Health - - Yes - -
Environmental Science & Planning BS 124 - - BS
Environmental Science - - Yes - -
Field Biology - - Yes - -
Finance BBA 120 Yes - BBA
French BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
French and Francophone Studies - - Yes - -
French and International Studies BA 120 - - -
French and Linguistics BA 120 - - -
Geographic Information Science - - Yes - -
German - - Yes - -
Health Care Administration BS 124 Yes - BS
Health Communication  -  - Yes  -  -
Health Education & Behavior - - Yes - -
Health Navigator - - Yes - -
Health Science BS 124 - - BS
Hispanic Language and Literary Studies - - Yes - -
History BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
Human Biology BA 120 - - -
Human Resources Management - - Yes - -
Interdisciplinary Studies BIS 120 - - -
International Business BBA 120 - -  BBA
International and Global Studies - - Yes - -
International Relations - - Yes - -
Law and Society - - Yes - -
Linguistics (English) - - Yes - -
Management BBA 120 - - -
Mandarin Chinese - - Yes - -
Marketing BBA 120 Yes - BBA
Mathematics BA/BS 120/124 Yes BA/BS/Minor BA/BS
Mechanical Engineering BSE 129 -   -   BSE
Middle Eastern Studies - - Yes - -
Molecular Biology & Biotechnology BS 124 - - BS
Music BA 120 Yes - BA
Music Education - 122 - BME BME
Music Performance BM 120 - - -
Musical Theatre - - Yes - -
Nursing BSN 120 - - BSN
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Managemnt BBA 120 - - BBA
Philosophy BA 120 Yes - BA
Philosophy of Neuroethics BA 120 Yes - -
Physical Geography - - Yes - -
Physics BA/BS 120/124 Yes - BA
Political Science BA 120 Yes - BA
Psychology BA 120 Yes Minor BA
Public Administration BA 120 Yes - BA
Public Health BS 124  Yes  -  BS 
Radiation Therapy BS 124 - - -
Religious Studies - - Yes - -
Research Psychology BS 124 - - BS
Social Sciences, Joint Programs BA 120 - - -
Social Studies - 124 - BA -
Social Work BSW 124 - - BSW
Sociology BA 120 Yes - BA
Spanish BA 120 Yes BA/Minor BA
Spanish and International Studies BA 120 - - -
Spanish and Linguistics BA 120 - - -
Speech - 124 - BA/Minor BA
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention - - Yes - -
Theatre BA 120 Yes - BA
Theatre Design and Technology BS 124 - - BS
Theatre Performance BFA 126  -  - BFA
Visual Communication BFA 124 Yes - BFA
Wildlife Biology BS 124 - - BS
Women’s and Gender Studies - - Yes -


Writing - - Yes - -

*The program in Earth Science has been placed in moratorium.  This means that for an unspecified length of time the Departments are not accepting new students.
**Pending approval by President’s Council.
***Pending approval by HLC.



BA Bachelor of Arts BAS Bachelor of Applied Science
BS Bachelor of Science BM Bachelor of Music
BIS Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies BME Bachelor of Music Education
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration BSE Bachelor of Science in Engineering
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    BSW Bachelor of Social Work





 Bachelor of Science /Master of Science  
    Computer Science  





Master of Arts Administration

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

  Museum and Visual Arts     AmericanCulture                                                                                                                    
  Performance   American Theatre

Master of Arts in Education

Master of Public Administration 
  Specialization in Early Childhood Education   General Program in Public Administration
  Specialization in Literacy Education   Concentration in Administration of Nonprofit Agencies
  Specialization in Educational Technology   Concentration in Criminal Justice Administration
  Specialization in Special Education   Concentration in Educational Administration

Master of Arts in Secondary Education with Teacher Certification

  Concentration in Health Care Administration
  Master of Public Health
      Health Education Track
      Health Administration Track

Master of Arts in English

Master of Science in Anesthesia

  Concentration in Literature Master of Science in Biochemistry
  Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric

Master of Science in Biology

    Master of Science in Chemistry
 Master of Arts in Mathematics

Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Systems

 Master of Arts in Social Sciences   Concentration in Computer Science      
  Global Studies Track   Concentration in Information Systems      
  Gender Studies Track

Master of Science in Health Education

  US History & Politics Track

Master of Science in Nursing


Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner

    Master of Science in Accounting

Master of Business Administration


General Program in Business Administration


Concentration in Accounting



Concentration in Computer Information Systems


Concentration in Finance


Concentration in Health Care Management


Concentration in International Business


Concentration in Lean Manufacturing

      Concentration in Marketing

Post Masters

Doctoral - Professional

 Education Specialist Doctor of Anesthesia Practice
   Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)***
   Education Leadership   Concentration in Educational Leadership

Doctor of Nursing Practice 

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track
    Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track
    Family Nurse Practitioner Track
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track

Doctor of Physical Therapy

  Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy


Clinical Physical Therapy Certificates 
      Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 


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), Bachelor of Music Education (BME), and Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) from the College of Arts and Sciences; Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS) and Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 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. Maintenance of a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the major, minor and/or concentration.
  7. Completion of at least 45 credits while enrolled at the University of Michigan-Flint.
  8. Completion of all coursework. Course grades of “I” (incomplete), “*” (grade not yet submitted), or “Y” (in-progress) must be replaced with a final grade to confirm completion.
  9. Students must complete the final 30 credits at UM-Flint.
  10. Submission of the application for the diploma.

Graduate Study

See the “Graduate Study” section in this Catalog.

Office of Extended Learning

241 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3200 or (866) 762-2177
Fax: (810) 766-6803

Director: Deborah White
Assistant Director: Theresa Stevens
Instructional Learning Lead: Nick Gaspar
Instructional Design Staff: Andrea Becker, Brandon Blinkenberg, Mary Garrett, Ph.D., Carson Waites
Noncredit Professional Development Programs: Terri Blackwell,
Technical & Support Staff: Jonathan Collins, Jeff Smeenge, Charles Wright
Secretarial Staff: Krista Heiser, Jessica Monschau

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 instructor-led 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.  Online courses offered by UM-Dearborn’s College of Arts, Sciences and Letters may be included in UM-Flint’s degree programs.  See the full list at

Online and Mixed-mode Academic Programs

Out-of-state distance learners should go to to check UM-Flint’s authorization status to offer online programs in their respective states.

  • Africana Studies Certificate (fully online)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (upper level courses fully online)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-to-BSN fully online)
  • Doctor of Anesthesia Practice (fully online)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (fully online)
  • Education Specialist (includes monthly Saturday sessions)
  • Master of Arts in Education–Technology in Education (mixed-mode)
  • Master of Arts in Education–Technology in Education Global Program (fully online)
  • Master of Business Administration (NetPlus! includes a weekend campus session every six weeks)
  • Master of Public Administration –education administration (includes monthly Saturday sessions)
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (fully online)

Satellite Locations

  • Alpena Community College: Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing via videoconferenced, mixed-mode and online courses.
  • Lansing Community College:  Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in health care administration on the campus of LCC.
  • St. Clair County Community College:  Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Arts in psychology on the St. Clair campus, and may also combine the degree with an online minor in business administration or substance abuse.
  • Wayne County Community College District: Transfer students may complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Student Support

OEL provides on-campus orientation sessions for students new to online learning prior to the start of each semester, and has a ” Tech PowerPack” tab in Blackboard with software downloads. OEL also staffs a help desk for online students, (810) 237-6691, seven days a week.

Non-Credit 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).  OEL is also a provider of CEUs for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.

Additional Non-Credit Programs  OEL

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