Unless otherwise noted, the Anderson College of Business and Computing follows all policies and procedures as stated in the General Information section of this Catalog.
The Anderson College of Business and Computing of Regis University offers a range of business, computer, and information sciences programs. Founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus, the University is firmly rooted in a 450-year tradition of academic excellence and value-centered education. A primary focus of the university’s mission is to educate men and women of all ages to take leadership roles and make a positive impact in a changing society. Students learn more than technical skills. The faculty engage students in understanding the impact of business and technology in an increasingly digital world.
Mission (The Now)
To prepare students for exceptional success, distinction and compassion in business and computing, via critical thinking and values-based experiential learning – all to enhance economic, environmental, and social well-being.
How We Achieve the Mission
Jesuit tradition: The Jesuit tradition of education focuses on the knowledge and skills one needs to succeed and also the emotional and moral sensibilities of the heart. We consider the values that drive decisions as a way to engage the whole person in their work. We also use learning experiences such as case studies, group projects, service learning, consulting partnerships, and internships to engage students with the world.
Cultivate leaders of integrity: Leaders are those at all levels of an organization who influence and foster change. We plant the seeds and support change agents who seek to initiate positive change. We guide students as they analyze ambiguous situations, communicate with others, build teams, and effectively respond to unanticipated challenges in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Interdisciplinary Learning: To contribute and have success in an increasingly complex world, students benefit from a dynamic blend of cognitive and technical skills that create omni-skilled and job-ready “impact” players.
Partner with business and community leaders: We seek partners who are transforming the practices and systems that will enhance the well-being of all. We challenge our students to develop sustainable and innovative solutions that balance business and economic success, environmental impact, and respect for others.
Vision (The Future)
The Anderson College of Business and Computing will be a leader in innovative and effective approaches for promoting lifelong learning and be the learning partner of choice for business and computing education. We will embrace new ways and ideas to deliver effective, relevant, and current education. We will make social equity a hallmark of what we do, how we behave, and what we impart. We will be a leader to move business and computing education forward as a force for good in the world.
Systems thinking: Problems we solve, decisions we make, and actions we take occur in a world of complex and interconnected systems. We challenge ourselves to seek out and consider the far-reaching consequences.
Data analytics informed decision making: More and more data surrounds us. Using data to identify problems and suggest opportunities requires us to understand how to and how not to use the wealth of data to contribute to our decisions.
Career Preparedness: We prepare students and graduates for careers through experiences that help them develop their skills, capabilities, behaviors, and attitudes as well as a commitment to the community.
Common Good: We challenge ourselves to develop an awareness of and a commitment to the common good and to build a sustainable future through the foundation of a Jesuit education.
Anderson College of Business and Computing offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, certificates, credit courses, and non-credit courses in traditional and post-traditional formats.
Undergraduate offerings tailor learning to the student in the post-traditional program through classroom-based and online delivery and students in the traditional 16-week program through classroom delivery. The College is structured to serve three general groups of undergraduate students:
- those who desire to experience a traditional undergraduate program,
- those undergraduates who wish to complete a program leading to a degree, and
- those who seek specialized training or knowledge to increase their competence in their current occupation or profession or prepare themselves for a new occupation or profession.
- Learning through experience
- Driving change through innovation
- Building workforce capacity
- Inspiring tomorrow’s audacious and agile leaders for greatness
- Integrating cognitive & technical skills with justice and humanity
- Sustaining our earth for future generations
Service Learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human, community, and business development needs and structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Service Learning joins two complex concepts: community action, the “service” and efforts learned from that action and connect what is learned to existing knowledge, the “learning.” Community-based learning serving business and non-profit entities becomes service learning when it is connected to classroom curriculum-related activities and contains opportunities for students to reflect on their experiences, thus allowing for consciousness-raising and systemic change. This is particularly true for Jesuit education that has held a mission of forming men and women who seek to transform the world through service to others for centuries.
Admissions requirements for Regis University students are outlined in this General Information section of this Catalog under the ‘Regis University Admissions’ heading.
More specific requirements for Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate degree admission can be found in this section of the Catalog under the heading ‘Graduate Programs’.
Traditional undergraduate students must adhere to the Core Studies requirements published in the Catalog in the year in which they entered their College. Graduating students must also meet the major(s) and minor(s) requirements as stated in the Catalog in effect when the major(s) and minor(s) were declared and approved. Undergraduate traditional students who leave the University and do not complete a Leave of Absence form--or if the form has expired (after two semesters) and they return--must meet the current Core and major/minor requirements. Requests for exceptions should be made in writing to the academic dean.
Post-Traditional Undergraduate Students
Post-traditional students’ program of study is determined by the University Catalog degree completion requirements in effect at the date of acceptance. Undergraduate students have seven years (84 months) from the date of acceptance to complete degree requirements. During the seven years, students are permitted to benefit from any changes (e.g., transfer credit policy changes; does not include degree requirement changes) implemented since the date of acceptance into the program. Suppose the seven years expire before the student has completed all degree requirements. In that case, the student must apply for readmission, and the program of study is determined by the University Catalog degree completion requirements in effect at the date of reapplication.
Graduate student’s program of study is determined by the University Catalog degree completion requirements in effect at the date of acceptance. Graduate students must complete all degree requirements within four years (48 months) from the date of acceptance, or move to the current catalog. During that four-year period, students are permitted to benefit from any policy changes (e.g., transfer credit policy changes; does not include degree requirements changes) that were implemented since the student’s program acceptance. If the four years expire before the student has completed all degree requirements, the student must apply for readmission under the program of study as determined by the University Catalog requirements in effect at the date of reapplication.
Students are expected to review, understand, and abide by the university’s regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in official publications. Further, students are required to familiarize themselves with the university catalog, student handbook, course syllabus, and all requirements therein. Asserting a lack of knowledge of university regulations will not be accepted as a basis for an exception to these regulations.
Student Ethics Statement
An integral component of Anderson College of Business and Computing courses is student and faculty self-disclosure and the use of personal experience for the purpose of facilitating course work. Each student is expected to honor confidentiality as it pertains to student disclosure. It shall be a violation of the ethical standards to use shared information, comments, or opinions expressed by another student or facilitator/instructor in the educational setting in a manner which is intended to humiliate, embarrass, harass, damage, or otherwise injure the student in the student’s personal, public or business/professional life. In addition, confidentiality must be upheld by not disclosing any information which would identify a particular individual or organization.
An additional integral component of higher education is challenging one’s own perceptions and beliefs regarding the course content and integrating information as well as understanding opposing perceptions and beliefs. Thus, students have the right to choose how much they will disclose and must also accept the responsibility of respecting disclosure of other students and facilitators/instructors.
Student Standards of Conduct
In the spirit of the Jesuit mission of Regis University, students and faculty share responsibility for maintaining an appropriate learning environment. This includes using information technology responsibly in online and other courses. For faculty members to provide and students to receive effective instruction in classrooms, laboratories, online courses, and other learning areas, the Anderson College of Business and Computing and the faculty expect students to conduct themselves in an orderly and cooperative manner and not engage in disruptive behavior, disorderly conduct or intentionally interfere in the freedom of expression of others.
“Disruptive Behavior” or “Disorderly Conduct” as applied in all academic settings and formats (i.e., classroom, online, independent study, etc.) means behavior that a reasonable faculty member or student would view as intentionally or recklessly interfering with normal academic functions, university events, or university sponsored activities.
Examples include, but are not limited to: persistently speaking or commenting without being recognized or interrupting other speakers; behavior that distracts the class from the subject matter or discussion; or, in extreme cases, physical threats, harassing behavior or personal insults; refusal to comply with faculty direction including refusal to work in a group, using a cell phone during a classroom session, inappropriate mediated communication; or behavior that has a negative impact in any learning environment.
Disruptive behavior also includes any other behavior covered by the Regis University Student Handbook: Code of Conduct which can be found at www.regis.edu.
Students who fail to adhere to acceptable behavioral standards may be subject to discipline which may include reprimand, dismissal from the class and/or expulsion from the Anderson College of Business and Computing. Students who wish to appeal a decision regarding the consequences of their behavior should follow the Appeal Process outlined in the Regis University Student Handbook.
A variety of learning formats and locations offer students flexibility and options in completing graduate and undergraduate study. Among all degrees, close attention is given to the integration of theory and practice and opportunities to develop skills and abilities that prepare learners for changing demands of the workplace.
Students may complete Regis University academic course work through any combination of the following learning formats as availability of course format permits:
- classroom-based courses
- online courses
- Classroom/video and blended courses (classroom-based and online combination)
Course work acquired through any of these learning formats, including courses available through Regis College or the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, meet the definition of Regis University credit.
Classroom-based courses are offered in eight, and 16-week academic periods, weekend intensive format, or in summer intensive format. Most traditional courses meet two or three days per week on the Northwest Campus for a total of 37 contact hours. Most post-traditional courses meet one or two days/evenings each week for a total of 32 or more contact hours. Course learning format, selection, and availability vary by campus location.
Students choosing the post-traditional format usually study a single subject area for a concentrated period of time. This course format is based on a facilitative model of learning.
Most post-traditional classes require a minimum of 8-15 hours of combined study and classroom time each week, depending on the course content, course length and the student’s learning style. While this model allows for degree completion in a shorter period of time, there is an increased expectation for independent learning outside the classroom.
Online courses are generally offered in an accelerated eight-week format over the Internet. These courses are designed to provide an interactive learning experience for students. Faculty and students communicate and collaborate through a variety of means including online discussions, e-mail, and synchronous communications. Educational technologies like synchronous and asynchronous web technologies and e-mail offer learners convenience and flexibility. Students should check with their instructor in the first week of any online class to fully understand and plan for the synchronous components. Online courses have highly structured requirements and deadlines which fall within the academic terms.
Online students must have computer equipment and skills at a specified minimum level. Please check with the program for current requirements. Students should allocate approximately 20 hours each week for completing course assignments and participating in online discussions.
Classroom Video and Blended
In addition to classroom-based and online courses, the Anderson College of Business and Computing offers Classroom Video (CV) courses and Blended (B) sections.
CV instruction includes synchronous video instruction from the classroom. Students attend at the scheduled class time either in person or remote (as determined by the instructor). Students who require ground courses must attend in the classroom. No asynchronous online instruction is available. Blended sections are required to be either on-line asynchronous or zoom/video synchronous and the rest of the classes are required to be face to face in the classroom. The instructional method is not optional to the student but chosen by the instructor. There will always be a classroom face to face component.
The curriculum for a degree program is designed from a set of program objectives that state what a student will be able to do upon completion of the program. The courses in the program’s curriculum integrate together enabling students to achieve the competencies outlined by the program objectives.
Each course in the program has its specific course objectives. Students are evaluated against these objectives through required learning activities and evaluation of those activities. Attention is given to the integration of theory and practice, as well as the opportunity to develop skills and abilities that prepare students for changing demands of the workplace.
Because effective written and oral communication skills are essential in both occupational and academic environments, all courses emphasize the development of these skills.
In addition to full-time faculty, the Anderson College of Business and Computing makes use of adjunct faculty, independent study course instructors, and presenters who are working professionals representing various corporations, businesses, and organizations. All faculty hold a master’s or doctoral degree and bring academic theory and current professional experience to the learning environment.
Academic Advising and Academic Success Coaches
Academic Success Coaches work with students for course planning and degree development. Coaches provide assistance and recommendations to students from the point of admission through graduation.
Undergraduate Transfer Credit Approval
In order to ensure acceptance of transfer credit from other institutions once students are enrolled at Regis University, all transfer courses need prior approval of an academic success coach.
Concurrent Enrollment Request forms may be obtained online through Ranger Portal. Undergraduate students are not permitted to take the last 30 semester hours of coursework at another institution without permission of the associate dean for the Anderson College of Business and Computing. A grade of “C-” or better must be earned for undergraduate coursework to be accepted in transfer.
The course schedules in the Anderson College of Business and Computing are originated by the respective programs. Students should register online via the Ranger Portal.
Students may drop a course through the end of the published add/drop period online through the Ranger Portal. When students drop a course within the add/drop period, the course does not appear on the transcript and tuition charges are credited to the account. Students in the traditional program must have approval from their academic success coach to add/drop courses. Students are responsible for dropping courses they do not plan to attend.
Concurrent Enrollment in Other Regis University Colleges or Programs
Students may take courses in multiple programs within colleges to fulfill degree requirements for graduation. Students wishing to cross-register within the University are not required to complete an application. Students should consult with their academic success coach.
Anderson College of Business and Computing policy provides students with the opportunity to transfer up to six credit hours of applicable graduate course work completed within the past ten years into a graduate degree plan. Generally, this policy is used to accept course work completed prior to admission into the graduate program. However, under special circumstances, students have the opportunity to complete work in other Regis graduate programs while enrolled in an Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate program and receive credit for the courses toward degree requirements.
Students enrolled in other Regis University graduate programs and in Good Standing may register for Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate courses. To do so the student must: have the approval from the student’s academic success coach in the program in which the student is currently enrolled.
Courses eligible for cross registration include all Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate courses for which there is no prerequisite requirement. If a student wishes to enroll in a course for which one or more prerequisite courses exists, the student must satisfy all prerequisite requirements before they will be permitted to enroll. Permission to enroll in Anderson College of Business and Computing graduate courses does not guarantee that the courses can be used toward the student’s degree requirements.
Regis University does not guarantee that courses will be offered at the same campus location or on the same day as they were offered for a previous academic period. A course is subject to cancellation if the minimum student registration for that course is not met.
Students are expected to make every effort to attend all class meetings. Attendance standards for individual courses are established in the course syllabus and/or in writing by the instructor at the first class session. Students are responsible for reading these policies. Students unable to attend the first class must contact the instructor ahead of time.
Students in an eight-week course who are absent from two classes or fail to participate in two weeks of online classes may receive a failing grade.
Attendance at Final Examinations/Class
Final examinations may be given at the end of each academic period. Students who miss a final examination, or who fail to submit all required work, are awarded a grade based on all course requirements. Students who are unable to take a final examination or complete final course requirements for a valid reason (i.e., circumstances beyond the student’s control) must contact the instructor to negotiate a plan of action.
Undergraduate students who wish to register for more than two courses in any five, seven, or eight-week term, or more than 18 semester hours in one semester must receive approval from the Anderson College of Business and Computing Associate Dean. Students must obtain and submit an Overload Request form 30 days prior to taking the overload credit to his or her academic success coach. The coach will:
- Verify that students have a 3.000 grade point average or higher.
- Ensure that students have no incomplete grades pending.
- Request approval from the Associate Dean.
- Contact students regarding approval or denial of the request.
No further overloads are approved if students receive any incomplete grades and/or fall below a 3.000 grade point average.
Graduate students are considered to be enrolled full time if they are registered for six semester hours in one semester. Students who want to register for more than six semester hours in any eight-week term should consult with their academic success coach.
Undergraduate students are considered to be enrolled full time if they are registered for twelve semester hours in one semester. Students who want to register for more than eighteen semester hours should consult with their academic success coach.
For information on incomplete grades, change of recorded grade, and repeat for higher grade, students should refer to the University General Information section of this Catalog.
Grade of Incomplete
If a grade of Incomplete is approved by the instructor for an Anderson College of Business and Computing course, the grade assigned is an “IF”. The length of time for completion is determined by the instructor but may not exceed the end of the following term/semester. If the work is not completed by the deadline, the Incomplete will revert a grade of “F”. Grades of incomplete may be approved by the instructor for a student, if the student has completed at least 75% of the course work and experiences an unexpected event. Incompletes must be approved by the applicable Program Director. Students may have only one course in which there is an incomplete grade pending at any time.
Grade of “In Progress”
“In Progress” grades are given to students in graduate thesis courses or practicum/internship courses where it may be appropriate for a student to take longer than the eight weeks or semester (if a semester-based course) provided for completion. If the course instructor agrees that the student should be given additional time, an “In Progress” grade can be granted for a period of up to one year (12 months) to complete the thesis or practicum/internship. The grade to be recorded in the student’s record is IP/F or IP/NP depending on whether the approved grade is a letter grade or Pass/No Pass. If the student does not satisfactorily complete the course within the one-year period, the grade reverts to the “F” or “No Pass” grade.
“In Progress” grades will only be given in the thesis courses or practicum/internship courses. “In Progress” is not appropriate for other courses where there is a definitive end date. In those cases, if the student is unable to complete the course work for an approved reason and the instructor approves, the appropriate grade is Incomplete/(alternative grade) and the student has no more than the eight weeks or equivalent term to complete the work.
All grades are reported at the end of each academic period, at which time they become official and are entered on the students’ permanent record. Grade reports are no longer mailed to students; however, grades may be accessed online through the Ranger Portal link at www.regis.edu. Grades cannot be given over the phone or e-mailed to the student.
Appeals of Disputed Grades
Students who wish to dispute a grade earned in a course should use the following procedures:
- The student contacts the instructor of the course to request a review of the issue.
- If the dispute is not resolved with the instructor, the student submits a written request for review of the final grade to the program director and department chair for the course. The written request must be initiated within 60 days after the last official day of the term in which the course in question was taken. The request must provide rationale indicating why the grade earned is not appropriate, and all relevant documentation must be included (course syllabus, copies of exams, quizzes, papers, presentation materials, etc.). The request must include the student’s name, address, e-mail address, course number, instructor name, and the term in which the course was completed.
- The program director and department chair review all documentation submitted. If needed, the program director or department chair contacts the student and the instructor to arrange a personal interview. The faculty chair approves or disapproves the appeal. If the department chair approves the appeal, a Change of Grade form is completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. The department chair informs the student and the instructor in writing of the decision regarding the appeal.
- If the grade dispute is not satisfactorily resolved, the student may appeal the decision to the Associate Dean of the Anderson College of Business and Computing. This written appeal must be submitted within two calendar weeks of receipt of the decision in step 3 above.
The Associate Dean will review the proceedings and any additional information provided by the student. The decision of the Associate Dean is final.
In order to assure academic progression in an Anderson College program, a student may repeat a course only two times to remove a failing grade or a withdrawal (W) from a course. Students who fail or withdraw from a class three times may be subject to being removed from the program.
For fall and spring semesters, a Dean’s List is created for the Anderson College of Business and Computing traditional undergraduate students. A degree-seeking student who carries a semester load of 15 or more graded semester hours and who earns a minimum semester grade point average of 3.700 is placed on the Dean’s List. Students who request the Pass/No Pass grading option are eligible if they earn a grade of Pass in the course and earn a minimum of 15 letter-graded semester hours. Students who earn a No Pass grade or an Incomplete grade are ineligible for the Dean’s List.
For fall, spring and summer semesters, a Dean’s List is created for Anderson College of Business and Computing post-traditional undergraduate students. A degree-seeking student who carries a semester load of twelve or more graded semester hours and who earns a minimum semester grade point average of 3.700 is placed on the Dean’s List. A student who is required during the semester to take a Pass/No Pass course--and who also carries nine or more graded hours with a 3.700 semester grade point average--is eligible for inclusion on the Dean’s List. Students who are not required during the semester to take a Pass/No Pass course but request the Pass/No Pass grading option are eligible if they earn a grade of Pass in the course and earn a minimum of twelve letter-graded semester hours. Students who earn a No Pass grade or an Incomplete grade are ineligible for the Dean’s List.
Academic Standing and Penalties
An Anderson College of Business and Computing undergraduate student must maintain at least a 2.000 cumulative grade point average to be in good academic standing. The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned by the total number of credit hours attempted. A grade of less than “C-“ in an upper division course in the major or minor area is not counted toward completion of major or minor requirements. A grade of less than “C-” in other courses will apply towards graduation.
To sustain good academic standing at the graduate level, a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 for 6000-level course work is required. The cumulative grade point average is computed by dividing the total number of grade points earned in the 6000-level courses, by the total number of semester hours attempted in those courses. No more than two courses with grades of “C” can count toward graduation requirements. A grade lower than a “C” (e.g. “C-”) is not counted toward degree requirements but is included in the cumulative grade point average.
Students with deficient grades and who are no longer in Good Standing have the option of improving a grade earned in a course at Regis University by repeating the same course at Regis University. Information regarding the Repeat Grade Improvement Option can be found in the General Information section of this Catalog. Students should discuss these options with their academic success coach.
An undergraduate student with a semester grade point average below 2.000 and a cumulative grade point average above 2.000 is placed on academic warning. Although academic warning indicates an academic deficiency, it is not as severe as academic probation and is not posted on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript).
The Anderson College of Business and Computing undergraduate student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.000 at the end of any given semester is placed on academic probation. During the next semester (fall, spring, summer) of enrollment, the University expects the student to raise their cumulative grade point average to a minimum of 2.000. If the cumulative grade point average remains below 2.000, the student may be academically suspended at the end of the probationary semester. The student must work closely with the student’s academic success coach to determine the number of semester hours to be taken during the probationary semester to maximize the possibility of earning the required cumulative 2.000 grade point average by the end of the semester. Students are formally notified of their academic probation in a letter from the Dean’s Office. Academic probation is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript).
Occasionally, a student’s Regis University cumulative grade point average is so low that the student finds it mathematically impossible to attain a 2.000 cumulative grade point average during only one semester. In this case, the student may enter into an agreement with an academic success coach and approval of the Associate Dean in the Anderson College of Business and Computing to earn a provisional grade point average for the semester. The agreed-upon grade point average is set within a range that is a fair and reasonable expectation for the student. If the agreed upon provisional semester grade point average is earned for the semester, but the student’s cumulative grade point average is still below 2.000, the student may be permitted to continue on probation rather than be suspended.
Undergraduate students accepted on probation by the Anderson College of Business and Computing may be suspended at the completion of their first semester of course work if they have not achieved a 2.000 cumulative grade point average.
Graduate students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.000 for 600-level (6000-level) course(s) at the end of any given semester are placed on academic probation. After one semester on probation, a student’s performance will be reviewed by their academic success coach and the Associate Dean. Students who are not successful in raising their grade point average to 3.000 will be considered for suspension by the Associate Dean. Students on probation are permitted to take only one course per term and are not permitted to have an Incomplete grade while on probation. In addition, graduate students who receive a grade of “C” or less in two courses are subject to academic review. Students are formally notified of their academic probation in a letter from the Dean’s Office.
Graduate students accepted on probation by the Anderson College of Business and Computing may be suspended at the completion of their first semester of course work if they have not achieved a 3.000 cumulative grade point average.
If an Anderson College of Business and Computing student has been placed on academic probation and does not achieve a 2.000 (undergraduate) or 3.000 (graduate) cumulative grade point average at the end of the next semester of enrollment, the student is suspended. Academic suspension is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record (transcript). Students are formally notified of their suspension from Regis University in a letter from the Dean.
Students who are notified of academic suspension for the previous semester and who are currently in attendance in a Regis University class may complete that class. Any additional registrations will be dropped.
After one calendar year, the student may apply for readmission by fulfilling the following written requirements:
- Submit a letter to the Associate Dean requesting readmission and an explanation of the previous academic difficulties and how the problem(s) have been addressed.
- The Associate Dean may require the student to submit a written contract for approval by the Associate Dean, signed by the student and the student’s academic success coach, which states how the student will meet the required minimum grade point average or an agreed-upon provisional grade point average within a defined period.
Academic dismissal is an action taken by Regis University by which the student is rendered ineligible to return to Regis University for any program of study. For this action to be taken, a student must have been suspended, applied for and been readmitted to Regis University on academic probation, and failed to achieve either the required minimum grade point average or an agreed-upon provisional grade point average. The provisional grade point average is pre-determined by the student and their academic success coach and approved by the Associate Dean. Academic dismissal is recorded on the permanent academic record (transcript).
Suspension/Dismissal Appeal Procedure
Students who wish to appeal their suspension/dismissal must complete the following requirements within 30 days of the date on the letter of notification for Suspension/Dismissal.
- Write a letter or send an email to the Associate Dean, Anderson College of Business and Computing explaining:
- Why the student should not be suspended from the program or dismissed from the University.
- What prevented the student from successful progress toward completion of academic goals.
- That the student is committed to and ready to proceed with serious academic study.
- Why the student failed to achieve the required grade point average. Were there, for example, any extenuating circumstances beyond the student’s control.
- The names of the student’s academic success coach or faculty members from whom supporting statements may be solicited by the student (undergraduate students only).
- Contact the academic success coach, faculty member, doctors, etc. to discuss the case. Any supporting statements from them must be received by the same deadline.
Decisions on Suspension/Dismissal appeals by the Associate Dean are final; no further appeals are accepted.
Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
In addition to the completion of the Core Studies academic requirements, the following are also required of each undergraduate degree candidate in the Anderson College of Business and Computing:
- The completion of 120 semester hours of academic work in which the candidate has earned a minimum cumulative Regis University grade point average of 2.000. Thirty semester hours of the total 120 hours must be at the upper division level.
- A minimum of 30 semester hours completed at Regis University. This does not include credits earned through Prior Learning Assessment (portfolio or credit by exam). Of these 30 semester hours, 18 semester hours must be at the upper division course level (400/4000 level).
- The completion of a major, consisting of a minimum of 42 semester hours of courses in one subject area. Of the 42 semester hours, a minimum of 18 semester hours must be at the upper division course level (400/4000 level).
- The completion of a minor area is optional. The minor consists of at least 12 upper division (400/4000 level) semester hours in a discipline outside the major that lends support to the development of the major and aids students in reaching their ultimate educational objective.
- A grade of “C-” or higher for credit to be counted in the major or minor areas.
- Students may transfer up to half of the upper division semester hours in the major and half in the minor. Once the student has applied, all remaining upper division (400/4000 level) courses must be completed at Regis University.
- Some courses taken toward a major may also count toward the Core Studies requirements. A single course cannot, however, satisfy two Core Studies requirements.
- Upper division courses required to meet one major or minor cannot be counted toward a major or minor in another discipline except under the following conditions:
- In the event the upper division requirements for a major exceed 18 semester hours, those excess hours may also be applied to another major or minor.
- In the event the upper division requirements for a minor exceed 12 upper division semester hours, those excess hours may also be applied to another major or minor.
- Courses that satisfy lower division prerequisites for more than one major or minor may be applied to more than one major or minor.
- Competence in oral and written communication skills is required. Students should be able to express themselves with clarity, precision and force, which comes only from a disciplined command of words, word usage and grammar.
Major Requirements 42 SH
Students must complete a minimum of 42 semester hours in their chosen field of study. At least 18 semester hours must be at the upper division level.
Lower division (foundational) courses are designed to offer students a discipline breadth in a particular subject area. These courses are usually taken at the freshman and sophomore levels (200/2000 and 300/3000 level).
Upper division courses are designed to offer students greater depth on a specific topic within the major field of study. These courses are usually completed at the junior and senior levels (400/4000 level).
Specific requirements for each major are listed in this section under the degree program.
Minor Requirements 12 SH
A minor field of study consists of 12 or more upper division (advanced) semester hours from an area of study outside the major discipline. At least six of these semester hours must be completed through Regis University.
The remaining credits required to meet the 120 semester hour requirement for a bachelor’s degree are known as general electives. This category may also be used to earn a minor or a second major.
Undergraduate Minor Areas
Minors are available for every approved major listed in the Anderson College of Business and Computing, Regis College, and the HCA Minor available through the Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions.
Master's Degree Requirements
Students should refer to the General Information section of this Catalog for information regarding graduate degree requirements.
Anderson College Undergraduate Core Studies Requirements
Regis University recognizes that in today’s diverse and complex world, education cannot be limited to one field of study. Instead, it is the goal of the University to give each student a full range of academic exposure. Building upon a 450 year educational tradition, our core education is grounded in a Jesuit and Catholic vision of human development. Through its emphasis on active learning and integrated reflective thinking, the core education should broaden a student’s capacity to make critical judgments in a wide range of areas. To this end, Anderson College requires that each student completes a liberal arts core curriculum.
Regis University’s mission is to develop leaders in the service of others. Therefore, the Regis Anderson College Core Curriculum is firmly rooted in the Regis University Core Philosophy Statement. The Core Curriculum is guided by the framework of the Characteristics of the Core Educational Experience: Development of the Whole Person, Academic Challenge, Liberal Arts Foundation, Integration, Ethical Inquiry and Reflection, Spirituality and Religion, Concern for Justice, Global Awareness and Leadership.
All Core courses will challenge students to reflect on tradition, continuity, and change while celebrating the essential goodness of the world, the compatibility of faith and reason, and the joy of learning.
Purpose of the Core Curriculum
Rooted in Catholic tradition and Ignatian spirituality, the core is directed towards the education of the whole person and is committed to academic excellence through the disciplined search for knowledge and the joy of discovery and understanding. It celebrates the essential goodness of the world, provides opportunities for students to understand the ethical dimension present within all of their studies and allows them to cultivate respect for faith and reason, human diversity, and a special concern for social justice. It promotes leadership in service to others and towards the common good. Grounded in the Liberal Arts, the core promotes literacy in the major academic disciplines. It also challenges students to integrate their knowledge both by demonstrating an understanding of the relevance of the disciplines, one to another and bringing together their learning with the practice of everyday life and the needs of their communities.
Total Core Studies Requirements 45-49 SH
|Oral and Written Communication
|English, Communication. Regis courses:
|First Year Writing 1
|Justice and the Common Good 1
|Technology-Based Public Speaking
|Speaking to Make a Difference 1
|Media Literacy 1
|Communication in Relationships 1
|Elements of Successful Argument
|Engagement with Literature and Arts
|English, humanities, fine and performing arts. Regis Courses:
any 300-400 EN courses
all HU courses
all COM courses 2
|Literature Matters 1
Any FAA, FAC, or FAHS 200 or 300-level course 1
|Leading Lives That Matter 3
|Language and Global Awareness
|Modern languages, classical languages, archeology, history, political science, economics, geography, and social science. Regis courses:
|Global Environmental Awareness 1
|Perspectives on Terrorism
|Voices of Humanity:
|Humanities in Contemporary Culture:
|Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
|Wealth and Power
|Judaism: Faith, History Culture
|Islam: Faith/history/contemporary Issues
|Understanding Human Behavior, Diversity, and Culture
|Anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, criminology, peace and justice studies, sociology, social work, or women’s/gender studies. Regis courses:
|Diversity & Culture Tradition 1
all COM courses 2
all EC courses
all ED courses
all HS courses
all PY courses
all SO courses
all CR courses
|Quantitative Literacy 4
|The Natural World
|Astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, geology, oceanography, physical geography, or physics. Regis courses:
|Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology
A natural science with corresponding laboratory. 1
|Philosophical Inquiry and Reflection
|Philosophy, ethics. Regis courses:
|Search for Meaning 5
or RCC 440A
|Cultures of Self and Other
or RCC 440B
or RCC 440C
|Culture and Meaning
all PL courses
|Philosophical Explorations 1
|Exploring Religious Traditions
|Religious studies, Theology. Regis courses:
all RC courses
|all RS courses
|Religion and the Human Quest 1
Students enrolled in traditional, semester-based daytime programs are required to complete these courses to fulfill core requirements.
Students enrolled in online and ground-based courses in the 5-week or 8-week format are required to complete this course to fulfill their core requirement.
Computer Information Systems, Cybersecurity, and Information Technology students must complete MT 201 College Algebra, MT 250 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning, MT 270 Introduction to Statistics, or any 300-400 level MT courses to fulfill this requirement.
Computer Science students must complete MT 320 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics to fulfill this requirement.
Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Human Resource Management, and Marketing students must complete MT 270 Introduction to Statistics to fulfill this requirement.
RCC 440A Cultures of Self and Other, RCC 440B Intercultural Reflection, and RCC 440C Culture and Meaning must total 3 semester hours and be taken in conjunction with a semester or year-long Regis-sponsored study abroad program.
Undergraduate Per Semester Charges for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year
|Full Time Tuition (12-18 semester hours)
|Part Time (per credit hour)
|Overload (per semester hour over 18 hours, in addition to the full time rate)
|Summer Session (per semester hour)
|Orientation Fee (one-time fee for new students)
|General Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester)
|Wellness Offset Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester)
|Student Activity Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester)
|Technology Fee (applies to students with six or more credit hours per semester)
|Course Material Fee (per semester hour)1
|Study Abroad Processing Fee
|Study Abroad Program Fee
|$1,000 - $7500
|Late Clearance Fee (fall and spring)
|Returned Check Fee (per return)
|Graduation Application Fee
|Undergraduate (per semester hour)
|General Fee (per semester hour)
|Wellness Offset Fee (per course, excludes online courses)
|Technology Fee (per semester hour)
|Course Material Fee (per semester hour)1
|Returned Check Fee (per return)
|Graduation Application Fee