The purpose of this catalog is to provide a general description of Winthrop University and its various academic units and to present detailed information regarding the undergraduate curricula which are offered. Inasmuch as the educational process necessitates change, the information and educational requirements in this catalog represent a flexible program which may be altered where such alterations are thought to be in the mutual interest of the University and its students.

The provisions of the catalog do not constitute any offer of a contract which may be accepted by students through registration and enrollment in the University. The University reserves the right to change without notice any fee, provision, offering, or requirement in this catalog and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation.

Student Responsibility

All academic units establish certain academic requirements that must be met before a degree is granted. Advisers, department heads, and deans are available to help the student understand and arrange to meet these requirements, but the student is responsible for fulfilling them. If, at the end of a student's course of study, the requirements for graduation have not been satisfied, the degree will not be granted. For this reason, it is important for each student to acquaint himself or herself with all academic requirements throughout his or her college career and to be responsible for completing all such requirements within prescribed deadlines and time limits.

Winthrop University offers equal opportunity in its employment, admissions, and educational activities.


Winthrop University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404/679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Winthrop University. However the Commission is to be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard. For more information on specialized accreditation, please visit the Institutional Effectiveness website.