Troy University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation
2.7.4 The institution provides instruction for all course work required for at least one degree program at each level at which if awards degrees. If the institution does not provide instruction for all such course work and (1) makes arrangements for some instruction to be provided by other accredited institutions or entities through contracts or consortia or (2) uses some other alternative approach to meeting this requirement, the alternative approach must be approved by the Commission on Colleges. In both cases, the institution demonstrates that it controls all aspects of its educational program. (See Commission policy “Core Requirement 2.7.4: Documenting an Alternate Approach.”) (Course work for Degrees)
 
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Narrative:  

Troy University is in compliance with this Core Requirement. The Troy University Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog provide detailed information regarding course work for degrees.

Troy University awards the associate degree, the bachelor’s degree, the master’s degree, and the education specialist degree. For each of these degrees, Troy University offers multiple programs that can be completed entirely through coursework taken with the University. While Troy University will allow students to transfer credit into their degree programs in accordance with established policies and procedures, the University is not dependent on another institution in order to be able to offer degrees to its students. Any instances in which the University has contracts or agreements with other institutions to accept transfer credit towards a Troy University degree program are covered elsewhere within this compliance report.

The report on Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7 describes nine areas in which Troy University has established consortial relationships and contractual agreements. The nine areas are: 1 – Alabama Articulation Program (AGSC/STARS), 2- Sino-United States 1-2-1 agreements, 3 – Master of Science in Nursing Program, 4 – Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 5 – articulation agreements, 6 – international partnerships, 7 – eArmyU and Servicemembers’ Opportunity College Program agreements, 8 – clinical agreements and internships, and 9 – study abroad programs. Either through prior reaffirmation, articulation agreements or substantive changes, all consortial agreements have been approved by the Commission on Colleges.

Troy University does not use any other alternative approaches to meeting this requirement.

Provided below are programs at each degree program level to show that Troy University provides instruction for all course work required at each level and is in compliance with this requirement.

  • The Sorrell College of Business provides an Associate of Science degree in Business and provides instruction for all the course work required for this degree. (Please scroll to page 73 on the link to see the description in the course catalog.)
  • As an example at the Bachelor’s degree level, the College of Health and Human Services provides a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. (Please scroll to page 94 on the link to see the description in the course catalog.
  • An example at the Master’s degree level is the Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Sciences offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Troy’s Education Specialist degree program is offered by the College of Education. (Please scroll down to page 80 on the link to see the description in the course catalog.

 

Supporting Documentation Location
Graduate Catalog, 2008-2009 http://www.troy.edu/catalogs/0809grad_pdf/
SACS Letter of Intent http://sacs.troy.edu/reference/03-12-01/SACS_Letter_of_Intent-SCP.pdf
Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2009 http://www.troy.edu/catalogs/0809undergrad_pdf/

 

Last Updated: 08/26/2008