Troy University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation
3.5.2 At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree. In the case of undergraduate degree programs offered through joint, cooperative, or consortia arrangements, the student earns 25 percent of the credits required for the degree through instruction offered by the participating institutions. (See Commission policy “The Transfer or Transcripting of Academic Credit.”) (Institutional credits for a degree)   
 
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Narrative:  

Troy University is in compliance with this Comprehensive Standard.

Troy University requires at least 25 percent of the credit hours earned through instruction for its undergraduate degree programs to be taken at the University. All Troy University students, regardless of campus or location, are required to meet this standard in order to graduate with an undergraduate degree from Troy University. All students who transfer to Troy University must earn at least 25 per cent of their credit hours through instruction at the University. Troy University partnerships, as discussed in Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7, require that students meet the same standards for receiving an undergraduate degree from the University. These standards include a residency requirement of at least 25 percent of credit hours required for the degree.

The residency requirement for undergraduate degrees is detailed in the Undergraduate Catalog and shown below

Credit Hours
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 120 semester hours.
  2. At least 50% of the degree program must be traditional academic credit (excludes credit by correspondence, challenge exams, etc.).
  3. No more than 25% of the degree may be earned using portfolio-based credit. (See Cross Discipline Courses for additional information.)
  4. At least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree must be completed in residence with Troy University. (See the Academic Evaluation available on Trojan Web Express.)
  5. Twelve semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence with Troy University. (See Residency Credits for additional information.)
  6. A minimum of 50% of all degree program hours must be completed on a senior college (four-year degree) level.

Residency Credits
Effective fall 2005, credit taken through any Troy University location will be counted towards residency credit for graduation. Students enrolled prior to fall 2005 should see their academic advisers concerning residency credit.

Residency Requirements
A candidate for graduation must have attended Troy University for at least two semesters and must have earned at least 25% of the degree in residence. This may include the semester in which graduation is scheduled. Any Troy University course for credit counts toward residency (excluding remedial courses and institutional credit AEG courses).

At the undergraduate level, residency credit is tracked through the academic evaluation report (also called a degree audit) used for all degree programs. The report is generated by the University’s Records Office and is available to students online via the Trojan Web Express. For undergraduate degrees, a major residency requirement is tracked, as well as the overall degree residency requirement. The residency requirements for each student’s major are also tracked via the academic evaluation. Student transcripts contain the name of each institution from which transfer credit is accepted; Troy University course location is indicated by section code (the Troy campus section codes begin with “T”, Montgomery campus courses have section codes which begin with “M”, etc).

The Undergraduate Catalog contains all degree completion policies for undergraduate degrees. Examples of specific student transcripts and academic evaluations documenting the procedures noted above are available upon request.

Table 1 below details required semester hours, maximum transfer hours accepted, percentage of semester hours required at Troy University, and residency requirements for Troy University graduate programs.

Table 1: Graduate Programs at Troy University

Maximum Transfer Hours Accepted By Program

College

Required degree semester hours

Maximum transfer hours accepted

Percentage of semester hours required  at Troy

Residency requirement

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

MS  Computer Science

30

9

60%

24

MS Criminal Justice

36

12

67%

24

MS Environmental & Biological Science

36

12

67%

24

MS International Relations

36

12

67%

24

Master of Public Administration

36

12

67%

24

SORRELL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

MBA

36

12

67%

24

EMBA

36

6

83%

30

MS Human Resources

36

12

67%

24

MS Management

36

12

67%

24

 

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Teacher Education Licensure Programs

Traditional/ Alternative

 

 

Traditional/ Alternative

MS Ed Early Childhood (P-3)

36 / 45

12

67%

24/33

MS Ed Elementary Education (K-6)

36 / 45

12

67%

24/33

MS Ed Collaborative Teacher (K-6)

36 / 45

12

67%

24/33

MS Ed Secondary Education (6-12)

36 / 45

12

67%

24/33

MS Ed Interdisciplinary Education (P-12)

36 / 45

12

67%

24/33

MS Ed Educational Administration (P-12)

36

12

67%

24

MS Ed School Counseling (P-12)

48

12

75%

36

MS Ed School Psychometry (P-12)

36

12

67%

24

Ed S Early Childhood (P-3)

36 - 39

12

67 - 69%

24-27

Ed S Elementary (K-6)

36

12

67%

24

Ed S Educational Administration (P-12)

36

12

67%

24

Ed S School Counseling (P-12)

36

12

67%

24

Ed S School Psychology(P-12)

33 - 36

12

64 - 67%

24

MS Counseling & Psychology

 

 

 

 

- Clinical Mental Health

60

12

80%

48

- Community Counseling

48

12

75%

36

- Corrections Counseling

48

12

75%

36

- Rehabilitation Counseling

48

12

75%

36

- School Counseling

48

12

75%

36

- School Psychometry

36

12

67%

24

- Social Services Counseling

36

12

67%

24

- Student Affairs Counseling

48

12

75%

36

- Substance Abuse

48

12

75%

36

Non-Licensure Programs

 

 

 

 

MS Adult Education

30

12

60%

18

MS Post-Secondary Ed

36

12

67%

24

Ed S Community Counseling

36

12

67%

24

COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

MS in Nursing

 

 

 

 

- Clinical Nurse Specialist

39

6

85%

33

- Nursing Informatics

34

6

82%

28

- Nurse Practitioner

47

6

87%

41

MS Sport and Fitness Management

36

12

67%

24

Troy University is in compliance with this Comprehensive Standard.

 

Supporting Documentation Location
Comprehensive Standard 3.4.7 http://sacs.troy.edu/reports/03-04-07.html
Trojan Web Express http://www.troy.edu/webexpress.htm
Undergraduate Catalog, 2009-2009 http://www.troy.edu/catalogs/0809undergrad_pdf/

 

Last Updated: 08/22/2008