The Academic Services division of the College of Arts and Sciences is comprised of two full-time managers of Student Services and one associate dean, who are eager to work with all members of the University community (students, faculty, and staff). Our primary mission is to help students achieve their academic goals.
We support students from orientation to graduation. We coordinate community-building events and activities such as Liftoff, Orientation, and Commencement. We also continuously support students through academic advising, evaluation, and general questions and concerns.
For assistance with academic questions, your first point of contact is your faculty advisor. If your advisor is unable to answer your questions, you may also contact a staff member in the Arts and Sciences Dean's Office.
Changing or Adding a Major or Minor
To change/add a major, minor, or concentration, students must complete the change of curriculum status form. Students should first obtain their current major advisor's signature, acknowledging that the advisor is aware of the desired change(s). Students should then get the department chair's signature of the major/minor/concentration they desire to change to or add. Once these signatures have been obtained, the form should be returned to the Dean’s Office electronically or dropped off in person in Hillyer 204.
Degree Evaluation Request
Frequently Asked Questions
Changing the grade option requires completion of the Registration/Add/Drop form and the advisor's signature. The last day to change the grading format (letter grade, pass/no pass, or audit) is the last day of the 10th week of the semester (see Academic calendar). A student may also elect to "audit" a course; however, auditing a course confers no academic credit towards a degree.
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Reminder: The residence requirement is that the student completes at least their final 30 credits at the University of Hartford. This means that permits to transfer are generally not approved after a student has completed 90 credits at the University.
It is highly recommended that students maintain consistent knowledge of their grade point average (GPA) during each academic semester. You can refer to the Grading System posted in the course catalog that displays the grade points assigned to each grade.
The grade point average is obtained by multiplying academic credits by grade point value for the grade assigned in each course, and dividing the sum of the grade points by the total number of academic credits attempted. Note: Courses marked NG, W, P, NP, or I are not included in the calculation of the GPA.
A student can be placed on academic probation for not maintaining the minimum GPA or for not completing the minimum number of credits based on the number of semesters they have attended the university. Students on academic probation may lose financial aid and are encouraged to speak to the Office of Financial Aid to understand the implications of academic probation. If academic probation is not resolved by the end of the following semester, a student may be continued on probation, removed from degree candidacy, or academically dismissed. Removal from degree candidacy means that they will be allowed to take classes part-time at the University, but they will not be enrolled in a specific degree program. This will impact housing and existing financial aid packages.
A student who is withdrawing from the University should contact the Center for Student Success in writing or by email from a University of Hartford account and request to withdraw from all classes. A tuition refund, if applicable, for a student who is voluntarily withdrawing is based on the date of withdrawal. See the current academic calendar for specifics.
Any student seeking to return to the University should contact the Admissions Office. Students who are reapplying to the University under the Fresh Start program need to re-apply through Admissions and prepare a letter of intent for the A&S Committee on Academic Standing.
General Education Requirements for Arts and Sciences Students
In the College of Arts and Sciences you have the opportunity to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and to obtain a thorough knowledge of at least one area of specialization. An A&S degree is divided into three parts: the general education requirements; major requirements; and electives, for a total of 120 credits, or approximately 40 courses. See our course catalog for a complete listings of requirements.
In addition, all students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to complete an internship, independent research project, or engage in an approved learning activity outside of assigned coursework. Learn more about our Learning Beyond the Classroom requirement.
If you are not sure what you want to study at UHart, you are not alone! Many first-year students are undecided about their academic and career goals. Our advising team helps you identify your strengths, interests, and potential career paths.
As an A&S student, you take a First-Year Seminar that helps you meet the academic expectations of college, while exploring different subject areas.
- Criminal Justice?
- Computer Science?
You can sign up for courses in these areas! Along the way you can take self-assessments that helps you explore the majors and careers that are a good fit.
Once you select a major, you complete an internship or engage in an approved learning activity outside of assigned coursework to reinforce what is taught in the classroom. The skills and knowledge gained from these experiences helps you stand out when you enter the workforce.
Our Career Services office is a great place to learn about you major and career options.