A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C- or above was received only when permitted to do so by the dean and the department concerned, unless the course description states that the course may be repeated for credit. A written statement of permission must be submitted for approval to the CCAS Graduate Office by the director of graduate studies. If such a course is repeated, both grades received remain on the student’s record and are included in the student’s grade-point average. The second taking of the course does not count toward degree requirements.
Students who complete the requirements of two majors in Columbian College (such as mathematics and physics or history and economics) may graduate with a double major. Consult with advisors in the two departments concerned before officially declaring both majors with the .
The GWECP program was created in order to provide opportunities to DC high school students to complete an associate's degree in general studies within the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences concurrently with their high school degree. Students admitted to the program are required to complete 60 credits in residence, which include the following in accordance with the University General Education Requirement and G-PAC requirements:
Students in this full-time program must maintain a 3.6 cumulative GPA and may not earn a grade below B- in any science course. Students have the option of participating in the University Honors Program. Students in the program are required to become involved in community service and health-care related experiences each academic year. Before matriculation in the MD portion of the program, all students must have recent patient-related experiences. Students are required to graduate with an undergraduate degree at the end of the third year of the seven-year program. All requirements must be completed for the BA or BS degree, including those for the major field as well as the University General Education Requirement. Students interested in enhancing their academics with a study abroad program may do so, but it is not required. As a part of this program, students are not required to complete the MCAT medical school entrance exam to progress into the MD portion.
A Columbian College student may pursue a second major in the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Milken Institute School of Public Health, or the Elliott School of International Affairs provided that permission to do so has been obtained from the appropriate administrative office. Students in other schools may also take a second major in Columbian College. Students wishing to pursue one of these options must request approval through the appropriate department and Columbian College’s Office of Undergraduate Studies. In all cases, students must complete the general education requirements and a major in their home school in order to graduate.
Each student is required to complete the General Examination no later than the beginning of the final semester of the program. A student who fails to pass any part of the General Examination may, in exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of the program, repeat the examination at the next scheduled examination date. If the student fails a second time, no further opportunity to take the examination is permitted, and the student’s degree candidacy is terminated.
The programs leading to the degree of doctor of philosophy require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 72 credits of approved graduate coursework, including at least 6 and at most 24 hours of dissertation research. Students must receive the permission of the associate dean to complete less than 6 hours of dissertation research. A minimum of 48 of the 72 hours must be taken in the precandidacy stage, in preparation for the General Examination. A maximum of 12 of these hours may be taken in courses offered by the other affiliated members of the Consortium of Washington Area Universities. The exact number of credits required for any part of the total program is assigned by each department and may exceed the minimum required by the Columbian College.
The doctor of philosophy program is divided into two parts: precandidacy and candidacy. During precandidacy, a student completes the general requirements and the General Examination. Once admitted to candidacy, the student prepares, submits, and defends the dissertation.
Leiden is a unique international centre for the advanced study of languages, cultures, arts, and societies worldwide, in their historical contexts from prehistory to the present. We aim to contribute to knowledge, the sustainable well-being of societies, and the understanding of the cognitive, historical, cultural, artistic, and social aspects of human life. In research and teaching, we focus on the mobility of people, language, culture, ideas, art, and institutions in a globalizing world, and their interconnectivity through the ages.
The program is a non-thesis program designed for graduates from recognized colleges of business as well as graduates in liberal arts, science, engineering or other fields desiring to undertake professional studies in the area of business administration.
In addition to the , undergraduate students in Columbian College must complete a further, . Together with the University General Education Requirement, G-PAC engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. Students achieve a set of learning outcomes that enhance their analytical skills, develop their communication competencies, and invite them to participate as responsible citizens who are attentive to issues of culture, diversity, and privilege.
7. To earn credit for , you must submit the thesis prospectus and any other thesis materials required by your director and committee. The prospectus is a reasonably well-developed plan for the thesis. In this proposal, you will describe the project and your approaches to the topic, lay out your methods for accomplishing it, and provide a bibliography, as appropriate to the nature of the work. (A creative writer, for example, might provide a bibliography of primary works that have influenced the writer and/or works of writing theory that she or he will use in the critical introduction to the thesis.) See the model and thesis prospectuses.