In determining if you have met the requirements to graduate, the Registrar’s Office follows the requirements defined in a single edition of the university catalog. A new catalog is published each year. In some cases, requirements change from one edition to another. You may select any edition of the catalog, provided that the catalog was published and was in force while you were enrolled at Boise State and provided that the catalog is no older than six academic years at the time of your graduation.
If you need to change your catalog year, please meet with your advisor to select a new catalog. Once you have determined your catalog, please fill out the Catalog Year Update Form and turn it into the Registrar’s Office.
Policy Statement Concerning Catalog Contents
The purpose of the Boise State Catalog is to provide current, articulate, and accurate information about Boise State University for guidance of prospective students, for faculty and administrative officers, for students currently enrolled, and for other education or allied agencies.
Catalogs, bulletins, course and fee schedules, etc., are not to be considered as binding contracts between Boise State University and students. The university and its divisions reserve the right at any time, without advance notice, to: (a) withdraw or cancel classes, courses, and programs; (b) change fee schedules; (c) change the academic calendar; (d) change admission and registration requirements; (e) change the regulations and requirements governing instruction in, and graduation from, the university and its various divisions; and (f) change any other regulations affecting students. Changes shall go into force whenever the proper authorities so determine, and shall apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are degree-seeking at the time in the university. When economic and other conditions permit, the university tries to provide advance notice of such changes. In particular, when an instructional program is to be withdrawn, the university will make every reasonable effort to ensure that students who are within two years of completing the graduation requirements, and who are making normal progress toward the completion of those requirements, will have the opportunity to complete the program, which is to be withdrawn.
It is the policy of Boise State University to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, services, and benefits to students and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, creed, age or handicap in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Sections 799A and 845 of the Public Health Act, and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, where applicable, as enforced by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Note:The courses contained in this catalog do not preclude or limit the university in its offerings for any semester or session nor do they restrict the university to the time block (semester) represented by the approved academic calendar.
Boise State University attempts to respond to the educational needs and wants of any and all students when expressed. Requests for courses to be offered whenever they are desired will be favorably received providing that a minimum of 12 qualified students enrolls in the class and a competent faculty member is available to teach the course.
Online vs. Printed Content
The Boise State University printed catalog is published each year before the end of the spring semester. To provide students with the most current information, new courses or updates to existing courses approved by the University Curriculum Committee after deadline for the printed catalog are added to the online version of the catalog.
Corrections and late revisions to the online catalog are indicated with a either a New! or Updated! tag in the appropriate section of the catalog.
NEW! is for a recently added course description. Includes courses added after the print/PDF catalog was published.
UPDATED! is for a course that has recently been changed. Changes can include: course title, credit hours, semester offered, course description or prerequisites. Includes changes made to existing courses since the print/PDF catalog was published.
For a list of curricular changes, go to the University Curriculum Committee’s website and click Approved Curriculum in the left sidebar.