2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Individualized Studies The individualized studies program serves students with specialized career aspirations that may not fit with a particular major program offered at Cedarville University or those who desire a traditional, broad undergraduate program before proceeding to graduate school. The program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree and includes the following provisions: 1. A student interested in an individualized studies program may submit a proposal after completing 20 semester hours at Cedarville University, exclusive of Advanced Placement, CLEP, and transfer credits, with GPA of 3.25 or higher. 2. The student must define the focus of the intended individualized program on the program approval form. In addition, the student must demonstrate that the proposed program objective cannot adequately be achieved through an existing major at Cedarville University. The program approval form must be signed by a faculty sponsor and by the department Chair of one of the major components of the program. 3. Each program must be approved by the standing Individualized Studies Committee appointed by the Vice President for Academics. Decisions of this committee may be appealed to the Deans Council. 4. When the Individualized Studies Committee approves a student’s proposed program, it will assign an academic advisor for the student. 5. Changes to the approved program must be approved by the faculty advisor and the Individualized Studies Committee. 6. For transcript purposes, the program will typically be called a B.A. degree with an individualized program in liberal arts. 7. The individualized program must meet all of the Cedarville University bachelor’s degree requirements as detailed in the University catalog. In particular, the following items must be satisfied: • A GPA in the program of 2.50 or higher. • At least one-third of the program courses must be taken at Cedarville University. • At least one-third of the program courses must be taken at the 3000-level or higher. • “D” grades will not count as meeting the requirements of the individualized program. • A capstone course or experience appropriate to the individualized program and approved by the Individualized Studies Committee. Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Air Force As a Cedarville University (CU) student, you have the opportunity to become an Air Force officer through a cooperative agreement with Wright State University’s (WSU) Department of Aerospace Studies. WSU is the home of Detachment 643 and the host site for several local colleges and universities to provide the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program to full-time students pursuing a baccalaureate degree, and in some cases a master’s degree. While courses are taken through CU, leadership laboratories and most classes are taught at WSU. CU provides transportation. The AFROTC program is designed to produce Air Force officers who will be successful leaders. All officers are placed in positions of responsibility, facing challenging and rewarding career opportunities while using the most advanced technology in the world. The AFROTC program is organized in two portions: the General Military Course (GMC), typically taken during freshman and sophomore years, and the Professional Officer Course (POC), usually taken during junior and senior years or during the last two years prior to graduation. A corresponding Leadership Laboratory for each year (where students apply leadership skills, demonstrate command and effective communication, develop physical fitness, and practice military customs and courtesies) is also required. • The GMC is a no-obligation introduction to the Air Force. The course covers the Foundations of the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Evolution of USAF and Space Power. • The POC curriculum covers communicative skills, Air Force Leadership Studies, National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty. Although the program is open to all majors, selection to the POC is very competitive and depends on your performance. All AFROTC students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships that pay partial or full tuition, books and charges, plus a monthly stipend (stipend amount depends on your progress in the program). These scholarships are available on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate academic and leadership potential. High school students interested in scholarship opportunities should visit afrotc.com and review the scholarship application process. Apply at afrotc.com. In-college students will apply for scholarships through their AFROTC instructor. If you are a freshman and want to enroll in AFROTC sign up for AES-1210 Foundations of the USAF I and AES-1211 GMC Leadership Lab. For further information about AFROTC at CU, students should contact: The Department of Aerospace Studies Wright State University Dayton, Ohio 45435 Phone: 937-775-2730 Email: afrotc@wright.edu Website: wright.edu/air-force-rotc or Cedarville University Admissions Office Phone: 937-766-7700 Email: admiss@cedarville.edu 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 149 Interdisciplinary Studies Individualized Studies