Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021


This catalog is applicable to students who enroll at the University of Louisville beginning Summer 2020 through Spring 2021. The University catalog is the official source for all degree program and academic requirements as well as institutional policies and procedures. It is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the catalog supersede any information which may be contained in the bulletin of any school or department.

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Revised May 2020.

The University of Louisville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor, master, specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees (DMD, JD, MD). Individuals who wish to contact the Commission on Colleges regarding the accreditation status of the university may write the Commission at:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
(404) 679-4500

The University of Louisville reserves the right to change programs of study, academic policies, academic requirements, fees, course information, procedures for the confirmation of degrees, or the announced academic calendar and related deadlines without prior notice.

The provisions of this publication do not constitute an express or implied contract between the University of Louisville and any member of the student body, faculty, or general public.

The University of Louisville is an equal-opportunity institution and does not discriminate against persons because of race, religion, sex, age, handicap, color, citizenship or national origin.  If responses from the unit staff are unsatisfactory, inquiries or complaints about illegal discrimination including sexual harassment or handicap access can be made to Employee Relations and Compliance by calling (502) 852–6538.

The Redbook is the official statement of the organizational structure, the rules of governance and procedures, and university-wide policies of the University of Louisville. If there is any conflict between the policies, procedures or other statements contained within this catalog, The Redbook shall govern. A copy of "The Redbook" is available electronically.

Additional policies and information covering students can be found in the Student Handbook.

Admissions criteria for many of the colleges and schools are reviewed periodically. Students should contact their anticipated unit or the Office of Admissions for information on the requirements in effect at the time of admission.

Students should check with their academic advisor concerning the Cardinal Core or General Education Requirements in effect at the time of their admission.