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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

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UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Håfa Adai!

Welcome to the beginning of an exciting and life-changing journey at the University of Guam/Unibetsedåt Guåhan. Your decision to further your education will most certainly be a rewarding one and may even take you in directions you had not previously considered.

The University of Guam Undergraduate Catalog is an invaluable resource for exploring your degree options and ensuring that you achieve your goals efficiently. It details the course requirements for each of the 25 undergraduate majors and 30 minors available at UOG and includes descriptions for every course offered. It also includes all of the support services, academic processes, and university policies that you need to know as a student.

This is the first-ever digital version of the UOG Catalog, which makes its contents more easily searchable, navigable, and accessible. As with the former printed versions, each academic year will have its own Catalog. You will use the 2020–2021 Catalog throughout the completion of your degree.

This publication is not your only resource. All of the faculty and staff at the University of Guam are here to help you succeed. Talk to your professors for academic and career guidance, visit the various centers, programs, and resources available on campus, and, as many of our most successful students have done, talk with your peers — upperclassmen and recent alumni in your degree program of interest.

Now that you are a scholar and a member of an academic community, it is important to be aware that this carries certain responsibilities and expectations. Please review the UOG Honor Code and join our commitment to treating one another with respect, maintaining academic integrity and truthfulness, and avoiding the mistreatment of others for any reason.

For more than 65 years, the University of Guam has prepared the leaders, creators, innovators, and thinkers for this extraordinary region of the globe with a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success. I am glad you have chosen to join us and our important mission. You will be challenged, you be inspired, and you will be amazed.

Biba UOG!

Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D.
President and Professor of English


GRADUATE STUDENTS

Håfa Adai!

Welcome to the University of Guam/Unibetsedåt Guåhan, and to our returning alumni, welcome back! In making the decision to pursue a graduate degree, you are embarking on a deeper educational journey of enlightenment (ina), discovery (deskubre), and service (setbe) — the three tenants of our University mission. This Graduate Bulletin will serve as your roadmap on that journey.

In total, the University offers 15 master’s degrees as well as seven graduate-level certificates. These programs cover some of the most in-demand career sectors in Guam and throughout Micronesia, to include business and public administration, teaching and education, and environmental science and agriculture, among others.

If you’re not yet admitted into a graduate program, this Bulletin is a great place to explore a higher level degree that will enhance your current career or open the door to new opportunities. You can also browse each degree program in depth on the UOG website or by talking personally with our faculty members, who are experts in their fields and are here to help mentor and guide you. A complete directory of graduate faculty can be found here

This Bulletin also serves as a resource for the many services available at UOG to support your graduate experience. Academic success relies not only on coursework, but on facilities conducive to learning and studying, on your physical health and mental well-being, and on financial resources and opportunities. Be sure to browse through the listing of Student Resources and Research Institutes so you can make the most of your university experience.

Becoming a scholar and a member of an academic community carries certain responsibilities and expectations. The UOG Honor Code requires all of us to treat one another with respect and regard, to maintain our academic integrity and truthfulness, and to avoid the mistreatment of others for any reason. A strong sense of belonging is the cornerstone for your success, and we are committed to helping you feel a part of the Triton family. Please do your part to help others feel a strong sense of belonging at UOG as well.

For more than 65 years, the University of Guam has prepared the leaders, creators, innovators, and thinkers for this extraordinary region of the globe with a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success. I am glad you have chosen to join us and our important mission. You will be challenged, you be inspired, and you will be amazed.

Biba UOG!

Thomas W. Krise, Ph.D.
President and Professor of English