University of Guam Catalog

A Message from the Senior Vice President

University of Guam Catalog


A MESSAGE FROM THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Buenas yan Håfa Adai!

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time at the University of Guam. Our faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to seeing you successfully through to graduation and connecting you with the many programs in place to get you there.

Part of our strategic intent at the University is to ensure student success through our quality programs. Our programs have produced thousands of alumni who attribute the solid education and nurturing atmosphere of the University of Guam as the underpinning for their value-added transformation from student to professional. These alumni are making valuable contributions as leaders, public and private sector employees, and business owners throughout the region and beyond.

Our degree programs continue to excel. This year our Bachelor of Nursing program, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Professional Master of Business Administration programs regained accreditation from nationally recognized accreditation bodies. This is in addition to continuing accreditations for our Bachelor of Social Work program and our education degree programs as well as institution-wide accreditation under the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

We continue to evolve our program offerings as well to meet the changing needs of our community and regional workforce. This fanuchånan semester, we launch our Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree program through the School of Engineering. And last year, we launched three tracks within our Biology Program as well as three new Pathways under the business administration program, preparing students more strategically for today’s workforce.

The University also aims to expose our students to unique value-added experiences and academic rigor that strengthen the overall meaning and quality of your undergraduate degree. Program-specific internships, course-related travel experiences, research opportunities with faculty of research centers, coursebased service learning, and clinical and capstone experiences will all serve to strengthen your overall professional development within your respective degree program. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities to build your personal portfolio and maximize your experiences with us.

The most important part of your college experience is that you know where to go for support through the process. This Catalog is a resource of our comprehensive student support services — including counseling, tutoring, advisement, financial assistance, disability assistance, veteran assistance, career development resources, and more. Your fellow students are also a great source of support. Learn about the more than 50 student organizations at our Student Life Office and get involved with students who share similar interests.

Seize your time here at UOG, and let us know how we can help.

Biba, UOG Tritons!

Anita Borja Enriquez, DBA
Senior Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs