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Academics

Questions:

  1. How does Catawba help students prepare to join the job force?
  2. Does Catawba have a program in place to assist students with learning disabilities?
  3. How many course hours does a student have to take each semester to be considered full-time at Catawba?
  4. What major fields of study does Catawba offer?
 

Answers:

  1. How does Catawba help students prepare to join the job force?
    Catawba's Career Development Center assists students not o­nly in creating stellar resumes or portfolios but learning how to present themselves professionally as well. The Center also helps to guide students during their years at Catawba in finding a job path that is right for them.

    Career Development Center makes students aware of key events like campus and local Job Fairs which are held frequently. It also offers a broad range of career resources. Visit the Career Services page for more information!

  2. Does Catawba have a program in place to assist students with learning disabilities?
    Yes we do. The Counseling and Academic Support Center (CASC) was established to offer support and assistance to all Catawba students who find they may need a little extra help in their classes or with their study habits.

    The CASC has an Academic Skills Assistance Program to help students transition between the high school environment and college by teaching improved skills in time management, test taking, organizations and note taking. Visit the Academic Support page for more details!

  3. How many course hours does a student have to take each semester to be considered full-time at Catawba?
    The average student takes four or five courses per semester. A full-time student must carry at least 12 hours per semester (lecture classes are usually 3 hours each, science courses are 4 hours). Those who enroll with over 18 hours are carrying an overload and must first discuss this with their advisor. Catawba operates o­n the semester system. The fall semester runs from late August to mid-December. The spring semester runs from mid-January to early May. A summer term is optional.

    Usually a decision about the choice of major is made by the end of the sophomore year, but may be declared at the end of the first semester. Catawba grants four undergraduate degrees — Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Business Administration (through the Evening and Graduate Studies Program for working adults) and Master of Education.

  4. What majors and fields of study does Catawba offer?
    Visit our Majors, Minors, and Degrees Offered page and to see a complete listing of majors and fields of study offered. 
 

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