Undergraduate Students

The Undergraduate Advising Team in the Academic Advising Center works to assist students and advisors in a variety of majors. Students who have not yet declared a major are advised in the Academic Advising Center; students with declared majors are assigned to a faculty advisor in their major after their first registration. Your advisor and contact information can be accessed in your Academic Record, Biographical Information, and Degree Audit in Connections, and in your Success Network in the Student Success Portal powered by Starfish.

The Academic Advising Center is open Monday-Thursday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM and Fridays from 8:30AM to 4:30PM Central Time, with undergraduate advisors on call to assist with student questions and issues from 11AM to 1PM Central Time Monday-Friday. The Academic Advising Center is located in the first floor of the Garden Park Plaza parking garage, between Public Safety and the Bookstore, at 568 Garden Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 63119.  

 

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Degree Planning Sheets

Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Biology (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (BS) - Four-year
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BS) - Four-year
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (BS) - Four-year

Anthropology and Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (BA) - Four-year

English

Bachelor of Arts in English (BA) - Four-year

Bachelor of Arts in English: Creative Writing (BA) - Four-year

Bachelor of Arts in English: Drama and Playwriting (BA) - Four-year

History, Politics and International Relations

Bachelor of Arts in History (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (BA) - Four-year

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (BA) - Four-year

International Languages and Cultures

Bachelor of Arts in French (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in German (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish (BA) - Four-year

Legal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies (BA) - Four-year

Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Four-year

Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA) Four-year

Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Mental Health (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS) - Four-year

Religious Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (BA) - Study Abroad
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (BA) - Transfer
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (BA) - Transfer with Study Abroad
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society (BA) - Study Abroad
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society (BA) - Transfer
Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Global Society (BA) - Transfer with Study Abroad

General Studies

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BA) - Four-year
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BA) - Study Abroad
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BA) - Transfer
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BA) - Transfer with Study Abroad

Audio Aesthetics & Technology Sequences

Audio in Media Arts (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer
Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Sound Recording and Engineering (BS)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer
Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Audio Production (BA)

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad

Transfer

Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Communications & Journalism Sequences

Advertising and Marketing Communications (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Journalism (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Media Communications- closed May 2020 (BA)

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad

Transfer

Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Media Studies 

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Public Relations (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Scriptwriting (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad

Transfer
Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Speech Communications Studies- closed May 2020 (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Sports Communications (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Electronic & Photographic Media Sequences

Animation (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study a
broad
Transfer

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Film, Television, and Video Production (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Film Studies (BA)

Four-year
Four-year with study abroad
Transfer
Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Games and Game Design (BA)

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad

Transfer

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Interactive Digital Media (BA)

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad

Transfer

Transfer with study abroad

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

Photography (BA)

Four-year

Four-year with study abroad

Transfer with Photo I

Transfer without Photo I

Degree Requirements from the UG Catalog

International Student Resources

For questions related to F-1 and J-1 visa status and enrollment requirements, international undergraduate students may consult with the Undergraduate International Academic Advisor in the Academic Advising Center, Nancy Haparimwi. Nancy may be reached by email at haparina@webster.edu or by requesting an appointment in advance by calling the Advising Center at (314) 968-6972 or (800) 982-3847. Initial advising appointments may be conducted via email, virtually, phone or in person.

International students on F-1 (student) and J-1 (exchange visitor) visas must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester. Students who receive Webster financial aid or scholarships must enroll in a minimum of 13 credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in a full program of English as a Second Language (ESL) classes may enroll in less than 12 credit hours as determined by their academic advisor and the ESL Coordinator. Undergraduate students are eligible to take a vacation from study each summer term.

The Multicultural Center and International Student Affairs (MCISA) is your go-to resource for getting involved at Webster University. There are many programs, volunteer opportunities, social engagements, professional and developmental opportunities available to enhance your Webster University experience. MCISA also coordinates your arrival and orientation. There blog can be accessed here.

On-Campus Employment
Students on F-1 and J-1 visas are allowed to request permission to work on-campus for up to twenty (20) hours per week during enrollment sessions.


Off-Campus Employment
International students cannot work off-campus without specific legal authorization.

Curricular Practical Training
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) allows a student who has maintained F-1 status for at least nine (9) months (or four consecutive full time terms of enrollment) to work within his/her field of study during an approved internship for academic credit.  In order to qualify for CPT, students must meet with an academic advisor and obtain a letter of recommendation, and register for one to six credits of internship, COOP, practicum, student teaching, etc.  Students should consult the faculty in their school or college for specific eligibility requirements for internship-for-credit.

Optical Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) allows students to work within their field of study for up to one year after their degree completion. OPT is work that is applied for and granted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The student must apply for OPT BEFORE graduation to be eligible by maintaining full time enrollment for a minimum of 9 months prior to graduation (or four consecutive academic terms). International Services recommends that students apply for OPT up to 120 days before graduation. If granted, the student is then allowed to work anywhere within the US for twelve (12) months full-time or twenty-four (24) months part-time. OPT is available only once per degree level. (ex. Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree). OPT will not be granted for a second US Bachelor's or Master's degree.

Re-enrollment & Readmission

Re-enrollment is the step to take if you meet the following two criteria:

  • You have been away from Webster for one or two semesters, not counting summer,
    AND
  • You are not dismissed.

To re-enroll, contact the Academic Advising Center at (314) 968-6972 or at advising@webster.edu to connect to an advisor.  The advisor will ask you questions to determine what courses you should enroll in, and he/she will assist in enrolling you in courses to continue your chosen major or certificate at Webster. 

The advisor will also check to see if you have a hold, which could be because you owe money. If this is the case, the advisor will refer you to Webster’s Business Office to make a plan to resolve your financial obligations. With finances in order, you can re-enroll in courses to complete your degree. If you completed credit hours at another institution while you were away from Webster, you will need to send official transcripts to transcripts@webster.edu so that credits can be transferred to Webster.

Readmission is the path to take if:

  • You have been away from Webster for more than two semesters, not counting summer. After two semesters – which is one academic year – returning students must meet the requirements of the program in the current catalog. If your chosen academic program has changed, you will need to meet the new requirements. To apply for readmission, you will complete an Undergraduate Application for Readmission and work with the Academic Advising Center to determine your program requirements.
    OR
  • You were dismissed from Webster University. In this case, you can be considered for readmission. You will complete an Undergraduate Application for Readmission which will be reviewed by advisors in the Academic Advising Center to determine your academic readiness to continue at Webster.

In either case, if you completed credit hours at another institution, you will need to send official transcripts to transcripts@webster.edu so that credits can be transferred to Webster.