2017-2018 Course Catalog

COURSE CATALOG (pdf)

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Degrees Offered

Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Rocky Mountain College offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Students may earn a bachelor's degree in the following programs. Minors are also available. Some majors have several majors or concentrations; see the department description in the Academic Programs section for details.

Bachelor of Science

  • Aeronautical Science (aeronautical science and aviation management - under "Aviation")
  • Biology
  • Business Administration (includes management, managerial accounting, and small business management)
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Education (includes various secondary and P-12 education majors)
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Equestrian Studies (equine business, equitation and training, riding instructor, therapeutic riding, pre-vet)
  • Geology (geology and petroleum systems)
  • Health and Human Performance (sport management, exercise science; P-12 education)
  • Individualized Program of Study
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Arts

  • Art
  • Communication Studies
  • Education (includes elementary education and various other secondary and P-12 education majors)
  • English (creative writing and literary studies)
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • History and Political Science (various majors)
  • Individualized Program of Study
  • Music (instrumental and vocal performance; P-12 education)
  • Philosophy and Religious Thought
  • Theatre  (performance and technical)

Minors

Minors are offered in all of the major programs listed above. In addition, minors are also offered in the following programs:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Physics
  • Pre-Law
  • Reading
  • Writing

Teaching Licensure for Education Majors

For information about licensure, see "Education" in the Academic Programs section of the catalog.

Major or minor requirements for secondary and P-12 education programs may be found in the Academic Programs section of the catalog under Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Health and Human Performance, History, Mathematics, Political Science, Psychology, Mathematics, and Music.

Master's Degree Programs

  • Master's of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
  • Master's of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
  • Master's of Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)

Graduation Requirements (General Degree Requirements)

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

A minimum of 62 semester hours is required, of which at least the last 31 have been taken at Rocky Mountain College. The core curriculum requirements must also be met. A candidate must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 ("C") for all courses applying to the degree.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 124 semester hours (certain programs may require more) is required.
  • No more than 64 semester hours (96 quarter hours) are acceptable in transfer from a two-year college.
  • Unless being counted toward a major, a maximum of eight credits in applied music, eight credits in ensemble, eight credits in theatre production, or eight credits in physical education activity courses (only two courses in the same physical education activity) may be counted toward graduation. Unless being counted toward the major, no more than a total of 12 of these activity credits can count toward the total credit requirement.
  • A candidate must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 for all courses applying to the degree and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses taken at Rocky Mountain College (3.0 for education majors).
  • Students must complete the Core Curriculum requirements.
  • Students must complete a major with a GPA of at least 2.25 (3.0 for education majors) for all courses taken in the major - not just those in a required minimum. The specific requirements for a particular major are listed in the catalog under the Academic Programs concerned. The student must complete at least three courses in their major field at Rocky Mountain College.
  • Forty semester hours must be earned in upper-division courses, including at least 12 in the major field. If a minor is chosen, it must include a minimum of six upper-division semester hours.
  • A candidate for a baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Rocky Mountain College, including at least 20 upper division semester hours (toward the required 40 semester hours of upper-division credits).
  • Twenty-four of the last 30 semester hours required for graduation must be earned at Rocky Mountain College. This requirement may be waived in exceptional cases upon approval of the academic vice president.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.

Second Bachelor's Degree

A student may earn a second bachelor's degree at Rocky Mountain College by taking a minimum of 150 credits (of which at least 49 must be upper-division) and by completing all requirements for declared majors.

Students may also transfer to Rocky Mountain College to attain a second degree. These students must meet all degree requirements outlined for transfer students.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.

Master of Accountancy Degree Requirements

The accountancy program at Rocky Mountain College is designed to prepare students for careers in public, governmental, not-for-profit, or industrial accounting. The program is designed to allow students to build on skills and knowledge developed through undergraduate coursework to become skilled, entry-level professional accountants upon graduation. The curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) core competencies and prepares students to sit of the certified public accountant exam. In its entirety, the program is comprised on both undergraduate and graduate study, which ultimately leads to the master's of accountancy degree.

Students who begin the accountancy program as undergraduates will graduate, upon completion of all requirements, with both a bachelor's of science in business management and a master's of accountancy. The entire curriculum consists of 150 semester hours for both the bachelor's of science and the master's of accountancy.

Students who enter the accountancy program as baccalaureate degree holders from an institution other than Rocky Mountain College must meet only the master's of accountancy requirements and will graduate with only the master's of accountancy. These students should consult with their academic advisor to ensure that, in total, their academic preparation makes them eligible for the CPA exam.

Depending upon the student's academic background, additional courses may be necessary to become eligible for the CPA exam.

Students must complete all courses in the professional program with a GPA of at least 2.25.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies Degree Requirements

A minimum of 63 sequential semester hours in the didactic phase, followed by 42 semester hours in the clinical instruction phase is required. Students must satisfactorily complete all courses in the professional program with a GPA of at least 3.00.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.

Master of Educational Leadership Degree Requirements

The master of educational leadership program at Rocky Mountain College is designed to prepare educational leaders for a career as a principle or superintendent. This cohort-based program begins in the early fall and completes in late spring over a course of eleven months. The program follows the state and national standards for educational leadership and is rooted in Effective School Research. Blending theory and practice through coursework and an intensive internship, candidates will be prepared to be instructional leaders at the P-12 level. The program is 34 credits in length depending on previous coursework. This program has a minimal residency requirement.

All degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of Student Records.


AP, Dual-Enrollment, and Transfer Credits

Rocky Mountain College recognizes AP (Advanced Placement), dual-enrollment, IB (International Baccalaureate). CLEP, DANTES, military credits, and transfer credits from accredited U.S. and international colleges. 

For details, see the Office of Student Records.


Academic Program Requirements (Majors/Minors and Core Curriculum)

Search the Academic Programs section of the catalog for learning outcomes and requirements for the core curriculum, undergraduate majors and minors, and graduate programs; as well as course descriptions for all of the courses taught at the College, not all of which are offered each term. 

See also Registration Basics>> Advising Worksheets at the Office of Student Records for printable Core Curriculum and Program Requirement worksheets.

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