Archived General Catalog 2009-2011

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Announcements for the Years 2010-2011

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An Equal Access/Equal Opportunity University

The information contained in this bulletin is subject to change as a result of action by federal and/or state governments, the Trustees of Purdue University, the faculty and the administration of Purdue University. The content of any individual curriculum is the ultimate responsibility of the respective faculty of each individual department. Questions concerning the contents of this catalog should be directed to the appropriate department or University official.

Nothing in this catalog should be considered a contract. This is for informational purposes only.

A copy of PURDUE UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS is available for review in the Registrar’s Office, Counseling Center and at the Switchboard. These regulations cover the following areas: History and Organization of the University, Academic Regulations and Procedures, Classification of Students for Tuition Purposes, Statements on Nondiscrimination, Student Conduct, Regulations and Procedures for Recognized Student Organizations and Regulations Governing the Use and Assignment of University Facilities.


Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of new ideas, and enriches campus life.

Purdue University views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any University related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.

Purdue University prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders and in conformance with the procedures and limitations as set forth in Executive Memorandum No. D-1 which provides specific contractual rights and remedies. Additionally, the University promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and Vietnam era veterans through its affirmative action program.

Through this program, the University carries out the requirements of Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Act of 1972, Federal Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967, the Indiana Civil Rights Act of 1971, as amended, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and all other applicable state and federal laws, guidelines, and regulations.

Questions in regard to the foregoing may be directed to the Assistant Director, EEO and Training, Schwarz 25C.

Purdue University Officers of Administration


France A. Córdova, Ph.D., President

W.R. Woodson, Ph.D., Provost

Alphonso V. Diaz, M.S., Senior Vice President for Business and Finance, Treasurer

Richard O. Backius, Ph.D., Vice President for Research

Mark J.T. Smith, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School


James B. Dworkin, Ph.D., Chancellor

Stephen R. Turner, M.B.A., Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration

Karen Schmid, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

George T. Asteriadis, Jr., Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Judith N. Jacobi, M.P.H., Assistant Vice Chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations

John T. Coggins, M.A., Dean of Students

George T. Asteriadis, Ph.D., Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Alan G. Krabbenhoft, Ph.D., Dean, College of Business

Larryl K. Matthews, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering & Technology

S. Rex Morrow, Ed.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Keith E. Schwingendorf, Ph.D., Dean, College of Science

Thomas F. Brady, Ph.D., Chair, Engineering Technology Department

Purna C. Das, Ph.D., Chair, Mathematics/Statistics/Physics Department

Cynthia J. Fontaine, Ph.D., Chair, Education Department

E. Jean Hayes, M.S., Interim Chair, Nursing Department

Kenneth C. Holford, Ph.D., Chair, Biological Sciences/Chemistry Department

Robert J. Manning, Ph.D., Chair, English & Modern Languages Department

Cynthia S. Roberts, M.S., Chair, Business & OLS Department

Mark L. Smith, M.B.A., Chair, Computer and Information Technology

V. Scott Smithson, Ph.D., Chair, Communication Department

S. Rex Morrow, Ed.D, Interim Chair, Social Sciences Department