Errata for the 2014-2016 University Catalog Publications

2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog

  1. On p. 22, two programs (Art and Music) are inadvertently omitted from the list of NCATE accredited programs.
  2. The following degree program should be included with the department listing for Elementary Education:

Elementary Education – Non-Teaching Option

The Elementary Education, Non-Teaching Option will require 30 hours of elective work in one or two approved sequences or strands (e.g. business technology, professional writing, etc.).  Sequences will be decided by the candidate with program approval.  Total hours for graduation are 125 credit hours.

  1. On p. 158, the admissions requirements for the General Studies program are incorrectly stated.  The correct requirements are as follows:

General Studies Admissions Criteria:

  • Students must be age 24 or older
  • Students must meet academic requirements per the criteria below:

Students with 24 (or more) semester hours of collegiate level work* must:

Provide official, sealed transcripts from each university attended and demonstrate a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 2.0

Students with fewer than 24 semester hours of collegiate level work* must:

  • Provide official, sealed transcripts from each university attended (if prior coursework exists)
  • Provide official, sealed proof of high school graduation or equivalency (G.E.D. acceptable)
  • Complete CSU’s English and Reading proficiency examinations
  • Complete CSU’s General Studies prospective student interview

New students, 24 years of age or older, who do not have an ACT/SAT score, will be interviewed by the department prior to being recommended for admission. (UC model)

* Collegiate level work is defined as 100 level courses (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university.

  1. On p. 159, the last item listed on the checklist is incorrect.  The correct requirement is not a concentration and minor but rather two minors.  The correct language is indicated in the Specific Requirements section on p. 161.
  2. On p. 161, the course prefix for the general studies courses numbered 2000 and 4500 should read GSP 2000 and GSP 4500.
  3. Regarding General Studies, the description of general requirements on p. 159 incorrectly states that a “concentration” and 15-18 hours of electives are required. The correct statement of that requirement is two enhanced minors from an approved list as described on pp. 161-164.
  4. Regarding General Studies, the statement regarding minors on p. 161 indicates incorrectly that the program currently offers minors in the Colleges of Health Sciences (CHS) and College of Education (COE).
  5. Regarding the Individualized Degree Program requirements, the requirements on p. 328 are the correct requirements for the 2014-2016 catalog.  The requirements on p. 330 incorrectly reproduce requirements from the previous catalog.
  6. Regarding the Chemistry program options, due to course renumbering, all options requiring CHEM 1550 and 1560 are fulfilled by taking CHEM 1400/1410 and 1450/1460.
  7. On p. 166, the statement of General Requirements for the Liberal Arts in Geography degree program is incorrect:  it should state “. . .39 hours in geography, 39 hours in a complementary required minor . . .”
  8. On p. 167, under the Specific Requirements entitled “Concentration” for the Liberal Arts in Geography degree program, the naming of the concentration “Community Development Concentration” is incorrect.  The correct name for this concentration is “Urban and Community Studies Concentration.”
  9. On p. 168, under specific program requirements for the Liberal Arts in Geography degree program, the following degree requirements were inadvertently omitted:  Minor (18-21 hours) and Electives (18-21 hours)
  10. On p. 169, the statement of credit hours for the Secondary Teaching in Geography option content area under General Requirements is incorrect.  The correct statement should read as follows:  124 credit hours: 42 credit hours in general education, 54 credit hours in area of specialization, and 28 credit hours in professional education (plus GEOG 1092 if required).
  11. On p. 169, under specific program requirements for the Secondary Teaching in Geography option, the hours for Professional Education are mis-stated.  It should read (28 hours plus GEOG 1092 if required).
  12. On p. 176, under Specific Requirements for the Liberal Studies degree program, the correct statement of hours for Liberal Studies Core Courses is 24 credit hours.
  13. On p. 312, the statement of the Occupational Therapy’s accreditation information is mistaken.  It should read as follows:

    The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD  20814-3449.  ACOTE’s telephone number via c/o AOTA is 301/652-AOTA, and the web address is www.acoteonline.org 

  14. On pp. 312-313 of the Undergraduate Catalog, the Mission statement for the Occupational Therapy program has been updated to read as follows:
    The mission of the Chicago State University Occupational Therapy Program is to prepare a diverse student body to become competent occupational therapists who are skilled in and effective at meeting the needs of clients within rapidly changing service delivery systems. The program is designed to provide a transformative educational experience that develops entry-level therapists who possess foundational skills in the principles of the occupational therapy profession. We strive to produce graduates who exhibit the ability to integrate knowledge into practice while using evidence, critical thinking, and reflective abilities necessary to take on a variety of roles (i.e., practitioner, consultant, educator, manager, researcher and advocate) within traditional and emerging service delivery systems.
  15. On p. 314, the statement of requirements for admission to the professional phase of the program should not include the following:  “introduction to computer science”
  16. On p. 315, the statement of hours for the degree is incorrect.  The correct statement of degree hours for the program is 122-123.
  17. On p. 317, the elective hours associated with the Summer Elective for Occupational Therapy majors are incorrectly stated as three hours.  The correct number of hours is four hours.
  18. On p. 317, the senior year curriculum for Occupational Therapy majors is incorrectly stated.  The correct statement is as follows:

Senior Year

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
OT 4100 - 3OT 4110 - 3
OT 4140 - 5OT 4141 - 5
OT 4150 - 3OT 4151 - 3
OT 416 - 3OT 4161- 3
Total: 1414
  1. Chicago State University recognizes Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, and Kentucky as contiguous states.
  2. On p. 306 of the undergraduate catalog, under “Nursing Courses”, the courses NURS 2190, NURS 0950 and NURS 4379 should not be listed.
  3. On p. 307 under “Curriculum Pattern for Basic BSN Track”,  the course HSC/NURS 3329 should not be listed under Junior Level, Fall Semester.
  4. On p. 310 under “Nursing Courses”, NURS 4350 should not be listed.
  5. On p. 310 under “Curriculum Pattern for RN to BSN Accelerated Pathway Track”, the course in Psychology should be PSYC 2000, not PSYC 3200.
  6. On p. 74 of the undergraduate catalog, students are referred to a university ombudsperson for handling complaints.  There is no university ombudsperson office at this time.  Students generally may report complaints to the head office administrator of the unit concerned.  Colleges and departments have formalized processes for addressing academic complaints.
  7. On p. 51 of the undergraduate catalog, in the Academic Skills Program section, the course CSU 0900 should not be included in the listing of Academic Skills Program courses.
  8. On pg. 55, requirement #8 is incorrect.  The University no longer requires either the state or federal constitution examinations.
  9. On pg. 56, the College of Arts and Sciences Constitution Requirement incorrectly lists both state and federal constitution examinations as requirements.  Only the federal constitution examination (or course equivalent) is required.
  10. On pg. 105, the College of Arts and Sciences only requires the federal constitution examination (or course equivalent).  All programs under the the College of Arts and Sciences require only the federal constitution examination.
  11. On pg. 47 the following information applies to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy: Students who are required to take the qualifying examinations, but do not pass the examination in reading, will be required to enroll in Reading 1500. For those students, Reading 1500 (Reading 150 prior to the Fall 2008 semester) will be considered as a developmental course and will be deducted from an undergraduate student's 180 credit hour limit, as those courses numbered 090-0990 may also be deducted. Undergraduate students may receive financial aid for an additional maximum of 30 credit hours of attempted course work, if the 30 hours are classified as developmental.
  12. On pg.120, the section on elective courses in biology and chemistry should read: "(14-16 credit hours at the 3000-4000 level: choose four courses, at least two lab courses and at least two at 4000-level)"

2014-2016 Graduate Catalog

  1. On p. 190 the first elective course for the Certificate in Telecommunications Management is incorrectly listed as TPS 5520/ T ED 5445 (Network Administration Technologies).  The correct prefix and number for this course is TPS 5550.
  2. The degree Technology and Performance Improvement Studies should be noted as a MSED, a Masters of Science in Education, not a Master’s in Science degree
  3. On p. 208, the statement of the Occupational Therapy’s accreditation information is mistaken.  It should read as follows:
    The occupational therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD  20814-3449.  ACOTE’s telephone number via c/o AOTA is 301/652-AOTA, and the web address is www.acoteonline.org
  4. Chicago State University recognizes Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, and Kentucky as contiguous states.


2014-2016 Course Listings

  1. OT 5312 (Management Principles in Occupational Therapy Practice) should not appear in the current course catalog.  It was deleted in academic year 2007-2008.
  2. The following Occupational Therapy courses listed in the catalog indicate course fees, which is in error.  There are no course fees for the following courses:  OT 4140, 4141, 4150, 4151, 5140, 5141, 5150, 5151, 5220, 5221, 5242, 5243, 5352, 5380.
  3. The prerequisites for two Occupational Therapy courses (OT 5243 and OT 5352 are incorrectly stated).  The correct prerequisites are as follows:
    OT 5243:  OT 5242, OT 5262; co-requisites:  OT 5263 and OT 5221
    OT 5243:  OT 5242, OT 5262; co-requisites:  OT 5263 and OT 5221
    OT 5352:  OT 4151/5151 and OT 5243