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A

Academic Amnesty

Allows students to restore their academic standing or increase their GPA by eliminating previous academic credit from the current GPA. Each college at UNO has their own set of policies and procedures for Academic Amnesty.

Academic Load

The total number of credit hours enrolled in during one semester.

Academic Probation

When a student’s cumulative NU GPA drops below a 2.0 for any given semester.

Academic Suspension

When a student’s semester GPA is lower than 2.0 and their cumulative NU GPA falls below the following standards:
Attempted Hours Cumulative GPA
0-12 No Suspension
13-45 1.75
46 or more 2.0

Add/Drop

Changing the student's course schedule by adding and/or dropping a course.

Advanced Placement

A program in which secondary school students can pursue advanced courses that are generally eligible for college credit.

Advisor

A department or college-based faculty/staff member who helps a student achieve her or his educational goals by providing guidance on courses, program requirements, prerequisites, programs of study, and policies and procedures.

Audit

To attend a course regularly without participating in course work and without receiving credit.

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B

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Courses selected from a variety of disciplines with concentrations in one or two areas. A modern language is required for a B.A. degree.

Bachelor of Science (BS)

A specified program of required courses with fewer electives than the B.A. A modern language is not required.

Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

A specified multidisciplinary program of required courses and electives for adult (age 21+) students.

Baccalaureate

Refers to the bachelor's degree.

Building Acronyms

Acronym Building
AH Allwine Hall
ASH Arts and Sciences Hall
CB CPACS Building
DSC Durham Science Center
EAB Eppley Administration Building/Visitor Center
HPER Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building
KH Kayser Hall
MH Mammel Hall
MBSC Milo Bail Student Center
PKI The Peter Kiewit Institute
RH Roskens Hall
PAC Strauss Performing Arts Center
WFAB Weber Fine Arts Building

Other Buildings/Places on Campus

  • Caniglia Field
  • Central Utilities Plant
  • CS/SS - Ceramic/Sculpture Studio
  • Child Care Center
  • Henningson Memorial Campanile
  • Landscape Services
  • Maverick Village
  • Parking Garage (East)
  • Parking Garage (West)
  • Pep Bowl
  • The Plaza
  • Scott Residence Hall and Conference Center
  • Scott Village
  • University Library
  • University Village
  • W. H. Thompson Alumni Center


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C

Chancellor’s List

An academic honor of having a 4.0 GPA for any given semester

Classification

Level of progress toward a degree with classifications of freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior, depending on the number of semester hours completed.

College

An academic unit of the university. University of Nebraska at Omaha has six colleges.

College/Program Abbreviations

Abbreviation College / Program
A&S College of Arts and Sciences
CBA College of Business Administration
COE College of Education
CFAM College of Fine Arts and Media
IS&T College of Information Systems and Technology
CPACS College of Public Affairs and Community Service
HPER Health, Physical Education and Recreation
UD University Division
MBSC Milo Bail Student Center
PKI The Peter Kiewit Institute
RH Roskens Hall
PAC Strauss Performing Arts Center
WFAB Weber Fine Arts Building

Concurrent Enrollment

Taking a course during the same semester as another.

Course

A unit of study a student enrolls in during a semester.

Credit by Examination

Credit received when a student takes an oral or written examination without enrolling for a course.

Credit Hour

A unit of measurement used in determining the quantity of work taken. Each credit hour is roughly equivalent to one hour of course time per week. For example, a course meeting three hours a week would be a three-credit-hour course.

Credit/No Credit

A grading option with successful completion of a course recorded as Credit and failure as No Credit. No other grades are given for such courses and they are not figured into the grade point average.

Curriculum

A program of courses that meets the requirements for a degree in a particular field of study, also referred to as a major.

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Dean’s List

An academic honor of having a 3.5 or higher GPA for any given semester.

Degree program

Courses required for completion of a particular degree.

Department

A unit within a college representing a discipline.

Discipline

An area of study representing a branch of knowledge, such as mathematics.

Dismissal

A student who neglects his or her academic responsibilities may be dismissed on recommendation of an academic dean.

Double major

A student may elect to pursue two majors at one time.

Dual degrees

A student may elect to pursue two degrees at one time.

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Electives

Courses chosen by a student that are not required for the major or minor. The number of hours of electives required varies according to student's major.

Enrollment

The process of selecting courses and having courses reserved.

Equivalent

When one course equals that of another course. An example is that MATH 1310 Intermediate Algebra at Metropolitan Community College is equivalent to MATH 1310 Intermediate Algebra at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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F

Financial aid

Help for a student to pay for college. Aid is available from grants, loans, scholarships, and work/study employment.

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G

Grade point average (GPA)

A measure of scholastic performance. A GPA is obtained by dividing the number of grade points by the hours of work attempted. See UNO’s grade point scale at http://www.ses.unomaha.edu/registrar/gradeinfo.php

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Hold

A block on your mavlink account that will not allow you to enroll in/drop/add classes.

Hour

The unit by which course work is measured. The number of semester hours assigned to a course is usually determined by the number of hours a course meets per week.

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I

Internship

Job-related experience in an agencies in which a student receives academic credit.

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M

Major

A program of courses that meets the requirements for a degree in a particular field of study.

mavlink

UNO’s Student Information System

Minor

A systematic program of study in an area of emphasis outside a student's major.

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Non Degree

When a student takes a course(s) at UNO while not actively pursuing a degree.

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Option

An approved group of courses creating a specialty within a major field of study.

Orientation

Activities designed to help new students become acquainted with the university.

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P

Prerequisite

A requirement, usually credit in another course, which must be met before a particular course can be taken.

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T

Transcript

An official copy of a student's permanent academic record.

Transfer student

A student who terminates enrollment in another college or university and subsequently enrolls at UNO.

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U

Undergraduate student

A university student who has not received a bachelor's degree.