May 27, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
College Catalog 2023-2024

Catalog Addendums


Elizabethtown College endeavors to accurately present our programs and policies to our prospective and enrolled student community.   Academic Affairs make every effort to ensure the published catalog, class schedule, and other public information presented is correct and up to date.  Elizabethtown College reserves the right to add, amend, or retract any statements, regulatory requirements, policies, and procedures.   The College assumes no responsibility for misinterpretation by students of policies and procedures presented in this Catalog, or the Addendum.   School Deans, Academic Advisors, and members of the Office of Registration and Records are available and support students in achieving their academic goals and to clarify college policies and procedures. 

What is an Addendum?

Elizabethtown College publishes our annual Catalog in May of each year.  The Addendum is a summary of additions, reactivations, deactivations, and changes that have been approved through faculty governance since the initial Catalog publication.   All approved changes and additions made this academic year are reflected in this addendum.  The information contained in this publication is the most accurate and up to date information pertaining to academics at Elizabethtown College.    

The following question and answer section provided guidance to common questions about how to use this important document.   Students should seek guidance on addendum items through the support of their Academic Advisors, and Dean, for course and program planning.   

**Please note, the contents of the Addendum do NOT appear in the PDF version of the full Catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why do we have an Addendum?

A. The Addendum exists to support students and our campus community locate changes or additions approved through faculty governance since the initial publication of the Catalog.

Q. How do I use the Addendum?

A. The Addendum is to be used in company with the 2023-2024 Catalog, not in isolation.   This Addendum provides up to date information pertaining to academics at Elizabethtown College.

Q. Does the Addendum supersede the Catalog?

A. The Addendum is an addition to the 2023-2024 Catalog.  Items included in the Addendum supersede what is in the published Catalog.   However, graduation requirements are governed by the College Catalog dated four years prior to graduation or, for major or minor requirements, by the College Catalog in effect at the time of graduation if the student so chooses.  For most students, this means they will follow the requirements of the Catalog in effect when they begin their studies at Elizabethtown College.   Students should review the full “Other Graduation Requirements Policy” in the Catalog for more details. 



JA 250 - NCH Discovering Contemporary Japan: A Three-Week Cultural Immersion Experience

(Effective May 2, 2023)

4.00 credits. (Non-Western Cultural Heritage Core Course) A three-week in-depth immersion in Japanese culture, conducted in Japan during the May term of each academic year. Signature Learning Experience: Cross-Cultural Experience. May term only.

CJ 100: WCH Introduction to Criminal Justice

(Effective November 7, 2023)

4.00 credits.(Western Cultural Heritage Core Course) This course familiarizes students with the four main services of the criminal justice system: policing, courts, corrections, and victim services. This course will focus on the historical and current structures and operations of each service. Students will learn the criminal justice system as a timeline approach to better understand the importance of each service, service overlap, and service impact on the criminal justice system.

ESC 495: Exercise Science Senior Seminar

(Effective January 23, 2024)

3.00 credits. Students will prepare and present projects, based on their internship or academic experiences that represent a cogent synthesis of their learning throughout the exercise science curriculum. These projects can involve faculty-guided research, community projects or entrepreneurial activities, as well as other projects as approved by the faculty. Students will effectively communicate the purposes, outcomes and reflections on their work in written and verbal form. Next, students will engage in review and refresher study of critical topics needed for successful certification by the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  Students must complete at least one ACSM or NSCA exam prior to graduation and proof of examination completion is required to pass the course. Signature Learning Experience - Capstone Experience. *Prerequisite(s): ESC 340 Exercise Physiology and ESC 341 Exercise Physiology Lab, and Senior Exercise Science Majors only.

MME 514 - World Music Drumming: Cultural Identity/Diversity

(Effective January 23, 2024)

3.00 credits. This course studies world music drumming pedagogy and explores its connection to cultural diversity. Participants study a narrative text on cultural identity to understand the lived experience of music making within a West African context. Students will use their study of world music drumming alongside cultural perspectives to engage ethical questions of cultural appropriation and care for the integrity of diverse traditions.



Master of Education in Curriculum and Intruction (M.Ed)

(Effective January 23, 2024)

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction will no longer require a current teaching certification (PA or other).

Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD)

(Effective January 23, 2024)

Applicants must submit a copy of current, valid Occupational Therapy License with the application or prior to the start of the two PP-OTD courses.

Additional PP-OTD concentration added:

Non-Profit Leadership



Computational Physics (No longer offered)

(Effective January 23, 2024)

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has sunset the Computational Physics major.  This program may not be declared by any enrolled student after 1/16/2023.  



French Minor

(Effective October 24, 2023)

The School of Arts and Humanties has sunset the French Minor.   

Cognitive Science Minor

(Effective February 2022)

* Computational Track includes CS 121  and EGR 434 .

Student Learning Outcomes

This interdisciplinary minor integrates elements of Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Computer Science into a unified field of study to better understand the human mind.

Students will be able to:

  • Students, through both oral and written assignments, and laboratory work will demonstrate a basic understanding of the various methodologies used by neuroscientists, psychologists, computer scientists, and philosophers to address questions about cognition, consciousness and behavior, and how those methodologies work together.
  • Students, as part of a senior capstone seminar - will be able to demonstrate an ability to synthesize research findings from an array of disciplines in the cognitive sciences in the evaluation of a question pertaining to cognition, consciousness and behavior.

For further information, contact the Cognitive Science Minor Advisor, Dr. Michael Silberstein.

Required Classes (12 credits):

Neurobiology Track

Psychology Track

Computational Track


Incomplete Grades

(Effective November 17, 2023)

A student grade of incomplete may be assigned, in consultation with the course instructor, when the student is unable to complete coursework for extraordinary reasons such as illness, emergency, or other reasonable cause.  An Incomplete is not simply to allow additional time to complete course work and is not an alternative to a failing grade.  It is a privilege granted by the instructor because of a unique set of circumstances, not a right or expectation of the student.  The revised policy provides students the opportunity to address emergencies and establishes a reasonable deadline to discourage procrastination in the completion of course requirements.

Criteria for an Incomplete grade

Student requests for an Incomplete will only be considered if the student has:

  • Completed at least 50% of course work,
  • A current passing grade in the course.
  • The ability to complete the work without attending additional classes.
  • A well-defined plan at the time of the request. 

Incomplete contracts must be emailed to the course instructor PRIOR to the last day of class.   An incomplete grade must be resolved by the agreed upon contract timelines, but no later than the default incomplete contract timelines.

Contract Default Timelines
  • Sub-Term (less than 6 weeks)
    Incomplete grades must be replaced by a final grade by no more than the length of the accelerated sub-term in which the incomplete grade was granted.  
  • Sub-Term (greater than 5 weeks, but less than 14 weeks)
    Incomplete grades must be replaced by a final grade by no more than the length of the accelerated sub-term in which the incomplete grade was granted. 
  • Semester (14 – 16 weeks)
    Incomplete grades must be replaced by a final grade by no more than the following:
    • Fall Incomplete Deadline: March 1st
    • Spring Incomplete Deadline: August 1st
    • Summer Incomplete Deadline: November 1st

Student Responsibilities:

  • The student presents a valid appeal and request to his/her instructor before the last day of class.
  • The student is responsible for circulating the Incomplete Contract for signature.   The signed form must be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records.
  • The Center for Student Success will circulate an Emergency Incomplete on behalf of the student in collaboration with the Office of Registration and Records when an emergency warrants in support of the student and their family.
  • If the student fails to complete the work by the extended and/or default deadline, the instructor will enter a grade based only on work completed during the semester and the Incomplete contractual agreement. 
  • The student’s grade point average calculation will be updated to include the awarded grade, or failing grade if work is not completed. 

Faculty Responsibilities:

  • The instructor will establish an appropriate completion date with the student. This date may not exceed the identified default timelines. 
  • The instructor will initially report a grade of “I” in JayWeb. The incomplete grade will appear on the student’s Grad Report/Academic Record as an “I”.
  • The instructor is expected to communicate with the student prior to the submission of the final grade.
  • The instructor will submit a final grade for the course, on or before the contracted and/or default completion date, through JayWeb Incomplete to letter-grade change process.

Additional Considerations

An incomplete grade issued to a student on academic probation will not prevent or delay academic action of dismissal. 

Receiving an “I” grade in a course means the course will not satisfy prerequisites for subsequent course registrations.

Students will not be permitted to graduate with an incomplete grade on their record because their grade point average is not final. Any candidate for graduation earning an unresolved incomplete will automatically be moved to the subsequent date of graduation. The degree and/or post-graduate certificate is not conferred until all requirements for graduation are satisfied.

Concurrent and Subsequent Credentials Policy

(Effective January 23, 2024)

Enrolled students complete two graduate credentials at the same level at the same time.

Acceptance into a concurrent credential is at the discretion of the program director, and the school dean governing the program.  

All credentials must be declared prior to applying for graduation.  A student’s grade point average will be based on all credential declarations, simultaneously or embedded credentialling.

Simultaneous Credentials

A student seeking to enroll in two credentials simultaneously will have each credential transcribed upon the successful completion of all requirements across all credentials. Students are not awarded credentials independent of the other, regardless of the successful completion of a particular course credential sequence. 

Embedded Credentials

A student enrolled in degreed programs with embedded credentials will not receive certificate credentials independent of their degreed program.  The degreed program is transcribed.  

Subsequent Credential

A student may seek to complete an additional, or subsequent, graduate credential after the completion of their first graduate credential.  Students must apply for acceptance into the succeeding credential and admissions decisions are independent of all prior admissions decisions.

Bachelor’s Degree to Graduate Degree Program

Students may be approved to use up to nine (9) credits from a previous Elizabethtown undergraduate degree program to meet the requirements of a subsequent graduate degree.

Bachelor’s degree to Graduate Certificate

Undergraduate students enrolled with Elizabethtown College can accelerate their pathway to a post-graduate certificate credential. The post-graduate certificate must contain a minimum of 6 unique credits not counting toward their undergraduate degree.   

Graduate Degree to Graduate Certificate

Credits earned in prior degreed program may be applied to a subsequent certificate provided there are three unique credits completed in the subsequent certificate program.

Graduate Certificate to Graduate Degree Program

Graduate credit-bearing certificate programs are comprised of related courses that constitute a coherent body of study within a discipline. Elizabethtown College students who have been fully admitted into a graduate degree program, while previously or currently enrolled in an Elizabethtown College certificate program, may apply credits earned in the certificate program to a graduate degree in their entirety.


  • The graduate certificate course credit hours must be defined as an area of concentration within the graduate degree program.

  • The graduate degree program must have eighteen (18) unique (not shared) credits unless otherwise noted in the Catalog for the specific graduate program.

If the certificate is not an area of concentration in the graduate degree program, the student may apply up to six (6) previously earned credits from the certificate program to the graduate degree program to take the place of elective credits.

Graduate Certificate to Graduate Certificate

Credits earned in a previous certificate may be applied to a subsequent certificate if at least six (6) credits are unique (not shared) and is completed after the first certificate is awarded.

Graduate Degree to Graduate Degree

Students may be approved to use up to nine (9) credits from a previous Elizabethtown graduate degree program to meet the requirements of a subsequent graduate degree.

Course - Modifications for Non-native English Speakers

(Effective January 23, 2024)

Elizabethtown College is committed to providing equitable access to all courses, programs, and services for non-native (international and domestic) English speakers.  Students may request tutoring, learning resources, course modifications, and learning opportunities.

Students interested in seeking a course modification should contact Ms. Maria Petty (, International Student Programs Advisor, at (717) 361-1594.