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4.4

Program length
Program length is appropriate for each of the institution’s educational programs.

Judgment
  Compliant      Non-Compliant      Not Applicable

Narrative

The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. A private historically black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people. Each program of study is designed to support, enhance, and reflect the above aim.

Within each academic discipline, faculty review and reflect the appropriate number of courses and discipline subject areas to form a cannon of knowledge for each student. It is these cannons of knowledge that are steeped in the tradition of the specific discipline and cause the variance in actual semester hours (24 - 60). To maintain this balance, an annual review is performed of the program of study within the major courses to insure the continued viability of the course offerings. 

All approved courses must gain clearance through the Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee (CEPC), which checks course offerings for academic integrity, support of a specific field of study, and proper administrative oversight.
 
The Comprehensive Program Review delivers a critical review of all areas of the college. This includes the structure and length of all academic programs.  (See Standard 2.5.)  In addition to the internal review, the College has sponsored a number of external program reviewers to perform a forensic accounting of all parameters of academic programs. These accounts are vital to updating programs of study to stay current with the tenants of specific fields (See Standard 2.5).
 
Certain departments have exceeded the College’s standards for program viability by securing subject specific accreditation. The academic departments with this added level of review are:

 

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