Catalog 2014-2015 
    
    Sep 19, 2020  
Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Catalog Addendum


Introduction

The updates listed in this addendum apply to the 2014-2015 Alliant International University Academic Catalog. This catalog addendum contains new and updated information, as well as corrections of errors in the original catalog.

Revisions to the Alliant International University Academic Catalog

Update

Updated the course options to be SEN 4910 - Professional Practice Intensive  or BUS 6820 - Professional Practice Intensive  for Business Administration: BS .

14 August 2014

Update

Updated titles of Alliant faculty and staff.

22 August 2014

Update

Updated Academic Policies  with regard to Transfer Credit.

27 August 2014

Update

Updated Clinical Forensic Psychology programs to include requirements for non-terminal Masters degrees.

4 September 2014

Update

Updated Organizational Psychology: MA, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco  to include elective information.

9 September 2014

Update

Updated the curriculum plan for Certificate in English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) .

11 September 2014

Update

Updated fulltime and part-time internship course numbers for Clinical Psychology: PhD, San Francisco  and Clinical Psychology: PsyD, San Francisco .

12 September 2014

Update

Updated fulltime and part-time time to degree for Couple and Family Therapy: PsyD, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego .
Updated verbiage for Dissertation Registration.
Updated the Military and Veterans  section to include the ROTC program.

1 October 2014

Update

Updated Expenses and Financial Aid  to include interest rates for 2014.

10 October 2014

Update

Updated Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Sacramento  to include non-terminal masters degree requirements.

13 October 2014

Update

Updated the definition for full-time graduate students to: Graduate students after the completion of required coursework, enrolled in dissertation/project courses in the 9900 and above range, with the exclusion of 9940 are considered to be full-time.

22 October 2014

Update

Updated verbiage for the AFROTC program in the Military and Veterans  section.

28 October 2014

Update

Moved verbiage regarding CSPP Grading and Academic Standing to the Academic Policies  section.

29 October 2014

Update

Updated Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Sacramento  required courses (PSY 6520  and PSY 6523 ) per curriculum update.

30 October 2014

Update

Updated Business Administration: MBA  required core course (BUS 6080 ) per curriculum update.
Updated the course number from CJS 3190 to  CJS 3910 
Updated verbiage regarding the English Language Proficiency Test for International student applicants.

31 October 2014

Update

Updated session information regarding Dissertation Continuous Registration in the Academic Policies  and Expenses and Financial Aid  sections.

4 November 2014

Update

Updated the Academic Calendar  to include the last day for doctoral students to defend by in order to participate in commencement. 
Updated Organizational Psychology  course descriptions.

14 November 2014

Update

Updated Organizational Psychology  program descriptions.

17 November 2014

Update

Updated the website address for Continuing Education.

5 December 2014

Update

Updated BUS 6150 to BUS 8010 Contributors to Strategic Management I  in the Leadership: PhD, San Diego  program.
Updated the Military and Veterans  section to reflect the phasing out and dissolution of the SOC Consortium by December 31, 2014.

17 December 2014

Update

Updated the Academic Calendar  with the removal of the All Faculty Conference.

18 December 2014

Update

Updated the catalog to reflect the authorization as an out-of-state institution with no physical presence in Indiana authorized to enroll and offer online instruction or distance education to Indiana residents delivered from a campus in another state in accordance with Indiana Administrative Code IC 21-18.5-6-12.

19 December 2014

Update

Updated the Student Services and Administrative Policies  section to include the following information:

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site (www.bppe.ca.gov).

22 December 2014

Update

Updated the Student Services and Administrative Policies  section to include the following information:

Bankruptcy

Alliant International University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, nor has had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec. 1101 et seq.).

Updated the Admissions and Registration  section to include the following:

NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

The transferability of credits you earn at Alliant International University is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certificate you earn in an Alliant International University program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits, degree or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Alliant International University to determine if your credits, degree or certificate will transfer.

23 December 2014

Update

Updated the online catalog with regard to “certificate program” classifications.
Updated information for the Chemical Dependency Specialization (Certificate) .
Updated the Course Descriptions section with assessment fee information for assessment courses.

6 January 2015

Update

Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PSY 6523 - Advanced Psychopathology  
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for  PSY 6723 - Advanced Psychopathology for Clinical Counseling  
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PSY 6206 - Adult Psychopathology  
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PSY 6208 - Child Psychopathology  
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PSY 6203 - Psychopathology  
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PSY 6204 - Psychopathology   
Updated the course description with regards to DSM-5 for PPS 6044 - Advanced Psychological Assessment Applied to Atypical Populations  

7 January 2015

Update

Updated admissions requirements for the Educational Administration: Masters of Arts in Education (MAEd)  program.
Updated the status to deactivated for the Certificate in Global Management program.

8 January 2015

Update

Updated a contact phone number.

13 January 2015

Update

Updated the Organizational Psychology: MA, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco   program to reflect the change from ORG 6320 - Organizational Behavior  to ORG 6435 - Industrial/Organizational and Consulting Psychology: Theory, Research, Practice .

21 January 2015

Update

Updated location information in the General Information  section of this catalog.
Updated library access information in the Student Services and Administrative Policies  section.

23 January 2015

Update

Updated the course title of BUS 4910 - Internship 
Updated the course title of EDU 6099 - Advanced Mentoring (Multiple Subject)  
Updated the course title of EDU 6834 - Autism Collaborative Mentoring and Seminar   
Updated the course title of EDU 6899 - Advanced Mentoring (Special Education)  
Updated the course title of MKT 6999 - Special Topics  
Updated the course title of PSY 6002 - Principles of Research Design  
Updated the number of units for PSY 6037 - Research Practicum  
Updated the course title of PSY 6512a - Psychological Assessment II: Personality  to 3 units
Updated the course title of PSY 6533 - Clinical Interviewing II  
Updated the course title of PSY 7292 - Clinical Interventions: Child/Adolescent A   
Updated the course title of PSY 7293 - Clinical Interventions: Child/Adolescent B  
Updated the course title of PSY 7517 - Assessment Lab  
Updated the number of units for PSY 7521 - Psychological Assessment III: Integration  to 3 units 
Updated the number of units for PSY 7620 - Practicum in Health Psychology  to 3 units
Updated the course title of PSY 8573a - Internship   
Updated the course title of PSY 8574a - Internship  
Updated the course listings for the Law: JD, San Francisco  and Law: JD, San Diego  program by deactivating LAW-ADAPINT - Adaptive Interview and Interrogation, LAW-BSTR - Bar Strategy, LAW-FT - Federal Taxation and LAW-JDEMEAN - Judicial Demeanor courses.
Updated the Library portion of the Student Services and Administrative Policies  section to include information specific to the SLFS library at the Haight Street campus.

26 January 2015

Update

Updated the International Students portion of the Admissions and Registration  section to include:

Alliant International University is approved to enroll non-immigrant students. (F-1 student visa, and J-1) Alliant does not  charge any fees to the students.

Updated the Admissions and Registration  section to include the statement:

All courses taught in the US, except those which are for learning an additional language, are offered in English.

Updated the listing of contents for the Admissions and Registration  section.

27 January 2015

Update

Updated Faculty  listings.

28 January 2015

Update

Updated Faculty  listings.
Updated the Curriculum and Degree Requirements section of Couple and Family Therapy: PsyD, Irvine, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego  to read:

The CFT doctoral program includes all of the requirements in the CFT master’s program including passing the MA comprehensive exam. Practicum program requirements are described in the Master of Arts in Couple and Family Therapy program description and in the Couple and Family Therapy Clinical Training Manual. The doctoral program requires that students are continuously involved in the practice of couple and family therapy. The predoctoral internship consists of 1500 hours. The supervisor for at least 500 client contact hours (250 with couples and families) must be an AAMFT-approved supervisor. Students must supplement their program with 100 hours of professional development activities; 25 of these hours may involve personal counseling or psychotherapy with a licensed person who is not core faculty at Alliant. The program requires completion of a minimum of 114 units. Doctoral students may go either full-time or part-time in completing the program. The standard graduation program completion time for full-time students is 5 years, and the maximum is 10 years. The standard completion time for part-time students is 6 years, the maximum completion time is 10 years.

29 January 2015

Update

Updated Faculty  listings.

30 January 2015

Update

Updated Faculty  listings.
Updated Administrative listings.

2 February 2015

Update

Updated the Dean’s List entry in Academic Policies  to read:

The names of full time (12 quality units minimum) undergraduate students whose semester GPA’s are 3.5 or over will be included on the Dean’s List. Quality units are defined as units for which a letter grade has been assigned. Credit/no-credit courses are not considered quality units as they do not impact GPA calculation.

3 February 2015

Update

Updates made pursuant to notifiction of approval to operate by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

Updated the catalog home page to include:

Alliant International University is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 and the California Code of Regulations. The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) can be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, 1.916.574.8200, and toll-free phone: 1.888.370.7589.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at P.O. Box 980818 West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818, www.bppe.ca.gov, phone 1.888.370.7589 or 1.916.431.6959, fax 1.916.263.1897.

Updated the Student Services and Administrative Policies  to include:

Student Consumer Complaint Process - Georgia Students

Students located in Georgia are permitted to follow the Complaint Process posted on the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) of Georgia.

The NPEC of Georgia Complaint Form located at http://gnpec.org/consumer-resources/

Updated Admissions and Registration  to include, per BPPE regulations:

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which much be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

5 February 2015

Update

Updated course descrptions.
Updated information for the Non-terminal Masters degree in the Clinical Forensic Psychology: PsyD, Los Angeles  program.

11 February 2015

Update

Updated the Basis for Institutional Transfer Credit in the Academic Policies  section to include:

Undergraduate transfer credit can be accepted from accredited institutions only if the grade received is C or better. Credit may be accepted where a D grade was received if a next-higher course in a sequence has been completed, either at Alliant or at another institution, with a grade of C or better (e.g., course in mathematics, language, etc.)

Updated program descriptions for Teach Out Transfer  programs.

12 February 2015

Update

Updated program descriptions for California School of Professional Psychology  programs.

13 February 2015

Update

Updated course descriptions for:

17 February 2015

Update

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Updated program descriptions for:

18 February 2015

Update

Updated course descriptions for:

19 February 2015

Update

Updated Admissions and Registration  section to include the list of articulation agreements.

Updated Expenses and Financial Aid  to include the statement:

If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student is responsible to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount any refund. If the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitle to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds.

Updated Faculty  listings

Updated Student Services and Administrative Policies  to include the statement:

Academic records and attendance records are retained by the Registrar’s Office of Alliant International University for the purpose of any future inquiries by the student or any institution designated by the student for reception of that information.

Updated the Career Services section of Student Services and Administrative Policies  to read:

Career Services assists graduate and undergraduate students to develop and implement their career and educational goals throughout their years at Alliant, but there is no guarantee on employment, likelihood of employment, level of employment or the type of job title a student shall receive.

Updated course descriptions for:

20 February 2015

Update

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23 February 2015

Update

Updated the General Information section to include State Licensing Disclosures and Consumer Statements

Updated formatting for the text layout for the following programs:

Updated course descriptions for:

24 February 2015

Update

Updated the program descriptions for:

Updated the program description, Victimology concentrations and faculty listings for:

Updated formatting for the text layout for the following programs:

 

25 February 2015

Update

Updated courses with addition of CHD 2110 - Children’s Literature  

2 March 2015

Update

Updated Expenses and Financial Aid  to include:

Student’s Right to Cancel

You have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement or withdraw from Alliant International University and obtain a refund of all charges paid through:

  • For weekend classes: through the 7th day following the first day of enrollment in the course.
  • For programs with less than 6 week classes: attendance at the first class session or the 7th day after the enrollment agreement is signed by the student, whichever is later.
  • For program with at least 6 weeks, but less than 10 week classes: attendance at the first class session or the 7th day after the enrollment agreement is signed by the student, whichever is later.
  • For programs with 10-weeks or greater length: attendance at the first class session or the 14th day after the enrollment agreement is signed by the student, whichever is later.

You may cancel and request the refund by sending a written notice postmarked by the cancellation date to or an e‐mail by midnight of the cancellation date to

  • Prior to the start of the first class(es) of your program: the campus admission counselor who worked with you when you signed the agreement at which you intended to enroll
  • On or after the first day class(es) of your program: University Registrar, Alliant International University, 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego CA 92131, registrar@alliant.edu

4 March 2015

Update

Updated the Application Fees and Matriculation Deposits section of Expenses and Financial Aid  to include:

*If your enrollment is cancelled within 7 days of the start of courses, you will be entitled to a refund of your application fee and matriculation deposit for all amounts paid in excess of $250.

19 March 2015

Update

Updated Academic Policies  to include the Reinstatement / Petition for Relief from Disqualification for law school students.

9 April 2015

Update

Updated the San Francisco Law School  section to include policies applicable specifically to law school students.

Law School Policies

Transfer Credit

Students are required to successfully complete 87 semester units of credit (1,305 hours) for award of the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. At least 44 of the 87 units must be completed in residence at the Law School.  Credit may be transferred from other law schools at the discretion and with the permission of the Dean. A grade of at least 70% or a C from schools using letter grades will be required. Grades are not transferable and will not be included in the grade point average computed by the university.  Transfer students’ grades cannot be used to compete for Valedictorian or other similar awards or standing.

Grading System

The Law School uses the following numerical system of grading:

100 - 90% Excellent
85 - 89 % Superior
75 - 79% Good
70 - 74% Passing, but of concern
55 - 69% Unsatisfactory
54% Failure - no credit

It is the policy of the Law School that all students are required to maintain academic good standing during the course of their law study. Students failing to meet these requirements will be subject to academic probation or disqualification. The student’s grade point average is used to determine whether a student is in good academic standing, academically disqualified, or will be placed on academic probation.  Academic standing is determined by grades at the conclusion of the Spring Semester of each year.

A student is in academic good standing when:

  • A student in the Second, Third, or Fourth year, has a minimum GPA for the academic year of 70% or greater, and a CGPA of 70% or greater, and has no additional CGPA requirements; or
  • A student is in the Second, Third, or Fourth year, has a requirement for a minimum GPA for the academic semester or year or a CGPA greater than 70% and has met that requirement; or,
  • A student was admitted without a requirement that a GPA of greater than 70% be achieved at the end of the First year, and has attained a GPA of 70% at the end of the First Year, or
  • A student was admitted with a requirement that a GPA of greater than 70% be attained at the end of the First Year, and has met the required GPA.

The Law School reserves the right to place a student receiving a mid-term or final grade of less than 70% in a course in Academic Improvement status. When in Academic Improvement status, the Law School may require the student to take additional actions to increase the student’s subject matter knowledge, which action may include, but is not limited to, participating in the Academic Support Program, additional testing, additional course work, or private tutoring, or if the student is otherwise in good standing, repeat the course in which the student received less than a GPA of 70%.

Academic Disqualification

A student will be subject to Academic Disqualification when any of the following apply:

  • A student’s GPA is less than 70% at the end of the First Year;
  • A student’s GPA for the Second, Third, or Fourth year is less than 70%;
  • A student’s CGPA is less than 70%; or
  • A student was accepted with, readmitted with, or has a probationary requirement for a GPA 70% or higher and has failed to attain the required GPA either cumulatively or in any course.

Academic Probation

A student, who is readmitted to the Law School with restrictions or conditions on their academic performance, will be considered a student on academic probation and not a student in good standing.

The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) sets the conditions of probation. The ASC has the authority to fashion a decision that is fair under the circumstances. The factors taken into consideration for determining whether academic probation is appropriate can include the following: grades, CGPA, special circumstances, attendance records, admissions records (including LSAT scores, undergraduate grade point average), prior probation, withdrawals, leaves of absence, and the student’s proposed remedial plan.

The range of conditions of academic probation can include the following or a combination of the following: a set GPA, a set grade-per-class, a remedial plan or course or class(es); examinations, a tutor, tutorials, academic support attendance, a writing class(es), attendance requirements, study programs, and compliance with a remedial plan. The meeting of the ASC will be held in accordance with Section 1.5.

Petition for Relief from Disqualification

A student, who has received a Notice of Academic Disqualification and has a GPA of 68% or higher, may petition to the Academic Standards Committee for relief. The petition must be submitted to the Dean or Registrar. The petition must be in writing and must demonstrate good cause for relief from Academic Disqualification, including a showing of changed circumstances and a plan for remediation. All decisions of the ASC are final/ not appealable.

The ASC has the authority to fashion a decision that is fair under the circumstances.  Options include but are not limited to: academic probation, GPA and CGPA requirements for the following semester or academic year; attendance requirements, tutoring requirements, study skills requirements, writing requirements, remedial plan or courses or classes, the taking of the First Year Law Students Examination (“FYLSE”), sitting out for one year, or similar requirements. The Academic Standards Committee may take into consideration the attendance record of the student, as well as any explanations offered for poor attendance.

A student who has received a Notice of Academic Disqualification is not in good standing for the purposes of a receiving a letter of good standing.

Students seeking readmission to the Law School must submit a written petition to the Registrar or Dean, no later than 14 days after notice of disqualification is mailed. Verbal petitions will not be considered by the ASC. The 14 day requirement does not apply to a student petitioning after receiving notice of passing the FYLSE.

Student Code of Conduct

Students who enter the Law School do so to acquire a comprehensive legal education and to prepare for a legal career in the legal profession or related fields.  Student conduct which obstructs or interferes with the administrative or academic process, or which interferes with the rights of other students endeavoring to pursue their legal education, will be sufficient cause for removal from the Law School.

Clinical Fieldwork Program

Students are allowed to obtain academic credit work as an intern in an actual, functioning legal environment with practicing attorneys or judges. Students may receive one hour of credit for each 75 hours of participation. A student may receive up to four units of credit per academic year for clinical fieldwork, with a maximum of two units per semester.  Single units may be taken in any one semester. Academic credit is not given for remunerated work. Approved clinical program units are charged the same tuition rate as all other academic units.

22 April 2015

Update

Updated personnel listed in General Information . 

30 April 2015

Update

Updated terminology for the degree in the Criminal Justice Systems: BS  program.

12 May 2015

Update

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28 May 2015

Update

Updated the Academic Standing section of Academic Policies  to include the following clarification:

If the student fails to make satisfactory academic progress they will be placed on academic warning.  If the student fails to make satisfactory progress the subsequent term they will be placed on academic probation.  At the end of two terms, if the student still does not maintain satisfactory academic progress they will be dismissed. A student’s academic standing is considered unsatisfactory if their cumulative GPA falls below the GPA required for their degree program in a given semester. Students who are academically dismissed may appeal their cases to the Dean if there are extenuating circumstances.  The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Dean who may establish a committee to review such appeals.  The decision at this level is final.

9 June 2015

Update

Revised the course description for BUS 6080 - Leadership in Organizations  

Updated the Academic Standing section of Academic Policies  to include the following clarification:

If the student fails to make satisfactory academic progress they will be placed on academic warning.  If the student fails to make satisfactory progress the subsequent term they will be placed on academic probation.  At the end of two terms, if the student still does not maintain satisfactory academic progress they will be dismissed. A student’s academic standing is considered unsatisfactory if their cumulative GPA falls below the GPA required for their degree program in a given semester. Students who are academically dismissed may appeal their cases to the Dean if there are extenuating circumstances.  The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Dean who may establish a committee to review such appeals.  The decision at this level is final. The policy applies to all of our schools including the San Francisco Law School.

11 June 2015

Update

Updated the Academic Standing section of Academic Policies  to include the following clarification:

If the student fails to make satisfactory academic progress they will be placed on academic warning.  If the student fails to make satisfactory progress the subsequent term they will be placed on academic probation.  At the end of two terms, if the student still does not maintain satisfactory academic progress they will be dismissed. A student’s academic standing is considered unsatisfactory if their cumulative GPA falls below the GPA required for their degree program in a given semester. Students who are academically dismissed may appeal their cases to the Dean if there are extenuating circumstances. The appeal must be submitted in writing to the Dean who may establish a committee to review such appeals. The decision at this level is final. The policy applies to all schools within the University.

12 June 2015

Update

Updated required third year coursework in Clinical Psychology: PsyD, San Francisco  to read:

PSY 8561 - PSY 8566 -Supervision/Consultation/Management (2 units in consultation, 2 units in supervision; 4 total units required)

23 June 2015

Update

Updated PSY 6530  (2 units) to PSY 6530A  (1 unit) in Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno  

3 November 2016

Update

Updated unit value of PSY 7127A  and PSY 7127B  from 0 to 0.5 in the Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno  section.

9 November 2016

Update

Redistributed dissertation unit amounts between years in Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno  .

Corrected unit amounts for PSY6506 (from 3 to 2), PSY8127 (from 2 to 1), and elective total from 19 to 17. Redistributed elective unit amounts between years in  Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno  .

Added PSY7031 and PSY7037 to Advanced Research Methods options in Clinical Psychology: PhD, Fresno  .

8 December 2016

Update

Corrected curriculum for Organizational Psychology: MA, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco .

Corrected curriculum for Clinical Psychology: PhD, Los Angeles .

6 December 2017

Update

Corrected curriculum for Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Los Angeles .

7 December 2017

Update

Corrected curriculum for Clinical Psychology: PsyD, Sacramento .

4 April 2018