Catalog 2013-2014

Glossary of Terms

00: Undergraduate Non-Matriculated

A: Alternative Perspectives GenEd Element
AACN: American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
AAMFT: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAO: Affirmative Action Officer AAP: Affirmative Action Plan
ABET: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
ACG: Academic Competitiveness Grant
ACT: American College Test
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
ADMIN: Administration
AICE/COOP: Academic Internships and Cooperative Education
ANTH: Anthropology
AP: Advanced Placement
APC: Academic Program Contract
API: Advanced Placement Institute
AR: Art, Music, and Theatre GenEd Element
ARTD: Art & Design
B.A.: Bachelor of Arts Degree
B.A.C.: Bachelor of Arts in Communication
B.A.E.: Bachelor of Arts in Education
B.A.K.: Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology
B.B.A.: Bachelor of Business Administration
B.F.A.: Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.S.K.: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
BIOL: Biology
B.M.: Bachelor of Music
B.M.A.: Bachelor of Musical Arts
B.M.E.: Bachelor of Music Education
B.S.: Bachelor of Science
B.S.N.: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BUSA: Business, School of
C: Cross-Cultural GenEd Element
CE: Continuing Education
CAS: College of Arts and Sciences
CCNE: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CES: Center for English Studies
CHEM: Chemistry
CHIN: Chinese
CHLC: Children’s Literature and Culture
CHSP: Chinese Studies
CLAS: Classics
CLEP: College Level Examination Program
COM: Care and Outcomes Manager
CNE: Continuing Nursing Education
COMA: Communication
COTH: Communication and Theatre
CR: Credit Hours
CREDITS: Equal Semester Hours
CRN: Course Reference Number
CSCE: Computer Science and Computer Engineering
DANC: Dance
DANTES: Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support
DL: Dean’s List
DTA: Direct Transfer Agreement from Washington Community College
ECON: Economics
EDUC: Education
EL-MSN: Entry-level M.S.N. Program
ENGL: English
ENVT: Environmental Studies
EOG: Educational Opportunity Grant
EPSY: Educational Psychology
F: Freshman Inquiry GenEd Element
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
FNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
FR: Freshman
FW: Freshman Writing
FREN: French
GED: General Equivalency Diploma
GENED: General Education Program
GEOS: Geosciences
GERM: German
GLB: Graham-Leach-Bliley Act
GLST: Global Studies
GMAT: Graduate Management Admission Test
GN: Graduate Non-Matriculated
GPA: Grade Point Average, i.e., 2.00
GR: Graduate
GRE: Graduate Record Exam
GREK: Greek
HECB/SAA: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board/State Approving Agency
HEED: Health Education
HIPPA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HISP: Hispanic Studies
HIST: History
HUMA: Humanities, Division of
IB: International Baccalaureate
J-Term: 4 weeks January Term
JR: Junior
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
IHON: International Honors Program
ILO: Integrated Learning Objectives
INTERN: Internship
IP: In Progress Grade
IS: Independent Study
J-Term: 4 weeks, January Term
JR: Junior
KINS:
Kinesiology
KPLU:
PLU National Public Radio Station
LANG: Languages and Literature
LATN: Latin
LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse
LT: Literature GenEd Element
M.A.: Master of Arts
M.A.E.: Master of Arts in Education
M.B.A.: Master of Business Administration
M.F.A.: Master of Fine Arts
M.S.N.: Master of Science in Nursing
MR: Math Reasoning GenEd Element
MATH: Mathematics
MFTH: Marriage and Family Therapy
MILS: Military Science
MUSI: Music
MW: Medical Withdrawal
NA: Never Attended
NFLP: Nurse Faculty Loan Program
NMSQT-PSAT: National Merit Semi-finalist Qualifying Test-pre-Scholastic Assessment Test
NORW: Norwegian
NSCI: Natural Sciences, Division of
NS: Natural Sciences, Computer Science or Mathematics GenEd Element
NURS: Nursing, School of
PE: Physical Education GenEd Element
PH: Philosophy GenEd Element
PHED: Physical Education
PHIL: Philosophy
PHYS: Physics
PLUMS: PLU Matching Scholarship
POLS: Political Science
PP&A: Publishing and Printing Arts
PSYC: Psychology
PET: Pearson Test of English
RAP: Recruitment, Admission and Progress Committee in Nursing
RC: Christian Traditions GenEd Element
RG: Global Religious Traditions GenEd Element
ROTC: Reserve Officer Training Corps
RN: Registered Nurse
RS: Running Start
RELI: Religion
SA: Study Away
SAP: Satisfactory Academic Progress
SAT: Scholastic Assessment Test
SEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
SM: Science and Scientific Method GenEd Element
SO: Social Sciences GenEd Element
SO: Sophomore
SR: Senior Capstone Seminar
SCAN: Scandinavian Area Studies
SEMESTER HOURS: Credits are on semester hour basis
SEK: Education and Kinesiology, School of
SIGN: Sign Language
SOAC: Arts and Communication, School of
SOCI: Sociology
SOCW: Social Work
SP: Special Project
SPED: Special Education
SR: Senior and for the Senior Capstone General Education Element
SSCI: Social Science, Division of
STAT: Statistics
THEA: Theatre
TMS: Tuition Management Systems
TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language
UG: Undergraduate
USAFI: United States Armed Forces Institute
WAVE: Washington Award for Vocational Excellence
WMGS: Women’s and Gender Studies
WRIT: Writing
WSNG: Washington State Need Grants