May 27, 2024  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Academic Programs



 Voorhees University Expected Educational Results

(Expected outcomes for all graduates)

The Philosophy of the General Education Requirements

As articulated through the University’s mission statement, Voorhees University seeks to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and abiding faith in God. To that end, the philosophy of the General Education core requirements parallels the mission. General Education is designed to maximize student academic and co-curricular engagement. Highly influenced by The Essential Learning Outcomes developed by the American Association of Universitys and Universities, Voorhees University has adopted a philosophical framework for the General Education core requirements that impact its students beginning in the first year of University and continues at successively higher levels across their University studies. Students will be prepared for twenty-first-century employment opportunities, graduate and professional studies, and global challenges by gaining knowledge and exposure through six categories: (1) Analysis and Communication, (2) Quantitative Literacy, (3) Natural Sciences, (4) Health and Wellness, (5) Global and Intercultural Learning, and (6) Personal and Career Development. Indeed, the ultimate goal of the General Education core requirements is to live up to the University’s mantra: Changing minds. Changing lives through an established curriculum that produces students with world- class knowledge, world-class skill sets, and life and career characteristics.

Communication Skills

Objective #1: The graduate is able to communicate appropriately for a given setting and purpose both in writing and orally.
Objective #2: The graduate is able to write a research paper using electronic and non-electronic sources with appropriate documentation.
Objective #3: The graduate is able to think critically as evidenced by the application of logical reasoning in writing and speaking.

Acquisition and Application of Knowledge

Objective #1: The graduate is able to recognize the broad outlines of problems and to propose solutions obtainable through individual work and teamwork, drawing upon both the knowledge and the technique gained from the course of study followed.

Scientific and Computational Skills

Objective #1: The graduate is able to apply mathematical, technological, and scientific operations in professional and personal settings.

Values and Cultural Awareness

Objective #1: The graduate values and cherishes human diversity in its broadest sense.
Objective #2: The graduate displays knowledge and creativity in recognizing and addressing global issues thus being able to perceive the links between major events of the past and present-day trends and events.
Objective #3: The graduate demonstrates values that promote self-worth, harmonious behavior and interaction, self-reliance, empathy, and tolerance for others.

Special English Proficiency Examination Regulations

Students must register to take the EPE during the semester of their enrollment in ENG 132  (Ideas and Their Expressions II). However, at his or her discretion, the instructor may recommend that a student not register to take the EPE if the student’s writing indicates a lack of readiness.

  • All students enrolled in ENG 132 , are required to attend a minimum of three (3) EPE tutorials that are provided approximately one month before the EPE is administered.
  • Transfer students who receive transfer credit of the grade of “C” or better for ENG 132  should take the EPE the first semester of their enrollment at the University.
  • Students who fail the EPE the first time will be required to utilize the resources of The Center for Academic Excellence to improve writing proficiency. The students’ instructors will provide guidance with regard to the kinds of tutorials in writing the students need.
  • Students who fail the EPE two or three times may choose to enroll in ENGL 101 (Strategies for Writing the English Proficiency Examination) to satisfy that requirement. The student will be required to attend a minimum of two hours of writing tutorials per week The Center for Academic Excellence. Students who pass the course with the minimum grade of “C” will satisfy the EPE requirement.

English Proficiency Examination (EPE) Requirements

The English Proficiency Examination (EPE) is an institutional requirement of both traditional and non-traditional students.

Traditional students who are enrolled in ENG 131  (Ideas and Their Expressions I) and pass with the grade of “C” or better are eligible to enroll in ENG 132  (Ideas and Their Expressions II).

Transfer students who are classified as traditional students and have completed the appropriate number of English courses comparable to those required at Voorhees University are eligible to take the EPE provided that the transfer grades in the courses are “C” or above.

Non-traditional and transfer students who have completed the comparable courses in English at other institutions of higher education and meet the required grade of “C” or better are eligible to take the EPE.

A transfer student who enrolls in the traditional program and whose transfer credits do not include the entry- level courses in English must enroll in ENG 131 , based upon their performance on the criterion-referenced placement test in English.

Upon satisfactory completion of ENG 131 , the student is eligible to enroll in ENG 132 . During enrollment in ENG 132 , the student must take and make the minimum grade of “C” on the EPE and have a minimum average of “C” in the course for eligibility to exit ENG 132 .

A student enrolled in the non-traditional program and whose transfer credits do not include the entry-level courses in English must enroll in and satisfactorily complete ENG 131  and ENG 132 . During enrollment in ENG 132 , the student must take the EPE, and pass with the minimum grade of “C.”