About the Catalog


The Youngstown State University catalog is the official source of undergraduate and graduate programs, courses, academic policies, and special programs. The catalog should be used as a guide in conjunction with the student's academic advisor in ensuring that the necessary requirements are met for graduation. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication.

The online catalog contains the most current information. Sections of the online catalog may be printed as needed. Archived versions of catalogs (PDF format) are also available. Students have the responsibility to become familiar with catalog content as they pursue their educational goals.

Throughout the site, there are hyperlinks to other information and resources at Youngstown State University. The information contained in these links is not a part of the official University catalog. While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, Youngstown State University reserves the right to make changes at any time with respect to policies, curricula, graduation requirements, courses, services provided, or other matters addressed in this publication and to make any changes retroactive for students currently enrolled.

Catalog Rights

Degree candidates are responsible for meeting university graduation requirements stated in the Youngstown State University catalog for the academic year in which they are admitted to Youngstown State University unless they change their major. These graduation requirements are known as catalog rights. Colleges reserve the right to alter the content of courses, add and delete courses, and change required curricula to comply with accreditation, licensure, or state or federal regulations. These changes may necessitate students update to a more recent catalog. It is the student's responsibility to remain informed about such changes through regular interaction with their academic advisor in monitoring progress towards graduation. No university official can relieve students of this responsibility.

Students may opt to update their catalog year to a more recent catalog; in doing so, students must comply with all requirements therein.

Students who interrupt their enrollment in the university for one full academic year or longer, consecutively, including summer, must meet the university graduation requirements of the catalog in effect when they return.

In all instances, students who return to Youngstown State University after enrolling at another college or university (except with transient or cross-registration permission) must follow the university graduation requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their readmission.

Effective: Fall 2023- Summer 2024