Introduction to Catalog

The Official 2018-2019 Catalog of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

The Catalog of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is the official catalog for all students enrolled in online programs. It contains all applicable academic rules, regulations, and policies for students enrolled in trimesters and terms beginning on or after August 27, 2018. The Catalog is published in the fall and updated through the quarterly Catalog Supplement in December, March, and June for students enrolled in the following online degrees and certificates.


Bachelor's Degrees:

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Bachelor of Science in Management Studies
Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis


Master's Degrees:

Master of Arts in Diplomacy
Master of Arts in History
Master of Arts in International Relations
Master of Arts in Military History
Master of Arts in Strategic Studies
Master of Business Administration
Master of Civil Engineering
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Executive Leadership
Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance
Master of Science in Leadership
Master of Science in Management
Master of Science in Nursing


Certificates:

Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management
Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensic Investigation/Incident Response Team Management
Graduate Certificate in Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Crime
Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law and International Perspectives on Cyberspace
Graduate Certificate in Effective Nonprofit Management
Graduate Certificate in Fiscal Management 
Graduate Certificate in Government Procurement and Contract Management 
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Leadership
Graduate Certificate in International Development and Influence
Graduate Certificate in Leading Change Management Consulting
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Healthcare Management
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Human Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Resource Management
Graduate Certificate in Organizational Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Project Management
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Public Sector, Government, and Military Leadership
Graduate Certificate in Rural Municipal Governance
Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning
Graduate Certificate in Urban Municipal Governance
Graduate Certificate in Vulnerability Management


Force of Publication

The statements set forth in this catalog and the catalog supplements are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and Norwich University.

While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Norwich University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, through means of the catalog supplements, including, but not limited to, academic requirements for graduation and schedules for course offerings, without actual notice to individual students.  Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be made available in the quarterly catalog supplements and through the Registrar's Office.

Students are responsible for keeping themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program(s).

This catalog is prepared to enable prospective and enrolled students, and others, to learn about Norwich University. The catalog is also intended to explain policies, requirements, regulations, and procedures in a manner that will help students progress through the University. Faculty, advisers, and staff at Norwich University will provide assistance, but ultimately the responsibility for compliance with policies, requirements, regulations, and procedures rests with the student.


University Information

Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663
Phone: 802-485-2567
Student Helpline: 866-NU-GRADS (866-684-7237)
Fax: 802-485-2533


Equal Opportunity

Norwich University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to qualified persons. The university admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or qualified disability and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational and other admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, athletic, and other university administered programs.

Implementation of this policy shall be in compliance with Title IV and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1992; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and other pertinent federal and state non discrimination laws and statutes. Contact Title IX Coordinator, 802-485-2144, or Director of Human Resources, 802-485-2075, with questions, compliance concerns, or discrimination complaints regarding gender equity.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Norwich is an active group that serves not only as an overseer of the University, but also sets the policies that will steer and guide Norwich into the future.  Trustees are both alumni and non-alumni; military, business, and educational leaders.  Their unique life experiences enable them to set the vision by which to form the military and civilian leaders of tomorrow.


Officers of the Board of Trustees

Officer of the Board Name
Chairman of the Board Alan F. DeForest, BS
Vice Chairman of the Board Wm. Blaine Hawkins, BS, MBA
Vice Chairman of the Board Philip L. Soucy, BS, MS
Secretary David J. Whaley, BS, MS
Assistant Secretary Laura Amell, BS


Norwich University Board of Trustees

Name Address Term Expires
Paul J. Carrara, BS Englewood, FL 2019
Larry P. Costa, BA Nottingham, NH 2023
Peter Dalrymple, BS Houston, TX 2023
Philip B. Down, BS, MHA Ellicott City, MD 2022
Tricia Elmer, BA, MS Seattle, WA 2021
John J. Gatti, BS, MS Woodridge, IL 2023
Maxine Grad, BA, JD/MSL, JD/MEL Moretown, VT 2019
Roberta F. Haney, BS, MS Nashua, NH 2019
Larry W. Jeffords, BS Chazy, NY 2020
Joel A. Kobert, BA Hackettstown, NJ 2020
John C. Koziol, BA, MS Rockwall, TX 2019
Larry A. Lang, BS Warren, PA 2019
William M. Lasky, BA Stuart, FL 2020
J. A. "Yogi" Mangual, BA, MS Advance, NC 2019
Douglas M. McCracken, BA, MA, MS Mooresville, NC 2021
Richard I. "Butch" Neal, BS, MA Washington, DC 2021
E. Miles Prentice, BA, JD New York, NY 2021
Martha Rainville, BA Holly Ridge, NC 2022
Stephen T. Rippe, BS Washington, DC 2021
Mim L. Runey, BA, MA, LPD Providence, RI 2020
Richard W. Schneider, BS, MALS, PhD Northfield, VT 2022
Mark D. Thompson, BS, MBA So. Hamilton, MA 2023
Patricia A. Tracey, BA, MS Alexandria, VA 2022
J. Fred Weintz, Jr., BA, MBA Riverside, CT 2020
Robert H. Young, BA, MBA Richmond, GA 2019


Chairmen Emeriti of the Board

Fred C. Kreitzberg, B.S., D.B.A. (Hon.), Ross, CA
Philip R. Marsilius, B.S., M.S., D.Eng. (Hon.), Bridgeport, CT
Rollin S. Reiter, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A. (Hon.), Key Largo, FL
​Gordon R. Sullivan, B.A., M.A. (Hon.), Alexandria, VA


Trustees Emeriti of the Board

Diran Apelian B.S., Ph.D., W Boylston, MA
Keith Barrett, B.S., Northfield, VT
Francis K. Brooks, B.S., Montpelier, VT
Louis W. Cabot, A.B., M.B.A., LL.D. (Hon.), Boston, MA
David C. Crawford, B.S., M.S., P.E., D.B.A. (Hon.), Houston, TX
Harvey C. DeMovick, Jr., B.A., Westerly, RI
George F. Donovan, B.S. (Hon.), St. Petersburg, FL
Lorna D. Edmundson, B.A., Ed.D., Sharon, CT
Alfred M. Gray, B.S., D.Mil.S. (Hon.), Arlington, VA
Carl Guerreri, B.S., Herndon, VA
Carol A. Hawkes, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Danbury, CT
Frederick M. Haynes, B.S., D.E.M. (Hon.), Greenwood Village, CO
Charles A. Holden, Jr., B.A., Middleton, MA
Mark M. Kisiel, B.A., W. Falmouth, MA
Robert S. Lappin, B.A., M.B.A., J.D., L.L.D. (Hon.), Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Robert B. Mack, B.A., M.B.A. (Hon.), Bainbridge Island, WA
Abigail B. Mason, A.B., M.B.A., Boston, MA
Joseph A. Milano, Jr. B.S., D.P.S. (Hon.), Lynnfield, MA
E. Tarry Polidor, B.S., M.S., D.Eng.S. (Hon.), Rochester, NY
Jennifer N. Pritzker, B.A. (Hon.), Chicago, IL
Gary Terry, B.S., Accord, MA
Elizabeth C. Veach, B.A., Greenville, SC
Virginia G. Watkin, A.B., LL.B., LL.D. (Hon.), Washington, DC
Lawrence Wesneski, B.A., M.B.A., Dallas, TX
Gail Andrews Whelan, B.A., Atherton, CA


President Emeritus of the Board

W. Russell Todd, B.S., M.B.A., D.Mil.S. (Hon.), D.E.T., Duxbury, MA


Secretary Emeritus of the Board

Gerald L. Painter, B.S., D.F.A. (Hon.), C.P.A., McMinnville, OR

Officers of Administration

Officer of Administration Name
President Richard W. Schneider, PhD
Provost and Dean of the Faculty Sandra G. Affenito, PhD
Senior Vice President of Student Affairs and Technology Frank T. Vanecek, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies William H. Clements, PhD
Vice President of Enrollment Management Gregory Matthews, MS
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Philip Susmann, MBA
Vice President of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications David J. Whaley, MS
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Lauren D. Wobby, MBA, CPA
Chief Administrative Officer David Magida, BA
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Assessment Natalia Blank, PhD
Associate Provost for Research Karen Hinkle, PhD
Executive Assistant to the President Laura E. Amell, BS