General Degree Requirements for
Classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015
All students must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the bachelor's degree:
- A minimum of 116 earned credit hours.* At least 36 courses with a minimum value of three credits each must be completed.
- A minimum 2.00 (4.0 scale) cumulative quality point average (i.e., overall grade point average, "GPA").*
- A minimum of 24 upper-division credits in the major, with a minimum 2.00 GPA in all required courses within the major.
- Normally, unless otherwise stipulated, students may not begin their senior year in any major in which they have not achieved a 2.0 cumulative average in their major subject(s).
- Students are responsible for meeting the graduation requirements of their major curriculum. Modification of any departmental rule can be made only with written approval of the chair of the department or program director in consultation with the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
- Undergraduate students must spend at least eight semesters in full-time attendance, unless the period is reduced by advanced standing credit from another institution as reviewed and approved by the dean of undergraduate studies. The College reserves the right to allow graduation at the completion of seven semesters following the successful petition by students to the Committee on Academic Status with the subsequent approval of the vice president for academic administration.
In order to be considered students in full-time attendance, students must attempt a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester. All students must spend their junior and senior years in attendance at the College in order to graduate. Under the title of "Special Student", individuals are permitted to register in a non-matriculated status.
*Some majors/programs may have higher credit hour and/or GPA requirements.