Condensed Degree Requirements, 2016-2017
This constitutes an unofficial summary of the basic requirements for completion of a bachelor’s degree, in addition to the General Education program (or Connections program, for students entering in Fall 2016) and an academic major.
- Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits (i.e., 32 standard courses) to obtain the degree.
- A student is expected to complete all degree requirements in the equivalent of eight semesters or fewer, depending upon transfer credit.
- A student must complete a minimum of 64 credits (i.e., 16 standard courses) at the 200 level or higher.
- No more than four one-credit courses may be counted toward the 128 credits required for the degree.
- At least 64 credits (i.e., 16 standard courses) must be taken outside any single department. For example, if a student completes a total of 140 credits, no more than 76 credits may be within a single department.
- The minimum cumulative grade point average for the degree is 2.0.
- The normal course load per semester is 16 credits (i.e., four standard courses). Poor scholarship is not a valid excuse for taking a reduced load. A student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits to be eligible for on-campus housing.