Connecticut College 

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.

See detailed degree requirements and academic regulations.

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 128 credits (i.e., 32 standard courses) to obtain the degree.
  2. A student is expected to complete all degree requirements in the equivalent of eight semesters or fewer, depending upon transfer credit.
  3. A student must complete a minimum of 64 credits (i.e., 16 standard courses) at the 200 level or higher.
  4. No more than four one-credit courses may be counted toward the 128 credits required for the degree.
  5. 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.
  6. The minimum cumulative grade point average for the degree is 2.0.
  7. 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.