Please be sure to select the appropriate Catalog to view your requirements.
Your degree/certificate requirements correspond to the College Catalog for the catalog year you enrolled in the program at the College OR the catalog year that you changed your major. You may find your program’s Catalog year on Student Planning or consult an Academic Advisor for assistance.
To be eligible for graduation, students must:
a) Have fulfilled the institutional credit (residency) requirements,
b) Have completed satisfactorily (passed) all courses in their program,
c) Have met satisfactorily (passed) at least the minimum number of credit hours required in their program,
d) Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00,
e) Have met their financial obligation to the College.
In addition to the requirements stated in 1, baccalaureate candidates must have completed satisfactorily (passed), the minimum number of upper-division credits (300/400 level) required by their program. No more than half of the upper level courses required in each program may be transferred in for credit.
Students become degree candidates when the Registrar’s Office certifies that the students have completed program and College requirements for graduation. The Registrar, on behalf of the Provost, recommends the students to the faculty for the conferring of the appropriate degree.
The student’s cumulative GPA at the time of his or her completion of the program of study will be used to determine degrees with honor according to the following schedule. A student who receives final honors shall have such honors indicated on his or her diploma, as well as in the commencement program.
Cum Laude 3.50 to 3.74
Magna Cum Laude 3.75 to 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 to 4.00
Proposed exceptions to graduation requirements must be recommended in writing by the Department Chair to the Provost, who will submit the request(s) to the Curriculum Standards Committee for action.
Proposed exceptions to other academic policies and procedures must be recommended in writing by the Department Chair to the Provost, who will approve or disapprove.