2023-24 Catalog

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to maintain regular progress toward the baccalaureate degree by carrying the “normal” course load—between 12 and 18 credit hours each semester. Each student is expected to complete the baccalaureate degree by attending four consecutive years and eight semesters. They may, however, wish to accelerate the pace toward graduation by using advanced placement credits, summer session study, and receiving credit for courses through examination. Students will have a limit of 8 calendar years to complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree. Students may petition the Committee on Standing of Students (SOS) for up to a one-year leave of absence for special circumstances beyond their control.

Students in good academic standing earn their degrees by meeting the requirements of their specific degree curriculum as well as general university requirements. Students are expected to satisfy the credit-hour requirements of their chosen curricula. Students should confer with their advisors on matters related to curriculum.

Basic military science credit hours are in addition to the credit hours specified in the curricula. A maximum of six credit hours of advanced military science courses may be applied toward the baccalaureate degree.

Upon graduation a student's record is considered closed and no further changes to grades, majors, minors and certificates are possible. 

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