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Graduation Requirements for Undergraduate Students

To qualify for a bachelor’s degree, B.A or B.S, a student must successfully complete specified courses and required credits, and pass the graduation thesis deliberation and general examinations, and/or any other merit tests.

Graduation Assessment Targets & Standards

Students should have been registered for between 6 and 16 semesters, continue their studies in their respective graduating semester without any changes in their registrar, and submit the graduation application within the first quarter of the semester after which they desire to graduate.

Students must earn a minimum total of 130 credits including 36 credits or more of courses in general education, 39 credits or more from major courses, and satisfy all the specific requirements of their department/college (see Table 1). Students must fulfill distributional requirements (see Table 2) and complete the relevant mandatory courses in the general education course (see Table 3). Students with a minor must earn 24 credits or more from courses in their minor (40 credits or more for the College of Law) in addition to 39 credits or more from courses in their major.

Students must score at least 2.0 in their overall GPA and individual GPAs for their major, multiple major, minor major, or combined major course.

Students must have their graduation thesis (including the general examinations or practical presentation, and lab report) approved.

There may be requirements for completion of courses taught in a foreign language by college.

Graduation Requirements for Graduate Students

To qualify for a degree, a student must earn specified credits during the enrollment term stated below, pass the thesis submission qualification test, submit their thesis, and have it approved.

Enrollment Term

Students must have complete at least two years (four semesters) of enrollment for a master’s or doctoral program, and at least four years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. Students may be enrolled up to four years for a master’s program, six years for a doctoral program, and eight years for a combined master’s & doctoral program. No enrollment after those periods will be allowed.

Required Credits

Students must earn 24 credits or more for a master’s program, 36 credits or more for a doctoral program, and 60 credits or more for a combined master’s & doctoral program (including credits earned during the master’s program). Students must also score an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.

Thesis Submission Qualification Exam

Students must pass the major courses and foreign language tests to attain the qualification to submit their thesis.

Last updated in 2016