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Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Requirements


A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minmum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. Some majors have minimum GPA requirements higher than a 2.0. Specific requirements depend on date of entry or date of major declaration and vary from major to major. Students are advised to review the particular requirements for a bachelor's degree in their programs with their faculty advisors or academic advisors.

  1. Majors, Minors, and Concentrations
  2. General Education Requirements
  3. World Languages and Cultures Requirement
  4. University Writing Requirement
  5. Language Placement Testing
  6. Academic Development and Assessment


A minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate credit is required for all master’s degree programs. A minimum of 60 credits is required for all doctoral programs. Additional hours may be required to satisfy prerequisites or special programmatic purposes. For additional information visit the Graduate School Web site.