PRP 3604 Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

PRP 3604 Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

Issued by: James Mackin, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Effective Date: Summer 2009

NOTES: Approved by CCAA, 12/8/82 Approved by RA, 2/2/83 Amended by CCAA, 3/7/84 Accepted by RAX, 4/18/84 Approved by RA, 5/2/84 Revised by BUCC 9/18/02 Reported to Forum 9/25/02 Revised by BUCC 11/10/04. Reported to Forum 11/17/04. Revised by BUCC 4/18/07. Reported to Forum 4/25/07. Presented to BUCC 02/06/08 as Information Item. Presented at University Forum 2/27/08 as Information Item. Revised by BUCC 11/19/08. Presented at Forum 2/25/09.

Prior version of this policy

A candidate for graduation for the bachelor degree must have earned a 2.00 or higher cumulative quality point average, satisfied the residence requirements, and completed all academic and other applicable requirements.

Graduation from Bloomsburg University requires the successful completion of at least 120 semester hours, to include:

  • completion of the curriculum of an approved major program;
  • completion of general education requirements;
  • an average of 2.00 or higher in all courses required by the major program.

At least 60 semester hours of credit toward graduation must be in courses taken at an accredited four-year degree-granting institution. At least 30 of the last 45 semester hours credited toward a bachelor degree must be earned at Bloomsburg University. At least 50% of courses in the major discipline (excluding cognate courses) must be earned at Bloomsburg University. (See PRP 3602 for requirements for majors and minors.)

Exceptions to residence and curriculum requirements, including course substitutions, will be made only by the college dean with the recommendation of the appropriate department chairperson.

A semester hour is ordinarily defined as the credit for one weekly period of fifty minutes of lecture, discussion, or recitation for one semester. In some cases, as in laboratory, studio, and internship, there may not be a one-to-one correspondence between contact time and credit. The approved course syllabus will specify that relationship.