PRP 3604 - Prior Version

PRP 3604 - Prior Version

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

Effective Date: Fall 2008

Prior Version of Policy

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.

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.

The last 60 semester hours of credit toward graduation must be in courses taken in 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.

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.

All financial obligations to the university must have been cleared.