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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Residence Required for Degree

Every candidate for a degree shall earn as a degree candidate at least 36 of the last 60 credits for a baccalaureate degree and at least 18 of the last 30 credits for an associate degree in courses offered by the University or in cooperative degree programs established by formal agreement and approved by the University Faculty Senate.

A candidate for a first baccalaureate degree shall earn the last 60 credits required for that degree within five calendar years. An extension of time shall be granted for intervening military service.

A course schedule, including courses offered by resident education or Continuing Education, is made by each student.

A typical credit load for a full-time student is defined to be from 12 to 19 credits per semester. Students are not permitted to advance register or register in the normal registration period for more than 19 credits. Students are permitted to add courses beyond this maximum 19 credits after consultation with the adviser during the first ten calendar days of the semester.


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