Bachelor's Degree Requirements

 

Bachelor's Degree, Second

Concurrent Degrees

General Education Program

Graduation, Application for

Graduation Policy, Bulletin-in-Effect

School/College Requirements, Additional

 

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

To earn a bachelor's degree at Wayne State University, a student must satisfy the following minimum requirements, as well as any other requirements for specific degrees stipulated by the Schools/Colleges, Departments, and Programs of the University:

1. Complete a minimum of 120 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher for all Wayne State University course work.

2. Complete the University General Education Requirements: see General Education Program.

3. Complete all School/College, Departmental and Program require­ments.

4. Complete a minimum of thirty credits at Wayne State University.

5. Observe the following credit limitations:

a) Credit by special examination may not be counted as resident credit, but such credit, if earned during a semester in which the stu­dent is registered for a regular course(s), will not be considered an interruption of residence.

b) Not more than thirty-two credits earned through one or more of the following programs will apply towards graduation: credit earned by the College-Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Credit by Special Examination, or other credit earned for a course in which the student has not been regularly enrolled in a University course.

c) Not more than sixteen credits by Special Examination may be earned in any one subject.

d) A maximum of sixty-four credits transferred from a two-year institu­tion may normally be applied toward graduation. Articulation agree­ments for specific programs may occasionally include more than sixty-four transfer credits, subject to board-approved academic pol­icy.

Bachelor's Degree, Second

A student who holds a bachelor's degree from any accredited institu­tion may receive a second bachelor's degree from Wayne State Uni­versity by satisfying the following minimum requirements:

1. Complete at least thirty credits at Wayne State University beyond the first bachelor's degree.

2. Meet all School/College, Department, and Program requirements for the degree.

Concurrent Degrees

A student who wishes to simultaneously receive two different bache­lor's degrees from Wayne State University must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

1. Complete a minimum of 150 credits.

2. Complete all University, School/College, Department, and Pro­gram requirements for each degree.

Graduation, Application for

Degrees are NOT awarded automatically upon completion of scho­lastic requirements. To be considered as a candidate for a degree, students must file an Application for Degree form with Student Records by the degree application deadline published in each term's Academic Calendar, for the term in which the student expects to graduate.

Graduation Policy, Bulletin-in-Effect

All undergraduate students at Wayne State University may choose to graduate under the academic regulations and degree requirements as stated in the Bulletin in effect at the time of their graduation or either of the three previous Bulletins, provided one of the Bulletins covers a period of the student's registration. All requirements of the chosen Bulletin must be met. However, if necessary, the University-wide Bulletin-in-Effect Committee, Colleges, and Schools can make appropriate adjustments in order to accommodate students as best they can to adapt their previous coursework to a new Bulletin.

School/College Requirements, Additional

Schools/Colleges, Departments, and Programs may establish degree requirements above and beyond those stated here. For state­ments of any such specific degree requirements, students should consult the School/College and Departmental sections of this bulle­tin.