Registrar: Graduation & Degrees
X. Graduation and Degrees
[A] In order to earn a baccalaureate degree, students must successfully complete at least 120 semester credit hours, and more in most programs. The particular requirements in each college or school are listed under each program in the University Bulletin. A minimum of 30 semester hours at the University of Portland is required for a degree. Normally, these 30 semester hours must be those which immediately precede the completion of degree requirements. It is expected that students will complete all of the upper division courses in their major at the University of Portland. However, the deans of the schools or colleges may accept up to 25 percent of the upper division major course requirements in transfer from other accredited institutions. Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree from the University are required to complete an additional 30 semester hours at the University and fulfill the course requirements of the college or school in which the second degree is sought.
[B] In addition to satisfying the above quantitative requirements, students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0 in courses taken at the University of Portland, and a 2.0 average in their major field.
[C] The undergraduate and graduate degrees listed elsewhere in the University Bulletin are granted by the University through the College of Arts and Sciences and the various schools. (For master’s degree requirements, refer to page 111 of the Graduate School chapter of the University Bulletin.)
[D] Eligible candidates for graduation should file an application for degree with the registrar and pay the appropriate fees during the first week of the term in which graduation is expected, but no later than the date specified in the academic calendar.
[E] Although a number of administrative and faculty advisors are ready to help students in planning and checking the progress of their degree program, the final responsibility for completing all requirements for a degree rests with the student. If a student has not satisfied all of the requirements, the degree for that student will be withheld pending adequate fulfillment.