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Chapter III: Degree Requirements and Graduation Procedures, and the Academic Minor Option

Requirements Particular to the B.G.S. Degree

Within the 120 credits required for the degree and the minimum 60 credits of courses numbered 300 or above, specific guidelines must be met:

  1. No more than 60 credits may be elected in all divisions of a department.
  2. No more than 20 credits of upper-level courses may be counted from one department. If a department has several divisions, a B.G.S. student may elect up to 20 credits of upper-level courses from each division. These statements should not be interpreted to mean that as many as 20 credits of upper-level work from one or more divisions must be completed or that it is impossible to incorporate more than 20 upper-level credits from one division into a B.G.S. degree. It is entirely possible to complete the degree with fewer than 20 upper-level credits from any division as long as the upper-level credits from all divisions total 60. Similarly, the B.G.S. degree may be completed with more than 20 upper-level credits from a division by electing more than the required 60 upper-level credits (e.g., 25 credits of upper-level courses may be completed in a division as long as 65 upper-level credits are completed).
  3. At least 40 of the required 60 upper-level credits must be in LS&A courses.
  4. A student must earn an overall GPA of at lest 2.0 in the courses used to fulfill the requirement of 60 upper-level credits.

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