2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

To earn a bachelor’s degree at Greenville University, the following requirements must be met:

  • Complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits consist of courses fulfilling general education and major requirements, and may include electives as well. Depending upon the choice of major, students may graduate with more than 120 credits.
  • Complete the general education requirements. Requirements vary slightly depending on the degree being sought. Majors determine the degree requirements students must complete in order to graduate. For example, students majoring in psychology complete the bachelor of arts degree requirements, whereas students majoring in digital media complete the bachelor of science degree requirements. Some majors allow students the ability to choose which degree they will earn. When available, this option is listed with the descriptions of specific majors in the “Majors & Minors” section of the Catalog.
  • Complete the requirements for an academic major. At least eight credits in the major must be upper division. See specific majors for the number of credits required.
  • Complete a minimum of 30 upper division credits. Upper division credits are those numbered 300 and above.
  • Fulfill the residency requirement. Students must complete 30 credits at Greenville University to earn a degree. In addition, at least half of all major and/or minor course requirements must be completed at Greenville University.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.00. Whereas all coursework taken while enrolled at Greenville University is included in the cumulative GPA, transfer and off-campus semester coursework is not calculated into the cumulative GPA.
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 within the student’s chosen major. (Teacher education majors must have a minimum major GPA of 2.75.) The minimum GPA is also required for students opting to complete a minor.