2020-2021 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 English 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 the major credits or a minimum of 40 credits for the major must be completed at Greenville University.  Half of the credits for a minor must also be earned 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.  Education and Engineering majors must obtain a 2.75 or higher GPA. The minimum GPA is also required for students opting to complete a minor.
  • Submit a graduation application.  Applications are due for December and January graduates by the first day of the fall semester.  May and August graduates must submit their application no later than the first day of the spring semester.  Earlier submission of graduation applications is recommended.