2.43.11 University Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

2.43.11.010 Purpose
  This statute codifies the minimum requirements for earning a bachelor's degree at Wayne State University.
2.43.11.020 Degree Requirements
  To earn a bachelor's degree at Wayne State University, a student must satisfy the following minimum requirements, plus any other requirements established for the degree for which a student is a candidate by the School/College, Department/Program.
2.43.11.030  
  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours with a cumulative honor point average of 2.00 or higher for all Wayne State University coursework.
2.43.11.040  
  • Complete the University General Education requirements.
2.43.11.050  
  • Complete all school/college, department and program requirements.
2.43.11.060  
  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at Wayne State University.
2.43.11.070 Credit Limitations:
 

a. Credit by special examination may not be counted as residence 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. There shall be no limit to the number of credit hours earned through one or more of the following programs:  College-Level Examination Program, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Credit by Special Examination.

c. Not more than 16 credits by Special Examination may be earned in any one subject.

d. Not more than 64 credits transferred from a two-year institution may be applied toward graduation.  The degree limitation of no more than 64 credits transferred from two-year institutions may be modified by the President or his/her designee in some cases where articulation agreements for specific programs make this appropriate, the schools or colleges involved support the agreements, the departments involved provide justification for and also support the agreements, and the Policy Committee of the Academic Senate has been consulted on the change.

2.43.11.080 Second Bachelor's Degree
  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:
2.43.11.090  
  • Complete at least 30 semester hours at Wayne State University beyond the first bachelor's degree.
2.43.11.100  
  • Meet all College/School, department and program requirements for the second degree.
2.43.11.110 Concurrent Degrees
  A student who wishes to simultaneously receive two different bachelor degrees from Wayne State University must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
2.43.11.120  
  • Complete a minimum of 150 semester credit hours.
2.43.11.130  
  • Complete all University, College/School, department and program requirements for each degree.
2.43.11.140 Graduation Application
  Degrees are not awarded automatically upon completion of scholastic requirements. To be considered a candidate for a degree, students must file an Application for Degree by the first day of classes for the term in which students expect to graduate.
2.43.11.150 School/College Requirements
  Schools/Colleges, Departments and programs may recommend degree requirements above and beyond those stated in this statute. The President or his/her designee is authorized to approve specific College, Department and program degree requirements.
2.43.11.160 Degree Requirement Waivers
  Students may petition to waive University, College/School, Departmental or program requirements. The President or his/her designee is authorized to establish procedures for considering petitions for waivers.

Legistative History

Adopted(1) 7-0; Official Proceedings 33:4414 (9 December 1988) Amended (29 September 2010) Amended (06 October 2017)

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