Quantitative Standard

The quantitative standard refers to students’ progression toward their degree to be within an appropriate time frame and the percentage of satisfactorily completed coursework. These standards do not excuse students from meeting more restrictive course requirements of a department when they are published with the degree audit.

  • Full-time undergraduate students are expected to complete their degree program requirements in four years; however, degree requirements may be completed within a maximum of six years.
  • Part-time undergraduate students are expected to complete their degree requirements within 8 years.

A particular program or major may require that specific coursework be completed during the final years of matriculation to ensure current knowledge of the subject.

The expected schedule for full-time students is:

  • First Year (Freshman):  Students who have completed fewer than 30 credits.
  • Second Year (Sophomore):  Students who have completed at least 30 but fewer than 60 credits.
  • Third Year (Junior):  Students who have completed at least 60 but fewer than 90 credits.
  • Fourth Year (Senior): Students who have completed 90 or more credits.

Students are eligible for graduation if they have satisfactorily completed the General Education course requirements, the core course requirements for their major, double major, and minor, when applicable, and adequate electives to equal a total of 121 credits or more of satisfactorily passed coursework.