4. Minimum Required Credits

(120 credits)

A student can fulfill the course requirements for graduation in most programs within the 120-credit minimum, but some combinations of general education courses, major, and teacher education licensure programs may require more than 120 credits. The 120 credits required must include a minimum of 60 credits of general education outside the discipline of the major.

In addition, no No major or program may require students to take more than 40 of the 120 credits required for graduation may be taken in any one discipline1 but students will be allowed to count up to 48 credits in a single discipline toward the 120. No more than 8 credits in Mus 1300 through Mus 13340, no more than 4 credits in WSS 1401 through WSS 1411, and no more than 4 credits in Psy 4896 may be applied to the 120-credit degree requirement. No more than 10 credits of D may be applied to the 120-credit degree requirement. The use of the grade of D in the major may be further restricted by the discipline.

1For the purpose of this policy all secondary education methods courses are considered to belong to the secondary education discipline. College composition credits do not count toward the 40-credit maximum in English. Introductory foreign language courses do not count toward the 40-credit maximum in the language disciplines. Introduction to public speaking courses do not count toward the 40-credit maximum in speech communication. Credits earned through the CLEP general examination in mathematics do not count toward the 40-credit maximum in the mathematics discipline. For music majors with teaching licensure, Mus 1300, 1310, and 1320, and 1340 credits are allowed to count toward the 60-credit general education requirement.