82-00 and 83-00 Degree Requirements


83-80 Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Acquisition

  1. Every candidate for a degree shall earn as a degree candidate at least 36 of the last 60 credits required for a baccalaureate degree and at least 18 of the last 30 credits required for an associate degree in courses offered by the University or in cooperative degree programs that have been established by formal agreement and approved by the University Faculty Senate.

  2. A candidate for a first baccalaureate degree shall earn the last 60 credits required for that degree within a total elapsed time of five calendar years, but an extension of time shall be granted for intervening military service.

  3. A candidate for a first associate degree shall earn the last 30 credits required for that degree within a total elapsed time of three calendar years.

  4. Any college may make more restrictive limitations in regard to items 1, 2, and 3, above.

  5. As a degree-completion requirement, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. Particular courses within the 24 credits are not to be specified, except for a senior seminar or capstone course required for the given major.

  6. Exceptions to 83-80.1, 83-80.2, 83-80.3, or 83-80.5 will be decided upon by the student's dean or his or her representative upon appeal by the student.

L-13: Limitations on Source and Time for Credit Aquisition

Revised: 3/6/52 (as Rule E-3)
Revised: 12/11/73 (as Rules E-3, E-4, and E-5)
Revised: 1/29/85
Revised: 4/30/85

Revised: 1/24/89
Revised: 12/7/04
Revised: 8/31/10