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Degree Check List

To qualify for graduation and an undergraduate degree, a student must:

  • Apply for graduation (application on "Students" tab on my.gordon.edu)
  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours 
  • Meet the requirement of a minimum of 32 credits earned at Gordon; take 32 oft he last 40 credits for the degree at Gordon. No more than eight credits of core courses may be taken off-campus after matriculation at Gordon.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above
  • Fulfill the liberal arts Core curriculum requirements specified in the catalog
  • Fulfill major course or other requirements specified in the catalog, taking a minimum of 20 credits in that major at Gordon and earning any specified minimum GPA or course grades in that major. Major courses which also fulfill core requirements may be used towards both core and major requirements
  • Complete all coursework in the final semester (no incomplete grades), unless a petition to change degree status is approved in advance
  • Take all required examinations

Students are entirely responsible to fulfill all graduation requirements. Since curricula may change from year to year, Core and major requirements are determined by the catalog in use during the year in which a student enters. A student has the option of declaring a catalog in use during any year of attendance at Gordon and meeting all the requirements of that catalog. Requirements may not, however, be selected from more than one catalog. The College reserves the right to alter some program requirements as they deem appropriate, or as necessary to remain in compliance with licensure or guild standards.

Students who wish to participate or march at Commencement prior to completion of their degree requirements must complete a petition to participate form and meet certain conditions. 


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