2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Degree Requirements

1.  To be awarded the bachelor's degree by the College of Arts and Sciences, it is necessary to complete all the requirements listed for one of the academic programs offered by the College.

2.  A maximum of four semester hours of general activities courses and mini courses, and a maximum of ten semester hours of MIL courses may be counted in the semester hours required for the degree. In addition, a maximum of one semester hour from ASI 150, ASI 160, VAR 100, or an equivalent course may be counted in the semester hours required for the degree.

3.  The final 30 semester hours must be earned at the University of Dayton. Furthermore, a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work at the 300 and 400 level in the major must be completed at the University.

4.  The standard grade point average of at least 2.0 must be achieved in the major field, in the minor field, and in the total program. In the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Music Programs, a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required in the nonprofessional courses as well as in the professional courses.

5.  It is the responsibility of the student to complete his or her Graduation Application form.

6.  Students are encouraged to minor in areas of interest.  A minor for a student is constituted of at least 12 credits of coursework in a specific area.  These credits must be in addition to any major requirements and in a minor program approved by their College of Arts and Sciences.  Additionally, minors cannot be completed in the same titled program as their major (I.e. Major in Biology; Minor in Biology).  It is possible to minor in a specific area within a student’s major department if the name of the minor is different from the major, and it includes 12 discrete credits in addition to their major requirements (i.e. Major in Communication, Concentration Public Relations with a Minor in Media Production).*

*In cases where majors have areas/tracks/concentrations in which students in the major must choose to study, those students cannot also minor in that same area/track/concentration.

7.  The College of Arts and Sciences requires students in its degree programs to earn a grade of C- or better in meeting the following Common Academic Program requirements: Oral Communication, Writing Seminar I and II, and Mathematics.   These requirements can also be met with equivalent transfer credit.