2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook

Bachelor Degrees

Continuing Education (CE) students may complete the requirements for any of the traditional undergraduate degree programs offered by the College. Alternatively, CE students may pursue a General Studies major (Bachelor of Arts) described below. The graduation requirements for a bachelors degree awarded through the Continuing Education Program are the same as those listed in the Graduation Requirements section of the Catalog. Minors and certificate are awarded only in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

The requirements for the General studies major are: Twenty four (24) credit hours in one department (for this purpose all courses offered under Business & Economics are considered one department), with a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at the 300-400 level); fifteen (15) credit hours from a second department; and nine (9) credit hours from a third. Departments should be chosen with intention for a cohesive experience that will support the student's planned career goals.

In addition to the forty-eight hours outlined above, each student, in consultation with the registrar and a faculty member in the student’s primary department, will identify an appropriate capstone course (minimum 1 credit) that will serve as a "culminating experience and provide an opportunity for synthesis of knowledge and skills obtained throughout the course of study.” The chosen capstone will have a Junior Core prerequisite that must be completed prior to enrollment in the capstone. An alternate Junior Core experience may be chosen with permission from the registrar and capstone instructor and/or department chair. The Junior Core and Capstone courses may be selected from among those counted toward the minimum hours in each concentration area.

The General Studies major is open only to Continuing Education students and is exempt from the Secondary Concentration requirement.