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Graduation Requirements

There are general requirements that need to be fulfilled by any student before graduating from the College.  For instance, a minimum of 122 semester hours of total course work are required for graduation. Additionally, a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 in all course work and 2.0 in the major are required.  A full-time semester load is 12-18 credit hours, with students typically completing about 30 hours per year.  It is your responsibility to check your undergraduate catalog for the complete listing of academic requirements to graduate with a B.A. or B.S. degree from the College.

Most students will graduate from the College under the degree requirements listed in the College of Charleston Undergraduate Catalog for the year they entered the College.  Thus, if you enrolled in the College as a freshman or a transfer student during the 2011-2012 academic year, the catalog you will likely use to track your completion of all graduation requirements is the 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog.  If you remain a student who is continuously enrolled at the College, then you will also have the option to use a later catalog to fulfill all of the graduation requirements.  For instance, if you first enrolled in the College in the 2011-2012 academic year, then you can choose to graduate under your own catalog or a subsequent catalog, such as the 2012-2013 catalog.

You should track your progress towards an undergraduate degree in Psychology by using a Degree Worksheet.  The academic coursework that you must complete in order to graduate from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology may be divided conveniently into three groups:

  • Psychology courses
  • General Education courses
  • Electives

These three types of courses are described in other sections of this advising website.