20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog

15. DEGREE DESCRIPTIONS, COURSE SEQUENCES AND PLANS

Requirements for Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Degrees

Successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college work and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 is required for graduation. The last 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at Bacone College.

  • Degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring, and summer semesters with one commencement ceremony for all graduates in May of each year. Consult individual degree plans for any additional requirements that may be necessary including CGPA . Candidates must file applications for degrees prior to the semester they expect to graduate. At that time, the Office of the Registrar will conduct a final degree check. No degree will be awarded and no participation in the Commencement ceremony will be allowed if a balance is owed.
  • Students completing all graduation requirements during the fall semester will participate in graduation exercises the following spring semester. Students who lack nine (9) credit hours toward graduation by the end of the spring semester may participate in the spring graduation exercises. However, all requirements for the degree must be met by the end of the summer term before the degree will be conferred.  The requirements for the degree must be completed within one year from the date of the student’s application for graduation to guarantee that the student may graduate under the catalog/degree plan of the student’s year of entrance at Bacone College. In order to meet the U. S. Department of Education guidelines, the term in which the requirements for a degree are completed will be the date of degree completion listed on the student transcript.

In the event an applicant for an associate degree already has a bachelor degree or higher, only those classes applied to the associate degree will be accepted and transferred to the Bacone College academic record.

Requirements for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

·      A minimum of 124 credit hours is required for the bachelor degree.

·      The last 30 of the final 60 hours applied toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at Bacone College.

·      Students must achieve a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 as a minimum for graduation. Consult individual degree plans for any additional requirements that may be necessary including CGPA.

·      Degrees are conferred at the end of the fall, spring, and summers semesters with one commencement ceremony for all graduates in May of each year. Candidates must file applications for degrees prior to the semester they expect to graduate. At that time, the Office of the Registrar will conduct a final degree check. No degree will be awarded and no participation in the Commencement ceremony will be allowed if a balance is owed.

·      Up to 30 credit hours may be earned through evaluation of competency in subject matter by using the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement Program (APP), ACT-PEP, or distance learning courses.

·      Students completing all graduation requirements during the fall semester will participate in graduation exercises the following spring semester. Students who  lack nine (9) credit hours toward graduation by the end of the spring semester may participate in the spring graduation exercises. However, all requirements for the degree must be met by the end of the summer term before the degree will be conferred.  The requirements for the degree must be completed within one year from the date of the student’s application for graduation to guarantee that the student may graduate under the catalog/degree plan of the student’s year of entrance at Bacone College. In order to meet the U. S. Department of Education guidelines, the term in which the requirements for a degree are completed will be the date of degree completion listed on the student transcript.

·      In the event an applicant for the bachelor degree already has a bachelor degree or higher, only those classes applied to the specific degree will be accepted and transferred to the Bacone College academic record.

PLEASE SEE DEGREE DESCRIPTIONS, COURSE SEQUENCES AND PLANS IN CHAPTERS BELOW.