Graduation Requirements

  • Each student completes a graduation contract and submits the contract with all the necessary signatures to the Centralized Student Assistance Office for an audit of the student’s degree requirements. Deadlines for receipt of this contract are December 15 of the prior year for December graduates, May 15 of the prior year for May graduates, and September 15 of the prior year for summer graduates.

  • Completion of 120 semester hours for the B.A. and B.F.A. degrees or 124 semester hours for the B.S. degree. (Some programs have specific requirements necessitating the completion of more than 120 or 124 semester hours.) If a student is a double major in a B.A. program and a B.S. program, two diplomas will be awarded.

  • Achievement of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, based on a 4.0 scale. Also, a GPA of 2.0 must be achieved in the major at Emory & Henry. Students in teacher preparation programs must achieve a GPA of 2.5 overall, and 2.5 in the major and the contextual and support area at Emory & Henry. If a course is repeated, only the higher grade is used in computing the GPA.

  • Completion of Core Curriculum requirements, including the proficiency requirements, core courses, and Modes of Inquiry listed above.

  • Completion of an approved major. Requirements for the major, and for the minor or contextual and support area if included in the student’s program, are determined by the catalog in effect at the time of the student’s initial enrollment. With an advisor’s approval, a student may elect to follow the requirements in any subsequent catalog by notifying the Registrar’s Office in writing of that change.

  • Attendance at Lyceum programs. All students who are enrolled in a degree program are required to participate in the college Lyceum program as described in a subsequent section of this catalog.

  • Fulfillment of a minimum residency requirement of the final 33 semester hours at Emory & Henry, half of the required courses in the major, half of the required courses in the minor or contextual and support area (if one is included in the student’s major), and the Great Works in Context and Connections courses. Exceptions must be approved by the Provost.

  • Payment of all college charges, including graduation fee during final semester of enrollment; freedom from disciplinary sanctions; and attendance at Commencement exercises.

See pages 15-17 of the Academic Catalog: