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Semester University Requirements: Total Hours

University Requirements: Total Hours

Program Type

Quarter Program Minimum Hours Required (with semester hour equivalents- SH)

Semester Program Minimum Hours Required

QH

SH

Associate's Degree

96

64

60

Bachelor's Degree

192

128

120

Master's Degree

45

30

30

Doctoral Degree

120

90

90

Minor

24

16

15

Undergraduate Certificate

24

16

15

Graduate Certificate

20

13.33

14


The table above shows the minimum number of hours required under quarters (with semester equivalent hours) and semesters for each program type. Since the equivalent minimums are the same for master's and doctoral programs, all transition plans will have the same minimums for these program types.

Reference: A Faculty Senate resolution Specifying the Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate after the Transition from Quarters to Semesters
PASSED 4/13/09
SIGNED 4/22/09

Reference: A Faculty Senate resolution on Minimum Graduation Hours for Graduate Programs in Q2S
PASSED 11/16/09
SIGNED 12/4/09




Semester University Requirements: Residency

University Requirements: Residency

Program Type

Quarter Requirement

Semester Equivalent Requirement

Associate

30 quarter credits and 50% of major coursework.

18 semester credits and 50% of major coursework.

Bachelor's

48 quarter credits and 50% of major coursework.

30 semester credits and 50% of major coursework.

Master's

A maximum of 12 quarter credits may be transferred.

A maximum of 8 semester credits may be transferred.

Doctoral

At least three academic quarters in full-time status.

At least two academic semesters in fulltime status.

The semester equivalents for the graduate programs have been recommended by the Graduate Council.

Reference: A Faculty Senate Resolution on Adjustment of Catalog language to semesters and Catalog of Entry for Summer 2012
PASSED 2/21/11
SIGNED 4/26/11




Semester University Requirements: General Education

The table below shows the quarter and semester bachelor's degree general education requirements.

  • 1M, IE, 1J are identical and thus will be the same on transition plans.
  • Tier 2 areas and the maximum number of courses from the department also stays the same.
  • Tier 2 credit hour requirements for minimum hours in each area (3QH/2SH) and maximum applicable hours from one department (12QH/8SH) are exact conversions and also will have no change for transition plans. The 32 QH total converts to 21.33 SH, which will be rounded to 21 SH. This will have no effect on students.
  • Tier 3 semester requirement represents an increase in credit hour requirements (3SH from 4QH=2.67SH), therefore, the minimum requirement for both total hours (2.67 SH) and credits at senior rank (1.33 SH) will not be rounded so students who have already completed the requirement under quarters will fulfill the requirements in the transition plans. Students who have not fulfilled either of the requirements under quarters, will need to meet the new requirement unless they can find a ½ credit Tier 3 course to take at the senior level.
University Requirements: General Education

Tier

Quarters

Semesters

Transition

1M

One course approved as fulfilling the Tier I quantitative skills requirement (1M) or placement level PL3.

One course approved as fulfilling the Tier I quantitative skills requirement (1M) or placement level PL3.

One course approved as fulfilling the Tier I quantitative skills requirement (1M) or placement level PL3.

1E

One approved first-year composition course (1E)

One approved first-year composition course (1E)

One approved first-year composition course (1E)

1J

One approved advanced junior-level composition course (1J).

One approved advanced junior-level composition course (1J).

One approved advanced junior-level composition course (1J).

T2 Total

A total of 32 credit hours from the approved list of courses.

No more than 12 of the 32 hours can be from courses from the same department/school.

No more than two approved Tier II courses in the student's major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) can be used toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

A total of 21 credit hours from the approved lists of courses.

No more than 8 of the 21 hours can be from courses from the same department/school.

No more than two approved Tier II courses in the student's major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) can be used toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

A total of 21 credit hours from the approved lists of courses.

No more than 8 of the 21 hours can be from courses from the same department/school.

No more than two approved Tier II courses in the student's major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) can be used toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

T2 Area

At least three credit hours must be taken in each of the six areas and no more than two of the required six areas may be satisfied with courses from the same department/school.

At least two credit hours must be taken in each of the six areas and no more than two of the required six areas may be satisfied with courses from the same department/school.

At least two credit hours must be taken in each of the six areas and no more than two of the required six areas may be satisfied with courses from the same department/school.

T3

Complete at least 4 hours in Tier III or Tier III–equivalent course(s). At least 2 of the 4 hours must be taken at senior rank (135 hours).

Complete at least 3 hours in Tier III or Tier III-equivalent course(s). At least 2 of the 3 hours must be taken at senior rank (90 hours).

Complete at least 2.67 hours in Tier III or Tier III–equivalent course(s). At least 1.33 of the 2.67 hours must be taken at senior rank (90 hours).

Note that quarter courses taken whose semester equivalent course has had its general education designation removed or changed will still apply toward meeting the general education requirement. However, taking the semester course equivalent would not apply.

For bachelor's degree students whose catalog of record is prior to Fall 2008 the different general education requirements are shown below.

Tier

Quarters

Transition

T2 Total

A total of 30 credit hours from an approved list of courses.

No more than 12 of the 30 hours with courses from the same department/school.

No more than one Tier II course in the student's major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) can be used toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

A total of 20 credit hours from the approved lists of courses.

No more than 8 of the 20 hours can be from courses from the same department/school.

No more than one Tier II course in the student's major department/school or area of concentration (for B.S.S. students) can be used toward partial fulfillment of the Tier II requirement.

T2 Area

At least four credit hours must be taken in four of the five areas and may satisfy no more than two of the required four areas may be satisfied with courses from the same department/school.

At least three credit hours must be taken in each of the six areas and no more than two of the required four areas may be satisfied with courses from the same department/school.

T3

Complete one Tier III interdisciplinary course after attaining senior rank (135 hours)

Complete one Tier III interdisciplinary course after attaining senior rank (90 hours)

Reference: A Faculty Senate resolution of the Transition of General Education Requirements from Quarters to Semesters
PASSED 4/13/09
SIGNED 4/22/09