Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree

General Requirements

The following general requirements for graduating with a baccalaureate degree must be met by all students.  Additional requirements may exist for individual programs.  The final responsibility for meeting all degree requirements rests with the student.

  1. Students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours of degree applicable coursework.  Higher credit hour requirements may exist for individual programs.
  2. Students must earn an overall GPA of 2.00 or higher in all coursework taken at A&M-Central Texas, in their major field of study, and counted toward a degree. To be considered for degree conferral, a candidate must be in good academic standing with the University. 
  3. Students must satisfactorily complete at least 45 credit hours of upper-level (junior and senior) coursework. The following programs incorporate a high volume of technical/vocational (Workforce Education) and have a reduced upper-level credit minimum: Aviation Science (BS) – 43 credit hours; Business Management (BAAS) – 42 credit hours; and Nursing (BSN) – 30 credit hours.

Residence Requirements

Residence is satisfied only by official enrollment in and completion of coursework applied toward the degree requirements.

  1. A minimum of 25% of coursework required for the degree must be completed with A&M-Central Texas (i.e. 30 hours of a degree that requires 120 hours). The work completed at A&M-Central Texas and counted toward the degree must include at least 24 upper-level hours (3000 or 4000 level courses), and 12 of these advanced hours must be in the subject in which the student intends to major.
  2. A maximum of 68 semester hours of academic credit will be accepted for degree credit from a two-year institution.

Writing Intensive Program

To satisfy this requirement, students must have credit for four writing intensive (WI) courses. Two of these four courses must be upper-level institutional WI courses within the major or designed for the degree plan. The remaining WI requirement should be met through general education courses. The two general education courses should be Freshman Composition I & II.

Application for Degree

A candidate for a degree must apply for the degree by submitting an “Application for Graduation”--either paper-based or online through WarriorWeb--to the Office of the Registrar no later than the deadline for submission of the application for graduation, as specified in the University Calendar.  Deadlines for submitting an application for graduation are strictly enforced.  A $50 graduation application processing fee is required at the time the application is submitted.  Students who miss the Late Application Deadline will be charged a $20 late fee and will be eligible for conferral only.  Students failing to meet degree requirements in the semester in which they have applied to graduate must reapply and re-pay the graduation application processing fee.