Institutional Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of course credit, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Academic Literacy courses (developmental or ESL, orientation, etc.) will not count toward this requirement. Some degree programs require more than 120 semester hours of credit.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit in upper division courses (3000 level and above).
  3. Completion of a minimum of 45 semester hours of course work at the University of the Incarnate Word. Of these, 12 semester hours must be in upper division courses in the major field.
  4. Completion of 36 of the last 45 semester hours for the degree at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  5. Completion of the Core Curriculum. Some degree programs require a grade of C or higher for Core Curriculum courses that are required for those programs. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1311, ENGL 1311L and ENGL 1312, regardless of the program.
  6. Completion of a major and any related requirements. Specific requirements for each major will be found in the Undergraduate Program section of this Bulletin. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses needed to fulfill the major, concentration, specialization, minor, teaching field and additional support work required by the major.
  7. Completion of sufficient elective courses to fulfill the total number of hours required for graduation (120).
  8. Completion of 45 clock hours (non-credit) of Community Service is required for the baccalaureate degree. Community Service hours must be completed and documented in the Registrar’s Office by first week of the final semester.
  9. Payment of all outstanding bills and return of University equipment and library books.