General Requirements for Graduation

A candidate for a degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  1. Choose a specific curriculum leading to a degree in one of the schools/colleges and complete the requirements of this curriculum;
  2. Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours excluding deficiency courses and remedial work for the Bachelor’s degree;
  3. Complete all of the general education requirements of the University for the Bachelor’s degree, please see General Education Requirements of the University for a complete listing of the general education requirements;
  4. Earn an average of two (2) grade points for every semester hour undertaken including hours passed or failed and not repeated. After completing the number of credit hours required for graduation, if the student is deficient in grade points, he/she must take additional courses that have been approved by his or her academic dean to secure these points. The student must also obtain an average of 2.0 or more in his or her major field;
  5. Complete a minimum of three semesters as a full-time student in residence at the University. This requirement includes the two semesters prior to the period when the student completes his/her requirements for graduation. At least one half of the credits in the student’s major field must be earned at the University.
    Exception to either of these provisions may be made upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the student’s major department with the approval of the school/college dean. Transfer students must complete a minimum of 25% of the required degree coursework at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to graduate from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with that degree.
  6. Clear all academic conditions by the end of the semester preceding graduation.
  7. Pay all University bills and fees;
  8. Submit an application for graduation to the Office of the Registrar prior to the established deadline, as published in the Academic Calendar.