Resources for Degree Requirements
This page provides the course and degree requirement resources needed for creating your educational plan.
Undergraduate Catalog of Information
Requirements for graduation To access the following information, select a major in the Catalog here.
• Number of credits to graduate
• GPA (grade point average) requirement
• School/College course requirements
• University Core requirements & Core courses specific to your major
• Major courses
For planning: For easy access to this information when you need it, use the “My Portfolio” tool on the Catalog site as a personalized repository to save program and course information that is important to you.
Typical Programs of Study
Typical Programs of Study are designed to help you gain a broad perspective on when and how to complete your degree requirements. They are useful in considering study abroad opportunities, selecting electives, and planning for internships, research, etc. These documents include suggested courses of study for 2 and 4 year degree completion timelines. Your actual plan of study may vary from these examples due to prior educational experiences or individual goals.
For planning: Print out the guides provided for your major here. Note that these do not include detailed information; use these in combination with your Major pages on the Catalog of Information website when drafting your plan.
Two Year Projected Course Offerings
Two Year Course Offerings include tentative department/program course offerings projected for the coming two academic years. These schedules are subject to change and are included here for planning purposes only. Check SU Online for current quarterly schedules.
For planning: Print out the guides provided for your major here. Note that this information is subject to change.
Program Evaluation on SU Online
This is a real-time report showing you the course requirements for your degree program that you have fulfilled and the course requirements that remain.
For planning: Access and print out a copy of your Program Evaluation on SU Online (select "Academic Profile" on the student menu). For interpretation see "Key to Understanding the Program Evaluation." Your are expected to be able to locate your program evaluation and know how to comprehend the information included in the evaluation.
Credit and Course Load Guidelines for Planning
Credits: University courses are assigned a one hour credit value (credit hour) for every hour spent in the classroom within a week. Most classes are 3 to 5 credit hours each and a typical undergraduate credit load is 15 credit hours (three 5 credit courses) per quarter. Most majors require 180 credits to graduate; 225 for a double degree. A minor is usually 30 credits. Students earning 45 credits per year or more can expect to graduate in four years.
Quarterly Course Load: A full-time class load is 12 or more credit hours. Carrying less than 12 credits classifies a student as part-time. Students wishing to register for more than 18 credits must obtain permission from their Dean unless the student has earned more than 45 credits and a 3.50 grade point average or above. Pay attention to how many credits you think you can handle during the school year.
Work, Study, and Life Balance: Plan to study 2 hours for every credit taken, so a 5 credit course requires 10 hours of study outside the classroom per week.
Creating an Education Plan in 3 Steps