Undergraduate Catalog of Information
To view your requirements for graduation, select a major in the Catalog here, and gather the following information:
• 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
TIP: 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
Print out the guides provided for your major. 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.
Arts and Science Majors: Typical Programs of Study I and II
Business and Economics Majors: Typical Programs of Study
Nursing: Typical Program of Study for Freshmen and for Transfers
Science and Engineering Majors: Typical Programs of Study
Program Evaluation on SU Online
This is a real-time report showing fulfilled requirements and classes remaining
TAKE ACTION: 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."
Credit and Course Load Guidelines
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.
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.
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