Credit Hours and Major
All baccalaureate degrees require completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, including all requirements for a major field of study. Specific requirements for degrees and programs are presented under the college and departmental sections of this Catalog.
All baccalaureate degrees require completion of a common set of General Education requirements. Refer to the General Education Program section of this Catalog.
To graduate, a student must earn at least 25% of baccalaureate degree requirements at UNC Charlotte, including the last 12 credit hours of work in the major field and at least 6 credit hours of any minor field of study. Exceptions to these hour provisions may be made upon the recommendation of the student’s major department and with the approval of the dean of the college of the student’s major. (Please note: earning 25% of the degree at UNC Charlotte cannot be waived due to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation standards.)
Coursework taken in residence shall be construed to mean work offered by UNC Charlotte and taken in courses on the UNC Charlotte campus or at an approved off-campus center.
Grade Point Averages
To graduate, a student must be in good academic standing and have earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 in the major and in any minor. Some programs require a higher grade point average. Specific requirements for degrees and programs are presented under the college and departmental sections of this Catalog.