Feb 07, 2023  
ARCHIVED 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Programs


 To be awarded a bachelor’s degree, the student must meet the following general requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours to a maximum of 128 semester hours under requirements outlined for one of the degree programs.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0 on all work attempted at Western Carolina University and on all courses in the major. **
  3. A minimum of 25 percent of semester hours applied toward a bachelor’s degree must be earned through regular enrollment in Western Carolina University junior-senior level courses, including a minimum of twelve hours in junior-senior courses in the major field.
  4. Fifty percent or more of the credits in the major presented for graduation on the juniorsenior level unless the degree program being completed by the student is specifically exempted from the requirement.
  5. Be enrolled at Western the intended graduation semester or complete the form Intend to Complete Degree Requirements at Another Institution (www.wcu.edu/registrar/forms/students.asp)
  6. To participate in a commencement ceremony, a student must be eligible for degree completion at the conclusion of that semester.

*: See graduate catalog for graduate degree requirements.

** See section on Grading and Quality Point System for requirements concerning composition condition (cc) marks.


College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business

College of Education and Allied Professions

College of Fine and Performing Arts

College of Health and Human Sciences

Honors College

Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology