Title of Policy
Upper-Division Credit Requirement
A student must successfully complete at least 45 semester hours in upper-division courses to be eligible for a bachelor’s degree.
The SUNY standard for upper-division coursework for a bachelor’s degree is a minimum of 45 s.h. Student learning in bachelor’s degree programs should entail progression in the rigor and depth of learning correlating to successively higher levels of study in coursework.
Applicability of the Policy
- This policy applies to all SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students.
All courses, institutional and transfer, identified as upper-division apply toward this degree requirement.
Any course at the 200 level or higher is an upper-division course.
Degree Works and the College Catalog will be updated to reflect the change in credit requirements.
Questions related to the daily operational interpretation of this policy should be directed to:
Course Numbering System (SUNY Oneonta College Catalog)
SUNY Policy on Minimum Credit Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees (1976)
Effective for all undergraduate students beginning with the catalog requirements of fall 2019.
Approved by the President, 3/25/19