Upper-Division Credit Requirement

Title of Policy

Upper-Division Credit Requirement

Policy Statement

A student must successfully complete at least 45 semester hours in upper-division courses to be eligible for a bachelor’s degree.

Rationale

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.

Policy Elaboration

All courses, institutional and transfer, identified as upper-division apply toward this degree requirement.

Definition

Any course at the 200 level or higher is an upper-division course.

Procedures

Degree Works and the College Catalog will be updated to reflect the change in credit requirements.
Forms: N/A

Contacts

Questions related to the daily operational interpretation of this policy should be directed to:

Related Documents/Policies:
Course Numbering System (SUNY Oneonta College Catalog)
SUNY Policy on Minimum Credit Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees (1976)

Effective Dates

Effective for all undergraduate students beginning with the catalog requirements of fall 2019.

Approved by the President, 3/25/19

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