Scholastic Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Graduation: The degree of Bachelor of Science from the School of Engineering is not awarded to any candidate whose university cumulative grade-point average is less than 2.000 or whose cumulative grade-point average in the major is less than 2.000.

It is the student’s responsibility to know what requirements s/he must fulfill for the School of Engineering and for the specific engineering major. This includes humanities/social science electives, tech electives, departmental electives, required courses, etc.

  • Example 1: If a student fails a course that is part of the requirements for graduation, the student must accept the responsibility to retake the course. 
  • Example 2: If a student decides not to take Expository writing in his/her first, second, third, fourth years, s/he must know that it has to be taken in order to graduate. 
  • Example 3: If a student does not complete all pre-requisites for senior level major courses, it is possible to need an entire extra year in order to graduate.  
  • Example 4: A student takes a 1cr course assuming that it can fulfill a 3cr requirement.  A one credit course can never on it's own fulfill a three credit course requirement.

For all of these examples and other academic issues, it is the student's responsibility to be proactive and seek out the proper information and advising from the Office of Academic Services Dean's Office (B100) and from departmental advisors regarding academic requirements.

Students can obtain an updated listing of their requirements (often called a curriculum or a check-off sheet) by visiting the Engineering Bldg, B100.  If you have ANY questions or find ANY discrepancies in your evaluation of remaining graduation requirements, please contact Dean Prendergast immediately.