College of Arts and Sciences

General Requirements for Degrees

  1. Candidates must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours, including all Core and major requirements, with an average of at least 2.0 (C) for all course work completed at John Carroll University.
  2. Candidates must complete all of the course and proficiency requirements for the degree sought.
  3. Candidates must complete all of the major requirements with an average of at least 2.0. Similarly, optional minors and concentrations must be completed with at least a 2.0 average.
  4. Students are held to the degree requirements in force at the time of their entrance into the college and program. If they are formally readmitted to the college, they are held to the requirements in force at the time of their readmission. For additional details, see the Bulletin of Entry policy.
  5. All degree requirements normally must be completed within 10 years of the date on which college work was begun. Exceptions must be approved by the dean, associate dean, or assistant dean. For additional details, see the Degree Completion Time Limit policy.
  6. Candidates must file an application for degree by the date specified in the academic calendar. Additional information can be found on the Registrar's website.
  7. Candidates must fulfill all financial obligations to John Carroll University.