graduation requirements

​The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

To be eligible for a bachelor of science degree, the following requirements must be met:

I. Successful completion of 124 semester hours of credit with an overall 2.00 grade point average; (ACAD 088, EDUC 088, and developmental courses may not be included in this 124 semester hours; see the section on Developmental Courses for more information);

II. Successful completion of an individualized major or a regularly established major including specified competency courses. An individualized major must include a minimum of 27 semester hours of course work and must be properly executed and filed in the Office of the Registrar no later than the first month (30 days) into the student’s senior year. A student’s senior year has commenced when the student has earned 87.01 semester hours;

No student may be required to take more than 48 semester hours in a single discipline. Any deviation from 48 semester hours has to meet with faculty approval. At least 12 semester hours of upper level courses in a major must be completed at The University of Findlay;

III. Successful completion of the general education program for a baccalaureate degree;

A. At least 36 semester hours of approved courses as indicated. Courses must be completed with a “D” or higher. (Among the courses that do not count toward this requirement are ENGL 104, 105, 106, 107, 145, 206; MATH 101; ACAD 088, 099; and COMM 110.)

1. Three semester hours in religious studies or philosophy/applied philosophy from RELI 101, 102, 235, 240, PHIL 100, 210, or 270 in addition to other required courses.

2. At least 33 additional semester hours of approved courses arranged as indicated.

Bachelor of Science

a. Fine Arts – Six semester hours including one course two of the disciplines listed below:

  • Art
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Theatre

b. Natural Science – Six semester hours from one of one two of the disciplines listed below:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • ESOHM
  • Geology
  • Natural Science
  • Physics

c. Humanities – Three semester hours from one of the disciplines listed below:

  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

d. Social Science – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Law and the Liberal Arts (Pre-Law)
  • Political Science/Public Administration
  • Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Work/Sociology

e. Foreign Language/Culture – Three semester hours from one of the disciplines listed below:

  • Bilingual/Multicultural Studies
  • English as an International Language
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

f. Mathematics – Six semester including one course from each of the following:

  • MATH 123, 223, 306, 316, or 410
  • MATH 132, 133, 138, 139, 140, 141, 305, or 315

g. English – Three semester hours from the following courses:

  • ENGL 202, 272, 282, 302, 305, or 306

 * IMPORTANT NOTE:  Courses within a major may count toward the 36-semester-hour general education requirements. However, courses may not be double counted within the general education requirements.

B. Successful completion of the competency requirements for all students as well as additional requirements established by the major area. All students are required to meet the following competencies within the first two years at The University of Findlay:

1. Earn a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 106, 107, or 206;

2. Pass a computer science competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in CSCI 148, 149, 150, or 190;

3. Pass a communication competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in COMM 110 or 211.

C. Completion of HPE 100 (Wellness), two semester hours, completed with a “D” or higher.

D. Participation in required assessment activities as determined by the faculty.

E. Students entering The University of Findlay as first-time, full-time students must complete ACAD 088.

IV. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours at an accredited four-year college, of which the last 30 semester hours must be taken at The University of Findlay;

V. Application of not more than 20 semester hours of “D+,” “D,” and “D-” grades toward a degree and at least a “C” grade in the major/minor and in courses required to fulfill competency requirements;

VI. Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours of upper-level courses (300 or above);

VII. Application of not more than 30 semester hours obtained by one or any combination of the following toward a degree: International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Program, proficiency examinations, portfolio credit, advanced placement credit, or transfer of extension and/or correspondence credit;

VIII. Participation in graduation exercises unless excused by the vice president for academic affairs for a reason beyond the candidate’s control;

IX. Application of not more than 15 semester hours of the Community and Urban Field Experiences Program;

X. If course work is transferred to The University of Findlay; successful completion of no less than 50 percent of the hours required in the major must be completed at UF for a bachelor’s degree.


​The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's graduate catalog.

Master's Degree Requirements

Nearly all accrediting bodies, including regional accrediting bodies, require a well-defined process for encouraging the orderly progress of students through the program and that students’ progress through all programs be documented. The following requirements must be met for students to successfully progress through and complete a graduate program:

1. There is a degree time limit of seven years. The University of Findlay requires students to complete all graduate program requirements within seven years in order to be eligible to graduate. Students who do not complete their graduate program requirements within this time limit will be ineligible to graduate. The degree time limit begins and ends at the start and completion of a program of study. The degree time limit does not supersede any other obligations to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the student’s degree program.

Graduate students are expected to complete their program of study within seven (7) years from the time at which they commence their study. That is, no course more than seven years old from the semester in which a student plans to graduate may be used for meeting the requirements of the degree.

A student will be required to retake any class which was taken more than seven years from the planned semester of graduation. For example: A student wishing to graduate fall 2012 will only be eligible to use courses from fall 2005 until fall 2012. Any course completed outside of this time period will need to be repeated or replaced with a course approved by the student’s graduate program. If the class is no longer available, a comparable or substitute class of a corresponding number of credit hours will be determined by the director of the academic area. Please note, classes removed from a program of study are indicative of the changes that occur within a profession or academic body of knowledge.

Students should proactively plan accordingly in order to be sure that their academic, work and personal lives will accommodate this seven-year rule.

A student may request an exception to this policy by submitting in detail a written appeal to the Graduate Student Standards Committee for review and possible approval.

2. To graduate, a student must complete a declaration of candidacy form for a degree six months prior to the requested graduation date. This declaration is available through the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Office of the Registrar or online on the Registrar’s home page under the advising forms option.

3. To graduate, a student must fulfill all initial, graduate candidacy and retention requirements, including the completion of a culminating project.

4. To graduate, a student must complete a program capstone course which is designed to assess the student’s achievement of program goals.

5. To graduate, students must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.