Undergraduate Degrees and Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

UNC Greensboro offers six baccalaureate degrees:

  • B.A. Bachelor of Arts
  • B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • B.M. Bachelor of Music
  • B.S. Bachelor of Science
  • B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • B.S.W. Bachelor of Social Work

Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro is awarded to a student who has met the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, distributed as follows:
    1. General Education Program—Minerva's Academic Curriculum (MAC): 33–34 credits 
    2. Additional College/School requirements
    3. Major subject and related areas: as required by program
    4. Electives: as required by program
      Total minimum credits: 120
  2. A grade point average on the credits attempted of not less than 2.0
  3. At least 36 credits of courses at the 300 course level or above
  4. At least 31 credits in residence at UNC Greensboro, 12 of which must be in the major field and nine (9) of which must be in the minor if a minor is sought

The College of Arts and Sciences and each of the five professional academic units—Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics; School of Education; School of Health and Human Sciences; School of Nursing; and the College of Visual and Performing Arts—have structured their individual degree programs to comply with this all-university degree framework.

Average Time To Graduation

Many factors affect both the length of time and the number of credit hours an individual student will require to complete the baccalaureate degree. Full-time undergraduate students are expected to complete at least 12 credit hours per semester. Failure to complete an average of 15 credits per semester may lengthen the student’s time to graduation. Some majors do require formal admission beyond that required for admission to the university in general.

Students should meet with their academic advisors regularly to plan their academic schedules. To graduate, students must complete specific university requirements as well as requirements within the major. Students who change majors may find that additional requirements must be fulfilled. Changing majors excessively, or after the third or fourth semester of study, may also lengthen the time to graduation.

Criteria for admission to a specific major (outlined in the University Catalog) and continuation in that major may include a university grade point average exceeding that required for continuation within the university as a whole. Students considering such majors should become familiar with the guidelines, and work with an academic advisor, as soon as possible to ensure that they meet the criteria.

Changes In Degree Requirements And Other Regulations

The University reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the University. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.