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    Marylhurst University
   
 
  Aug 17, 2017
 
 
    
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2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Graduation Requirements


 

Graduation Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Degrees

Marylhurst University offers the following undergraduate degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences (B.A.S.)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy (B.M.T.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

All undergraduate degrees are composed of three components: the Marylhurst Core, major requirements, and electives.

The B.A.S. degree builds on a core of professional/technical coursework earned previous to or concurrent with enrollment at Marylhurst University. Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or other technical degree or have completed a body of at least 45 credits in a single professional/technical discipline can apply up to 90 of those credits to the B.A.S. degree. The actual number of credits applied will depend on the applicability of the specific credits to the degree requirements. Credits accepted in transfer must have been taken through a regionally accredited institution or another approved source as outlined in the university Transfer Policy.

B.A., B.F.A., B.M.T. and B.S. degrees may include up to 18 credits of vocational or technical work accepted in transfer.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

The undergraduate degree requirements apply to all bachelor’s degrees. Credit values refer to quarter credits. Coursework must be completed with a passing grade as per the published grading system .

To earn an undergraduate degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 180 credits
  • Complete a minimum of 60 upper-division credits (courses numbered 300 or above)
  • Complete a minimum of 45 residency credits (credits taken at Marylhurst University), including at least 16 credits in each major and at least 12 credits in each minor
  • Earn a cumulative 2.00 GPA or higher in all coursework taken at Marylhurst
  • Earn a cumulative 2.00 GPA or higher in all majors and minors (coursework taken at Marylhurst)
  • Complete all requirements of the Marylhurst Core
  • Complete all requirements of the major and any minors or concentrations

Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Courses and requirements for majors, minors and concentrations are outlined under each academic department.

Majors

A major provides comprehensive study in a specific discipline. A major typically requires 60 or more credits.

Minors

A minor allows focused study in a discipline other than the major. A minor typically requires 24 or more credits. A student pursuing an undergraduate degree may pursue any undergraduate minor. A maximum of 12 credits may be applied to the requirements of both the minor and the major or to two different minors.

Concentrations

A concentration allows focused study within the major discipline. Courses and requirements for concentrations are outlined under each academic program.

Double Majors and Double Degrees

Students earn a double major by completing the Marylhurst Core and all specified requirements for each of two different majors offered under the same degree (e.g., B.A.) The student will obtain one degree and one diploma.

Students earn a double degree by completing the Marylhurst Core and all specified requirements for each of two different majors under the same or different degrees (e.g., B.A. and B.F.A.), plus an additional 45 credits (225 total credits). A double degree requires a total of 90 residency credits. The student will obtain two degrees and two diplomas.

For students pursuing a double major or double degree, a maximum of 12 credits may be applied to the requirements of both majors.

Pass/No Pass Grading Option

The primary objective of the pass/no pass (P/NP) option is to encourage students in good standing to explore and experiment in academic areas outside their major or minor field. Students should be aware that the appearance of P and NP grades on their transcripts may have an adverse effect on changing their major or minor, transferring to other schools, or being admitted to graduate or professional schools. The following conditions govern this option for students seeking a bachelor’s degree:

  • Students may take up to 12 credits on a P/NP basis.
  • No course applied to the major, minor, certificate or associated requirements may be taken on a P/NP basis.
  • Courses offered only P/NP and credits earned through prior learning assessment will not be counted toward the 12-credit limit and may be applied to the major, minor, certificate or associated requirements.

Graduating with Honors

Students completing a bachelor’s degree are graduated with Honors if they have a cumulative Marylhurst GPA of 3.950 or greater at the point of degree conferral and have taken at least 45 GPA-bearing credits at Marylhurst.

Certificates

A certificate is a stand-alone award that may be earned in conjunction with or independently of a degree. Certificate programs enable students to take a specified group of courses that, together, provide competency in a focused area of study.

Certificate Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete all requirements listed under the academic department offering the certificate.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 residency credits (credits taken at Marylhurst University) in the certificate coursework.
  • Earn a 2.00 GPA or higher in all certificate coursework taken at Marylhurst.

Credits taken toward the certificate may also be applied toward requirements in the major, minor or Marylhurst Core.

Catalog and Degree Completion

Undergraduate students may graduate according to the requirements of any catalog published within the past seven years. Students are admitted to the catalog in effect at the time of admission or readmission but may choose to graduate under a different catalog by filing a request with the Office of the Registrar. All degree requirements, including major, minors, concentrations and the Marylhurst Core, are changed to align with that catalog. A change of program will automatically result in a change of catalog if any requested major, minor, concentration or some combination thereof, is not available in the student’s current catalog.

In exceptional circumstances, students may be permitted to graduate on an older catalog at the discretion of the provost. Such exceptions are generally granted only when graduating under a later catalog would cause a significant change in the degree requirements and the student and adviser have a clear plan for completing all outstanding requirements within one year. 

Students remain active as long as they complete at least one Marylhurst class each year. After four terms without enrollment, students will be classified as inactive and must reapply for admission.

Graduation Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Graduate Degrees

Marylhurst University offers the following graduate degrees:

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)

Graduate Degree Requirements

The graduate degree requirements apply to all graduate degrees. Credit values refer to quarter credits. Coursework must be completed with a passing grade as per the published grading system .

To earn a graduate degree, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete all requirements of the graduate program and any concentrations
  • Earn a cumulative 3.00 GPA or higher in all coursework taken at Marylhurst

Individual departments may restrict the number of Pass/No Pass (P/NP) courses in the degree.

Concentrations

A concentration allows focused study within the graduate program. Courses and requirements for concentrations are outlined under each academic program.

Certificate Requirements

To earn a post-baccalaureate or post-graduate certificate, a student must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Complete all requirements listed under the academic department offering the certificate
  • Complete a minimum of 9 residency credits (credits taken at Marylhurst University) in the certificate coursework
  • Earn a 3.00 GPA or higher in all certificate coursework taken at Marylhurst

Credits taken toward the certificate may also be applied toward requirements in the major.

Catalog and Degree Completion

Graduate students may graduate according to the requirements of any catalog published within the past five years. Students are admitted to the catalog in effect at the time of admission or readmission but may choose to graduate under a different catalog by filing a request with the Office of the Registrar. All degree requirements are changed to align with that catalog. A change of program will automatically result in a change of catalog if a requested concentration is not available in the student’s current catalog.

In exceptional circumstances, students may be permitted to graduate on an older catalog at the discretion of the provost. Such exceptions are generally granted only when graduating under a later catalog would cause a significant change in the degree requirements and the student and adviser have a clear plan for completing all outstanding requirements within one year.

Students remain active as long as they complete at least one Marylhurst class each year. After four terms without enrollment, students will be classified as inactive and must reapply for admission.

Applying to Graduate

Degrees and certificates are awarded four times a year on the last day of each term. Students completing all requirements for a degree or certificate program must submit an Application for Graduation to the Office of the Registrar by the published deadline in order for the degree or certificate to be awarded.

Commencement Ceremony

Marylhurst University holds one annual commencement ceremony in June. Graduates who completed their degrees in the previous fall or winter terms and students who have applied to graduate in the spring or summer terms are eligible to participate. Students graduating from programs requiring a clinical internship are also eligible if they have completed all coursework and have secured an internship agreement by the end of spring term.