8.5.4. Bachelor of Science

  • Admission into the Traditional Undergraduate (TU) program.
  • Completion of a minimum of 128 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point
    average of 2.0 or higher on course work contributing to the Oglethorpe cumulative grade-point average. No more than 4 semester hours of FYS 201, FYS 202 Student Mentoring for First Year Experience I, II; no more than 8 semester hours of independent studies; and no more than 12 semester hours of internship are permitted to count toward the 128 semester hour requirement.
  • Satisfaction of the residency requirement for the B.S. degree (see Sec. 8.3.1.)
  • Successful completion of TU Core requirements (see Sec. 7.1.1.).
  • Successful completion of B.S. major requirements (see Sec. 8.1. for a list of programs leading to the B.S. degree; see Sec. 9. for the corresponding major requirements). Completion, at Oglethorpe, of at least half the semester hours specifically mandated for each major according the major requirements given in Sec. 9.
  • Successful completion of any additional, officially declared academic programs, to include minor(s), concentration(s) and/or a second major (see Sec. 6.19.5.).
  • Successful completion of 1 semester hour of either FYS 101 First Year Seminar I or OGL 101 Introduction to Oglethorpe.
  • For those who matriculated to Oglethorpe as first-time freshmen, successful completion of 12 co-curricular Petrel Points (see Sec. 10.18.). This requirement is waived for those who matriculated to Oglethorpe as transfer students (including freshman transfer students).
  • Submission of a completed application for degree to the enrollment services office by the stated deadline. If a student does not graduate as anticipated, an updated application for degree must be submitted.
  • Satisfaction of all financial and other obligations to the University and payment of a
    degree completion fee.
  • Participation in assessments of competencies gained and curricular effectiveness by
    completing standardized or other tests and surveys.
  • Formal faculty and board of trustees approval for graduation.