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Undergraduate Degrees
& Degree Requirements

Undergraduate Degrees

UNCG offers six undergraduate degrees:

BA Bachelor of Arts
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts .
BM Bachelor of Music
BS Bachelor of Science
BSMT Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree from UNCG is awarded to a student who has met the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 122 semester hours, distributed as follows:
    a. Liberal education: 45 semester hours (minimum)
    b. Major subject and related areas: as required in program
    c. Electives: as required in program
    Total minimum hours: 122
  2. A grade point average on the hours attempted of not less than 2.0
  3. At least 36 semester hours of courses at the 300 course level or above
  4. At least 31 hours in residence at UNCG, 12 of which must be in the major field and 9 of which must be in the minor if a minor is sought

The College of Arts and Sciences and each of the six professional schools Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics; Education; Health and Human Performance; Human Environmental Sciences; Music; Nursing have structured their individual degree programs to comply with this all-University degree framework.

Students who are undecided about their major are considered to be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and should follow the College requirements. Satisfying these requirements permits a student to pursue a major either in Arts and Sciences or in one of the professional schools.

Studies leading to the baccalaureate degree are offered in the programs listed on the following pages.

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. At UNCG the median number of months to graduation for full time students is 46. The median number of credit hours completed is 125.

Full time undergraduate students are expected to complete at least 15 credit hours per semester and failure to do so 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. Also see Tuition Surcharge.

Criteria for admission to a specific major (outlined in this Bulletin) 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.


Contact: University Registrar's Office
Registrar, UNCG, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170 (336) 334-5946

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