The candidate for a University degree must be a person of good moral character who has satisfactorily completed all academic requirements for the degree program and has the approval of the appropriate Academic Dean. All candidates are required to file the Application for Degree with the Office of the University Registrar on or before the latest date to apply for graduation as published in the Academic Calendar and must satisfy all financial obligations to the University. All coursework must be complete and all graduation requirements met by the commencement date. Failure to do so will result in a disapproval of the student’s application. Candidates who are not cleared for graduation must reapply for graduation at the beginning of the semester when completion is anticipated. Deadlines are published in the Academic Calendar.
It is the student’s responsibility to determine that courses taken in each semester are sequentially correct and are required for the degree program.
Students, in consultation with an Advisor, must periodically review progress toward graduation and resolve any question about fulfillment of graduation requirements.
Each School and each department determines requirements for graduation that students are expected to know, as well as the following:
- The bachelor’s degree requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of course credits.
- The bachelor’s degree requires an overall minimum quality point average of 2.0, which is a “C” grade average in a 4.0 system. (Students should further determine the need for minimum QPA requirements in their major, science course, etc.)
- The final year’s work must be completed at the University. A candidate for the Bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits toward the degree at Duquesne University. Credit by examination, CLEP, advanced standing, and advanced placement credits are not included in this 30-credit minimum.
- All undergraduates must complete the University Core Curriculum.
- Students on academic probation may be candidates for graduation only with permission of the Committee on Student Standing of their school.