Bachelor's Degree Requirements
The bachelor's degree requires students to:
- Complete a minimum of 128 semester hours of prescribed and elective college credit, 43 semester hours of which must be courses numbered 300 or above. See the academic programs section of this catalog for the specific requirements of the area of concentration or major and minor programs.
- Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all work completed at the University and on all work completed to satisfy area of concentration or major and minor requirements.
- Complete an area of concentration of no fewer than 48 semester hours or a major of no fewer than 30 semester hours and a minor of no fewer than 21 semester hours. (These are minimum requirements. Students may also elect to satisfy two majors or a major and more than one minor.)
A major, minor, or area of concentration is not required for the Bachelor of University Studies degree.
- Complete at least 32 semester hours at Morehead State University, with the last 16 hours preceding graduation earned from MSU. Correspondence courses do not satisfy this requirement. Fifty percent of the hours required for the major or area of concentration must be credit earned at Morehead State University. Exceptions may be made with permission of the dean of the college in which the major or area of concentration is granted.
- Bachelor of Science degree candidates must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours in science or science-related fields.
- Complete 48 semester hours of general education courses. (See Teacher Education requirements for more specific general education course requirements.) Some degree programs require specific courses within each general education category. Please refer to your program elsewhere in this catalog for detailed course information. Listed below are the general education course requirements.
- Complete a one credit hour MSU 101: Discovering University Life course during the student's first semester if the student begins as a freshman or transfers to MSU with less than 24 credit hours.
- A bachelor's degree and an associate degree may be applied for at the same degree date. However, no more than one bachelor's and one associate degree will be awarded at the same date. A student may not apply for an AA degree once qualified for the bachelor's degree. A student may not apply for a Bachelor of University Studies as a second degree.
- Cross listed courses can only be taken once for credit. If a cross listed course is taken a second time using the different prefix it will be considered a repeat.
Note: Credit earned by a combination of correspondence courses and credit by examination cannot exceed 32 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree or 16 semester hours toward an associate degree. Correspondence enrollment will not be considered in the determination of full-time status.