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Overview of Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Each candidate for a first bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 120 credits (additional credits are required in selected majors). Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, a minimum of 36 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core and major must be met. Many students choose to use free electives to complete the requirements for a minor or teacher licensure.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major and minor course of study.

 

Requirements for Candidates Seeking a Second Bachelor’s Degree

Students who have earned a first bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited institution (including Fort Lewis College) may pursue a second bachelor’s degree. Each candidate for a second bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 credits.

All curricular requirements for the Liberal Arts Core must be met unless the candidate has an earned Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. All curricular requirements for a major field of study must be met. Students who have previously completed a minor while attending any institution (including Fort Lewis College) may select that field of study for a major. Students may pursue a double major or dual degree, subject to the conditions outlined earlier in this section.

Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major and minor course of study.

No honors will be awarded for a second bachelor’s degree.

Forms to plan and Track progress

Downloadable forms to help plan and track progress towards the bachelor’s degree:

Subsitutions and Waivers

A request for an Exception to Graduation Requirements may be initiated by the student, the student’s advisor, or a departmental faculty member for substitutions and waivers when necessary. If approved, the chair (or appropriate program director) and dean must notify the Registrar’s Office (email gradcheck@fortlewis.edu). The student and advisors will be notified via email when the request is processed by the Registrar’s Office.

 Exception to Graduation Requirement Process

1) Initiate the request to the chair (or appropriate program director).

2) If approved, the chair (or appropriate program director) will forward the approved exception to the appropriate Associate Dean for approval.

3) Once the exception is fully approved within the departments the approved exception should be sent to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

 

Substitutions

1. Request for a course to be used in a substitution for a required course must be made through the Exception to Graduation Requirements process. Approved exception must be emailed to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

2. If the course to be substituted was transferred in from another college and the student wants a different FLC equivalency, the student must complete one of the following Transfer Inquiry forms and email it to TransferEvaluations@fortlewis.edu:

Transfer Evaluation Inquiry Form-General
Transfer Evaluation Inquiry Form-Liberal Arts Core
 

 

 

 

Waivers

1. A request to waive a requirement must be made through the Exception to Graduation Requirements process. Approved exceptions are emailed to gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

Questions?

On the application process:  Contact the Registrar’s Office at gradcheck@fortlewis.edu.

On degree requirements:  Contact your primary advisor to go over your degree information.

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