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Online Degree Graduation Requirements

The following provides a highlight of EOU graduation requirements. A complete listing may be found in the EOU Academic Catalog. For more information on institutional graduation requirements, see also Registrar’s Office.

1. Complete a minimum of 180 credit hours. You may transfer up to 120 lower division credits from another university or community college.

2. Earn a 2.00 EOU GPA and a 2.00 composite GPA (at graduation time, the EOU GPA and any transfer GPA that a student brings to EOU are combined, and this composite GPA must be at least a 2.000.)

 3. Complete a minimum of 60 upper division credits 300 and 400 level courses by EOU numbering.

4. Complete all requirements in the major. Most majors are approximately 60 credits.

 5. Complete the General Education Core Requirements (60 credits minimum)

6. Complete the EOU Math Requirement outlined in each major. The minimum is a 3 credit or more Math or Statistics class with Math 095 (intermediate algebra) as a prerequisite. Math requirements will vary depending upon your major.

7. Complete the University Writing Requirement (UWR), as outlined in each major. If you change majors, your UWR will change (except for the freshman requirement of Writing 121 or equivalent, which is the same for all majors.)

8. Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) – must satisfy foreign language requirement as defined in academic catalog; maximum of 90 credits in major discipline can apply towards graduation. For all online majors students may choose a BS or a BA degree.

9. Bachelor of Science degree (BS) – maximum of 90 credits in major discipline can apply towards graduation.

10. EOU residency: At least 45 credits from EOU, with 30 of those at the upper division level. The residency requirement does not mean you have to live on the EOU campus or in Oregon. “Residency” refers to courses taught by EOU faculty through EOU.

For a complete listing of institutional graduation requirements, see the EOU Academic Catalog.

 Note: Electives/Other are courses that do not count for the major or for General Education. A minor could fall into this “other” category, for a student pursuing both a major and a minor from EOU, as would foreign language credits for a student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. In general, remember that completing your major and your General Education Core requirements will usually not provide enough total credits to graduate, so expect to have some “electives/other” courses as part of your academic plan.

Let’s move on to an overview of EOU’s Online Degree Programs.


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