Reminders to Students Who Matriculated Fall 2008 or Later

The following list of reminders is for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree who matriculated Fall 2008 or later. This list also applies to students readmitted Fall 2008 or later, or after an absence of three or more semesters.

The final responsibility for meeting specific requirements for a degree rests entirely with the student. The following is a brief reminder list; for details and other requirements, consult the Schedule of Courses and the College Catalogue.

  • A Degree Application (with correct completion and diploma dates) filed in the Office of the Registrar during the second semester of the junior year by the announced deadline .
  • An officially declared and successfully completed Major Program. (NO PASS/FAIL)
  • Departmental approval of the Major Program, evidenced by a Senior Checksheet Verification, completed and signed by the student and the major advisor, on file in the Office of the Registrar by announced deadlines for summer completion, fall completion, or spring completion.
  • At least 120 valid credits earned.
  • At least a 2.00 grade-point average in the Major Program (residential coursework) and at least a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average for all residential coursework.
  • Successful completion of your General Education Requirements. (NO PASS/FAIL)
  • Successful completion of your writing and speaking requirements.. (NO PASS/FAIL)
  • No more than two physical education (PHYD) credits in any single semester or entire summer session (all terms), and no more than 8 PHYD credits in all.
  • Completion of outcomes assessment testing, as required.
  • No more than one pass/fail course per semester or entire summer session, and no more than 8 pass/fail courses in all. No more than two satisfactory/unsatisfactory courses per semester.
  • No more than 7 repeated courses. (Repeats are permitted only in courses in which the original grade was C-, D, F or FA.)
  • Pass/fail courses used only as electives.
  • At least 30 credits earned at UMW as a degree-seeking student (not including physical education credits or credits earned as a non-degree student).
  • Fifteen of the last 21 credits for the degree earned at the institution.
  • At least one-half of the Major Program required credits earned at the institution.
  • No more than 60 credits in any one discipline counted in the required 120 credits.
  • No more than 8 credits in theatre practicum (THEA 390).
  • No more that 8 credits in debate practicum.
  • No more than 12 credits of individual instruction in music counted in the 120 credits, and no more than 10 credits in music ensemble (orchestra, chorus, ensemble).
  • No more than 12 credits (combined total) in internship and supervised teaching.
  • No more than 12 credits in education (EDUC) courses counted for students not accepted into a specific teacher licensure program.
  • Only the specific education courses required for one approved teacher licensure program counted in the required 120 credits. Elementary licensure students may not count any secondary courses; secondary licensure students may not count any elementary courses. Students pursuing teacher licensure must apply and be accepted into a specific licensure program offered by the Department of Education, Fredericksburg campus.