It typically takes four years of college-level coursework to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Because a bachelor’s degree usually contains 120 credit hours, we recommend students to complete 30-36 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring, and summer) for four years.
- Take 15 hours each fall and spring semester or take 12 hours each fall and spring semester and 6 hours during the summer. See graph below!
- During your first year, begin your degree planning with your academic advisor.
- Choose a major within the first 45 credit hours; changing your major may alter your planned graduation date.
- Utilize the Undergraduate Catalog to review degree requirements for your major.
- Monitor your own progress using Degree Works and seek advice from your advisor to stay on track.
- Schedule your required advising appointment early in the semester and register on your assigned eligibility date.
- Enroll in available courses needed for your major, recognizing that available courses may not be available at the time/semester in which you would like to take a course(s).
- Maintain good academic standing as determined by the department and college offering your major.