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Associate of Arts

Graduation Requirements 

Catalog Requirements

To graduate from Lindsey Wilson College, students must meet all general education and major requirements specified in the catalog in effect when they entered the College or all requirements specified in a subsequent year.  If a student leaves the College for a calendar year or longer, he or she must satisfy all graduation requirements in effect in the catalog year when the student returns or in a subsequent year.

Credit Hours

All associate's degree candidates for graduation must complete a minimum of 60 hours of acceptable academic work with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.  Required courses in the major must be completed with a minimum grade of C unless a division or program specifies a higher grade requirement.  Some students, depending upon their major and/or general education choices, may exceed the 60 hour minimum.

Associate's degree candidates must complete:

  1. Essential Learning general education requirements (typically 24-39 credit hours), consisting of:
    • Core courses (18-27 credit hours) that are drawn from the traditional liberal arts; and
    • Intermediate courses (6-12 credit hours) that are typically drawn from the student's major.
  2. A major (typically 24 credit hours), and
  3. Elective courses.

Residency Requirement for AA Degrees

In order to earn an associate's degree from Lindsey Wilson College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 21 credit hours at the College.  At least 50% of the credits required in a major must be earned at the College.

Hours transferred to the College during completion of a degree need prior approval of the Registrar's Office.  Programs have the right to require students to complete program assessments prior to graduation.



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