Graduation Requirements


 

Graduation Requirements

Standard Undergraduate Graduation Requirements

Students are eligible to graduate from their program of study when they have:

  1. Successfully completed all of the courses required by the program of study.
  2. Successfully completed 48 of the required credit hours in the programs for a bachelor’s degree, 36 of the required credit hours in the program for an associate’s degree, and at least one-half of the required credit hours in the program for an undergraduate certificate through actual class time with Baker College. Courses below the 100 level will not be used.
  3. Completed at least 12 quarter hours in the major at Baker College. For bachelor’s degree programs, the 12 quarter hours must be at the 300 or 400 level.
  4. Achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better.
  5. Submitted an Application for Graduation Audit Form one quarter prior to expected graduation.

Associate’s Degree with a Second Major

A student who has received an associate’s degree from Baker College may earn a second major, provided:

  1. All standard graduation requirements are met.
  2. A minimum of 28 additional hours are earned within the second major.

Second Associate’s Degree

A student who has received one associate’s degree from Baker College may receive a second associate degree, provided:

  1. All standard graduation requirements are met.
  2. A minimum of 28 additional hours are earned in the new major.
  3. The second major is significantly different than the first.
    Example: Associate of Business
    Associate of Applied Science

Bachelor’s Degree with a Double Major and One Minor

A student may earn a bachelor’s degree with a double major if:

  1. All standard graduation requirements are met.
  2. The first and second major are offered within the same bachelor’s degree.
  3. The coursework of both majors is completed.
  4. A minimum of 76 quarter hours of credit have been earned at Baker College. (The additional 28 hours must be fulfilled by Baker College courses in the second major. Courses may only be counted once.)
    Example: Bachelor of Business Administration
    First Major: Accounting
    Second Major: Management

Second Bachelor’s Degree

A second bachelor’s degree may be earned from Baker College if the following conditions exist:

  1. All standard graduation requirements are met.
  2. The second bachelor’s degree is significantly different than the first.
    Example: First: Bachelor of Industrial Management
    Second: Bachelor of Graphic Communications
  3. A minimum of 48 quarter hours of coursework has been completed at Baker College in addition to the quarter hour requirements of the first degree, 28 of the additional 48 required hours must be in the major of the second degree.

Undergraduate and Postbaccalaureate Certificates

Multiple certificates may be earned from Baker College.

Application for Graduation Form

All students who anticipate successful completion of their program course requirements for a degree or certificate MUST COMPLETE A GRADUATION APPLICATION one quarter prior to their graduation date in order to officially graduate.

Graduation Ceremony

The College conducts one formal graduation ceremony per campus each year. It is held at the conclusion of the spring quarter and includes all students who have completed a degree or certificate program during the current academic year. Students receiving special honors are recognized at this occasion (see Honor Graduates section below). To participate in the formal graduation ceremony, students must complete the Graduation Packet by the deadline.

Honor Graduates

Graduates who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are awarded a special distinction at graduation, 3.9-4.0 Summa Cum Laude; 3.7-3.899 Magna Cum Laude; and 3.5-3.699 Cum Laude. Unofficial honor status for undergraduates for the spring graduation ceremony will be based on the student’s GPA at the time the graduation materials are prepared. If a graduate’s status changes after the final audit, the graduate may obtain the appropriate honor cord. In addition, faculty on each campus may select an Honor Graduate...a student who has demonstrated the greatest potential for success in his/her field of study. . .in each of the degree disciplines.

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