Sep 20, 2020  
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual 
2018-2019 ULM Student Policy Manual

Requirements for Degrees

Candidates for the associate and bachelor’s degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Apply for graduation with their academic dean. Deadlines to apply for graduation are published in the official academic calendar and the ULM class schedule calendar. Students should review the class schedule calendar for their expected term of graduation for specific deadline. If all course work has been completed, students must register in absentia.
  2. Complete all of the coursework in one of the curricula as outlined in the issue of the University of Louisiana at Monroe Undergraduate Catalog for the student’s catalog year. Students are responsible for knowing degree requirements. Students are normally guided by the Catalog in effect at the time of their first enrollment at this University. However, where feasible and academically sound, students may elect any issue of the ULM catalog in force during their residence at this or any other accredited collegiate institution of higher learning, provided this residence is continuous in the same major. Students who interrupt their college work for two or more calendar years, students who change their curriculum, or students who enroll in programs requiring a new application will graduate according to the requirements of the catalog in effect at the time of their re-entry or curriculum change, unless they have departmental/dean approval to choose an updated curriculum for graduation requirements (see Curricula/Catalog Changes). Students must receive academic dean’s approval for course substitutions used to satisfy degree requirements.
  3. Complete at least 25% of the semester credit hours required for the degree through instruction offered by the University of Louisiana at Monroe. One-third of the major credit hour courses and one third of the minor credit hour courses must be included in the 25% degree requirement.
  4. Have an overall average of “C” (2.0) in all work to be credited toward the degree for which they are applying, including a “C” average in the major field and a “C” average in the minor field (if any) and a minimum grade of “C” in English 101, 102, and the first non-developmental mathematics course required in the major field.
  5. Be present for commencement unless prior approval is granted by their academic dean.
  6. Pay in full all accounts with the University prior to commencement.
  7. Refer to individual college and/or program sections regarding additional course, grade and grade point average, and residence requirements specific to the degree to be earned. Refer to the current Graduate Catalog for graduate degree information and requirements.
  8. Be enrolled in the curriculum in which the degree is to be conferred. A student’s diploma reflects the degree designation as specified by the Board of Regents.