Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for each type of degree are listed below.

Bachelor’s Degree

Students receiving a Bachelor’s Degree must complete a plan of study for the degree, either by resident course work, examination, or credit accepted from another institution.

Ten Year Rule – The Dean of the school which administers the student’s major can refuse to accept for graduation credit any course completed 10 or more years ago. Re-entering students will be notified immediately of all such decisions.

Substitution of courses – The dean of the school which administers the student’s major may authorize substitutions for courses for graduation.

Residency rule – At least two semesters of enrollment in and completion of at least 32 credit hours approved and required for the degree, at the 300 (Junior) level or above at Purdue University Calumet.  Students are normally expected to complete the senior year in residence.  Courses completed by examination will not apply to this rule.  

Exception – With the prior approval of the dean of the school which administers the student’s major, a student who has at least four semesters of resident study may complete not more than 20 semester hours of the senior year at another approved college or university.

For the purpose of this rule, two summer sessions are considered equivalent to one semester.

Graduation Index of 2.00

A student who has completed all other requirements for the degree but does not have the minimum graduation index may meet the requirement by the following:

a.  Securing the approval of the dean of the school administering the major, after review of the academic record, permission to register for additional courses.  Such a student will not be allowed to take more than 20 credit hours beyond those required for the degree.  OR

b.   Securing in advance the approval of the dean of the school administering the major to register at another approved college or university for not more than nine of the 20 hours.

Copies of the approvals must be filed in the Office of the Registrar.  Credit in these additional courses must be earned no later than five years after the date on which all degree requirements were met, except the Graduation Index requirement.

The Graduation Index requirement will be met for such a student if the graduation index, now including the extra courses, meets the graduation Index requirements in effect at the time when the student met all the other graduation requirements.

Registration as a candidate for the degree during the semester or summer session immediately preceding the completion of the degree.

Associate Degree

Completion of the plan of study for the degree, either by resident course work, examination, or credit accepted from another institution.

Ten Year Rule – The Dean of the school which administers the student’s major can refuse to accept for graduation credit any course completed 10 or more years ago.  Re-entering students will be notified immediately of all such decisions.

Substitution of courses – The dean of the school which administers the student’s major my authorize substitutions for courses for graduation.

Residency rule – At least two semesters of enrollment in and completion of at least 32 credit hours at Purdue University Calumet.  Students are normally expected to complete the entire second year in residence.

Exception – With the prior approval of the dean of the school which administers the student’s major, a student who has at least four semesters of resident study may complete not more than 16 credit hours at another approved college or university.

For the purpose of this rule, two summer sessions are considered equivalent to one semester.

Graduation Index of 2.00

A student who has completed all other requirements for the degree but does not have the minimum graduation index may meet the requirement by the following:

a.    Securing the approval of the dean of the school administering the major, after review of the academic record, permission to register for additional courses.  Such a student will not be allowed to take more than 10 credit hours beyond those required for the degree.  OR

b.   Securing in advance the approval of the dean of the school administering the major to register at another approved college or university for not more than nine of the 20 hours.

Copies of the approvals must be filed in the Office of the Registrar.  Credit in these additional courses must be earned no later than five years after the date on which all degree requirements were met, except the Graduation Index requirement.

The Graduation Index requirement will be met for such a student if the graduation index, now including the extra courses, meets the graduation Index requirements in effect at the time when the student met all the other graduation requirements.

Registration as a candidate for the degree during the semester or summer session immediately preceding the completion of the degree. 

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