Total Hour, GPA & Residency Requirements

Candidates must complete 124 credit hours, including all general education and major requirements, electives, and the prescribed number of Interim projects.

A candidate must also have an overall cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00.  Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement outright, may still be considered a candidate for graduation if they have a minimum GPA of 2.00 on 106 credit hours AND earned a grade of 'C-' or better in each course used to fulfill general education and major requirements.

A candidate is required to perform at a minimum level in all major courses as well. An average GPA of 2.00 or higher must be earned in all coursework that could apply toward the major. Grades earned in all required and elective courses attempted in the major are included in the calculation (grades earned in prerequisites are not included). Again, candidates who do not meet the major GPA requirement outright may do so by earning a 'C' or better in the minimum number of hours required for the major and in each of the courses specifically required for the major.

Grades earned at Wofford College and in Wofford-related study abroad and cross-registration programs approved in advance by the Registrar, are used in computing students’ grade-point averages and in determining whether other grade requirements for graduation have been met. Grades transferred from other institutions are not used in these determinations.

The last 34 hours of coursework and more than half of the hours toward the major must be completed at Wofford College. Courses taken in a Wofford-approved study abroad program are considered to have been completed at Wofford College.  In extenuating circumstances an exception to the residency requirement may be granted.  If granted, students are permitted to complete up to 8 credit hours at another accredited four-year college or university. Before undertaking such work, the student must obtain special approval from the Registrar and the Chair of any department concerned.