Total Hour, GPA & Residency Requirements

Degree candidates must complete 120 credit hours, including all general education and major requirements, electives, and the prescribed number of interim projects, and also have an overall cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00.

Candidates are 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, but grades earned in prerequisites are not included.

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. Grades transferred from other institutions are NOT used in these calculations.

The last 30 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, as well as complete the Coursework Elsewhere Form.