Bachelor’s Degree

To earn the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science* degree from Carroll College, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of the Carroll College Core Curriculum (the Core) for the bachelor’s degree*;
  2. Completion of all program requirements in the major and minor (if one is taken);
  3. Completion of 122 semester credits*, only 2 of which may be physical education activity courses (LAS 102); and
  4. Achievement of a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average in
    1. All courses taken,
    2. The requirements in the major, taken as a unit,
    3. The requirements in the minor, taken as a unit, and
    4. The Core, taken as a unit.
*Notes:
  • The only Bachelor of Science degrees offered at Carroll College are in Nursing and Civil Engineering.
  • Postbaccalaureate students who have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling at Carroll College have special Core Curriculum requirements. Because they have already earned a baccalaureate degree, postbaccalaureate students are not required to have 122 completed credits posted to their record in order to earn a bachelor’s degree from Carroll College. At a minimum, 60 elective credits will be considered waived for all postbaccalaureate students, meaning that these students will enter Carroll with junior level class standing or higher.
  • Transfer students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to enrolling at Carroll College have special Core Curriculum requirements; this special policy does not apply to students with an AA or AS degree who matriculate to Carroll as first-year students (who earned their degree via dual-enrollment) or re-admit students.

Residence Requirements

Of the final 45 credit hours earned toward the degree a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at Carroll College with at least one-half of the credits required in the major and minor taken at Carroll. For postbaccalaureate students, of the credit hours earned toward the second degree a minimum of 30 credit hours must be earned at Carroll College with at least one-half of the credits required in the major and minor to be taken at Carroll. 

Expected Time to Completion

All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs at Carroll College are designed to be completed in four years (eight full-time semesters) or equivalent, depending on incoming transfer credits. Sample four-year plans are available through the Academic Advising office, and students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor(s) regularly about course planning, progress, and degree completion.