Traditional Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Fulfillment of all degree requirements is the student's responsibility.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Admission standards for the associate’s degree are the same as the bachelor’s degree. There is no difference between courses offered for the associate’s degree and the bachelor’s degree.   A student who holds a bachelor’s degree may not be awarded an associate’s degree.  A student may not be awarded a bachelor’s degree and an associate’s degree at the same commencement.  A student must declare for an associate’s degree before their junior year. Students who obtain their associate’s degree from Asbury University and continue towards their B.A. or B.S. degree in the traditional undergraduate program at the University will be required to satisfy the Cross-Cultural Engagement requirement.

All candidates for an undergraduate associate’s degree to be conferred must meet the following requirements:

1. Complete a minimum total of 60 semester hours

2. Earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average

3. Satisfy the residency requirement (two final full time semesters at Asbury); 12 of the final 21 credits must be completed at Asbury.

4. Fulfill all liberal arts foundational requirements with the exception of the Cross Cultural Engagement.  See notes below* 

5. Of the total hours, complete a minimum 30 hours of course-work (not institutional credit) at Asbury University.

6. Complete comprehensive examinations and assessment tests as required by individual departments and programs or the University administration. 

7. Must receive a passing grade of “P” in their final registration in chapel (including summer semester).

8. Students must graduate under the requirements of the Bulletin in effect at the time of first enrollment (note exceptions)

a. Students may be graduated under new requirements placed in effect while enrolled.  Students are expected to meet all of the requirements (foundational, major, and minor) for a particular Bulletin.

b. A student who re-enrolls or requests permission to complete degree requirements after an absence of two years becomes subject to degree requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment or requested completion.

9. Students may choose to complete an emphasis using an undergraduate minor. A minor is optional. All requirements for the minor must be complete to graduate with the emphasis.  50% of the hours/courses for any elected emphasis (minor) must be completed at Asbury University.

10.  Students must file a "Graduation Application" form in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation).  Application may be located online:  Graduation Application

Note: Cross-Cultural Engagement Policy - Students who earn their A.A. degree from Asbury University and continue towards their B.S. or B.S. degree at the University will be required to satisfy the Cross-Cultural Engagement. 

Students with waivers of any foundational requirements must still complete the total 60.0 credits required for graduation with an associate’s degree.

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS and BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

All candidates for an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree must meet the following requirements to graduate:

1. Complete a minimum total of 124 semester hours.

2. Earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average

3. Satisfy the residence requirement (three semesters at Asbury in sequence including two as a senior); 12 of the final 21 credits must be completed at Asbury.

4. All majors (except for non-language education majors see# 5) must fulfill all liberal arts foundational requirements, including Foreign Language, and satisfy the Cross Cultural Engagement to receive the Bachelor of Arts.   See notes below*

5. Non-language education majors must fulfill all liberal arts foundational requirements, and satisfy the Cross Cultural Engagement, but excluding Foreign Language requirement, to receive the Bachelor of Science.  However, if these majors complete the Foreign Language requirement they will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts.

6. Fulfill the requirements for at least one major.  All majors and minors on a student’s record must be completed to graduate with these listed on record.  Second majors and minors are not required for graduation and may be dropped by the student in order to graduate.

7. Must receive a passing grade of “P” in their final registration in chapel (including summer semester).

8. Students must file a "Graduation Application" form in the Registrar’s Office by posted deadline for the commencement year and their expected graduation date (Oct. 15 for December graduation, and Feb. 15 for May or August graduation). Application may be located online: Graduation Application

9. Complete a minimum of 49 hours of course work (not institutional credit) at Asbury University.

10. 50% of the hours/courses for all majors and minors must be completed at Asbury University.

11. Complete comprehensive examinations and assessment tests as required by individual departments and programs or the University administration. 

12. Students must graduate under the requirements of the Bulletin in effect at the time of first enrollment (note exceptions)

a. Students may be graduated under new requirements placed in effect while enrolled.  Students are expected to meet all of the requirements (foundational, major, and minor) for a particular Bulletin.

b. A student who re-enrolls or requests permission to complete degree requirements after an absence of two years becomes subject to degree requirements in effect at the time of re-enrollment or requested completion.

c. Students changing to or adding newly approved majors or minors may be required to move to the newer bulletin. 

 

 

SATISFYING THE FOUNDATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Courses in the Foundational areas are required for all undergraduate degree. 

2. Some courses required in a major may satisfy a foundational course.  Students meeting any foundational requirements with major courses, or by waivers of any kind, must still meet the minimum credits required for graduation. [60 for Associate's; 124 for Bachelor's]

3. LA 100, Engaging the Liberal Arts, is required only of the following:

a. all new students who are first time, full-time in college since high school graduation even those having college credits exceeding 30.0. 

b. all new transfer students with less than 30.0 college credits. 

4. Students with an Asbury Associate’s degree who continue for a Bachelor’s must complete the Cross-Cultural Engagement.

 

Additional requirements for education majors seeking certification.

Education majors earn the bachelor’s degree by meeting the above requirements.  Additional requirements must be required to complete teacher certification. See details at the School of Education.

 

Fulfillment of all degree requirements is the student's responsibility.  

Note: The University reserves the right to change degree requirements, major and minor requirements, and course offerings, as well as to cancel any course not selected by a sufficient number of students (low enrollment) at the time offered.  

 

2015-16 BULLETIN    08/11/2015