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Additional Information for Bachelor's Degree Candidates
All candidates for baccalaureate degrees from CSUB must complete a minimum of 45 quarter units in residence at CSUB, of which 36 quarter units must be earned in upper-division courses. At least 18 upper-division quarter units must be in the major.
Graduation with Honors
The requirements for graduation with Honors are the following:
1. Completion of a minimum of 60 graded quarter units in residence
2. A minimum of 3.30 grade point average in all units at CSUB
3. The overall grade point average for an undergraduate must be within the honor categories
Honors are awarded if the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) and CSUB GPA both reach the following standard:
- 3.30 - 3.59 Cum Laude
- 3.60 - 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
- 3.90 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
The list of candidates for graduation with honors is based on all course work completed through winter quarter for the annual commencement in June. Final calculations for academic honors are based on all work completed through the last quarter attended.
You must notify the Office of Admissions and Records with any changes to your mailing address after the Application for Graduation has been submitted. Failure to provide a current address may delay the response of the application and/or diploma.
Diplomas will be mailed within four to six weeks after the date of graduation, or within two weeks from the actual degree award date. If you want to pick up your diploma, indicate “pick-up” on your application for graduation. If you arrange for someone to pick up your diploma, he/she must have written authorization from you, and provide proper identification.
Proof of Graduation
Your official transcript with degree conferral date, not your diploma, is considered your official proof of graduation. Should you need proof of graduation for any reason before your diploma is released, you may fill out a Transcript Request Form and check “degree recorded” so your transcript will be released with degree conferral date.
Students wishing to continue taking classes after receiving a Bachelor's Degree must re-apply for admission to the university as a graduate student. Students may apply online at www.csumentor.edu.
Office of Admission and Records
Student Services Building
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone: (661) 654.2147
Fax: (661) 654.3389