Baccalaureate Degree Policies and Procedures
qualify for the baccalaureate degree, a student must satisfy
the specific requirements in the following areas:
minimum of 180 quarter units is required, including at least
Students who began their university curriculum in the
fall of 1979 or thereafter will be limited to 8 units of
credit in Physical Education 150 or equivalent activities
courses which may be applied toward graduation.
- A student must complete a minimum of 45 quarter units in
resident study at CSUB. Thirty-six (36) of these units
shall be earned in upper-division courses, and 18
upper-division units shall be earned in the major.
Scholarship Requirements - Each student must
complete, with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) or
better: (1) all acceptable university units attempted,
including all transfer units, (2) all units counted toward
satisfaction of the major requirements; (3) all units
counted toward satisfaction of the minor requirements, if
applicable; and (4) all units attempted at CSUB, except that
only courses in which a letter grade is assigned (A, B, C,
D, F, including pluses and minuses) are used in computing
the GPA. Students must clear grades of “I,” “RP,” or “RD”
before they can graduate.
Currency of Courses Requirements
- CSUB students pursuing a baccalaureate degree must satisfy
major and minor requirements, including all required
cognates and prerequisite courses, within ten (10) years of
the date of the award of the baccalaureate degree.
Exceptions to the policy may be granted if a student can
demonstrate currency in the relevant course or courses to
the satisfaction of the faculty in the department or program
offering the major and minor. Students should consult their
academic advisor about how to demonstrate currency for
course work that is completed 10 or more years prior to the
anticipated award of the baccalaureate degree.
academic dean responsible for the major or minor program
must approve all exceptions to this currency of courses
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Catalog Requirements for Graduation
- Students may elect to meet the graduation requirements in
effect at any one of the three times indicated below.
During the term in which graduation requirements are
During the term they started course work at CSUB.
During the term they began college-level course work
applicable to the baccalaureate degree, provided they have
been in continuous enrollment in regular sessions and in the
same general education curriculum in any California public
university (California State Universtiy or University of
California) or California community college.
Requirements - To maintain rights to a set of
graduation requirements a student must remain in continuous
enrollment. “Continuous enrollment” means that the student
must enroll during two quarters or one semester of each
calendar year at CSUB, another CSU campus, a UC campus, or a
California community college. Summer sessions do not count
toward continuous enrollment. Absence due to an approved
educational leave or for attendance at another accredited
institution of higher learning shall not be considered an
interruption in continuous enrollment, if the absence does
not exceed two (2) years.
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Applicable Major/Minor Requirements
- The University allows the students three (3) options in
selecting their major and minor requirements. Students may
choose to satisfy major and minor requirements:
From the Catalog in effect when they began continuous
enrollment in the university;
From the Catalog in effect at the time they formally declare
a major or minor; or
From the Catalog in effect at the time they graduate from
who select option 3 would not be held to new General
Education or other graduation requirements.
must declare a major by the time they achieve junior
standing, i.e., have 90 quarter units of coursework listed
on their transcript, and they must declare the Catalog under
which they intend to graduate when they file for graduation.