Hour Requirements

Total Credit Hours Required

The student must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 semester hours, including Foundations & Core curriculum requirements, upper division course requirements, and requirements in the major area and minor area of study. Students should be aware that some combinations of majors and minors require more semester hours than others and may create degree programs of more than 120 semester hours. A required level of achievement is a grade point average of 2.0 or better. At least 25% of coursework for a degree must be taken at Georgetown College, including those stipulated in the residence requirement.

Upper Level Hours

Each student must complete 39 semester hours of upper division courses (300-level and above) toward the required minimum total of 120 semester hours. Freshmen may not take courses numbered 300 and above without the approval of the Provost.

Residence Requirements

Thirty of the last 36 semester hours prior to graduation must be earned through Georgetown College. Credit earned abroad via the Oxford Program, consortia of which Georgetown College is a member, and/or the College’s affiliated study abroad partners is considered to be counted in the residence requirement so long as at least 25% of total degree hours, exclusive of college affiliated study abroad, are earned at Georgetown College.

Course Limitations

The following courses have limitations on the amount of credit earned that can be applied to graduation: GSC (7 semester hours); independent study and course by arrangement (15 semester hours); ROTC (16 semester hours); and internship (9 semester hours total). Elementary and secondary student teaching is exempted from this requirement. Note: A maximum of six semester hours of independent study/course by arrangement and internship may be taken in any one semester.