Academics

Academics

Degree Requirements


General Baccalaureate

To be awarded a bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University, a student must:

  • Complete all course requirements in an academic major, with no grades lower than C
  • Complete all academic requirements in the General Education Program
  • Complete at least 125 credit hours of course work
  • Pass examinations required for the chosen major
  • Pass the Rising Junior Examination
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.00
  • Earn at least 25 percent of the required credit hours for graduation in residence

To meet the grade point average requirement an adjusted grade point average may be used. The adjusted GPA uses the last grades earned in courses that have been repeated. The college dean may waive the residence requirement for an individual student’s major field. To receive the baccalaureate degree at one of the University’s commencement exercises, a student must:

  • Clear all financial obligations to the University prior to taking final examinations in the final term of enrollment
  • File an application for graduation in the office of the dean. This should be done at the time of registration in the last semester or summer session in which the candidate completes degree requirements. Each candidate must be recommended for graduation by the academic dean.
  • Be present for the commencement exercise, unless written approval to be absent is given by the candidate’s academic dean