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10-item Graduation Checklist:

Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs:
Students must meet the following requirements to earn a baccalaureate degree from the College at Geneseo.

1. Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours. A maximum of 60 credits can be transferred from two-year institutions, and a maximum of 90 credits are transferable from a four-year institution. In addition, a maximum of 10 semester hours in health and physical education courses (with no more than four semester hours in activity courses), a maximum of 8 combined hours in MUSC 160 and 165, a maximum of 8 hours in ROTC credit, and a maximum of 15 hours in internships can be included within the 120 hours required for the degree. (Please see....Credit Restriction....)
2. Attain at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at Geneseo.
3. Achieve at least a 2.00 cumulative average in all courses in their major department applied toward completion of the major, and a 1.67 average or better in required related courses (i.e., any courses required by the major department which are outside its own academic discipline). (In addition, students seeking recommendation from the College for New York State initial certification must achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.) Note that some majors require a cumulative average higher than a 2.00 to continue in their programs (see School of Business and School of Education).
4. Complete satisfactorily all courses required for the major (as specified by the descriptions of majors, minors, and courses in “Academic Programs”).
5. Complete successfully the department writing requirement in the major (or first major, for students with multiple majors). Consult individual department offices for details.
6. Complete satisfactorily the requirements of the General Education Curriculum. Approved courses in each of the General Education areas are described on the following website:
7. Complete satisfactorily at least 45 semester hours of their credit toward graduation in courses at or above the 200-level.
8. Offer toward graduation a minimum number of semester hours outside the major department or outside professional preparation areas, as indicated below:

Languages and Literatures 60 credits outside major department
Music 60 credits outside major department
Musical Theatre 60 credits outside MUSC, THEA, DANCE, ARTH
Theatre 69 credits outside THEA; 60 hours outside THEA and DANC combined
Theater/English 60 credits outside THEA
School of Business 60 credits outside School of Business
School of Education 60 credits outside School of Education
ALL OTHER MAJORS 69 credits outside major department; interdisciplinary majors vary and students should consult Degree Works

9. Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours, including the last 12 semester hours, in residence at Geneseo. Credit earned in Geneseo summer sessions or in on-campus evening courses counts as residence credit.
10. Submit an online Graduation Application Form no later than deadlines posted on the Academic Calender.