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Title: Graduation Requirements

Subject: Academic Affairs

Policy No: AA: 2015: 09

Applies: University-Wide

Issuing Authority: Provost / Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Responsible Officer: Deans


Last Revision: 08/01/2015

Last Reviewed: 08/01/2015



The purpose of this policy is to set forth the requirements for graduation from Rowan University.


Under direction of the Provost, all Deans and Department Chairs shall implement this policy and all faculty shall ensure compliance with the policy.


This policy is applicable to all faculty and students of Rowan University.


  1. Students must complete an academic major program to the satisfaction of the department administering the major. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (Some programs require more than 120 semester hours or a higher G.P.A. See program advisors for specific requirements).
  2. To be eligible for graduation, transfer and native first-year students will be permitted to take up to 10% of the credits earned here Pass/No Credit. Any exception to this regulation requires the prior written consent of the academic major program advisor and the respective academic dean.
  3. A minimum of 30 credits of student's total degree program requirements must be taken in courses offered by Rowan University. This amount may be achieved through any combination of day, evening, on campus and off-campus offerings and does not have to be the last 30 credits completed. All students planning to complete degree or teacher certification requirements at the end of the semester must complete the appropriate application at the Registrar s Office during the beginning of that semester. Diplomas will be available approximately eight weeks after the end of the term.
  4. The University reserves the right to modify its requirements for graduation, continued registration or appropriate progress towards the degree as directed by the Commission on Higher Education, the Presidents Council, or by the board of trustees of Rowan University. These modifications may include, but are not limited to, requirements for the demonstration of competence in college level basic skills, satisfactory mastery of subject matter in a major field or the acquisition of a broadly based liberal arts education.
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