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Transfer Student Success Center

Transfer Advising Guide

Preparing for Your Major

Choosing and Enrolling in Your First Semester Classes

Understanding Graduation Requirements

Important Advising Information & Resources

Transfer Advising Guide
Transfer Student Success Center > Transfer Student Success Guide
Understanding Graduation Requirements
What is required other than coursework in my major curriculum?
Every student planning on completing a degree/major program at Athens State University must satisfy all general University requirements and meet all financial obligations before a degree is awarded.

To be eligible to receive a degree, a student must:
  • Complete 33 of the last 39 semester hours of study or 25 percent of the degree requirements, whichever is larger, at Athens State University.

  • Apply no more than 64 semester hours of non-traditional/non-graded college credit toward the degree.

  • Complete a minimum of 60 semester hours of upper level college/university credit (300-400 level).

  • Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of upper level (300-400 level) coursework in the major at Athens State University, not including courses taken by reciprocal or visiting arrangements. College or departmental regulations may require completion of more than 15 semester hours of coursework in the major at Athens State University. These degree-specific requirements are published in the appropriate degree/major section of the catalog.

  • Complete all of the general education and pre-professional courses (Areas I-V) required for the degree or major(s).

  • Complete all course requirements for the degree or major(s), comprised of a minimum of 124 semester hours.

  • Complete all course requirements for the minor (when applicable).

  • Complete the requirements for teacher certification (when applicable).

  • Attain an institutional grade point average of 2.0 on all coursework attempted at Athens State University, at least a 2.0 in the major field and an overall 2.0.* College or departmental regulations may require grade point averages higher than 2.0. These degree-specific requirements are published in the appropriate degree/major section of the catalog.



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