NOTE: Several changes for fall 2017 are expected pending Faculty approval. If you are a first-year entering in fall 2017, your requirements may be slightly different. You will receive information about curricular choices in May.
In order to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and graduate, all University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences students must:
- Earn 120 credits of course work in 8 semesters with an average of C or a grade point average of 2.000.
- Complete a General Education Curriculum.
- General Education Curricular choices for students matriculating in Fall 2017 or later (note, Transfer Students automatically enroll in the Traditional Curriculum)
- General Education requirements for students who matriculated prior to Fall 2017
- Complete one major.
- The College does not award second degrees. Students who earned a baccalaureate degree at UVA or at another institution are not eligible to receive a second undergraduate degree from the College.
- Students must complete their General Education requirements prior to graduation.
- All majors and minors must be completed prior to graduation; once you graduate you may not change your major or minor nor can you earn credit for a second major or minor.
- Graduates are no longer eligible to return to full-time study in the College of Arts & Sciences.
- All undergraduate students are limited to two majors. This means non-College students are restricted to one College major and/or one College minor.
- College students may not enroll in any courses in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
At the end of each semester the Association Deans check students' overall records to see if they are in Good Standing and making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Failure to do so may result in Academic Warning and ultimately suspension. See the complete information on Academic Standing.
The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements. These publications may be found here.