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Curriculum Requirements

To graduate from the College with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.), a student must have satisfied all general education and major requirements. (Echols Scholars are exempt from general education requirements.)

  • Once a student matriculates, they must complete all general education requirements with College of Arts and Science courses.
  • Generally, all major and minor requirements must be completed with courses taken at UVA. Exceptions must be approved by the major / minor department.

College students must complete the requirements for one major to receive the B.A. or the B.S. Some students choose to add a second College major. Minors are not required for the degree, but a student may complete up to two minors, at least one of which must be in the College. 

Credit Requirements

All students must pass a minimum of 120 credits of approved courses. Of these 120 credits:

  • At least 96 must be passed on a graded basis

  • At least 108 must be College or College-equivalent credits

  • At least 60 must be taken at UVA

GPA Requirements

To earn a degree, a student must have earned a grade point average of at least 2.0 on all graded courses taken at UVA and offered for a degree.  

Semester Limits

  • Generally, College students must complete their degree in 8 full-time semesters (correspondingly less for transfer students). 
  • Semesters in which a student withdraws from enrollment or is on a Leave of Absence do not count as one of the 8 full-time semesters. Part-time, Summer Session, or J-Term enrollment also does not count in this total. 
  • Students who believe they may require a 9th full-time semester should discuss this with their Advising Dean as soon as possible.

Students are responsible for tracking their own progress toward the degree by using the SIS Academic Requirements Report and Degree Progress Tools. Students are also encouraged to meet with their Advising Dean to review their progress toward the degree. Questions about the major should be directed to the student's major advisor or the relevant Director of the Undergraduate Program.

Tracking Your Degree Progress

Students can track their own degree progress by using the SIS Academic Requirements Report or Degree Progress Tool.
Last updated: May 31, 2024
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