This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
Requirements for a bachelor’s degree from UWF are listed below. The colleges and departments may have requirements which exceed these minimums. Students should refer to their degree audits to review degree requirements. The degree audit must indicate all requirements have been completed. Please consult the individual departments for details. Minimum requirements are:
Students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from any regionally accredited institution, including UWF, may earn an additional bachelor’s degree by completing the following requirements:
Students earning UWF bachelor’s degrees may work on two programs simultaneously; however, majors or degrees with the same CIP code cannot be pursued simultaneously. Double majors and dual degrees must be awarded in the same semester. A student may declare a Double Major or a Dual Degree after earning 45 credit hours. A student may not declare a Double Major or Dual Degree after earning 90 credit hours unless the degree can be completed by the projected graduation date of the first major or degree. If a second major or degree cannot be completed by the projected graduation date of the first major or degree, the student must graduate and reapply to the University.
Double majors are defined as seeking one degree, e.g. BA, with two separate majors concurrently, e.g. BA in Psychology, and a BA in Sociology. Students must declare a major in each department (as applicable) and be assigned an Academic Advisor in each discipline. After successful completion of all requirements for both majors, students will be awarded one degree with two majors listed on the diploma and transcript. Students seeking a double major must complete the requirements for both programs at the time of graduation.
Students pursuing two different degrees (e.g. BA+BS, BSBA+BA, ect.) and graduating with both simultaneously will be awarded a dual degree. Dual Degrees will only be awarded for programs with different degrees. Students must declare a major in each department (as applicable) and be assigned an Academic Advisor, in each discipline. After successful completion of all requirements for both majors, students will be awarded two separate diplomas; one for each degree.
In addition to meeting the requirements listed for the bachelor’s degrees, these students must do the following:
The general A.A. degree is available to students who have met the following requirements:
Students who meet these requirements, are currently enrolled, and have not previously been awarded an Associate degree elsewhere will automatically receive the A.A. degree. The A.A. degree will not be awarded in the same semester that the baccalaureate degree is awarded or in any semester following the completion of the baccalaureate degree.
To be considered for a posthumous degree, generally undergraduate students shall have successfully completed at least eighty percent of the chosen UWF degree program, be in good standing at the University of West Florida, and have met the University of West Florida degree residency requirements. The student’s academic department must initiate the request for a posthumous degree through the Provost’s Office.
The University will confer baccalaureate honors recognition on those students who have earned:
The following minimum GPAs are required for graduation honors:
|Magna Cum Laude||3.70|
|Summa Cum Laude||3.90|
Previous recognition on the President’s or Dean’s Honor Rolls does not ensure baccalaureate honors at graduation.
Students with documented visual impairments, hearing impairments, motor impairments, or specific learning disabilities may petition for substitution of degree requirements provided such substitutions do not significantly alter the nature of the program in which the student is enrolled. For more information about the University's degree requirement substitution policy, contact the college dean of the program for major requirements; for General Education, Gordon Rule, and other graduation requirements, contact the Office of the Dean, University College.