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Graduation Requirements (Baccalaureate Degree) 2013-2014 Catalog Year


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The following are minimum requirements for awarding the baccalaureate degree:

  • Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar.
  • Recommendation by appropriate college advisor.
  • Earn a minimum of 120 semester hours (certain majors may require more than 120 hours) with an institutional GPA of 2.0 in all coursework attempted at FGCU. Colleges and departments may have requirements that exceed these minimums.
  • Satisfy general education requirements (36 hours of required and elective coursework in prescribed areas; see General Education section).
  • Satisfy Communication and Computation Skills (previously known as Gordon Rule requirements)(see Communication and Computation Skills section).
  • Satisfactorily complete the writing and computation course requirements.
  • Earn a minimum of 48 hours of upper division coursework (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Complete all program requirements.
  • Complete the university service learning requirements.
  • Complete the University Colloquium.
  • At least 25% of the coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
  • All students entering FGCU with fewer than 60 semester hours of credit are required to earn at least 9 semester hours of credit prior to graduation by attendance during one or more summer terms. The university may waive the application of this rule in cases of unusual hardship (see Summer Enrollment Requirement).
  • Satisfy State of Florida foreign language admission requirement.