Jun 18, 2019  
2009 - 2010 Catalog of Courses 
    
2009 - 2010 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduation Requirements


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General Graduation Requirements

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Each candidate for graduation must complete a minimum of 120-128 credits (depending on the major), with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for those courses accepted to meet the requirements for the major and minor course of study.

Candidates for bachelor’s degrees must complete three elements in their academic programs: general education requirements, major requirements, and free electives. Many students choose to use electives to complete the requirements for a minor or teacher licensure.

Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

A course offered in substitution for a required course or the request that a requirement be waived must be initiated through an appointment with a Registrar’s Office representative who, with the student, will initiate the Exception to Graduation Requirements process. The appropriate department chair, school dean, or program director will determine approval.

Major
Each student seeking a baccalaureate degree must select a major area of study for specialization. For a complete list of majors and descriptions, see the “Majors, Options, and Minors” section of this catalog.

Double Major
A “double major” is defined as two different majors earned simultaneously with the same baccalaureate degree (i.e., both being a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree).

Students may elect to complete concurrently the requirements for two majors. The Petition for Candidacy for a Degree form, which is sent to the student once 80 credits have been earned, must be completed with both majors listed and submitted to the Registrar’s Office. Any major or minor additions or changes after submission of the original Petition for Candidacy for a Degree form must be updated in the Registrar’s Office. Courses meeting auxiliary requirements may count in meeting curriculum requirements for both majors. Both majors must be completed prior to graduation.

There are restrictions regarding which majors may be taken in combination with other majors and options, as well as restrictions on which majors may be taken in combination with specific minors. These restrictions are specified under the listing of requirements for each major.

Students wishing to complete a different second major after the first major has been completed and conferred must complete a minimum of 30 additional credits, including the major requirements.

Minors
Minors, though not required for graduation, are offered. Requirements for a minor are described in the “Majors, Options, and Minors” section of this catalog. No more than one course from the major department will count toward any minor. Students may count no more than one course toward two minors. If a minor is chosen, it must be completed prior to graduation. Minors may not be added after a bachelor’s degree has been awarded.

There are restrictions regarding which minors may be taken in combination with specific majors and options, as well as restrictions on which minors may be taken in combination with other minors. These restrictions are specified under the listing of requirements for each minor.

Restrictions on Repeated Courses
Certain courses in the curriculum may be repeated and count toward graduation. To determine whether a course may be repeated and the conditions under which it may be repeated, check the course description. In addition, please note limits on these courses:

PE Activity: No more than six credits in different physical activities.

COOP: No more than 12 credits of any combination of COOP 200, 300, and 400. The School of Business Administration only allows 10 credits for its majors.

Departmental 299/499: No more than eight credits in any combination of Departmental 299/499 courses. These restrictions are specified under the listing of requirements for each major.

ED 289/ED 489: No more than six credits in ED 289 and no more than six credits in ED 489.

Graduation Requirements for Second Bachelor’s Degree Candidates
Students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree after earning the first bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 30 additional credits at Fort Lewis College. To be recognized, the first degree must be from a regionally accredited institution. General education requirements are waived for those students whose first degree is a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. No honors are awarded upon receipt of a second bachelor’s degree.

Students who have previously completed a minor while attending any institution (including Fort Lewis College) may return to or attend Fort Lewis College and obtain a major in that area by completing the degree requirements and a minimum of 30 additional credits.

Degree Tracking Worksheet

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pdf version available here .

This worksheet provides a way to track the coursework you are completing to fulfill your general education, major, and minor field requirements. However, WebCAPP, a web-based automated degree-checking tool, is a much better way to do this. Although not directly accessible by students at this time, you may receive a WebCAPP report from your academic advisor, the Academic Advising and Student Success Center, or the Registrar’s Office. A graduation checklist on official paper will be made by the Registrar’s Office after you have earned 80 credits and completed the petition-to-graduate process.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:         
120 credits  Cumulative number credits earned  DATE  ___/___/___  =  _____ 
45 upper-division credits  Cumulative number of 300- and 400- credits  DATE ___/___/___  = _____
Academic standards  Cumulative grade point average  DATE ___/___/___  = _____
  Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0         
  Major grade point average  DATE ___/___/___  = _____
  Must have grade point average of 2.0 in each major         
  Minor grade point average  DATE ___/___/___  = _____
  Must have grade point average of 2.0 in each minor         

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
COURSE COMPLETED: CREDITS:
2 courses in Communication - either CO1 & CO2 or CO2 & CO3    
Introductory Writing (CO1) & Intermediate Writing (CO2)

 CO1

 

CO2

 

 CO1

 

CO2

 

Intermediate Writing (CO2) & Advanced Writing (CO3)

 CO2

 

CO3

 

 CO2

 

CO3

 

1 course in Mathematics    
Choose course from MA1 list    
4-5 courses totaling15 credits or more from Arts, Humanities, History, and Social and Behavioral Sciences:    

Choose 1st course from AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4 lists

   
Choose 2nd course from AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4 lists    

Choose 3rd course from HI1 list

   

Choose 4th course from SS1, SS2 or SS3 lists

   

If the first 4 courses do not total 15 credits, choose 5th course from AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2 or SS3 lists

   
2 courses in Physical and Life Sciences:    

Choose 1st course from SC1 list

   

Choose 2nd course from SC1 or SC2 lists

   
1 course in Physical Well-Being    
Choose ES 100 or PE–Activity course    
2 courses in Education for Global Citizenship    
Choose 1st course from EGC1 list    
Choose 2nd course from EGC1 or EGC2 lists    

 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: COURSE COMPLETED:
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Degree Planning Worksheet

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Most degree programs require careful attention to the sequencing of courses. Use this worksheet, in conjunction with course schedules, to plot out the completion of your degree requirements. For type of course, indicate: general education, major, auxiliary requirement, minor, or elective.

I PLAN TO GRADUATE IN:

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