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Degree Programs & Requirements

Consistent with its mission as a Catholic, Marianist institution, Chaminade University assists students to prepare themselves for life, service, and successful careers. The Chaminade experience assists each student to develop fully through a course of study grounded in the liberal arts.

Chaminade students are prepared for a lifetime of learning about themselves, each other, and the world they live in through challenging discourse and exercise in diverse methods of inquiry, moral guidance and spiritual exploration and participation in the university's multicultural community.

Undergraduate study at Chaminade University is structured in three parts:

* A core of basic skills development and liberal arts inquiry
* Intensive study in a chosen field of concentration (the major)
* Elective courses, three of which must be upper division and taken from outside the major.

All baccalaureate degrees require a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work which must include a minimum of 45 hours in upper division courses (300/400). Within these basic guidelines, the individual student selects a program of studies appropriate to personal needs and interests.

Degree Programs Available

Associate of Art (A.A.)

The Associate of Arts degree requires the completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a GPA of at least 2.0 (C) for all work completed at Chaminade. The degree also requires completion of the general education core. At least 15 semester hours of course work must be completed at Chaminade; if there is a concentration then at least half of the courses in the concentration must be taken at Chaminade. Students who intend to go on to the baccalaureate degree should select electives which fulfill pre-major and general education requirements which prepare the student to satisfy the additional requirements for the higher degree. Areas of emphasis are offered in Business Administration, Interior Design, and Liberal Arts.

Associate of Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science degree requires the completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit with a grade point ratio of at least 2.0 (C) for all work completed at Chaminade. The degree also requires completion of the general education core above. At least 15 semester hours of course work must be completed at Chaminade. Areas of emphasis are offered in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Early Childhood Education.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit comprised of a general education core, a major field of concentration, and electives. At least 45 semester hours must be upper division (300/400 level). At least nine of the 45 semester hours of upper division credits required for the degree must be in disciplines outside the major field of concentration. A grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better, is required in all course work. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) is also required in the academic major. One year of residence (at least 30 semester hours) is required. At least half of the upper division credits required for the major must be completed at Chaminade.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of the general education core, and a major concentration and electives. Elective courses to round out the degree requirements are chosen with the approval of the major advisor. At least 45 semester hours must be upper division (300/400 level). At least nine of the 45 semester hours of upper division credits required for the degree must be in disciplines outside the major field of concentration. The degree requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of credit. An average grade of 2.0 (C) or better must be earned for all courses completed at Chaminade. An average grade of 2.0 (C) or better is also required in the major with some majors requiring a higher GPA. One year of residence, normally the senior year (30 semester hours), is required. At least half of the upper division credits required for the major must be completed at Chaminade.