Graduation Requirements - Undergraduate

The ultimate responsibility for fulfilling graduation requirements rests with the individual student. Students should regularly review their academic information with their advisors to make certain that requirements for degrees are being met. Students become candidates for degree conferral upon the filing of a completed “Graduation Application” with the Registrar’s Office. See Graduation & Honors section for more information including graduation application due dates.

  • Cumulative GPA: 2.000 or higher is required (minimum). *Note: some major programs require a higher cumulative GPA. See specific program pages for more information.
  • Total Credits Required: 120 completed credits (minimum) are required for the baccalaureate degree. *Note: some major programs require more than 120 credits. See specific program pages for more information.
  • Thirty of the last 45 credit hours must be completed in residence (as Sage institutional credits).
  • General Education: Students must satisfy all General Education requirements
  • Major Requirements: in order to earn a bachelor’s degree, students must successfully complete a major program of study.
    • GPA in Major: 2.200 or higher (minimum) is required for all courses required in major, including required support courses. *Note: some major programs require a higher major GPA. See specific program pages for more information.
    • Students must complete at least one half of the major requirements at Sage (as Sage institutional credits). *Note: for transfer students this may mean taking additional courses in the major department to ensure 1/2 of major is completed at Sage.
    • The determination of standards of performance acceptable for continuance in a major is the responsibility of the appropriate academic department and the Dean of the College.
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Requirement: in order to earn a bachelor’s degree students must successfully complete liberal arts & sciences courses.
    • Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) must include a minimum of 90 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences.
    • Bachelor of Science degree (BS) must include a minimum of 60 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences.
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) must include a minimum of 30 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences.
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) must include a minimum of 30 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences.
    • Bachelor of Professional Studies degree (BPS) must include a minimum of 30 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences.