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General Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

A minimum of 128 credits (semester hours) is required for students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. This may include up to 90 transfer credits, up to 16 credits in Development of Consciousness courses, and up to 16 hours of directed study and internship credit.

Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover electives, some general education requirements, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. General transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher. The academic department of your major sets the policies for major transfer credits, and this varies by major. The Office of Admissions only evaluates for general transfer credits; you will be connected with a separate academic advisor to evaluate for major transfer credits/waivers. Of the 90 total transfer credits, 16 can be credits from vocational coursework.

Within these credits, students must fulfill the following courses and requirements:

Required Courses

The following courses may be waived:

  • MVS 100 Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique
  • WTG 191 College Composition 1
  • WTG 192 College Composition 2
  • Any mathematics course numbered MATH 153 or higher

The following courses may not be waived:

  • STC 108 Exploring Consciousness
  • Any critical and creative thinking (CCTS) course
  • PH 101 Physiology Is Consciousness
  • PHYS 310 Foundations of Physics and Consciousness
  • FOR 103 Fit for Life
  • FOR 431 Higher States of Consciousness or MVS 202 Self-realization, Freedom, and Fulfillment
  • Additional FOR courses at the beginning of each semester
  • Completion of requirements for a major field of study

Other Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • General university assessments administered by the Evaluation Department as part of the University’s evaluation of its academic programs. They have no bearing on students’ standing, but every student is required to participate upon entry to the University and again prior to graduation.
  • Placement test to determine which courses students need to enroll in to satisfy their composition and mathematics requirements.

The above information is subject to change anytime. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements.