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  Columbus University Academics

 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


Associate’s Degree: A student must successfully complete at least 60 credit hours of study.

Bachelor’s Degree: A student must successfully complete 120 credit hours of study, including a Final Paper/Project worth 12 hours of credit. Two Bachelor’s-level courses may be added in lieu of a Final Paper/Project.

Master’s Degree: A student must have previously received a Bachelor’s Degree and must successfully complete 42 credit hours of study, including a Thesis/Project worth 12 hours of credit. Two Master’s-level courses may be added in lieu of a Thesis/Project.

Doctorate Degree: A student must have previously received a Master’s Degree and must successfully complete 54 credit hours of study, including a Dissertation/Project worth 24 hours of credit.

GRADING SYSTEM

A grade falling:
between 90 and 100 percent is an “A”;
between 80 and 89 percent is a “B”;
between 70 and 79 percent is a “C”;
between 65 and 69 percent is a “D”; and
64 percent and below is an “F”.

Graduating with Honors

Students will graduate with honors provided they have completed the required amount of coursework with the University with a 3.7 GPA or above. Students graduating with an average GPA of 3.91-4.00 graduate Summa Cum Laude. Students graduating with an average GPA of 3.81-3.90 graduate Magna Cum Laude. Students graduating with an average GPA of 3.70 - 3.80 graduate Cum Laude. These honors will be indicated on the student’s diploma.


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