General Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the baccalaureate degree must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Consult with the appropriate academic advisor(s) and complete all requirements outlined in the Patriot Advising Report (PAR).
  2. Complete Core Curriculum requirements with a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  3. Complete a minimum of 42 upper-division semester credit hours (Refer to your major for any specific additional requirements.)
  4. Complete at least 25% of the hours required for the degree at UT Tyler.
  5. Complete at least 24 of the last 30 upper-division credit hours in residence at UT Tyler. (Waivers may be requested through the Office of Academic Affairs.)
  6. Complete a minimum of 6 upper-division hours in the major field of study at U.T. Tyler. (Colleges or departments may establish more stringent requirements.)
  7. Complete a minimum of 120 hours. All hours counted toward this requirement must be unique, non-duplicated credit hours. Credit hours from multiple completions of courses designated specifically as repeatable for credit, up to the designated repeat limit for each such course, are considered unique credit hours.
  8. Maintain a 2.0 overall grade point average or higher if required by a specific major.
  9. File for graduation on or before the Final Filing Deadline for the semester of graduation. See Graduation Guidelines below.