Bachelor's Degree Requirements

To earn the bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, students must complete the requirements of the university’s Core Curriculum. They must also choose a curriculum and complete its requirements, as well as those of the college or school, with at least a 2.0 average in all Auburn courses attempted, at least a 2.0 average on transfer credits accepted for their major degree program, and a 2.0 average in all course work in the major. A minimum of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. These requirements are all university requirements. Individual colleges, schools and departments may have higher requirements. The student’s dean clears subject and non-course requirements in the curriculum; the registrar, together with the dean’s office, clears total hours and cumulative GPA.  A list of specific courses identified as major courses in each curriculum is available in the appropriate dean’s office.


Clearing for Graduation

Seniors must register for the UNIV 4AA0 graduation course (administrative course—non-graded) in the term in which graduation is to occur. Enrollment in this course provides Auburn University with a list of expected degree candidates so that all administrative work can be processed in plenty of time for graduation. It also allows the graduating student access to the SCORE general education assessment program and the Diploma Application.

Students who are nearing graduation should meet with their academic advisor in their dean’s office to arrange for a graduation check about a year before their expected graduation. In general, deferred grades (IN, NR, PE) from a previous term of courses to be used toward degree requirements must be cleared by mid-semester of the student’s graduation term.

Students must be enrolled at Auburn University in the term in which degree requirements are completed. The undergraduate student who is registered for no credit hours at Auburn University in the term of graduation will be registered for the UNDG 4900 Clearing Graduation course (administrative course—non-graded, no coursework). Enrollment in this course is due to the staff and/or the facilities of the university being used for graduation administrative work, the clearing of deferred grades, and/or when a student is completing graduation coursework requirements at an institution other than Auburn University. Graduate students should refer to the “Registration and Graduation Requirements” section under the Graduate School portion of this Bulletin.

A graduation fee is payable to the Office of Student Financial Services at the beginning of the term of graduation. If a student is in default on any payment (tuition, medical clinic, parking, library, etc.) due to the university, the diploma and academic record (transcript) will not be issued until the matter is cleared. Students are responsible for notifying the Office of the Registrar when such matters are resolved in order to receive their diploma.

Degrees are conferred each term. Commencement exercises are held after fall, spring, and summer terms. Diplomas are mailed to the graduates after degrees are awarded, about 6 to 8 weeks after graduation. Transcripts are ordered online.