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2015-2016 Catalog

Graduation Requirements for All Students

An overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 is required for graduation. Considered in determining the cumulative average are courses taken at Lafayette or at other member colleges in the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) under the cross-registration agreement or affiliated study abroad programs. Students must complete an approved major program with an average of at least 2.00 in courses taken in the major. In the majority of majors, this normally includes all courses in the major subject area and excludes collateral/co-curricular courses. Interdisciplinary majors and programs are exceptions and will include multiple subject areas as determined by the major/program. Questions should be referred to the Registrar's Office.

Students must complete at least 32 course credits for the A.B./B.S. Science degree and at least 36 or 38 course credits for the B.S. Engineering degree, with at least one-half of the courses for the degree and the major being completed at Lafayette.  Some departments may have more restrictive transfer/study abroad policies regarding credits applied towards the major.

The senior year must be completed in full-time residence at Lafayette. "Fulltime" is defined to be a minimum of three courses per semester.

Students are responsible for determining that they have satisfied all requirements for graduation. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must have completed all degree requirements.