Amount and Quality of Work

Candidates for a degree must earn the required number of credits for their major and a minimum number of quality points equal to twice the number of credit hours attempted at Marquette (C average). Students may earn credits but not quality points from another institution. All students must earn at least a C average in their Marquette work.

A student must earn a C or better in all the courses in their major. Courses completed with a grade of CD or D do not count toward the total hour requirement for a major or minor but do count toward the total number of credit hours for graduation. Students who receive a grade of CD or D in a course in their major or minor may choose to repeat the course and for certain majors, are required to repeat the course or otherwise establish proficiency in a manner designated by the department. Credit is never given twice for the same course. Students must consult the area of the bulletin of their chosen major and minor for specific graduation requirements.

Students must fulfill the University Core of Common Studies, college and major curriculum requirements and take elective courses within the number of credits required for graduation. Certain combinations of major and minor fields may require more than the minimum number of credits for graduation. Majors in athletic training, biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory science, exercise physiology or speech pathology and audiology must earn a minimum of 128 credits hours. Students should consult an adviser before selecting a major and an optional minor.

Applicants for graduation must submit the online application for graduation via their CheckMarq account by the last day of advising week in the term prior to the term of graduation. (November for May and August graduates; March for December graduates.)

It is the responsibility of the student to know and fulfill all University Core of Common Studies, College of Health Sciences and major requirements.

The College of Health Sciences adheres to the University Graduation Requirements Policy and the University Commencement Policy in this bulletin.