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.

Students must earn a C or above in all the courses in their major(s) and minor(s). Courses completed with a grade below a C (C minus or below) do not count toward the requirements for a major or minor, however they do count toward the 128 total credit hours required for the B.S. degree. Students who receive a grade below a C 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 all degree requirements areas including the Marquette Core Curriculum (MCC), college/department cognates, major curriculum requirements and sufficient elective credits to satisfy total degree credit requirements. Certain combinations of majors/minors and early/direct admission curricula may exceed the minimum number of degree credits. Majors in biomedical sciences, clinical laboratory science, exercise physiology or speech pathology and audiology must earn a minimum of 128 credits hours. It is the responsibility of students to utilize their Graduation Checklist in CheckMarq to understand and fulfill all degree requirements. 

Applicants for graduation must submit the online application for graduation via their CheckMarq account by the date noted on the Academic Calendar. (typically due in February to walk in Spring Commencement of the same year).

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