2.77 Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree

A. Purpose

To establish guidelines for the obtainment of a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.).

B. Policy

The Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree in a technical or scientific field of study, and is designed to be complete in four years. Upon completion, a student will have the necessary skills to be successful in their field of study.

C. Procedures

Each degree is earned after completing the requirements stated in the student’s assigned catalog for their declared degree.

Through the Curriculum Committee, procedures have been developed to allow for curriculum revisions that may apply to the Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree requirements are subject to approval by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

In order for a Bachelor of Science degree to be awarded, a minimum of 120 hours is required, and thirty (30) hours of coursework must be completed in residence. An institutional grade point average of at least a 2.00 is required for graduation.

D. Definitions

In Residence is the requirement that the student has completed a minimum number of credit hours through classes offered by any modality at the college.

E. Authority

This policy is maintained under the authority of the vice chancellor for academic affairs.

F. Related Policies

2.09 – Course Credit Hour

2.12 – Credit by Exam (Test Out)

2.16 – Dual Credit Delivery Policy

G. Implementation

Policy approved and adopted by the Board of Trustees on 06/13/2022.

Purpose, Procedures, Definitions, and Authority sections approved and adopted by the Cabinet on 05/17/2022.

Set for review in fiscal year 2025-2026.