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Evening and Online Requirements for Graduation

Bachelor Degree Requirements

To be recommended for one of the bachelor degrees below a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The declaration of major must be finalized prior to the student’s second semester. A student who has not attended Drury for one year or more will be required to submit a new declaration of major, which may change the course requirements based on the updated catalog.
  • The successful completion of 124 hours the required minimum number of credit hours for a bachelor’s degree.
  • At the time of graduation the average cumulative grade must be at least a “C” (2.0).
  • The successful completion of a major (study-in-depth). The major shall require not less than three or more than six semester hours of senior seminar, research or other designated capstone requirement.
  • The successful completion of all general-education requirements.
  • At least 36 hours of the total number of hours required for graduation must be in upper-division courses (courses numbered in the 300s and 400s).
  • The last 30 semester hours must be taken in residence.
  • Prior to course registration, students are responsible for reviewing their requirements to make certain that progress is being made toward completion of the degree.
  • All candidates for degrees are expected to be present at the commencement exercises. To participate in commencement exercises, students must have completed all degree requirements. Requests for degrees to be granted “in absentia” must be approved by the registrar.
  • Commencement ceremonies occur in December and May each year. Latin Honors will not be printed in the program, as coursework is not yet final at the time of the ceremony, but will be read at commencement, and students will wear cords, based on hour completion and GPA once A Block grades are finalized for the semester. Students must have a clear financial status for the semester in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.
    • Students eligible to participate in the December ceremony must have applied for graduation, completed a graduation audit, and be on track for degree conferral in December.
    • Students eligible to participate in the May ceremony must have applied for graduation, completed a graduation audit, and be on track for degree conferral in May or August. Financial holds applied as a result of charges incurred for summer semester registrations only will not prevent a student from participating in the May ceremony.

Notes on Majors

Required Hours of Study

Requirements for majors and minors are developed by each department. All bachelor degree majors require at least 24 hours in a field of study. All associate degree majors require at least 18 hours, but not more than 24 hours, in a field of study. All minors require at least 15 hours in a field of study.

Required Capstone of Study

Majors shall require not fewer than three semester hours of senior seminar or research.

Required Approvals to Study

The declaration of major(s) and minor(s) must be filed in the Registrar’s Office prior to the completion of 60 credit hours of coursework.

Maximum Programs of Study

Students may complete up to 3 majors and 3 minors.

The responsibility for understanding and meeting graduation requirements rests entirely with the student.


Associate Degree Requirements

To be recommended for an associate degree, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:

  • The successful completion of a major (study-in-depth).
  • The successful completion of all general-education requirements.
  • A student who has not attended Drury for one year or more will be required to submit a new declaration of major, which may change the course requirements based on the updated catalog.
  • The successful completion of 62 hours the required minimum number of credit hours for an associate’s degree.
  • At the time of graduation the average cumulative grade must be at least a “C” (2.0).
  • The last 15 semester hours must be taken in residence.
  • Prior to course registration, students are responsible for reviewing their requirements to make certain that progress is being made toward completion of the degree.
  • No student who has any unsettled accounts with the university will be graduated.
  • All candidates for degrees are expected to be present at the commencement exercises. To participate in commencement exercises, students must have completed all degree requirements. Requests for degrees to be granted “in absentia” must be approved by the registrar.
  • Commencement ceremonies occur in December and May each year. Latin Honors will not be printed in the program, as coursework is not yet final at the time of the ceremony, but will be read at commencement, and students will wear cords, based on hour completion and GPA once A Block grades are finalized for the semester. Students must have a clear financial status for the semester in order to participate in the commencement ceremony.
    • Students eligible to participate in the December ceremony must have applied for graduation, completed a graduation audit, and be on track for degree conferral in December.
    • Students eligible to participate in the May ceremony must have applied for graduation, completed a graduation audit, and be on track for degree conferral in May or August. Financial holds applied as a result of charges incurred for summer semester registrations only will not prevent a student from participating in the May ceremony.