Day School Undergraduate Requirements for Graduation

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors
  • Bachelor of Music Education
  • Bachelor of Music Education with Honors
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Music Therapy with Honors
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science with Honors
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Architecture with Honors

To be recommended for one of the degrees listed above, a candidate must satisfy the following conditions:

  1. The successful completion of the required minimum number of credit hours (124 hours for the Bachelor degrees, 168 for the Master of Architecture).
  2. At the time of graduation the average cumulative grade must be at least C (2.0).
  3. Completion of all general education requirements.
  4. The successful completion of a major (study-in-depth).
  5. 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).
  6. The last 30 semester hours must be taken in residence. (The last 60 hours for the Master of Architecture must be in residence.)
  7. 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 (studies-in-depth):

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.


Graduation Requirements for Honors Degrees

Requirements for the Bachelors or Masters degree with Honors - Four-Year Track
In order for a student who has been admitted the Drury University Honors Program to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with honors, the student must satisfactorily complete the following:

  • Earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.75
  • Complete 27 credits of Honors coursework with a grade point average of 3.75
  • Satisfy the Good Standing Requirement of the Honors Program
  • Complete Honors 205 First-Year Seminar
  • Complete an Honors Project in at least one major
  • Present results from Honors Project or other research at an academic conference, to a community partner, in published article, or in another academic forum
  • Complete Honors 410 Portfolio – 0 credit hours

Students can apply up to 6 credit hours of transferred honors course-work.

Requirements for the Bachelors or Masters Degree with Honors - Accelerated Honors Program

For IB Diploma students and students transferring 30 or more credits to Drury University and who has been admitted the Drury University Honors Program to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree with honors, the student must satisfactorily complete the following:

  • Earn a 3.75 overall GPA and in Honors coursework
  • Complete 21 credits of Honors coursework with a 3.75 GPA
  • Satisfy the Good Standing Requirement of the Honors Program
  • Complete Honors 205 First-Year Seminar – 3 credit hours
  • Complete an Honors Project in at least one major
  • Present results from Honors Project or other research at an academic conference, to a community partner, in published article, or in another academic forum
  • Complete Honors 410 Portfolio – 0 credit hours

Students can apply up to 6 credit hours of transferred honors course-work.