Use of Graduate Course Credits by Undergraduate Students

Advanced undergraduate students who lack a bachelor’s degree may take graduate courses in some programs. Graduate courses are taught at an advanced level and no special consideration is made for undergraduate students who have enrolled in graduate classes on a space-available basis. With the permission of the dean's office of the school/college, up to three courses (9-12 graduate credits) may be used to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements. These credits may be applied to meet the requirements of a subsequent graduate degree program if they are a part of the approved curriculum of the graduate program. Students enrolled in accelerated dual-degree programs may have the opportunity to apply more graduate courses to an undergraduate degree (see the program’s curriculum for details). However, a minimum of 24 graduate credits must be taken after the conferral of the undergraduate degree, to earn a graduate degree. Students also must meet all of the curriculum and graduation requirements of their individual graduate degree program.