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Degree Requirements

The requirements for the baccalaureate degree are:

  1. Completion of 32 course units of study (33 or more for the B.Mus.) with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 including:
  • Completion of the program of studies outlined in the section on Learning in Common.
  • Completion of at least one writing-intensive course per major in the student's major program (please see specific departmental requirements, where appropriate); double majors are required to complete one writing-intensive course per major.
  • Completion of all requirements for a major with a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher for all course units numbered 110 or above (excluding 200-209 and 300-309), both required and elective, taken in the department of the major field. In the case of an interdepartmental major, the average of all course units in Set I and Set II must be 2.00 or higher. Unlike the overall cumulative GPA, in which both grades of any repeated course are counted, the cumulative GPA in the major includes only the higher grade earned in a repeated course. A repeated course will count only once toward the 32 required course units.
  • Completion of the final 12 course units for the degree as a degree candidate in residence at Moravian University or in programs approved by Moravian University and as a student in the day session.
  1. Satisfaction of all obligations to the University including, but not limited to, payment of any outstanding charges and return of equipment and library books.
  2. At the time of scheduled graduation, clearance of any disciplinary charges that have resulted in, or may result in, either expulsion or suspension.

It is the responsibility of each student to see that these requirements are met.

Degree Requirements for Transfer Students

To transfer to Moravian University, students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at another college or university that is approved by an accrediting agency acceptable to Moravian University. In order to receive a degree from Moravian University, a transfer student must be enrolled at the University for no fewer than two fall or spring terms of study and complete no fewer than 12 course units. At least half the courses required for the student’s major within the major department must be taken at Moravian University unless the number required is reduced by the department.  

For students completing a minor or certificate, at least 50% of the minor or certificate must be completed in letter-graded courses taken at Moravian University. 

Only courses passed with a grade of C (not C–) or higher or the equivalent, as determined by the University, are considered for transfer of credit to Moravian University. No more than 20 course units (80 semester hours of credit) will be accepted in transfer from accredited institutions toward a degree at Moravian.

All the requirements for a degree (listed above under degree requirements) must be met by transfer students, except as noted in the following paragraph. Work transferred from another institution may satisfy some of these requirements. Students who successfully complete an A.A., A.S. or B.A. or B.S. degree prior to enrolling at Moravian University are exempted from completing Learning in Common, with the exception of a U1 or U2 course, which must be completed in a letter-graded course at Moravian University.  All other transfer students must fulfill the requirements specified in the Learning in Common curriculum, completing either the two Upper-Division courses or one Upper-Division and one Multidisciplinary course at Moravian University. LEARNING IN COMMON in addition to their majors, all Moravian students (except those in the Add-Venture program) are required to complete a program in general education to acquire a well-rounded liberal arts education.

The Learning in Common curriculum (LinC) is designed to provide Moravian students with a broad-based, academically challenging, and intellectually rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences. To fulfill the LinC general education requirements, students will choose courses from a variety of LinC categories. These categories are designed to provide students with a broad spectrum of learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to help them develop an appreciation of and capacity for scholarship and a lifelong love of learning. LinC courses will help students develop the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, numeracy, and information literacy, as well as the more complex abilities of critical thinking, problem- solving, and creativity, and an understanding of the creative experience, etc.

Students transferring into graduate programs from another accredited graduate program may transfer up to 25% of their degree program, depending on external licensing and accreditation requirements. Courses earning grades of B or better are eligible for transfer, in accordance with discipline-specific transfer guidelines. Programs which lead to professional licensure often will not permit transfer of courses at the graduate level.