Graduation Checklist

In addition to the specific course requirements for your degree plan, be aware that there are general graduation requirements that every student in the College of Engineering must complete. University graduation requirements are outlined in the Catalog of Studies, as are the College requirements. Some of that information is highlighted here, but this outline is not complete. Refer to the catalog when necessary.

  1. Residency Requirement

    The full senior year must be completed in residence except that a senior who has already met the minimum residency requirement will be permitted to earn not more than 12 of the last 30 hours in extension or correspondence courses or in residence at another accredited institution granting the baccalaureate degree. No more than six of these 12 hours may be correspondence courses. The minimum residence requirement is 36 weeks and 30 semester hours. Residency for the senior year is defined as a period during which the student must be enrolled in courses offered on the campus in Fayetteville. This is intended to provide adequate contact with the University and its faculty for each student who is awarded a degree. Colleges and departments have the authority to prescribe residence requirements that exceed those described here.

  2. Grade-Point Average

    A candidate for a degree from the College of Engineering must have earned a grade-point average of no less than 2.00 on all courses in the student's major area of study, all engineering courses, and all work completed at the university and presented for the degree. Grades on work taken at other colleges and presented for transfer credit must also meet this standard.

  3. Courses That Do Not Count Toward a Degree

    The following courses do not count toward degree credit: ANTH 0003, PHSC 0003, ENGL 0003, MATH 0003, CIED 0003, MATH 1203, MATH 1213, MATH 1285, and ENGL 2003.

  4. "D" Rule

    No student will be allowed to graduate if the student has "D" grades in more than 15 percent of all credit earned in this institution and presented to meet the requirements for a degree.

  5. Transfer of Courses

    1. Students should consult with an academic advisor in the College of Engineering to determine how their transfer credit will apply to fulfilling requirements for a degree in engineering.
    2. Advanced (3000- and 4000-level at the University of Arkansas) engineering courses may not normally be transferred from institutions that do not have programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission or Computing Accreditation Commission of the ABET.
    3. A maximum of six hours of "D" grades can be transferred for degree credit. These courses must be part of the General Education Core or an elective course in the degree program.
  6. 68 Hour Rule

    Students who transfer into the University may present for degree credit no more than 68 hours of lower division course work (1000 and 2000 level).

  7. State Minimum Core

    The University of Arkansas has adopted a University Core of 35 semester-credit-hours of general education courses that are required of all baccalaureate degree candidates. This is in compliance with Arkansas Act 98 of 1989 and the subsequent action of the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education. Beginning in the fall semester of 1991, all state institutions of higher education in Arkansas have a 35-hour minimum core requirement with specified hours in each of six academic areas. The University and the College of Engineering have identified those courses that meet the minimum requirement, and they are listed in the chart below.

Note: A complete list of the Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences courses are available at the Catalog of Studies website.