Graduation Checklist

In addition to university requirements for enrollment and graduation, the College of Engineering has these additional requirements. Individual departments may have additional requirements.

  1. 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.

  2. Courses That Do Not Count Toward a Degree

    – The following courses, which may be required, do not count toward degree credit for bachelor degrees in the College of Engineering:  MATH 1203,  MATH 1204MATH 1213,  MATH 1284CMATH 1313, GNEG 1514, GNEG 1515, MATH 2033, MATH 2043, and MATH 2043C or their equivalents. 


  3. “D” Rule

    – No student will be allowed to graduate if the student has “D” grades in more than 8 hours presented to meet the requirements for a degree.

  4. Transfer of Courses

    - 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.

  5. Resident Requirements

    – A candidate must earn a minimum of 20 credit hours at the 3000 level and above in the College of Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

  6. University Core (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.

ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) 3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) 3
MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) 4
PHYS 2054 University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034) 4
Select one of the following: 4
University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)  
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
U.S. History or Government  
Select one of the following: 3
History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)  
History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)  
American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)  
Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences  
Fine Arts * 3
Humanities * 3
Social Sciences * 9
Total Hours 36


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