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Graduation Requirements

Residency Requirements 

To qualify for graduation with a bachelor’s degree, a student must complete, through Texas State coursework, at least 25% of the minimum number of semester hours required for the degree; within this requirement, at least 24 semester hours must be advanced and at least 12 hours of the advanced work must be completed in the major at Texas State. Additionally, at least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours completed that are required for the degree must be taken at Texas State. Correspondence, extension, and off-campus coursework completed through Texas State may be applied toward residency requirements. Credit-by-examination may not be applied toward residency. Additionally, business students must complete 50% of their business courses in residence at Texas State.

Minimum GPA Requirements

Business Majors (Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing)

  • Texas State GPA of 2.00
  • Business GPA of 2.25 (includes common business core, major (s), and restrictive/advanced business electives)
  • GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s)

Accounting Majors

  • Texas State GPA of 2.0
  • Business GPA of 2.25 (includes common business core, major (s), and restrictive/advanced business electives)
  • GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s)
  • Major GPA of 2.5

Management Majors with Teacher Certification

  • 2.75 overall GPA
  • Texas State GPA of 2.0
  • Business GPA of 2.25 (includes common business core, major (s), and restrictive/advanced business electives)
  • GPA of 2.0 in the minor(s)
  • Demonstrated college level skills in reading, oral and written communication, critical thinking and mathematics:

a. Reading: Grade of "C" or higher in two of the following: HIST 1310, HIST 1320, POSI 2310, or POSI 2320 or its equivalent
b. Oral Communication: Grade of "B" or higher in COMM 1310 or its equivalent
c. Written Communication: Grades of "C" or higher in ENG 1310 and 1320 or their equivalents
d. Critical Thinking: Grade of "C" or higher in PHIL 1320 or its equivalent
e. Mathematics: A grade of "C" or higher in MATH 1315 or 1319 or 2417 or 2471 or successful  completion of the mathematics requirement in the selected major for secondary and all-level certificates

  • NOTE: Passing scores on the Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas (ExCET) or Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) are required for teaching certificate.

Graduating with Honors

To be eligible for graduation with honors, a student seeking a bachelor's degree must have completed a minimum of 54 semester credit hours at Texas State preceding graduation. Calculation of the GPA to determine honors status is based on all Texas State work applied to the first bachelor's degree, including work completed in the final semester. 

Honors begins with a 3.40 GPA and is designated by the following:

  • 3.40-3.59 cum laude
  • 3.6-3.79 magna cum laude
  • 3.8-4.0 summa cum laude
Hours earned through Texas State correspondence courses and extension courses are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors and in the GPA calculation for honors.  Hours earned through Texas State credit-by-examination, work/life experience, and other courses receiving “CR” (pass/fail) grades are counted in the hours required to be eligible for honors, but do not count in the GPA calculation.  Remedial courses with a “CR” grade and graduate courses are not counted in either the hours required or the GPA calculation for honors.

Transfer students who have earned at least 54 semester hours at Texas State are eligible to graduate with honors if their Texas State GPA meets the above criteria.  Students earning second bachelor's degrees are eligible for graduation with honors if they complete 54 or more hours at Texas State in pursuit of the second degree.
 

Hours Required for Graduation

To be eligible to graduate with a BBA, a minimum of 120 hours are required and all specific course requirements must be completed. 

Taking correspondence courses in your final semester?

Texas State Correspondence requires at least 45 days to complete a course and some may take longer. It is strongly recommended that correspondence courses be started before the last semester.