Undergraduate Catalog


Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

A baccalaureate degree from the University is a structured program of study for at least 124 semester hours of credit which consists of competency, General Education, and major requirements, and possibly elective courses depending on the student's course of study. Baccalaureate students may choose from multiple majors, minors, endorsements, and/or certificates. A baccalaureate course of study enables students to explore focused subject areas in considerable depth that correlate to diverse career and/or educational paths. To be eligible for a bachelor’s degree, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Successful completion of 124 semester hours of credit with an overall 2.00 grade point average; (ACAD 088, EDUC 088, and developmental courses may not be included in this 124 semester hours; see the section on Developmental Courses for more information);
  2. Successful completion of an individualized baccalaureate major or a regularly established baccalaureate major including specified competency courses. An individualized baccalaureate major must include a minimum of 36 semester hours of course work and must be properly executed and filed in the Office of the Registrar no later than the first month (30 days) into the student’s senior year. A student’s senior year has commenced when the student has earned 87.01 semester hours;

    While not the only component of a college education, the baccalaureate major (36 to 75 semester hours of pre-approved course work) is a declared course of study defined by an academic unit which enables students to explore a focused subject area in considerable depth, as a complement to the breadth to be gained through the General Education requirements. While a baccalaureate major can correlate to diverse career paths, it does not necessarily define a career path; rather, a baccalaureate major requires students to master the modes of inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, and communication within a discipline or interdisciplinary field;

    No student can be required to take more than 48 semester hours in a single discipline;

    Any deviation from the baccalaureate major range of 36 to 75 semester hours and/or the 48 semester hours within a single discipline rule has to meet with faculty approval. The exceptions to these expectations will be granted based on accreditation or licensure requirements necessitating additional credits or benchmarking/best practices and/or accreditation necessitating more hours to reach learning outcomes;

    At least 12 semester hours of upper-level courses in a major must be completed at The University of Findlay;
  3. Successful completion of the general education program for a baccalaureate degree;
    1. At least 36 semester hours of approved courses as indicated. Courses must be completed with a “D” or higher. (Among the courses that do not count toward this requirement are ENGL 104, ENGL 105, ENGL 106, ENGL 107, ENGL 145, ENGL 206; MATH 101; ACAD 088, ACAD 099; and COMM 110.)
      1. Three semester hours in religious studies or philosophy from RELI 101, RELI 102, RELI 235, RELI 240, PHIL 100, PHIL 210, or PHIL 270 in addition to other required courses.
      2. At least 33 additional semester hours of approved courses arranged as indicated (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science). The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science general education requirements in fine arts, natural science, humanities, social science, foreign language/culture, and mathematics will be waived for those students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an institution within the University System of Ohio. 
    2. Successful completion of the competency requirements for all students as well as additional requirements established by the major area. All students are required to meet the following competencies within the first two years at The University of Findlay:
      1. Earn a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 106, ENGL 107, or ENGL 206;
      2. Pass a computer science competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in CSCI 148, CSCI 149, CSCI 150, or CSCI 190;
      3. Pass a communication competency exam or earn a grade of “C” or better in COMM 110 or COMM 211.
    3. Completion of HPE 100 (Wellness), two semester hours, completed with a “D” or higher. This course should be completed within the first year of enrollment at The University of Findlay. Students enrolled in the University's IELP Program should complete this requirement once they reach the intermediate level of the IELP Program. Transfer students should complete this requirement within their first two terms of enrollment if they have not completed a comparable course at a prior institution.The HPE 100, Wellness requirement, will be waived for those students who have earned an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an institution within the University System of Ohio.
    4. Participation in required assessment activities as determined by the faculty.
    5. Students entering The University of Findlay as first-time, full-time students must complete ACAD 125, ACAD 190, EDUC 088, HEPR 150, PHAR 150, BUAD 110, PVET 110, or ESOH 110 during their first semester of enrollment. Students entering the institution with an undeclared major will complete this bachelor's degree requirement with ACAD 125. An international student enrolled in the IELP Program must register for his/her respective college or academic program's course once he/she has reached the intermediate-level of the IELP Program.
  4. Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours at an accredited four-year college, of which the last 30 semester hours must be taken at The University of Findlay;
  5. Application of not more than 20 semester hours of “D+ ,” “D,” and “D- grades toward a degree and at least a “C” grade in the major/minor and in courses required to fulfill competency requirements;
  6. Successful completion of at least 30 semester hours of upper-level courses (300 or above);
  7. Application of not more than 30 semester hours obtained by one or any combination of the following toward a degree: International Baccalaureate Organization’s Diploma Program, proficiency examinations, portfolio credit, advanced placement credit, or transfer of extension and/or correspondence credit;
  8. Participation in graduation exercises unless excused by the vice president for academic affairs for a reason beyond the candidate’s control;
  9. Application of not more than 15 semester hours of the Community and Urban Field Experiences Program;
  10. If course work is transferred to The University of Findlay; successful completion of no less than 50 percent of the hours required in the major must be completed at UF for a bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor of Arts

Fine Arts – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

Art

Communication

Music

Theatre

Natural Science – Three semester hours from one of the disciplines listed below:

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

ESOHM

Geology

Natural Science

Physics

Humanities – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

English

Gender Studies

History

Humanities

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Social Science – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Economics

Education

Finance

Geography

Gerontology

Law and the Liberal Arts (Pre-Law)

Political Science/Public Administration

Psychology

Social Science

Social Work/Sociology

Foreign Language/Culture – Six semester hours from the disciplines listed below:

Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

English as an International Language

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Mathematics – Three semester hours from the following courses:

MATH 123Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 223Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

3

MATH 306Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers II

3

MATH 316Mathematics for Middle Childhood Teachers and Intervention Specialists II

3

MATH 410Probability and Statistics

3

English – Three semester hours from the following courses:

ENGL 202Writing and Literature

3

ENGL 272Introduction to Technical Communication

3

ENGL 282Introduction to Writing for the Sciences

3

ENGL 302Advanced Writing

3

ENGL 305E-Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENGL 306E-Literature and Writing

3

Bachelor of Science

Fine Arts – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

Art

Communication

Music

Theatre

Natural Science – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines below:

Biology

Chemistry

Computer Science

ESOHM

Geology

Natural Science

Physics

Humanities – Three semester hours from one of the disciplines listed below:

English

Gender Studies

History

Humanities

Philosophy

Religious Studies

Social Science – Six semester hours including one course from two of the disciplines listed below:

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Economics

Education

Finance

Geography

Gerontology

Law and the Liberal Arts (Pre-Law)

Political Science/Public Administration

Psychology

Social Science

Social Work/Sociology

Foreign Language/Culture – Three semester hours from one of the disciplines listed below:

Bilingual/Multicultural Studies

English as an International Language

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Mathematics – Six semester hours including one course from each of the following lists:

Select one of the following:

MATH 132Applied Mathematical Analysis

3

MATH 133Applied Calculus

3

MATH 138College Algebra

4

MATH 139Trigonometry

3

MATH 140Precalculus

4

MATH 141Calculus I

4

MATH 305Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers I

3

MATH 315Mathematics for Middle Childhood Teachers and Intervention Specialists I

3

Select one of the following:

MATH 123Elementary Statistics

3

MATH 223Applied Statistics and Data Analysis

3

MATH 306Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers II

3

MATH 316Mathematics for Middle Childhood Teachers and Intervention Specialists II

3

MATH 410Probability and Statistics

3

English – Three semester hours from the following courses:

ENGL 202Writing and Literature

3

ENGL 272Introduction to Technical Communication

3

ENGL 282Introduction to Writing for the Sciences

3

ENGL 302Advanced Writing

3

ENGL 305E-Rhetoric and Writing

3

ENGL 306E-Literature and Writing

3

* IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses within a major may count toward the 36-semester-hour general education requirements. However, courses may not be double counted within the general education requirements.