Degrees

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  • Last updated: July 6, 2017

Calvin College offers the following degrees:

AA – Associate of Arts
BA – Bachelor of Arts
BS – Bachelor of Science
BCS – Bachelor of Computer Science
BSA – Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
BME – Bachelor of Music Education
BSE – Bachelor of Science in Engineering
BFA – Bachelor of Fine Arts
BSN – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
BSR – Bachelor of Science in Recreation
BSW – Bachelor of Social Work
BSOT – Bachelor of Science in Letters and Occupational Therapy
MA – Master of Arts in Speech Pathology
MAcc – Master of Accounting
MEd – Master of Education

The formal requirements for a Calvin bachelor’s degree include the following: successful completion of 124 semester hours, completion of three interim courses of three semester hours or more (transfer students need to complete one interim course for each year they attend Calvin), completion of the designated program of study and the designated core, and a minimum GPA of 2.0 (some programs require a 2.5 GPA) both overall and in the program of concentration. A minimum of four upper level major courses and thirty out of the last sixty semester hours must be completed at Calvin. Not more than five semester hours of basic physical education or eight semester hours in applied music and drama may be applied to graduation requirements except when such courses are a designated part of a required major or minor program. No more than twelve semester hours of internship credit and no more than eight semester hours of independent study may be applied to graduation requirements.

Students who have completed at least fifty-eight semester hours in biology, chemistry, computer science, the earth sciences, engineering, mathematics, physics and psychology may elect to receive a Bachelor of Science degree by submitting a request to the registrar’s office. At least twelve of the fifty-eight hours must be from outside the student’s primary science department.

Students desiring to earn a second baccalaureate degree from Calvin must meet all of the requirements of the second degree and complete a minimum of 145 semester hours. Students may not obtain more than one Bachelor of Science degree or more than one Bachelor of Arts degree, but may have more than one major within a given degree.

The formal requirements for a Calvin Master of Arts in Speech Pathology are given in the program description within the Communication Arts and Sciences Department section of the catalog. The requirements for a Calvin Master of Education are given in the program description within the Education Department section of the catalog.

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