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Graduation Requirements

Each candidate for a degree must meet the general requirements for graduation and the specific requirements for the degree desired. The ultimate responsibility for complying with degree requirements rests with the student. In order to ensure the early and proper selection of a field of concentration, every student seeking a baccalaureate degree is required to have filed a declaration of major by the time the student has completed 60 credit hours. Candidates for the associate degree must file the declaration of major at the completion of 30 credit hours. A student is free to change or add majors at any time by following the correct prescribed procedures. Declaration of a major is made by visiting the relevant academic department.

Candidates for the Graduate, Baccalaureate or Associate Degree or for a Certificate must submit an online Application for Degree in September for the fall semester and in February for the spring and summer semester. The University confers degrees at the end of each semester and at the end of the Summer Session.

Transfer students who have completed a baccalaureate degree at an institution of higher education accredited by one of the six regional accrediting organizations are considered to have satisfied general-education requirements, and are therefore not required to meet Washburn’s specific general-education requirements. This includes all aspects of the general-education program including the core requirements and the general-education distribution hours. Students will, however, be required to meet degree requirements that are specific to certain Bachelor and Associate degrees including required courses in correlate areas associated with an academic major. Other transfer students (domestic and international) should review the “Transfer” section for additional information regarding the transfer of general-education course work.