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Academic Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS)

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credits. Of the 120 credits, a minimum number of credits in the liberal arts are required: 90 for the BA, 60 for the BS. A total of 45 credits must be earned in upper-level (3000- or 4000-level) courses. A maximum of 4 physical education credits may be applied toward the degree.
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 credits outside the student’s major.
  3. Complete the core curriculum/general education requirements.
  4. Complete all requirements for the major.
  5. Earn a minimum 2.0 (C) cumulative GPA at Purchase College.
  6. Complete the health and wellness requirement. (minimum of one credit of physical education).

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Music (MusB)

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credits.
  2. Complete the core curriculum/general education requirements.
  3. Complete all requirements for the major.*
  4. Earn a minimum 2.0 (C) cumulative GPA at Purchase College.
  5. Complete the health and wellness requirement. (minimum of one credit of physical education). 

*The specific number of credits required for each performing and visual arts major is listed under each major’s academic requirements.