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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 board of study (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.

Note: Requirement 2 above does not apply to students in the liberal studies degree completion program.

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

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credits, at least 30 of which must be liberal arts 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.

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