• 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.

Double Majors (BA and BS Programs)

  • Students in a BA or BS program who seek a double major may do so by meeting the following requirements:

    1. Complete one senior thesis or senior project, approved by both boards of study.
    2. Have the program requirements for each major approved by both boards of study.

    Students pursuing two bachelor’s degrees at Purchase College (e.g., a BA and a BFA) should refer to Two Bachelor’s Degrees From Purchase.

  • Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), and Master of Music (MM)

    1. Earn a minimum 3.0 (B) cumulative GPA at Purchase College.
    2. Complete all requirements for the major.