Core Curriculum Requirements
All undergraduate students, regardless of major, are required to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours of core courses. These courses must be taken in accordance with the distribution of credit hours by area of study described below, and must be selected from the list of core course titles on the following list of approved substitutes noted below. Some courses must be taken in sequence and in both semesters of courses which are offered over two semesters.
Students will be placed on academic probation for failure to maintain an acceptable cumulative grade point average in courses taken to fulfill the core curriculum requirements. Students who have attempted 30 credits or above will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative grade point average for core requirements is below 2.0. A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average both overall and in the core curriculum is required to graduate with a baccalaureate degree.
*Mathematics Bank I
Determined by Mathematics Department
Mathematics Bank II
Specified by Program
* Courses with an asterisk require a stronger background in mathematics and science.
Courses taken as part of a minor, specialization, or certification may be included as the nine credits of free electives, provided that they are outside the major. Students are encouraged to take additional free electives whenever their program of study permits.
All undergraduate students seeking a bachelor's degree are required to complete the University Writing Seminar (ENG 151) and two (2) courses that are designated as "Writing Intensive". Courses that meet the Writing Intensive requirements are indicated by a "W" after the course number as listed on the master schedule of classes for the term in which they are offered.
Technical Competency Requirement
The technical competency requirement consists of online modules designed to provide all incoming students with core technology competence for application throughout the academic experience and beyond.
Students will automatically be registered for this non-credit course which should be completed within the first three (3) semesters or 45 credit hours. Successful completion is a graduation requirement for all undergraduate students at Misericordia University.
The technical competency requirement will use a grading system of “S” or “U.” If a student does not complete the modules in the first semester, s/he will receive an “IP” (which WILL NOT rollover to an “F”) and will be automatically re-enrolled the following semester in the technical competency course.
Students who complete (or have completed) either Basic Computer Technology (BUS 105) or Educational Technology (TED 121) with a "C" or higher automatically meet the technology competency requirement.
The Misericordia University Guidelines for Appropriate Computing Behavior will be applicable.
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