THE BACCALAUREATE CURRICULUM

Millersville University’s baccalaureate degree programs have four common curricular elements:

  1. Proficiency requirements in English composition and mathematics.
  2. The general education program, which constitutes about half of the curriculum (54 of the 120 minimum credits required for graduation).
  3. The major program, which usually constitutes most of the other half of the curriculum.
  4. Electives courses if needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for graduation. (A number of programs require more than 120 credits for graduation). Students may combine elective and general education courses to complete a minor.
Within each of these components students have many choices in developing programs of study. They have a challenging and responsible role in planning the substance of their program.

Students are reminded that a full semester course load consists of 15 credit hours. It is necessary to average at least 15 credit hours each semester in order to graduate in 4 years (8 semesters).

Final responsibility for each student’s program rests with the student. The role of the adviser is just that–to advise. Students are expected to familiarize themselves thoroughly with program requirements for their major described in this catalog, the Curriculum Record Form and the computerized degree audit (DARS). This computerized audit report is available to help students monitor progress toward completion of their major, minor, and general education requirements.