Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

At least 128 credits in courses numbered 200-799, with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 for all courses taken at the University in which a grade is given.

Completion of Discovery Program (University core curriculum) requirements.

Completion of the University writing requirement.

Proficiency in a foreign language. This requirement may be fulfilled by completing the equivalent of a full-year elementary-level course in a language not previously studied, or by completing the equivalent of a semester of a course in a foreign language at the intermediate or higher level, or by earning credit through an approved Advanced Placement or College Board foreign language achievement test (minimum scores vary). The proficiency in a foreign language requirement must be satisfied by the end of the sophomore year. No credit is awarded for elementary year college coursework if the student has had two or more years of that language in high school. It is strongly advised that students check with academic departments to identify department-advised specific foreign language proficiency options.

Note: A student with a documented disability who wishes accommodation on the basis that the disability will prevent him or her from successfully mastering a foreign language requirement, or whose foreign language requirement was waived in high school because of a documented disability, must contact  Student Accessibility Services, Smith Hall, (603) 862-2607 (Voice/TDD). An approved major.

An approved major.

For specific major requirements, check individual departmental or program listings.

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music

Requirements for the B.F.A. degree are outlined in the Department of Art and Art History, College of Liberal Arts; for the B.M. degree, go to the Department of Music, College of Liberal Arts.

Bachelor of Science

At least 128 credits in courses numbered 200-799, with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 for all courses taken at the University in which a grade is given.

Completion of Discovery Program (University core curriculum) requirements.

Completion of the University writing requirement. 

An approved major.

For specific major requirements, check individual departmental or program listings.

Associate in Arts

For degree requirements, see the University of New Hampshire at Manchester.

Associate in Applied Science

For degree requirements, see the Thompson School of Applied Science.

Dual Degrees

The opportunity to pursue two undergraduate degrees simultaneously enhances and broadens the education of certain students. The program is only for those students who can adequately handle the requirements for two different degrees and who can reasonably allocate the additional time and effort needed for the program.

Except for specific five-year degree programs, a student may not pursue two different degree levels simultaneously.

Requirements

Students desiring dual degrees must petition the college dean or deans involved for permission. Students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average. Students planning to take one degree in a highly prescribed curriculum should register as freshmen in the appropriate school or college for that curriculum. It is expected that candidates for two degrees will complete 32 credits beyond those required for the first degree. Students can earn more than one bachelor of science (B.S.) degree, provided that each degree is in a different field. Students cannot earn more than one bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. Transfer students already holding a baccalaureate degree from another accredited institution may pursue an additional baccalaureate degree at the University of New Hampshire provided they fulfill the previously listed requirements. The degree received at the first institution will be accepted by UNH as awarded by that institution.

Supervision

As soon as a student is accepted as a candidate for two degrees, the appropriate dean(s) will appoint supervisors for each of the proposed majors. The supervisors and the student will work out a basic course plan for the two degrees and inform the appropriate dual degree dean(s) of the plan. The supervisors will maintain joint control over the student's academic program. The college offices and the supervisors will receive copies of grade reports and other records for students pursuing two degrees.

Accelerated Masters Eligible Programs - Undergraduate Seniors

Qualified senior students at the University of New Hampshire may be admitted to the Graduate School provided they have followed normal application procedures; they must have been admitted for the semester in which they wish to enroll in courses for graduate credit. A 3.20 cumulative grade-point average is normally required to be considered for admission to the accelerated master's program.

Such seniors are normally admitted prior to the start of their last undergraduate semester, but may be eligible to apply for admission the first semester of their senior year. Seniors who have been admitted under early admission may register for a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level courses prior to completing their bachelor's degree. Such courses may upon recommendation of the department and approval of the Graduate School count toward both a bachelor's and master's degree.

When seniors admitted to the accelerated master's program have registered for graduate courses, they must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20, complete their undergraduate degree as planned, and pass graduate courses taken for credit with a grade of B- or better. If these conditions are not met, admission is withdrawn.

Not all graduate programs participate; each program's faculty retain discretion regarding whether their program admits students under the accelerated master's program, as well as the maximum number of graduate credits permitted (not exceeding 12; e.g., some programs will accept one course, others two). Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with the graduate coordinator in the program's faculty to discuss specifics. Dual-credit forms must be completed and approved by the dean of the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester for which dual credit is sought.