What are the Degree Requirements?
A bachelor’s degree consists of 180 credits. 60 of those 180 credits must be upper divison. The 180 credits are typically split up into three sections (see chart below). University Studies is SOU’s term for general education. You will need to complete your major requirements - approximately 60 credits, but every major is a little different. Then you may complete a minor, which is optional, or electives to complete 180 credits.
180 credits required – 60 of these credits must be upper division
Lower division = 100 and 200 level courses
Upper division = 300 and 400 level courses
To graduate in four years, students must average 15 credits per term.