Total Credit Hours
Candidates for an associate’s degree must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours of credit in an approved degree program.

Credit Hours in Developmental and Foundational Studies
In order to earn an associate’s degree, you must complete all the developmental and foundational study courses in mathematics, learning strategies, and composition that were indicated by your placement test results.

Only 12 hours of lower division (100-200 level) composition courses, whether transfer or Marygrove credit, may be included in the 64 credit hours needed for an associate’s degree. If you have more than 12 hours of lower division composition credits, the surplus will count as general college credit beyond the minimum of 64 required for a degree.

Only 3 hours of basic algebra may be included in the 64 credit hours needed for the associate’s degree. If you have more than 3 algebra credits at a level below Marygrove’s MTH 105, they will count as general college credit beyond the minimum of 64 required for a degree.

General Education Requirements
General Education requirements for each Associate degree are listed in the section of the catalog that outlines your degree requirements.

The 15-Credit Hour Requirement
All candidates for an associate’s degree must complete the final 15 semester hours of degree work at Marygrove College.

Grade Point Average
You must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C). In certain programs, additional GPA requirements must be met.

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