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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a program for students to live the College’s mission of competence, compassion, and commitment and do community service during their spring break. Students immerse themselves in the community, learn about some of the issues residents face, and learn to appreciate the strengths of the community. Trips to do community service in other parts of the Country and in other countries are offered each year.

Contact:

Barbara Beesley, IHM
Service Learning Coordinator/Campus Ministry Associate
Student Center Building SC 227
313-927-1403

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Barbara Beesley, IHM

Service Learning Coordinator/Campus Ministry Associate
Student Center Building SC 227
313-927-1403

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Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities” (National Service Learning Clearinghouse).

Academic service learning or community engagement is an excellent strategy for:

  • enhancing the application of classroom learning in the community
  • building stronger community partnerships
  • strengthening civic engagement
  • advancing community-based participatory and applied research
  • fostering scholarship that unifies teaching, research and service
  • advancing the mission of higher education locally, nationally and internationally

Reflection upon the academic and service experiences is a vital component of service learning, distinguishing it from other forms of service, internships, practicums, volunteer service days, etc.  Reflections are offered in various ways within the classroom and outside it. 

Campus Ministry sponsors interdisciplinary reflections at the end of each semester, inviting undergraduate students from a wide array of studies to integrate their understandings of community engagement, leadership, and the college’s mission.  This also offers students the opportunity for course evaluation and suggestions.

Opportunities include:

  • Make a Difference Day
  • Servant Leadership Seminar
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Day (MLK Day of Service)
  • Alternative Spring Break

 

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Feb 10
The Research Assistant Program enables qualified undergraduate students to work with faculty members on research projects. As a Research Assistant, you are engaged in some of the following tasks: helping with library/Internet research; data collection; laboratory assistance; computer work; designing promotional materials for special events; helping to host conferences or workshops; assisting in set up for art exhibits and music, dance, or theatre productions; working on accreditation self-studies and program feasibility studies; and preparing for re-accreditation team visits. A student wishing to serve as a Research Assistant must be a full-time undergraduate junior or senior enrolled in a bachelor's degree program with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Students selected for these positions must be committed, dependable and sincerely interested in working together with faculty members on their research projects. Research Assistants are paid an hourly rate and work 5 - 10 hours per week, for a maximum of 150 hours. Research Assistantships are generally for one semester but may be renewable, depending on the nature of the project. Students are required to submit an application for the program and sign an employment contract.
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Feb 10
Please refer to 'Honors Program' in the current undergraduate catalog.
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Consortium of Catholic Colleges
Marygrove College is a participant in the Detroit Area Consortium of Catholic Colleges. The other participating institutions are: Madonna University, Sacred Heart Seminary College, St. Mary’s College, and the University of Detroit Mercy.

The Consortium was established as a program of exchange of students and faculty among the participating institutions. The Consortium provides you the opportunity to take courses offered by the other institutions, courses that might not be available at Marygrove but could enrich your undergraduate program.

In accordance with Consortium agreements, a registered undergraduate Marygrove student may enroll in any member institution of the Consortium under the following guidelines:

Full-time students must take a minimum of eight hours at their home institution and be enrolled for a total of twelve or more hours.

Part-time students must register for a minimum of six hours, at least three (3) of which must be at the home institution.

Graduate, post degree, second degree, unclassified, and guest students are not eligible for the Consortium arrangement.

Approval for enrolling in courses at other Consortium institutions must be obtained from the administrator at the home institution. At Marygrove, the “Consortium Authorization Form” should be obtained from the registrar.

The academic dean has the authority to limit the total number of courses which a student may take at other Consortium institutions, both overall and during a specific term or semester. Normally, authorization will not be given to take a course at another Consortium institution if an identical or clearly comparable course is concurrently offered at the home institution.

Students may take no more than twelve (12) hours of Consortium courses during their undergraduate careers.

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Sep 09

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Student records such as grade reports and transcripts are kept by the registrar’s office. In cooperation with other college offices, the registrar’s office will process your registration and handle all requests for academic information. The Office of the Registrar is located on the main floor of the Liberal Arts Building.

Registration for Fall will be open through September 10th.

Registration for Winter begins October 28th

How to register: 

For current students, go to WebAdvisor to register for classes.  Add./Drop for each summer session must occur before the second class meeting.
 
If a student no longer desires to attend classes, the student is responsible for dropping his course(s) . To drop all classes for which he is registered he must complete the appropriate forms and submit them to the registrar’s office in LA 102.   It is important to note that there are times when no refund is given for the dropping of classes.  Please see the refund schedule found here. The last class must be dropped in the Registrar’s Office LA 102.
 
For former students a Reinstatement form must be completed and faxed to the Registrar’s Office 313 927 1262 or submitted the Registrar’s Office LA 102.
 
For new students please complete an admission application with our Admissions Office.  

Schedule of Classes

For instructions on how to order a transcript see Request Transcripts.

Transcript request Options:

  1. Help us go Green!  Order on-line for an electronic or printed transcript here!  By choosing this method, you will receive your transcript faster, more securely, and more efficiently.

  2. Complete the Transcript Request form found at http://www.marygrove.edu/future-students/registrar/request-transcripts.html  and fax to 313-927-1262 or mail to Marygrove College, Registrar’s Office, Attention Transcript Staff, 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221.
    The form must be signed and dated.

  3. A letter requesting a transcript, bearing your signature, and dated may be faxed to 313-927 1262 or mailed to Marygrove College, Registrar’s Office, Attention Transcript Staff, 8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221.

Contact Information:

Transcripts, Enrollment Verifications or Letters of Completion contact Ms. Lassiter at (313) 927-1578 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grades, and special registrations including Consortium, Coop,  Independent Study and Directed Study contact Mrs. Ruffin at (313) 927-1263 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Graduation applications and regular registrations contact Ms.  Morris at (313) 927-1727 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Veterans Affairs, transfer credit and degree evaluations contact Ms. Williams at (313) 927-1727 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Address
Registrar's Office
Liberal Arts Bldg., Room 102
Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221

Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm M - F

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Sep 09

The Student Service Center is a friendly, one-stop place to resolve all enrollment issues for current students - financial aid, scholarships, registration, billing, non-credit classes (Continuing Education), etc.

The Student Service Center at Marygrove was created in the summer of 2005, and the new Student Service Center, completed in September 2006, combines modern technology, office equipment and interior design with Marygrove’s distinctive traditional look to create an environment that is comfortable and efficient for students.

Address
Student Service Center
Liberal Arts Bldg., Rm. 120
Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221-2599

Phone: 313.927.1692
Toll Free: 866.903.3033
Fax: 313.927.1533

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Hours
8:30 am - 6:00 pm M-F
9:00 am - 1:00 pm SAT

[Extended hours are available during the fall registration period in September and the winter registration period in January]

Staff

  • Phil Krauss - Manager
  • Ellen Dishman - Student Service Representative
  • Tricia (Anny) Meek - Student Service Representative
  • Yolanda Moore - Student Service Representative
  • Erik Maillard - Student Service Representative
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Transfer Agreements
 

All interested students must meet the Marygrove College admission requirements for transfer students as outlined in the catalog. Only those courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better or the equivalent score are eligible to be considered for transfer to Marygrove College. Interested students can obtain general education and academic program transfer guides from the College and/or Marygrove Admissions Department.

The student must have a good foundation in the social sciences, English, humanities, natural science, and American government.

BAHAMAS BAPTIST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from Bahamas Baptist Community College will be accepted to Marygrove College into an appropriate Bachelor’s degree program, however, transfer credits will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis under the terms specified by the agreement.

HENRY FORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Elementary & Secondary Education
Students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from Henry Ford Community College with a concentration in Pre-Elementary Education or Pre-Secondary Education may transfer all credits up to a maximum of sixty-four (64) semester hours toward the bachelor’s degree with Teacher Certification at Marygrove College.

Social Work
Students who are fulfilling the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree in one of the human services programs at Henry Ford Community College can also fulfill some of the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marygrove if the following requirements are met:

The student uses the Marygrove College Social Work Transfer Guide for Henry Ford Community College. The Transfer Guide lists the classes Henry Ford Community College requires for the Associate of Arts degree and indicates which classes are considered equivalent to Marygrove courses and which are considered elective credits in social work.

Once the student gains general admission to Marygrove College, she or he must enroll in a social work course in order to submit an application to the social work program for formal acceptance.

MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Social Work
Students who are fulfilling the requirements for the Associate degree in one of the human services programs at Macomb Community College can also fulfill some of the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marygrove if the following requirements are met:

The student uses the Marygrove College Social Work Transfer Guide for Macomb Community College students. The transfer guide lists the classes Macomb Community College requires for the Associate degree and indicates which are considered elective credits in social work.

Once the student gains general admission to Marygrove College, she or he must enroll in a social work course in order to submit an application to the social work program for formal acceptance.

Child Development
Students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science from Macomb Community College with a concentration in Early Childhood Care may transfer all college level credit up to a maximum of sixty-four (64) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education major or the Bachelor of Arts, Child Development major.

MONROE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Social Work
Students who have met the requirements for an Associate degree at Monroe Community College can also fulfill some of the requirements for the Bachelor of Social Work degree from Marygrove if the following conditions are met:

The student uses the Marygrove College Social Work Transfer Guide for Monroe Community College students. The Transfer Guide lists the classes MCC requires for the Associate of Arts degree and those that Marygrove requires for the BSW degree. Classes that are equivalent are indicated.

Once the student gains general admission to Marygrove College, she or he must enroll in a social work course before submitting an application to the social work program for formal acceptance. The Admission’s Committee of the Social Work Advisory Board grants formal acceptance into the program.

ST. CLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Social Work
Students who have met the requirements for the Associate in Applied Arts and Science degree with a concentration in Human Services/Mental Health at St. Clair Community College are assured that sixty-four (64) semester hours of credit in total will be accepted in transfer. Many students completing the HS/MH program obtain the BSW at Marygrove within two years.

WAYNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Social Work
Students who are fulfilling the requirements for the Associate degree in one of the human services programs at Wayne County Community College District can also fulfill some of the requirements for the BSW degree from Marygrove if the following requirements are met:

The student uses the Marygrove College Social Work Transfer Guide for Wayne County Community College District Students. The Transfer Guide lists the classes WCCCD requires for the Associate of Arts degree and indicates which classes are considered equivalent to Marygrove courses and which are considered elective credits in social work.

Once the student gains general admission to Marygrove College, she or he must enroll in a social work course in order to submit an application to the social work program for formal acceptance.

Child Development
Students who have earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from Wayne County Community College District with a concentration in Child Care Training may transfer all college level credits up to a maximum of sixty-four (64) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education major, or the Bachelor of Arts, Child Development major.

Elementary and Secondary Teacher Education
Students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from Wayne County Community College District with a concentration in Pre-Service Education/Urban Teacher (Elementary or Secondary Education) may transfer all college level credits up to a maximum of sixty-four (64) semester hours toward a bachelor’s degree.

OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center
All graduates of the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center who satisfy Marygrove College entrance requirements will be eligible for admission to Marygrove College. Upon presentation of a certificate, you will be granted twenty-two (22) semester hours of credit.

This affiliation program enables graduates with a specialization in Child Development to pursue advanced studies toward an Associate of Arts or a Bachelor of Arts degree.

UAW-Ford, UAW-GM, UAW-Chrysler Education Programs

Employees are encouraged to contact the education counselor in their plant for information about educational opportunities available to them through Marygrove College. The plant education advisor or Marygrove’s Admissions Counselor can help automotive employees develop education plans and take advantage of the education benefits of their contract.

VETERANS
Veterans are eligible for one (1) semester hour of credit for each year of active military service performed up to a maximum of four (4) semester hours of credit. Veterans may consult with an admissions counselor on the possibility of credit for educational experiences in the armed services.

 

Transfer Credit Equivalency

Marygrove College is pleased to offer prospective students the ability to check the transferability of courses taken at other institutions. Please review the information provided below which will help you in understanding our transfer credit policy. We are continuously updating our transfer equivalencies; if a course is not listed, it has not yet been evaluated and may or may not be transferable

Generally, Marygrove will accept college level courses from an accredited institution if a grade of C (2.0 grade point average) or better was obtained and if the course is comparable to course offerings and programs of study offered at Marygrove. Although developmental courses (below 100 level) are not transferable, they may be used in determining course placement.

Marygrove College allows for the transfer of a maximum of 64 semester hours of credit from a two-year accredited institution. A maximum of 98 (with no more than 84 lower division credit hours – 100/200 level) semester hours of credit may be transferred from four-year colleges or universities. If you have attended both two-year and four-year institutions, you may transfer a maximum of 98 semester hours of credit from all institutions attended.

Transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Marygrove in order to be deemed official and considered for evaluation.

Transfer Equivelency Reports:
>> Henry Ford Community College
>> Macomb Community College
>> Schoolcraft College
>> Wayne County Community College

 

Transfer Credit (Graduate Students)

In some instances, the student may transfer semester hours of graduate credit to a Marygrove graduate program from another accredited graduate institution. However, the following provisions apply:

  • A maximum of 6 hours, of the total of 30-34 credit hours required, may be transferred for graduate programs.
  • A maximum of 9 hours may be transferred for graduate programs of 35 or more credit hours.
  • The course(s) must be acceptable in a graduate program sequence validated by written approval of the program coordinator.
  • The grade for the graduate course(s) must be B (3.0) or better.
  • An official transcript of the graduate course(s) must be on file in the Registrar’s Office.
  • The date of completion of the course(s) must fall within the six- year time limit specified in the “Academic Policies” section of the graduate catalog.
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Permanent records of progress are kept in transcript form. 

A student may request college transcripts in person, by mail, or by fax 313.927.1262. A student’s signature is required for release of transcripts; Marygrove College cannot honor requests made by telephone. The written request should include the  name under which the student took courses, the student’s address, dates of attendance at Marygrove, and the name and address of the person to whom the transcript should be sent.  Requests must also contain the date of the request.

There is no charge for student transcripts.  Transcripts will not be issued if a student’s financial obligations to the College have not been met.

 Transcript Request Form

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Degrees Awarded

Associate of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Education
Master of Arts
Master in the Art of Teaching

General 

Student Responsibility
In order to earn a degree at Marygrove, you will need to follow all the procedures, meet all the general and specific requirements, and abide by all the academic regulations that appear in this catalog.

You should normally follow the degree requirements in effect at the time of your first registration at Marygrove, as long as you earn your degree within six years. You may, however, apply for graduation using the requirements of any catalog in effect while you attended the College, just as long as it is not more than 6 years old.

For professional certification, you must meet the current requirements set forth by the governmental and/or accrediting agencies that regulate certification in your area.

Because your degree is, finally, your degree, it is also your responsibility to learn and follow the requirements, policies, and procedures affecting your program. You should consult your academic advisor regularly to help verify that all degree requirements are being met in a timely fashion.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements
Undergraduate degree requirements are of two kinds: college degree requirements that are binding on all programs and specific degree requirements established by various departments or academic units that award specialized degrees (for example, the Bachelor of Social Work or Bachelor of Business Administration).

Below are the college degree requirements for Marygrove associate and bachelor degrees followed by an overview of specific requirements for particular degrees. Consult the program section of the catalog for the specific information about degree options and requirements in your area of study.

Developmental/Foundational Studies
Marygrove College believes that all students who are capable of benefiting from higher education should be provided with study and training appropriate to their needs, interests, abilities, and aspirations.

In keeping with this philosophy, Marygrove offers a series of courses that we group under the title Developmental/Foundational Studies. These courses are designed to insure adequate preparation in learning strategies, writing, and mathematics for those students with the potential for success in higher education.

Students are evaluated for placement into reading, writing and mathematics using ACT scores, Marygrove Placement Test results, and/or transfer credits. If your placement results indicate the need for course work to strengthen these competencies, you will be required to enroll in one or more of the following courses:

LS 105 Strategies for College Learning
MTH 100 Algebra
ENG 107

Introduction to Writing If your Competency test results indicate a need for more intense strengthening in mathematics, you will be required to enroll in the Developmental course MTH 099, entitled Pre-Algebra, before registering for MTH 100. Credits earned in this course, though counted for financial aid benefits, do not count in the GPA or toward the total number of hours required for a degree.

If you require additional skill building in basic mathematics, you will be referred to Student Support Services to complete the Basic Math Workshop, which carries no college credit.

Time limit for completion of developmental and/or foundational courses
If you are a new student (i.e., this is your first time in college or you are transferring less than 12 credit hours), you will need to complete all developmental and foundational courses as required by competency testing within the first 44 credits earned at Marygrove. If you have transferred 12 or more semester hours, you are required to complete these requirements within your first 36 hours taken at Marygrove. If the courses are not completed by that time, you will not be permitted to register for courses other than the developmental and foundational courses required in your program.

General Education
A complex array of political, economic, social, scientific, and technical forces continually transforms our world. Marygrove’s general education program engages these forces, providing opportunities to examine them from different disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Our objective is not only to disseminate information about forces that shape our world but also to intensify our critical thinking about them.

For a full description of Marygrove’s general education requirements, see the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog.

Overview of Associate Degree Requirements

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.

Requirements for Particular Associate Degrees

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (A.A.)
For this degree, you must complete the general education requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree, except ENG 312 and the Senior Seminar. See listing in the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog. Of the additional hours needed to complete the 64 credit hours required for the degree, no more than 12 may be in one discipline.

Associate of Arts in a Specialized Program (A.A.)
You may earn an Associate of Arts degree by concentrating in one of the following areas: accounting, business, or child development. The requirements for these degrees, including General Education, can be found in the appropriate program section of the undergraduate catalog. Any remaining hours necessary to complete the minimum of 64 credit hours are electives selected by the student with the assistance of an advisor.

Overview of Bachelor (Baccalaureate) Degree Requirements
Marygrove has established general undergraduate degree requirements that apply to all candidates for bachelor (or baccalaureate) degrees. In order to earn a bachelor’s degree at Marygrove, you must meet the following criteria:

Total Credit Hours
Candidates for a bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit in an approved degree program.

Credit Hours in Developmental and Foundational Studies
In order to earn a bachelor’s degree, you must complete all the Developmental/Foundational studies courses in mathematics, learning strategies, and composition that were indicated by your placement test results. Credits in Developmental level courses do not count in your total hours toward your degree.

Only 12 hours of lower division (100-200 level) composition courses, whether transfer or Marygrove credit, may be included in the 128 credit hours needed for a bachelor’s degree. If you have more than 12 hours of lower division composition credits, the surplus hours will count as general college credit beyond the minimum of 128 credits required for a degree.

Only 3 hours of basic algebra may be included in the 128 credit hours needed for the bachelor’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 128 credits required for a degree.

General Education Requirements
 

You will need to complete the General Education Requirements for your degree. See the General Education section of the undergraduate catalog for specific requirements.

Majors and Minors
You are required to complete a major and a minor, or an interdisciplinary major, or two majors. Requirements for majors and minors are specified by the academic departments.

Credit-Hour Requirements in Your Major Field of Study
A “major” consists of one of the following:

  • a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit in a single academic discipline;
  • a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit in a specified group of related disciplines (i.e., a group major);
  • an individualized major; or
  • an interdisciplinary major.

At least 15 semester hours in your major must be completed at Marygrove. At least one of your courses must be designated as “writing intensive.” You will also complete a senior-year experience as part of your major.

The individualized major is a concentration comparable in depth and coherence to the typical major developed to satisfy an individual student’s goals:

  • It must define a systemic body of knowledge in relation to stated goals.
  • It must demonstrate a logical progression of study from basic concepts to general theories and methods of analysis.
  • It must include a component that demonstrates attainment of the conditions above, e.g., final project, integrative summary, or undergraduate thesis.

Procedures for approval of the individualized major can be obtained from your divisional dean.

An interdisciplinary major is one which requires a specified group of courses from more than one academic department and which aims to meet specified educational goals. The total number of credits required for the major must be at least 50 and should not exceed 72 semester hours. The fulfillment of the requirement for an interdisciplinary major satisfies the College requirement for a major and a minor concentration in a student’s degree program.

Credit-Hour Requirements in Your Minor Field of Study
A “minor” consists of 20 semester hours of credit in one discipline or 24 semester hours of credit in a specified group of related disciplines.

You are required to complete a major and a minor, or an interdisciplinary major, or two majors. Requirements for majors and minors are specified by the academic departments.

Related Discipline Requirements and Electives
Some major programs have specified requirements from other disciplines. While these are not counted as part of the major itself, they are an essential part of your total degree program. Frequently these additional requirements will satisfy the general education requirements of the College.

Through the selection of other courses that do not necessarily fulfill a specified degree requirement, you can pursue individual interests. You can enrich your life and expand your career opportunities through the thoughtful selection of electives.

The Senior-Year Experience
The senior-year experience is the capstone course for all Marygrove students. The course allows you to display your competence in your major field of study and gives you an opportunity to show your proficiency in several of the across-the-curriculum emphases.

The public sharing of the results of your final project with faculty, peers, family, and friends is your opportunity to display the extent to which you have been empowered by the Marygrove College experience.

The 30/36 Credit-Hour Requirement
All candidates for a bachelor’s degree must complete the final 30 semester hours of degree work at Marygrove College. A minimum of 36 semester hours of credit must be taken from upper division courses (numbered 300 or above), with a minimum of 24 of the 36 hours in the major and minor.

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.

Transfer Credit
A total of 64 semester hours of credit may be transferred from all two-year institutions combined.If you transfer to Marygrove from another college, you must complete at least 30 semester hours of credit at Marygrove. You must also fulfill all major, minor and other requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for Particular Bachelor Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) — Overview of Requirements
Marygrove has established general undergraduate degree requirements that apply to all candidates for bachelor (or baccalaureate) degrees. In order to earn a bachelor’s degree at Marygrove, you must meet the following criteria:

Total Credit Hours
Candidates for a bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit in an approved degree program.

Credit Hours in Developmental and Foundational Studies
In order to earn a bachelor’s degree, you must complete all the Developmental/Foundational studies courses in mathematics, learning strategies, and composition that were indicated by your placement test results. Credits in Developmental level courses do not count in your total hours toward your degree.

Only 12 hours of lower division (100-200 level) composition courses, whether transfer or Marygrove credit, may be included in the 128 credit hours needed for a bachelor’s degree. If you have more than 12 hours of lower division composition credits, the surplus hours will count as general college credit beyond the minimum of 128 credits required for a degree.

Only 3 hours of basic algebra may be included in the 128 credit hours needed for the bachelor’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 128 credits required for a degree.

Because of Marygrove’s commitment to liberal education, those students who elect a Bachelor of Arts degree must show evidence of a broad range of knowledge and skill in addition to specialized knowledge and skill in one or more areas.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The Bachelor of Science degree can be elected by students majoring in the following areas of study: biology, chemistry, environmental science, forensic science, general science, mathematics, and computer information systems. The general education requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree are the same as those for the Bachelor of Arts degree. For the B.S. degree, however, your total degree program must include 48 hours of related science and mathematics. Specifics of the degree requirements are available through the departments involved.

Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)
The Bachelor of Applied Science is an interdisciplinary degree program which builds on technical or occupational knowledge a student has acquired prior to enrolling at Marygrove College. The degree requires completion of general education requirements and 60-72 hours in an area of specialization. For details, see the Computer Information Systems section of the undergraduate catalog.

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is a specialized degree consisting of a minimum of 60 credit hours in a range of business subjects and a concentration in accounting, business administration, financial planning, management or marketing. A maximum of 70 credits in business and accounting courses may be counted toward the 128 credit hours required for the degree. The general education requirements for the B.B.A. degree are outlined in the General Education section of the catalog. You must also complete the related discipline courses in computer information systems and economics required for the B.B.A. degree. For details, see the Business program section of this catalog.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Arts (B.F.A.)
The Bachelor of Fine Arts/Visual Arts represents a concentration and accomplishment beyond that required in the major program for the Bachelor of Arts. Intensified in both scope and depth, the program is designed for students with marked ability and commitment. Students are required to make specific application for candidacy. Often requiring more than eight semesters, the program is detailed under the Art section of the undergraduate catalog.

Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
The Bachelor of Music degree represents a specialized program emphasizing the knowledge, skills, and disciplines essential for a musician. The degree program has four major components: general education, general and specialized music requirements, minor requirements, and electives. Within the degree program, students may specialize in applied organ, piano, guitar, flute, or voice; music education; sacred music; piano pedagogy, or music theory. Approximately 80-85 credit hours in music are required for the Bachelor of Music degree. Specifics of the general and specialized music requirements are listed in the Music section of the undergraduate catalog.

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)
The Bachelor of Social Work degree is a specialized program representing a concentration in the social sciences and social welfare, and competency in social work practice. The degree program has four interrelated components: general education requirements, supportive social science cognates for the interdisciplinary major, professional core requirements, and electives. Specific requirements for each of the four components are listed in the Social Work program section of the undergraduate catalog. A concentration of approximately 65 credit hours in social work, sociology, and psychology is required. A student majoring in social work develops the components of this interdisciplinary program in consultation with a departmental advisor. Students are required to apply for and be accepted into the social work program.


Certificate Programs

Accounting
The post-degree Certificate of Completion in Accounting is a 23-credit hour program for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields who are interested in acquiring basic knowledge and skills in the area of accounting. For more information see the Accounting section of the undergraduate catalog.

African American Studies
The Ethnic/Cultural Studies program offers an 18-hour certification program for students interested in developing a broad-based knowledge of the activities, contributions, and impact of African Americans on the Americas. The program is especially useful for enhancing career flexibility. Knowledge of African American culture benefits those individuals whose careers may involve extensive contact with the African American community. For details, see the Ethnic/Cultural Studies program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Business
The Department of Business offers a 20- credit hour certification program for post-degree students resulting in a Certificate of Completion. This program is designed for a person with a bachelor’s degree in any field other than business who is interested in obtaining the basic skills generally acquired in a business curriculum. For details, see the Business program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Child Welfare
The 17-credit hour certificate program in child welfare is intended for those who are interested in learning the issues involved in children’s welfare or in developing skills for working with children. This program can be particularly useful for the professional practitioner with a bachelor’s degree or for paraprofessionals who have a high school diploma or a GED and are presently working with children in the areas of child development and/or child welfare. For details, see the Child Welfare program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics is an 18-credit hour concentrated experience in computer graphics for the post-degree art major. While the emphasis is placed on graphic design and desktop publishing, you can also elect a more experimental approach to the medium. For details, see the Art program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Computer Information Systems
The Department of Computer Information Systems offers an 18-credit hour certification program for post-degree students. This program assures an understanding of computer information systems but is not equivalent to a major in computer information systems. For details, see the Computer Information Systems program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Detroit Studies
The undergraduate certificate in Detroit Studies consists of at least fifteen hours of interdisciplinary coursework devoted to analysis of metropolitan Detroit. Students who complete this certificate will learn about Detroit’s contributions to American culture; they will interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city; and, by analyzing the city from the perspectives of different academic disciplines, they will gain in-depth understanding of issues important to the metropolitan area. For details, see the Institute for Detroit Studies section of the undergraduate catalog.

Gerontology
The 15-credit hour certificate program in gerontology is intended for those who are interested in learning the issues involved in aging or in developing skills for working with the elderly. This program can be particularly useful for the professional practitioner with a bachelor’s degree or for persons who have completed at least two years of undergraduate course work. For details, see the Gerontology program section of the undergraduate catalog.

Sacred Music
The certificate program in Sacred Music offers training which will prepare the candidate for effective professional activity in the field of church music. Courses may be elected for non-credit or credit. For details, see the Music program section of the undergraduate catalog. An audition is required for acceptance into the program.

Teacher Certification
The Department of Education, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the teacher certification program. Students must make a separate application to the teacher certification program. Prior to admission to the certification program, you will be assigned an advisor who will assist you in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements in order to obtain teacher certification. For details, see the Teacher Certification section of the undergraduate catalog.

Translator Certification
The certificate program in translation may be completed in Arabic, French or Spanish. The fifteen (15)-credit hour program helps students prepare for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification examination. For details, see the Arabic, French or Spanish sections of the undergraduate catalog.

Women’s Studies
The Ethnic/Cultural Studies program offers an 18-hour certification program for students interested in learning about the roles, perspectives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplinary context. The program is especially useful for enhancing career flexibility. Knowledge of gender strengthens students’ preparation for work in many diverse fields, especially those where sensitivity to women’s issues is important such as education, business, human services, public administration, health professions, law and government, and environmental and nonprofit organizations. For details, see the Ethnic/Cultural Studies program section of the undergraduate catalog

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