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Unit, GPA, and Residency Requirements

Undergraduate Students

Total Number of Units

The minimum number of units required to earn an associate degree is 90 quarter units.

The minimum number of units required to earn a baccalaureate degree is 180 quarter units. Students may be required to complete more than 180 quarter units depending upon their program of study.

Upper-Division Units

The total number of upper-division units (numbered 300 through 599) required for a baccalaureate degree is 76.5 quarter units.

Residency Requirements

To qualify for a certificate, students must complete two-thirds of the certificate program at National University.

To qualify for an associate degree, students must complete a minimum of 31.5 quarter units at National University. SOC students must complete a minimum of 18 quarter units.

To qualify for a baccalaureate degree, students must complete each of the following requirements at National University:A minimum of 45 quarter units, at least 36 units of which must be in upper-division courses (numbered 300–599). SOC students must complete a minimum of 18 quarter units.

At least half of the upper-division units required for the major

At least two-thirds of the upper-division units required for the minor or concentration, if a student has selected a minor or concentration, or if a concentration is required as part of the degree requirements.

Courses taken through credit by examination and credits students transfer to the University do not apply towards residency requirements.

GPA Requirements

Students must meet the following GPA requirements for their degree.

A. Minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0

B. Minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.0 within their major coursework (unless otherwise specified)

C. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 within their minor or concentration coursework (unless otherwise specified.)

Graduate Students

Unit and Residency Requirements

Graduate degrees require the completion of a minimum of 45 quarter units. Students must earn a minimum of 40.5 quarter units at National University and must complete half of the core requirements and three-fourths of the area of specialization in residence.

GPA Requirements

Students must meet the following GPA requirements for their degree.
A. Minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 3.0
B. Minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.0 within their core requirements
C. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 within their area of specialization (if one is required or selected)
 

Unit, GPA, and Residency Requirements

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