Graduation Requirement - Academic
An "All College" average of "C or Better" (2.0), a "C or Better" earned in all units taken at SJSU (as indicated on the transcript by "SJSU Cum"), a "C or Better" in both the requirements for the major and the minor (if applicable), a "C- or better" in each of the four GE basic skills courses (Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4), an aggregate "C or Better" average in the nine units of upper division GE (Areas R, S, and V), and a "C or Better" in Area Z (100W), are required for graduation with a baccalaureate degree. Upon the completion of their programs, credential candidates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be recommended for a credential.
A minimum of 120 semester units of credit must be earned for graduation with the baccalaureate degree. Normally, no more than four units of Individual Studies (180) and/or Directed Reading (184) may count for the baccalaureate degree. Exceptions must have approval from the major department.
All requirements listed here may be met either by passing external examinations (AP, CLEP, or IB), waiver examinations, where available, or by individual course challenge exams, or by course work. Students should note that success in a waiver examination satisfies a requirement but does not yield unit credit. For information about the examinations, contact the SJSU Testing Office.
Please check the SJSU catalog for any additional academic requirements that are specific to a major.