Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates
- Completion of a minimum of 122 units for BS in DI, or 125 units for BA in BA.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Completion of the required units designated by the major area with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
- Completion of the general education and externship (for BS) requirements.
- Completion of a minimum of 36 units of graduate coursework for the MBA and 93 units for DBA, including core requirements, specific area of concentration requirements, and MBA thesis or DBA dissertation defense.
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for MBA and 3.2 or higher for DBA.
- Completion of the academic program and completion of a required externship.
In addition to the above, all degree or certificate candidates must be approved for degree or certificate completion by the Dean, and must settle all financial and document obligations. Students may meet the graduation requirements as stated in the catalog under which they enrolled, provided they maintain continuous enrollment and make normal progress toward a degree. The maximum time permitted for a degree completion (MTDC) is:
Bachelor’s Degree program: six (6) years for full-time students (taking 12 units per semester at the minimum).
Master’s Degree program: three (3) years for full-time students (taking 9 units per semester at the minimum).
Doctor’s Degree program: seven and a half (7.5) years for full-time students (taking 9 units per semester at the minimum).
The certificate program has its specific length of study given in the program’s descriptions.
If a student re-enrolls to the University after withdrawal, he/she follows graduation requirements stated in the catalog current for the re-enrollment. Students who change their program according to a subsequent catalog edition must meet all requirements for graduation as stated in that catalog.
To qualify for a student visa, foreign students are required by the United States Department of Homeland Security to maintain full-time student status and to meet their financial obligations during their stay in the United States.