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article 3—academic policies and regulations

Part 8. Graduation

§ 3-801 Credit Requirements for Degrees

(a) First Bachelor’s Degree
(1) In addition to specific course and scholastic average requirements, each candidate for a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign must earn at least 60 semester hours of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign credit, of which at least 21 hours must be 300 or 400 level courses at a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus location.
(2) A student on drop status may not graduate until he or she has been reinstated by the dean of his or her college. A student who meets the conditions of subsection (a)(1) above must notify the dean of his or her college of the student’s intent to apply credit earned elsewhere toward the degree requirements and arrange to have a final official transcript from the other collegiate institution(s) attended sent to the Office of the Undergraduate Admissions.
(3) Only those courses that are applicable toward the degree sought may be counted in satisfying the above minimum requirements. (See §§ 3-804 and 3-805.)
(4) Students transferring from the University of Illinois at Chicago or at Springfield to Urbana-Champaign as candidates for degrees must satisfy the degree requirements in subsection (a)(1) and academic requirements for graduation established for the curriculum entered on the Urbana-Champaign campus.
(5) A student who requests that the credit requirement for graduation be waived should complete and submit a petition to the dean of his or her college, who will take action on the petition.

(b) Second Bachelor’s Degree
(1) A student who has received one bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may be permitted to receive a second bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, provided all specified requirements for both degrees are fully met and provided also that the curriculum offered for the second degree includes at least 30 semester hours of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign credit that is not counted for the other degree.
(2) The second bachelor’s degree may be earned either concurrently with or subsequent to the first degree.
(3) Only those courses that are acceptable toward the degree sought may be counted in satisfying the above minimum requirements. This includes the 30 additional hours required for the second degree.

(c) Graduate Students
(1) At least half of the hours required for a master’s degree must be earned in courses meeting on the Urbana-Champaign or Chicago or Springfield campus, or in courses meeting in other locations that have been approved by the Graduate College.
(2) At least two-thirds of the total hours required for a doctoral degree must be earned in courses meeting on the Urbana-Champaign or Chicago campus, or in courses meeting in other locations that have been approved by the Graduate College.
(3) CIC Traveling Scholars Program work may fulfill the “on-campus” requirement in subsections (c)(1) and (c)(2) for as much as 20 semester hours of course work at CIC institutions each semester, for a maximum of two semesters.