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Seniors must file formal application for a degree in the Office of the University Registrar early in the semester in which they expect to receive the degree. The university calendar lists the deadline.

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, a student must complete all of the following satisfactorily:

  • Complete 62 semester hours of building construction prerequisite requirements.
  • Complete the approved program in building construction consisting of 64 semester hours of 3000-4000 level course work taken in the junior/senior years.
  • Select electives only at the 3000-4000 level.
  • Attain at least a 2.0 overall average.
  • Attain at least a 2.0 average on all 3000-4000 level degree requirements.

A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation. The waiving of any required course does not reduce the hours required for graduation.

To receive the Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Services, a student must complete all of the following satisfactorily:

  • Complete 60 semester hours of fire and emergency services prerequisite requirements.
  • Complete the approved program in fire and emergency services consisting of 61 semester hours of 3000-4000 level course work taken in the junior/senior years.
  • Attain at least a 2.0 overall average.
  • Attain at least a 2.0 average on all 3000-4000 level degree requirements.

A minimum 120 semester hours is required for graduation. The waiving of any required course does not reduce the hours required for graduation.

Deanís List & Graduating with Honors

Deanís List: Students in the Rinker School who carry a minimum of 12 hours per semester with a grade point average of at least 3.7 will be placed on the Deanís List that semester.

Honors: To graduate cum laude (with honors), a building construction student must achieve a 3.3 average on all course work accepted as a junior/senior and all course work (exceptions noted below) attempted while in the junior/senior years.

High and Highest Honors: To graduate magna cum laude (with high honors) or summa cum laude (highest honors), a building construction student must achieve a 3.6 or 3.75 average, respectively, on all work accepted as a junior or senior and all course work (except as noted below) attempted while in the junior/senior years. In addition, for magna cum laude and summa cum laude recognition, the student must complete a project or other creative work. Postbaccalaureate students are not eligible to receive honors recognition.

In calculating requirements for graduating cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude, the following restrictions apply:

  • Transfer credits and S-U option credits are excluded.
  • 1000-2000 level course credit taken while a junior or senior is excluded.
 
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