Degree Information

Marywood University grants the following degrees on the undergraduate level.

Baccalaureate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture

Bachelor of Interior Architecture

Advanced Degrees

Marywood University awards a number of master’s degrees, certificates, the Ed.S., Ph.D., and Psy.D. See the graduate catalog for details.

Baccalaureate Degree

A candidate for a baccalaureate degree must present a minimum of 120 undergraduate credits of college work that fulfill all general and departmental requirements; 42 of these credits must be earned from Marywood. Under certain formal agreements with other colleges or universities the number of credits earned at Marywood may be articulated to no fewer than 30 credits. At least one-half of the credits required for a major must be earned at Marywood University. Individual departmental sections in this catalog should be consulted for general policies and exceptions.

For graduation, the cumulative quality point average must be at least 2.00. Courses must be selected so that the requirements of at least one major program are fulfilled with a quality point average of 2.33. Some programs require higher quality point averages than the general school requirement. Consult this catalog for individual program descriptions and information about these exceptions.

Second Baccalaureate Degree

A student who holds a baccalaureate degree from Marywood University may pursue a second baccalaureate degree. Acceptable credits from the first degree will be applied to the second degree; however, in all cases, at least 60 additional credits will be required for the second degree. The second degree program must also include one complete major program.

Degree Completion and Commencement

Degrees are granted in January, May, and August. All degree requirements must be fulfilled by the published deadline for each graduation date. There is one commencement ceremony each year, and students must apply to participate.

Students intending to complete degree requirements must formally register as degree candidates at the time of their final semester’s registration.