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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Allied Health Student Handbook 2019-2020

8.5 - Graduation Requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree from the College of Allied Health:

  • Each student must satisfactorily complete the requirements of graduation prescribed by the College and major department.
  • A student must take a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at the University of Oklahoma, exclusive of correspondence and extension courses.  At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the bachelor’s degree must be satisfactorily completed in residence at the University.
  • At least 60 hours acceptable toward graduation must be earned at an accredited senior institution.  At least 48 semester hours of upper-division courses (courses numbered 3000 or above) must be earned.  Lower division work is not acceptable for upper division requirements.
  • The student must complete the requirements for any given professional curriculum in the College of Allied Health within five calendar years from the time the student is first enrolled in that professional program.
  • A student must attain a cumulative 2.50 grade point average or above on all work attempted, including a 2.50 average on all program course work in the College.
  • Each student who began college work in Fall 1990 or later, must have completed the 40-48 hours of University General Education Requirements, which includes at least one upper division course outside of student’s major and a senior capstone experience.
  • A student who began college work in Fall 1998 or later, must demonstrate computer proficiency, which includes the competent use of a variety of software and networking applications.
  • The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education require that all students graduating from institutions in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, before they are awarded a baccalaureate degree of any type, must have completed at least 6 semester hours of college credit in American history and government. This requirement is waived for a student with an Associate in Arts or Science degree from an accredited Oklahoma college or university or for a student pursuing a second bachelor's degree.
  • Responsibility for meeting graduation requirements lies with the student.
  • The student must make application for the degree by the deadline for the semester in which the student plans to graduate.
  • A student may receive a second bachelor’s degree from the College.  In order to receive a second degree, a student must spend at least two semesters in residence and complete at least 30 additional hours in the College.  These 30 hours must be in addition to the total number of hours completed by the student for the first degree from the College.  A student may have to complete more than 30 hours in order to complete all professional courses for the second degree. 

The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for a certificate, or masters, or doctoral degree from the College of Allied Health:

  • Each student must satisfactorily complete the requirements of graduation prescribed by the College and major department.
  • The student must complete the requirements for any given professional curriculum in the College of Allied Health within eight calendar years from the time the student is first enrolled in that professional program.
  • A student must attain a cumulative 2.50 grade point average, including a 2.50 average on all program course work in the College.
  • Responsibility for meeting graduation requirements lies with the student.
  • The student must make application for the degree by the deadline for the semester in which the student plans to graduate.

To ensure these conditions will be met, the student and the student’s advisor should periodically make a degree check with the Office of Academic and Student Services.

College of Allied Health students who graduate in the summer may participate in the spring commencement of the University and convocation of the College.

Please also see OUHSC graduation guidelines in the OUHSC Student Handbook, Section 5.

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