What are the quality of work requirements for L&S undergraduate students?

The following section is concerned with the L&S undergraduate quality of work requirements.

A total of 120 degree credits is required for graduation, with a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) on all courses taken by L&S undergraduate students, whether or not each courses is passed.

The quality of work requirements establish a minimum grade point average in four (4) specific areas that must be met to receive an undergraduate degree from the College of Letters & Science.  In order to satisfy these requirements, a student must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average on all courses carried at UW-Madison, whether passed or not, in the following four areas:
  1. All courses in the major (or majors);
  2. All upper-level courses in the major, as designated by the major department for the 15-credit residence requirement;
  3. All courses designated intermediate (I), intermediate/advanced (D), or advanced (A);
  4. All courses carried for a grade at UW-Madison (cumulative grade point average, as reported by the Registrar's Office).  Courses carried on a refresher basis are excluded from the grade point average as determined for categories 1, 2, and 3 above.  Repeating a failed course will not remove the failure from a student's record or from GPA calculations

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Keywords:120 degree credits, 2.0 GPA, quality of work requirements, major coursework, intermediate/advanced level courses, repeating a failed course, graduation requirements   Doc ID:21876
Owner:Tori R.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2011-12-20 13:45 CDTUpdated:2016-08-29 05:51 CDT
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