Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
Graduation from UNF is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following minimum requirements:
- Apply for graduation by the deadline indicated in the Academic Calendar.
- Faculty recommendation: Each candidate must be recommended for the degree by the appropriate college faculty.
- Total hours: A minimum of 120 credit hours must be completed for the baccalaureate degree.
- Course requirement: Each candidate must successfully complete all degree requirements as outlined in the University catalog and program of study.
- Upper-level hours: A minimum of 48 upper-level credit hours (30 for RN-BSN) or higher must be completed. Upper-level courses are those designated as junior- or senior-level work by the issuing institution.
- Residence hours: Students must complete a minimum of 25 percent of the overall required credit hours and half of the required major courses at UNF for the degree sought at UNF. The appropriate department may decide on a higher percentage of credit hours and/or a higher percentage of major courses completed at UNF and may define "major courses."
- All incomplete and non-reported grades must be resolved in order to graduate.
- Upper-division undergraduate credit hours obtained while enrolled in an approved UNF study abroad program will be counted in the upper-level credit hours required to obtain a baccalaureate degree provided the instruction is offered by approved UNF faculty.
- Summer enrollment: Pursuant to the Florida Board of Governors regulation 6.016 Summer Session Enrollment, all students entering a university in the State University System with fewer than 60 semester hours shall be required to earn at least nine semester credit hours in one or more summer sessions at one of the state universities in Florida before graduation. The university president or their designee may waive the application of this regulation in cases of unusual hardship to the individual. UNF students may request a waiver for this requirement through the Student Petition of Academic Policy (SPAP) process.
- Academic average:
- UNF — A minimum total Institutional GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned (certain majors in the College of Education and Human Services have different GPA requirements- see catalog for details), as stated in the "Academic Average (GPA) Policy." AND
- A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned (certain majors in the College of Education and Human Services have different GPA requirements- see catalog for details), as stated in the "Academic Average (GPA) Policy."
- General Education Program: The appropriate general education program requirements must be completed
- Financial obligations: Outstanding financial obligations to the University may prevent the release of diplomas and transcripts.
- Foreign language requirement: Students must meet the provision of Florida Statute 1007.262 regarding the statewide foreign language requirement. Students must have completed two sequential foreign language courses in high school or at the postsecondary level (8 semester hours). American Sign Language I and II is an approved sequence per Florida Statute 1007.2615.
- Satisfy State of Florida civics literacy requirement. Students must meet the provision of Florida Statute 1007.25 regarding civic literacy. Note: This requirement pertains to student initially entering a Florida College System institution or the State University System in 2018-2019 thereafter.
All requirements stated in this section are minimums and are not meant to limit the planning of a degree program for any student.
View the University's current official policy for first baccalaureate degree requirements.