Why don't all my advisees have the 60 Credit Hours Outside of Major Requirements?
If a student is pursuing a BA (in every field except Architecture) or a BS degree, then 60 credit hours in coursework must be taken outside the major. (BA-Architecture students require 45 credit hours in coursework outside the major.) If a student is pursuing two or more majors (or two or more degrees), then the 60 credit hours outside of major requirement will be met by completing multiple major (or degree) requirements. Instead, there will be a message in the degree block stating, “Required credit hours outside major met through multiple majors.”
Does the number of credit hours displayed in the degree area include in-progress coursework or pre-registered coursework?
Yes. The number of credit hours applied toward the degree (in the upper-right corner of the degree block area) calculates completed coursework. Additionally, if a student is currently enrolled in coursework and/or pre-registered in coursework for future semesters, those in-progress and pre-registered credit hours are also included in the ‘credit hours applied’ calculation.
Our department/program recently changed requirements for the major (or minor/certificate). Why is the student’s Degree Works audit showing the old requirements?
Check the catalog year in the upper-right corner of the major (or minor/certificate) block. The catalog year displayed there indicates the set of requirements that the student is following (the official curriculum for the department/program as listed in the General Announcements for the academic year displayed). The catalog year is typically the academic year of a student’s matriculation. However, students may choose to follow requirements in effect for any academic year between their matriculation or graduation. Students may change the catalog year they are following in an academic program by emailing the Office of the Registrar with that request.
How do I find current degree candidates?
Current degree candidates can be found using the find feature in Degree Works. From the Find Students screen, you will be able to use filters to refine your search. More information can be found here.
Why isn't a course my advisee took pass/fail fulfilling the major (or minor/certificate) requirement for that course?