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Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 124 credit hours is required for graduation. Of the 124 hours, a student must earn at least 45 junior/senior hours and 30 residency hours (business and economics completed at KU after admission to the school). At least 50 percent of all professional course work must be completed at KU for the student to be eligible for graduation.

  • The 124-hour minimum to graduate is increased by the following:
  • Completion of MATH 002 or any developmental course numbered below 100.
  • More than 4 hours in physical education courses (HSES 112 and below).
  • More than 4 hours of music organization courses.
  • Any repeated courses for which a student has already received credit.
  • All subsequent credits earned at a community college or other 2-year institution after a student has completed a total of 64 community college credit hours.
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Grade-Point Average Required for Graduation

To be eligible to graduate from the School of Business, a student must earn a grade-point average of 2.2 in

  1. Total hours attempted from all schools (including Independent Study through KU Continuing Education),
  2. All professional (business and economics) courses attempted from all schools,
  3. Total hours attempted at KU, and
  4. All professional hours attempted at KU.

B.B.A. candidates must achieve a 2.5 grade-point average in the 21 credit hours that include BBA 307, BBA 308, and the 5 BBA electives.

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Transfer Credit

At least 30 hours of junior/senior professional course work must be completed at KU (courses in residence) for the student to be eligible for graduation. As of fall 2008, only transfer grades of C or higher apply toward graduation from the KU School of Business.

64-Hour Rule

A maximum of 64 hours of community college course work can be applied toward a KU business degree. All subsequent credit hours earned at a community college or other 2-year institution add an equivalent number of hours to the 124-hour minimum required to graduate.

10-Year Rule

Transfer business credits are limited to a 10-year span in which they can be considered equivalent to a KU School of Business course and satisfy any corresponding requirement. This 10-year limit begins on the date of completion of the credit. After 10 years, transfer business credits are treated as elective business credit, and a course repeat or update may be necessary.

Tentative Evaluation of Credit

Before enrolling in a non-KU course, students must submit KU’s standard Request for Tentative Evaluation of Credit form to Student and Academic Services for approval.

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Independent Study Through KU Continuing Education

After admission to the school, students may complete up to 30 hours of Independent Study through KU Continuing Education. Prior approval from the school is recommended.

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