Wayne State College
Menu

Graduation Requirements

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

  1. Completion of Institutional Requirements.
  2. Completion of the General Education Requirements.
  3. Completion of at least 6 hours of study in one foreign language at (or above) the intermediate (200) college level, or completion of a minor within an arts and humanities discipline (ART, CNA, ENG, MUS, SPA, PHI), or completion of two majors within arts and humanities degree programs.
  4. Completion of at least one of the following: a major and minor, two majors, a comprehensive major (minimum 48 hours), one field endorsement, or two* subject endorsements. The combination of a major and a minor, or two majors, or 2 subject endorsements must provide the student with at least 48 hours of unduplicated course work to meet graduation requirements. *Students may graduate with a single subject endorsement in English.

Bachelor of Science

  1. Completion of the Institutional Requirements listed above.
  2. Completion of the General Education Requirements.
  3. Completion of at least one of the following: a major and minor, two majors, comprehensive major (minimum 48 hours), one field endorsement, or two* subject endorsements. The combination of a major and a minor, or two majors, or 2 subject endorsements must provide the student with at least 48 hours of unduplicated course work to meet graduation requirements. *Students may graduate with a single subject endorsement in English.

Effective with the 1993-94 catalog, WSC will no longer offer the BAE, BFAE, or BSE degrees. Students completing a teacher education program will have that indicated on their transcript in the title of the major. Admission to Teacher Education and completion of the Professional Education Requirements are necessary for students in teacher education programs, including graduate students working on initial endorsements/certification.

NOTE: WSC program requirements may vary from State of Nebraska Teacher Certification Licensing Requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to insure that all certification requirements are met. Contact the WSC Field Experience and Teacher Certification Office directly.

Simultaneous Majors/Endorsements

A student may apply for and receive multiple majors/endorsements within the same degree in the same term, beyond the minimum major/minor/endorsement combination required for graduation. In this instance, the following criteria must be met: 

  • Complete a minimum of 15 additional credits for each additional major/endorsement (excluding special endorsements), as approved by the appropriate Dean or 12 additional credits for each additional Business Administration concentration.
  • Satisfy all other degree requirements for that major/endorsement.

Minors

Minors must be completed in conjunction with a major or endorsement. A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by the student’s major(s) and minor(s) if applicable.

All completed degrees, majors, endorsements, and minors will be posted to the official transcript.

Second Undergraduate Degree

A student may not earn more than one Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from WSC. Students wishing to pursue an additional undergraduate program may do so as defined below:

Second Degree

When the first Baccalaureate degree is earned from an institution other than WSC the student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 additional hours at WSC, at least 15 of which is in the major and 15 of which is upper level.
  • Satisfy all current major/endorsement requirements.
  • When the first baccalaureate degree is earned from WSC the student must:
    - Earn the second (different) degree in a different major.
    - Complete an additional 30 hours at WSC, at least 15 of which is in the major and 15 of which is upper level.
    - Satisfy all current major/endorsement requirements.

Second Major/Endorsement

To complete an additional program (excluding special endorsements) under a degree already awarded, the student must:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 additional credits at WSC, as approved by the appropriate Dean.
  • Complete all required courses within the major/endorsement.
  • Satisfy all other requirements for that major/endorsement.
  • For students who have completed the BA or BS degree from WSC within two years immediately prior to completing the additional endorsement, the additional endorsement may be earned with the completion of student teaching requirements only, provided all other endorsement requirements are satisfied.
  • When an additional major/endorsement is completed, a notation to that effect will be placed on the official transcript by the Records and Registration Office. No change will be made in the original diploma and the student will not be eligible to participate in commencement. (Note: no financial aid is available unless a student is seeking a second degree or certificate.)