Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements and Limitations

Credit Requirements

In order to earn a bachelor's degree at PSU, all students must meet the following credit requirements, with a minimum cumulative GPA (grade point average) of 2.0 and a 2.0 in all courses in the major (some majors require higher GPAs):

CREDIT TYPE MINIMUM REQUIRED
Total earned credits 180 credits
Upper division (300/400 level) credits 72 credits
Credits taken at PSU (excludes credit by examination) 45 of the last 60 credits, or 165 credits total
Credits for differentiated grades (A-F) 25 of the last 45 credits

Credit Limitations

Credits transferred to PSU will apply to the degree, but some credit limits apply: 

CREDIT TYPE MAXIMUM ALLOWED
Credits transferred from regionally accredited two-year institutions 124 credits
Correspondence credits 60 credits
Graded Pass / No Pass credits 45 credits
English as a Second Language credits 24 credits
Cooperative education credits 12 credits
Vocational education credits 12 credits
PE (physical education) credits 12 credits

These limitations will appear on your Degree Audit (DARS) report. Any questions about these, and any other graduation requirements should be directed to your academic advisor.