Credit Requirements and Limitations
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||62 credits*|
|Credits taken at PSU (excludes credit by examination)||45 of the final 75 credits, or 150 credits total*|
|Credits with differentiated grades (A-F)||25 of the last 45 credits (up to 20 Pass credits allowed)1|
*As of July 2021, PSU’s Faculty Senate approved a reduction in the number of upper-division credits required for graduation changing the requirement from 72 credits to 62 credits and residence credits from 45 of the final 60 to 45 of the final 75. These changes are in effect immediately, but will not reflect in your degree audit (DARS) until July 2021. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 colleges||124 credits|
|Correspondence credits||60 credits|
|Graded Pass / No Pass credits||45 credits1|
|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.
1 Pass credits taken in between Spring 2020-Spring 2021 do not count against these limits due to a temporarily relaxed policy during the COVID-19 disruption.