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Credit Requirements and Limitations

There are considerations regarding minimum credits required and maximum credits allowed in order to earn your baccalaureate degree. Credits transferred to PSU will apply to the degree but also hold to these considerations:

  • Minimum number of credits required: 180
  • Minimum number of upper division credits (300/400 level) required: 72 
  • Minimum number of credits taken at PSU (excludes credit by examination): 45 of the final 60 or 165 total  
  • At least 25 of the last 45 credits must be for differentiated grades (A-F)
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (gpa): 2.0 on all PSU courses and 2.0 on all courses, regardless of where taken, in major (some departments require a gpa higher than 2.0 in the major)
  • Maximum number of credits transferred from regionally accredited two-year institutions: 124
  • Maximum number of correspondence credits allowed: 60
  • Maximum number of credits graded P (pass) allowed: 45
  • Maximum number of English as a Second Language credits allowed: 24
  • Maximum number of cooperative education credits allowed: 12
  • Maximum number of vocational education credits allowed: 12
  • Maximum number of PE credits allowed: 12