A minimum of 128 credits is required for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences degrees.
A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C) is required for graduation. Only courses with a semester grade of 2.0 (C) or above are accepted for major courses and minor courses; grades of 1.0 (D) or above are accepted for other courses.
A degree application form must be submitted to the appropriate academic advising office by September 15 for December completion and by February 17 for May completion. The College will not be responsible for the graduation of any student who fails to submit this form.
Participation in the May commencement ceremony will be allowed upon successful completion of all academic requirements.
Public Law 101-524: The Student Right-to- Know and Campus Security Act requires all institutions of higher education receiving Title IV funds to disclose the graduation rates of full-time students who are attending college for the first time. In accordance with this law, Emmanuel College's graduation rates are available in the Office of the Registrar.
Latin Honors - summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude - are awarded at graduation to bachelor's degree candidates who have achieved high scholastic performance and have completed at least 64 credits at Emmanuel College. Latin Honors are awarded based on a percentage of the graduating class as listed below:
Latin Honors % of Graduates
Summa cum laude 4.5
Magna cum laude the next 9.5
Cum laude the next 15.0
Kappa Gamma Pi
Students graduating from Emmanuel College who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for seven semesters and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and community service are eligible for membership in Kappa Gamma Pi, the national honor society organized in 1927 for graduates of Catholic colleges in the United States.
Distinction in the Field of Concentration
Students who receive a grade point average of 3.5 in major courses and who successfully complete a significant senior project, determined in consultation with the department, may graduate with distinction in the field of concentration.
Distinction in the Field for Individualized Majors
To receive distinction, a student completing an individualized major must earn a 3.5 average in all of the courses in the major program and complete a significant senior project, determined in consultation with the advisor. The project may be completed as part of a capstone course or culminating experience. The project must be approved for distinction by two faculty members representing different academic disciplines within the individualized major.