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    University of Louisiana Lafayette
  Oct 19, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

Grade and Credit Requirements

  1. Each degree candidate must present acceptable grades in coursework specified for a curriculum. Grades must average B or better, both over-all and in the major field. No more than 6 semester hours with a grade of C may be applied toward the fulfillment of degree requirements. A student who earns a third C becomes ineligible to continue in graduate school. In no case may a student earn more than 6 credit hours carrying a grade of C. Some departments have higher grade requirements.
  2. At least one-half of the minimum number of semester hours required in the student's curriculum (not including thesis credit) must be taken in courses limited to graduate students.
  3. Upon satisfactory completion of a thesis, a total of 6 hours of thesis credit will be applied towards the fulfillment of degree requirements in appropriate programs.
  4. A student who does not present a thesis must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework.
  5. To apply toward a master's degree, course credit must be earned within six calendar years. All grades received, even those earned in courses over six years old, are used in computing grade-point averages for graduate work.
  6. All degree regulations must be completed within six calendar years following admission to a master's program. Admission is defined as the first semester the student is enrolled in a master's program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  7. A maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate credit for application toward the master's degree may be earned in courses in the sequence 497-498, 597-598, and 697-698 or in other individual or special studies courses.