May Interims, Summer Sessions, and Fall Semester 2022
Early registration for May Interims, Summer Sessions, and Fall Semester 2022 will begin on Thursday, April 7 and conclude on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Please refer to the Course Registration link for information regarding registration eligibility, assigned registration times, and wait listing courses.
Open registration will continue on Friday, April 15, 2022.
Academic advisement begins on Monday, April 4 and continues through Thursday, April 14, 2022. All students should meet with their academic advisor before registering for classes. Please refer to the Advising Information link for a list of assigned advisors for each college and department.
New Baccalaureate Degree Requirement
During the September 2021 University Senate meeting, it was decided that the minimum number of credit hours required for a Bradley University baccalaureate degree would be lowered from the current minimum of 124 credit hours to a minimum of 120 credit hours. The change will become effective in the Fall 2022 Undergraduate Catalog.
How is the change taking effect?
The new policy will go into effect during the Fall 2022 graduation cycle. In other words, the new 120 credit hour minimum will apply to baccalaureate degrees conferred for December 2022 going forward.
Who will be affected?
Any student graduating (completing all degree requirements and applying to have their degree conferred) in December 2022 going forward. The term a student matriculated to Bradley and/or their status upon matriculation (e.g. first-time student, transfer student, class level based on hours earned) will not matter for this particular degree requirement.
Does this apply to all programs?
Due to licensing and accreditation requirements, some degree programs may still require more than 120 hours to be completed. Students should consult with their Academic Advisor before making any changes to their academic plan or course loads.
Are departments required to change their major or minor programs because of this change?
No, this is a change to the University-wide overall baccalaureate degree requirement and does not require any additional changes to be made within individual programs.
What if a student has already completed or will complete over 120 hours?
All coursework completed will remain on a student’s academic record and their official transcripts. Students may take more than 120 as part of their baccalaureate degree. There is no maximum limit of undergraduate hours a student may take.