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    York College of Pennsylvania
   
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Degree Requirements



Introduction

York College is dedicated to serving the needs of its students by providing a quality learning experience that prepares graduates for productive roles in society. At York, we believe the collegiate experience for students should both facilitate intellectual and personal growth, and encourage the development of lifelong learning skills. In support of this philosophy, the College offers a program of studies that provides over 50 degree options in baccalaureate disciplines, plus associate degree and minor programs.

For students pursuing a program of study at York College, the catalog is the official guide to the academic standards, policies, and procedures of the institution. It provides essential information and should be used regularly in working with the student’s academic advisor. While academic advisors and other staff make every effort to be conscientious and informed, the student has a personal responsibility for ensuring that all graduation standards and requirements will be met during their program of study.

The information contained in this catalog applies to individuals entering York College of Pennsylvania in the academic years for which the general catalog is dated. The material in the Academic Standards section clarifies the academic standards, policies, and procedures in effect at the time of publication. Admission to and attendance at the College are conditional upon compliance with these regulations. Additional information regarding academic matters is available through the Academic Affairs Office, the Academic Advising Center, the Registrar’s Office, and the Records Office.

Students are required to complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog in effect at the time of their admission to that program of study. Although this catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication, the College reserves the right to change any provisions, regulations, or requirements set forth within, without notice or obligation.

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Specific requirements and recommended curricula for each baccalaureate degree program are described in the Programs of Study  section of this catalog. The general requirements for earning a baccalaureate degree at York College, which apply to all departmental bachelor’s degree programs, are:

  1. Successful completion of at least 120 credit hours and matriculation in a specific academic program. To satisfy the College’s residence requirement, the last 30 of these credits must be earned at York College.
  2. Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. In certain majors, a higher minimum grade point average may be required for degree completion.
  3. Successful completion of the designated program requirements for a specific major and achievement of the appropriate grade point average in the major as specified by the departmental curriculum in the Programs of Study  section of this catalog.
  4. Completion of the Generation Next Requirements for baccalaureate majors and achievement of the appropriate grade point average in these courses as specified in the Generation Next Requirements section below.
  5. Students completing a second York College Baccalaureate Degree are not required to repeat the general education requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements

Specific requirements and recommended curricula for each degree program are described in the Programs of Study  section of this catalog. The general requirements for earning an associate degree at York College, which apply to all departmental associate degree programs, are:

  1. Successful completion of at least 60 credit hours and matriculation in a specific academic program. To satisfy the College’s residency requirement, the last 30 of these 60 credits must be earned at York College.
  2. Achievement of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. In some associate degree majors, a higher minimum grade point average may be required for degree completion.
  3. Successful completion of the designated program requirements of a specific major and achievement of the appropriate grade point average in designated courses in the major as specified by the departmental curriculum in the Programs of Study  section of this catalog.
  4. Completion of the Generation Next Requirements for associate degree majors and achievement of the appropriate grade point average in these courses as specified in the Generation Next Requirements information below.
  5. Students completing an Associate degree are not required to complete a Constellation.

Academic Minors

Minors are academic credentials earned by students in an area other than their major. To complete a minor, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credits, which may include both upper- and lower-division courses as defined by the specific requirements of the department offering the minor.

All students completing a minor must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in these designated courses, and take a minimum of nine credits of coursework in the minor at York College to have their minor appear on their transcript. Students may not complete a minor following graduation.

Students may choose from the following minors:

Arts Administration Ethics Not-for-Profit Management
Accounting Film Studies Outdoor Leadership
Advertising Finance Philosophy
African/African-American Studies Fine Art Photography
American History French Physics
Anthropology Geography Political Science
Applied Youth Development German Professional Writing
Art History Gerontology Psychology
Athletic Coaching Hospitality Marketing Public Administration
Biology Human Resource Management Public Relations
Business Administration Human Services Religious Studies
Business Analytics Intelligence Analysis Retailing
Chemistry International Business Sociology
Computer Information Systems International Management Spanish
Computer Science International Studies Speech Communication
Continuous Improvement Legal Studies Supply Chain Operations Management
Critical Thinking and Theory Literary Studies Sustainability/Environmental Studies
Creative Writing Management Theatre
Criminal Justice Marketing Visual Communication
Criminalistics Mathematics Women’s and Gender Studies
Economics Music World History
Educational Technology Music Industry  
Entrepreneurship Musical Theatre  

Detailed information about each individual minor and the course requirements is located within the Programs of Study  .  Major and minor combinations should be reviewed in the process of declaring a major.