Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree is an academic title granted to a student who has completed a specific course of study. Degree titles are authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and programs leading to the degrees are administered by the University, a college, a school and sometimes a program board or coalition of faculty.

The faculty of UNC has established four general requirements that a student must meet to earn a baccalaureate degree:

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credit hours.
  2. Have a University of Northern Colorado cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00. Certain programs or majors may have additional requirements.
  3. Have at least 31 credit hours in courses designated as Liberal Arts Curriculum. See “Liberal Arts Curriculum.”
  4. Meet all degree requirements in the student's major field of study, as listed in the Catalog current when the first major is officially declared. This may include required minors, licensures, and/or endorsements.