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Graduation Requirements

Conferring of Degrees or Diplomas

The degree or diploma is conferred by the National American University board of governors upon recommendation of the president and faculty after a student has completed all academic requirements for such degree or diploma.

Bachelor of Science Degree Graduation Requirements

The requirements for obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree are detailed below:

  1. CAPSTONE courses must be completed with a minimum "C" grade.
  2. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required overall in the MAJOR CORE and in the EMPHASIS CORE. For nursing minimum grade point average requirements, please refer to the school of nursing student handbook.
  3. Each professional course in paralegal studies and healthcare management must be completed with a minimum "C" grade.
  4. A student must successfully complete three 3000-level and three 4000-level courses at National American University. These courses are chosen from the MAJOR CORE and EMPHASIS CORE.
  5. Residency Requirements:
    1. The university's residency requirements for the MAJOR and EMPHASIS CORES are listed on the program status sheets, which are included in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
    2. Twelve of the credits in the MAJOR CORE credits must be 3000- or 4000-level courses (excluding internships).
    3. The FINAL 54 credits must be taken in residence at National American University. (Non-traditional credit does not apply to the residency requirement). If a student desires to take courses concurrently at another institution during the final 54 credits, the other institution must be accredited and prior written approval must be obtained from the associate provost/system vice president for curriculum and instruction.
  6. Students must make written application for graduation with the registrar's office two quarters prior to their anticipated graduation date.
  7. Students must satisfy all financial obligations with the university.
  8. Candidates for graduation must have official transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions on file in the registrar's office. No student will be eligible for graduation while holding a special or non-degree status.
  9. In all undergraduate bachelor's degree curricula, a minimum of 180-quarter hours of credit is required, however specific program requirements may vary.

Associate of Applied Science/Associate of Science Degree Graduation Requirements

The requirements for obtaining an Associate of Applied Science or an Associate of Science degree are as follows:

  1. A minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) is required overall and in the MAJOR CORE.
  2. Each professional course in the paralegal studies, therapeutic massage, health information technology, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, medical staff services management, pharmacy technician, and veterinary technology programs must be completed with a minimum "C" grade. For nursing minimum grade point average requirements, please refer to the school of nursing student handbook.
  3. The university's residency requirements for the MAJOR CORE are listed on the program status sheets which are included in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
  4. The FINAL 36 credits must be taken in residence at National American University. (Prior learning credit does not apply to the residency requirement). If a student desires to take courses concurrently at another institution during the final 36 credits, the other institution must be accredited and prior written approval must be obtained from the associate provost/system vice president for curriculum and instruction. For nursing residency requirements, please refer to the school of nursing handbook.
  5. A student must make written application for graduation with the registrar's office two quarters prior to his/her anticipated graduation date. The deadline for application is the Friday of the week following midterm.
  6. The student must satisfy all financial obligations with the university.
  7. Candidates for graduation must have official transcripts from all previous postsecondary institutions on file in the registrar's office. No student will be eligible for graduation while holding a special or non-degree status.
  8. In all associate programs, a minimum of 90-quarter hours of credit is required; however, specific program requirements may vary.

Diploma Program Graduation Requirements

The requirements for obtaining a diploma are as follows:

  1. A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required overall and in the MAJOR CORE.
  2. Each professional course in the healthcare coding and therapeutic massage diploma program must be completed with a "C" grade. For nursing minimum grade point average requirements, please refer to the school of nursing student handbook.
  3. The university's residency requirements for the MAJOR CORES are listed on the program status sheets, which are included in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
  4. The FINAL 27 credits must be taken in residence at National American University. (Prior learning credit does not apply to the residency requirement.) If a student desires to take courses concurrently at another institution during the final 27 credits, the other institution must be accredited and prior written approval must be obtained from the associate provost/system vice president for curriculum and instruction.
  5. A student must make written application for graduation with the registrar's office two quarters prior to his/her anticipated graduation date. The deadline for application is the Friday of the week following midterm.
  6. The student must satisfy all financial obligations with the university.
  7. Candidates for graduation must have official transcripts from all previous postsecondary institutions on file in the registrar's office. No student will be eligible for graduation while holding a special or non-degree status.
  8. In all diploma programs, a minimum of 48-quarter hours of credit is required; however, specific program requirements may vary.