Saint Paul’s College confers the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. For either degree, the student must successfully complete the curriculum requirements of his/her major. The senior year, or the last thirty (30) semester hours for the degree, must be completed in residence. The College requires a minimum of 120 hours for graduation. Additional hours may be necessary for certain majors or other conditions. The minimum cumulative grade point average for graduation with any degree is 2.00. A minimum of thirty (30) hours is required for each major. A grade of “C” or above is required for each major course.
Graduation with Honors – To graduate with honors, a student must complete at least two years or a minimum of 60 semester hours in residence at the College with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.20. All college level work is used in the computation of the G.P.A. Transfer students from community, junior, and senior colleges or universities are eligible provided they achieve the specified grade point average. The level of attainment will be determined by either the overall average or the Saint Paul’s College average, whichever is lower. The G.P.A. values currently in use at Saint Paul’s College will be used to calculate the grade point average on all transfer credits. Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree are not eligible for these distinctions.
CUM LAUDE – Students who earned a G.P.A. of 3.20 – 3.49.
MAGNA CUM LAUDE – Students who have earned a G.P.A. of 3.50 – 3.74 with no grades below a “D” in hours attempted in all college work.
SUMMA CUM LAUDE – Students who have earned a G.P.A. of 3.75 – 4.00 with no grades below a “C” in hours attempted in all college level work.