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Departmental Restrictions on Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Type: Enrollment
Effective Date: 6/7/2012

In areas of study in which the subject matter changes rapidly, if you have taken some courses long before you graduate, that material may have become obsolete or irrelevant in the meantime. Therefore, it is up to your major department to decide whether you can use course work taken more than eight years ago to meet degree requirements for graduation.

Your department may accept such course work, reject it, request that you revalidate its substance, or request that you take current course work to meet plan requirements. (This eight-year limit applies except when plan-accreditation agencies limit the life of the course work to less than eight years.)

Your major department may also require that you satisfy current major requirements rather than those in earlier catalogs if completing the earlier requirements is no longer possible or educationally sound.

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