College of Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Taking Graduate Courses

Students can take graduate-level courses for undergraduate credit, if they meet the following criteria:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 60 hours of completed coursework
  • Consent of the instructor
  • Consent of the department’s graduate advisor
  • Consent of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs via the Student Division of the Dean’s Office

Students who meet the above criteria and are interested in taking a graduate course for undergraduate credit must submit their request along with approval from the instructor, and consent of the department’s graduate advisor to the Student Division in the Dean’s Office for review.

If approved, the student will be given access to register for the course and the course will count as upper-division hours towards the student’s undergraduate degree. If the student would like the course to count towards a particular degree requirement, they should discuss it with their department advisor.

Students also have the option of registering for graduate courses and reserving for use towards a graduate degree. The requirements are similar but the process is maintained by the Graduate School. Once all other approvals are obtained, the Student Division in the Dean’s Office can provide undergraduate college approval.