General Education Requirements - Bachelor's Degree
Major Requirements: 40-60+
Each major has a specified list of courses and requirements. The number of required credits ranges from 40 to the maximum of 60, unless there are strong extenuating circumstances and an exemption has been made due to outside accreditation requirements or as passed by the Academic Affairs Council. Some of the major requirements overlap with general education requirements. Students should consult the requirements for their majors before registering for any courses. Students are responsible for registering for the proper courses and should heed the advice of their advisors.
Before registering for French or Spanish courses, placement testing is required for all students who have previously taken French or Spanish at the high school level.
Music Large/Small Ensembles
Students will be allowed to count up to 8 credits toward graduation from courses numbered MUS-177-179, 185-188, 192-199, and to be taken no more than one per semester.
General Education Requirements
The general education requirements provide a common experience for all students; therefore, the courses ENG-180, HST-180, MUS-180, PHL-180, and LDR-150 must be completed at Indiana Wesleyan University and are not eligible as transfer credit once the student is enrolled. These courses target specific outcomes desired of all graduates in accordance with IWU's mission and are required of all students as a designed common experience component. However, the rest of the general education requirements, except science lab, biblical literature and health and wellness courses, can be met by demonstrating proficiency or competency in a given area. Students should check the program guidelines or the Registrar's Office for ways to demonstrate proficiency or competency.
All students must complete the current complement of 180 courses (ENG-180, MUS-180, HST-180, PHL-180) within the first four semesters of their academic program. LDR-150 must be taken in the first semester.
This course must be taken in the student's first semester. It will provide students with a clear sense of the university's mission. It will enrich their understanding of the role of various academic disciplines in preparing them to become world changers, and will provide a clear challenge early in their academic career to do so.
These courses are built on the model of a basic focus on seven major historical periods: Great Age of the Greeks, Greco-Roman World, Medieval Era, Renaissance and Reformation, Rise of Modern Empire and Age of Enlightenment, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century. John Wesley Honors College students may meet this requirement by taking four semesters of HNR-100.
Two courses in biblical literature--one from the New Testament and one from the Old Testament.
One course in writing (WRI) above 120 or literature (ENG) above 200 except for ENG-140, ENG-141, ENG-170, ENG-201, ENG-241, ENG-352, ENG-383, ENG-455 and WRI-210, COM-223, WRI-360, WRI-356, WRI-475.
Students may take two PHE Activity courses in one semester. The courses must be taken sequentially (i.e. one must meet in the first half of the term; the other must meet in the second half of the term). Students may add the second class up until the day the class starts if there are openings in the class, and the drop/add slip is signed by the professor of the class.
Graduation Requirements and Procedures
Application for graduation must be made two semesters before the expected graduation date. Application forms are available in the Registrar's Office and at http://wildcat.indwes.edu/Registrar/Forms/. The application form must be completed and signed by all academic advisors. A student may complete his/her requirements at midyear, in the spring, or in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in December, April, and August and conferral of degrees happen only on these commencement dates. Only those completing all requirements by August and December are eligible to participate in the August and December commencements, respectively. Undergraduate CAS students whose graduation is conditional upon May or summer school attendance may be granted the right to special participation in the spring commencement exercises before all graduation requirements have been met. In this case, the degree will be awarded in August; after all degree requirements have been completed.
Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
Completion of all general education requirements
Attendance at graduation exercises is required. Petitions for the "in absentia" granting of degrees must be approved by the university registrar.
Academic Honors - CAS and Pre-licensure Undergraduate Candidates
Graduation Honors are a recognition given to baccalaureate students at commencement to acknowledge outstanding grade point averages earned. No Honors are awarded at the associate or the master's degree level. Eligibility for Honors is determined as follows
Baccalaureate degree candidates will be awarded Honors as follows
Diplomas - CAS and Pre-licensure Nursing
Diplomas are mailed after the conferral of degrees. The university confers degrees three times a year in the spring, fall and winter (April, August and December). Diplomas indicate degree earned, date of degree, major, and honors. A student's financial account must be settled to receive a diploma or transcript.