Students pursuing majors in the College of Arts and Sciences or in Pre-licensure Nursing are expected to complete all academic requirements pertaining to their major. Additional requirements may be identified by specific divisions or programs and students should contact those areas for further information.
Indiana Wesleyan University confers the following degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Nursing:
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Associate of Science (A.S.)
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
Degree Requirements - CAS and Pre-licensure Nursing
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and Pre-licensure Nursing
To earn a degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, undergraduate students must take the last 30 semester hours of course credit needed to fulfill degree requirements at IWU. A minimum of nine hours of course credit from any major or minor must also be earned at IWU. The clinical experience required of medical technology majors, or a semester away in a university-approved program, is accepted as in residence.
Please see the Graduate School for requirements for specific majors at this degree level.
Catalog Governing Graduation
Students must fulfill all university and departmental requirements for the catalog under which he or she was enrolled.
Students may meet the graduation requirements as stated in the university catalog under which they enrolled, provided they maintain continuous enrollment and make normal progress toward a degree so that the degree may be earned within a maximum of six years. If they withdraw from Indiana Wesleyan University, the graduation requirements, as stated in the catalog under which they resume enrollment, will apply. Students changing majors or programs, adding or changing a minor, or moving from the College of Adult and Professional Studies to the College of Arts and Sciences or School of Nursing Pre-licensure nursing programs, or vice-versa, must meet requirements as stated in the catalog that is current at the time they make such changes. Students may at any time change from an earlier catalog to a subsequent current catalog, but must meet all requirements for graduation of that catalog. Indiana Wesleyan University reserves the right to modify the curriculum as necessary.
Undergraduate Degrees and Majors Offered
MajorsA.S. and A.A. Degrees
Most programs leading to the A.S. or A.A. degree require 24 hours in the major subject. Each department offering these degrees specifies the required courses. Each major designates the degree.
MajorsB.S., B.S.N., B.Mus., and A.B. Degrees
A major will consist of at least a minimum of 40-48 hours of approved courses. Some programs may require more than 48 hours when required for accreditation standards, the Guild, or Graduate School. Each major specifies the designated course requirements.
A minimum of 12 hours in the major must be in courses above the sophomore level. A grade-point average of 2.25 or higher, or as defined in each major, must be earned in courses specified in the major. More than one major may be taken.
Students should make application for admission to the major by the end of the sophomore year in most cases.
Students may also take a minor subject as noted in each department. A minor will consist of a minimum of 18-24 hours in the subject area. Each department offering the minor may specify required courses. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher, or as defined in each minor, must be earned in courses specified in the minor. No more than three hours may be shared between a minor and a certificate. A maximum of six hours of credit may be shared between a minor and a major if permitted by the programs of study. A minor must include at least 15 unduplicated hours in any other major or minor.
A second major may be declared with the Registrar's Office or the Office of Student Services by any current student. A student must earn a minimum of 51 unique (unduplicated hours) between the two majors. No more than three hours may be shared between a minor and a certificate; six credits may be shared between a major and a certificate. A maximum of six hours of credit may be shared between a minor and a major if permitted by the programs of study. After graduating with a baccalaureate degree, a student may add a major by completing the requirements of the major subject as listed in the current catalog. If no additional coursework in the proposed added major have been taken within 10 years of graduation, a minimum number of nine new credits in the major are required. New general education requirements will not need to be met to post an additional major.
If an Indiana Wesleyan University graduate wishes to return to the university to earn a second degree at the same degree level, he or she may do so if pursuing a different degree and major. All current requirements for the second degree must be met, including general education requirements, and at least 30 additional semester (IWU) hours must be taken.
To have this opportunity, a student must make application to the Registrar's Office or the Office of Student Services at the beginning of the semester in which the second major/degree will be completed.
Late declaration of a major, double majoring, or the addition of a minor may delay the date of graduation.
General Education Requirements - Associate Degree