College Academic Policies
The material contained herein is subject to change from time to time and this publication cannot be considered an agreement or contract between individual students and the College. The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts reserves the right to alter or amend the terms, conditions and requirements, and to eliminate programs or courses as necessary. Once enrolled, students should consult on a regular basis with their Faculty Mentor (if applicable) and Academic Advisor for specific information regarding academic policies pertaining to their respective programs.
While a 12-credit schedule in a regular semester is considered full-time study, students normally carry five courses (15-17 credits) in one semester. Students on academic probation may not take more than 15 credits.
Academic loads for non-native speakers of English enrolled in degree programs are based on the university’s English language proficiency requirements in consultation with Duquesne University’s English as a Second Language Program advisement.
Limits on Inter-School Electives
Except for those students who choose to complete an inter-school program or joint degree program, a maximum of 12 credits in courses outside of the College of Liberal Arts may be applied to the B.A. or B.S. degree.
Major and Minor in Same Department
Students may not major and minor in the same department, with the exception of language majors, who may minor in a second language, majors in computer science or mathematics, and certain majors in Journalism and Multimedia Arts, who may major or minor in the companion discipline.
Sequential courses must be taken in proper sequence. Credit will not be given for a prerequisite course if courses for which it is prerequisite already have been taken.
Transfer Credits from Junior or Community Colleges
The College will transfer a maximum of 60 academically acceptable credits from accredited junior or community colleges.
Transfer Credits toward the Major
After a student has declared a major in the College, any course the student wishes to take at another institution to fulfill a major requirement must have the major department's prior approval. Individual departments may establish a maximum number of credits they will accept from other institutions toward a major in their department.