commencement graduation requirements

Degrees are awarded to candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements:

Minimum Undergraduate Requirements

Note:  additional requirements apply to particular degree programs, please consult your academic advisor.

  • Satisfactory completion of all requirements in one of the degree programs as set forth in the Catalog. Any student required to take Basic Studies courses (course level zero) will receive credit hours and grade points for such courses, but the credit hours earned for these Basic Studies courses will not be included in the total hours required for graduation;
  • Undergraduate students Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all credit hours earned at LTU;
  • Completion of the last two semesters of work for a degree at LTU:

Associate Degrees

A minimum of 24 credit hours taken at LTU, with 12 hours of this work in the specialty courses of the    
chosen curriculum.

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees

A minimum of 30 credit hours taken at LTU, with 14 hours of this work in student’s chosen major.

Graduate Requirements

  • Graduate students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all credit hours earned at LTU;
  • Master degrees offered through the College of Arts & Sciences, Management, and Engineering are awarded upon completion of all required course work within seven years of matriculation;
  • Both undergraduate and graduate students must submit a Petition for Graduation approximately one semester before graduating. A new petition must be submitted in the event the student does not complete degree requirements within one year;
  • Full payment of all financial obligations to the University. This includes exit counseling for loan recipients.

 


 Doctoral Requirements 

If you are a doctoral student there are a few extra steps to take when it comes to finishing up your program. Along with turning in a petition to graduate form you will need to do the following:

Publish your dissertation. 

Supplemental Doctoral Form.
 (These should be submitted as a Word document electronically to graduation@ltu.edu by April 1st.)

 


Honors Eligibility

Diploma Honors will be granted to the degree recipients on the basis of the student’s record for all course work in the degree program at Lawrence Technological University. However, only courses taken at the University qualify for honor point credits.

The GPA of the student's graduating semester will be used to determine honors.

Undergraduate

Associate Degrees-A transfer student must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at LTU to be eligible for diploma honors.

Bachelor Degrees- A transfer student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours at LTU to be eligible for diploma honors.

Honors are granted as follows for Undergraduate students:

3.25-3.49 GPA-Cum Laude
3.50-3.74 GPA-Magna Cum Laude
3.75-4.00 GPA-Summa Cum Laude

NOTE: The above is for diploma honors. This means that honors will appear on your diploma and transcript.  For commencement ceremony and program purposes, the gpa and credit hours for the Fall semester prior to graduation will be used.

Graduate

Architecture students:  Minimum 3.50 cumulative gpa as of the final semester of the degree program - "With Distinction" will be placed on the diploma and transcript.

The College of Engineering, the College of Management, and the College of Arts and Sciences currently does not offer graduation honors to their graduate students.

NOTE: The above is for diploma honors. This means that honors will appear on your diploma and transcript.  For commencement ceremony and program purposes, the gpa and credit hours for the Fall semester prior to graduation will be used.