Degrees are awarded to candidates who have fulfilled the following requirements:
- 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;
- Attainment of 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:
For Associate Degrees this is a minimum of 24 credit hours, with 12 hours of this work needing to be in the specialty courses of the chosen curriculum.
For Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees this is a minimum of 30 credit hours, with 14 hours of this work needing to be in the student’s major;
Submission of a Petition for Graduation approximately one year preceding the date of expected graduation. Contact the Registrar’s Office for specific graduation petition due dates. A new petition must be submitted in the event requirements for graduation are not completed before the end of the Summer semester;
- Full payment of all financial obligations to the University.
The minimum expectation for the successful completion of art, architecture and interior design studio course work in the College of Architecture and Design necessitates that for every hour of in-class studio time per week, an equal amount of course hours of outside work be devoted to the accomplishment of studio and studio related course projects and assignments.
Technical and non-technical electives appropriate for each curriculum will be defined by the major departments concerned. They will also define the permissible distribution of these electives among humanities, the student’s major field, cognate fields and others.
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 Tech. However, only courses taken at the University qualify for honor point credits. For Associate Degrees, a transfer student must have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at LTU to be eligible for diploma honors. For Bachelor Degrees, a transfer student must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours at LTU to be eligible for diploma honors.
Honors are determined based upon the grade point average the semester prior to the graduating semester. The words Cum Laude will be inscribed on the diploma provided the graduate has earned a grade point average of at least 3.25. The words Magna Cum Laude will be inscribed if the graduate has earned a grade point average of at least 3.50. The words Summa Cum Laude will be inscribed if the graduate has earned a grade point average of at least 3.75.