Bachelor’s Degree

For a bachelor’s degree, basic requirements for graduation include:

  • Fulfillment of the Miami Plan:


    Foundation courses

    36 semester hours


    Thematic Sequence

    9 semester hours


    Capstone Experience

    3 semester hours


    Field (major/ courses,
    divisional requirements,


    80-86 semester



    128 semester hours

OR fulfillment of the Honors Plan (which takes the place of the Foundation courses, Thematic Sequence, and Capstone Experience; for more information regarding the Honors Plan requirements, see p. 23 or contact the Honors Program at 513-529-3399).

  • Of the total 128 semester hours, at least 32 must be from Miami University (any campus), including 12 of the final 20 hours required for the bachelor’s degree.
  • At least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.
  • If you are enrolled in an arts- professional arrangement program, in which you transfer to another university after three years, you must earn 96 Miami hours in the College of Arts and Science. In all cases, 32 of your last 40 hours must be from Miami.
  • Applying for graduation whether or not you plan to attend the ceremony.

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