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Graduation Requirements

* The responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements lies with the student.

The following requirements must be met in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts:

  • Student must have an OU retention and combined retention grade point average of 2.50 or higher.  The Music Education degree requires GPAs of 2.75.
  • Student must have successfully completed a minimum of 124 semester hours inclusive of general education, major course work, and electives.  Hours vary depending on degree.
  • Student must earn a “C” or better in each course in his/her major.
  • Student must complete a minimum of 40 hours of general education approved coursework as outlined by the college and the university.
  • Student must complete at least one general education approved course at the upper-division level (3000 – 4000), outside the student’s major. Students should take advantage of the “Attribute Type” tool at or utilize search options at when enrolling in general education course requirements.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of upper division (3000-4000 level) course work.
  • Oklahoma State Regents policy requires each student to complete a minimum of 60 hours at a senior (4 year) institution.
  • Student must complete a senior graduation check with an academic counselor in the Fine Arts Dean’s Office.  To schedule an appointment go to:
  • Student must complete an Application for Graduation at  This application must be on file with the University Records Office in order for the student to officially graduate from the university.

Degrees with Distinction Policy
For a student to be recommended for a degree with distinction he or she must have a minimum combined retention G.P.A. and OU retention G.P.A. of 3.50. To be recommended for a degree with special distinction, a student must have a minimum combined retention G.P.A. of 3.50 and a minimum OU retention G.P.A. of 3.90. The final semester will be included in the G.P.A. that determines distinction awards. In addition to the required grade point average, students must have completed at least 60 hours in OU residence. No student will be granted a degree with distinction or with special distinction who has been subject to disciplinary action.

Approved by Fine Arts Council
November 15, 2000

Senior Graduation Check

All College of Fine Arts Seniors should complete a Graduation Check at least one semester before they plan to graduate.  To schedule a Graduation Check, make an appointment with one of the Academic Advisors at