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General Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

A minimum of 128 credits (semester hours) is required for students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. This may include up to 16 credits in Development of Consciousness courses and up to 16 hours of directed study and internship credit.

Undergraduate degree students can apply transfer credits to cover general education requirements, and electives, and up to half the course work in the major, for a maximum of 90 total credits. Transfer credits are accepted for courses completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Within these credits, students must fulfill the following courses and requirements:

Required Courses

  • MVS 100 Instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique (waived for those who have learned the TM technique before coming to the University)
  • STC 108 The Science and Technology of Consciousness
  • Any critical and creative thinking course
  • WTG 191 College Composition 1 (may be waived based on transfer credit or the results of a diagnostic assessment)
  • WTG 192 College Composition 2 (students may petition to waive based on transfer credit)
  • PH 101 Physiology Is Consciousness
  • FOR 103 Health-Related Fitness
  • FOR 431 Higher States of Consciousness or MVS 202 Self-realization, Freedom, and Fulfillment
  • PHYS 310 Foundations of Physics and Cosmology
  • Students enroll in a two-week Forest Block at the beginning of each semester that they are enrolled for at least three 4-week blocks. Students enrolled 1½ years or longer may miss one Forest Academy.
  • Any mathematics course numbered MATH 153 or higher. See math placement information for other ways of satisfying this requirement.
  • Completion of requirements for a major field of study, listed under Degree Programs. (A maximum of 50% of the credits in a major may be satisfied by transfer credit.)

Other Requirements

  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • General university assessments are administered as part of the University’s evaluation of its academic programs. They have no bearing on students’ standing, but every student is required to participate upon entry to the University and again prior to graduation.
  • Placement tests administered at the beginning of each semester to determine which courses students need to enroll in to satisfy their composition and mathematics requirements.

The above information is subject to change anytime. Students already enrolled at the University should contact the graduation director for their degree requirements.