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General Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree

A minimum of 128 credits of coursework — including up to a maximum of 16 credits of Development of Consciousness (DC) — is required for students to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

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 requirements:

Required Courses

  • MVS 100 or ED 101 The Transcendental Meditation Program (2 credits)
  • STC 108 or STC 109 The Science and Technology of Consciousness (6 credits)
  • Any Critical and Creative Thinking Seminar) (4 credits)
  • PHYS 110 Foundations of Physics and Cosmology (4 credits)
  • PH 101 Physiology Is Consciousness (4 credits)
  • WTG 191 College Composition 1 (may be waived based on transfer credit or the results of a diagnostic assessment) (4 credits)
  • WTG 192 College Composition 2 (may be waived based on transfer credit) (4 credits)
  • FOR 103 Health-Related Fitness (2 credits)
  • FOR 431 Higher States of Consciousness (2 credits) or MVS 202 Self-realization, Freedom, and Fulfillment: Seven States of Consciousness (4 credits)
  • A Forest Academy in each semester if enrolled in at least three blocks of classes. Students enrolled 1½ years or longer may miss one Forest Academy.
  • Any mathematics course numbered MATH 153. See math placement information
  • 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 assessment tests to measure each student’s overall progress. These tests are required both upon entry to the University and during the student’s final semester.
  • 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.