Undergraduates may enroll in graduate courses only under the conditions specified below:
Graduate Credit Earned as a Senior
Graduate credit usually may not be earned in advance of the baccalaureate degree. Seniors may, however, be granted approval to earn a maximum of 12 units of course work in the 400 and 500 levels designated as acceptable for graduate credit and taken at this university towards their prospective graduate programs (based upon faculty recommendation, academic performance (in general a grade‑point average of 3.0 (B) in the major), and promise of academic achievement in post‑graduate study). Approval is subject to the following conditions: (a) the course work must be in addition to that required for the undergraduate major; and (b) the undergraduate student must have a "Petition to Earn Graduate Credit in the Senior Year" approved by the departmental graduate advisor and the department chair prior to enrollment. (PS-92-08)
In those areas in which graduate credit is for a credential only, the petition must be submitted to the appropriate department in the College of Education. Petitions submitted after completion of course(s) will not be approved.
Under special conditions, seniors who have a 3.0 grade‑point average or better in their major and who have adequate undergraduate preparation in the subject may enroll in up to 12 units in the 500‑599 series to fulfill the elective requirements of the bachelor's degree. The course work may not be applied to the units of 500‑600 level course work required by the department or college for the master's degree. The student must have a "Petition to Earn Credit Toward a Bachelor's Degree for a 500‑Level Course Taken in the Senior Year" approved by the instructor and department chair before registration in the class(es) is permitted. (PS 92-09)
Majors, Minors and Certificate Programs