Degree Requirements

The New York State's Regents' Rules define the minimum points necessary to receive a bachelor’s or Master’s degree. The University may not award a degree for fewer credits than the Regents prescribe. Schools may, and often do, expect students to earn a greater number.  The actual number of credits required for each degree program is described on the web site of the school in which it is offered.

Bachelor’s degrees require at least 120 points of course credit, of which at least 75 percent must be liberal arts and sciences courses for a Bachelor of Arts and 50 percent for a Bachelor of Sciences. 

For a Master’s degree, the minimum number of credits is 30. 

The Regent’s regulations do not specify a minimum for doctoral degree but do require at least three academic years of full-time graduate studies or their part-time equivalent in part-time.