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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Engineering Degree Requirements  

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a prescribed program of study in their declared major, outlined in the Programs of Study chapter, including the distribution requirements for departmental, technical, general, and humanities/social sciences electives. The total number of credits required for graduation varies from 123 to 132 credits in the four-year program, depending on the major.

Students in the five-year, dual-degree (B.S./B.A. or B.S./B.S.) program must complete at least an additional 30 credits acceptable toward the second degree and must plan a total program that satisfies all the degree requirements of both the School of Engineering and the school offering the second degree. See the Programs of Study chapter for further information.

The degree of bachelor of science from the School of Engineering is not awarded to any candidate who has earned fewer than 30 credits at Rutgers. Not more than 12 of the last 42 credits for the degree may be taken outside Rutgers.

The degree of bachelor of science from the School of Engineering is not awarded to any candidate whose university cumulative grade-point average is less than 2.000 or whose cumulative grade-point average in the major as designated by "M" prefixes is less than 2.000.

Graduation and Diploma.  Degrees are conferred by the university upon recommendation of the faculty only at annual commencement at the end of the spring semester. Students completing degree requirements in August or January may ask the registrar for a certificate attesting to their completion of degree requirements.  Students must complete a Diploma Application, and diplomas will be distributed by the Registrar's Office soon thereafter (in July for May grads, in October for August grads, in March for January grads).

Graduation with Honors.  Honors are noted on the student's diploma and in the list of degrees and honors conferred. Students whose cumulative grade-point averages at the end of the senior year are at least 3.200, 3.400, or 3.650 may be graduated with "Honors," "High Honors," or "Highest Honors," respectively.

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