The following requirements apply to all degree, certificate, and specialized diploma programs:

  • Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C or higher) for all work applied toward the program at Northampton.
  • Students must successfully complete the specific program requirements as outlined elsewhere in this catalog.
  • If a student breaks matriculation for two consecutive major semesters, the program requirements in effect during the semester of re-entry shall be the student's graduation requirements.
  • A student may graduate under the requirements in effect during the year of entry into the program, those in effect during the year of re-entry (as described above), or those in effect during the year of graduation.
  • Formal application for graduation must be made by submitting the designated form to the Records Office prior to the date stipulated on the College calendar. A student must apply for each Specialized Diploma, Certificate and/or degree that he or she wishes to earn.
  • Students are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they have met all graduation requirements
  • Students seeking a second major or second degree must complete requirement for the second program with at least 15 different credits.

Additional requirements for specialized diplomas:

  • The specialized diploma program will have no less than 6 credits and typically no more than 30 credits.
  • At least one-fourth of the credits or a minimum of nine credits, whichever is greater, must be earned at Northampton.

Additional requirements for certificates:

  • The certificate program includes a minimum of 30 credits, and must include six credits outside the particular field, taken from the general education core.
  • At least one-fourth of the credits or a minimum of nine credits, whichever is greater, must be earned at Northampton.

Additional requirements for all degrees:

  • The degree program includes a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit.
  • At least one-fourth of the credits or a minimum of fifteen credits, whichever is greater, must be earned at Northampton.