OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Degree Requirements

Advising

Maintaining contact with your advisor is critical to the successful and timely completion of your degree requirements. Regular advising is required for undergraduate students. How often advising is required varies by college; contact your college head advising office for further information.

General Catalog

Use the general catalog to research program requirements and course descriptions.

MyDegrees

MyDegrees is a web-based degree checklist program and academic advising tool designed to assist students and advisors in reviewing degree progress. It organizes a student's academic transcript chronologically and categorically, identifying courses they have completed and courses still needed to fulfill the degree requirements.

Major features of the system include:

  • Degree Checklist—See a visual presentation of degree progress.
  • 'What if' Scenarios—Determine how courses already taken apply to other majors.
  • Student Educational Plans—Plan which courses to take and when to support degree progress
  • Checklist Notes—Record important reminders and advice related to degree progress.
  • GPA Calculator—Calculate GPA by term and overall.
  • Data Collection to support course forecasting and course demand.

Access to MyDegrees: Log into MyOSU, click on Student tab, under My Student Stuff click "MyDegrees", then click the Submit MyDegrees box.

View the MyDegrees video tutorials

Academic Regulations

Degree requirements are identified in the Academic Regulations.

Postbaccalaureate Students

Postbaccalaureate students are required to have 32 credits in residence (Academic Regulation 26) as well as meet the 45-credit academic residency requirement defined in Academic Regulation 25.f. Some students have completed courses at Oregon State University as a nondegree-seeking student. The courses must have been taken after students have been awarded their first baccalaureate degree, regardless of where the degree was conferred. These courses can be considered for inclusion in the 32-credit requirement and the 45-credit academic residency requirement. Courses remain on the transcript as nondegree-seeking credits. An exception will be made in MyDegrees to reduce the credits required for academic residency based on the number of credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student. Up to 36 credits can be considered to be in compliance with Academic Regulation 1.b.

Former OSU Students Who Did Not Graduate

Former OSU students who contact the Registrar’s Office asking for transcripts and diplomas sometimes discover they did not, in fact, graduate. Reasons for this may include:

  • Students did not complete academic requirements in the term they applied for graduation and, after completing requirements in a subsequent term, the student did not reapply for graduation in the subsequent term.
  • Students assume they graduated because they received their diplomas at Spring Commencement, but the diplomas had to be cancelled due to unfulfilled graduation requirements or minimum grade/GPA requirements were not met.
  • Students who want to complete graduation requirements:
    • Must be a currently admitted student at Oregon State University. If not currently admitted, student must apply for re-admission via the Readmission Application form.
    • Can only be re-admitted to currently active programs. If the student’s program was terminated since leaving OSU, the student must select another program.
    • Need to apply for graduation in the next available term.
    • Must meet with their academic advisor to determine graduation requirements for the current program. Students must complete any additional requirements of the current program. If no additional course work is needed and the degree can be awarded, an official transcript note identifying the year the course work was completed will be added to the transcript.