Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 128 credit hours is required for the baccalaureate degree. All candidates for graduation must take their final 32 hours with Gardner-Webb University. Students transferring from community colleges are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours of subsequent study in senior colleges or universities, with at least the final 32 hours with Gardner-Webb. A student must have a minimum grade of 2.0 on each course counted toward the major. A transfer student is required to complete at least one-half of the major (a minimum of 15 credit hours) at Gardner-Webb.

Application for Graduation

Each student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements for the chosen degree program. In cooperation with his/her success coach or faculty advisor, the student is also responsible for filing an application for graduation with the Registrar through WebbConnect. Students must apply for graduation by the published deadline listed on the Academic Calendar. Specific deadlines will be published and a late fee will be imposed after the deadline date. A final deadline will also be published after which applications will be carried forward to the next scheduled Commencement.

Commencement Participation Policy

Participation in Commencement exercise is not required. If a student is unable to participate in the Commencement ceremony upon completion of degree requirements, the student must send an email to