Degree Requirements

In order to graduate, students must complete the following items:

1. 120 unit minimum

  • Units comprised of General Education, Major & Electives

2. GPA of 2.0+ in three areas:

  • in the major
  • in all Fresno State coursework
  • total/cumulative units (some majors require a 2.0 in every class)

3. Specific Course Requirements

4. Upper Division Writing Skills (after 60 and before 90 units completed)

  • All students must pass the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE) OR Pass a "W" course with a grade of C/CR or higher. Here is a PDF document with the current list of "W" courses.  Some programs require a specific "W" course.
  • Students should contact the Bulldog Testing Center by calling 559.278.4137 for exam dates and registration information or visit their website.

5. Residence units (30 units total; 24 are upper division, 12 are in the major, and 9 in G.E.)

6. ePortfolio Submissions 

7. Pay graduation fee at the cashier's window - Joyal Administration South Lobby

8. File graduation application with cashier's receipt attached in the Degree Advising Office (Joyal Administration Building, Room 115) during specific filing periods