Compliance Certification Report

3.5.2
At least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree are earned through instruction offered by the institution awarding the degree. In the case of undergraduate degree programs offered through joint, cooperative, or consortia arrangements, the student earns 25 percent of the credits required for the degree through instruction offered by the participating institutions. (Institutional Credits for a Degree)
√ Compliant
Partially Compliant
Non-Compliant
Narrative:
The General Information Catalog at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) states that a minimum of 120 semester credit hours of applicable college credits are required for an undergraduate degree, of which a minimum of 30 hours must be completed in residence. This requirement is enforced by the University Registrar using degree audits and this requirement must be met before the student can be certified for graduation (1). However, individual programs at UTMB often have additional requirements, many of which are necessitated by national certification standards for health profession careers. As a result, the 30 hour minimum requirement may be less than 25% of the credit hours required for the degree, but is still consistent with the intent of this principle. A baccalaureate degree from the School of Nursing, for example, requires 123 semester hours and a baccalaureate from Clinical Laboratory Sciences in the School of Allied Health Sciences calls for 136 semester hours (2) (3).
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Source
1
UTMB General Information Catalog, 2007-2009, pp. 85-86
http://intranet.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices/PDF/Catalogs/Gen%20Info%20Catalog%2007-09web.pdf
2
UTMB School of Nursing Bulletin, 2007-2009, Prerequisites for All Baccalaureate Programs, p. 22
http://www.son.utmb.edu/academic_programs/SON%20Bulletin%202007-2009.pdf
3
UTMB Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program, Program Prerequisites
http://www.sahs.utmb.edu/cls/prereq.asp