2018-2019 University Catalog

Graduation Requirements

General Requirements

Each student receiving a degree from Multnomah University must meet the following standards:

  1. Demonstration of commendable spiritual life and Christian character in harmony with the school’s code of conduct stated in the student handbook.
  2. Attendance at required devotional meetings.
  3. Classification as a registered student the year of graduation.
  4. Application for graduation filed two semesters prior to graduation.
  5. Financial clearance from the Business Office.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

  1. Minimum of 124 semester hours of credit.
  2. A 30 semester hour core in Bible and theology. Transfer students may have a reduced requirement.
  3. A major as detailed in the following pages.
  4. General education courses as prescribed in the program.
  5. A minimum of 32 semester hours must be completed through Multnomah University. These must include 15 hours in the Bible core and 15 hours in the student’s major. Students must complete 20 of the final 30 credits through Multnomah.
  6. At least 36 hours of upper-division credit.
  7. A minimum 2.0 grade point average including a minimum 2.0 in the major. 
  8. Six Service learning non­academic credits.
  9. Normally complete the program within an eight year period from the date of initial enrollment.

Graduation Honors

Graduating seniors will be honored for outstanding academic achievement based on their cumulative grade point average as of the end of fall semester of their senior year. Highest Honors will be awarded to those with a 3.95-4.0 g.p.a. High Honors will be awarded to those with a 3.80-3.94 g.p.a. Honors will be awarded to those with a 3.50-3.79 g.p.a. Students earning academic honors will be noted in the com­mencement­ program and have a gold seal indicating the honor affixed to their diploma.

Baccalaureate Speakers

Two senior class speakers are chosen each year by the faculty from among bachelor’s candidates.

Those chosen are selected for their excellence in meeting the requirements for graduation as well as for their speaking ability. They deliver their messages at Baccalaureate Chapel.

Who’s Who

From the graduating seniors, the faculty selects a limited number for inclusion in the national awards listing of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”

Nomination is based upon student scholarship, leadership, activities, usefulness and service to the college, as well as promise.

Recognition of this honor is made during Baccalaureate Chapel.