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Academics at the UW

Overview of Requirements for an Undergraduate Degree

A bachelor’s or baccalaureate degree is earned upon the completion of at least 180 college quarter credits*. These credits must include the completion of University general education requirements, additional College/School graduation requirements, and an area of specialization (i.e., a major). Proceeding at a pace of 15 credits per quarter (autumn, winter, and spring), you will complete 180 credits in four years.In addition to coursework, to graduate you must meet grade, credit, residence, and matriculation requirements.
*A few undergraduate degrees, like biochemistry and landscape architecture, require more than 180 credits.