The minimum number of credits required for each degree type are (quarter credits):
|Baccalaureate (B.A./B.F.A./B.S.)||A minimum of 180 earned credits which must include 36 credits within the major; 24 of which must be at the upper-division level|
|Masters (M.A./M.S. plus professional degree programs)||45 graduate credits, including thesis (6 to 12 credits) or research-in-lieu-of-thesis (3 to 6 credits)|
|Doctoral (Ph.D.)||No rigid credit requirement; the equivalent of at least three years of full-time graduate work beyond the bachelor’s degree (at least 108 graduate credits)|
|Undergraduate minor||27 credits; 12 of which must be at the upper-division level|
|Graduate minor: Masters||15 credits|
|Graduate minor: Doctoral||18 credits|
|Undergraduate Option||21 credits; 15 of which must be at the upper-division level|
|Graduate Option||12 credits|
|Undergraduate certificate||27 credits|
|Post-baccalaureate certificate||27 credits|
|Graduate certificate||18 credits|
See the academic catalog for general requirements for graduate degree programs.
Other useful credit hour numbers:
|135||The minimum number of completed credit hours for a student to be classified as a senior.|
|124||The maximum number of lower division credit hours that can be transferred from a community college or another four-year higher education institution.|
The minimum number of completed credit hours for a student to be classified as a junior.
|60||The minimum number of upper-division (300-400 level) credit hours required to graduate from OSU.|
The number of credit hours of the last 75 that must be OSU credit hours (academic residency requirement; includes OSU online courses).
The minimum number of completed credit hours for a student to be classified as a sophomore.
|36||The minimum number of credit hours to be considered as a transfer student (24 if enrolled in the Degree Partnership Program)|
|12||The maximum number of credit hours of professional/technical courses that are transferable to OSU; articulated as general elective, pass credits.|