Undergraduate Credit Hour Degree Requirements

Graduation Requirements–Associate of Arts in General Education

  • A minimum of 60 credits is required.
  • Completion of degree program requirements.
  • 15 lower division credits in residence.
  • 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average.
  • Degree requirements cannot be waived by the CSU or IGETC certification.
  • LBSU 100 Student Success Strategies and LBSU 105 Academic Foundations cannot be satisfied in transfer.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper-division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

Academic Major Credits and specific courses

  • See program listing. Students must follow general education and major requirements of the same year.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 21 credits of upper-division coursework in the major; a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in the major and in upper-division work.

Double Major (Seeking Concurrently)

  • A maximum of 18 credits may be duplicated by the second major.
  • Completion of all requirements for both majors.
  • Diploma(s) will be issued for each type of degree showing the majors completed at the time of graduation.


  • Must be completed in a discipline outside the student’s major or, outside the primary emphasis area in the social science major.
  • A minimum of 18 credits, 9 of which, may not be duplicated by the major.
  • A minimum of 9 upper-division credits.
  • A minimum of 6 upper-division credits completed in residence.
  • 2.0 cumulative average and 2.0 GPA for all upper-division coursework.


  • Course of the student’s own choosing taken beyond requirements of general education and major/minor in order to meet minimum credit requirements for graduation.

Second or Additional Bachelor’s Degree at Brandman or Chapman University

(After initial Bachelors degree has been conferred)

  • A student must apply and be admitted to seek a second bachelor degree or major.
  • All major requirements must be met.
  • A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence beyond the minimum requirements for the first bachelor’s degree.  
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity and LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations are waived for all bachelor degree holders from another regionally accredited institution.