How do I know I am making progress toward my degree?


(average credit load for first year student is 15 -17 credit hours)

  • Writing Course 3 - 5 hours
  • Natural Sciences 3 - 5 hours
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hours
  • Humanities and Arts, or Cultural Diversity in the US 3 hours
  • MATH or Language 3 hours


  • First year (0-29 semester hours)
  • Sophomore (30-59 semester hours)
  • Junior (60-89 semester hours)
  • Senior (90+ semester hours)
Catalog for each major
The checksheets contain information about all the requirements that must be completed to earn your degree. The Undergraduate Catalog is the “letter of the law,” but most students find the checksheet a little more “user-friendly.” You should update your checksheet each semester so it reflects the courses you have completed. You can check your Degree Audit online to see your progress at any time.
After you are registered for your final semester of classes, check your degree audit to confirm all of your graduation requirements are fulfilled. You will need to apply for graduation by completing an electronic Application for Graduation (available in your Student Center in your MyBGSU portal) by the end of the second week of classes during the fall and spring semesters or by the end of the first week of the summer semester; a $35 nonrefundable fee is assessed. After these deadlines, applications for graduation will need to be completed in the College Office.
AN IMPORTANT REMINDER: Students are responsible for knowing all requirements and policies in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Updated: 04/12/2023 03:47PM