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Oklahoma State University

Program Requirements

The student is governed by and is responsible for all University Academic Regulations provided in the OSU Catalog.  A partial summary of the regulations are summarized below.


  • You must complete the bachelor’s degree requirements provided on an IE&M checksheet. You may use any checksheet which corresponds to your first date (or later) of enrollment (matriculation) at an institution of higher education and is dated no more than six years before your date of graduation (e.g., the 1998 requirements must be completed by July, 2004 - Academic Regulation 3.2).
  • A Graduation/Retention grade point average of 2.00 or higher must be earned for the specified hours on the degree checksheet (including any electives), in addition to the 2.00 or higher g.p.a. required by the department in the major field. Calculation of major g.p.a. includes all courses in the right hand column of the Industrial Engineering and Management major requirements sheet (Academic Regulation 7.6).
  • No courses may be taken Pass/No Pass and the School of IE&M has no free electives (Advanced Standing or CLEP credit are the exception - Academic Regulation 6.6).
  • CLEP or Advanced Standing Exams may NOT be a part of the last fifteen hours used for a degree (Academic Regulation 4.6).
  • Credits earned through extension plus any credits earned through correspondence cannot exceed one-fourth of the credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Students may not use transfer credits to satisfy more than one-half of the IE&M course requirements. Credits earned through Advanced Standing examinations cannot exceed one-half of the total semester hours required at the lower-division level or the upper-division level (Academic Regulations 4.2, 4.3 and 4.6).
  • A diploma application should be filed with the Registrar’s Office within the first two weeks of the semester in which you expect to graduate. A graduation fee must be paid with the tuition for the final semester (Academic Regulations 7.7 and 7.9).
  • If you have a grade of "I", be sure that you complete the requirements to have the "I" removed within one year and also be sure that your instructor has changed the grade in the Registrar’s Office. The maximum credit a student can earn over any period of time is equal to one and one-half times the number of weeks in that period (e.g., three hours in two weeks; twenty-four hours in sixteen weeks - Academic Regulations 5.2 and 6.2).
  • A candidate for graduation must be enrolled in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology for at least two semesters, or one semester and one summer session, or three summer sessions immediately preceding graduation (Academic Regulations 7.3 and 7.4).
  • The University requires a minimum of six semester credit hours in English composition for a baccalaureate degree. The required sequence of courses is ENGL 1113 and ENGL 3323 (Academic Regulation 3.5).
  • Deviations from required courses must have the approval of the Undergraduate Program Advisor, School Head, and the Dean of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. Lower division courses may not be used as deviations for upper division requirements unless the upper division requirements are waived as a part of the division. Required courses in English, American History, and American Government cannot be waived  (Academic Regulation 3.8).


  • At least sixty credit hours must be taken at an accredited 4-year university (Academic Regulation 1.2).
  • One-half of the upper division requirements in the student’s major are to be completed in residence at OSU (Academic Regulation 1.2 and 7.2)
  • The student must have earned at least twenty-four hours of residence credit at OSU including the last eighteen hours of credit (Academic Regulation 7.2).
  • Credits earned in junior college cannot exceed a total of sixty-five hours toward a B.S. degree (Academic Regulation 1.2).
  • Concurrent enrollment at another institution and at OSU, must be approved in advance by the Undergraduate Program Advisor and the Dean of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (Academic Regulation 5.5).
  • A maximum of eight hours of extension credit and eight hours of correspondence credit earned at another institution may be applied toward degree requirements at OSU (Academic Regulation 4.2).


  • You must have a grade point average of 3.5, both overall and in the major field.
  • You must have a total of twelve semester credit hours with grades of "A" or "B" in honors sections of first or second year courses from at least three of the following areas: English or foreign languages, mathematics or logic, social sciences, natural or physical sciences, and humanities.
  • You must have honors credit with grades of "A" or "B" in a total of twelve semester hours of junior and senior courses within your major field, including at least three hours of independent study.
  • You must complete a formal application for the honors degree within two weeks after the beginning of the semester in which you expect to graduate.

If you have any questions about any of the above requirements, please talk to the Director of Engineering Student Services (EN 101) or to the  IE&M Undergraduate Program Advisor for clarification.  Remember, YOU are responsible for knowing and meeting the requirements of your IE&M check-sheet.