Degree Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) Degree Requirements

Starting with the first-year class entering in fall 2018 (excluding transfer students), candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) Degree must complete the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least 38 courses worth three or more credit hours
  • Completion of at least 120 credit hours
  • Completion of the SFS-Q Core Curriculum
  • Completion of one of the major programs
  • Achievement of Foreign Language Proficiency
  • Attainment of a final cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of the university's two year residency requirement, including completing one half of the courses required for the major in residence


Incoming transfer students for 2018-2019 and all students who matriculated prior to fall 2018 must complete the following degree requirements:

  • Completion of at least 40 courses worth three or more credit hours
  • Completion of at least 120 credit hours
  • Completion of the SFS-Q Core Curriculum
  • Completion of one of the major programs
  • Achievement of Foreign Language Proficiency
  • Attainment of a final cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better
  • Completion of the university's two year residency requirement, including completing one half of the courses required for the major in residence