Courses Requiring at Least "C" Grades
Students are required to earn a minimum of a C grade in each course designated by the major as a C-required course. There will be at least 15 credits of C-required courses designated for each baccalaureate degree major and 7 credits for each associate degree major.
Identifying C-Required Courses
In the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin, C-required courses are designated by the following symbol and footnote: " A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44." The symbol, , may be listed with each C-required course in the major (see Example 1) or it may accompany a heading to indicate that all courses listed under the heading are C-required (see Example 2).
On a degree audit, C-required courses are designated by the statement "C OR HIGHER GRADE REQUIRED," which is either listed with a course or group of courses (see Example 3) or provided in the category heading (see Example 4).
**C OR HIGHER GRADE REQUIRED**
COURSE LIST: CHEM 110 OR 106, 112 MATH 140
If a student takes a C-required course and a grade of D or F is reported, the student's degree audit will not indicate that the requirement has been fulfilled.
Most Recommended Academic Plans include a Quick Filter in the top right corner that can be used to bold the names of courses requiring a C or better (see Example 5).
Example 5 (click on image to see a larger version)
Academic Difficulty in a C-Required Course
Because C-required courses are considered to be critical courses in a major, if a student earns a grade of D or F in one or more of these courses he/she may want to consider the reason for this unsatisfactory performance. If his/her performance relates to a lack of interest and/or ability, he/she may want to consider the appropriateness of this major. Consultation in the Division of Undergraduate Studies is available for students who have concerns about their curricular choice.
Reviewed: July 2015
Last Update: May 2008
Reference(s): Senate Policy 82-44