Degree completion requirements

Catalog in effect for degree requirements

Students are expected to fulfill the curriculum requirements (including prerequisites required for admission) of the catalog year in effect at the time they matriculate to LLU. Subject to department approval, students may choose to complete degree requirements outlined in any CATALOG in effect during terms in which they are registered as accepted students in the selected program. A Change of Catalog form must be submitted no later than the deadline for submission of the Petition for Graduation for Graduate and Professional Programs or Undergraduate Intent to Graduate form. Submission deadlines are provided on these forms.  Revisions to a student’s program cannot be made during a student’s last term. Inactive students, who have either formally withdrawn from a program or been administratively withdrawn for whatever reason, who subsequently re-apply to a program are subject to the program requirements published in the CATALOG in effect at the time of re-entry. For additional information, consult the full policy in the LLU policies available through LLUH One Portal.

Academic service learning

Academic service learning is an education practice that takes learning into the community. A reciprocal relationship develops as students work with the community to identify focus areas and implement projects. Connecting classroom curricula with community needs deepens students’ engagement in the community while enabling them to develop mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional capacities. Involvement engages students in critical thinking, community relationship building, practical action, leadership, and reflection useful in their professional lives.

All students in degree programs (associate through doctoral) are required to complete an approved academic service-learning course prior to graduation.  Courses currently approved to meet this requirement are as follows: 

School of Allied Health Professions
AHCJ 328Wholeness Portfolio I1
AHCJ 494Senior Portfolio II3
AHCJ 519Graduate Wholeness Portfolio1
AHCJ 721Wholeness Portfolio I1
CLSM 105Procedures in Phlebotomy4
CMSD 588Educational Fieldwork II8
DTCS 304Community Nutrition4
DTCS 589Capstone Course in Nutrition and Dietetics3
HLIF 570Professional Portfolio2
OCTH 604Health, Society, and Participation3
OCTH 702Service Learning I3
ORPR 540Rehabilitative Care in Developing Nations3
ORPR 522Self-Care Portfolio and Community Outreach2
PAST 572Culture and Community for Physician Assistants3
PTAS 265Professional Seminar1
RTMR 344Professional Development and Service Learning3
RTRA 614Professional Portfolio1
School of Behavioral Health
CHLS 505Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Health Care3
School of Dentistry
DNES 200Curricular Practical Training0
DNES 500Curricular Practical Training0
DNES 504Curricular Practical Training for IDP0
School of Medicine
BIOL 664Science Communication Outreach1
GEOL 464Science Communication Outreach1
GEOL 664Science Communication Outreach1
IBGS 525Translational Research Training2
MDCJ 821Preventive Medicine and Population Health1.5-6
School of Nursing
NGRD 654Social Determinants of Health4
NRSG 415Community Mental Health Nursing4
NRSG 416LPublic Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory4
NRSG 434Public Health Nursing Laboratory for the Working RN3
School of Pharmacy
School of Public Health
GLBH 545Integrated Community Development4
GLBH 565Interventions in Community Health and Development I3
GLBH 567Interventions in Community Health and Development II3
GLBH 569Interventions in Community Health and Development III3
HADM 586Building Healthy Communities: Integrative Health Policy3
HPRO 537ACommunity Programs Laboratory—A2
HPRO 537BCommunity Programs Laboratory—B1
HPRO 537CCommunity Programs Laboratory—C1
NUTR 532Community Nutrition Intervention II1
PCOR 502Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle5
PHCJ 610Building Healthy Communities3
PMED 541Preventive Medicine in Public Health I2
PMED 548Preventive Medicine in Public Health VIII2
School of Religion
RELG 510Christian Service1,2
RELR 404Christian Service1,2
RELR 447AService Learning Practicum–International Project1
RELR 540Wholeness and Health3
RELT 534AService Learning Practicum–International Project1
RELT 534BService Learning Practicum–USA Project1

Graduation G.P.A. requirement

The minimum cumulative G.P.A. required is 2.0 for an undergraduate degree and 3.0 for a graduate degree with no grade on an individual course less than specified by the school offering the degree program. See scholastic standards section of this CATALOG for details.

Graduation

The responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests primarily upon the student. Therefore, students should read and understand the requirements as set forth in this CATALOG and consult carefully with their advisor to plan a sequence of courses each term that fulfills these requirements. A student's program of study is governed by the requirements listed in the University CATALOG at the time of admission; however, when circumstances demand, the University reserves the right to make changes with reference to admission, registration, tuition and fees, attendance, curriculum requirements, conduct, academic standing, candidacy, and graduation.

The undergraduate who plans to graduate must submit an Undergraduate Intent to Graduate form two quarters prior to graduation, except for Summer Quarter graduation which requires submission three quarters prior. Graduate students must submit a Graduation Petition for graduate and professional program.  See form for submission deadlines.

Commencement exercises

The candidate completing requirements in the Spring Quarter is expected to be present at commencement exercises. Permission for the degree to be conferred in absentia is contingent upon the recommendation of the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled to the provost and can be granted only by the provost. If a candidate has not satisfactorily fulfilled all requirements, the University reserves the right to prohibit participation in commencement exercises.

Diploma

When the profession is named in the degree title, or when the degree is indicated by the school name, no other designation is included on the official diploma issued to the graduate. When the profession or major is not named in the degree title, the profession or specialization is also indicated on the official diploma.