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    Saint Anselm College
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalogue

Requirements for Graduation


 

Requirements for the baccalaureate degree are satisfied upon successful completion of one hundred twenty-eight (128) credits.

Candidates for degrees must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.

Candidates for degrees must have an average of 2.00 or higher in the departmental and ancillary courses of the major field of concentration.

Only those seniors who have met all graduation requirements are eligible to participate in the commencement exercises.

Exemption from, or exception to, any requirement for a degree is valid only when approved in writing by either the Registrar or the Dean of the College.

A more detailed listing of required and recommended courses will be found under the departmental headings.

Candidates for degrees must spend eight full semesters at Saint Anselm College, unless the time has been shortened by the granting of advanced standing to students transferring from other institutions, or by summer courses taken with the approval of the Dean of the College or the Registrar. The entire senior year must be spent at Saint Anselm College.

For students who have matriculated full-time, the expectation is that requirements for the degree will be completed within eight years from the date of initial enrollment. Courses in specialized areas will not be recognized towards requirements for the degree after eight years.

No student will be recommended for graduation who has not satisfied the faculty and administration of the College as to uprightness of character and sufficient accomplishment in scholarship.

An application for degree and intent to graduate form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar’s office.

Bachelor of Arts

The following are required for the degree of Bachelor of Arts:

  • Humanities:  Conversatio I-II (HU 103 -HU 104 , 8 credits)
  • Freshman English (EN 105 , 4 credits)
  • Core Learning Outcomes
    • Foreign modern or classical language (proficiency through Intermediate I)*
    • Philosophical reasoning (8 credits)
      • Theoretical reasoning (4 credits)
      • Ethical reasoning (4 credits)
    • Theological reasoning (8 credits)
      • Biblical literacy (4 credits)
      • Catholic theological reasoning (4 credits)
    • Quantitative reasoning (4 credits)
    • Scientific reasoning (4 credits)
    • Social scientific awareness (4 credits)
    • Historical reasoning (4 credits)
    • Aesthetic and creative engagement (4 credits)
    • Citizenship (4 credits)**
    • Global engagement (4 credits)**
  • College Writing:  three writing intensive designated courses (four credits each, and, beginning with the class of 2019, at least one course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year and at least one after the sophomore year; at least two of the three required WI courses must focus on writing in the English language)**
  • A major field of concentration in accordance with departmental regulations
  • A comprehensive examination in the major field of concentration

*International Students who hold an F-1 visa or whose legal domicile is not in the United States and whose first language is not English are considered to have fulfilled the aims of the language requirement. Other students for whom English is a second language, who provide documentation of formal education in the language of origin beyond the primary school level, also are considered to have fulfilled the aims of the language requirement.

In certain exceptional cases, the Chair of  the Department of  Modern Languages and Literature will determine, in consultation with the Dean of the College, fulfillment of the language requirement.

**Eligible to be fulfilled in conjunction with other core courses.

Bachelor of Science

 

NOTE: With the exceptions of NU 110 and NU 238, Nursing courses in the nursing sequence apply only to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and may not be used to fulfill the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The following are among the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing:

 

  • Humanities: Conversatio I-II (HU 103 -HU 104, 8 credits)
  • Freshman English (EN 105, 4 credits)
  • Core Learning Outcomes:
    • Philosophical reasoning (8 credits)
      • Theoretical reasoning (4 credits)
      • Ethical reasoning (4 credits)
    • Theological reasoning (8 credits)
      • Biblical literacy (4 credits)
      • Catholic theological reasoning (4 credits)
    • Quantitative reasoning (4 credits)
    • Scientific reasoning (4 credits)
    • Social scientific awareness (4 credits)
    • Historical reasoning (4 credits)
    • Aesthetic and creative engagement (4 credits)
    • Citizenship (4 credits)**
    • Global engagement (4 credits)**
  • College Writing: three writing intensive designated courses (four credits each, and, beginning with the class of 2019, at least one course must be taken by the end of the sophomore year and at least one after the sophomore year; at least two of the three required WI courses must focus on writing in the English language)**
  • Biology 107-108, 331-332
  • Psychology 101
  • Sociology 212
  • Two unrestricted electives
  • Courses in Nursing in accordance with departmental regulations.
  • A comprehensive examination.

**Eligible to be fulfilled in conjunction with other core courses.

Graduation Honors

According to the degree of academic excellence, graduates may be awarded the distinctions of cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude. For the classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020, candidates for the distinction cum laude must have a grade-point average of 3.0; for the distinction magna cum laude, a grade-point average of 3.4; and for the distinction summa cum laude, a grade-point average of 3.7.  For the class of 2021, and all subsequent classes, candidates for the distinction cum laude must have a grade-point average of 3.4; for the distinction magna cum laude, a grade-point average of 3.6; and for the distinction summa cum laude, a grade-point average of 3.85. In order to qualify for the Chancellor’s medal and the President’s award, students must have completed a minimum of sixty-four credits at the College.

Honor Societies

Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national Catholic scholastic honor society, was founded in 1939 to recognize academic excellence, to foster scholarly activities, and to encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members. The Saint Anselm College Tau Chapter was established in 1940. Membership is by election.

Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha was founded in 1963 to promote interest in, and to award suitable recognition for, excellence in forensics and original speaking, and to foster an appreciation of freedom of speech as a vital element of democracy. The Saint Anselm College Chapter was founded in 1964. Membership is by election.

Pi Gamma Mu was founded in 1924 to recognize scholarship in the social sciences. The Saint Anselm College Chapter was founded in 1968.

Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 to recognize and encourage excellence in the study of history. The Saint Anselm College Sigma Omega Chapter, the first in the State of New Hampshire, was founded in 1972. Membership is by invitation.

Omicron Delta Epsilon was founded in 1963 to recognize scholastic attainment and outstanding achievement in the field of economics. The Saint Anselm College Gamma Chapter was founded in 1974. Membership is by invitation.

Sigma Theta Tau was founded in 1922 to recognize superior achievement, to develop leadership qualities, and to foster high professional standards in nursing. The Saint Anselm College Epsilon Tau Chapter was founded in 1982. Membership is by invitation.

Sigma Delta Pi was founded in 1919 to honor those who seek and attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and the literature and culture of Spanish-speaking people. The Saint Anselm College Omicron Rho chapter was founded in 1984. Membership is by invitation.

Pi Delta Phi was founded in 1906 to honor those who seek and attain excellence in the study of the French language and of the literature and culture of French-speaking people. The Saint Anselm College Kappa Epsilon Chapter was founded in 1989. Membership is by invitation.

Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. Its purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of its members in all fields, particularly in psychology. Saint Anselm College was granted Chapter membership in 1990. Membership is by invitation.

Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society in political science, was founded in 1920. It honors those who seek and attain excellence in the study of politics and government. The Saint Anselm College Upsilon Lambda Chapter was founded in 1995. Membership is by invitation.

Beta Beta Beta, the national honor society for students majoring in the biological sciences, was founded in 1922. The society is dedicated to recognizing excellence in academic achievement, improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and promoting the active involvement of students in scientific research. The Saint Anselm College Chi Zeta Chapter was established during the Spring semester of 1996. Membership is by invitation.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that recognizes academic excellence during a student’s first year in college. Its purpose is to promote academic achievement, leadership and service early in the students’ collegiate experience, as well as to encourage intelligent living, a continued high standard of learning, and a vision for meaningful societal roles and contributions throughout the student’s career. The chapter was established at Saint Anselm College the spring semester of 2015. Membership is by invitation.