Residency Policy & Credit Limitations

Note: To graduate from Appalachian, an undergraduate student must complete the following in residence:

  • The final thirty (30) semester hours (Students who study abroad on an Appalachian-approved exchange or study abroad program are excluded from this provision.)
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) semester hours in the major and (if applicable) nine (9) semester hours in the minor. *Walker College of Business majors must complete in residence at least fifty percent of the business coursework required for the BSBA degree.
  • At least 25% of the credit hours required for the degree.
  • A minimum of 50 semester hours at a senior college or university. 

Some majors require additional residency requirements. Please confirm with the dean's office of the major.