Sep 20, 2019
Total required hours: 126
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I. General Education Requirements
- Transition Year Seminar (4 hrs)
- Integrative Studies (28 hrs)
- Modern Language (4 hrs)
Note: This major has a variety of options to fulfill this requirement. Refer to the General Education Requirements section (linked below) for further information.
- Mathematics (4 hrs)
Note: Students considering graduate school are encouraged to take MATH 1240 - Statistics I .
- Health and Physical Education Lifestyles (1 hr)
- Senior Year Experience (4 hrs)
- Writing Intensive Requirement (click the General Education Requirements link below for details)
See General Education Requirements for All Degree Programs for specifics.
II. Major Requirements (36 hrs)
A. Core Courses (6 courses required)
B. Electives (12 hrs required)
In consultation with an advisor from the Communication Department, students will select 12 hours from among classes in Accounting, Business, Communication, Human Resources Management, International Business and Management, Leadership Studies, Management, and Marketing as well as associated courses including ENGL 1193, JAMC 1600, PSYC 2610, and PSYC 3720. Students interested in pursing an MBA degree should include these courses in the 12 elective hours: ACCT 2000, BUS 5100, and ECON 2100 or 2200 (whichever is not taken to meet the core requirement),
III. Residency Requirements
In order to graduate from any university a student should take a significant proportion of the hours for his or her program of study from that university, take a significant proportion of hours in the major from that university, and take a significant proportion of the “signature elements” of that university’s general education requirements.
At Otterbein, at least 48 semester hours of coursework must be taken in Otterbein classes. MATH 0900 cannot be used to help fulfill this requirement. Of these hours:
- at least 12 semester hours must be taken in each of a student’s majors at the 3000 level or above,
- at least 4 semester hours (any level) must be taken in each minor, and
- the INST dyad must be taken at Otterbein.
IV. Required Total Hours for the Degree (126 hrs)
If the coursework taken to fulfill the General Education Requirements and the requirements in your major do not equal 126 hours, select a sufficient number of electives to achieve that total.
V. Minimum GPA Overall and in the Major
A GPA of 2.0 overall as well as in the major must be achieved. To be licensed to teach, a GPA of 2.5 overall must be achieved.
VI. Application for Degree
A prospective graduate must complete an Application for Degree at the Registrar’s Office two terms prior to the term in which the degree is to be completed.