Langston University awards the following degrees upon successful completion of the required academic course work: associates, bachelors, masters & doctoral degrees. Apply for graduation during the semester prior to program completion. A separate application must be completed for each degree program. Graduation Degree Application three part form is available in the Registrar's Office. Only diploma covers will be issued at graduation. Your actual diploma will be mailed 6 to 8 weeks after degrees conferred in computer system. Students may chose to pick up their diploma from the Registrar’s Office once ready. Commencement Convocation 2017: May 13, 2017 Students completing requirements for Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 Degree Application Deadline to Apply: Apply for Fall 2016 Graduation: September 1, 2016 Apply for Spring 2017 Graduation: November 1, 2016 Apply for Summer 2017 Graduation: February 1, 2017
As a Rule of Thumb: Potential candidates scheduled to complete their Academic program for Fall 2016, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 are allowed to participate in commencement ceremony for Spring 2017. A candidate must have less than 9 hours to complete by Summer 2017. Students must have a zero balance in order to participate in Graduation Ceremony.
Once you earn 90 semester hours, you may submit a degree review check to see what courses are remaining in order to complete your degree requirements.
Dual Enrollment or Completing Last Hours Off Campus
If you wish to complete classes at another institution while enrolled at Langston University or complete your last hours at another institution, you must obtain prior permission from your advisor and the Dean of department for your program of study. You also must obtain permission from V. President, Academics if the course(s) will be an overload. Please complete the request on a Dual Enrollment Form and submit to Registrar’s Office.
Requirements for Bachelor's Degree A Graduation Ceremony is held towards the end of spring semester at both Main & Tulsa Campus. The degree and date of the completion are entered on the student's permanent academic record (transcript). The date of completion for each term shall be the last day of examinations. In order to march in the Graduation Ceremony, a candidate must have no more than nine (9) hours to complete during the summer term. If courses are not offered during the summer term, students will have to march in the following year’s commencement ceremony.” Candidates should apply for Graduation six weeks prior to registering for their last classes. Graduation Requirements Before filing for graduation, you must first check with your advisor to see if you have met your requirements to graduate.
- You must have completed a minimum of 124 earned semester hours of credit, excluding physical activity courses, performance courses (i.e. Band, Choir etc.) and earned repeats.
- You must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit at an accredited senior institution.
- You must have completed a minimum of 45 semester hours of credit at a senior institution, courses numbered 3000-4000 level.
- You must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of resident at Langston University.
- You must have completed an internship or field experience prior to graduation.
- General Education requirements must be met.
- Major requirements must be met. A minimum grade of “C” or above for all major and minor course work.
- All official transcripts from other schools must be received. (if applicable)
- A minimum of 32 weeks in residence at Langston University, i.e., two semesters (16 weeks per semester).
- Each candidate must have three (3) semester hours of credit in U.S. Government and U.S. History.
- Each candidate must be enrolled at the time he/she qualifies for graduation at Langston University or complete the forms to request permission to take last hours at another institution. The request form may be picked up in the Registrar’s Office.
- A maximum of 64 semester hours, excluding physical activity courses and performance courses, applicable toward the Bachelor’s Degree may be earned at a junior college.
- A maximum of 31 semester hours of credit applicable to a degree may be earned through correspondence study and extension courses.
- A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credit applicable to a major field or six (6) in a minor field may be earned through correspondence and extension study.
- Each candidate for a degree in the Teacher Education Program must earn the grade point average prescribed by the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences.
- At least 15 of the final 30 hours applied toward the degree must be taken at Langston University.
- Students recommended for the Bachelor’s Degree must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 as a minimum on all course work attempted, excluding any courses repeated or reprieved as detailed in the State Regents’ Grading Policy and excluding physical activity courses and performance courses. Specific majors may require a higher grade point average. You can pick up your degree application in the Registrar’s Office.
NOTATION: To the candidates, your graduation is not conferred until after grades have been received and the Registrar has checked to see if you have met all of your degree requirements. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU DO NOT COMPLETE YOUR REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME YOU FILED FOR GRADUATION,YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE ANOTHER DEGREE APPLICATION AND CHANGE THE DATE TO THE SEMESTER YOU EXPECT TO GRADUATE.
Honors are awarded with the bachelor's degree for excellent performance in all areas of study. To receive the following honors, a student must have no grade below a "C" in all college work, transfer hours included.
- Cum Laude Grade point average of 3.00 to 3.39
- Magna Cum Laude Grade point average of 3.40 to 3.69
- Summa Cum Laude Grade point average of 3.70 to 4.00
With Distinction Awarded to students who graduate with a grade point average of 3.00 or higher and did not complete a minimum of 45 upper division hours at Langston University. Those students transferring from an Oklahoma junior college may graduate with the same honors as a four-year resident student.
Second Major Policy
A student may earn a second major either from the school from which he/she received the first major or from another school in the university. In order to receive a second major, a student must complete the additional hours in that department and meet departmental requirements A double major may be completed within the 124-hour total by meeting all the requirements of the two majors. Any candidate for a second baccalaureate degree must meet the specific requirements for both degrees and present a minimum of 154 hours of credit.
Five Year Limitation
A student may elect to be graduated under the requirements set forth in the catalog in effect at the time of his/her first enrollment in the state system provided the work is completed within five (5) years. If the work for a degree covers a period longer than five (5) years, the School, in consultation with the student, will determine the catalog to be used. Credits in a student's major which are more than five (5) years old may not be applied toward a bachelor's degree unless validated by the major department.
To meet requirements for a Dual Degree, the student must complete all requirements of the second degree program with a minimum of 30 hours above the first degree, i.e., a minimum of 154 hours is required. Graduate credit is not accepted in meeting requirements for the Bachelor's Degree if it is required for a graduate course.