Degree Residency Requirement

  • A minimum of 30 credits must be earned at UW-Green Bay.
  • The minimum credit residency requirement for a major is 15 credits.
  • The minimum credit residency requirement for a minor is 9 credits.
  • One half of the upper-level requirements for any major, minor, etc., must be earned at UW-Green Bay.

A student who has completed the junior year and meets the residency requirement, but cannot complete the senior year in residence for reasons of employment transfer, marriage, or other cause, can graduate from UW-Green Bay. Appropriate courses taken at another university as a substitute for senior year residence at UW-Green Bay can be selected with an adviser. Selected courses must then be approved by the chairperson of the student’s major and, if necessary, by the appropriate academic dean.

Note: Credits earned at the undergraduate and graduate level through the Credit for Prior Learning process (e.g., standardized examinations, challenge exams, portfolio development) may not be used to satisfy UW-Green Bay Degree Residency Requirements for degrees, major and minors.