Arcadia University requires at least 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Arcadia University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Arcadia University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 62% of students who start college at Arcadia University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Arcadia University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Arcadia University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Arcadia University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Arcadia University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Arcadia University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Arcadia University.
Student Designed Majors
Arcadia University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Arcadia University does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Arcadia University
Arcadia University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Arcadia University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Arcadia University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Arcadia University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Arcadia University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Students at Arcadia University are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Bette E. Landman Library.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Arcadia University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Pittsburgh and Washington University in Saint Louis
•Forensic science, international peace and conflict resolution
Does Arcadia University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Arcadia University does not have any ROTC programs.
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