Grand Valley State University requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
Grand Valley accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Grand Valley has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 67% of students who start college at Grand Valley graduate within six years.
Grand Valley offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Grand Valley may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Grand Valley has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Grand Valley directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Grand Valley students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Grand Valley.
Student Designed Majors
Grand Valley 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.
Grand Valley does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Grand Valley
Grand Valley 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ Grand Valley offers 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.
✅ Grand Valley has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Grand Valley 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.
✅ Grand Valley offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Grand Valley.
❌ Students at Grand Valley 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 Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons and there are 5 other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Grand Valley does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
Does Grand Valley have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Grand Valley does not have any ROTC programs.
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