Oglethorpe University requires at least 128 semester hours 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. Oglethorpe University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Oglethorpe University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 58% of students who start college at Oglethorpe University graduate within six years.
Oglethorpe University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Oglethorpe University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Oglethorpe 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 are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Oglethorpe University.
Reminder: Check with Oglethorpe University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Oglethorpe University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Oglethorpe University.
Student Designed Majors
Oglethorpe 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.
Oglethorpe University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Oglethorpe University
Oglethorpe 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: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Oglethorpe 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.
❌ Oglethorpe University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Oglethorpe 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.
✅ Oglethorpe University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Oglethorpe University.
🟨 Oglethorpe University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Philip Weltner Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
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.
Oglethorpe University offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State and Auburn University
•Education with Mercer University
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Oglethorpe 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.
Oglethorpe University has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Oglethorpe University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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