Southwestern College requires at least 124 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Southwestern College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Southwestern College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Southwestern College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 40% of students who start college at Southwestern College complete all the credits required within six years.
Southwestern College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Southwestern College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Southwestern College 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 do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Southwestern College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Southwestern College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Southwestern College.
Student Designed Majors
Southwestern College 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.
Southwestern College does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Southwestern College
Southwestern College 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 an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Southwestern College 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.
✅ Southwestern College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Southwestern College 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.
❌ Southwestern College does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
🟨 Southwestern College 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 Harold and Mary Ellen Deets 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.
Southwestern College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
Does Southwestern College 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.
Southwestern College does not have any ROTC programs.
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