The Catholic University of America requires a minimum of 120 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. The Catholic University of America accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, The Catholic University of America has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 71% of students who start college at The Catholic University of America complete all the credits required within six years.
The Catholic University of America offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: The Catholic University of America may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
The Catholic University of America 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 The Catholic University of America directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, The Catholic University of America students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at The Catholic University of America.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
The Catholic University of America does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America 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 job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ The Catholic University of America 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.
✅ The Catholic University of America has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ The Catholic University of America 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.
✅ The Catholic University of America 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 The Catholic University of America.
🟨 The Catholic University of America 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 Mullen Library and there is one other library 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.
The Catholic University of America offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering
•3-2 dual degree program in business administration
•3-2 dual degree program in social work
•Architecture, accounting, education, psychology
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 The Catholic University of America 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.
The Catholic University of America 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 The Catholic University of America 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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