University of Holy Cross requires a minimum of 125 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at University of Holy Cross, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Holy Cross has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
University of Holy Cross offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Holy Cross may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Holy Cross 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 required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for University of Holy Cross.
Reminder: Check with University of Holy Cross directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Holy Cross students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Holy Cross.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
University of Holy Cross does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at University of Holy Cross
University of Holy Cross 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 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.
✅ University of Holy Cross 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.
✅ University of Holy Cross has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Holy Cross 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.
❌ University of Holy Cross does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College.
❌ University of Holy Cross does not require an internship for any students.
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 Blaine Kern 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.
University of Holy Cross offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in social work with Tulane 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 University of Holy Cross 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.
University of Holy Cross has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 University of Holy Cross include:
•an Army 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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