University of the Cumberlands requires a minimum of 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. University of the Cumberlands accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of the Cumberlands has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 37% of students who start college at University of the Cumberlands finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
University of the Cumberlands offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of the Cumberlands 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 the Cumberlands 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 the Cumberlands.
Reminder: Check with University of the Cumberlands directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of the Cumberlands 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 the Cumberlands.
Student Designed Majors
University of the Cumberlands 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.
University of the Cumberlands does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at University of the Cumberlands
University of the Cumberlands 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 require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
❌ University of the Cumberlands does not offer services for students with disabilities.
✅ University of the Cumberlands has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of the Cumberlands 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 the Cumberlands 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 University of the Cumberlands.
❌ University of the Cumberlands 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 Norma Perkins Hagan Memorial 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.
University of the Cumberlands offers these dual degree programs:
•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with University of Kentucky
Does University of the Cumberlands have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of the Cumberlands does not have any ROTC programs.
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