Ave Maria University requires at least 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. Ave Maria University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Ave Maria University does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 50% of students who start college at Ave Maria University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Ave Maria University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Ave Maria University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Ave Maria 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 not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Ave Maria University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Ave Maria University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Ave Maria University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Ave Maria University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Ave Maria University
Ave Maria 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Ave Maria 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.
❌ Ave Maria University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
❌ Ave Maria University does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.
✅ Ave Maria University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Ave Maria University 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. While Ave Maria University does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Canizaro 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.
Ave Maria University offers these dual degree programs:
Does Ave Maria 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.
Ave Maria University does not have any ROTC programs.
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