Denison University requires at least 127 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Big Red, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Big Red accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Big Red does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 82% of students who start college at Big Red graduate within six years.
Big Red offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Big Red may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Big Red does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Big Red directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Big Red students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Big Red.
Student Designed Majors
Big Red 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.
Big Red does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Big Red
Big Red 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.
✅ Big Red 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.
❌ Big Red does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Big Red 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.
❌ Big Red does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Big Red.
❌ Students at Big Red are not required to complete an internship as a graduation requirement.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Big Red does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the William Howard Doane 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.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Big Red, contact the university directly.
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 Big Red 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.
Big Red has an Army 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 Big Red include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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