Residency Requirement

Residency Requirement

To be eligible for graduation with a degree from Thomas Jefferson University, a student must earn a specified minimum number of credits in residence (excluding Fundamentals courses); included in this requirement are nine semester credit hours in the Hallmarks Core Curriculum and 12 semester credit hours in the major core. If a student is pursuing a double major, another 12 semester credit hours must be completed in residence in the second major core.

To be eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree:

  • Traditional undergraduate students must earn a total of at least 60 semester credit hours in residence at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Continuing and Professional Studies students must earn a total of at least 33 semester credit hours in residence at Thomas Jefferson University

In the case of transfer from one division to the other, the higher residency requirement will apply.

To be eligible for graduation with an Associate in Science degree (available only through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies), students must earn a total of at least 20 semester credit hours in residence at Thomas Jefferson University.

Students who need assistance in determining eligible courses in the major core should consult the certifying officer for their major in their respective College.

Credits earned through challenge exams and Thomas Jefferson University Study Away are applied toward residency requirements.

Students must be in residence during the semester immediately preceding the awarding of the degree.