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Undergraduate Degree Requirements


The following requirements must be met in order to obtain a baccalaureate degree from Hawai‘i Pacific University:

  1. Completion of at least 120 credit hours of which a minimum of 36 are upper-division credits (level 3000 and above);

  2. Completion of a minimum of 36 upper-division credits (level 3000 and above);

  3. Completion of the General Education requirements, as well as the specific requirements prescribed for each degree program and major area of study;

  4. Attainment of a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all courses taken at HPU and all courses required and counted towards a major. Some degrees may have higher GPA and additional requirements (the Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA and nursing GPA);

  5. Submission of the Petition to Graduate (PTG). Students must submit a PTG for the term in which they intend to complete their degree requirements, whether or not they plan to participate in the commencement ceremony. The PTG must be submitted by the published deadline, but the recommendation is to complete the form at least one term prior to the student’s last term of enrollment. This early submission allows sufficient time for review and evaluation of their records;

  6. Payment of all indebtedness to Hawai‘i Pacific University. An account balance hold does not prevent a student from submitting a Petition to Graduate (PTG), but it will stop HPU from issuing the diploma and transcripts until the financial hold is resolved. Students with an account balance hold should contact the Business Office at or (808) 356-5272 to make arrangements to clear the hold.