Undergraduate Studies Bachelor's Degrees
The bachelor’s degrees listed do not lead to professional licensure or certification in New Hampshire. Students living in another state and seeking to become licensed or certified in a particular discipline (e.g. accounting, counseling) should contact the appropriate professional organization for additional guidance. A list of organizations is available at https://www.granite.edu/wp-content/uploads/academics/sara-agency-by-state.pdf
Bachelor Degree Program Requirements
Requirements for all Bachelor Degree programs at Granite State College include General Education and courses in the Major. Electives provide additional required degree credit and will vary based on General Education and major requirements.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is a flexible program that allows a focus on liberal studies. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 120 semester hours of credit. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) allows students to focus on a major related to professional or educational goals. The Bachelor of Science degree requires 120 semester hours of credit.
Basic computer proficiency is expected in all courses at Granite State College.
The General Education program at Granite State College is founded on fostering intellectual curiosity and preparing people to realize their full potential in a complex and changing world. Students explore major fields of knowledge and engage with ideas through action and application. Students are required to complete forty credits in general education courses for the bachelor’s degree and must earn a grade of C or better in each course. For all Bachelor Degree programs, degree candidates will take courses to meet the following requirements:
General Education Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all General Education coursework. Students are allowed a maximum of two course overlaps. Overlaps can be used between Major, Minor and General Education requirements with only one overlap being utilized between the Major and Minor.
All General Education requirements, including CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.), must be taken prior to the capstone.
|ENG 500||The Writing Process||4|
|COMM 542||Interpersonal Communication and Group Dynamics||4|
|COMM 543||Visual Communication||4|
|CRIT 501||Introduction to Critical Inquiry||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|Math for Our World|
|Knowledge of Human Behavior & Social Systems||4|
|Knowledge of the Physical & Natural World||4|
|Knowledge of Human Thought & Expression||4|
|CRIT 602||Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking||4|
|IDIS 601||Interdisciplinary Seminar||4|
Majors encompass established areas such as Business Management or Psychology. Individualized Studies majors develop an approved program of study leading to a specific educational or professional goal. Majors are structured to include required course work, and often, choices for additional related courses. A grade of C or better must be earned for all major courses. A minimum of 32 credits is required in all majors.
Students may specialize further by selecting a minor in an area of interest. Minors are optional and are open to all Bachelor’s Degree candidates. All minors consist of five courses (20 credits), at least two of which must be upper level. Courses must be completed with a C or better to be included in a minor. Not all Major and Minor combinations are appropriate. Students should consult with their Academic Advisors for approved appropriate major and minor combinations.
Electives provide an opportunity to select additional courses of interest to complete the total number of required credits for the degree or to prepare for continued study.
The Integrative Capstone
Every Bachelor’s major at Granite State College requires an integrative capstone or culminating teaching experience, which is an educational experience undertaken following the completion of all other courses in the major. Granite State College defines the integrative capstone as a synthesis of the learning in the major with current research in the field to reach a new, higher level of understanding. Students are asked to integrate and apply learning, to demonstrate knowledge and skills acquired in the major, and to communicate their learning effectively.
Prior to capstone enrollment, students are expected to complete the majority of their required major courses along with CRIT 602 Advanced Critical Analysis and Strategic Thinking (4 s.h.) and IDIS 601 Interdisciplinary Seminar (4 s.h.). Students should consult with their advisor regarding specific major courses that may be completed with their capstone. Students will need Advisor approval to enroll in the capstone experience designated in their degree program. Students with a dual major shall take one capstone, with their project/research/ internship reflecting both program outcomes. Dual Major students must consult their Advisor regarding the appropriate capstone and related topic.
Academic Residency Requirement
Thirty semester hours of the program requirements must be completed at Granite State College. Sixteen must be upper level in the major including capstone.
Transfer Policy Note
Incoming students may use transfer credit, prior learning, or testing to satisfy degree requirements; for information on acceptance of credit in these categories, please see the academic and transfer policies in the catalog. Students with a conferred Associate Degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution will have their lower level General Education requirements waived. Decisions regarding the transfer of credits, testing, and choices for new learning to meet General Education requirements will be based on the outcomes for the particular area. The maximum number of credits allowed for transfer to a Bachelor program is 90 credits.
Graduation Planning System
The Graduation Planning System (GPS) pages represent the College’s approved curricula, including credit, GPA, general education, and major requirements.
Once the student is fully admitted into the program, a personalized degree audit will be completed that will account for any credits granted through transfer and/or prior learning. The student’s personalized degree plan will be available at https://www.granite.edu/current-students/academics/degree-planning-tools/.
Bachelor's Degree Programs
- Accounting and Finance (B.S.)
- Allied Health Leadership (B.S.)
- Applied Studies Management (B.S.)
- Business Management: Accounting (B.S.)
- Business Management: Business Administration (B.S.)
- Business Management: Data Analytics (B.S.)
- Business Management: Economics (B.S.)
- Business Management: Emergency Management (B.S.)
- Business Management: Entrepreneurship (B.S.)
- Business Management: Finance (B.S.)
- Business Management: Global Business (B.S.)
- Business Management: Hotel, Restaurant and Travel (B.S.)
- Business Management: Leadership (B.S.)
- Business Management: Management (B.S.)
- Business Management: Marketing (B.S.)
- Business Management: Nonprofit Management (B.S.)
- Business Management: Organizational Psychology (B.S.)
- Business Management: Professional Sales (B.S.)
- Criminal Justice (B.S.)
- Digital Communication Design: Graphic Design (B.S.)
- Digital Communication Design: Writing for Visual Media (B.S.)
- Fire Service Administration (B.S.)
- Health and Wellness (B.S.)
- Health Care Management (B.S.)
- History (B.A.)
- Human Resource Management (B.S.)
- Human Services: Addictions Studies (B.S.)
- Human Services: Adult Court Advocacy (B.S.)
- Human Services: Child Court Advocacy (B.S.)
- Human Services: Counseling Foundations (B.S.)
- Human Services: Education Advocacy (B.S.)
- Human Services: Family Studies (B.S.)
- Human Services: Psychology (B.S.)
- Human Services: Wellness and Prevention (B.S.)
- Individualized Studies (B.A.)
- Individualized Studies (B.S.)
- Information Technology: Data Analytics (B.S.)
- Information Technology: Entrepreneurship (B.S.)
- Information Technology: Software Development (B.S.)
- Marketing (B.S.)
- Nursing (B.S.)
- Operations, Supply Chain, and Logistics Management (B.S.)
- Professional Communication: Business and Strategic Communication (B.S.)
- Professional Communication: Interpersonal and Organizational Communication (B.S.)
- Professional Communication: Visual Communication and Social Media (B.S.)
- Psychology: Addictions Studies (B.S.)
- Psychology: Adult Court Advocacy (B.S.)
- Psychology: Child Court Advocacy (B.S.)
- Psychology: Counseling Foundations (B.S.)
- Psychology: Education Advocacy (B.S.)
- Psychology: Emergency Management (B.S.)
- Psychology: Family Studies (B.S.)
- Psychology: Human Services (B.S.)
- Psychology: Organizational Psychology (B.S.)
- Psychology: Wellness and Prevention (B.S.)
- Public Administration (B.S.)
- Technology Management (B.S.)