Degree & Core

Degree Basics

  • All students seeking a bachelor degree from the University of Dubuque must earn a minimum of 120 credits.
  • A student’s degree is composed of core requirements, major requirements and possible elective credits.
  • In order to remain in good academic standing and graduate from the University of Dubuque, students must earn a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.
  • 12-16 credits is considered full-time status for the fall and spring semesters.  

Core Requirements

Students are encouraged to take ownership of their degree and course requirements while at UD. The 2017-18 Core Advising Form worksheet lays out the core requirements that must be met by all students, no matter what major is declared. 

In addition to the core curriculum worksheet, we encourage students to review their advising worksheet regularly. The Advising worksheet is an electronic form that shows students, according to their declared major(s) or minor(s) what requirements have been fulfilled and what requirements still need to be completed. The advising worksheet can be found in MyUD.

** The Academic Catalog provides specific degree policies and requirements and core, major and minor requirements can be found on the Registrar’s page:


Keisha Schroeder   Director of Advising   563.589.3106 
Jane Boge  Academic Success Coach   563.589.3724
Rob Larocco  Health Professions Advisor   563.589.3497

Center for Advising and Vocation: Lower Level Peters Commons
Academic Year Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Walk ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated. Students can schedule an appointment by logging in to: during the academic year. If you have a UD email but have never used the program, you will first need to register for an account. You can then view all advisors' availability by selecting the "Advising" schedule from the drop-down menu.