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 Core Curriculum 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 degree policies and requirements, as well as specific core, major and minor requirements. 

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

Summer Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

The Center offers both walk in hours and scheduled appointments.

For general advising questions, walk in hours are avilalbe Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm during the week before a term begins through the full-term add/drop period. Walk in hours will also be available during the week before and of the last day to withdraw from a full-term class.

When the walk in hours concludes, students will need to schedule a meeting to be seen by an advisor. Students can schedule an appointment by logging in to: 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. This is the same program used by the ASC for scheduling tutor appointments. 


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