General Education Requirements

General Requirements

To qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Bachelor of Music Education degree, or a Bachelor of Science degree, a student must complete a minimum of 126 credit hours. These 126 semester hours must include general education requirements, at least one academic major, and electives sufficient in number to meet the total number of semester hours required. To qualify for graduation, a student must attain a Wittenberg cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall, as well as a Wittenberg cumulative GPA of 2.0 in each academic major.

Applying Transfer Credits for General Education

A three-semester hour course is sufficient to fulfill a four-semester-hour requirement. Likewise, two three-semester hour course are sufficient to meet a two-course, eight-semester-hour requirement. Grades of “C” or better must be earned for the transfer credit.

Curriculum Requirements

As of Fall 2021, Wittenberg has established a new General Education program: Connections. Any student entering in the fall of 2021 or later will be following this curriculum. Please visit the Connections website for information on what courses and experiences are required.

For those students who entered Wittenberg prior to fall of 2021, your General Education requirements are listed here. If you did begin Wittenberg prior to fall of 2021, it is possible to switch to the Connections program. However, that decision should be made in consultation with your advisor in order to ensure that it best meets with your academic goals and programs.

If you have questions about the Connections curriculum, please feel free to email the following people:

FOR MORE INFORMATION about general education: call the Office of the Registrar at (937)327-6131 or send an e-mail to

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