Good academic planning means knowing your abilities and interests and monitoring progress towards your goals. To do this effectively, you must understand our liberal arts curriculum, graduation requirements, and academic policies. While you may find some basic information in this website, you should work closely with your faculty advisor to structure your own plan.
To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, you must complete a minimum of 140 semester hours of academic work. Sixty-four (64) semester hours must be outside a single departmental prefix and sixteen (16) semester hours must be electives. Electives are courses which count neither towards general education nor major requirements. Please click here for additional information about Curricular and Graduation Requirements. To learn more about what you need to get to graduation, please view our powerpoint "How to Get From Here to There."
It is okay if you are not sure of your major or career path at the beginning of your college journey. Exploration is part of an ongoing process that lasts all four years! Click here for our recommended Activities Checklist for things to do each year.
To create a successful academic plan, you should incorporate major courses, general education courses and electives into your schedule whenever possible. Some students spend their first year exploring major options by taking a variety of general education courses in subject areas that interest them. This is a good method to allow a student to research majors while satisfying the general education curriculum and thus getting one step closer to graduation. To learn more about choosing a major, please click here.
Building a personalized degree plan is a great way to ensure that you can satisfy all of your degree requirements in your four years at Rollins. Here are some tools to assist you:
When building your 4-Year Plan, be sure to remember the following: