College of Health and Human Services

Schools & Divisions

School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor Degrees

Degree Policies

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers three Bachelor of Science degree programs. The degrees are the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs with concentrations in Criminal Justice, Management, Health Services Administration, Environmental Policy and Public Affairs Specialized.

  1. A minimum of 120 credit hours distributed to meet degree requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for all course work completed is required.
  2. A grade point average of at least 2.3 in SPEA core and concentration courses is required.
  3. No more than 90 credit hours of transfer credit from another accredited institution may be applied toward the bachelor degree.
  4. With permission of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, credit earned through an accredited on-line program and/or by special credit examination may be applied toward the bachelor degree.
  5. Courses taken on the Pass/Fail option can only be applied as electives in meeting degree requirements. In no case can more than eight Pass/Fail courses be used in meeting degree requirements.
  6. Credit work for this degree can be completed at any campus of Indiana University.
  7. Candidates for degrees must file an application for graduation with the SPEA recorder in accordance with specific campus graduation procedure where the degree is being awarded. Application should be filled at least six weeks prior to the conferring of degrees.

Second Bachelor’s Degree

A student who already has a bachelor’s degree may be admitted to candidacy for a second bachelor’s degree. When such admission for a second degree is granted, the candidate must earn at least 30 additional credit hours as a student enrolled in SPEA and meet all the requirements of the SPEA degree being sought. Normally, the holder of a bachelor’s degree who wishes to pursue further education is encouraged to become qualified for admission to graduate study. 

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