Graduation Coordinator

Margie Anderson
Greenwood Student Center 223
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Students are encouraged to track their progress towards graduation via Degree Works. A student can access Degree Works through Badger Web or at  


General Information

  • Sixty-three total credits are required for an Associate Degree, thirty-six of which must be general education credits.
  • Twenty-one semester credits must be resident credits (i.e. earned at Snow College). College credits earned through AP, CLEP, and credit by exam do not satisfy this requirement.
  • A cumulative grade point average of C (2.00) or better must be earned on work completed at Snow College.
  • A grade of C- (1.7) or higher is required in the GE groups of Math, English, and American Institutions.
  • Courses below 1000 do not count in a student's graduation GPA or graduation credits.
  • Courses only count once towards graduation unless the Curriculum Committee the courses as “repeatable”.
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended must be submitted to Snow College. Transfer GPA is not calculated with the Snow College GPA.
  • All student accounts must be paid in full. Diplomas and degrees will not be issued if there are any outstanding obligations.
  • A student in continuous enrollment in regular fall and spring semesters at Snow College must, for purposes of meeting graduation requirements, elect to meet requirements in effect at the time of entering the college or at the time of graduation. If enrollment is interrupted, students must elect to meet requirements in effect at the time of reentry or the time of graduation.
  • Credits not earned within the five years prior to the time of graduation from Snow College may be subject to review by both the Academic Standards Committee and the departments concerned.


Graduation Requirements

Each degree or program at Snow College will have its unique set of requirements. Please see the Degrees and Programs section of the catalog to determine the specific requirements for your degree.

Courses in GE Areas

A course in bold indicates a student must meet the course’s prerequisite or that an instructor must sign the student into the course.

Minimum Grade C- (choose one)

  • ECON 1740 U.S. Economic History
  • HIST 1700 America Civilization
  • POLS 1100 American/US National Government
  • HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 & HIST 2710 U.S. History from 1877
    (must complete both 2700 & 2710 for AI)

ENGLISH (E1 & E2) (6 credits)
Minimum Grade C-

Complete both of the following courses

  • ENGL 1010 Expository Writing or ENGL 1015 Expository Writing (Extended)
  • ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing or ENGL 2014 Honors English

FINE ARTS (FA) (3 credits)

  • ART 1010 Intro. to the Visual Arts
  • ART 1020 Basic Drawing (non majors)
  • ART 1040 Art Studio Practices - 2D (non majors)
  • ART 1050 Basic Photography
  • ARTH 2710 Art History Survey I
  • ARTH 2720 Art History Survey II
  • DANC 1010 Introduction to Dance
  • MUSC 1010 Intro. to Music
  • MUSC 1030 Intro. to Jazz and Popular Music
  • MUSC 1031 History of Rock and Roll
  • MUSC 1100 Fundamentals of Music
  • MUSC 2010 Music History & Literature I
  • MUSC 2020 Music History & Literature II
  • MUSC 3630 Music History & Literature I
  • MUSC 3640 Music History & Literature II
  • MUSC 3650 Music History & Literature III
  • THEA 1013 Survey of Theatre
  • THEA 1023 Survey of Film
  • THEA 1031 Theatre History & Lit Classical
  • THEA 1032 Theatre History & Lit. Modern
  • THEA 1033 Acting I
  • THEA 1513 Stage Craft


  • Complete 4 credits of one language numbered 1020 or above (excluding coops, internships, special projects, and undergraduate tutoring).

HUMANITIES (HU) (3 credits)

  • COMM 1500 Introduction to Mass Media
  • ENGL 2130 Science Fiction Literature
  • ENGL 2150 Intellectual Traditions of the West
  • ENGL 2160 Intellectual Traditions of the West
  • ENGL 2200 Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 2210 Folklore and Literature
  • ENGL 2220 Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 2230 Classic Myths and Folk Tales
  • ENGL 2240 Introduction to Poetry
  • ENGL 2300 Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2400 Special Topics in Lit. & Culture
  • ENGL 2410 Western American Literature
  • ENGL 2420 Literature of the Outdoors
  • ENGL 2430 Gothic & Supernatural Literature
  • ENGL 2450 Introduction to Gender Studies
  • ENGL 2460 African American Literature
  • ENGL 2510 Masterpieces of American Lit.
  • ENGL 2520 Masterpieces of American Lit.
  • ENGL 2610 Masterpieces of British Lit.
  • ENGL 2620 Masterpieces of British Lit.
  • ENGL 2650 Language in Society
  • ENGL 2660 Introduction to Language
  • PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1050 Business Ethics
  • PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values
  • PHIL 2600 World Religion and Scripture
  • TESL 2650 Language in Society
  • TESL 2660 Introduction to Language Systems

MATH (MA) (3 credits)
Minimum Grade C- (choose one)

  • MATH 1030 Quantitative Literacy
  • MATH 1040 Intro. to Statistics
  • MATH 1050 College Algebra (or any other MATH course requiring MATH 1050 as a prerequisite)
  • MATH 1080 Pre-Calculus


There are two options to satisfy your Natural Science graduation requirement. Science majors: you MUST meet with an advisor to see which classes you need.

  • Option 1 (11 credits):
    • 3 credits: Life Science (LS)
    • 3 credits: Physical Science (PS)
    • 2 credits: Life Science and/or Physical Science Lab (LB)
    • 3 credits: Science Inquiry (SI) – excluding COOP, internships, and special projects. 
  • Option 2 (10 credits):
    • 3 credits: Life Science (LS)
    • 3 credits: Physical Science (PS)
    • 1 credit: Physical or Life Science Lab (LB)
    • 3 credits: From AGBS (1010, 2200, 2205, 2400, 2500), BIOL, CHEM, GEO, PHSC, PHYS – excluding COOP, internships, and special projects.

Life Science (LS) (* lab optional)

  • BIOL 1010 General Biology* (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1050 Human Biology* (3 credits)
  • BIOL 1420 Environmental Biology (3 Credits)
  • BIOL 1610 Biology I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 1620 Biology II (4 credits)
  • BIOL 2030 Introductory Genetics (3 Credits)
  • BIOL 2060 Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2150 Human Dynamics (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2200 General Microbiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2320 Human Anatomy (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2420 Human Physiology (3 credits)

Physical Science (PS)

  • CHEM 1010 Introduction Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1110 Elementary Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1120 Elementary Organic/Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1220 Principles Chemistry II (3 credits)
  • GEO 1010 Survey of Geology (3 credits)
  • GEO 1060 Environmental Geology (3 credits)
  • GEO 1080 Oceanography (3 credits)
  • GEO 1110 Physical Geology (3 credits)
  • GEOG 1000 Physical Geography (3 credits)
  • PHSC 1000 Interdisciplinary Physical Science (3 credits)
  • PHSC 1440 Cosmos (2 credits)
  • PHSC 2100 Honors Physical Science
  • PHYS 1000 Conceptual Physics (2 credits)
  • PHYS 1010 Elementary Physics (3 credits)
  • PHYS 1060 Astronomy: Star & Galaxies (3 credits)
  • PHYS 1150 Intro. to Meteorology (2 credits)
  • PHYS 1750 The Science of Sound and Music (3 credits)

Natural Science Labs (LB)

  • AGBS 2205 Anatomy/Phys of Animals Lab
  • BIOL 1015 General Biology Lab
  • BIOL 1055 Human Biology Lab
  • BIOL 1615 Biology I Lab
  • BIOL 1625 Biology II Lab
  • BIOL 2035 Introductory Genetics Lab
  • BIOL 2065 Introductory Microbiology Lab
  • BIOL 2155 Human Dynamics Lab
  • BIOL 2205 General Microbiology Lab
  • BIOL 2325 Human Anatomy Lab
  • BIOL 2425 Human Physiology Lab
  • CHEM 1015 Introduction Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1115 Elementary Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1125 Elementary Organic/Biochemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1215 Principles of Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 1225 Principles Chemistry II Lab
  • GEO 1015 Survey of Geology Lab
  • GEO 1065 Environmental Geology Lab
  • GEO 1115 Physical Geology Lab
  • GEOG 1005 Physical Geography Lab
  • PHSC 1005 Interdisciplinary Physical Science Lab
  • PHSC 2105 Honors Physical Science Laboratory
  • PHYS 1015 Elementary Physics Lab
  • PHYS 1755 Science of Sound and Music Lab

Science Inquiry (SI)

  • Choose any course(s) with the following prefixes (excluding coops, internships, special projects, and undergraduate tutoring):
    • ANTH
    • BIOL
    • CHEM
    • CJ
    • ECON
    • GEO
    • GEOG
    • PHSC
    • PHYS
    • PSY
    • SOC
  • OR three credits from the following courses:
    • AGBS 1010, 2200/2205, 2400, or 2500
    • HFST 1020 Principles of Nutrition
    • HFST 1400 Courtship & Marriage
    • HFST 1500 Human Development
    • HFST 2400 Family Relations
    • HIST 1510 Modern World Civilizations
    • HONR 2851 Honors Interdisciplinary Studies in Science


  • BUS 1270 Strategic Selling
  • BUS 2450 Presentations for Business
  • COMM 1020 Public Speaking
  • COMM 2110 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2150 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 2170 Organizational Communication
  • COMM 2300 Introduction to Public Relations
  • THEA 2080 Theatre Improvisation

(Waived for students 31 and older)

  • PE 1096 Fitness and Wellness


  • ANTH 1000 Introduction to Anthropology
  • BUS 1210 Personal and Consumer Finance
  • CJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 1010 Economics as a Social Science
  • ECON 2010 Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 2020 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • GEOG 1300 People and Places of the World
  • HFST 1210 Personal and Consumer Finance
  • HFST 1400 Courtship and Marriage
  • HFST 1500 Human Development
  • HIST 1500 Ancient World Civilization
  • HIST 1510 Modern World Civilization
  • HIST 2700 U.S. History to 1877 (online only)
  • HIST 2710 U.S. History from 1877 (online only)
  • OLE 1000 Intro to Outdoor Leadership
  • PSY 1010 General Psychology
  • PSY 1100 Developmental Psychology
  • SOC 1010 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 1020 Social Problems

GE Substitutions

GE Committee has approved the following substitutions for the designated GE areas: 

Fine Arts (FA): 

  • ART 1110 Drawing I
  • ART 1120 2D Surface
  • ART 1130 3D Space
  • ART 1140 4D Time
  • ART 1150 Photo I

Physical Science (PS) and Lab (LB): 

  • PHYS 2010 and PHYS 2015
  • PHYS 2020 and PHYS 2025
  • PHYS 2210 and PHYS 2215
  • PHYS 2220 and PHYS 2225


Transfer Credit (Snow College)

Transfer credit from other regionally accredited institutions may be used to satisfy general education requirements at Snow College. Students must provide the Admissions Office with official transcripts from all colleges and universities which they have attended. Snow College accepts transfer credit based on the following criteria:

  • Courses must be non-remedial in nature and must be generally acceptable toward a degree or certificate.
  • For course credits to transfer to Snow College, the student must have earned a passing grade for the course. This is represented by the equivalent of a "D-" or better or a "P". To satisfy a program's requirements, transferred courses must meet the minimum grade and credit requirements established by the program.
  • Courses must appear on an official transcript from the sending institution. Transcripts issued to the student are not acceptable.
  • There is no limit to the number of transfer credits which may be accepted.
  • Transfer courses will not be accepted from other institutions for the purpose of posting a grade change or repeat on a course previously taken at Snow College.
  • The transfer credit evaluation is subject to audit and reevaluation.
  • Transfer credit must be received at least three weeks prior to registration.
  • Credit obtained from an institution that is not regionally accredited may be reviewed on a course by course basis. A course description and/or course syllabus is required in order to evaluate credit.
  • The GPA from transfer credit is not calculated in the Snow College GPA.
  • For credit for military training, submit a DD214. 
  • Students with credit earned at a foreign post-secondary institution must submit a certified copy of the transcript from World Education Services. Call 212.966.6311 for more information.

Students may transfer credits back to Snow College after they have transferred to another institution to complete Snow College's graduation requirements. The student must send an official transcript to Snow College with the credit the student wants applied to his or her graduation audit. After the transcript has been sent, please contact the graduation office at the number above.

Transfer Students with Completed General Education

Any USHE (Utah System of Higher Education) institution shall consider its General Education requirements completed by transfer students who have completed the General Education requirements of any other USHE institution. Upon request by transferring students, a sending institution shall provide certification when students have fully completed its General Education requirements. Contact the Registrar's office to request certification.

WICHE Interstate Passport

The Interstate Passport enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete their Passport at Snow College will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower-division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Passport institution. Snow College will begin transcripting the Interstate Passport following the Fall 2017 semester. Students with an interest in achieving the Passport should see our website at and contact their Advisor.


Graduation Deadlines & Fees

Based on deadline dates listed below, please submit an application for graduation. Students should apply after completion of approximately 31 credits. Students can apply via Badger Web or by submitting a completed graduation application form to the Graduation Office. Application forms are available from the Registration Office, the Student Success Center, or on the Snow College website under the Registrar's page. Please note, there is a $25 application fee and an additional $25 fee for applications received after the posted deadline.

  • Fall Semester: last day of preceding spring semester
  • Spring: last Monday in October
  • Summer: last Monday in April

The Registrar posts the exact deadline online.


Graduation Survey

In order to evaluate the quality of the education students receive at Snow College, each graduate is asked to take an assessment and complete a survey before graduation. The survey is an assessment of students' general opinions about the college. The results of the assessment and survey are confidential. They do not appear on transcripts and have no bearing on graduation status. The results from all students are combined to provide faculty, administration, and the Utah Board of Regents information about the knowledge and opinions of Snow College students.


Graduation With Honors Awards

Students who have completed all graduation requirements and have earned a cumulative grade point average at Snow College as follows will graduate with honors. Only courses numbered 1000 or above are counted.

  • 3.90 - 4.00 Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.75 - 3.89 Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.50 - 3.74 Cum Laude


Commencement Exercises

Commencement is our traditional celebration of your achievement graduating from college. The College wants all candidates for graduation to be present at Commencement. This ceremony is where the college and anyone you invite celebrate your achievement at becoming a member of a select number of people worldwide with a post-secondary degree. Students deserve to be honored on this day.

Commencement occurs at the end of Spring Semester and includes all students who have graduated the preceding Fall Semester and those who will graduate in the current Spring Semester, or after the current academic year’s Summer Semester. The College holds two commencement ceremonies, one on the Ephraim campus and one on the Richfield campus.

The commencement ceremony on the Ephraim campus occurs the Saturday following the conclusion of Spring Semester.  The Richfield campus commencement occurs on the last Friday of Spring Semester and is held for students completing programs (certificates and degrees) in Career and Technical Education programs. Students completing their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degrees on the Richfield campus may also choose to participate.  

ADA Accommodations at Commencement

Any person who feels he or she may need special accommodations connected with the graduation ceremonies may contact the Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator at 435.283.7321.

For more information about commencement, please visit



Service Scholars Recognition Award

The Service Scholars Recognition Award is designed for students interested in enhancing their educational experience through community service. Through the program, students address real community issues by providing service to and learning from people in Central Utah and beyond. Students will enhance their academic experience with the knowledge and awareness they gain through increased civic engagement. At the same time, they will be helping others and building personal character, becoming better members of society. Service Scholar Graduates must complete the following:

  • An integrated service project (ISP)
  • 150 service hours (100 from outside the ISP)
  • GNST 1100 (Intro to Civic Engagement & Service-Learning)
  • 8 credit hours of service learning courses (including GNST 1100)

Graduates from the program are recognized each year with the following:

  • Special recognition at the graduation ceremony
  • A certificate of achievement
  • A service learning distinction on their transcripts

For additional information or for a list of qualified service learning courses, please go to