The requirements for the degree from Smith College are completion of 128 credits of academic work and satisfactory completion of a major. For graduation the minimum standard of performance is a cumulative average of 2.0 in all academic work. For those entering as first-year students, satisfactory completion of a writing intensive course in the first year is required.
Effective Spring 2012, Ada Comstock Scholars and transfer students will also be required to complete at least one writing-intensive course, with a grade of C- or higher, during their first two semesters at Smith.
Students earning a bachelor of arts degree must complete at least 64 credits outside the department or program of the major (56 credits for majors requiring the study of two foreign languages taught within a single department or program). The requirements for the bachelor of science degree in engineering are listed on the department’s Web site.
Candidates for the degree must complete at least four semesters of academic work, a minimum of 64 credits, in academic residence at Smith College in Northampton; two of these semesters must be completed during the junior or senior year. A student on a Smith Junior Year Abroad Program, the Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program or the Internship Program at the Smithsonian Institution is not in academic residence in Northampton.
Each student is responsible for knowing all regulations governing the curriculum and course registration and is responsible for planning a course of study in accordance with those regulations and the requirements for the degree.