How to read a degree audit
Please use the information below to better your understanding of degree audit. The sections of degree audit listed below apply to the Liberal Arts in Practice (LAiP) curriculum.
Your degree audit is divided into multiple sections designed to provide you with a guide to your educational program at Hartwick College. The first section provides general information about you and your current academic program.
(1) Your name and your student ID number
(2) Your current academic program
(3) The catalog year for your current program. This will match your major requirements listed in the Hartwick College catalog.
(4) Your anticipated completion/graduation date (month and year).
(5) Your current Hartwick email address.
(6) A listing of your current advisor(s)
(7) Your current writing and math levels.
(8) A note about your responsibilities as a student and the number of credits required for a degree (dual degree, certain Nursing and CPA requirements differ slightly, check with your advisor or review the catalog for more information).
(9) Your current program status (this will be 'In Progress' until you complete your program) and your cumulative GPA.
The next section of degree audit reflects your progress towards fulfilling Liberal Arts in Practice Curriculum requirements. More information about the Liberal Arts in Practice Curriculum can be found by clicking here. Requirements will show a blank line until they are fulfilled.
(10) Writing level requirement. A level 4 is required for graduation. More information on the writing program can be found by clicking here.
(11) WICK 101, TRAN 101 or SOAR 101.
(12) First Year Seminar.
(13) Your Humanities breadth and depth requirement. You are required to complete 9 credits of Humanities courses with at least 3 credits designated as ILS or EL. Foreign language courses designated as LN1, 2 or 3 and ENGL 110 do not satisfy this requirement.
(14) Your Social and Behavioral Sciences breadth and depth requirement. You are required to complete 9 credits of Social and Behavioral Sciences courses with at least 3 credits designated as ILS or EL. You must also complete courses from two different Social and Behavioral Sciences departments.
(15) Your foreign language requirement. The requirement is satisfied in one of five ways:
- Complete an elementary language sequence (minimum 6 credits), or
- Complete one intermediate language course (minimum 3 credits), or
- Complete one introductory language course (minimum 3 credits) and the corresponding off-campus program (OCL) (minimum 3 credits), or
- Complete one introductory language course (minimum 3 credits) and the corresponding on-campus culture course (LNC) (minimum 3 credits), or
- Complete one off-campus language immersion course (minimum 3 credits).
(16) Your Physical & Life Sciences breadth and depth requirement. You are required to complete 9 credits of Physical and Life Sciences courses including one course from the department of Chemistry or Physics, one course from the department of Biology or Geology. One of the courses from Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Geology must have a LAB component.
(17) Your Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (QFR) requirement.
(18) Your Physical Education requirement. You must complete 2 PHED courses. One of these courses can be satisfied by participating in a team sport or by completing a designated Theatre Arts course.
The next section of degree audit lists your declared major requirements. If you are Undeclared, this section will not appear on your degree audit. For purposes of this example, the student below is a Psychology major.
(19) All major requirements are associated with your catalog year. To understand more about satisfying your major requirements, you should review a college catalog for your catalog year or speak with your faculty advisor.
(20) Listed here you will find all of your academic credits. Any transfer courses you have completed will appear here. The calculation at the bottom should be used to determine how many academic credits you have remaining for degree completion. Physical Education credits are not counted in this equation.
(21) Listed here you will find non-academic courses that count towards your Hartwick degree (only 12 MUPF courses can count towards your overall 120 academic credits required for graduation).
(22) Courses that do not count towards your degree will be listed here - you can also find your current math level in this section.
(23) Your total and in-progress liberal arts credits are listed here. This section lists the number of liberal arts credits required by NYSED to certify your degree as BA or BS.