Graduation Requirements & Electives
Some Whitworth Inq (shared curriculum) and elective requirements may be met by courses offered in your major, via transfer or portfolio credits, or through credits earned in college-level testing. Please speak with an academic advisor to request a complimentary transcript evaluation.
For all majors, students are required to meet Whitworth University graduation requirements:
- Whitworth Inq requirements
- 36 semester credits of upper-division (300-400) coursework
- a 2.0 average in all Whitworth courses and in all courses in the declared major
- a total of 126 semester credits. Please see the course catalog for more details.
Some programs may require prerequisites for particular courses; please check with the advisor.
|Whitworth Inq Requirements||38 Credits|
|Belief Inquiry (6 credits)|
|Worldview & Reason||3 credits|
|Biblical Literature or Faith, Reason & Contemporary Issues||3 credits|
Cultural Inquiry (6 credits)
Students must take coursework in at least two of the following:
|Literature & Storytelling||3 credits|
|Historical Analysis||3 credits|
|Culture & Diversity||3 credits|
|Scientific Inquiry (9 credits)|
|Math & Statistics||3 credits|
|Natural Science||3 credits|
|Social Science||3 credits|
|Expressive Inquiry (12 credits)|
|Oral Communication||3 credits|
|Written Communication||3 credits|
|Fine Arts||3 credits|
|World Languages||3 credits|
|Praxis (5 credits)|
|Habits of the Mind||3 credits|
|Habits of Wellness||2 credits|
(no additional credits; students must take one course with each "tag")
|Emotional Wellness "E" tag||1 course|
|U.S. Diversity "U" tag||1 course|
|Global Diversity "G" tag||1 course|
*For evening-degree program students, the language requirement may be met in the following ways: a three-credit conversational-language course specifically designed for students in Whitworth's adult education programs, or a full year (eight semester credits or 15 quarter credits) of a modern language at Whitworth or another university.
A list of direct-transfer agreements between Whitworth University and other colleges and universities throughout the state of Washington is available to you.
Elective credits that are not included as part of your academic major or shared curriculum requirements are offered as an option to help you reach the 126 credits required to complete your bachelor's degree at Whitworth. With guidance and approval from an academic advisor, you will have the opportunity to choose elective courses that fit your professional and personal goals.