Academic Advising

Degree Checklists and Maps

Degree Checklists

The degree checklist for your major includes all of the requirements you need to meet to graduate. Of these, the most important to pay attention to are:

  • Specific courses or categories of courses required
  • Overall number of credits: at least 60 for an associate degree and at least 120 for a baccalaureate degree, although a program may require more if there are licensing or accreditation requirements (Note: To earn academic honors, you must take a minimum number of credits on campus at City Tech: at least 34 credits for an associate degree, and at least 60 credits for a baccalaureate degree. E-permit classes do not count toward the total.)
  • Overall number and required categories of general education courses: See the General Education pages for more information

Degree Maps

These maps contain suggested semester-by-semester schedules, and make it easier to understand how to graduate in two or four years with your major. They will assist you and your advisor to plan your academic path to graduation.

Use them with the degree checklist (found in the catalog) and DegreeWorks to discuss your academic plan and course selections with your advisor. Each student’s specific program of study could, and probably will, look a little different, but this can be a starting place that helps you take all requirements into account. You can map out your specific variations using My Academic Career Planner.