Understanding Degree Requirements

Degree Program Requirements

Upon enrollment, the student receives a Comprehensive Degree Report (CDR). This document lists the requirements as outlined in the CSU Catalog for the current enrollment year. The Comprehensive Degree Report is reflective of degree requirements at the time of enrollment, transfer credit, completed CSU courses, courses in progress, and remaining degree requirements. It is a live document and is available at all times in the myCSU student portal.

Curriculum listed in the current catalog and on the university website reflect current program requirements. Students already enrolled in a degree program should refer to their Comprehensive Degree Report to determine their specific degree requirements as established at the time of enrollment. The catalog and website may continue to be referenced for the purposes of finding available courses, course descriptions, and other pertinent academic and specific policy information. (The Student Handbook should also be referenced for additional policy information.)

Change in Degree Requirements

In the event that degree program requirements change, students will be given the opportunity to either complete their degree as outlined in their Comprehensive Degree Report or request a reevaluation for the newly revised program requirements. If a student has not attended CSU for a period of one year, the student will be required to satisfy the current degree program requirements as outlined in the effective catalog.

When a student elects to change their degree program, the student will be required to satisfy the current degree program requirements as outlined in the effective catalog.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisors with questions regarding degree requirements or their Comprehensive Degree Report.