What are the Requirements for Graduation?

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You must complete your general education requirements, your major requirements, and earn a minimum of 180 units before you can graduate. We offer more details below, but be sure to read the Stanford Bulletin for official information on earning your undergraduate degree.

Basic Degree Requirements

For students entering as first-years, the basic graduation requirements are as follows:

  • Earn at least 180 units (no more than 45 of these may be transfer units)
  • Satisfy your General Education Requirements
  • Satisfy the requirements for a major

No more than 8 activity units may count toward the 180 units needed for graduation and only 36 units of CR or S grades (including the 8 activity units) can count.