As a branch campus of Ave Maria University, Ave Maria University - Latin American Campus is authorized by the State of Florida to offer Bachelor of Arts degrees.
Ave Maria University - Latin American Campus encourages students to enroll in double majors in a secondary field of interest. Although some upper-division courses from one major may serve as electives for the other, the student should expect that it may be necessary to do summer coursework and/or attend additional semesters in order to complete a double major. While students are only required to complete 128 semester hours for a bachelor’s degree, by taking eighteen hours each semester after their freshman year, they may earn as many as 140 hours over the course of eight semesters (exclusive of summer school courses). By doing so, students can take additional courses as electives or pursue a minor or second major outside their primary area without extending their time of study beyond four years.
Minors consist of approximately eighteen credit hours in foundational courses of a particular discipline that provide a broad overview of the field for those majoring in another area. Minors usually specify a course sequence in order to assure fulfillment of necessary prerequisites. For transfer students who wish to apply transfer credit toward an academic minor, the transfer student must earn at least six semester credit hours in upper-level classes at Ave Maria University.
It is possible for a graduate of Ave Maria University - Latin American Campus to return to the campus to earn a second major. Approval of the appropriate academic department chairperson must be given before a student can begin the second major. A minimum 2.00 GPA in the major field of study must be earned. No additional degree is earned.
Second Bachelor’s Degree
For students who earned a bachelor’s degree at another institution, a second bachelor’s degree may be earned at Ave Maria University - Latin American Campus as long as it is in a different major. Current core and major curriculum requirements must be fulfilled. A minimum of thirty semester credit hours, beyond those earned prior to awarding of the first degree, must be completed with a 2.00 minimum GPA. To pursue a second bachelor’s degree, a student must have approval of the Academic Dean and the appropriate academic department chairperson.