Students are expected to complete the preponderance of their baccalaureate work at the university, especially in their junior and senior years. Leaves of absence for foreign study or transfer of courses to USD from other universities are permitted to meet legitimate educational goals of students prior to their senior year.
To satisfy the requirements for a degree, students must earn a minimum of the final 30 semester units of credit at USD. This residence requirement may be partially waived. Waiver is at the discretion of the student’s dean. Waiver is possible only if the preponderance of academic work has been at USD and if there are valid educational reasons.