That depends on your unique situation, including how many classes
you're interested in taking each semester (we offer part time and full
time study) and how many credits you may have accumulated on your
We recommend you meet with our academic advisor and bring along
unofficial copies your transcripts that include any credits you may
have earned along the way.
Typically, a bachelors degree requires 120 credits, In general,
students who work full-time or who have significant responsibilities
at home are most comfortable with a part-time schedule, taking two
courses (6-8 credits) at a time. If a student enrolls in two courses
every fall, winter, and spring/summer semester he/she will likely earn
about 18 credits per year. Since the Bachelor's Degree requires a
minimum of 120 credits, it will take a part-time student about seven
years to graduate from GVSU. A full-time student can usually complete
the Bachelor's Degree in four years. Come talk to us and you might
find that you're already well on your way!