College of Science

Minimum Grade Point Average

If a graduate student has attempted all the courses in an approved master's degree program with less than a 3.0 (B) average in contract courses, with less than a 3.0 (B) average in graduate work at Cal Poly Pomona, or with less than a 3.0 average in all upper division and graduate work attempted while on graduate standing, the student's major department may (1) terminate the program, or (2) require the student to take additional courses in an attempt to raise the program grade point average to the minimum 3.0. When the student's major department recommends that he/she be allowed to do the latter, the additional courses selected must:
  1. Include at least two courses at the 500-699 level and total not fewer than 6 quarter units.
  2. Apply directly to the student's master's degree objective, although they need not be drawn from offerings in the student's major department.
  3. Be new courses (courses previously completed but not originally listed in the master's degree program may not be used).
If the student fails to earn the minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average on completion of the revised master's degree program as outlined above, the program may be terminated without award of the master's degree.

Grades earned at another institution may not be used to offset grade point deficiencies in courses taken at this university.