The Paracurriculum

In recognition of the value of acquiring certain skills and participating in various activities, the university has established a group of personal skill and creative activity courses called the paracurriculum. Paracurricular courses are identified by course numbers below 100; they normally carry one or two credits. All paracurricular courses are graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

  •  three credits in paracurricular courses
    • one credit from First Semester/First Year Seminar is required of all on-campus students in their first semester and of all online students in their first year.
      • (FIRST SEMESTER SEMINAR (FIRST-YEAR FALL START) (IDST 007),
      • ONLINE FIRST YEAR SEMINAR (IDST 008), or 
      • FIRST SEMESTER TRANSFER STUDENT SEMINAR (IDST 009)
    • at least one credit from a physical education or dance course

EXEMPTIONS

  • Students who matriculate at Linfield having completed a minimum of 45 transferable semester credits (not including credit for prior learning), are exempt from taking the First Semester/First Year Seminar Course and may take a different course to meet the credit requirement if not exempt from the Paracurricular requirement.
  • Students matriculating having earned an Associate Transfer Degree, or the equivalent or having a minimum of 60 transferable semester credits (not including credit for prior learning), are exempt from the Paracurricular requirement. For the purposes of this requirement only, students with an unencumbered RN license will be considered to have an Associate Transfer Degree. 

CREDIT LIMITATIONS

  •  No more than eight credits in paracurricular courses may count toward the 125 credits required for a first bachelor's degree.
  • No more than four paracurricular courses from any department may count toward the 125 credits required for a first bachelor's degree.
  • No more than two credits in paracurricular courses may count toward the 30 credits required for second bachelor's degree.
  • No more than one paracurricular course from any department may count toward the 30 credits required for second bachelor's degree.