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Grading Standards

Department of Sociology
Last updated January 2014

A+
The student has completed exceptional work on all course requirements.

A
The student has completed excellent work on all course requirements.

B
The student has completed proficient work on all course requirements.

C
The student has completed proficient work on most, although not all, course requirements. The student can continue to the next course if this is a prerequisite.

D
The student has not completed proficient work on most course requirements and is at significant risk of failing the next course in related studies. The students should repeat the course if it is a prerequisite for another course.  Courses receiving a grade of D-, D or D+ are not counted toward the required 48 credits in sociology classes.

F
The student’s work is unsatisfactory.  Courses receiving a grade of F do not count toward the required 48 credits in sociology classes.