Graduation Requirements

Each PCPS department determines which of their courses are suitable for community based learning experiences. Students are expected to follow their department's recommendations for curriculum and CBL opportunities.All PCPS students must complete community based learning as a requirement for graduation.

All full-time, undergraduate students must complete a minimum number of community based learning hours as a requirement for graduation from the Panuska College of Professional Studies. Below are the minimum number of community based learning hours for each program:

Counseling & Human Services: 80 hours
Early & Primary Education: 40 hours
Middle Level Education: 40 hours
Secondary Education: 40 hours
Nursing: 40 hours
Health Administration: 80 hours
Health Administration Long Term Care: 80 hours
Human Resources Studies: 80 hours
Occupational Therapy: 80 hours
Community Health Education: 70 hours
Exercise Science: 90 hours

It should be noted that students frequently exceed the minimum number of community based learning hours.

In addition to completing the required CBL hours, all seniors must submit a reflection essay. More information about the essay can be found on the main PCPS Community Based Learning webpage.

Students who do not complete the community based learning requirement will not be allowed to graduate.