Course requirements and a minimum grade point average for graduation will vary according to the degree program. It is the responsibility of the student to review the University Catalog and make sure they are enrolling in the appropriate courses for their program. In addition to specific program requirements, there are additional graduation requirements for all degree-seeking students outlined below.
1.- University Orientation
Prior to the enrollment in program courses, students must successfully complete the non-credit University Orientation course. This short course introduces students the University, provides instruction on the technologies they will be using in their online studies; and introduces students to ePortfolios.
Student portfolios serve as an authentic mode of assessment, as well as providing students with a concrete outcome of learning that they can use in their future career and/or academic pursuits. The creation of an ePortfolio is a graduation requirement for all degree-granting students at Janus University. A student will begin building their ePortfolio in the mandatory Orientation course provided by the University; and will use it throughout their program as a showcase of their work. At the conclusion of each course, students will submit at least one major project from the course into their ePortfolio. Upon graduation, students will submit their portfolio to their respective Dean for evaluation and approval.
3.- Senior Paper/Project
The Senior Paper/Project in the Bachelor’s program requires a student to do original research on a subject of the student’s choosing (with approval of the Faculty Advisor) and may be employment related. The Senior Paper/Project is expected to maintain the highest academic standards, and must be uploaded to the student’s ePortfolio upon completion.
4.- Thesis/Research Project
The Project in the Masters programs will require a student to propose a subject area of his/her choosing (with the approval of the Faculty Advisor). The presentation of the Project must fit within the general description of the degree objectives and is expected to be of the highest academic quality.
The Thesis in the Masters’ programs must reflect professional and academic excellence. Work on the Thesis involves a proposal following acceptable guidelines that must be submitted to the Graduate Review Committee of the University. A handbook, available from the University, provides the student with a specific set of requirements relative to the clear statement of intentions for completing the thesis. It takes the student on a step-by-step procedure setting forth all of the writing requirements and guidelines for the initial proposal as well as the Thesis itself. A copy of the final product is retained at the University.
5.- No Outstanding Account Balance
Candidates for graduation must have satisfactorily settled all financial obligations to the University in order to graduate. Transcripts and degrees will not be issued for any course or program when an outstanding balance exists.