At least 25 percent of the semester credit hours required for the degree must be earned through instruction offered by Loyola. Unless special permission is granted by the dean for the student to pursue coursework elsewhere, the last 30 credit hours must be completed at Loyola. Although transfer students are required to complete at least 15 credit hours in their major while at Loyola, additional hours are normally required. Transfer students in Loyola's Evening Division are required to complete at least 50 percent of the credit hours in the major at Loyola.