Auburn awarding 1,441 degrees at fall graduation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will award 1,441 academic degrees during two fall graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 8, in Auburn Arena.

The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Human Sciences. The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at

Leonard Bell, a professor of poultry science at Auburn, will present the charge to the graduates. In 2011, he was honored with the university’s highest teaching honor, the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Of the degrees Auburn will award, 1,145 are bachelor’s degrees, 230 are master’s degrees, 63 are doctorates and three are education specialist degrees.

The College of Liberal Arts will award the most bachelor’s degrees with 285, followed by the College of Business with 218. The College of Education and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering each will present 151 degrees; College of Sciences and Mathematics, 109; College of Human Sciences, 80; College of Architecture, Design and Construction, 66; College of Agriculture, 52; Office of the Provost, 20 degrees in interdisciplinary studies; and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 13.

Auburn University has awarded more than 250,000 degrees since its founding as East Alabama Male College in 1856.

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