To qualify for the bachelor of arts degree from Luther College, a student must earn a minimum of 64 credit hours in full-time residence at the college. Credit hours earned on study abroad programs associated with Luther College are included in these 64 hours. The registrar and Academic Planning Committee will review requests for exemptions from the 64-credit hour residency requirement. Most professional schools prefer the baccalaureate degree for admission and many of them require it. Luther permits a student who has completed other requirements for the B.A. degree to transfer into an approved professional school program (law, medicine, dentistry) at the end of the junior year and offer the last 32 hours for graduation from work in the professional school. Cooperative programs in engineering, environmental management, resource management, clinical lab science and technology, cytotechnology, nuclear medicine technology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy, are described in the catalog under the Liberal Arts and Careers.