[QUOTE]I think that beyond adding the degree component, the GPA component is vital as well. AD requires a 3.0 GPA and full degree accreditation prior to OCS. I would contend that even a 3.0 is too low a standard, but that's just my opinion (since I had a 3.5 GPA undergrad and 4.0 GPA masters).[/QUOTE]
The whole thing is so arbitrary though. Some coursework is so much more demanding than others. To pull a GPA of 3.5 in physics, you are going to be spending some long nights at school working through differential equations, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, etc. I did all of that and graduated 3.42. You want to get that in art or business, yes you are going to have to put forth a noble effort, but not nearly as much time, sweat and frustration.
At some point, you should be able to say, if you can't achieve x.y GPA, no matter what your major, you simply were not trying. But there is such a vast grey area that it would not be fair to disqualify lots of good people on such arbitrary grounds.