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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (B.L.A.S.)

A Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science degree in the College of Arts and Sciences is granted to students who fulfill the general University requirements as to total number of hours, scholarship standards, the University General Education Curriculum Requirements requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements, the graduation requirements, and a major and minor.

University General Education Curriculum Requirements and College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements (for B.A. B.S., B.L.A.S.)

Courses taken to satisfy the University General Education Curriculum Requirements and Arts and Sciences Curriculum requirements may apply to the major or minor if approved by the academic adviser, unless otherwise restricted. Proficiency exams, where applicable, may be taken in place of these required courses. If successfully completed, they are graded Pass (P). Course credit is given. No other requirements are then imposed in lieu of the courses so completed.

Note: Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who wish to obtain a teaching license complete the University General Education Curriculum Requirements instead of the College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements.

The following restrictions apply:

  1. No courses numbered 275, 298, 450, 475, and 498 are acceptable for credit in the General Education Curriculum;
  2. Students may not use any one course to satisfy two General Education distribution requirements;
  3. Students may not count more than two courses from the discipline in which they major toward satisfaction of the University General Education Curriculum Requirements;
  4. No courses under the Pass/Fail option may apply to the University General Education Curriculum Requirements.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree University General Education Curriculum Requirements and College Curriculum Requirements - 60 s.h.

  1. Communication Skills (9 s.h.) ENG 180 and ENG 280; COMM 241 or COMM 242 See University General Education Curriculum for additional information.
  2. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12 s.h.)

    PART A - Competency

    All students enrolled in the University must demonstrate their ability to use general baccalaureate-level skills in mathematics by one of the following means:
    1. Receive University credit for MATH 100, Core Competency in Math;
    2. Receive a satisfactory score on an assessment instrument designated by the Department of Mathematics; or
    3. Receive University credit for a mathematics course which lists MATH 100 as a prerequisite. See University General Education Curriculum Requirements for additional information.

    PART B - General Education

    Students must complete 12 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one laboratory course must be included. Courses from at least two departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 10 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  3. Social Sciences (15 s.h.)

    Students must complete 15 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. Courses from at least three departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  4. Humanities and Fine Arts (18 s.h.)

    Students must complete 18 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one course must come from Area 1: Humanities, and at least one course must come from Area 2: Fine Arts. Students are then free to choose either Humanities or Fine Arts courses to fulfill the required 18 hours in Humanities/Fine Arts. Courses from at least three departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  5. Multicultural Studies (3 s.h.)

    Students must select at least 3 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing.
  6. Human Well-Being (3 s.h.)

    Students may select any combination of courses from at least two groupings listed in the the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree
University General Education Curriculum Requirements and College Curriculum Requirements: 55 s.h.

  1. Communication Skills (9 s.h.)
    ENG 180 and ENG 280; COMM 241 or COMM 242
    See University General Education Curriculum Requirements for additional information.
  2. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (16 s.h.)

    PART A- Competency

    All students enrolled in the University must demonstrate their ability to use general baccalaureate-level skills in mathematics by one of the following means:
    1. Receive University credit for MATH 100, Core Competency in Math;
    2. Receive a satisfactory score on an assessment instrument designated by the Department of Mathematics; or
    3. Receive University credit for a mathematics course which lists MATH 100 as a prerequisite.
      See University General Education Curriculum Requirements for additional information.

    PART B - General Education

    Students must complete 16 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one laboratory course must be included. Courses from at least two departments must be selected. A one-year sequence outside the major must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 10 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.

  3. Social Sciences (12 s.h.) Students must complete 12 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. Courses from at least two departments must be included.

    Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  4. Humanities and Fine Arts (12 s.h.)

     Students must complete 12 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one course must come from Area 1: Humanities, and at least one course must come from Area 2: Fine Arts. Students are then free to choose either Humanities or Fine Arts courses to fulfill the required 12 hours in Humanities/Fine Arts. Courses from at least two departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.

  5. Multicultural Studies (3 s.h.) Students must select at least 3 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing.

  6. Human Well-Being (3 s.h.) Students may select any combination of courses from at least two of the groupings from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing.

Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (B.L.A.S.) Degree
University General Education Curriculum Requirements and College Curriculum Requirements. 57 s.h.

  1. Communication Skills (9 s.h.)
    ENG 180 and ENG 280; COMM 241 or COMM 242
    See University General Education Curriculum Requirements for additional information.
  2. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (12–15 s.h.*)

    PART A - Competency

    All students enrolled in the University must demonstrate their ability to use general baccalaureate-level skills in mathematics by one of the following means
    1. Receive University credit for MATH 100, Core Competency in Math;
    2. Receive a satisfactory score on an assessment instrument designated by the Department of Mathematics; or
    3. Receive University credit for a mathematics course which lists MATH 100 as a prerequisite.

      See University General Education Curriculum Requirements for additional information.
    PART B - General Education

    Students must complete 12–15 s.h.* from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one laboratory course must be included. Courses from at least two departments must be selected. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 10 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  3. Social Sciences (12–15 s.h.*)

    Students must complete 12–15 s.h.* from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. Courses from at least two departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  4. Humanities and Fine Arts (12–15 s.h.*)

    Students must complete 12–15* from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing. At least one course must come from Area 1: Humanities, and at least one course must come from Area 2: Fine Arts. Students are then free to choose either Humanities or Fine Arts courses to fulfill the required 12–15 hours in Humanities/Fine Arts. Courses from at least two departments must be included. Students may take no more than two courses from any one grouping. At least 9 s.h. of this requirement must be satisfied from courses NOT listed in boldface type.
  5. Multicultural Studies (3 s.h.)

    Students must select at least 3 s.h. from the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing.
  6. Human Well-Being (3 s.h.)

    Students may select any combination of courses from at least two groupings listed on the College of Arts and Sciences General Education Course Listing

    *Must take 15 s.h. in two of these three categories and 12 s.h. in the third category: Natural Sciences/Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Humanities

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