Chart: Requirements and Credit Hours—B.A.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements for a major, students pursuing a B.A. must also complete Foundations, Intensive Writing, Foreign Language, Breadth of Inquiry, Culture Studies, Public Oral Communication, and Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences requirements. (The Foundations requirement encompasses English Composition and Mathematical Modeling.) Requirements completed in one area may, under certain conditions, also fulfill requirements in other areas. Finally, students may test out of the Foreign Language requirement. The requirement for the major ranges from 30–42 credit hours, depending on the major.
The following chart depicts the requirements for a B.A. degree from the College:
|Public Oral Communication||3|
|Breadth of Inquiry|
|Arts and Humanities (four courses: 2 for General Education and 2 for CASE)||12|
|Social and Historical Studies (four courses: 2 for General Education and 2 for CASE)||12|
|Natural and Mathematical Sciences (four courses; OR three courses, one of which must be a single 5-credit course that includes a substantial lab component. General Education requires either two courses, one of which must be a natural science course, OR a single 5-credit course that includes a substantial lab component. CASE requires two additional N&M courses)||11–12|
|One course from "Diversity in the U.S." and one course from "Global Civilizations and Cultures"||6|
|Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences||3|
|Major Concentration (including at least 18 credit hours at the 300–400 level)
|Total Credit Hours (including a minimum of 100 credit hours inside the College)||120|