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B.A. Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (9-16 hours)

These hours are in addition to the University General Education Program requirements.

Foreign Language: 6 hours in a single foreign language at or above the 2000 level or equivalent.

1. If the language chosen was used to meet University admissions requirements, studentsmust take the foreign language placement exam (if they have not already successfully completed a language course at an accredited institution of higher education). For information about the dates and place of placement exams, contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. On the basis of the results of the placement exam, students should follow these guidelines:

If placed into 1010: complete 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020

If placed into 1020: complete 1020, 2010, 2020

If placed into 2010: complete 2010, 2020

If placed into 2020: complete 2020

If placed into 3301 or higher: language requirement fulfilled

Or complete 6 hours at the 2000 level or above of another language

2. Students presenting a language to meet University admission requirements cannot receive credit for 1010 in that language.

3. No credit hours are immediately granted on the basis of the placement exam.

4. Satisfactory completion of the language requirement by means of the placement exam will be noted on the student's transcript.

5. Students whose first college-level language course is 2010 or higher and who pass this course with a minimum grade of "C" may apply for Credit by Course Placement. The applicable fees are listed in the Miscellaneous Fees section of this Catalog. Students wishing such credit must make written application to the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Credit by Course Placement shall apply only to the lower division, and credit gained in this manner shall not exceed 12 semester hours in any one language. For additional information, see Credit by Course Placement in Section 5 of this Catalog.

6. Once a student begins with a lower-division course, all remaining higher-numbered courses in the lower division must be taken in sequence, without skipping. For example, students who begin with LATN 1010 cannot skip LATN 1020 and enroll in LATN 2010.

7. For students whose mother tongue is not English, lower-division credit in the native language will be awarded when the student has successfully completed the English composition requirement for graduation and has proven proficiency in the native language to the satisfaction of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The student must make written application to the chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Upper-Division Humanities or Social Science

A) Humanities: (only required for majors in Anthropology, Communication, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Earth Sciences, Economics, Hospitality and Resort Manangement, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology): 3 hours of upper-division coursework, in an area outside of the major, to be chosen from one of the following categories. Please note that some courses have prerequisites:

1. Art History: ARTH 4111, 4112, 4113, 4121, 4123, 4124, 4125, 4130, 4142, 4143, 4146, 4148, 4149, 4152, 4166, 4183, 4185.

2. Communication: COMM 3003, 3360, 4360.

3. English: Any upper-division ENGL literature course. Students should consult with their advisor or with the department to determine the appropriate courses.

4. Foreign Languages: Any upper-division literature course in CHIN, CLAS, FREN, GERM, GREK, ITAL, JAPN, LALI, LATN, RUSS, or SPAN. Students should consult with their advisor or with the department to determine the appropriate courses.

5. History: Any upper-division HIST course, except HIST 3863, 3881, 4020, 4022, 4851, 4871, 4999.

6. Journalism: JOUR 4708, 4716.

7. Judaic Studies: JDST 3601, 3661, 3801, 3802, 4511, 4671, 4801.

8. Philosophy: Any upper-division PHIL course.

9. Political Thought: POLS 3102, 3401, 3402, 3410, 3415, 4405, 4415, 4416.

10. Religious Studies: RLGN 3100.

11. Theatre: THEA 4582.

12. Women's and Gender Studies: WMST 3000.

 B) Social Science (only required for majors in Art History, English, Foreign Languages, History, or Philosophy): 3 hours of upper-division coursework, in an area outside of the major, to be chosen from one of the following categories. Please note that some courses have prerequisites:

1. Anthropology: ANTH 3232, 3242, 3300, 3511, 4051, 4111, 4120, 4220, 4251, 4253, 4270, 4301, 4302, 4336, 4350, 4352, 4411, 4412, 4413, 4415, 4416, 4431, 4510, 4512, 4531, 4541, 4551, 4571, 4840, 4841

2. Communication: COMM 3322, 4014, 4375

3. Earth Sciences: ESCI 3200, 3430, 3451, 4201, 4251, 4252, 4261, 4270, 4301, 4307, 4350, 4352, 4431, 4443

4. Journalism: JOUR 4702

5. Political Science: POLS 3211, 3213, 3215, 3216, 3217, 3218, 3219, 3220, 3221, 3302, 3306, 3309, 3310, 3320, 3325, 3330, 3340, 3405, 3505, 3506, 3509, 4200, 4211, 4212, 4222, 4223, 4307, 4315, 4317, 4504, 4506, 4508, 4510, 4511, 4512, 4820

6. Psychology: PSYC 3101, 3102, 3103, 3106, 3236, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3306, 3307, 3506, 3507, 3508, 3509, 3510, 3512, 3520, 3530, 3601, 4010, 4030, 4032, 4034, 4101, 4305

7. Sociology: SOCI 3112, 3401, 3420, 3432, 3501, 3541, 3701, 3820, 3831, 3860, 4420, 4442, 4460, 4541, 4631, 4851, 4852

Fine Arts: (Required only if a Fine Arts course was not taken to fulfill General Education requirements): 3 hours from: ART 1030, ARTH 2010, ARTH 2020, COMM 1851, COMM 4850, COMM 4858, DANC 1151, DANC 3101, MUS 1030, MUS 1040, MUHL 4800, THEA 1030, THEA 4551, THEA 4552.

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (3-4 hours): 3-4 hours of Mathematics or Natural Sciences in an area outside of the major to be chosen from one of the following categories:

1. Mathematics: One MATH course (not MATH 1100; not to repeat University General Education Program requirements), or PHIL 1611.

2. Computer Science: One of COMP 1800, 1900, 4001.

3. Natural Sciences: 3-4 hours (different from the University General Education Program science), selected from: any General Education Natural Science course or one from the following: ESCI 2301, 3211, 3802, 4122, 4511, 4515, 4521, 4522. NOTE: If a course has a lab, the lab must be taken to complete this requirement.

4. Social Statisics: One of PSYC 3010, SOCI 3311.

NOTE: The College of Arts and Sciences accepts a maximum of two semester hours in physical activity courses toward the fulfillment of its degree requirements.

 To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts degree, the student must complete a minimum of 120 qualifying semester hours with a grade point average of 2.0. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be in courses from the upper division. A minimum grade of "C" is required in every course applicable toward a major or minor (including corequisites). A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for courses applied to the major. Every student should be aware that the mere completion of course outlined below with a minimum grade of "C" does not guarantee classification as a major or minor in the discipline concerned; the student must be recommended by the chair of the department in which the major or minor is sought. If, in the opinion of the department chair, the quality of the student's work is not high enough, additional work, the repetition of courses, or other evidence of acceptable scholarship may be required.

Residence Requirements

University residence requirements are explained in detail in the Graduation from the University section. A transfer student in The College of Arts and Sciences must earn at least 6 semester hours in residence in the major subject and at least 3 semester hours in the minor. These credits may be earned only through regular class enrollment for a letter grade.

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African and African American Studies
Anthropology
Asian Studies Minor
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences
Economics
English
Environmental Studies Minor
Foreign Languages
History
International Studies
Bornblum Judaic Studies
Legal Thought and Liberal Arts Minor
Mathematical Sciences
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration Minor
Religious Studies Minor
Social Work
Sociology
Women's and Gender Studies Minor
Aerospace Studies Minor
Military Science Minor
Naval Science Minor

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