BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

 

The Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree. A minimum
of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Major and minor fields of study included in the degree also have upper-level requirements. As these ay vary depending on the discipline selected, specific requirements are included in the subject field sections of the catalog. Because of the nature of the degree, it includes additional study in the fine arts and in foreign language. These additional requirements are included in the degree specific general education core. Components of the B.A. degree include:

* Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.A. degree:

COSC 23111, MUSI 33021 or EDIT 23101....................................................................................3
Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core)2.............3-4
Foreign Language 23013 and 2302................................................................................................6
Fine Art 4 (ART 1301, 2301 or studio course; MUSI 1301, 1303, 3304, 3305, 3306, or performing ensembles; or THEA 1303) or ENGL 2301, 2302, or 2303...................................3
Total 15-16


NOTATIONS:
1. Students may opt to test out of COSC 2311; see course description. Students pursuing music majors should take MUSI 3302. Students pursuing fields in education should take EDIT 2310.
2. Science can be lab or non-lab for the degree specific core. Students pursuing middle school education are required to take the course with a lab. ENVS 3301 can be used to fulfill the life science degree specific core requirement. GEOG 1301 may be used to fulfill the physical science degree specific core requirement.
3. Adequate prerequisite must be met before enrolling in a foreign language 2301 course. Prerequisite courses taken will be used as electives for the degree.
4. Fine Arts area must be different from area used in the university core curriculum requirement. Requirement waived
for students pursuing a Music major.

 

*Academic Major and Minor - The B.A. degree is designed primarily for students desiring
to study in the arts, the humanities, or the social sciences. Major fields of study approved for the B.A. degree are listed in the Academic Program Profile table following the degree requirement section of the catalog. In the majority of instances, the major requires the completion of 30 semester hours. Specific semester-hours as well as course requirements are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. Students pursuing the B.A. degree must select a minor or second major from any discipline identified by the university as an approved minor or major field. The typical minor consists of 18 semester hours. Specific semester hours as well as course requirements for the majors and minors are included in that section of the catalog dedicated to the discipline selected. A complete list of minors is included in the Academic Program Profile.


*Electives - Students may complete the minimum 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.