Bachelor of Arts, B.A.

About this Program

The Bachelor of Arts degree provides students with a broad, well-rounded base of knowledge, skills, and expertise which are specific to the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in the arts from Wayland will find themselves submerged in the complexities of world culture, social justice, and human behavior, where they are bound to discover new passion and inspiration, as well as endless career possibilities.

All coursework for the Bachelor of Arts degree concentrates heavily on proficient spoken and written communication; effective and responsible analysis of written material--fictional, non-fictional, and historical; and innovative, practical application of theories studied in the classroom.

Wayland strives to provide students with abounding opportunities to experience diversity, establish strong relationship-building skills, and develop an enlightened perspective through travel and study abroad programs, as well as expertly designed courses. As a result, Bachelor of Arts recipients graduate from Wayland well prepared to enter graduate studies programs, or to go to work in their fields.

The B.A. degree encompasses a broad range of majors, like justice administration, communications, foreign language, professional writing, psychology, art, and many others.

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 124 semester hours.  A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit.  Major and minor fields also have upper-level requirements.  Because of the nature of the degree additional study in the fine arts and in foreign languages is in addition the University Core Curriculum. View the additional fine arts courses.  

General Education Core Course Requirements

Course Requirements Course Hours
@ENGL 1301, 1302 and 3 hours from a literature course 9
HIST 1303, 1304, 2301, 2302 6
Pick One Course - ECON 2307, EDUC 2307, GEOG 1301, GEOG 1302, PHIL 1301, PSYC 1301, or Soci 1301 3
Pick One Course - ART 1301, ART 2302, MUSI 1301, MUSI 1303, MUSI 3302, MUSI 3305, MUSI 3306, MUSI 3307, THEA 1303, FINAR 2401 3
**Math 1304 or higher 3
Science - Laboratory Science 4
POLS 2301 3
COMS 1301,1303, 2302, 2303 3
*RLGN 1301 or 1303 and  1302 or 1304 6
UNIV 1100 1
Total 43

*Wayland Baptist University will not accept RLGN 1301, Old Testament History, or RLGN 1302, New Testament History, or their equivalents, from any institution except other Baptist universities. In no case will either of these two courses be accepted if they were taken by correspondence. The School of Religion & Philosophy must approve any exception to this policy.

**Remedial level courses may not be used to fulfill the mathematics requirement. Equivalents to MATH 1300 or above may be used.

@Must be taken within first year of enrollment.