B.A. Requirements

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  1. Thirty-six semester courses of at least three degree credits each.
  2. Eight semester courses of 3 or more credit hours each in the major field of concentration approved by the department concerned and completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
  3. EN 201 or EN 205, and EN 202 or EN 206.
  4. Knowledge of a foreign language as indicated by: satisfactory scores (570) on the College Entrance Examination Board Listening and Reading Achievement tests; or by passing an achievement test administered by the Department of Modern Languages; or by passing six hours of a foreign language at the 112 level; or by passing three hours of a course taught in a foreign language at the 206 level or higher. (NOTE: Modern Language Topics courses taught in English do not satisfy this requirement.) Students who test out of modern language courses at the 111 and/or 112 level have six credits of modern language waived for 111 and six credits waived for 112. The waived credits are replaced with free electives. Students who demonstrate knowledge of a foreign language by passing modern language at the 206 level or higher have 12 credits waived that are replaced with free electives. This requirement must be completed prior to the start of the junior year.
  5. Four semester courses each of three or more credit hours, representing two or more of the following areas:
    Communications courses: CM 109, CM 261, CM 335, and CM 436.
    English courses: All catalog courses above 206 EXCEPT EN 240, EN 241, and EN 242. Fine Arts courses: FA 221, FA 222, FA 240, FA 250, and .
    Music and Philosophy courses: MU 101, MU 271, and all catalog courses in Philosophy. Modern Language courses: All courses in Chinese, and all other catalog courses above 112.
  6. Four semester courses of 3 or more credit hours each representing two or more of the following areas:
    criminal justice (exclusive of CJ 102 and CJ 301), economics, cultural geography, history, psychology, political science and sociology. The university requirement for a history course may be one of these four courses.
  7. Two semester courses in mathematics, exclusive of MA 005 Preparatory Mathematics and MA 103 College Algebra I
  8. Two semester courses in laboratory science that must have a laboratory component and must be offered or approved by the School of Mathematics and Sciences.