Bachelor of Arts

A bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree generally provides a comprehensive liberal arts education with a major in one or more specific areas. The B.A. degree provides the opportunity to develop breadth in the knowledge of arts, humanities, natural sciences, quantification and social and behavioral sciences with the outcomes of students effectively communicating, engaging with relevant metaphysical issues, exploring enduring questions through multiple disciplinary perspectives, and attaining an intermediate proficiency in language other than English. These outcomes are accomplished through completing the following requirements:

  • 15 credits of upper-division learning outside the primary major, 9 of which must come from at least three different college disciplines outside the primary major
  • Four years of high school study of one language with grades of C or above; or study of one language through the intermediate level at a nationally accredited college or university with grades of C or above; or the completion of French, German, or Spanish 202, or 12 credits of Chinese; or International students whose first language is not English
  • 3 credits from CST 107, ENG 107, or ENG 311
  • 3 credits from any one PHL 330 - 339