Bachelor Degrees

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

University Studies Requirements ................................ 44-47 hrs

All Bachelor of Arts degree candidates should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161............................................................................ 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions..........................................................9

Six hours in a single foreign language, ............................. 6 (culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above)

One University Studies elective in this category ................ 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills.....7-10

One University Studies science course with lab ............. 4-5 

One University Studies mathematics course .................. 3-5

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................................ 3 

One Social Science category course ................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......9

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or honors course HON 251] .............................. 3 

One University Studies elective in this category ................ 3

University Studies Approved Electives.....................................6

Choose from the list of University Studies courses. No more than two courses from one thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.S.A., B.S.N.)

University Studies Requirements ................................ 41-46 hrs

All Bachelor of Science degree candidates should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]...................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions..........................................................3

One University Studies elective in this category ................ 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills...10-15

One University Studies science course with lab ............. 4-5 

One University Studies mathematics course .................. 3-5 

One University Studies science or mathematics course ...... 3-5

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course.............................. 3 

One Social Science category course ................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or HON 251] ...................................................... 3

University Studies Approved Electives.....................................9

Choose from the list of University Studies courses. No more than two courses from one thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.)

University Studies Requirements ................................ 41-46 hrs

All Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree candidates should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]...................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions..........................................................3

One course in foreign culture, multiculturalism, study abroad, international affairs, or fine arts.......................... 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills...10-15

One University Studies science course with lab ............. 4-5 

One University Studies mathematics course .................. 3-5 

One University Studies science or mathematics course ......... 3-5

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................................................... 3 

One social science category course .................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or HON 251] ...................................................... 3

University Studies Approved Electives.....................................9

Choose from the list of University Studies courses. No more than two courses from one thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.B.)

University Studies Requirements ................................ 48-49 hrs

All Bachelor of Arts in Business degree candidates pursuing an AREA program and all candidates for bachelor's degrees with a MAJOR in business administration should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]...................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions..........................................................9

Six hours in a single foreign language, ............................. 6 (culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above)

One University Studies elective in this category ................ 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills...11-12

One University Studies science course with lab ............. 4-5 

MAT 140............................................................................. 4 

MAT 220............................................................................. 3

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................................................... 3 

ECO 230 ............................................................................ 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......9

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or HON 251] ...................................................... 3 

One University Studies elective in this category ................ 3

University Studies Approved Electives....................................6

CSC 199............................................................................. 3 

ECO 231 ............................................................................ 3

**Students pursuing an area in accounting are required to also take ENG 224 in addition to the courses listed above.

Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.)

University Studies Requirements ................................ 42-43 hrs

All Bachelor of Science in Business degree candidates pursuing an AREA program and all candidates for bachelor's degrees with a MAJOR in business administration should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165] with a grade of or better ........... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] with a grade of or better............ 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions ..............................................3 

One University Studies elective course in this category .... 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills...11-12

One University Studies science course with lab ............ 4-5 

MAT 140............................................................................. 4 

MAT 220............................................................................. 3

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course................................................ 3 

ECO 230 ............................................................................ 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or HON 251] ...................................................... 3

University Studies Electives......................................................9

CSC 199............................................................................. 3 

ECO 231 ............................................................................ 3 One University Studies elective ........................................ 3

**Students pursuing an area in accounting are required to also take ENG 224 in addition to the courses listed above.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art

University Studies Requirements................................38-41 hrs

All Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates should follow the distribution requirements outlined below. The list of University Studies elective courses is provided later in this chapter. Refer to the section on Mandatory Developmental Courses found earlier in this chapter for additional required courses.

Oral and Written Communication...............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 104...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions...........................................................3

One course in foreign culture, multiculturalism, study abroad, international affairs, or ART 211....................... 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills.....7-10

One University Studies science course with lab.............4-5 

One University Studies mathematics course..................3-5

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................. 3 

One Social Science category course.................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]....................... 3 

HUM 211 [or honors course HON 251]............................ 3

University Studies Approved Electives.....................................6

ART 212............................................................................ 3 

Choose from the list of University Studies electives......... 6 

No more than two courses from one thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Creative Writing

University Studies Requirements................................. 44-47 hrs
All Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree candidates should follow the course of University Studies instruction indicated below.

Oral and Written Communication...............................................7
COM 161............................................................................. 3
ENG 105 [or ENG 150]....................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions..................................9
Six hours in a single foreign language.............................. 6 culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above)
One University Studies elective in this category................. 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills......7-10
One University Studies science course with lab.............. 4-5
One University Studies mathematics course................... 3-5

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship........6
One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................................ 3

One Social Science category course.................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions.......9
CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3
HUM 211 [or honors course HON 251]............................... 3
One University Studies elective in this category................. 3

University Studies Approved Electives......................................6
ENG 214…………………………………………………………3

Choose one additional course from the list of University Studies courses.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Certification Option

University Studies Requirements ..................................... 35 hrs

All Bachelor of Music degree candidates should follow the distribution requirements outlined below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]...................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions ..................................................6

One course from the following: ART 105, 121, 211 or 212 ................................................ 3 

One University Studies elective course in this category .... 3

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills......7

One University Studies science course with lab ............... 4 

One University Studies mathematics course ..................... 3

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......9

EDP 260............................................................................. 3 

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course............................................... 3 

One Social Science category course ................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or HON 251] ...................................................... 3

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Performance Option

University Studies Requirements ..................................... 32 hrs

All Bachelor of Music Education degree candidates should follow the distribution requirements outlined below.

Oral and Written Communication ..............................................7

COM 161 [or HON 165]...................................................... 3 

ENG 105 [or ENG 150] ...................................................... 4

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World's Artistic Traditions: ......................................... 6 

Six hours in a single foreign language, ............................. 6 (culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above. For future graduate study in music, German or French is recommended.)

Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills......7

One University Studies science course with lab ............... 4 

One University Studies mathematics course ..................... 3

Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship.......6

One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course.................................. 3 

One social science category course .................................. 3

World's Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions......6

CIV 201 or CIV 202 [or HON 201 or 202]........................... 3 

HUM 211 [or honors course HON 251] .............................. 3

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