|COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS|
Degrees and Majors
Bachelor of Arts
The BA degree is offered in the following major fields: Anthropology, Art, Chicano Studies, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, French, German, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre Arts; also Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree are designed to provide an essential unity in the programs of all Liberal Arts students and at the same time offer each student substantial latitude in course selection. The degree consists of a minimum of 128 semester hours, including at least 45 at the advanced (3000-4000) level. Twenty-four of the last 30 hours must be taken in residence. With exceptions noted in departmental program descriptions, a course taken to satisfy one degree area requirement (University Core Curriculum, Liberal Arts General Education Requirements, major, or minor) may be used once, and only once, to satisfy one other degree area requirement; however, a course may not be used to satisfy a requirement in both the major and the minor.
University Core Curriculum (42 hours -- see the University Core Curriculum section of this Catalog for a complete description)Liberal Arts General Education Requirements (27-32 hours)
Major Field (27-36 hours)
Nine of the advanced hours in the major must be completed in residence within three years prior to the date of graduation. No course taken on a Pass/Fail basis may be counted for the major, even though the student changes majors after having taken the course. A completed degree plan must include a minimum grade point average (GPA) of "C" (2.0) in the major. Credit for courses taken to fulfill the major field requirements may not also be counted to satisfy minor field requirements.
A student who fulfills requirements for two majors prescribed by academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts (or Science or Business Administration [for the Economics major]) may earn a degree with a double major, provided that the two majors are from different fields. The second major fulfills the requirement for a minor field. There must be a minimum GPA of "C" (2.0) in both majors. Credit for courses taken to fulfill the major field requirements in one major may not also be counted to satisfy requirements in the other major field.
Minor Field (18 hours)
Liberal Arts minor fields are available in Anthropology, Art, Art History, Communication, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, English and American Literature, Film Studies, French, German, History, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, and Theatre Arts. See departmental listings for requirements.
Interdisciplinary minors are also available. However, no more than six hours from a student's major field may be counted toward such a minor, and courses so counting may not help satisfy the major requirement. In addition, no more than nine hours from any one discipline will be counted as part of such a minor. Students electing an interdisciplinary major may not elect an interdisciplinary minor. The following are approved interdisciplinary minors: African American Studies, Asian and African Studies, Border Studies, Chicano Studies, Latin American Studies, Military Studies, Religious Studies, Russian and Post-Communist Studies, Translation (Spanish/English), Urban Studies, and Women's Studies. (See section on Interdisciplinary Minors)
Minors may also be selected from the following approved disciplines in other colleges:
Speech-Language Pathology Minor for Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts) Students -- SPLP 1110, SPLP 1310, SPLP 2310, SPLP 3315, and SPLP 4309 (13 hours), and two courses selected from SPLP 3312, SPLP 3313, SPLP 3314, or SPLP 3317 (6 hours).
Science Minors are available in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, and Physics. See College of Science departmental listings for details.
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