College of Arts and Sciences


Basic Liberal Studies Requirements



Courses used to fulfill these requirements must be selected from the list approved by the College of Arts and Sciences. Basic Liberal Studies requirements are designed only for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, but they also fulfill the Univer sity's General Education requirements.

Courses in a student's major may not be used to fulfill requirements in Fine Arts and Literature, Letters, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Students completing a double major, however, may use courses from one major of their choice to fulfill these requirements.


BACHELOR OF ARTS

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Fine Arts and Literature

6 credits (3 in Fine Arts; 3 in Literature)

6 credits (3 in Fine Arts; 3 in Literature)

Letters 6 credits * 6 credits
Natural Sciences 6 credits * 6 credits
Social Sciences 6 credits * 6 credits
Mathematics 3 credits 3 credits
English Communication 6 credits (3 must be in a writing course; the other 3 may be in another writing course or may be selected from the general communication courses) 6 credits (3 must be in a writing course, the other 3 may be in another writing course or may be selected from the general communication courses)
Foreign Language and Culture

Choose one of the following options: Choose one of the following options:
  • Two-course sequence in a language studied for two or more years in high school through at least the 103 level in a modern language or 301 in a classical language
  • Two-course sequence in a language studied for two or more years in high school through at least the 103 level in a modern language or 301 in a classical language
  • Demonstration of competence through the intermediate level by examination or by successful completion of 104 in a modern language or 302 in a classical language
  • Demonstration of competence through the intermediate level by examination or by successful completion of 104 in a modern language or 302 in a classical language
  • Course work in a language not previously studied (or studied for less than two years in high school) through the beginning level (102)
  • Course work in a language not previously studied (or studied for less than two years in high school) through the beginning level (102)
  • Study abroad in an approved academic program. Summer programs will not satisfy this requirement
  • Study abroad in an approved academic program. Summer programs will not satisfy this requirement
  • Two courses selected from within a single culture cluster taken, if possible, in the same or consecutive semesters. See "Undergraduate Program Requirements," pages 29-30, for a list of approved culture clusters

  • BLS Course Topics
    Students may use only one course per discipline
    (as identified by the course code) to fulfill requirements
    in Letters, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.





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