6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Awards and Honors | Simultaneous Counting of Courses and Cross-listed Courses
Competency Requirements | Area Requirements | Major Subject | Minor Subject
Electives | Bachelor of Science | Bachelor of Arts with Honors | Intra University Courses
Courses Taken at Other Institutions | Study Abroad | Transfer Credit | Academic Advising
Incomplete | Credit/No Credit Grades | Final Examinations | Grade Changes | Absence Regulations
Disability Accommodation | Echols Scholars Program | Repeated Courses | Changes in Schedule
Degree Applications | Graduate Opportunities and Fellowships | Independent Study
Special Students | Continuing Education | Course Load | Academic Standing
Leaves of Absence and Withdrawals | Readmission | Appeals from Students in the College

Area Requirements

Natural Science and Mathematics--12 credits
A student must pass twelve hours of natural science and/or mathematics courses (exception MATH 100 and MATH 103) from at least two departments. Students are strongly encouraged to include courses in mathematics, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences. These courses may be chosen from the Departments of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and the Division of Statistics. Courses taken for this requirement may also count toward one other area requirement.

Social Sciences--6 credits
A student must pass a minimum of two courses (three or more credits each) from the Departments of Anthropology, Economics, Government and Foreign Affairs (except GFPT), Psychology, and Sociology, or from the programs in Afro-American and African Studies (AAS), Linguistics (200--level or above), and Women's Studies (WMST). Some foreign language courses taught under ANTH do not fulfill this requirement, nor do literature courses under AAS. Courses taken for this requirement may also count toward one other area requirement.

Humanities--6 credits
A student must pass a minimum of one course (three or more credits each) from two of the following three groups of departments and programs:

Literature--classics, comparative literature, English (except ENWR 100 and 101), and foreign literature (Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures, French, German, Slavic languages and literatures, and Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese courses in translation and all courses above the 202 level).

Fine Arts--art (and art history), drama, music, and architectural history courses AR H 100 , AR H 101 , AR H 102 , AR H 150 , and AR H 203 .

Moral, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives--GFPT, philosophy, and religious studies. Courses taken for this requirement may also count toward one other area requirement.

Historical Studies--3 credits
A student must pass a minimum of one course (of at least three credits) from the Department of History or a course from another department that is substantially historical, as recognized by the Committee on Faculty Rules. Courses taken for this requirement may also count toward one other area requirement.

Non-Western Perspectives
A student must pass a minimum of one course (of at least three credits), from any department among those recognized by the Committee on Faculty Rules as dealing substantively with a culture other than the Western cultural heritage, including minority sub-cultures in the West. Courses taken for this requirement may also count toward one other area requirement.

Note   Liberal Arts Seminars (LASE), University Seminars (USEM 170, 171), and other courses numbered 170 and 171 may not be counted toward the area requirements and count as non-College credit. Seminars numbered 170 and 171 may be counted as electives. No course counted toward these degree requirements may be taken under the credit/no credit option.


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