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[College of Arts and Sciences]

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

I. General Education Requirements

All courses carrying general education designations are listed in each semester's Schedule of Classes. Please consult the listings for each semester.

1. Freshman composition (FC)6 hours
 
2. Writing (W) courses 6 hours
 
Writing-designated (W) courses are 300- and 400-level courses usually completed in the student's junior and senior years in the major or minor. The writing requirement must be satisfied in courses taken on this campus.
 
3. Foreign language (FL) or computer (C)6 hours
 
Each student completes one of the following options:
 
a. Six semester hours in courses that are approved for the computer (C) designation. Such courses assume a working knowledge of the computer.
 
b. Two semesters in one foreign language (FL). Students must earn grades of "C" or higher in the first course of the two-semester sequence before enrolling in the second course. Each student with two or more high-school units of a foreign language is assigned to foreign language courses on the basis of placement test scores. Students placed into intensive elementary review or intermediate courses satisfy the foreign language (FL) requirement in one semester.
 
The foreign language (FL) or computer (C) requirement is in addition to the requirements in humanities and mathematics.
 
4. Humanities (HU), literature (L), and fine arts (FA) 12 hours
 
To satisfy this requirement, each student completes the following:
 
a. Fine arts (FA)3 hours
 
b. Literature (L)3 hours
 
c. Other fine arts (FA), literature (L), or humanities (HU) courses6 hours
 
Each student must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in either literature or history.
 
To satisfy the purposes of general education, each student takes no more than 6 hours of humanities (HU), literature (L), and fine arts (FA) courses in a single department.
 
5. History (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB)12 hours
 
To satisfy this requirement, each student completes the following:
a. History (HI)3 hours
b. Other HI and SB 9 hours
 
Each student must complete a 6-semester-hour sequence in either literature or history.
 
To satisfy the purposes of general education, each student takes no more than 6 hours of history (HI) and social and behavioral sciences (SB) courses in a single department.
 
6. Natural sciences (N) and mathematics (MA)11 hours
 
To satisfy this requirement, each student completes the following:
a. Natural sciences (N), including 6 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab8 hours
b. Mathematics (MA)3 hours
 
The mathematics (MA) requirement must be satisfied with MATH 110 or higher.
 
All B.S. degrees must include MATH 125 or a higher-level calculus course.

II. MAJOR

See "Requirements for the Major" (p. 65) and departmental listings (p. 69-116).

III. SECOND SPECIALIZATION

A minor or a second major is required. See "Requirements for the Major" (p. 65), "Requirements for the Minor" (p. 65), and departmental listings (p. 69-116).

IV. ELECTIVES

Additional coursework to achieve 120 hours or more in the degree program. Electives may be grouped to form an additional minor.

V. OTHER REQUIREMENTS

See "General Requirements for All Arts and Sciences Curricula," below.

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