Bachelor Degrees

Degree Requirements

University Studies Requirements — 44-47 hours

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

  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • COM 161 - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (or ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 9 hours
    • A single foreign language (culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above) - 6 hours
    • One University Studies Elective in this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7-10 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3-5 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 9 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
    • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 6 hours
    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.

University Studies Requirements — 41-46 hours

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

  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 3 hours
    One University Studies elective in this category -  3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 10-15 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3-5 hours
    • One University Studies science or mathematics course - 3-5 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 9 hours
    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.
  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • ENG 105 - 4 hours
    • One elective from this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7-10 hours
    • Science course with a lab - 4-5 hours
    • MAT 117 or above - 3-5 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 - 3 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 3 hours
    One elective from this category - 3 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science course - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 9-12 hours
    Choose courses from University Studies options. No more than two courses from any one Thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

University Studies Requirements — 41-46 hours

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

  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 3 hours
    One course in foreign culture, multiculturalism, study abroad, international affairs or fine arts - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 10-15 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3-5 hours
    • One University Studies science or mathematics course - 3-5 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One social science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 9 hours
    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.

University Studies Requirements — 48-49 hours

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 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 9 hours
    • A single foreign language (culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above) - 6 hours
    • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 11-12 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • MAT 140 - 4 hours
    • MAT 220 - 3 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • ECO 230 - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 9 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
    • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 6 hours
    • CSC 199 - 3 hours
    • ECO 231 - 3 hours

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

University Studies Requirements — 42-43 hours

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 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) with a grade of C or better - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) with a grade of C or better - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 3 hours
    One University Studies elective course in this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 11-12 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • MAT 140 - 4 hours
    • MAT 220 - 3 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • ECO 230 - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
  • University Studies Electives — 9 hours
    • CSC 199 - 3 hours
    • ECO 231 - 3 hours
    • One University Studies elective - 3 hours

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

University Studies Requirements — 36-41 hours

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 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 3 hours
    One course in foreign culture, multiculturalism, study abroad, international affairs or ART 211 - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7-10 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3-5 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 6 hours
    • ART 212 - 3 hours
    • Choose from the list of University Studies electives - 6 hours
    • No more than two courses from one thematic category and no more than one course from the Enrichment Electives category.

University Studies Requirements— 44-47 hours

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 hours
    • COM 161 - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 9 hours
    • A single foreign language (Culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above) - 6 hours
    • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7-10 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4-5 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3-5 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 9 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours
    • One University Studies elective in this category - 3 hours
  • University Studies Approved Electives — 6 hours
    • ENG 214 - 3 hours
    • Choose one additional course from the list of University Studies courses.

University Studies Requirements — 35 hours

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

  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 6 hours
    • One course from the following: ART 105, 121, 211 or 212 - 3 hours
    • One University Studies elective course in this category - 3 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 9 hours
    • EDP 260 - 3 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours

University Studies Requirements — 32 hours

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

  • Oral and Written Communication — 7 hours
    • COM 161 (HON 165) - 3 hours
    • ENG 105 (ENG 150) - 4 hours
  • Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions — 6 hours
    A single foreign language (Culminating in proficiency at 202-level or above. For future graduate study in music, German or French is recommended.) - 6 hours
  • Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills — 7 hours
    • One University Studies science course with lab - 4 hours
    • One University Studies mathematics course - 3 hours
  • Social and Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship — 6 hours
    • One Ethics, Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement category course - 3 hours
    • One Social Science category course - 3 hours
  • World's Historical, Literary and Philosophical Traditions — 6 hours
    • CIV 201 or CIV 202 (HON 201/202) - 3 hours
    • HUM 211 (HON 251) - 3 hours

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