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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Liberal Arts, B.A.


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Liberal Arts


The Liberal Arts major is the University’s most flexible academic program. The major is designed for self-motivated students with interests and passions that might not neatly fit into a traditional disciplinary model of education.  For entrepreneurial students whose skills and interests cross disciplines or professions, for creative students who want to explore multiple avenues of personal development, or for multi-talented students who want to expand their options for careers after college, this program empowers them to design their own educational path to meet their personal and professional goals.

Students will select their courses from a wide range of disciplines, but each individual program will have coherence and a convincing rationale for its structure. Academic advisors will work with the student and faculty from relevant fields to design a program plan for completing the major within specified parameters. Part of that program plan will be a focused combination of academic minors and/or concentrations so that each student has the depth of learning necessary in the primary subject areas. The student is also engaged with on-going career development to explore career options and to prepare for job searches or continuing education.

A student who wants a uniquely personal education will have the choices and responsibilities for their future in their own hands with a Liberal Arts degree.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Liberal Arts and will:

  • Communicate clearly and persuasively, using a wide variety of examples. 
  • Read, write, speak, and listen with discrimination and logical judgment. 
  • Analyze, problem solve, and evaluate in a thoughtful manner. 
  • Apply the insights of great writers and thinkers from a broad sampling of academic areas. 

Admission Criteria

Candidates for admission to the Liberal Arts major are required to:

  • Achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 at the time of application to the major.
  • Make formal application to the major in the Fall semester of the sophomore year.

Progression Criteria/Degree Requirements

Progression in the Liberal Arts major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires students to:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Receive a minimum grade of “C” in every major course requirement.
  • Complete a minimum of 122 credits.

Internship Program

Students in the major are encouraged to complete a minimum of three (3) credits of an internship experience in settings related to Liberal Arts. See  A&S 495   for specific details pertaining to this experience.

Course Requirements


Major Requirements: 51 Credits


  • INT 202 Exploring Diversity 3 Credits
  • Any 400-level Seminar (INT 460   is recommended) within the Division of Arts and Sciences  3 Credits
  • Self-Designed portion of the program 45 Credits *

Note:


* Self Designed portion of the program–45 credits (any combination of minors or concentrations) 36 credits must be at the 200 level or higher.

General Electives: 30 Credits


Suggested Four-Year Curriculum: 122 Credits


Freshman Year: Fall Semester (16 Credits)


Freshman Year: Spring Semester (15 Credits)


Sophomore Year: Fall Semester (15-16 Credits)


  • General Elective 3 Credits

  • or

  • HISTORY CORE 3 Credits

  •  

  • SCIENCE CORE/Lab 4 Credits

  • or

  • PHIL 102 Exploring Ethics 3 Credits
  •  

  • Self Designed Portion 9 Credits

Sophomore Year: Spring Semester (15-16 Credits)


  • SCIENCE CORE/Lab 4 Credits

  • or

  • PHIL 102 Exploring Ethics 3 Credits
  •  

  • Self Designed Portion 9 Credits

  •  

  • General Electives 3 Credits

Junior Year: Fall Semester (15 Credits)


  • General Elective 3 Credits

  • Self Designed Portion 6 Credits

  • INT 202 Exploring Diversity 3 Credits
  •  

  • THEO (200 level or higher) 3 credits

  • or

  • PHIL (200 level or higher) 3 Credits

Junior Year: Spring Semester (15 Credits)


  • General Elective 3 Credits
  • Self-Designed Portion 9 Credits

 

  • THEO (200 level or higher) 3 Credits

or

  • PHIL (200 level or higher) 3 Credits

Senior Year: Fall Semester (15 Credits)


  • General Elective 9 Credits
  • Self-Designed Portion 6 Credits

Senior Year: Spring Semester (15 Credits)


  • Senior Seminar 3 Credits
  • General Elective 6 Credits
  • Self-Designed Portion 6 Credits

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