General Arts and Sciences (B.A.) Curriculum

Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans and Checksheets for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the General Arts and Sciences bachelor's degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest. General Arts and Sciences majors have four options to choose from: (1) Humanities, (2)Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3) Science/Mathematics, (4) Liberal Studies, allowing them to select 24 credits from a variety of courses to meet upper division requirements.

Semester 1Credits Semester 2Credits
Foreign Language I3Social and Behavioral Science course3
Math course3Natural Science course3
Rhetoric and Composition3Humanities course3
Arts course3Arts course3
First-Year Seminar1Foreign Language II4
Health and Physical Activity1.5Health and Physical Activity1.5
Total Credits15.5Total Credits17.5
Semester 3  Semester 4 
Humanities course3Effective Speech3
Social and Behavioral Science course3Effective Writing3
Other Cultures Course3Arts course3
Foreign Language III4Math Course3
Natural Science course3Natural Science course w/lab3-4
Total Credits16Total Credits15-16
Semester 5  Semester 6 
Arts course3Option Requirement any level3
Social and Behavioral Science course3Option Requirement Senior level3
Math or Natural Science course3Social and Behavioral Science course3
Humanities course3Elective3
Option Requirement any level3Elective3
Total Credits15Total Credits15
Semester 7  Semester 8 
Option Requirement any level3Option Requirement Senior level3
Option Requirement any level3Option Requirement Senior level3
Option Requirement Senior level3Humanities ourse3
Option Requirement Senior level3Elective3
Total Credits15Total Credits15