Letters, Arts, and Sciences 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.

Students in this major should also refer to the program policies.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the Letters, Arts, and Sciences associate degree program. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest. 

 

SEMESTER 1

  • First-Year Seminar (1 credit)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Math Course (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits:  16


SEMESTER 2

  • Major Requirement Area of Emphasis* (3 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Science Course (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits:  15


SEMESTER 3

  • Major Requirement Area of Emphasis* (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)
  • Natural Science Course (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits:  15


SEMESTER 4

  • Major Requirement Area of Emphasis* (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing (3 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 credits)

Total Credits:  15

 

*You’ll pursue 9 credits in one of these Areas of Emphasis: Arts; Humanities; Social and Behavioral Science; Natural Science and Quantification; or Foreign Language Skills.


This is meant to be representative of a typical course sequence. Your schedule will vary depending on your interests; it is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling courses. See bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook for specific degree requirements.