Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA)

General Outline for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Major (Minimum 30 Credits)

Minor (Minimum 18 Credits)

Core Curriculum (BA)

First Year Seminar (3 credits; 1 course)

FYSM 1300First Year Seminar: Gateway

3

Total Credit Hours:3
Honors Program students take HONR 1301

Biblical Studies (6 credits; 2 courses)

BIBL 1301Old Testament Survey

3

BIBL 1302New Testament Survey

3

RELI 2345The Religious and Philosophical Life

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Communication (3 credits; 1 course)

COMM 1301Speech Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Writing (6 credits; 2 courses)

ENGL 1301Freshmen Writing I

3

ENGL 1302Freshmen Writing II

3

ENGL 3300Writing As Discovery

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Sophomore Literature (3 credits; 1 course)

ENGL 2301World Literature

3

ENGL 2302English Literature

3

ENGL 2303American Literature

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Fine Arts (3 credits; 1 course)

Take three credits from Art, Music or Theatre
Total Credit Hours:3

Fitness (3 credits; 3 courses)

KINE 1170Wellness for Life

1

KINE Activity (2 different activity courses)

2

Total Credit Hours:3

U. S. History (3 credits; 1 course)

HIST 1300Making US History

3

HIST 1301U S History to 1876

3

HIST 1302U S History Since 1876

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics (3 credits; 1 course)

defined by major

MATH 1301Aspects of Modern Math

3

MATH 1310College Algebra

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences (7 credits; 2 courses, one with lab)

Two courses from different fields, one with lab

Natural Science Field: Biology or Environmental Science

Physical Science Field: Chemistry, Geology, Physics, or Physical Science

Total Credit Hours:7

Social Science (6 credits; 2 courses)

Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology (outside major and minor)

Total Credit Hours:6

Technological Competency (0-3 credits; 1 course or competency exam)

CSCI 1303Intro to Computer Applications

3

or recommended

Total Credit Hours:0-3

Total Credit Hours: 46-49

Foreign Language

Must be from one language

Total Credit Hours:12
B.A. Music Business requires 9 credits of foreign language.

Total Credit Hours: 12

Electives

Varies by major as need for 120 hours minimum

Total Credit Hours: 120

Teacher preparation for a B.A. degree includes additional state requirements in the degree core. See Irvin School of Education.