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LSA Degrees

Degrees and Selection of a Degree Program

The College awards three basic degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor in General Studies (B.G.S.). The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem.) is also granted. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees require a general understanding of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as well as in-depth study of at least one subject area. Students are also required to achieve competency in the use of the English language and to acquire proficiency in a language other than English. They must elect one or two courses designed to develop skills in quantitative reasoning and one course addressing issues involving race and ethnicity.

The College awards three basic degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor in General Studies (B.G.S.). The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S. Chem.) is also granted. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees require a general understanding of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, as well as in-depth study of at least one subject area

Beyond these general requirements, students may choose elective courses to complete a minimum of 120 credits.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in physical and natural science and mathematics. Students pursuing a secondary teaching certificate are required to earn additional credits through the School of Education.

The Bachelor in General Studies degree encourages students to take responsibility for structuring their own multidisciplinary academic programs. This degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and includes First-Year WritingUpper-Level WritingRace and Ethnicity, and Quantitative Reasoning requirements. At least 60 credits of courses numbered 300 or above must be completed with no more than 20 of these 60 credits from one subject.       

Residential College (RC) students doing a B.G.S. must include in their academic plan the completion of the RC arts practicum, the live-in requirement, the RC language requirement, requirement for four RC courses.

Honors students must consult the Honors Program about special degree requirements, courses, policies, and procedures. RC students should consult advisors in the Residential College to plan their degrees.

Students are also required to achieve competency in the use of the English language and to acquire proficiency in a language other than English. They must elect one or two courses designed to develop skills in quantitative reasoning and one course addressing issues involving race and ethnicity. Beyond these general requirements, students may choose elective courses to complete a minimum of 120 credits.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires 60 credits in physical and natural science and mathematics. Students pursuing a secondary teaching certificate are required to earn additional credits through the School of Education.

The Bachelor in General Studies degree encourages students to take responsibility for structuring their own multidisciplinary academic programs. This degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and includes First-Year WritingUpper-Level WritingRace and Ethnicity, and Quantitative Reasoning requirements. At least 60 credits of courses numbered 300 or above must be completed with no more than 20 of these 60 credits from one subject.       

Residential College (RC) students doing a B.G.S. must include in their academic plan the completion of the RC arts practicum, the live-in requirement, the RC language requirement, requirement for four RC courses.

Honors students must consult the Honors Program about special degree requirements, courses, policies, and procedures. RC students should consult advisors in the Residential College to plan their degrees.