Bachelor of Arts Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts degree provides a strong liberal arts curricular foundation designed to encourage knowledge of human cultures, to promote proficiency in writing and speaking, and to provide concentrated study in a major and a minor area.

Major and Minor – The student’s major and minor areas must ordinarily be part of the Bachelor of Arts curriculum, but some departments allow the selection of a cognate or an interdisciplinary area in lieu of a minor. A minor is also required for graduation unless the major consists of 56 or more credit hours.

Bachelor of Arts graduates must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of foreign language study. The eight credit hours can be in one language or in multiple languages. American Sign Language credits may also be used to meet this requirement. However, Bachelor of Arts degrees granted through the Department of Language and Literature require 16 hours of a foreign language. The Bachelor of Arts in Spanish is an exception to this requirement.