Summary of Bachelor's Degree Requirements

General education requirements must be completed by all students. Additionally, each degree program (e.g., B.A., B.B.A.) may have specific required courses.

See a list of all bachelor's degree programs here.

BACHELOR OF ARTS AND BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X Humanities and social sciences (18 cr): Any combination of courses at the F100 level or above with a minimum of 6 credits in humanities and 6 credits in social sciences or up to 12 credits of a non-English language taken at the university level and at least 6 credits of social sciences
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ACCT F261X, ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, SWK F103X, WGS F201X See above
Ethics Complete one from the following: BA F323X, COJO F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X, PS F300X
Mathematics Complete one from the following: MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X, MATH F156X, MATH F230X, MATH F251X, MATH F252X, MATH F253X, or STAT F200X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite One 3-credit course at F100 level or above from math, computer sciences or statistics (excluding DEVM courses)
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X No additional natural science unless required by the major or minor
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above. B.F.A. general requirements are the same as the requirements for the B.A. degree except a minor is not required for the B.F.A.
Major Complex At least 30 cr
Minor Complex Required: at least 15 cr
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr

Notes:

You must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for your degree unless otherwise specified by your major (major, minor, general education requirements and degree requirements).

Department requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated.

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper-division (300-level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex may be used to fulfill the B.A. degree requirements in humanities, social sciences or mathematics. Courses used to fulfill requirements for a minor may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

Students who hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution are not required to complete the minor complex.

  • Minors
    Minors are offered in many subject areas. Requirements for minors are listed in the degree program sections. See a list of all bachelor's degree programs, including minors, here.
    An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree or certificate of at least 30 credits earned at any regionally accredited college or university may be used to meet requirements for a minor for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. Students who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are not required to complete the minor complex.
  • Double Majors
    If you’re a Bachelor of Arts degree candidate, you may complete two majors rather than a major and a minor. Your majors must be selected from those approved for the Bachelor of Arts degree. You’ll need to complete all general requirements plus all requirements for both majors. If you’re completing a double major, you need to officially declare both majors either when you’re admitted or through the change of major procedure. You’ll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.

BACHELOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X, or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X No additional humanities unless required by major or minor
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ACCT F261X, ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SWK F103X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, WGS F201X No additional social science unless required by major or minor
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above.
Ethics Complete one from the following: BA F323X, COJO F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X, PS F300X
Mathematics Complete one from the following: MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X, MATH F156X, MATH F230X, MATH F251X, MATH F252X, MATH F253X, or STAT F200X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X No additional natural science required
Major Complex At least 78 cr
Minor Complex Optional: at least 15 cr
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr

The B.E.M. degree prepares students for professional careers responding to natural and manmade disasters, forming crisis management plans and ensuring public safety. Students with backgrounds ranging from first responders and military to applied vocational skills graduate ready to start or advance in careers in emergency management, homeland security, public safety and emergency services. See Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Notes:

You must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for your degree unless otherwise specified by your major (major, minor, general education requirements and degree requirements).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X No additional humanities unless required by major or minor
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ACCT F261X, ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SWK F103X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, WGS F201X No additional social sciences unless required by major or minor
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above.
Ethics Complete one from the following: BA F323X, COJO F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X, PS F300X
Mathematics Complete one from the following: MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X, MATH F156X, MATH F230X, MATH F251X, MATH F252X, MATH F253X, or STAT F200X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite One 3-credit course at the F100 level or above from math, computer sciences or statistics (excluding DEVM courses). A 3-credit calculus course must be included in general education requirements or B.S. requirements
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X One-year sequence in one natural science beyond the general education requirements—8 cr (Total natural science courses used to meet general education requirements and B.S. requirements must represent at least two different natural sciences.)
Major Complex At least 30 cr
Minor Complex Optional: at least 15 cr
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr*

Notes:

You must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for your degree unless otherwise specified by your major (major, minor, general education requirements and degree requirements).

*Department requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated, and most B.S. degree programs require 130 credits.

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper-division (300-level or higher) courses. Courses beyond 30 credits in a major complex and 15 credits in a minor complex may be used to fulfill the B.S. degree requirements in mathematics or natural science. Courses used to fulfill requirements for a minor may be used at the same time to fill major or general distribution requirements if so designated.

  • Double Majors
    As a Bachelor of Science degree candidate, you may complete a double major instead of a single major. Your majors must be selected from those approved for the Bachelor of Science degree. You’ll need to complete all general requirements plus all requirements for both majors. If you’re completing a double major, you need to officially declare both majors either when you’re admitted or through the change of major procedure. You’ll need to follow the degree requirements in a single catalog for both majors.
  • Optional Minor
    You may elect to complete a minor with the B.S. degree under the following circumstances:
    1. You must declare your minor before the beginning of your final semester in the B.S. degree program. You need to complete a declaration of minor form and file it with the Office of Admissions and the Registrar by the end of registration.
    2. Any minor approved for the B.A. degree may serve as a minor for the B.S. degree. All general and specific requirements for minors are the same as those listed for B.A. degree minors, including that courses used to meet minor requirements may not be used to meet major or general distribution requirements unless so designated. The catalog used for the minor must be the same as the catalog used for the major and general degree requirements.
    3. You must satisfactorily complete the requirements for the minor before your B.S. degree will be awarded. The minor will be listed on your transcript along with the B.S. degree.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SWK F103X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, WGS F201X
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above. ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F227, AIS F101, ACCT F261X, ACCT F262, BA F325, BA F330, BA F343, BA F360, BA F390, BA F462, ECON F324 or ECON F350, HSEM F445.
Ethics BA F323X
Mathematics MATH F230X MATH F122X (MATH F230X must be taken to meet the general education requirements.)
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X No additional natural science required
Major Complex At least 24-33 cr
Minor Complex Optional: at least 15 cr
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr

All majors must earn a C- grade or higher in the general education, degree, department and major-specific, minor and specific math and statistics requirements.

Department requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated. 

Of the above, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper-division (300-level or higher) courses.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X No additional humanities unless required by the major
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ACCT F261X, ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SWK F103X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, WGS F201X No additional social sciences unless required by the major
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above.
Ethics Complete one from the following: BA F323X, COJO F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X, PS F300X
Mathematics Complete one from the following: MATH F113X, MATH F122X, MATH F151X, MATH F152X, MATH F156X, MATH F230X, MATH F251X, MATH F252X, MATH F253X, or STAT F200X or any math course having one of these as a prerequisite
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X No additional natural science required
Major Complex 85 or more cr
Minor Complex Optional: at least 15 cr
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr

Notes:

You must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for your degree unless otherwise specified by your major (major, minor, general education requirements and degree requirements).

Department requirements for majors and minors may exceed the minimums indicated.

BACHELOR OF Applied Arts AND SCIENCES

The B.A.A.S. degree program offers qualified applicants the opportunity to expand upon their vocational or technical education. An A.A.S. degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or equivalent, is one of the degree program requirements. See the Applied Arts in Sciences in the bachelors degree program section.

Requirement Type General Education Requirements Degree Specific Requirements
Communication WRTG F111X, WRTG F211X, WRTG F212X, WRTG F213X or WRTG F214X, COJO F121X, COJO F131X or COJO F141X
Library and Information Research LS F101X or successful completion of library skills competency test
Arts Complete one from the following: ANS F161X/FLPA F161X, ANS F202X, ANS F223X/MUS F223X/ACNS F223X, ART F200X, ART F261X, ART F262X, ENGL F217X/FLPA F217X/COJO F217X, FLPA F105X/COJO F105X, FLPA F200X, FLPA F215X, HUM F201X, MUS F103X, MUS F125X, MUS F200X
Humanities Complete one from the following: ANL F141X, ANL F142X, ANL F251X, ANL F255X, ASLG F101X, ASLG F202X, CHNS F101X, CHNS F102X, COJO F101X, COJO F102X, ENGL F200X/FL F200X, ENGL F270X, FREN F101X, FREN F102X, GER F101X, GER F102X, INU F111X, INU F112X, JPN F101X, JPN F102X, LAT F101X, LAT F102X, LING F101X, LING F216X, PHIL F102X, PHIL F104X, RELG F221X, RUSS F101X, RUSS F102X, SPAN F101X, SPAN F102X, YUP F101X, YUP F102X No additional humanities unless required by major or minor
Social Sciences Complete two courses from the following in two different disciplines: ACCT F261X, ANS F111X, ANS F242X, ANTH F100X, ANTH F101X, ANTH F111X, ANTH F211X, BA F151X, BA F254X, BA F281X/SPRT F281X, ECE F104X, ECON F100X, ECON F201X, ECON F202X, ECON F235X, GEOG F101X, HIST F100X, HIST F102X, HIST F122X, HIST F132X, JUST F110X, PS F100X, PS F101X, PS F201X, PS F221X, PSY F101X, RD F200X, SWK F103X, SOC F101X, SOC F201X, WGS F201X No additional social sciences unless required by major or minor
Other One additional Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences from the lists above. Computer competency (any computer science or computer applications course)—3 cr
Ethics Complete one from the following: BA F323X, COJO F300X, JUST F300X, NRM F303X, PHIL F322X, PS F300X
Mathematics MATH F122X One 3-credit course at the F100 level or above from math, computer sciences or statistics (MATH F122X must be taken to meet the general education math requirement)
Natural Sciences Complete two from the following: ATM F101X, BIOL F100X, BIOL F103X, BIOL F104X, BIOL F115X, BIOL F116X, BIOL F120X, BIOL F213X, BIOL F214X, CHEM F100X, CHEM F103X, CHEM F104X, CHEM F105X, CHEM F106X, CHEM F111X, GEOG F111X, GEOS F101X, GEOS F106X, GEOS F112X, GEOS F120X, MSL F111X, PHYS F102X, PHYS F103X, PHYS F104X, PHYS F115X, PHYS F175X, PHYS F211X, PHYS F212X, PHYS F213X No additional natural science unless required by the major
Major Complex Minimum of 30 credits of interdisciplinary studies and an Associate of Applied Science degree
Minor Complex
Total Required 38-44 cr 120 cr

Note: You must earn a C- grade or higher in all courses required for your degree unless otherwise specified by your major (major, minor, general education requirements and degree requirements).