November 28, 2017 at 10:38 am

Advising Tip | Know Your A&S Graduation Requirements

Tetyana Dovbnya

Tetyana Dovbnya

By Tetyana Dovbnya
International Student Advising Specialist and Academic Advisor

We hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Now, let’s get back into learning mode.

This week, we will talk about Arts & Sciences college-level requirements. First, let me say that every college in the university has different college-level requirements. So, your friends in Business, Communications, or Fine Arts won’t have the same requirements as you. If you’re an Arts & Sciences student, you need to fulfill the following at the college level:

  • 60 hours of Arts and Sciences courses at the 2000/3000/4000 level
  • Foreign Language (varies by degree type, B.A. vs. B.S.)
  • Liberal Arts distribution

With the 60 hours being one of the most overlooked and misinterpreted requirements, let me try to explain. For this requirement, you can utilize the following:

  • Any course offered through the College of Arts & Sciences at the 2000/3000/4000 level.
  • Any 2000/3000/4000 level courses that are ALSO used for your Major, Foreign Language, or Liberal Arts Distribution.
  • Any  2000/3000/4000 level courses completed for any Minor that is offered through the College of Arts & Sciences.

You can find which college-specific courses are offered by visiting the Course Offerings page. The college will be listed when you expand the details for a course. Your DARS reflects where exactly the course you have chosen counts, and if it counts in multiple areas, it will be listed on your DARS multiple times. Oftentimes you can find courses that will “double dip” for university- and college-level requirements, knocking two to three requirements out with one course. Visit us in Wilson Hall on College Green if you need a “double dip” handout.

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