Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree must earn a minimum of 120 credits with a minimum cumulative Q.P.A. of 2.0 and pass the Mathematics Competency requirement. Candidates must also complete all required Core Courses, complete six credits each of Natural Science, Social Science, and Humanities electives, including a minimum of four credits emphasizing textual analysis and written critical response, and complete an approved major. All resident students must receive a satisfactory grade in the College’s Work Program during their final semester of academic enrollment. Non-resident students must receive a satisfactory grade in their final semester of record in the College’s Work Program.
To request waiver of a course, a student must meet with his/her advisor to determine whether the required competencies for the course have been met. Once the request is approved by the advisor, the student must petition the Dean of Academics in writing and submit all supporting documentation for final approval of course waiver.
Required Course Load
The standard course load, including Core Courses, major requirements, and electives, is 30 credits for each year. With permission of the Dean of Academics, students may take a reduced course load of as few as 24 credits per year. Students must be aware that a reduced course load will require additional semesters of study, at additional cost, to earn their degree. Students may take up to 33 credits per year without additional charge. Those who wish to take courses beyond this credit limit must seek the permission of the Dean of Academics and will be charged additional tuition.