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College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 70 baccalaureate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. College of Arts and Sciences graduates gain a liberal arts education: an education that broadens the student’s knowledge and awareness in the major areas of human knowledge, significantly deepens that awareness in one or two fields, and prepares the foundation for a lifetime of continual learning. 

The arts and sciences are pre-professional in the best sense. They serve as a foundation for many professions, many ways of earning a living. More than training for today’s occupations, a liberal arts education offers students the foresight and flexibility they will need as they move on to careers and technologies not yet known or imagined.

College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements relate these principles to the modern world. Foundations courses in English CompositionPublic Oral Communication and Mathematical Modeling and the Intensive Writing and Foreign Language requirements provide opportunities for students to develop communication and computational skills for use in their own society as well as for use in understanding other societies. Critical Approaches to the Arts and Sciences courses and the Breadth of Inquiry requirements are designed for students to acquire broad familiarity with the general areas of human knowledge by taking courses in the arts and humanities, social and historical studies, and natural and mathematical sciences. The Culture Studies requirement enables students to enrich their understanding of their neighbors at home and internationally. These courses serve as the foundation upon which students can develop a major program of study. 

To find out more about degree requirements check out the CASE Degree Requirements page on the College of Arts and Sciences website. You can also view the planning guide of requirements for a BA degree. B.S., B.F.A., and B.G.S. degrees will have slightly adjusted requirements.