Sep 30, 2022
All students completing a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies, criminal justice, English, geography, history, liberal studies, mass communication, modern languages, philosophy, political science, public administration, psychology, sociology or sustainable community development must complete the following requirements:
1. University Core Curriculum Requirements
C. Life and Physical Sciences
D. Language, Philosophy and Culture
G. Government/Political Science
H. Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Only students receiving a grade of “A” in ENGL 1303 get credit for both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade of “B” or “C”, they must take ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade lower than “C”, they must take ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 .
- Only three hours for MATH 2313 can be counted in the Core Curriculum. The fourth hour, MATH 2113 , will be counted elsewhere in the degree.
- Lab hours for Life and Physical Sciences courses are counted elsewhere in the degree.
2. Foundation of Knowledge
Complete foreign language proficiency through the SFA 232 level or sign language through the SFA 479 level.
Nine hours from:
If foreign language is not selected in I. Component Area Option of University Core Curriculum, then 12 hours may be required from this area.
A departmental major of at least 30 semester hours, but not more than 36 hours, with at least 18 hours advanced and at least 12 hours advanced at SFA.
An academic minor of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 24 semester hours, with at least nine advance hours and at least six advanced at SFA. This requirement does not apply to the B.A. in Mass Communication with additional MCM courses.
5. Advanced, Residence and Grade Requirements
- Thirty-three or more semester hours of advanced (3000 and/or 4000 level) course work.
- A minimum of 30 semester hours of advanced coursework work in residence at SFA.
- A grade of at least “C” in each freshman English (ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 ) course.
- A “C” average at SFA; a “C” average in major courses taken at SFA; and a “C” average in minor courses taken at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.
6. Hours to total 120
Enough additional semester hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours. To be discussed with advisor.
7. Writing Requirement
All students completing a degree program in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts must meet the standards for writing in the discipline set by their major. Students should see their departmental advisor for those standards.
8. Double-dipping Rule
Double-dipping is using the same course to fulfill two different requirements in a degree plan. Normally, students may not double-dip more than six to seven hours across their degree plan. Anything beyond that must be approved by the dean.