General Degree Requirements

Requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts also apply to all other baccalaureate degrees offered through the College of Arts and Sciences unless specifically shown to the contrary.

Bachelor of Arts. The curriculum established for this degree is designed to provide the foundation of a liberal education through a well-rounded study of the humanities, arts, mathematics, and social, behavioral, and natural sciences. It also provides the factual basis and the insights requisite for specialized study and professional work in these fields.

General Requirements

(See section on Undergraduate Credit by Examination for information on credit provided by test scores for these requirements.) Students must take the specified number of hours in these areas. Courses from the major and minor may be used to satisfy these requirements. Except for the multicultural requirement, a course may not be counted in two different General Requirements areas. Nor may a course be counted in both the major and minor.

Semester Hours

1. English --12

The 12 hours of English must consist of ENGL 1301 and 1302 and two literature courses (including creative writing). CLAS 1310 or ENGL 2309 may be used to fulfill 3 hours of this requirement.

2. Oral Communication --

COMS 2300 or 3308, HDFS 2320, MGT 3373 (MGT 3373 may not be taken by correspondence), PETR 3308.

3. Foreign Language --6-16

A student must complete 6 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. If 4 or more semesters of high school foreign language are accepted for admission, the student should consult the information preceding the course listing for the foreign language department. A student enrolling in the first-year sequence will have a requirement of 12-16 hours. A student who enrolls in the second-year sequence will have a 6-hour requirement. International students whose native language is not English and who graduated from a secondary school in their native country may satisfy this requirement by bringing their certificate of graduation to the Student Division of the Arts and Sciences dean's office. However, international students may not receive credit for courses in their native language which are numbered below 4000. For more information, consult the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures.

4. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning --6

PHIL 2310 or 4310 may be used to satisfy 3 hours of this requirement. MATH 0301, 0302, and 3430 may not be used to fulfill any part of this requirement. Nor may some other courses listed in the General Education Requirements (e.g., MUTH 3303, PSY 3403, and SOC 3391) be used.

5. Natural Science --8-11

If 4 or more high school semesters of natural laboratory science (not including general, physical, or applied science) are accepted for admission, the requirement is 8 hours; if not, the requirement is 11 hours. The first 8 hours of a student's requirement must come from General Education-approved laboratory courses in the following areas: ANTH 2300 & 1101, astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, chemistry, geology, HONS 2305 and 2115, 2306 and 2116, physical geography, physics, plant and soil science, or zoology. Additional required hours must come from the above areas or from ANTH 3310, 3311, 4341, HONS 3302.

6. Technology and Applied Science --3

Courses must be selected from the General Education Requirements approved list. Mass Communications majors may not use TELE 3300 or 3310 to satisfy this requirement.

7. Social and Behavioral Sciences --6

Three hours must come from courses in individual or group behavior approved for General Education Requirements. The other 3 hours may come from the same list or from anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and social work but excluding courses cited as options for any other requirement. Mass Communications majors may not use ADV 4313 or JOUR 4330 to satisfy any part of this requirement.

8. American History --6

Students will normally enroll in HIST 2300 and 2301 although any American history courses will satisfy this requirement.

9. Political Science --6

Students will enroll in POLS 1301 and normally in 2302. For more information, see the political science section of this catalog. One course must be taken from a Texas college or university.

10. Humanities --6

Classical and modern languages, English (except technical writing), history, philosophy (except PHIL 1310, 2310, 3321, 3323, 3330, 3331, 4310), ANTH 3323, 3325, 3346, 3351, CLAS 1320, 1330, 3320, 3330, 3350, C LT 2301, 3302, 3334, 4305, COMS 3311, 3318, HONS 3301, HUM 2301, 2302, JOUR 3350, LAIS 2300, 4300, POLS 3330, 3331, 3332, 3333, 3334, THA 2305. Mass Communications majors may not use JOUR 3350 to satisfy any part of this requirement.

11. Fine Arts --6

Art (except ART 3311, 4315), ARCH 1212, 1341, 1342, architecture history, DAN 1204, 3313, HONS 3304, LARC 3302, 3306, 3307, MUAP 1001, 1002, 1123, 1124, 2001, 2002, 2123, 2124, 2133, 2134, 3001, 3002, 3205, 4001, 4002, MUCP 1201, 1202, MUEN any course except 1103 or 3107, MUHL 1301, 1302, 1308, 2301, 2302, 2308, 2309, 3304, 3308, MUSI 2301, MUTH 1300, 1301 and 1101,1303 and 1103, 1304 and 1104, THA 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304, 3308, 3309, 4303.

12. Multicultural Requirement --0-3

3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement (1-11 above).

13. Health and Physical Fitness --2

AERS 1105, 1106, DAN 1102, 1107, 1304, 2100 (open only to majors, minors, and specialists), 2102, ESS 2100, 2102, 2103, 2104, 2106, 2201, 2301, 3201, 3204 (all ESS courses open only to majors, minors, and specialists), F&N 3320, 3325, 3350, 4330, HLTH 1300, MUEN 1103, MILS, 1101, 1102, PF&W 1101, 1102, 1103, 1105, 1106. (The same section number or its sequence number of PF&W 1101-1105 may not be repeated for credit.) Students over age 25 are exempt. Any student who has served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States for a minimum of 90 days may receive credit for 2 semester hours in physical education. Application for this credit must be made in the first semester of attendance at the University. Students may receive credit for participating in varsity athletics that will substitute for required health and physical fitness courses. After appropriate certification that the student has participated in an approved varsity sport (club sports are not included) during the academic year, 1 hour of credit will be granted and recorded. Since some sport activities overlap the semesters, certification will be made in the spring each year.

Major, Minor, and Electives

In addition to the above requirements, the student must take major, minor, and elective courses sufficient to total 125-132 semester hours.

The minor may be any departmental minor, an established interdisciplinary minor, or a student-initiated interdisciplinary minor (with approval of the Associate Dean for Student Affairs of the College of Arts and Sciences).

Many departments and programs have residency requirements for the major and minor. See departmental or program listings for specific information.

Students should have selected their major and minor fields by the time they reach their junior year. For the major subject they will be required to complete a minimum of 30 semester hours including 6 hours of intensive writing courses. As indicated in the degree programs on the following pages, some majors require more than the 30 hour minimum. Eighteen hours of the major subject must be in courses at the junior-senior level. For the minor, a minimum of 18 semester hours must be completed (except in foreign languagesexplained under the department), at least 6 of which must be of junior or senior level. All courses in the major and minor must be approved by the appropriate academic unit. Students are expected to develop a degree plan during the first semester of the junior year. Forms and information are available in department offices.

A minimum of 40 semester hours of junior and senior work must be presented; not more than 8 hours may be counted in applied music and/or music ensemble, except for students offering music as a major or minor; not more than 8 hours of physical fitness and wellness, and exercise and sport sciences activity courses may be counted except for students offering exercise and sport sciences as a major, minor, or specialization; not more than 24 hours in agriculture, architecture, business administration, education, engineering, and/or human sciences may be counted (and not more than 6 hours additional if the minor is taken outside Arts and Sciences).

Bachelor of General Studies. The B.G.S. is a challenging program for exceptional students. As an interdisciplinary degree, it is not based on a major and minor. Instead, the curriculum consists of courses from three areas of concentration (different departments, disciplines, or divisions), which are related to a single topic of studythe interdisciplinary focus. For example, a student might focus on human nature with areas of anthropology, behavioral sciences and humanities; or a focus on pre-law studies might involve the areas of political science, English, and business administration. Thus, emphasizing breadth as well as depth, general studies is flexible and adaptable: A well designed B.G.S. degree can prepare the student to pursue an intellectual interest, a professional ambition, or graduate study.

Admission Requirements

1. Sophomore or junior standing with a 2.50 GPA. (General Studies is for the mature student. Entering seniors are advised that, to complete an approved study plan, they may need to take more than the minimum 125 credit hours required for graduation.)

2. Completion of G ST 2300, Introduction to General Studies (research to develop a study plan, under the director's supervision, based on three "interdisciplinary areas").

3. Approval of the student's study plan proposal by the General Studies Advisory Council after an interview session.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements for the B.A. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary.

Semester Hours

1. English 1301-1302 --6

2. Oral Communication --3

3. Required Political Science and History --12

4. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning--6

5. Natural (Laboratory) Science --8

6. Technology and Applied Science --3

7. Social and Behavioral Sciences --3

8. Humanities and Fine Arts --6

9. Health and Physical Fitness --2

10. Foreign Language --0-10

Two years of a single language in high school or one year in college.

11. Multicultural Requirement --0-3

3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement.

12. GST 2300, Introduction to General Studies --3

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and director's consent. An individual studies course in which the student, supervised by the director, develops an interdisciplinary study plan.

13. Completion of all courses in the approved study plan (a minimum of 54 credit hours) with a grade of C or better.

14. GST 4300, Senior Thesis Project --3-6

An individual studies course in which the student, supervised by a thesis committee, develops a research project related to the study plan. The student must enroll in GST 4300 no later than the first long semester of the senior year.

15. All the course work in the Graduation Requirements, in the study plan, in GST 2300 and 4300, and in elective courses must total a minimum of 125 semester hours, including at least 45 hours at the 3000-4000 level and at least 90 hours from the disciplines of Arts and Sciences.

The above requirements apply to the "traditional" General Studies track. The program provides an alternate track for "nontraditional" students, who have not attended a college or university for a period of no less than five years since graduation from high school or who return to campus after an absence of no less than five years or who are involved in other extraordinary and exceptional circumstances that, in the judgment of the director and council, extremely complicate their pursuit of a degree. Such students are subject to a 2.25 GPA and, with the director's permission, may elect not to take G ST 2300 and 4300 but to take, instead, two extra 3 hour courses, which must be "Writing Intensive" and approved by the General Studies advisor.

The General Studies program is supervised by a director and an advisory council of faculty members, appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call the advisor(806) 742-3831or write to General Studies, Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1034.

Bachelor of Fine Arts. The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree provides highly professional programs in theatre arts, art, design communication, and studio areas. Requirements for the B. A. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary.

Semester Hours

1. English --12

2. Required Political Science and History--12

3. Oral Communication --3

4. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning --6

5. Laboratory Science -- 8

6. Technology*--0-3

7. Individual and Group Behavior** --0-3

8. Health and Physical Fitness --2

9. Foreign Language+-- 0-10

10. Multicultural Requirement --0-3

3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement. Consult the Department of Art or the Department of Theatre and Dance.

11a. Theatre Arts --90

11b. Art leading toward teacher certification --73

11c. Design Communication--94

11d. Studio Art --82

Total for degree --125-153

*No additional hours required if satisfied within the requirements for the art and theatre majors.

**No additional hours required if ART 3311 or 4315 is included in upper-level art history requirements for art majors.

+Entering students are expected to have had two years of a single foreign language in high school. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to complete one year of a foreign language.

Bachelor of Science. The B.S. degree permits a greater degree of specialization than the B.A. It is currently offered by the following departments: Biological Sciences; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Economics and Geography; Geosciences; Health, Physical Education, and Recreation; Mathematics and Statistics; and Physics. Requirements for the B. A. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary.

The following are the requirements for this degree:

Semester Hours

1. English 12

May include 6 hours of literature courses to satisfy General Education humanities and fine arts requirements.

2. Oral Communication --3

3. Foreign Language --6-16

4. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning --6

5. Required Political Science and History --12

6. Natural Science --8

7. Technology and Applied Science --3

8. Social and Behavioral Sciences --3

9. Humanities and Fine Arts --6

6 hours of literature taken in the English requirement will also satisfy this requirement.

10. Health and Physical Fitness --2

11. Multicultural Requirement -- 0-3

3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement.

12. Major (including a minimum of 24 junior-senior hours) (min.) 36

13. Minor (including a minimum of 6 junior-senior hours) (min.) 18

The minor may be any departmental minor, an established interdisciplinary minor, or a student-initiated minor, and must be approved by the major department.

14. Adjunct Requirements As required

Requirements determined by the major department to be essential to supplement the major.

Total for degree (min.) 126

Specific curricula are provided for all programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. It is expected that students will follow the suggestions and recommendations contained in the department sections of this catalog.

Bachelor of Science in International Economics. The B.S.I.E. provides understanding of international economic and commercial relationships through concentrations of course work in international economics, international politics, and international business. This understanding is important for a variety of careers with either direct or indirect international aspects. Requirements for the B. A. degree apply unless specifically shown to the contrary.

The following are the requirements for this degree:

Basic and General Education Requirements Semester Hours

1. English (inc. ENGL 2309 & any ENGL literature course) --12

2. Foreign Language (6 hours at sophomore level or higher) -- 6-16

3. Mathematics (MATH 1330 and 1331 or more advanced courses) --6

4. Required Political Science and History--12

5. Health and Physical Fitness --2

6. Oral Communication --3

7. Natural (Laboratory) Science --8

8. Technology and Applied Science--3

9. Humanities and Fine Arts --3

10. Individual or Group Behavior (may be satisfied with courses taken in major) --3

11. Multicultural Requirement --0-3

3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement.

Core Requirements

12. Economics and International Economics: --30
ECO 2301, 2302, 3311, 3312, 3330, 3333, 4331, 4332, 4333, and 4334

13. International Business, Managerial Economics --18-19
and Quantitative Tools: Basic Statistics AECO 3401 or ISQS 2445 or MATH 2300, five of the following: ACCT 2300 and 2301 (counted as one), MKT 4358, MGT 4375, ECO 3320, AAEC 4302, 4306, 4312, 4317, FIN 3320, 4328, ISQS 3343, 3344, FREN 3301, 4304, SPAN 3301, 3329, 4304, 4329.

14. International Political Science, three of the following:--9
POLS 3360, 3361, 3363, 3367, 3371, 3373, 3374, 3375, 3376, 3378, 4364.

Other Requirements

Elective Courses --5-14

Total for degree (min.) 126

For more information and academic advisement, contact the Department of Economics and Geography.

Bachelor of Music. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered with majors in Performance, Music Composition, Music Theory, and Music (leading toward teacher certification). Students are referred to the more specific curriculum tables shown under the School of Music section of this catalog.

The following are requirements for this degree:

Semester Hours

1. English --6-12

MUCP, MUTH majors --6

MUPF, MUTC majors --12

2. Oral Communication --0-3

MUPF majors --0

MUCP, MUTC, MUTH majors --3

3. Mathematics and Logical Reasoning --3-6

MUPF majors (math only)--3

MUCP, MUTC, MUTH majors --6

3 hrs math; 3 hrs math, logical reasoning, or MUTH 3303

4. Foreign Language --0-16

Entering students are expected to have had two years of a foreign language in high school. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to complete one year of a single foreign language.

5. Natural (Laboratory) Science --4-8

MUPF majors --4

MUCP, MUTC, MUTH majors --8

6. Technology and Applied Science --0-3

MUPF majors -- 0

MUCP, MUTC, MUTH majors --3

7. Required Political Science and History--12

8. Individual or Group Behavior --3

9. Health and Physical Fitness --2

10. Multicultural Requirement --0-3
3 hours of course work chosen from the General Education Requirements approved list. This course may be used to satisfy another General Degree Requirement.

11. Music Courses

MUPF --83-90

MUCP--91

MUTH--89-90

MUTC --67-73

12. Professional Education (teacher certification only) --18

Total for degrees

MUPF --126-139

MUCP --136

MUTH--138-139

MUTC --131-137


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