Academic Policies & Guidelines

President's Council: Review of New Concentrations/Programs

All new concentration proposals must be submitted by the LSA Dean's Office to the President's Council for approval. Contact JoAnn Peraino ( for details.

Academic Policies for Majors

Academic Policies for Minors

Academic Policies for Supplemental Studies (PDF)

Area Distribution Guidelines

Generic Definitions for Area Distributions (HU, NS, SS, MSA, CE, ID)

First-Year Writing Requirement

Upper-Level Writing Requirement

Bachelor of Science Eligibility

Course Credits are Based on Contact Hours with Instructor

Experiential Courses

Independent Study Guidelines (PDF)

Language Requirement

Race & Ethnicity Requirement

Quantitative Reasoning Requirement

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Studies Program (SUGS) (PDF)

Study Abroad Courses and Programs

Guidelines for Approving Non-LSA Courses for LSA Credit

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