Chapter III: Degree Requirements and Graduation
The College awards three basic degrees, the Bachelor
of Arts (A.B.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor
in General Studies (B.G.S.). The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
(B.S. Chem.) is also granted. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor
of Science degrees require a general understanding of the humanities,
natural sciences, and social sciences as well as in-depth study
of at least one subject area. Students are also required to achieve
competency in the use of the English language and to acquire
proficiency in a language other than English. They must elect
one or two courses designed to develop skills in quantitative
reasoning and one course addressing issues involving race and
ethnicity. Beyond these general requirements, students may choose
elective courses to complete a minimum of 120 credits. The Bachelor
of Science degree requires 60 credits in physical and natural
science and mathematics. Students pursuing a secondary teaching
certificate are required to earn additional credits through the
School of Education.
The Bachelor in General Studies
degree encourages students to take responsibility for structuring
their own multidisciplinary academic programs. This degree requires
a minimum 120 credits, and includes the College English Composition,
Race & Ethnicity, and Quantitative Reasoning requirements.
At least 60 credits of courses numbered 300 or above must be
completed with no more than 20 of these 60 credits from one SUBJECT.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is described
VI under Chemistry.
Honors students must consult the Honors Program
about special degree requirements, courses, policies, and procedures.
Students are responsible for knowing and meeting
degree requirements. A student may comply either with the degree
requirements stated in the Bulletin effective during the
first term of enrollment in the College or with those in the
Bulletin effective at the time of graduation. Concentration
requirements are those applicable at the time the student declares
Selection of a Degree Program
Students must submit a Declaration Form
(available in 1255 Angell Hall) indicating their choice of degree
program to the Academic Advising Center, sometime between the
second term of the freshman year and the beginning of the junior
year. It is generally done after consultation with a concentration
or BGS academic advisor.
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