University Curriculum and College of Arts and Sciences Requirements

The College of Arts and Sciences offers two tracks: the liberal arts track and the sciences track. Students on either track are required to pursue a balanced program of study, as described below.

Liberal Arts Track

The requirements listed below apply to students who are pursuing a BA or BS in criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish or theater.

Students, in consultation with their advisers, select courses to satisfy the UC requirements in conjunction with their major and College of Arts and Sciences requirements.

The College of Arts and Sciences requirements for this track include:

  • one course outside the major in the social sciences
  • one course outside the major in the humanities
  • one course outside the major in the fine arts
  • three 300-level courses outside the major
  • one foreign language through the 102-level (chosen from ARB 102, CN 102, FR 102, GR 102, HBR 102, IT 102, JP 102 or SP 102)

A student enrolled in the 3+3 BA or BS/JD program is exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements. A student pursuing a double major is exempt from these College of Arts and Sciences requirements, with the exception of the foreign language requirement.

Some courses may be used to satisfy more than one requirement. For example, a sociology major could use a 300-level English course to satisfy two requirements—the outside-the-major requirement in the humanities and one course in the non-major 300-level courses. A minimum of 72 credits must be taken from outside the student’s major.