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Of the 120 credits required for the degree, no fewer than 102 credits must be from:
The remaining 18 credits may be College elective courses or elective courses from outside the College.
See the Schedule of Classes in SIS for a list of current Arts & Sciences courses.
A maximum of 60 credits may be earned prior to matriculation to the College by various means, including
The University does not award credit or any exemption from requirements based on College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests.
Credits earned from these courses, considered to be outside the College, can be applied as electives toward the required total of 120 credits. They cannot, however, be counted among the requisite 102 credits from courses taught inside the college or courses taught outside the college considered to be College-equivalent.
Students considering admission to, and especially those accepted into, the BA/MT program should select their non-College electives very carefully.
Students must take no fewer than 102 College or College-equivalent hours (from among the requisite 120) in order to qualify for the B.A.
NOTE: USEM 1580 courses count as College credit but no more than 8 credits total of USEM course work may count toward the degree.
These courses, though taken outside the College, are considered College equivalent (cross-listed) and count toward the 102 College credits needed for graduation.
Non-transfer students are limited to earning a maximum of 24 credits using the Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) grading option (learn more about the CR/NC grading option.)
Second-year transfer students are limited to a maximum of 18 CR/NC credits.
Third-year transfer students are limited to a maximum of 12 CR/NC credits.
No course taken under the CR/NC option may count toward fulfilling an area, competency, major, or minor requirement (details about these requirements are below).
Courses taken under the Audit (AU) option do not carry any credit or count at all toward the 120 credit total.
The following College courses have maximum credit limits imposed: