Core Requirements

In addition to the information given here and on the following pages, students are referred to individual department handbooks for additional information and requirements.

Students in any School of Fine and Performing Arts degree must earn a minimum of 120 credits. The BFA in Musical Theatre requires a minimum of 121 credits.

General Education Requirements

Students in the Fine Arts major (Art track) must complete the Core Curriculum requirements as listed under the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All other majors in the School of Fine and Performing Arts must complete these requirements: 

English
CMP 115Intro to Expository Writing 13
CMP 120Expository Writing3
or BHP 100 Honors Seminar: Great Ideas I
Select one of the following:3
Research Writing
Honors Seminar: Great Ideas II
Literature and Composition
Reading 2
CRC 100College Reading (0-2 Supplemental Education Units)0-2
Foreign Language
Two semesters of the same language are required. To be chosen from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. 36
Mathematics 4
Select one of the following:3-4
Finite Mathematics
Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus I
World History
HIS 150World History to 15003
HIS 151World History Since 15003
Literature
Any course from the following list.3
Understanding Literature
Arthurian Legends in Literature
Major American Authors
Major British Authors
Literature and Mythology
Monsters in Literature
Satire and Comedy
Intro To Shakespeare
Literature and Violence
Literature & Society
Literature and Psychology
Science Fiction
Black American Lit
Multi-Ethnic Lit in America
Women In Literature
Major Poets
Posthumanism: Bodies and Technology in Literature
The Short Story
Human Relationships in Lit (honors)
Law, Literature, and Film in America
Masterworks of Western Lit I
Masterworks of Western Lit II
Russian Literature 988-1850
Russian Literature 1850-1917
20th Century Russian Lit
Tolstoy
Dostoevsky
German Lit & Film in Eng Trans
The Folk Tale
Hispanic Lit & Film Eng Trans
European Short Novel
The Bible As Literature
Philosophy
Select one of the following:3
Any course in the Philosophy Department
Philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Social Science, Communication and Professional Preparation
Select one of the following:3
Speech Communication
Communication, Culture and Media
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Intro to American Politics
Understanding Politics
Sociological Imagination
Cultural Anthropology
Natural and Physical Science
Any coures from the following list.
Life Science:Human Emphasis
Life Science:Genetics Emphasis
Life Sci:Ecobotanical Emphasis
Life Science:Human Disease
Life Sci: Biol of Human Aging
From the Big Bang to Origins of Life
Life Science: Behavioral Neuroscience Emphasis
Intro to College Chemistry
Chem and Contemporary Society
Earth Systems Science
Environmental Geology (also cross listed as GLS-113)
Mesozoic Ruling Reptiles
Oceanography
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Subtropical Environments
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Boreal Environments
Introduction to Field Marine Science: Tropical Environments
Science of Light and Color
Energy, the Environment & Man
Intro To Psychology
Total Credits33-36
1

CMP 115 may be waived by SAT of 530 or testing.

2

College Reading required only of those students scoring 470 or lower on the reading comprehension portion of the SAT.

3

Students who place at the 200-level or above are still expected to take a minimum of three (3) credits at the level of placement. Students who are native speakers of other languages may have the Foreign Language requirement waived upon documentation of proficiency. To initiate a request for a waiver, students should see the chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature.

4

MTH 100S Math Skills Lab may be required based on ACT/SAT scores.