Baccalaureate Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts degree is offered in the following fields of study: art, art education, chemistry, communication, economics, English, history, information networking and telecommunications, justice studies, mathematics, modern languages (German and Spanish), music, organizational leadership, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Except for international students whose native language is not English, ten hours of a single language are required for the B.A. degree. Credit may be received by examination for language competency obtained outside of a college, for example, high school language study. The various examination procedures are described in the catalog under advanced standing credit. Students may also obtain a maximum of ten credit hours through advanced standing placement as described under the Department of Modern Languages. Courses required for the foreign language component of the B.A. may not be taken for Pass/No Credit or used to fulfill a humanity general education requirement.

International students whose native language is not English are allowed to count English as their language for the purpose of meeting the language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in the following fields of study: biology, chemistry, general science, geology, mathematics, physical science, physics, and psychology.

The Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of 50 credit hours in the sciences as specified by the respective department. A minimum of 30 credit hours shall be completed in one subject field and the remaining 20 credit hours shall be completed in one or more subject fields other than the major. (Students who complete a double major in two areas of the sciences need not take an additional 20 hours in the sciences to meet the requirement.)

The Bachelor of Science in applied fields is offered in agriculture, business education, education, geography, medical diagnostic imaging, technology studies, information networking and telecommunications, justice studies, athletic training, health and human performance, speech-language pathology, and organizational leadership.

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree is offered in the fields of accounting, international business and economics, management information systems, finance, management, marketing and tourism and hospitality management.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is offered in the field of art.

The Department of Sociology and Social Work offers the Bachelor of Social Work.

The Bachelor of Music degree is offered in music education and performance.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is offered.

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