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2017-2018 Academic Year 
  
2017-2018 Academic Year

Liberal Arts - BA


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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that this plan is only a general guideline and that student-specific plans may differ.   * Please make sure to consult regularly with your departmental advisor to confirm what courses will be available and to work out your plan of study.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor. Current students should also meet with an academic advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen New freshmen are not admitted to the Liberal Arts major

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU

Students must have a 2.50 GPA and have completed 45 credits before being admitted to the Liberal Arts major.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)  3    STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  * 3   
Foreign Language 1010   4   Foreign Language 1020 4  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Breadth Requirement 3  
Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 16  

Comments

 

Comments

* Any QL course is acceptable, however, STAT 1040  or STAT 1045  are strongly recommended.

 

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)  3    Historical/Cultural Traditions Course 3  
Foreign Language 2010 4   Foreign Language 2020 4  
Arts/Literature Course   3   Social Science Course 3  
Breadth Requirement 3   Critical/Ethical Inquiry Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Quantitative Intensive (QI) Course   3  
Total Credits: 16   Total Credits: 16  

Comments

 

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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Social Sciences Course 3   Upper-division Historical/Cultural Traditions Course 3  
Critical/Ethical Inquiry Course 3   Upper-division Arts/Literature Course 3  
Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   Upper-division Critical/Ethical Inquiry Course 3  
Elective Course 3   Liberal Arts Methods Course 3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Total Credits: 15   Total Credits: 15  

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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

Upper-division Historical/Cultural Traditions Course 3   Upper-division Social Sciences Course 3  
Depth Social Sciences (DSS) Course   3   Upper-division Arts/Literature Course 3  
Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3   Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) Course   3  
Upper Division Elective Course 3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
      Elective Course 2  
Total Credits: 12   Total Credits: 14  

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Liberal Arts Major Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)


Students should consult with their advisor to develop a plan of study tailored to their individual needs and interests. 

Freshman Year (32 credits)


First Semester (16 credits)


Second Semester (16 credits)


Sophomore Year (32 credits)


First Semester (16 credits)


Second Semester (16 credits)


  • Foreign Language 2020 course 4
  • Historical/Cultural Traditions course 3
  • Social Sciences course 3
  • Critical/Ethical Inquiry course 3
  • University QI course (Graduation Requirement) 3

Junior Year (30 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


  • Social Sciences course 3
  • Critical/Ethical Inquiry course 3
  • University CI course (Graduation Requirement) 3
  • Upper Division Elective courses 6

Second Semester (15 credits)


  • Historical/Cultural Traditions course 3
  • Arts/Literature course 3
  • Critical/Ethical Inquiry course 3
  • Liberal Arts Methods course 3
  • Upper Division Elective course 3

Senior Year (26 credits)


First Semester (12 credits)


  • Historical/Cultural Traditions course 3
  • University DSS course (Graduation Requirement) 3
  • University CI course (Graduation Requirement) 3
  • Upper Division Elective course 3

Second Semester (14 credits)


  • Social Sciences course 3
  • Arts/Literature course 3
  • University DSC course (Graduation Requirement) 3
  • Upper Division Elective course 3
  • Elective course 2

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