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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Arts and Sciences B.A. and B.S. Degree Requirements

Students majoring in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet the following requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Some requirements must be taken in addition to the General Education Core, whereas others specify which courses from the General Education Core must be taken. Students interested in degree programs in Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Music (B.M.), or Social Work (B.S.W.) should consult the appropriate departmental section of this catalog for specific information.

Required Areas

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Foreign Languages Completion of a foreign language
course numbered 2020 or above
with a grade of C- or better.* **
Non-U.S. History 3 credit hours None

Specified General Education Core  :
MATH 1530  or MATH 1910 

Specified General Education Core : MATH 1530  or MATH 1910 , as specified by major.
Natural Sciences General Education Core  Eight (8) credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science from the following+:
  1. ASTR 1010  and ASTR 1020 
  2. BIOL 1010 /BIOL 1011  and BIOL 1020 /BIOL 1021 
  3. BIOL 1110 /BIOL 1111  and BIOL 1120 /BIOL 1121  or BIOL 1130 /BIOL 1131 
  4. CHEM 1110  /CHEM 1111  and CHEM 1120 /CHEM 1121 
  5. GEOL 1040  and 1050 (labs included)
  6. GEOG 1110  and GEOG 1120  (labs included)
  7. PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011  and PHYS 2020 /PHYS 2021 ; or PHYS 2110  and PHYS 2120 
+Higher-level laboratory courses in these departments also meet this requirement.
Social and Behavioral Sciences General Education Core  General Education Core  departmental requirements
Philosophy of Science None PHIL 2640 
Reasoning None PHIL 2030  or SPCH 2320 


* International students whose native language is not English, and whose admission to ETSU requires them to take a standardized test of English as a foreign language (e.g., TOEFL), may substitute scores that meet the admission requirements for the foreign language requirement.

** Consult the Foreign Language Department’s placement policy listed at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/language/students/placement.aspx. and in the listing for Foreign Languages in this catalog.