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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts, BA


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The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts degree program offers students an educational experience that is both flexible and dynamic while remaining firmly rooted in the liberal arts tradition. This program serves both the adult learner who has amassed a variety of credits over an extended period of time and the more traditional student whose academic interests are not rigidly defined.

For the nontraditional student with wider college exposure, the major permits the constructive utilization of more transfer credit than can usually be accommodated given the specific requirements of Upper Iowa’s more traditional majors.

For the traditional student, the curriculum provides a deeper immersion in the various liberal arts than does the common general education, and it can be expected to direct the student toward a defined curriculum in one or more of the identified emphasis areas.

Major in Liberal Arts:

The learning outcomes will be achieved in part through the successful completion of the following common core of courses:

Requirements:


  • Two courses in Art or Graphic Design 6 Credits
  • Two courses in English (excluding courses in composition) 6 Credits
  • Two courses in History 6 Credits
  • Two courses in Political Science 6 Credits
  • A student’s area or areas of interest will be addressed through the successful completion of four courses at the 300- and 400-levels within a single Liberal Arts Discipline or two courses at the 300- and 400-levels within each of two Liberal Arts Disciplines. 12 Credits
  • 1 Credit(s)

Two courses from each of two of the following disciplines: 12 Credits


  • Psychology/Human Services
  • Communication
  • Sociology/Criminal Justice
  • Foreign Language

Total Credits: 49


Note: Some courses a student completes as part of the General Education may also serve as components of the common core.

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