Recommended Academic Plan for Letters, Arts, & Sciences B.A. at Greater Allegheny

Effective Spring 2015

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
World Language Level 001Notes for: World Language Level 001

World Language Level 001

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Health or physical activity (GHA)

Health or physical activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

3
World Language Level 002Notes for: World Language Level 002

World Language Level 002

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
World Language Level 003Notes for: World Language Level 003

World Language Level 003

Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
4
Major supporting course (research methods; communication skills; theory; critical analysis)Notes for: LAS supporting course

LAS supporting course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major additional course - any levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and behavioral science (GS)

Social and behavioral science (GS)

3
Health or physical activity (GHA)

Health or physical activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Major supporting course (research methods; communication skills; theory; critical analysis)Notes for: LAS supporting course

LAS supporting course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
B.A. fields course

B.A. fields course

3
Total credits 15

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
Major supporting course (research methods; communication skills; theory; critical analysis)Notes for: LAS supporting course

LAS supporting course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural science (GN) with lab

Natural science (GN)

3-4
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Major additional course - 400 levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Major supporting course (research methods; communication skills; theory; critical analysis)Notes for: LAS supporting course

LAS supporting course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major additional course - any levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major additional course - 400 levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA fields

BA fields

3
BA other cultures

BA other cultures

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
Major additional course - 400 levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Major additional course - any levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural science (GN)

Natural science (GN)

3
BA fields course

BA fields course

3
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
Major additional course - 400 levelNotes for: LAS additional course

LAS additional course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Capstone course - 400 levelNotes for: Capstone

Capstone

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
3
2-3
Total credits 14-15

Additional Notes

Program Notes

Minimum 120 credits required for graduation with a B.A. in Letters, Arts, & Sciences (http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/programs/baccalaureate/L/LAS)

The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to progress through the curriculum. Be sure to consult an adviser in this department when scheduling courses.

Additional courses (24 credits total): The 12 credits of 400-level courses must represent at least three different subject areas; at least 9 credits (out of 24) must come from humanities and social sciences.

Major supporting courses: 3 credits in research methods/projects from courses that involve research methodology or that focus on a research project; 3 credits in communication skills from courses that focus on expression including those in verbal, symbolic, and written skills; 3 credits in theory/application from courses that focus on theory, principle, central concepts, or fundamental issues; 3 credits in critical analysis from courses that focus on evaluation, synthesis, and analysis.

B.A. students must take 9 credits in BA fields courses (Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences [except CRIMJ], Arts, World Languages [3rd language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the 2nd], Natural Sciences, Quantification).
See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm.

B.A. students must take 3 credits in other cultures courses.
See your adviser and http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=otherCultures

Advising Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.
  • W suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

World Language Level 001
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a second language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World Language Level 002
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.
World Language Level 003
Students must complete the 12th credit level in a foreign language. Credits vary based on skill level.