The fundamental purpose of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree is to permit students to assume the responsibility for developing individualized programs of study to meet particular needs. This degree program is specifically designed to meet the unique objectives of those students who elect a general program of studies in higher education, leading to a baccalaureate degree, but who do not necessarily intend to pursue identifiable vocational, professional, and/or graduate interests. A student may structure a program of studies so that the sequence and combination of courses reflect either specialized or broad patterns of educational experience.
In addition to the self-designed programs, BAS students also may follow the requirements in the concentrations. These have been prepared to provide a guide to course selection.
Since the BAS degree has few specified requirements, certain guidelines are unique to this degree program:
The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree will be awarded upon the successful completion of an individualized program of studies. Specific graduation requirements are as follows:
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