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2022-2023 General Catalog 
    
2022-2023 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts Degree (124 Cr.)


General Education Requirements


First Year Core: 8 Cr.


Theology: 6 Cr.


Writing Intensive Course: 3 Cr.


At least one course identified as a Writing Intensive Course (WIC). This course may also be counted as partial fulfilment of another general education requirement. Sophomore standing recommended.

Writing in the Discipline


The course(s) required to fulfill the Writing in the Discipline (WID) requirement are designated by each department. A WID course may also be counted as partial fulfillment of another general education requirement. Junior standing recommended.

Cultural Diversity: 11 Cr.


World Language: 8 Cr.


Course number 102 in a world language in which the student has no more than one year of high school credit, or course number 203 in any world language. A student who has completed a second year language course in high school will not be granted credit toward degree requirements for level 101 in that language at Valparaiso University. International students whose native language is not English and who are studying on a nonimmigrant visa are exempt from the world language requirement provided that they have successfully completed ENGL 101 , ENGL 102 , ENGL 103 , or ENGL 200 - Literary Studies .

Cultural Diversity Course: 3 Cr.


  • Three credits of a diversity course(s) from a specified list of approved courses. This course cannot be applied simultaneously towards fulfillment of any other General Education requirement with the exception of the Writing Intensive Course requirement.
  • A semester abroad in one of the International Study Programs, or the Washington Semester Program.

Humanities: 6 Cr.


Two of the following options:

  • Fine and Performing Arts Credits: 3
    A designated historical/critical or creative/performance course in Communicatio and Visual Arts, English, World Languages and Cultures, Music, Philosophy, or Theatre
  • A History course Credits: 3
  • A literature course numbered 200 or above from English, World Languages and Cultures, or Theatre Credits: 3
  • A Philosophy course (except PHIL 145 ) Credits: 3

Social Sciences: 6 Cr.


Two three-credit courses from two different subject areas in the social sciences: Economics, Gender Studies, Geography courses listed specifically as Social Sciences courses, Political Science and International Relations, and Sociology and Criminology

Natural Sciences: 6-8 Cr.


Two courses of at least three credits each, for a total of at least six credits; each course must have a laboratory component and be selected from two of the following subject areas: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Meteorology, Natural Science (NS), Physics, and Psychology.

Quantitative Analysis: 3 Cr.


One designated Quantitative Analysis course of at least three credits

This requirement can be fulfilled by approved courses in either the major or minor field, but a course cannot be applied simultaneously towards fulfillment of this requirement and any other General Education requirement with the exception of the Writing Intensive Course requirement.

Health and Wellness: 1 Cr.


One of the following options:

Major Field Requirements


Students may fulfill the major field requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree by completing either a Departmental Major or an Individualized Major and by meeting one of the completion requirements listed below, or by completing an Interdisciplinary Program (see College of Arts and Sciences ).