Apr 22, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Individualized Planned Program, B.A.


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Each student must complete the degree requirements listed below, as well as those for a major and minor area of specialization. We recommend that every student focus on BG Perspective courses in the first year, beginning with the University Writing Program and Quantitative Literacy in the first semester, along with the Arts and Sciences World Languages and Cultures requirement. The Arts and Sciences Multidisciplinary Component should be started no later than the beginning of the second year. If known, the major should be started in the first year, but selecting a major may be deferred until the middle of the second year. Some majors and programs include required sequences of courses. These sequences should be started in the first year, if possible.

(University degree requirements and the BG Perspective curriculum are explained elsewhere in the catalog.)

College Of Arts And Sciences Degree Requirements

World Languages and Cultures. Fulfilling the Arts and Sciences World Languages and Cultures requirement means acquiring fundamental skills for today’s citizens and professionals; linguistic and intercultural competence, global awareness, and the ability to understand diverse perspectives and experiences. Graduates will be more competitive in the workplace and more connected in their communities by obtaining the transferable skills that World Languages and Cultures courses foster. By successfully completing the requirement, students advance their ability to:

  1. Identify the role that language and culture play in the formation of identities and worldviews- both their own and those of others- in national and international contexts.
  2. Communicate and collaborate effectively with people whose backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences differ from their own.
  3. Build connections across linguistic and cultural boundaries in their personal and professional lives.

Completing the Arts and Sciences World Languages and Cultures requirements also equips students to pursue advanced levels of linguistic and intercultural competence through upper-division coursework, co-curricular opportunities, and immersive experiential learning both on campus and abroad. Students who purse advanced learning can develop the bilingual dexterity and deep cultural sensitivity that will empower them as global citizens and strengthen their ability to collaborate, contribute, and lead in the diverse workplaces of today’s professions.

Each student completes the world languages and culture requirement by one of the options listed below:

  1. Graduating from high school where all instruction was conducted in a language other than English;
  2. Demonstrating proficiency in the language on the 2020 course level;
  3. Having completed four years of one language in high school (students must have completed the fourth full year, for example, Spanish IV, and received credit for those courses);
  4. Having completed one of the departmental options listed below (12-14 hours minimum in the same language and culture area, or fewer by previously earned language credit (advanced Placement, College Credit Plus, transfer hours, etc.) or by placement exam scores).

The courses in the different language and culture areas are offered regularly on campus, and there are also opportunities to take courses abroad. Consult the Department of World Languages and Cultures regarding education abroad course offerings.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements


Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
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   Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
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   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
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   Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

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University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Arts & Sciences Requirements


World Languages and Cultures (_____ yrs of HS_______) 

Consult the Undergraduate Catalog or the Arts and Sciences Student Handbook regarding approved course options in the different language and culture areas. 
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​   ________1020_________________    ________ 
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Lab Science  

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Multidisciplinary Component

Select from approved offerings, in consultation with an advisor and a faculty mentor. Four courses total, each with a different subject prefix. At least two courses at 3000/4000 level. Courses applied to the Arts & Sciences MDC may not be used to fulfill other Arts and Sciences degree requirements, nor may they be used to fulfill major, minor, BGP or other program requirements.   
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Major Requirements (54 Hrs.)


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For Graduation You Will Need:


  1. 122 credit hours minimum.
  2. Minimum GPA 2.00.
  3. At least 30 credit hours of BGSU course work.
  4. 40 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level.
  5. Completion of all degree requirements, including the BG Perspective Core.
  6. A major, and if required, a minor, specialization or emphasis.

Any substitution or waiver of courses required for your major or minor program must originate in the department/school offering the major or minor and must be approved by the College Office.

To ensure a timely graduation, see a College Advisor during the semester prior to your intended graduation.

Remember to complete an Application for Graduation by the end of the second week of classes during the fall semester or spring regular session, or by the end of the first week of the summer semester. For the specific dates, check your DARS. You may log onto MyBGSU to complete the online application. After the deadlines, you will need to complete an application in person in the College Office.

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