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College Degree Requirements

BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA)

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS (BFA)

BACHELOR OF MUSIC (BM)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS)

Students may earn a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Communication. Successful completion of a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) units in the following areas is required.

College Degree Requirements

All new freshmen entering the Summer of 1994 or later and all transfer students entering the Summer of 1996 forward must complete the following degree requirements in addition to Proficiency, General Education, Diversity, and Writing:

BA Degree

All students must complete at least 2 (GA)Arts units outside their major department in the college in addition to the 3-unit World of the Arts course (GENED 110). It is advisable to first take The World of the Arts course. They must also complete a minimum of 6 (GH)Humanities units (from 2 different subject areas) in addition to General Education required core classes.

BFA and BM Degrees

All students must complete at least 2 Arts units outside their department in the college in addition to the 3-unit World of the Arts course (GENED 110). It is advisable to first take The World of the Arts core course.

BS Degree

Students must complete at least 6 units in Natural Sciences/Mathematics (GL/GM) in addition to the Laboratory Science course and general education elective 3 unit science or math (GL/GM) for a total of 13-14 GL/GM units.

Major 34-81 units:

The number of units required for a major varies with the different departments and the particular major desired. Consult the following sections of this catalog devoted to departmental major offerings.

Minor 21-24 units:

Requirements for a minor vary with the different departments and with the minor desired. The College of Arts and Communication accepts most University minors including the Professional Minor in Business Studies. A minor is not required with a major of 54 or more units. Consult the following departmental sections for these offerings.

Writing Proficiency in Major: This requirement is determined by each department.

General Electives

For the remainder of the 120 units, students will be free to plan with their advisor a program best suited to their needs and interests. If they meet the prerequisites stated by the respective departments, they are free to choose elective courses from any college in the University.

To be eligible to graduate as an Art, Music, or Theatre major, students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the upper level courses within their major.

To be eligible to graduate as a Theatre BFA major, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major and a 2.50 overall GPA.

A 2.25 cumulative GPA is required to declare all emphases in the Communication major except for the Public Relations emphasis which requires a 2.5 GPA to declare. A 2.5 cumulative GPA is required to declare all emphases in the Journalism major except for the International Journalism emphasis which requires a 2.75 GPA to declare. A minimum 2.25 GPA is required in both the Communication and Journalism majors for graduation. The major GPA is based upon both the grades for courses completed at UW-W and those for courses accepted in transfer.

A 2.25 cumulative GPA is required to declare the Media Arts and Game Development major.



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