Jun 14, 2021
The Bachelor of Arts degree consists of ★120 arts and science, including at least ★55 arts (see Classification of Courses ). The ★120 in the program are made up of the Foundation and Knowledge components of the Augustana Core, a major subject, an optional minor, and options, as follows:
The Augustana Core: Foundation ★18
The Augustana Foundation requirement is met by the completion of the following courses:
The Augustana Core: Knowledge ★21
The ★21 Breadth of Knowledge requirements consist of three different categories:
★9 Fine Arts and Humanities (students must complete at least ★3 in each area)
★6 Social sciences
For the actual classification of Augustana courses within these categories, see Classification of Courses .
Note: The same credit may not be counted twice in courses that relate to more than one category within the Foundation and Knowledge components of the Augustana Core; that is, a total of 39 different credits must be earned to fulfill these requirements.
★42-69 in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area (with the minimum number of credits specified by the discipline or approved interdisciplinary area), including no more than ★12 at the junior level (except when required in a discipline with a performance component or in an interdisciplinary program that requires junior courses from several different disciplines) and including a minimum of ★9 at the 300- and 400-level, of which at least ★3 must be at the 400-level. Normally no more than ★60 in one discipline will be credited towards the degree. In some cases, a major may also require courses in one or more disciplines outside the major; these may be prerequisites for specific courses in the major and/or courses supporting the major in a more general way (up to a maximum of ★24).
Note: A student should be aware that it may not be possible to complete certain combinations of majors, or combinations of majors and minors, without extending the time required to earn the degree.
A minimum of ★18 in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least ★12 at the senior level.
★0-36 (or more, depending on the amount of overlap between the core and the requirements for the major, and/or minor) of the student's choice (see General Regulations Governing Course Selections ). A student may choose to use options to work toward a minor, or second major but should be aware that a double major normally requires more than ★120 in the degree program.
Students registered in a BA program must complete at least ★60 offered by the Augustana Faculty, at least ★54 of which must be at the senior level. However, language or other study abroad may, with special permission of the Associate Dean, Academic, count toward the residence requirement. Note: Students transferring into this degree program within the framework of a Faculty-approved transfer agreement must complete ★60 of the final credits of their degree program with credits offered by the Augustana Faculty.
BA Major/Minor Requirements
Suspended Majors. Effective July 2021, there will be no further admission to the Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics and Physics, and Sociology majors within the Bachelor of Arts program in the Augustana Faculty. Students who entered these prior to July 2021 must complete all program requirements by April 30, 2026. The last degree with these specific majors will be granted at Spring Convocation 2026. Continuing students must refer to the Calendar under which they were admitted for program, promotion and graduation requirements.
Augustana Faculty offers a Bachelor of Management (BMgt) degree. More information on the BMgt is available in Bachelor of Management (BMgt) [Augustana] .
Note: The Management minor is available to students in the BA, BMus, and BSc programs in Augustana Faculty. Students registered in a BMgt degree program are not eligible to register for a Management minor.
Mathematics and Physics
A Music Minor is available for the student having a major in another discipline. More information on the BMus is available in Bachelor of Music (BMus) .
Philosophy and Religion
Psychology and Mental Health