The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Humanities Concentration
Degree Requirements

Including College of Arts & Sciences General Education Core Requirements*

University Residency and GPA Minimum Requirements (see bulletin)

  • 122 Total Semester Credits:
    Accepted transfer credit + courses completed at UNCG.
  • 31 Semester Credits from UNCG:
    Minimum 12 s.h. toward any major and 9 s.h. toward any minor.
  • 36 Semester Credits at 300 Level or Above.
    (All BLS courses are at 300- & 400-level.)
  • 2.0 Cumulative GPA: Minimum GPA for coursework attempted at UNCG.

BLS Humanities Concentration: 30 Semester Hours (see bulletin)

  • BLS Humanities Foundation Courses
    These courses should be taken in the first semester(s) of the program.
    • BLS 300: Seminar in Humanities: 1 course.
    • BLS 301: Pathways: Reading and Writing in the Humanities: 1 course.
  • BLS Humanities Distribution:
    At least one course from each area listed below.
    • BLS 320s: Selected Topics in Literature: 1 course.
    • BLS 340s: Selected Topics in Fine Arts: 1 course.
    • BLS 360s: Selected Topics in Philosophy, Religion, & Ethics: 1 course.
    • BLS 380s: Selected Topics in Historical Perspectives: 1 course.
  • BLS Humanities Area of Emphasis:
    At least three additional courses from one Area of Emphasis.
  • BLS Senior Seminar in the Humanities
    To be taken in the final semester of the BLS Humanities Concentration
    • BLS 400: Senior Seminar: 1 course; includes WI marker.
  • BLS Electives: as desired, to meet residency and upper-division requirements.

College of Arts & Sciences General Education Core Requirements (GEC+CAR)

  • GFA: Fine Arts: 1 course.
  • GLT: Literature:
    2 different courses.
  • GPR: Philosophical, Religious, & Ethical Perspectives: 1 course.
  • GMO: Modern History: 1 course.
  • GPM: Pre-Modern History: 1 course.
  • GMT: Mathematics: 1 course.
  • GLS: Life Science: 1 course.
  • GPS: Physical Science: 1 course.
  • NS: Additional Natural Science: 1 course. (GLS or GPS)
  • LAB: Natural Science Lab, to accompany GLS or GPS: 1 laboratory.
  • GRD1: Reasoning and Discourse: ENG 101 or Equivalent: 1 course.
  • GRD: Reasoning and Discourse: 1 course.
  • GSB: Social & Behavioral Sciences:
    3 different courses from ≥ 2 departments.
  • GFL: Foreign Language Intermediate Proficiency:
    204 level; requires 4 semesters for most students.

Markers (may be combined with courses above):

  • GLOB1: Global Nonwestern (GN): 1 course.
  • GLOB2: Global (GL or GN): 3 courses.
  • SI: Speaking Intensive: 2 courses (1 must be in BLS major).
  • WI: Writing Intensive: 4 courses (1 must be in BLS major).

Your Degree Evaluation will show which of these degree requirements you have met.

*Students enrolled at UNCG prior to 2001 may be under CLER:
College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements

BLS Program Notes

BLS Program Blog

Fall 2014 Class Dates
Full Semester (POT 1)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 22 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Oct: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End
BLS Session 1 (POT A)
• 18 Aug: Session Begins
• 20 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 10 Sep: W Deadline !!!
• 03 Oct: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT B)
• 08 Oct: Session Begins
• 10 Oct: Add/Drop Ends
• 03 Nov: W Deadline !!!
• 01 Dec: Session Ends
• 10 Dec: Exams End

Congratulations to our August 2014 Graduates!
Mark Blanchard *
Deborah Bolick
Phillip Brown *** $
Sandra Catron-Kramer ***
Rebecca Sisco ***
Amy Foresman ***
Kjeff Hansen
Christie Hopkins
James Jordan
Julian King
Jessica Lane °
Erica Madden
Renee Rabie
Krista Sisk ***
Angela Stroud
Ashley Travers

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