The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Humanities Concentration
Degree Requirements

AOS Code: U820

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: Topics in Literature: 1 course.
    • BLS 340s: Topics in Fine Arts: 1 course.
    • BLS 360s: Topics in Philosophy, Religion, & Ethics: 1 course.
    • BLS 380s: 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

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Fall 2015 Class Dates
Full Semester (POT 1)
• 17 Aug: Session Begins
• 21 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 09 Oct: W Deadline !!!
• 30 Nov: Session Ends
• 09 Dec: Exams End
BLS Session 1 (POT A)
• 17 Aug: Session Begins
• 19 Aug: Add/Drop Ends
• 09 Sep: W Deadline !!!
• 02 Oct: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT B)
• 06 Oct: Session Begins
• 08 Oct: Add/Drop Ends
• 02 Nov: W Deadline !!!
• 30 Nov: Session Ends
• 09 Dec: Exams End

BLS Student Portfolio
Keep copies of your major BLS assignments. You can keep them in your iSpartan drive as long as you are active at UNCG, but also keep them in at least one more location (e.g., your own Google drive, your own computer, or on a thumb drive). You will use them when you compile your Senior Portfolio for the BLS Program.

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