The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
Social Sciences Concentration
Degree Requirements

AOS Code: U862

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.
    (Most BLS Social Sciences courses are at 300- & 400-level.)
  • 2.0 Cumulative GPA: Minimum GPA for coursework attempted at UNCG.

BLS Social Sciences Concentration: 30 Semester Hours (see bulletin)

  • BLS Social Sciences Foundation Courses
    These courses should be taken in the first semester(s) of the program.
    • SSC 300: Doing Social Science: 1 course.
    • SSC 301: Contemporary Issues in the Social Sciences: 1 course.
  • BLS Social Sciences Intermediate Seminar
    This course should be taken midway through the program.
    • SSC 350: Inequality in a Changing World: 1 course.
  • BLS Social Sciences Distribution:
    At least one course from three different areas listed below. Courses counted toward an additional or previously completed major or minor will not count toward this concentration.
    • Anthropology: ATY courses at 300 level or above.
    • Comm Studies: CST courses at 300 level or above.
    • Economics: ECO 201, ECO courses at 300 level or above.
    • Geography: GEO courses at 300 level or above, excluding
      GEO 311, 312, 314, 330, 359, 510, 511, 559, 570, 589.
    • Political Science: PSC 240, PSC courses at 300 level or above.
    • Psychology: PSY 240, 280, PSY courses at 300 level or above.
    • Sociology: SOC 201, SOC courses at 300 level or above.
  • BLS Social Sciences Area of Emphasis:
    At least three additional courses from one of the areas listed above. Area of Emphasis cannot be in the same discipline as an additional or previously-completed major or minor.
  • BLS Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences
    To be taken in the final semester of the BLS Social Sciences Concentration
    • SSC 400: Senior Seminar: 1 course; includes SI & WI markers.
  • 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

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Summer 2015 Class Dates
Summer 10-Week (POT 1)
• 14 May: Session Begins
• 20 May: Add/Drop Ends
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• 24 Jul: Session Ends
BLS Session 1 (POT 7)
• 11 May: Session Begins
• 12 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 29 May: W Deadline !!!
• 19 Jun: Session Ends
5-Week Session 1 (POT 2)
• 14 May: Session Begins
• 15 May: Add/Drop Ends
• 01 Jun: W Deadline !!!
• 17 Jun: Session Ends
5-Week Session 2 (POT 3)
• 18 Jun: Session Begins
• 19 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 09 Jul: W Deadline !!!
• 24 Jul: Session Ends
BLS Session 2 (POT 8)
• 22 Jun: Session Begins
• 23 Jun: Add/Drop Ends
• 14 Jul: W Deadline !!!
• 03 Aug: Session Ends

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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