Degree Requirements Listing

The College offers two degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. The general education requirements of the degrees are identical. Students are responsible for making sure that they have fulfilled all degree requirements prior to their intended graduation date. The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded under all major programs. Students majoring in any program in the Division of Science and Mathematics, or in economics and finance, may elect to receive either the degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Students majoring in the interdisciplinary program environmental studies receive the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

  1. 2.000 or higher cumulative grade point average.
  2. Presentation of 110 credit hours successfully completed, subject to the following conditions:
    • No more than 42 credit hours in any one discipline.
    • A minimum of 54 credit hours taken at Centre, including 23 of the last 30 hours applied toward the degree.
  3. Basic competency in expository writing, foreign language, and mathematics.
  4. In addition to demonstrating basic competency in foreign language and mathematics, at least one additional course above the basic competency level in foreign language (courses numbered 210 or higher) or mathematics (courses numbered 130 or higher), or a computer science course numbered 117 or higher.

5. Completion of specified general education requirements as follows:

A First-Year Studies course taken in the CentreTerm of the first year.

Humanities Division:

HUM 110Introduction to Humanities-I

3

OR

HUM 111Expository Writing and Humanities-I

4

AND

HUM 120Introduction to Humanities-II

3

Social Studies Division:

One of

HIS 110Development of the Modern World-I

3

HIS 120Development of the Modern World-II

3

HIS 230Development of the United States-I

3

HIS 240Development of the United States-II

3

One of

ANT 110Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 120Human Biological and Cultural Origins

3

ECO 110Introduction to Economics

3

POL 120Introduction to Political Ideologies

3

POL 130Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

SOC 110Introduction to Sociology

3

Science Division:

One of (life science)

BIO 110Evolution, Biodiversity, Ecology

4

BIO 210Introduction to Genetics

4

NSC 120Natural Science-II

3

PSY 110Introduction to Psychology

4

One of (physical science)

CHE 117Chemistry and the Modern World

4

CHE 131General Chemistry-I

4

CHE 135Accelerated General Chemistry

4

NSC 110Natural Science-I

3

PHY 110Introduction to Physics

4

Fundamental Questions:

REL 110Biblical History and Ideas

3

OR

REL 150Western Religious Traditions

3

One of

PHI 110Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHI 140An Introduction to Ethical Thinking

3

PHI 145Environmental Ethics

3

PHI 160Philosophy of Art

3

PHI 170Philosophy of Religion

3

PHI 210Ancient Philosophy

3

PHI 22017th-and 18th-Century Philosophy

3

REL 130Eastern Religious Traditions

3

REL 140Philosophy of Religion

3

REL 210Introduction to Judaism and Jewish Traditions

3

REL 220Introduction to Christianity and Christian Traditions

3

REL 230Introduction to Islam and Islamic Traditions

3

REL 240Introduction to Hinduism and Hindu Traditions

3

REL 250Introduction to Buddhism and Buddhist Traditions

3

  1. Completion of a major program.
  2. Submission of formal application for the degree.
  3. Approval of the Faculty and of the Board of Trustees.

Notes:

  1. Additional courses may, from time to time, be added to or deleted from the list of courses fulfilling specific general education requirements; updates will be announced to all students and revised lists of courses approved for general education will be available in the Registrar’s Office.
  2. No course may be used to fulfill more than one general education requirement.
  3. The College’s general education requirements normally should be completed by the end of the sophomore year, except for the fundamental questions requirement, which should be completed by the end of the junior year.