Bachelor of Arts
All candidates for graduation must complete 128 credit
hours of acceptable academic work with a minimum cumulative grade
point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale. A minimum of 45 of the
total credit hours and at least 50% of the credit hours required in
a major or minor must be earned at Lindsey Wilson College.
Hours transferred to LWC during completion of a degree need prior
approval of the registrar's office. Education methods classes
may not be transferred to LWC. Programs have the right to
require students to complete program assessments prior to
Note: Required courses in the major and/or minor must be
completed with a minimum grade of C, unless an academic division
specifies a higher grade requirement. (Education and Human Services
& Counseling majors must achieve minimum cumulative GPAs of
2.50 and 2.25, respectively.)
Of these 128 credit hours:
a. 42-45 credit hours are General Education
b. 39 credit hours (minimum) are from
3000-level courses or higher; and
c. at least 12 credit hours of
upper-division courses in the major area of concentration;
Residency Requirement for BA Degrees
In order to earn a baccalaureate degree from Lindsey
Wilson College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 45
CR at the college. At least 50% of the credits required in a major
or minor must be earned at the college.
To graduate from Lindsey Wilson, students must meet all
general education and major requirements specified in the catalog
in effect when they entered the college or all requirements
specified in a subsequent year. If a student leaves the
college for a calendar year or longer, he or she must satisfy all
graduation requirements in effect in the catalog year when they
return or in a subsequent year.
General Education Program Basic Competencies
The liberal arts - mathematics and natural sciences,
social and behavioral sciences, humanities and fine arts - are
central to Lindsey Wilson's mission of serving students'
educational needs. In addition to course work in academic majors,
undergraduate degree-seeking students will complete a general
education program that provides a foundation for the lifelong
development of intellectual, social, and spiritual qualities
associated with liberally educated persons. In particular, Lindsey
Wilson graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate a college-level competency in reading, writing, and
oral communication effectively by speaking and listening in
- Demonstrate an understanding of college-level algebraic
- Demonstrate an ability to perceive the nature of biological and
physical science concepts as they relate to the student's lifelong
health, the health of nature's diversity, and the student's
interaction with the physical world.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the basic use of computers.
- Demonstrate a familiarity with varying expressions of human
culture in the humanities.
- Demonstrate an understanding of individual or collective human
behavior and think critically in a historical, geographical,
political or economic context.
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic Christian beliefs and
- Demonstrate a competency in their majors.