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Bachelor of Arts


Credit Hours
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 graduation.
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 Requirements;
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.

Catalog Requirements
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 English.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of college-level algebraic concepts.
  • 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 traditions.
  • Demonstrate a competency in their majors.
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