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Degrees Conferred
Birmingham‑Southern College confers the earned undergraduate
degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music,
Bachelor of Musical Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of
Requirements for any Bachelor’s Degree
To earn any bachelor’s degree offered by the College, a student must
complete the following requirements:
Total units: pass a minimum of 32 units or the equivalent,
including two exploration terms. No more than two exploration terms may
count toward graduation.
General education: successfully complete the Explorations
Curriculum Requirements listed in the following section of this catalog.
Major: successfully complete a concentration consisting of a
minimum of eight units. For the Bachelor of Arts degree or the Bachelor of
Science degree, no more than 20 units in a disciplinary or interdisciplinary
major and its supporting courses (including exploration terms) may be
presented toward the 32 units required for graduation.
Academic areas: complete at least one regular term unit in
each of four academic areas: fine and performing arts (art, art history,
theatre, music), social sciences (economics, political science, psychology,
sociology), natural sciences (astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics), and
humanities (Asian studies, Arabic, Chinese, Classics, English, French,
Hebrew, history, Latin, philosophy, religion, Sanskrit, Spanish; excluding
EH 102 or EH 208, and language courses at or below the intermediate
level). These courses may be used to fulfill general education and major
Grade point average: earn a minimum grade point average of 2.00
a “C” average) on all work completed at Birmingham‑Southern College
and a minimum grade point average of 2.00 on all work completed for a
major or minor. Students who have transferred to Birmingham‑Southern
College from another institution must have a minimum cumulative 2.00
average, a minimum 2.00 average on all work completed at the College,
and a minimum 2.00 average on all courses in the major and minor that
are completed at Birmingham‑Southern College.
Lecture and arts events: attend 24 approved lecture and arts events. A
list of approved lectures, performances, recitals, and events, will be published
through print and electronic means. Transfer students must attend at least
three events for each term they attend Birmingham-Southern College.