Credits Needed for Graduation by Major

The total number of course units needed for graduation varies between 32 and 36 depending on the number of course units required in the major. Each major specifies a certain number of course units that must be completed, but never less than 12 and no more than 20.

Because the Bachelor of Arts degree is fundamentally an Arts and Sciences curriculum, students are required to complete a minimum number of c.u. in the Arts & Sciences across the entire degree.

At least 16 of the course units outside the major must be in the Arts & Sciences. Students in dual degree programs are only expected to take 14 Arts & Sciences c.u. outside their primary major.

The total number of Arts & Sciences c.u. required across all the requirements for the B.A. degree is determined by the 16 Arts & Sciences c.u. outside the primary major and by the number of Arts & Sciences c.u. required in the major or major concentration.

In some cases, students may need additional c.u. beyond the major and Arts and Sciences in order to complete the total number of c.u. needed for the degree. In those cases, students can chooses courses from across the University. See Policies Governing Arts & Sciences Courses.

Students who are completing more than one major must use their largest major to calculate the number of course units and Arts and Sciences c.u. required for graduation. The largest major will be designated as primary by the College Office when the second major is declared. 

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MAJOR PROGRAM

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Africana Studies: African American Studies, BA   Top>
Africana Studies: African Diaspora Studies, BA   Top>
Africana Studies: African Studies, BA   Top>
Ancient History, BA   Top>
Anthropology: Archaeology, BA   Top>
Anthropology: Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, BA   Top>
Anthropology: Environmental Anthropology, BA   Top>
Anthropology: General Anthropology, BA   Top>
Anthropology: Human Biology, BA   Top>
Anthropology: Medical Anthropology & Global Health, BA   Top>
Architecture: Design (Intensive), BA   Top>
Architecture: Design, BA   Top>
Architecture: History and Theory, BA   Top>
Biological Basis of Behavior, BA   Top>
Biology: Computational Biology, BA   Top>
Biology: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, BA   Top>
Biology: General Biology, BA   Top>
Biology: Mathematical Biology, BA   Top>
Biology: Mechanisms of Disease, BA   Top>
Biology: Molecular & Cell Biology   Top>
Biology: Molecular Biology, BA (no listing)   Top>
Biology: Neurobiology, BA   Top>
Biochemistry, BA   Top>
Biophysics, BA   Top>
Chemistry, BA   Top>
Cinema and Media Studies, BA   Top>
Classical Studies: Classical Civilizations, BA   Top>
Classical Studies: Classical Languages and Literature, BA   Top>
Classical Studies: Latin and Greek, BA (no listing)   Top>
Classical Studies: Mediterranean Archaeology, BA   Top>
Cognitive Science: Cognitive Neuroscience, BA   Top>
Cognitive Science: Computation and Cognition, BA   Top>
Cognitive Science: Individualized, BA   Top>
Cognitive Science: Language & Mind, BA   Top>
Communication: Advocacy & Activism, BA   Top>
Communication: Audiences & Persuasion, BA   Top>
Communication: Communication & Public Service, BA   Top>
Communication: Culture & Society, BA   Top>
Communication: Data & Network Science, BA   Top>
Communication: General Communication, BA   Top>
Communication: Politics & Policy, BA   Top>
Comparative Literature: (Trans)national Literatures, BA   Top>
Comparative Literature: Globalization, BA   Top>
Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Theory, BA   Top>
Comparative Literature: Theory, BA   Top>
Criminology, BA   Top>
Design, BA   Top>
Earth Science: Environmental Science, BA   Top>
Earth Science: Geology, BA   Top>
Earth Science: Paleobiology, BA   Top>
East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Chinese and Japanese, BA   Top>
East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Chinese, BA   Top>
East Asian Languages and Civilizations: East Asian Area Studies, BA   Top>
East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Japanese, BA   Top>
East Asian Languages and Civilizations: Korean, BA   Top>
Economics, BA   Top>
Economics, Mathematical BA   Top>
English: 18th/19th Centuries, BA   Top>
English: 20th/21st Centuries, BA   Top>
English: Africana Literatures & Culture, BA   Top>
English: American Literature & Culture, BA   Top>
English: Celtic Literature & Culture, BA   Top>
English: Cinema & Media Studies, BA   Top>
English: Colonial & Postcolonial, BA   Top>
English: Creative Writing, BA   Top>
English: Drama, BA   Top>
English: Gender/Sexuality, BA   Top>
English: General English, BA   Top>
English: Historical, BA   Top>
English: Individualized, BA   Top>
English: Law and Literature, BA   Top>
English: Literary Theory & Cultural Studies, BA   Top>
English: Literature, Journalism and Print Culture, BA   Top>
English: Medieval/Renaissance, BA   Top>
English: Poetry and Poetics, BA   Top>
English: The Novel, BA   Top>
Environmental Studies: Environmental History and Regional Studies, BA   Top>
Environmental Studies: Environmental Policy and Application, BA   Top>
Environmental Studies: General Environmental Studies, BA   Top>
Environmental Studies: Global Environmental Systems, BA   Top>
Environmental Studies: Sustainability and Environmental Management, BA   Top>
Fine Arts, BA   Top>
Fine Arts, BFA   Top>
French and Francophone Studies, BA   Top>
Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies, BA   Top>
German, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Bioethics & Society, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Disease and Culture, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Global Health, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Health Care Markets & Finance, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Health Policy & Law, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Public Health, BA   Top>
Health and Societies: Race, Gender and Health, BA   Top>
Hispanic Studies, BA   Top>
History: American History, BA   Top>
History: Diplomatic History, BA   Top>
History: Economic History, BA   Top>
History: European History, BA   Top>
History: Gender History, BA   Top>
History: General History, BA   Top>
History: Intellectual History, BA   Top>
History: Jewish History, BA   Top>
History: World History, BA   Top>
History of Art, BA   Top>
Individualized Major, BA   Top>
International Relations, BA   Top>
Italian Studies: Italian Culture, BA   Top>
Italian Studies: Italian Literature, BA   Top>
Jewish Studies, BA   Top>
Latin American & Latinx Studies, BA   Top>
Linguistics, BA   Top>
Logic, Information, & Computation, BA   Top>
Mathematics: Biological Mathematics, BA   Top>
Mathematics: General Mathematics, BA   Top>
Modern Middle Eastern Studies, BA   Top>
Music, BA   Top>
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Ancient Near East, BA   Top>
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Arabic & Hebrew Studies, BA   Top>
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Arabic & Islamic Studies, BA   Top>
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Hebrew & Judaica, BA   Top>
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations: Persian Language & Literature, BA   Top>
Neuroscience, BA   Top>
Nutrition Science, BA (second major only)   Top>
Philosophy: General Philosophy, BA   Top>
Philosophy: Humanistic Philosophy, BA   Top>
Philosophy: Philosophy and Science, BA   Top>
Philosophy: Political and Moral Philosophy, BA   Top>
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Choice & Behavior, BA   Top>
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Distributive Justice, BA   Top>
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Ethics & Professions, BA   Top>
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Globalization, BA   Top>
Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Public Policy & Governance, BA   Top>
Physics: Astrophysics, BA   Top>
Physics: Biological Science, BA   Top>
Physics: Business & Technology, BA   Top>
Physics: Chemical Principles, BA   Top>
Physics: Computer Techniques, BA   Top>
Physics: Physical Theory and Experimental Technique, BA   Top>
Political Science: American Politics, BA   Top>
Political Science: American Public Policy, BA   Top>
Political Science: Comparative Politics, BA   Top>
Political Science: General Political Science, BA   Top>
Political Science: Individualized, BA   Top>
Political Science: International Development, BA   Top>
Political Science: International Relations, BA   Top>
Political Science: Political Economy, BA   Top>
Political Science: Political Theory, BA   Top>
Political Science: Survey Research and Data Analytics, BA   Top>
Psychology, BA  
Religious Studies, BA   Top>
Romance Languages: French and Italian, BA   Top>
Romance Languages: French and Spanish, BA   Top>
Romance Languages: Italian and Spanish, BA   Top>
Russian and East European Studies: Cinema, Arts and Letters, BA   Top>
Russian and East European Studies: History, Politics and Society, BA   Top>
Russian and East European Studies: Language, Literature and Culture, BA   Top>
Science, Technology and Society: Biotechnology & Biomedicine   Top>
Science, Technology and Society: Energy and Environment, BA   Top>
Science, Technology and Society: Global Science and Technology, BA   Top>
Science, Technology and Society: Information and Organizations, BA   Top>
Science, Technology and Society: Science/Nature/Culture, BA   Top>
Sociology: Global and International Studies, BA   Top>
Sociology: Law and Society, BA   Top>
Sociology: Quantitative Methods, BA   Top>
Sociology: Sociology of Culture, BA   Top>
Sociology: Sociology of Families and Populations, BA   Top>
Sociology: Sociology of Health and Medicine, BA   Top>
Sociology: Structures of Opportunity and Inequality, BA   Top>
Sociology: Urban Sociology, BA   Top>
South Asia Studies, BA   Top>
Theatre Arts, BA   Top>
Urban Studies, BA   Top>
Visual Studies: Architecture Practice and Technology, BA   Top>
Visual Studies: Art and Culture of Seeing, BA   Top>
Visual Studies: Art, Practice and Technology, BA   Top>
Visual Studies: Philosophy and Science of Seeing, BA   Top>