Bachelor of Arts in Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Program currently on hold at Penn State Harrisburg. Not accepting new students.

Begin Date of Enrollment Hold: Fall Semester 2015

Letters, Arts, and Sciences is a multi-disciplinary major that gives students the opportunity to design their own program within certain prescribed boundaries. With the assistance of an adviser, students develop a unique academic program that thematically links courses from different disciplines. This individualized course of study is especially designed for adult students who have some college credits and want an interdisciplinary program and for students who desire the flexibility to prepare for specialized careers for which there are no specific academic majors available.

 

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Bachelor of Arts
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To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

In addition to General Education requirements (45 credits), this major requires the following:

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 15 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 36 credits

ADDITIONAL COURSES (24 credits)
In consultation with adviser, select 24 credits from University-wide offerings to include: 
a) 12 credits at the 400 level representing at least three different subject areas; 
b) a 3 credit 400-level capstone course (to be selected in consultation wtih adviser);
c) at least 9 credits (of the 24 total) from the humanities and social sciences. (Sem: 1-8) 

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
In consultation with adviser, select 3 credits in research methods/projects from courses that involve research methodology or that focus on a research project; select 3 credits in communication skills from courses that focus on expression including those in verbal, symbolic, and written skills; select 3 credits in theory/application from courses that focus on theory, principle, central concepts, or fundamental issues; select 3 credits in critical analysis from courses that focus on evaluation, synthesis, and analysis. (Sem: 1-8)

Program Requirements for Admission: 

Students who have earned an associate degree or who completed at least 60 college credits may apply for direct enrollment in the Letters, Arts, and Sciences program. If a student has not attended college or completed 60 or more college credits, they may enroll in either the associate degree program in Letters, Arts, and Sciences or Business to prepare for this major. Only students with less than 75 credits, completed in prior majors or at other institutions, will be considered for entrance to this major.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010
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