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Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science

Graduation Requirements
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees

Credit Hours
All baccalaureate 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.  Some programs (Education and Human Services & Counseling) require a higher GPA. Required courses in the major and/or minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C unless a division specifies a higher grade requirement.

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.
Students must complete 128 credit hours to earn a BA or BS degree from Lindsey Wilson College:
a.     General Education Requirements (typically 42-45 credit hours);
b.     A major (typically a minimum of 45 credit hours including 12 or more credit hours of upper-
        division major courses) in order to develop a depth of knowledge in a discipline;
c.     Upper division courses (3000-4000 level) comprising a minimum of 39 credit hours; and    
d.     Elective courses.

Residency Requirement for BA/BS Degrees
In order to earn a baccalaureate degree from Lindsey Wilson College, students must successfully complete a minimum of 45 credit hours at the college. At least 50% of the credits required in a major or minor must be earned at the College.  (A complete list of degrees is located in the Academic Degrees section of the catalog.)

BS Degrees
Lindsey Wilson College offers BS degrees in Nursing, Biology, Biology Education 8-12, and Psychophysiology. 
General Education coursework required for the BS degree is the same as for the BA, with some specific substitutions listed in the degree requirements.

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.
Lindsey Wilson College Student Learning Outcomes
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 students will:

1.        Communicate effectively

  • Writing    
  • Oral communication    

2.        Develop  effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  • Numeracy        
  • Information fluency
  • Creative inquiry
  • Critical inquiry

 3.         Become culturally aware, engaged citizens of the nation and the world 

  • Knowledge of local and global issues and trends
  • Knowledge of one's own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies.
  • Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries
  • Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning

4.        Learn to apply and integrate knowledge

  • Application and reflection on context and connections within disciplines
  • Integration of knowledge across disciplines
  • Application of learning to new situations within and beyond the campus.

  5.        Gain depth of knowledge in a discipline

  • Completion of a major
  • Competence in major


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