The majority of students in the College earn a B.A. degree. The B.A. degree may be earned with a major in all departments and programs in the College except atmospheric science. The B.A. is the traditional baccalaureate degree, structured to ensure both breadth and depth of knowledge through completion of the KU Core, degree specific requirements in writing, mathematics, foreign language, and laboratory science, as well as course work in the major.
The B.S. degree is offered by all natural science areas except human biology, as well as economics and behavioral neuroscience. General education degree and major requirements are determined by each program offering the degree and may be different for each B.S. degree in the College. With fewer required non-science general education degree requirements, the B.S. permits more depth in the major. It requires additional work in supporting science areas.
The B.G.S. degree is an option allowing intentional breadth, consisting of the completion of the KU Core and one of two options for degree completion.
Students pursuing a B.F.A. degree must be admitted not only into the School of the Arts but also the specific B.F.A degree program. The B.F.A permits more depth in the major and students should expect to have more studio courses. Currently, we offer a B.F.A in Visual Art, Dance and Theatre Design.
The B.A.E degree is housed within the Visual Art department in the School of the Arts. It combines studio and traditional visual art education with 40 hours of teacher education coursework. Admission into the Visual Art department is required.
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