B.A. in Humanities (120 cr)

General Education

Written Communication Competency (6 cr)

  • Choose one college level composition course:
    • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I
    • ENG-H 140  Advanced Freshman Composition
  • Choose one second college level composition course:

Speaking and Listening Competency (3 cr)

Quantitative Reasoning Competency (3-4 cr)

Natural Sciences Competency (5-6 cr)

Humanistic Artistic Competency (6 cr)

  • Choose six credits outside the declared major discipline
  • May include one studio course
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Social-Behavioral Competency (6 cr)

  • Choose six credits
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Program Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-3 cr)

  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with no more than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.

Information Literacy (3 cr)

CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (or equivalent)

World Languages & Cultures (0-14 cr)

This requirement may be met in one of the following ways:

  • Completing Intermediate II (fourth semester) of a non-English language
  • Completing a 300-400 level course in a non-English language, or an approved study abroad course that meets this language requirement.
  • Receiving credit for non-English language courses via placement exam for Intermediate II (fourth semester).

Concentration Requirements (30 cr)

Students may select one concentration:

Courses applied to general education or distribution may not be counted toward the concentration. Courses counted toward the concentration must be taken for a letter grade. At least 36 hours of the curriculum must be at the 300 level or higher.

Humanities Concentration

At least 21 credit hours must be in one Humanities Discipline with 12 credits at or above 200 level, and 15 credits at or above the 300 level.

Senior Project (3 cr)


Choose enough courses to bring your credit total to 120.

Writing Requirement
A grade of C (2.0) or above is necessary in all English composition courses required for a degree. Students must complete ENG W131 or the equivalent within the first 25 credit hours for which they are enrolled. Students must also complete a second writing course with a C (2.0) or above within the first 50 credit hours for which they are enrolled. This course should prepare students for writing research papers and include at least one method of widely accepted documentation and instruct students in library research skills. All students must complete a culminating writing experience in their major.

General Grade Requirement
No course with a grade below 2.0 ( C ) will be accepted in the major/concentration area. A passing grade is required in all other courses. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) is required for all courses taken toward a degree.

Required Credit Hours
For a bachelor degree a minimum of 30 hours at the 200 level or above must be completed at Indiana University East. At least 15 hours in the field of concentration must be completed at Indiana University East.

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