Liberal Arts Distribution

The Liberal Arts Distribution component expresses one of the fundamental values of a liberal arts education, which is that students should have a broad exposure to significant areas of human inquiry and cultural practice. Through this exposure, students cultivate a diversity of interests, gain an awareness of multiple intellectual frameworks, and learn a variety of approaches to solving problems. The requisite distributions are as follows:

  • Arts and Humanities (8 credits with at least two different prefixes)
  • Mathematical Sciences (4 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (4 credits)
  • Social Sciences (4 credits)

While some courses are designated in more than one Distribution category, each course may only be counted one time toward the Distribution requirement. To complete the Distribution requirement, students must earn a grade of C- or higher in at least five distinct courses with five distinct department/program prefixes.

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