B.A. Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Arts –BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 9-24 credits
FOREIGN LANGUAGE (0-12 credits) Student must attain 12th credit level of proficiency in one foreign language. See the ADMISSION section of the General Information in this bulletin for the Placement Policy for Penn State Foreign Language Courses (under Opportunities for Credit by Acquisition).
B.A. FIELDS (9 credits) Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Arts, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, Quantification (may not be taken in the area of the student’s primary major; foreign language credits in this category must be in a second foreign language or beyond the 12th credit level of proficiency in the first language)
OTHER CULTURES (0-3 credits) Select 3 credits from approved list. Students may count courses in this category in order to meet other major, minor, elective, or General Education requirements, except for the General Education US/IL requirement.
Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements
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