May 18, 2022  
2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements


Lakeland University awards four bachelor’s degrees—the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), the Bachelor of Science (B.S.), and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)—all of which require successful completion of at least one focused course of study, as well as a broad exploration of the core disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences.

*Students who are interested in earning a second degree should review the Earning a Second Degree at Lakeland  policy.

In order to complete the requirements for any bachelor’s degree at Lakeland University, each student must:

  1. Complete the Interdisciplinary Studies requirement by (for the specific requirements of each Interdisciplinary Studies area, refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies  section of this catalog):
    1. Demonstrating college-level proficiency in each of the required College Skills areas: reading, writing, and mathematics.
    2. Completing Distributional Studies requirements in Rhetorical Skills, Quantitative Skills, and seven (7) of eight (8) distributional studies areas.
    3. Completing the Critical Thinking Core Sequence requirements: Core I, Core II, Core III; or the Honors Program Sequence.
  2. Complete an academic major. For the specific requirements of each major, refer to the Curriculum  section of this catalog.
  3. Complete at least 120 semester hours of college credit, of which no more than 6 semester hours may be from GEN 095 - Foundations of English , GEN 100 - College Writing Workshop , GEN 101 - Reading Workshop , GEN 102 - Mathematics Workshop , or their equivalents.
  4. Earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of college credit through Lakeland University. Of the last 30 semester hours credited toward the degree, 24 semester hours must be earned through Lakeland University.
  5. Maintain a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 2.0 in the Lakeland major and minor areas, and at least 2.0 in all coursework taken through Lakeland University. Education majors are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all the coursework applied to the major, minor, professional sequence, and Interdisciplinary Studies requirements.
  6. Complete at least one-third of the coursework required for the Lakeland major(s) and minor(s) through Lakeland University.
  7. Attend a total of 24 university-sponsored fine arts and lecture series events. For those entering as transfer students, the number of required events is determined according to class standing at the time of enrollment at Lakeland as follows:
  • A freshman (0-14 semester hours) - attendance at 24 events
  • A second-semester freshman (15-29 semester hours) - 21 events
  • A sophomore (30-45 semester hours) - 18 events
  • A second-semester sophomore (46-59 semester hours) - 15 events
  • A junior (60-74 semester hours) - 12 events
  • A second-semester junior (75-89 semester hours) - 9 events
  • A senior (90 semester hours) - 6 events
  • A second-degree candidate - exempt