May 23, 2022  
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2014-2015 Traditional Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Lakeland College awards the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree for successful completion of the college’s four-year liberal arts course of study.

In order to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree at Lakeland College, each student must:

  1. Complete the General Studies requirement by:
    1. Demonstrating college-level proficiency in each of the required Fundamental Skills areas: reading, writing, and mathematics.
    2. Completing Distributional Studies requirements in Rhetorical Development, Quantitative Analysis, and seven (7) of eight (8) distributional studies areas.
    3. Completing Core Sequence requirements: Core IA, Core IB, Core II, Core III; or the Honors Program Sequence.
      (For the specific requirements of each General Studies area, please refer to the “Curriculum  ” section of this catalog.)
  2. Complete an academic major.
    (For the specific requirements of each major see 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 , and GEN 105 - Learning Skills Development (2 semester hours) , or their equivalents.
  4. Earn a minimum of 30 semester hours of college credit through Lakeland College. Of the last 30 semester hours credited toward the degree, 24 must be earned through Lakeland College.
  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 College.
    (Education majors are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in all the coursework applied to the major, minor, professional sequence, and General Studies requirements.)
  6. Complete at least one-third of the coursework required for the Lakeland major(s) and minor(s) through Lakeland College.
  7. Attend a total of 24 college-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:
    If entering as:
    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