Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
|General Education Core Requirements for B.A.||59-62 Hours|
|I. Featured Courses||4-6|
|GND 1015, First-Year Seminar||3|
|XXX 3015, Junior Cornerstone Seminar
Students must take a "3015" course to satisfy this requirement. The hours for the Junior Cornerstone (JCS) may count below in V-VII or IX-XII depending on its prefix. In the unlikely event that students take additional JSC courses, they may be applied below in V-VII or IX-XII. JCS credits may not count in major or minor.
|XXX 4015 or GND 4015, Senior Capstone Seminar
Note: Total offerd Senior Capstone hours may be counted either in the major or in the General Education Core requirements (depending upon the program of study), but not both.
|Linked Cohort Courses, 1000- and/or 2000-level
The hours for the Linked Cohorts (LCCs) may count below in III, V, and / or VII-XII depending on their prefixes
|Global Studies (GS), 4 courses
Experiential Learning (EL), 2 courses
Global Studies (GS) and Experiential Learning (EL) courses may be taken in the BELL Core, or in the major, the minor, or other required or elective courses. Note that the Junior Cornerstone Seminar is, by definition, an EL course, but the category of EL will vary. For the comprehensive list of all GS and EL courses offered at Belmont, and for the "key" to the codes, go to www.belmont.edu/bellcore/, click on "Academic Advising," and then "GS/EL Permanently Designated Courses" or "GS/EL Codes." For the list of currently offered GS and EL courses, go to the homepage of ClassFinder and look for the appropriate link in the BELL Core box. For a list of transfer courses that count for GS credit, go to the same web address, click on "Academic Advising" and click on "Global Studies Transfer Courses."
|II. Computer Proficiency||0|
|GND 1050, Computer Proficiency, Level 1||0|
|III. Oral Communication||3|
|COM 1100, Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|IV. Written Communication||6|
|ENG 1010, First-Year Writing||3|
|ENG 3010, Third-Year Writing||3|
|V. Fine Arts
Select one of the following courses: 1, 2
|ART 2000, The Art Experience (3)
ART 2800, Art History I (3) (required for BA Art Majors)
MUH 1200, Introduction to Music: History, Style and Culture (3) (required for Music Majors)
MUH 2000, The Musical Experience (3)
MUH 2010, Popular Music Experience (3)
MUH 2020, World Music Experience (3)
MUH 2140, The Arts for Education (4)
TDR 2000, The Film Experience (3)
TDR 2800, The Theatre Experience (3)
DAN 2000, The Dance Experience (3)
|VI. Foreign Language
Select two courses from the same language, 2000 level or above:
|CHN, FRE, GER, GRK, ITL, JPN, LAT, RUS and SPA 3,4|
Select three courses from at least two of the following prefixes:
|CLA, ENL, ENW, EUR, HUM, and PHI 5, 6, 7|
Select one of the following courses: 8
|MTH 1080, Mathematical Inquiry (3)
MTH 1020, An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning (3)
CSC 1020, Introduction to Computer Science (3)
MTH 1050, Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3)
Six hours must be done in the same path. Choose six hours from path "a" or six hours from path "b": 9,10
|Path a. REL 1020, Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
REL 3050, Introduction to the New Testament (3)
|Path b. REL 1010, Understanding the Bible (3)
Plus one of the following courses:
REL 3020, Ancient Wisdom for Contemporary Issues (3)
REL 3060, Jesus in the Gospels and Film (3)
REL 3080, Questions that Matter (3)
REL 3090, Spirituality in World Religions(3)
Select two of the following courses, at least one must be lab-based: 11,12
|7 or 8|
|BIO 1010, Biological Sciences (4)
BIO 1110, Principles of Biology (4)
CEM 1010, Chemistry, Your Environment and You (4)
CEM 1610, General Chemistry I (4)
CEM 1620, General Chemistry II (4)
ENV 1110, Introduction to Environmental Science (4)
PHY 1010, Science: A Process of Inquiry (4)
PHY 1100, Acoustical Physics (4)
PHY 1110, Basic College Physics I (4)
PHY 1120, Basic College Physics II (4)
PHY 1140, Introduction to Physics (4)
PHY 2110, General College Physics I (4)
PHY 2120, General College Physics II (4)
PSY 1100, General Psychology (3)
PSY 1200, Introduction to Psychological Science (4)
|XI. Social Sciences
Choose three courses from at least two prefixes, including at least one in HIS:
|a. COM 2020, Argumentation and Debate
COM 3140, Family Communication (3)
COM 3150, Intercultural Communication (3)
COM 4920, Political Communication (3)
b. ECO 1110, Economic Inquiry (3)
c. HIS 1010, World History to 1500 (3)
HIS 1020, World History since 1500 (3)
HIS 1200, The Wild West (3)
HIS 1400, The Medieval World: Kings, Queens, Commoners & Crusaders (3)
HIS 1700, The Samurai and Their World (3)
HIS 2010, American Experience From Colonial to Civil War (3)
HIS 2020, American Experience From Reconstruction to Cold War (3)
HIS 1990, Special Studies (3)
HIS 2990, Special Studies (3)
Any course with a HIS prefix may serve as a second HIS course if a student elects to take one
d. MDS 1500, Mass Media and Society (3)
e. PSC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Political Science (3)
PSC 1210, American Government (3)
PSC 1300, The United States and World Affairs (3)
f. SOC 1010, Introduction to Sociology (3)
SOC 1100, Special Topics in Gen. Ed.: Sociology (3)
Choose one path:
|Path a. PED 1600, Health and Fitness Concepts (2)
PED 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 13
Path b. PED 1500, Lifetime Fitness (1)
PED 2000 - 20_ _ (1) , any course or
DAN 1101 or 1201 or 1301 or 1401 (12)
plus one of the following courses:
NUR 1100, Wellness Nutrition (1)
NUR 1310, Healthy Beginnings (1)
NUR 1320, Women's Health (1)
NUR 1330, Health Promotions of the Family(1)
NUR 1340, Men's Health: Wellness (1)
1 Education majors completing a Pre-K-4 or a 5-8 license must take MUH 2140 (4 hrs)--or, alternatively, MUH 2160 (2 hrs) + ART 2160 (2 hrs)--for the Fine Arts requirement. Also, BA students with a major in Music should take MUH 1200 to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.
2 Music majors seeking a BA degree must choose ART 2000, DAN 2000, TDR 2000, or TDR 2800.
3 Classics majors must choose one pair from the following to fulfill the BA Foreign Language requirement: REL 1150 + 1160 (Elementary Greek); REL 1110 +1120 (Elementary Hebrew); GRK 1010 + 1020 (Elementary Classical Greek).
4 Correspondence work in Foreign Language is not accepted as credit for Belmont students. Also, students who have had three years or more of a Foreign Language in high school may be ready to begin language study at Belmont with the 2000-level courses. Incoming students with previous language study are encouraged to consult instructors in each language to determine specific placement.
5 Exceptions: As specified in the individual course descriptions, courses that will not fulfill the Humanities requirements in General Education are ENG 1000, 1030, 1010, 2030, 3010; ENL 1990, 2000, 3440, 4900; ENW 2000, 3050, 3960, 3970, 4900; EUR 4500; PHI 1990, 2250, 2330, 2340, 2350, 2990, 3110, 3150, 3160, 3220, 3330, 3990, 4050, 4100, 4200, 4250, 4400, 4900, 4990.
6 Philosophy majors and minors must take PHI 1600 as part of the Humanities requirement.
7 Language majors must take at least one ENL course in literature, at the 2000 level or above.
8 Education students seeking K-12 or 7-12 licensure must take MTH 1080 if they have a score of 25 or above on the Math ACT test; otherwise, they must take MTH 1110 (College Algebra) to fulfill state licensure requirements.
9 Majors in the School of Religion will follow neither Path A nor Path B. Rather, they will take REL 1020, Introduction to Old Testament, followed immediately by REL 1250, Introduction to New Testament and Exegetical Methods, which is a non-General Education course. They will also take a 3000-level topical (Path B) Gen. Ed. REL course after accruing 60 credit hours.
10 Once a student has matriculated to Belmont, he or she may not take a lower-level Religion course at another institution and transfer this course in as Belmont 3000-level General Education course in Religion. A 3000-level (or above) course in Religion may, however, be taken elsewhere and transferred in for Belmont’s 3000-level Religion requirement after the student has acquired 45 credit hours toward his or her degree.
11 Education students seeking secondary or K-12 licensure should consult their advisors before taking courses to meet their Science requirements.
12 BIO 1010 is intended for most non-science majors. BIO 1110 is an introductory course for BIO majors, BIO minors, and pre-health students. CEM 1010 and PHY 1010 are intended for most non-science majors. CEM 1610 is the introductory course for chemistry majors, minors, and pre-health sciences. PHY 1100 is intended for those with interests in sound. PHY 1140 is intended for AET (Audio Engineering Technology) majors. PHY 1110 (trigonometry-based) and PHY 2110 (calculus-based) are introductory courses for science majors and pre-health students. CEM 1610, PHY 1110, and PHY 1120 have mathematics prerequisites. Students who apply PSY 1200 to the BELL Core may not use PSY 1100 for other science options in General Education.
13 Military science and/or marching band do not substitute.