Featured Courses: 6 Hours
- GND 1015, First-Year Seminar 3 Hours
- XXX 3015, Junior Cornerstone Seminar 0 Hours
Students must take a “3015” course to satisfy this requirement. The hours for the Junior Cornerstone (JCS) may count below in V-VI or VIII-XI depending on its prefix. In the unlikely event that students take additional JSC courses, they may be applied below in V or VI-XI. JCS credits may not count in major or minor.
- XXX 4015 or GND 4015, Senior Capstone Seminar 3 Hours
- Linked Cohort Courses, 1000- and/or 2000-level 0 Hours
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 0 Hours
Experiential Learning (EL), 2 courses 0 Hours
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.”
Oral Communication: 3 Hours
Written Communication: 6 Hours
Fine Arts: 3 Hours
Education majors completing a Pre-K-4 or a 5-8 license, and students must take MUH 2140 (4 hrs)–or, alternatively, MUH 2160 (2 hrs) + ART 2160 –for the Fine Arts requirement.
Humanities: 3-4 Hours
First semester studies in a foreign language (e.g. XXX 1010), will fulfill the Humanities requirement in Gen. Ed. only if the second semester of the same language (e.g. XXX 1020) is successfully completed.
Select one course from the following prefixes:
- CLA, ENL, ENW, EUR, HUM, PHI, CHN, FRE, GER, GRK, ITL, JPN, LAT, RUS, and SPA 2, 3
(ENG 1050 and ASN 2000 will also count in this category. See footnote 3)
Mathematics: 3 Hours
Select one of the following courses: 4
Religion: 6 Hours
Six hours must be done in the same path. Choose six hours from path “a” or six hours from path “b”: 5
Plus one of the following courses:
Plus one of the following courses:
Sciences: 4 Hours
Select one of the following courses: 6,7
Choose one of the following courses:
Wellness: 3 Hours
Students who have successfully completed 5 semesters of ROTC may petition the chair of the Department of Sport Science for waiver of the Wellness requirement.
plus one of the following courses:
Elective in General Education: 3 Hours
Select three hours of coursework from any of the General Education disciplinary areas as identified in the BFA degree.
Total: 43-44 Hours
2 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.
3 Exceptions:1) ENG 1050 and ASN 2000 will count as a Humanities credit. 2) These individual courses will not fulfill the Humanities requirements in General Education: ENG 1000, 1030, 1010, 2030, 3010; ENL 1990, 2000, 3440, 4900; ENW 2000, 3050, 3960, 3970, 4010, 4900; EUR 4500; PHI 1540, 2330, 2340, 2350, 2360, 3150, 3160, 3240, 3430, 4110, 4120, 4130, 4140, 4150, 4200. (The following PHI will meet the Gen Ed Humanities requirement: PHI 1510 , PHI 1520 , PHI 1600 , PHI 2250 , PHI 2310 , PHI 2380 , PHI 3110 , PHI 3200 , PHI 3260 , 1950, PHI 2950 , PHI 3950 ).
4 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. For K-12 and 7-12 Licensure students, MTH 1110 is approved to meet a General Education requirement for Mathematics for those students who do not qualify to take MTH 1080 .
5 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.
6 BIO 1010 is intended for most non-science majors. BIO 1010 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 , & PHY 1120 have mathematics prerequisites.
7 Education students seeking secondary or K-12 licensure should consult their advisors before taking courses to meet their Science requirements.
10 Marching band do not substitute.