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Undergraduate studies

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Undergraduate programs at WOU maximize individual and professional development and support the advancement of knowledge for the public good. Study includes a general education program built around the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (LACC) where students have an opportunity to develop skills in essential areas such as writing, communication studies, mathematics and computer science, as well as familiarity with the humanities, social sciences, arts and natural sciences. In a personalized learning environment marked by small class sizes and caring faculty, students pursue concentrated study in their majors as well as electives in a wide variety of areas. Together these elements of a WOU education provide students with the foundations for productive careers, lifelong development and informed citizenship. See Institutional Aspirations for Learning.

Degree requirements

The LACC is the foundation for all undergraduate bachelor degree programs. In addition, most programs require completion of a major specialization and a minor concentration that complements the major. Courses completed as part of the major requirements may not also be used to fulfill minor requirements.

Students complete the 180 credit hours, including 62 upper-division credit hours, required for graduation by selecting electives that explore unique interests or permit greater study in a major or minor. Graduation requirements in mathematics, computer science, cultural diversity and writing intensiveness are also required and may be met within the LACC, major, minor, or elective areas.

Courses completed as part of the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and/or B.A./B.S./B.F.A./B.Mus. requirements may also be used to fulfill requirements within a student’s major or minor program (i.e., be double counted).

The typical degree program components are:

  • B.A./B.S./B.F.A./B.Mus. degree requirements (18-24 credits)
  • Academic major* (52-133 credits)
  • Academic minor* (15-33 credits)
  • Electives (variable)

* If a student chooses to complete two academic majors, no minor is required.

The typical education degree program components are:

  • Liberal Arts Core Curriculum (55 credits)
  • B.A./B.S. degree requirements (18-24 credits)
  • Teaching Authorization/Teaching major (52-73 credits)
  • Professional education core (48-50 credits)
  • Electives (variable)

The Bachelor of Music degree components are:

  • General education requirements (42 credits)
  • Academic major (120 credits)
  • Electives (18 credits)

The minimum number of credit hours required for a B.A./B.S./B.F.A./B.Mus. degree is 180.

Undergraduate degree chart with majors/minors and links to requirements

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