6: College of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Academic Information | Departments and Programs | Faculty

1998-1999 College of Arts and Sciences Calendar | Students' Records

General Information

The College of Arts and Sciences offers an education in the liberal arts leading to the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and Bachelor of Science in Physics. The requirements for these degrees introduce students to a broad spectrum of knowledge and are intended to allow them to develop the skills and habits of learning, disciplined thinking, and articulate expression. Students are offered considerable latitude in, and responsibility for, shaping their own programs of study.

A degree program must be completed in four academic years and, under certain conditions, can be completed in three. The first two years are intended to be spent in developing the knowledge and skills associated with a broad range of basic academic disciplines, including natural science, history and social science, the humanities, foreign language, English composition, mathematics and fine arts. In the third and fourth years, students are expected to continue at a more advanced level in several of these fields and to concentrate in one of them (the major subject). Twelve or more transfer credits awarded in a single semester for work at another institution will constitute one of the eight semesters allotted for full-time registration in the College. Students with more than 24 credits of dual enrollment credits from secondary school will be considered transfer students with six semesters of full-time enrollment in which to complete their degree requirements.

The minimum residence requirement for a degree is two academic years. The last year of candidacy must be spent in this University, and courses offered in the major for the degree must be completed in residence unless written exception is made by the Dean of the College in consultation with the department or interdepartmental program concerned.

For graduation from the College the candidate must have satisfied the area requirements given below and a plan of major study. In addition, the candidate must have passed and offer for a degree a minimum of 120 credits of approved courses, of which at least 96 must be passed on a graded (A-B-C-D) basis. Among the 120 credits must be at least 102 College or College-equivalent credits. A candidate must have made a grade point average of at least 2.0 on all graded courses taken in the College or elsewhere in the University and offered for a degree. A student who has received a baccalaureate degree cannot submit any courses offered for that degree toward another degree in the University. Students are subject to the area requirements in effect during the academic year when they first enter the University. Students are subject to the requirements for the major in effect during the semester in which they declare the major.

The College of Arts and Sciences
Garrett Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(804) 924-3351

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