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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

This degree indicates significant exploration and achievement in the liberal arts.

Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30-42 hours)

See General Education Requirements.

World Language Requirement (0-16 hours)

Completion of the 202 course or higher in any world language, including American Sign Language (ASL). This requirement may also be satisfied by passing the 202 examination or equivalent. Courses used to fulfill this requirement may be double counted with the University Program Group IV-B.

Specialized Studies

Major: Any major approved for offering on the Bachelor of Arts; see the Major Chart in this Bulletin.

Minor: Minors are optional, however certain majors require a particular minor or one chosen from a list of acceptable minors. See departments for major requirements.


The number of elective hours will vary depending upon the requirements for the major.

Minimum Total for Graduation: 120 hours

  • To graduate from CMU you must complete a minimum of 120 hours, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Please note: the combination of some majors and minors may require more than 120 hours for graduation.
  • Not all major/minor combinations are allowed. Please consult with a university advisor to confirm your choice.
  • No more than a total of 27 hours may be taken from the College of Business Administration and counted towards graduation. Courses with an ECO designator are excluded.
  • You should read the Requirements for Graduation in this Bulletin for a complete description.