Letters, Arts, & Sciences, B.A. (LASAL)

Recommended Academic Plan

Freshman Year

Semester 1Credits
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition OR ENGL 030 GWS: Honors Freshman Composition3
Quantification GQ3
Humanities (GH)3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
First-Year Seminar (FYS)1
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)2
Total Credits15
Semester 2Credits
CAS 100 GWS: Effective Speech3
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
Arts (G)A3
Natural Sciences (GN)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)1
Total Credits17

Sophomore Year

Semester 3Credits
Quantification (GQ)3
Arts (GA)3
B.A. Foreign Language*4
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
Social Behavioral Sciences (GS)3
Total Credits16
Semester 4Credits
Natural Sciences GN3
B.A. Foreign Language*4
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
B.A. Knowledge Domain**3
Humanities (GH) or Elective3
Total Credits16

Junior Year

Semester 5Credits
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
LAS 400-level***3
B.A. Knowledge Domain or Elective3
B.A. Foreign Language*4
ENGL 202D GWS: Effective Writing: Business Writing3
Total Credits16
Semester 6Credits
LAS, Additional Selection or Core***3
LAS, 400-level***3
B.A. Other Cultures**3
B.A. Knowledge Domain**3
Electives3
Total Credits15

Senior Year

Semester 7Credits
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
LAS 400-level (may be capstone)***6
Electives6
Total Credits15
Semester 8Credits
LAS 400-level (may be capstone)***3
LAS Additional Selection or Core***3
Electives9
Total Credits15

Bold type indicates courses requiring a grade of C or higher.

Italics type indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold type indicate courses requiring a grade of C or higher that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy the University's United States and International Cultures requirements.  Students are required to complete 3 credits in each area, and often these courses can "double-count" with General Education selections, typically in the GA, GH, GS categories, or with major requirements.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the University's Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

FYS is the code used to designate courses that satisfy the First-Year Seminar requirement.  Note that students who began their studies Summer 2009 or later may not be required to complete a FYS course.  Check with your advisor for clarification.

Of the total credits taken, students must take one course with each of the following designations:
W: writing intensive; US and IL for International and US competency; S and IL: international and US competency

* 12th credit proficiency required

** Choose course(s) in consultation with advisor and from list at http://www.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/gened/bad.html.

*** Choose course(s) in consultation with advisor and according to Academic Plan. For examples of these courses, see the Course Matrix at www.altoona.psu.edu/academics/lasal_outcomes.php.


For more information:

Sandra Petrulionis
Dr. Sandra H. Petrulionis
Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies
Arts and Humanities

Office: 129 Misciagna Family Center for Performiing Arts
Phone: 814-949-5365
Email: @psu.edu
WWW: http://www.personal.psu.edu/shp2

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