BLS vs BA/BS

BLS vs BA/BS

What’s the difference?

Component

BA/BS

BLS

General Education Requirements
ALPA/ALPP

2 – One ALPA and

         One ALPP

2 – Two ALPA OR

         One ALPA and

         One ALPP

Human Experience & Society 2 2
Global Inquiry 1 1
Quantitative Reasoning 1 1
Natural Science A two course sequence within natural sciences. The first course must serve as a prerequisite to the second, and one must include a lab. Science course w/lab
Other math/science/logic Any math, science, computer, logic class
Language Competency through 202/205 level None – purely optional
Experiential Learning Faculty approved course or program None – students can select a program to complete, and some majors have EL courses built in.
Intensives
These are attributes attached to courses, not additional courses students are required to take. However, you must take the # indicated of each.
Speaking 2 1
Writing 4 3

 

BLS is a degree, not a major or a special program.

BLS students who have not declared a major will be advised by the BLS advisor, undeclared BA/BS students are advised in Academic Services. BLS students are no different than other students on campus, & can make use of all campus facilities, pursue any major, receive financial aid, do an internship, join clubs, & all do the other things college students do at UMW. To include living on campus & studying abroad.