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A&S Single Application of Credit & Exceptions

Excluding the exceptions explained in the Level of Study Requirement, hours at 2000-level or above, no course may satisfy more than one of the area requirements in foreign language, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, or the major requirement. For example, a philosophy major may not apply any courses in philosophy toward the humanities requirement.

Exceptions to the single application rule include:

  • MATH, PHIL, POLS, PSY courses that fulfill the Foundations Quantitative Reasoning can also be used to fulfill distribution areas.
  • Although in general, courses required for a major apply only to the major, capstone courses may fulfill both major and capstone requirements. When there are two majors, courses required for a second major may be used for the distribution requirements in the other major. Required courses from outside the major department (extra-departmental) will be counted toward the area requirements, except in the case of interdisciplinary majors (i.e., classics and world religions) where required courses normally may not be applied to the distribution areas.
  • Courses required for a minor will be counted toward the area requirements, except for non-Arts & Sciences minors.
  • For students majoring in foreign language, language courses at the beginning and intermediate levels (1110 - 2120) of that language may fulfill the language requirement since the major is defined as including language courses above the intermediate level only.
  • Junior-level Advanced Writing courses offered by departments within the College of Arts & Sciences apply to the distribution area requirements, except when they are required for the major (e.g., ENG 3070J or HIST 3111J).