Area of Concentration B.A.
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Requirements for the bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree from UMM consist of two parts: general education and the major. Students complete a major by fulfilling the requirements as specified in the UMM Catalog. Instead of a major, some students may choose to complete an area of concentration, which is an individualized, often interdisciplinary, group of courses that meets the requirement of study in depth of a specific field of knowledge. Prototypes for areas of concentration already given provisional approval by the dean--including actuarial science, American Indian studies, American studies, animal behavior, art therapy, biochemistry with forensics science, biology with forensics science, biostatistics, chemistry with forensics science, criminal justice, digital media studies, environmental studies, international studies, journalism, peace studies, and sports management--can be found online at www.morris.umn.edu/academic/areas Students must fill out appropriate forms and request approval.
This program is available:
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Students who wish to complete an area of concentration must have the program approved by appropriate faculty advisers, division chairpersons, and the vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean. Detailed procedures and forms are available from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean. Up to 4 credits of coursework with a grade of D or D+ may be used to meet the major requirements if offset by an equivalent number of higher grades. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Designing a major
Samples of areas of concentration are available on the Advising Web site and the Academic Affairs Web site.