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Hello, Arts & Sciences majors!  We’re glad that you’re approaching advising thoughtfully and seeking some resources to help your decision-making.  Below, you’ll find a variety of information that can help you navigate your way to a great schedule.  Read each form carefully and, as always, let us know if you have questions.  (402) 554-2458.  Also, if you need to make an appointment with us, you can schedule an appointment via our online scheduler: http://mavtrack.unomaha.edu


General Education Requirements

                   To graduate from UNO, all students must complete the UNO General Education Requirements.
                 To graduate from UNO with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must complete the UNO General Education Requirements AND the additional College of Arts & Sciences Requirements.
 

UNO General Education Requirements
(41 credits)

English Composition I -- ENGL 1150 (3)
English Composition II -- ENGL 1160/1164 (3)
Advanced Writing Requirement -- determined by chosen major (3)
Intermediate Algebra -- MATH 1310 (3)
Public Speaking -- SPCH 1110 (3)
Humanities & Fine Arts -- 9 credits from at least 2 disciplines
Social Sciences -- 9 credits from at least 2 disciplines
Natural & Physical Sciences -- 8 credits from 2 disciplines, including at least one lab
Diversity -- 6 credits (Global Diversity and U.S. Diversity)

There is a list of approved courses that meet these requirements. Many of these courses also count as Humanities & Fine Arts or Social Sciences requirements, so these 6 credits are not included towards the total of 41.

 
Additional College of Arts and Sciences Requirements
(12 credits for Bachelor of Science)
(28 credits for Bachelor of Arts)
Foreign Language -- 16 credits (B.A. students only)

This requirement is for students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree only. If you are pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree, there is no foreign language requirement. (However, B.S. students will have extra requirements as part of their major that make the total credits comparable with the B.A.)

This requirement can be waived if a student completed four years of a single foreign language in high school.
Quantitative Literacy -- 3 credits

This requirement is usually fulfilled by a course required by the major. If not, there is a list of approved courses that complete this requirement.
Humanities & Fine Arts -- 9 credits
  • HIST 1000 -- World Civilizations I is a required course.
  • HIST 1010 -- World Civilizations II is a required course.
  • 3 credits from 1 additional discipline not used for the UNO requirements.
Social Sciences -- 3 credits from 1 additional discipline not used for the UNO requirements.
Natural Sciences -- 3 credits from 1 additional discipline not used for the UNO requirements with one additional lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The University General Education requirements and College of Arts and Sciences requirements come from the same list of approved general education courses on this website.  Below, they have been combined into one easy-to-read document for College of Arts and Sciences students.

Arts and Sciences Students: The following document should be used along with the Arts and Sciences worksheet and Degree Works to help you track your progress toward graduation.



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Course Approval Form

If you’re pretty confident that you understand your curriculum and know exactly what you’d like to take, try using one of our course approval forms, and you can have a hold lifted without making an appointment.  Please fill in the form completely and carefully.  Course Approval forms can be turned in to the Arts and Sciences building room 240 during regular business hours.  (Course approval forms are intended to simply communicate the courses that you intend to take to your advisor, so that we can lift your hold and you can register.   They are NOT intended to be in lieu of advising.  You should still meet with your advisor regularly.)


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* Degree requirements may vary according to the semester students enter, re-enter, or transfer to UNO. The guides above are offered to assist you in planning your college career; however, please work closely with college and major advisors in selecting your courses.

For More Information For answers to individual questions, please contact one of the Academic Advisors in the Arts and Sciences Advising Center at (402) 554.2458.