University of Portland Bulletin 2021-2022

Bachelor of Arts

A bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree generally provides a comprehensive liberal arts education with a major in one or more specific areas. The B.A. degree provides the opportunity to develop breadth in the knowledge of arts, humanities, natural sciences, quantification and social and behavioral sciences with the outcomes of students effectively communicating, engaging with relevant metaphysical issues, exploring enduring questions through multiple disciplinary perspectives, and attaining an intermediate proficiency in language other than English. These outcomes are accomplished through completing the following requirements:

  • 15 credit hours of upper-division learning outside the primary major, 9 of which must come from at least three different college disciplines outside the primary major
  • At least one language course other than English and successful progression through at least the 202-level in French, German, or Spanish, or the 103/113-level in Chinese. Any exceptions to the language requirement must be approved by the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of International Languages and Cultures.
  • 3 credit hours from CST 107, ENG 107, or ENG 311
  • 3 credit hours from any one PHL 314, or PHL 330 - 340