2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Whitman Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements


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The B.S. degree, in any of the 9 areas available, requires at least 122 credits, distributed as indicated below. In addition, all students must complete two university-wide required courses: First-year Seminar (FYS 101 ) and a 3-credit IDEA course, as well as global diversity, community engagement, and internship requirements before graduating.

University-wide Requirements


All incoming and transfer students are required to take a 1-credit FYS 101  course and a 3-credit IDEA course that can be selected from an approved list .

Quantitative Skills


Total Credits: 13


Total Credits: 9


Total Credits: 9


Arts & Science Electives


  • 27 credits taken through any subject offered by the College of Arts & Sciences. IDEA courses offered in the College of Arts & Sciences can be taken to fulfill the 3-credit IDEA course requirement.

Total Credits: 27


Introductory Core


In addition to management coursework taken within other skills areas, students are required to complete the following coursework in the management core:

Major Field Specialization


  • All students, except those majoring in CPA accounting, take 15 credits in the major area beyond core requirements. Students must contact an academic advisor in the chosen major field to discuss specific requirements.

Total Credits: 15


Business Elective


  • A business elective is any upper-division course in the Whitman School that gives credit but is not used to fill requirements in other groups. This course cannot be from the student’s major area. IDEA courses offered in the Whitman School can be taken to fulfill the 3-credit IDEA course requirement.

Total Credits: 3


Free Electives


  • Students complete additional credits from any credit-bearing course with the following conditions: no more than 3 credits of physical education, health, or music ensemble may be used; and students may not take courses considered to have content that duplicates courses already taken. IDEA courses taken outside of the College of Arts & Sciences and the Whitman School can be taken to fulfill the 3-credit course requirement.

Total Credits: 11


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