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  • Bachelor of Arts Degree

    Students are to complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time they enroll at Ohio Dominican University unless they change their academic major. When students change their major, they must complete the degree requirements in the catalog in effect at the time of the major change.

    1. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework and other required activities.
    2. Attainment of an overall GPA of 2.000 or 2.500 depending on academic program.
    3. Attainment of a GPA of 2.000 or 2.500 in major and minor (if applicable) program requirements.  GPA required depends on major program.
    4. Complete an Application for Graduation according to the dates published in the Academic Calendar.  Application forms are available through ODU Online.
    5. Payment of all tuition, graduation fees, library fines, residence hall fines, and other financial obligations.
    6. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits of which at least 32 of the last 60 must be taken at Ohio Dominican University.
    7. Completion of at least 12 credits in the major and minor at Ohio Dominican University.
    8. Completion of the Core Curriculum Fundamentals, Core Seminars, Disciplinary Studies Requirements, and specific requirements of the major program.
    9. No more than eight semester credits of English as a Second Language may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs.
    10. No more than four physical education activity credits (PEH 100) may be counted toward graduation requirements under any of the bachelor degree programs.

    Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.):

    Course and Disciplines Credits
    ENG 110 - College Writing I 3
    ENG 111 - College Writing II 3
    MTH 121 - Math for the Liberal Arts or higher level math course; may be determined by major program 3
    Freshman Seminar - CORE: What is Human Nature?  3
    Sophomore Seminar - CORE: What is the Common Good?   (3)
    Junior Seminar - CORE: What is Justice?   (3)
    Senior Seminar - CORE: What Truths have we Learned?   (3)
    Either or both of the Sophomore and the Junior Seminars may satisfy area studies and/or major requirements. The Sophomore and Junior Seminars must be selected from different academic disciplines. The Senior Seminar is the capstone course for the major. Transfer students, readmitted students, and students changing major programs will enter the series of seminars at the appropriate tier based on the number of credits transferred or completed:

    Number of Transfer Credits      Seminar Entry Point
    17 or less Freshman
    18-49 Sophmore
    50 or more Junior

    Please refer to Core Seminars more information.
    Philosophy and Theology
    Six semester credits in philosophy and six semester credits in theology with at least one course in each area at the 200 level or higher. PHL 101 does not fulfill any part of the philosophy requirement in the core curriculum.
    Language Studies - Foreign language at the 111 level or above (3) 
    Art/Music/Theatre (3)

    History (3)

    Literature (3)


    Natural Science  3
    Social and Behavioral Science
    For students majoring in disciplines outside the social and behavioral sciences, courses must be selected from two different disciplines. Courses that fulfill this requirement are those courses offered in criminal justice, economics, geography, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. For students majoring in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as economics, courses must be selected from two different disciplines, which are not the discipline of the major.
    Within the core curriculum, three semester hours must address diversity, global or multicultural issues. See the course listings for the courses meeting this requirement. (3)
    Minimum major specific requirements
    See your program of interest for specific requirements