2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Arts

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree emphasizes the fine arts, languages, literature, history, and the related social studies, and is often chosen as a pre-professional curriculum by those students who desire a general education, or for entrance into the world of law, the ministry or other professions.

The number of hours in the major, minor, and elective categories will vary depending on the major and minor selected. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours in courses numbered above 300.  A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence, with the last 10 hours of academic work completed at Northwest. A minimum total of 120 academic hours are required for this degree.

Approved majors for the Bachelor of Arts degree are listed in the departments.

B.A. Degree


The Northwest Core

44 to 47

Institutional Requirements


Specific Requirement: One Modern Language


Major, Major/Minor, or Major/Major Requirements

54 to 60

Electives and Other Departmental Requirements

0 to 9

Modern Language: Please see the “Language Requirement” statement within the Language, Literature, and Writing Department.

Total Credit Hours: 120