Degree Requirements

To earn a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences there are four sets of requirements you must fulfill. They are:

UK Core

Requirements each undergraduate student at UK must complete to earn any degree. A description of each component of UK Core and courses are found in the UK Bulletin online.  The Old USP (University Studies Program) requirements can be found here.

University Graduation Requirements

UK has four graduation requirements that must be satisfied to earn your degree. These are the basic skills mathematics requirement, second tier writing requirement, residence requirement, and the graduation application requirement. A description of each component of Graduation Requirements is found in the UK Bulletin online.

College of Arts & Sciences requirements (A&S)

Each college within the university has its own set of requirements. A&S course requirements include foreign language, natural science, social science, humanities, lab/field work, and electives. There are also 'hour' requirements - total earned hours, elective hours, A&S hours, and either upper division or science/math hours.

Major Requirements

Each major in Arts & Sciences has its own requirements which must include at least 42 hours of 200+ level work, with at least 24 of these hours at the 300+ level.

All of your degree requirements can be viewed in myUKGPS.

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