CLAS Residence Requirement

To earn a degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, students must satisfy the CLAS residence requirement by earning a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit from courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

All CLAS students in any major offered by CLAS must complete the 30 semester hour CLAS residence requirement. Students in the Interdepartmental Studies major, although possibly taking courses for the major outside of the College, must also fulfill this requirement.

Note: Courses offered by the Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Economics, Elementary Education, and Science Education are not offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences but by the Colleges of Medicine, Business, and Education. Courses offered by these departments do not count for the CLAS residence requirement. If a student, however, earns a major or a minor from one of these departments, the credit hours of the courses in the department of that major or minor will be counted toward the CLAS residence requirement. This exception is permitted since CLAS confers the undergraduate degrees from these departments.