College of Arts and Sciences


Bachelor of Arts

The curriculum for the B.A. degree introduces the student to a variety of subjects that provide the fundamentals of a liberal education; enable the student to make an intelligent choice of a subsequent field of concentration; aid the student in securing adequate preparation for advanced work; and provide for some degree of specialization in the junior and senior years.

Specific Requirements

In addition to the general requirements for all degrees in the university, candidates for the B.A. degree must complete Groups I-V of the distribution requirements. Students may elect to follow the requirements currently in effect or the requirements that were in effect when they matriculated.

Typically, a class may be attributed towards satisfying a requirement within only one Group. For instance, a student may complete a mathematics course and use that to satisfy a requirement within Group I, within Group IIIA, or within Group V, but the student cannot use that one class to satisfy all three. Exceptions to this policy are noted when applicable.

College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts Areas

The College of Arts and Sciences at IU Northwest offers instruction leading to degrees in the following majors:

  • Afro-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • Fine Arts
  • French
  • Geology
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theatre

Courses are offered in the following disciplines, some of which have programs that can lead to minors:

  • Astronomy
  • Canadian Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • German
  • Journalism
  • Latino Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Telecommunications
  • Women's and Gender Studies


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