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Degree Requirements

For detailed information about degree requirements, please see the current catalogue.

The Associate of Arts Degree

The requirements for the AA degree are the successful completion of 60 credits of course work, including:

Writing and Thinking Workshop 0 credits
Book One Program 0 credits
First-Year Seminar I and II 8 credits
Sophomore Seminar 4 credits
Cultural Perspectives 3 credits
Arts 3 credits
Mathematics 3 credits
Natural Science 3–4 credits
Foreign language 3–8 credits

AA candidates must earn at least 50 of the required 60 credits while enrolled at Simon’s Rock and must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Required courses in the core AA curriculum must receive a passing letter grade, and thus may not be taken under the pass/fail option.

The Bachelor of Arts Degree

The requirements for the BA degree are the successful completion of 120 credits of course work, including:

Simon’s Rock AA degree or its equivalent 60 credits
Moderation 0 credits
Concentration and Complement 32-48 credits
Four courses at the 300-level or above
(not including Senior Thesis)
16 credits
Tutorial, independent project, extended campus project, or course at Bard College or away during the junior year 3-4 credits
Senior Workshop 0 credits
Senior Thesis 8 credits

BA candidates must earn at least 60 of the required 120 credits while enrolled at Simon’s Rock, earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, and be in residence (i.e., full-time enrollment) during the senior year, excepting those in the Engineering Program.

Courses applied to the concentration and complement requirements and BA Seminars must receive a passing letter grade, and thus may not be taken under the pass/fail option.