College of Arts & Sciences

The following are the requirements for the core curriculum of the College of Arts and Sciences and courses and examinations that fulfill these requirements for students required to complete 120 credits to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University.

UNIVERSITY CORE (16 credits)

All students must demonstrate college-level competence in the following courses:

CORE 1001 University Life (1 credit)
CORE 1101The Journey of Transformation
CORE 2101Christianity and Culture in Dialogue
CORE 3101Engaging the World
ENGL 1201Core English I
ENGL 1202Core English II

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES CORE for B.S. Students (41-42 credits)

As of Fall 2009, all incoming freshmen and transfer students with 29 or fewer credits who are candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must demonstrate college-level competence in the following areas. The Core Curriculum is designed to provide Bachelor of Science students with a substantial liberal arts background while allowing students the freedom to pursue large and demanding technical majors.

A-1) All Students must take at least two mathematics courses at the level of MATH 1401 or higher, or one such mathematics course and one computer science course. Only one of MATH 1401/1501 can be used to satisfy this requirement.

CSAS 1113Computing for Science Majors
CSAS 1114Design of Programs I
MATH 1401Calculus I
MATH 1411Calculus II is no longer offered but may come in as an equivalency
MATH 1501Calculus I for the Mathemetical and Physical Sciences 
MATH 1511 Calculus II for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences
MATH 2111Statistics for Science Major

A-2) All students must take two courses designed for science majors, with laboratory. Only one of CHEM 1123/1107, and only one of PHYS 1701/1705, can be used to satisfy this requirement.

BIOL 1201
General Biology/Organism
BIOL 1202
General Biology/Cell
CHEM 1123/1125
General Chemistry I with Lab
CHEM 1124/1126
General Chemistry II with Lab
CHEM 1107
Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1108
Principles of Chemistry II
PHYS 1701
General Physics I
PHYS 1702
General Physics II
PHYS 1705
Principles of Physics I
PHYS 1706
Principles of Physics II
PHYS 1811
Principles Laboratory I**
PHYS 1812
Physics Laboratory II**
PHYS 1815
Physics Laboratory & Data Analysis I**
PHYS 1816
Physics Laboratory & Data Analysis II**

**Lab must be taken with appropriate lecture.

B. Oral Communication/Rhetoric (2 or 3 credits)

All Students must demonstrate competence in spoken communication.

C. Philosophy and Religion (6 credits)

Students must complete one course from each department. One course must be an Ethics course.

PHIL 1101Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1104Logic
PHIL 1105Ethics*
PHIL 1107 Self & Community: Philosophy in Theory & Practice I
PHIL 1108Self & Community: Philosophy in Theory & Practice II*
PHIL 1204Symbolic Logic
AFAM 2516
African Cultural Philosophy
RELS 1010Religious Dimension of Life
RELS 1102Introduction to the Bible
RELS 1103
Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
RELS 1104Introduction to the New Testament
RELS 1202Christian Belief & Thought
RELS 1302Introduction to Catholic Theology
RELS 1402
(ASIA 1101)
Religions of the World
RELS 1403
(ASIA 1403)
History of Asian Religious Reflections
RELS 1502Contemporary Moral Issues*
RELS 1503Christian Ethics*
RELS 1504Faith and Justice*
RELS 2261
(AFAM 2417)

The Black Church 

RELS 2411Jewish Beliefs and Practices
RELS 2415Introduction to Islam
RELS 2418
(ASIA 2118)
Buddhist World of Thought and Culture

* Ethics course

D. Historical/Aesthetics/Literature (6 credits)

Students must complete two of the following courses:

AFAM 1111Introduction to Africana Studies
AFAM 1201-1202
(HIST 1501-1502)
History of African Civilization I-II
AFAM 1213-1214
(HIST 2375-2376)
African American History I-II
AFAM 2411-2412 Early African American Literature/Modern African American Literature
ARTH 1101Art of the Western World
ARTH 2107 American Art
ASIA 1601-1602
(HIST 1601-1602)
History of Traditional Asia/History of Modern Asia
ASIA 2101-2102 Asian Literature in English Translation I-II
CAST 1001The Search for Human Fulfillment
CLAS 2302Greek and Roman Drama
CLAS 2325Epics of Greece and Rome 
CLAS 2326 Novels of Greece and Rome
CLAS 2303-2304 Politicians in Antiquity/Historians of Greece & Rome
ENGL 2101-2102 Great Books of the Western World I-II
ENGL 2103-2104American Literature I-II
HIST 1101-1102World History I-II
HIST 1201-1202Western Civilization I-II
HIST 1301-1302 American History I-II
HIST 1401-1402History of Latin America I-II
HIST 1501-1502History of African Civilization I-II
IDIS 1501-1502Peoples and Cultures of America I-II
IDIS 1101-1102Traditional Cultures of the Nonwestern World I-II
MUHI 1102Music & Civilization
MUHI 1108Music of America
PHIL 1102-1103Philosophy & the Classical Mind/Philosophy & the Modern Mind

E. Language/Multicultural (6 credits)

Based upon the results of the language placement test, students will complete one of the following two sets of options:
E-1) Complete one of the following two-course elementary language sequences:

ARAB 1011-1012Introductory Modern Arabic
CHIN 1102-1103
Elementary Chinese I-II
FREN 1001-1002Elementary French I-II
GERM 1001-1002 Elementary German I-II
GREK 1205-1206Elementary Greek I-II
ITAL 1001-1002Elementary Italian I-II
JAPN 1102-1103Elementary Japanese I-II
LATN 1101-1102Elementary Latin I-II
RUSS 1001-1002Elementary Russian I-II
SPAN 1001-1002Elementary Spanish I-I

E-2) Place into intermediate language or above, and take one of the following:
a) Complete a two-course intermediate language sequence from among those listed below:

ARAB 2101-2102
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic I-II
CHIN 2101 -2102
Intermediate Chinese I-II
FILI 2011-2012
Intermediate Filipino I-II
FREN 2001-2002
Intermediate French I-II
GERM 2001-2002
Intermediate German I-II
GREK 2205-2206
(CAST 2205-2206)
Intermediate Greek I-II
GREK 2207-2208
(CAST 2207-2208)
New Testament Greek I-II
ITAL 2001-2002
Intermediate Italian I-II
JAPN 2101-2102
Intermediate Japanese I-II
LATN 2101-2102
Intermediate Latin I-II
PORT 2103-2104
Portuguese for Luso-Brazilians I-II
RUSS 2001-2002
Intermediate Russian I-II
SPAN 1003Accelerated Elementary Spanish I-II (6 credit course) 
SPAN 2001-2002
Intermediate Spanish I-II
SPAN 2003
Accelerated Intermediate Spanish I-II (6 credit course)
SPAN 2103-2104
Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I-II

b) Complete two additional courses from among those eligible for requirements found in C. Philosophy or Religion, or D. Historical/Aesthetic/Literature in this B.S. Core Curriculum,


c) Complete two advanced language courses (courses taught in a foreign language), with Intermediate Language II as a prerequisite, and counting toward a major in the given language.

F. Social Science (6 credits)

Students must complete two courses. Courses must be from different departments.

ANTH 1201Physical Anthropology
ANTH 1202Cultural Anthropology
ARCH 1001
(IDIS 1201)
Archaeology for Liberal Arts
ECON 1402 Principles of Economics I*
ECON 1403Principles of Economics II*
ECON 1411Introduction to Economics
POLS 1211United States Politics
POLS 1401Western Political Thought
POLS 1611Comparative Politics
POLS 1711International Relations
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1101 Understanding Society
SOCI 2601 Social Problems
SOCI 2701Social Change
SOWK 1111Introduction to Social Work
SOWK 2201 Social Problems and Programs
SOWK 2301Social Policy Analysis

* Both ECON 1402 and 1403 must be taken to count for 3 credits in this section.

  Total: 57-58 credits

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