College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts offers programs of study leading to the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of music, and bachelor of fine arts (not available to freshman) The college’s programs and degree requirements ensure both a broad liberal education and intensive specialization in a major field. Opportunities also exist for combined courses of study. Students may also combine a major with the International Affairs dual major. (Consult with an IA advisor at June Orientation.)

Bachelor of Arts

Anthropology
Art: Art History
Art: Studio Art
Classics
Communication
English
English: Literature
English Teaching
English/ Journalism
European Cultural Studies
French
French Studies
Geography
German
Greek
History
Humanities
Justice Studies
Latin
Linguistics
Music Education &
Music Pre-Teaching
Music Liberal Studies,
Composition and Theory
Music Performance
Music Pre-Teaching
Neuroscience & Behavior
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre & Dance
Women's Studies

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bachelor of Music: Music Education, Performance, and Theory

 

Advising for First Year English, Psychology, and Undeclared Majors

First-year students admitted in English and Psychology are provisionally declared majors and are advised by the faculty and staff of the University Advising and Career Center. The “provisional” status ends after satisfactory completion of prerequisites established by each of these majors. You will learn about these prerequisites at June orientation.

As an undeclared student in the College of Liberal Arts, you will have the opportunity to explore your interests and develop new ones over the next year. Faculty and staff in the University Advising and Career Center in Hood House will advise you until you declare a major. (You must declare a major by the end of your sophomore year.) You should work closely with your adviser to develop an academic plan leading to a major.

 

Choosing First-Semester Courses

A normal course load is 16 credits or four 4-credit courses. First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and/or 500s. Your courses will include one or which will meet University Discovery Program (core university curriculum) and writing requirment as well as courses in your major or, if undeclared, courses to explore majors. An academic advisor will help you select these courses.

First Year Writing (English 401) is required of all first-year students (unless you receive AP English credit). Potential English Department, majors should take the course first semester.

Courses in other colleges are open to you to choose from; you do not have to restrict yourself to Liberal Arts courses.

All B.A. degree candidates must complete their foreign language proficiency/requirement by the end of their sophomore year of study. The language requirement for bachelor of arts students may be met by (a) two semesters (401 and 402) of a language not formerly studied or studied for less than two years; (b) one semester at a 500 level (for example 503 or above), of a language formerly studied for two or more years; (c) where available, 403-503, for those students ineligible for 401-402 but not placing into 503 (d) an appropriate score on the SAT II language test; or (e) advanced placement language credit equal to the intermediate level (503) or higher.  

For those taking French or Spanish this fall, you must complete an online placement test before your June orientation. Your advisor will have your test result at June orientation.

Go to www.unh.edu/languages/placement


RECOMMENDED FIRST-SEMESTER COURSES BY MAJORS 

Anthropology
ANTH 411, 412 or 415

The Arts–Art History
ARTS 480
ARTS 532

The Arts Studio
ARTS 480
ARTS 532

Classics
GREK or LATN, each according to eligibility** and any Classics course (CLAS) at the 400 or 500 level

Communication
CMN 455, 456, or 457

Education (elementary and secondary)
During the second year, students investigating a career in teaching should take EDUC 500/Exploring Teaching. This is a required introductory course for most teacher education programs. For more information, consult the Undergraduate Catalog section on Education and see the education department’s teacher education coordinator, in Morrill Hall.

English
ENGL 401; English majors should take 401 first semester, 419 second semester. Students interested in a program in writing should take 401 first semester, 501 or 419 second semester.

English/Journalism
ENGL 401 first semester, ENGL 501 second semester

English Literature
ENGL 401 first semester, ENGL 419 second semester

English Teaching
ENGL 401 first semester, 419 second semester

European Cultural Studies
ECS 400 Europe (LLC 440), ECS 500 pro-seminar HUMA 700; foreign language according to eligibility, and one of the following: ARTS 580, 581, HIST 435, 436, or MUSI 402

French
FREN according to eligibility**

French Studies
FREN according to eligibility**

Geography
GEOG 401, 402, or 473

German
GERM according to eligibility** and GERM 525

Greek
GREK according to eligibility**, and any Classics course (CLAS) at the 400 or 500 level

History
Any 400-level history course

Humanities
HUMA 401, and/or  HUMA 510-515 sequence

Justice Studies
JUST 401

Latin
LATN according to eligibility** and any Classics course (CLAS) at the 400 or 500 level

Linguistics
LING 405, also LING 444 when offered

Music Education
MUSI 471, 473, and 475†**, MUED 745 or MUED 751, 1 credit from MUSI 441-460, and 1 credit from MUSI 541-564.

Music Liberal Studies and Theory
Music 471, 473, and 475†**, 1 credit from MUSI 441-460, and/or 1 credit from MUSI 541-564.

Music Performance
MUSI 471, 473, and MUSI 475†** 1 credit from MUSI 441-460, and 2 credits (BA) or 3 credits (BM) from MUSI 541-564.

Neurosicence and Behavior                 

BIOL 411, CHEM 403, NSB 400

Philosophy
Any 400-level philosophy course or PHIL 570

Political Science
POLT 401, 402, or 403

Prelaw++
Students may major in any UNH program. See below for more information.

Premedical and Predental Program +++
Students may major in any UNH program but should take specific courses (see below)

Psychology
PSYC 401

Russian
RUSS according to eligibility

Sociology
SOC 400, 502, or any 400 or 500 level Sociology course

Spanish
SPAN according to eligibility** and SPAN 525 or 526

Theatre and Dance
Theatre: Two courses from THDA 436, 459, 460, 462, 463, 551,
Dance: For Dance concentration, students must consult department for appropriate placement.

Undeclared
Pick an option, reflecting your academic goals and interests.
• Fine and Performing Arts (Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Dance)
• Humanities (Classics, Humanities, Philosophy) •Explorations in the Languages and World Cultures (French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian, Spanish)
• English (Literature, Writing, English Teaching, Journalism, and Linguistics)
• Social Sciences (Anthropology, Communication, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women’s Studies)
• Biology and Natural Resources
• Business and Management
• Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science
• Health and Human Services


Women’s Studies
WS 401, 405, or 444

** Appropriate placement will be determined with an adviser at Orientation.

Course (or alternative when one is offered) mandatory in the first semester of the first year to obtain a degree with this major in the usual four academic years

 ++ Prelaw Program  Hood 102

Students may major in any UNH program.  They work under the guidance the faculty PreLaw Advisory Committee to select appropriate courses to prepare for admission to, and success in, law school. The committee also provides assistance with the law school admissions process. Students may register with the Prelaw Advisory Committee at June Orientation or by contacting the University Advising and Career Center. 

+++ Pre-Professional Health Advising Program (Premedical and Predental)  Hood 102 
Students may major in any UNH program but must include at least one of the following courses, if possible: CHEM 403 (if non-chemistry major, consult with prehealth professions adviser before registering for 405) or BIOL 411. Consult with an adviser at Orientation to determine other appropriate first-semester course work. No course prerequisite to medical or dental school should be taken pass/fail or through AP.

 

Useful Links for Course Planning

College of Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Catalog

Discovery Program Requirements

Discovery Program Courses

Writing Requirement

Course Descriptions

Online French and Spanish Placement Test to be completed before June orientation