All College of Liberal Arts students pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus) or Honors Bachelor of Arts (Artium Baccalaureus Honoris) degree. Requirements for these degrees are described in the below. Both degrees are designed to ensure that students develop strong foundational skills as they pursue a course of study that is appropriately broad, but with an area of specialization. Foundational skills-including expository writing, critical reading, quantitative reasoning, decision making and values, and oral communication-are taught and reinforced in courses across the curriculum. Breadth of knowledge and an understanding of diverse methods of academic inquiry are encouraged through the College’s other general education requirements. Specialization is emphasized within the College’s majors, minors, and practical concentrations. Students may also construct and seek approval for a self-designed major that integrates courses from multiple departments.
To be eligible for the Bachelor of Arts degree, a student must complete all published degree requirements, in addition to courses outlined in the major. A student may fulfill the requirements specified in this catalog or any subsequent catalogs maintained and updated regularly on the College’s web site, while the student is continuously enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts. However, a student who withdraws or is dismissed from Rollins may be required to follow any curricular policies in effect at the time of the return.
Statement of Responsibility
Students are responsible for knowing and meeting all degree requirements and academic regulations listed in the college catalog. Students should use Degree Works to assist with keeping informed about progress toward general education, major, minor, total credits and major/cumulative GPA requirements. Questions concerning degree requirements and academic regulations should be addressed to the academic advisor or registrar.
Dual Degree and Cooperative Programs
Students participating in a dual degree program may follow the degree requirements for the A.B. degree or A.B. Honors degree (if eligible).