At the outset, the College conferred the degrees of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Just as today, the degrees required130 semester hours. According to the 1959-60 College Catalogue, at the end of the Freshman Year students chose a field of concentration. The major field of study for a B.A. degree was English, History or Languages. The major field of study for the B.S. degree was Biology, Chemistry or Education. What we now know as the core curriculum, the 1959-60 Catalogue referred to as Prescribed Courses. All students were required to take the Prescribed courses.
Submitted by: A. Schwelm, Assistant Library Director