Both the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are primary university degrees earned in the American system of education. They provide the educational foundation necessary to meet the demands of contemporary society and introduce a range of ideas, including vocational and/or professional options.
The undergraduate degree (BA or BS) requires the successful completion of 128 credit hours of academic work (approx. 43 courses). Most courses are valued at 3 credit hours. A sequential degree is possible for students who have already completed a Bachelor's degree in one subject and wish to study for a Bachelor's degree in another subject. This requires the completion of only the requirements in the major (see the individual course requirements for further details).
All new students are required to complete the Global Citizenship Program as a part of their degree. The mission of the Global Citizenship Program is to ensure that every undergraduate emerges from Webster University with the core competencies required for responsible global citizenship in the 21st century.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Majors
Bachelor of Science (BS) Majors
A minor is comprised of six or seven courses (18-21 credit hours) in a department that is not the student's major department. For example, a student with a major in either business or management cannot complete a minor in either of these areas, but must choose another subject. For a minor, all courses must be completed at Webster University. See the links below or the course catalog for specific course requirements for minors which vary according to department. If a student has enough elective credit hours, it is possible to complete two minors, but neither may be in the major department. Students should consult their academic advisor concerning this aspect of the program.
Minors are available in all major areas plus:
- Political science
The Global Citizenship Program
The Global Citizenship Program is a set of undergraduate degree requirements and a general education program developed by Webster University faculty to help prepare students to confront global problems and 21st century challenges.
Certificates are available in the following subjects:
Those interested in taking their skills to the next level without committing to a full degree may be interested in our certificate programs. Webster Vienna offers certificate programs in: