Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Students on Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022 requirements SLHSBS
Requirements
The major requires at least 31 credit hours (55 credit hours with the Addenda Requirements), including the requirements listed below.
 Gateway. One (1) of the following options:
 SLHSS 104 Human Communication and Its Disorders
 Both of the following:
 SLHSS 106 Hearing Science: An Overview
 SLHSS 108 Speech and Language Sciences: An Overview
SLHSS 104 Human Communication and Its Disorders
 Credits
 4
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduces the scientific foundation of human communication. Mechanisms underlying speaking and listening provide a framework for exploring core topics in speech, language, and hearing sciences. Emphasis given to solving scientific and clinical problems, including how to develop and test hypotheses, analyze data, and investigate how disease and injury affect communication systems.
SLHSS 106 Hearing Science: An Overview
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to hearing science and how it is applied toward the evaluation and treatment of clinical problems.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 106 or SPHSS 106.
SLHSS 108 Speech and Language Sciences: An Overview
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to the development and use of speech and language across the lifespan and to the scientific foundations of typical spoken communication. Surveys the application of speech and language sciences to the understanding of some common disorders of speech and language.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 108 or SPHSS 108.
 Core.
 Introduction to Phonetics. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 111 Introduction to Phonetics for Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
SLHSS 111 Introduction to Phonetics for Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Provides an introduction to the sounds of human language and the skills needed to describe speech sounds in the articulatory and acoustic domains and transcribe speech using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), including both broad and narrow transcription.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 111 or SPHSS 111.
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 Speech Anatomy and Physiology. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
SLHSS 201 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Covers anatomy and physiology of the speech mechanism; contemporary views of speech physiology; subsystems of the speech mechanism  respiratory, laryngeal, and supraglottal  integrated with a model of speech production. Includes laboratory experiences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 201 and SPHSS 201.
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 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging
SLHSS 307 Cognitive and Communicative Aspects of Aging
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 SLHSS 104, SLHSS 108, or SPHSS 108; and SLHSS 201, SPHSS 201, or ANATA 215
 Description
 Review of cognitive and communicative changes associated with normal aging as well as with diseases and conditions that are prevalent in the aging population. Includes discussion of methodological issues in research on aging as well as principles for maximizing communication with the elderly population.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 307 or SPHSS 307.
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 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 311 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
 PSYP 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology with departmental approval
SLHSS 311 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 PSYK 300 or STATS 303
 Description
 Introduction to research methodology in speech and hearing science, both basic and applied. Focuses on basic designs, analyses, and how research informs clinical practice. Course includes discussion of ethics, evaluation of research, and scientific writing.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 311 or SPHSS 311.
PSYP 211 Methods of Experimental Psychology
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 PSYP 101 or PSYP 155
 Description
 Design and execution of simple experiments, treatment of results, search of the literature, and preparation of experimental reports.
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 Childhood Language. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 333 Childhood Language
SLHSS 333 Childhood Language
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least sophomore standing
 Description
 Develops knowledge of how language is acquired by young children, examines data on what young infants and young children know about language at different ages, and considers the kinds of theories that may explain this data.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 333 or SPHSS 333.
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 Speech Science. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 350 Speech Science
SLHSS 350 Speech Science
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least sophomore standing; and SLHSS 104, SLHSS 108, or SPHSS 108; and SLHSS 201 or SPHSS 201
 Description
 Provides an overview of speech production, including acoustics and physiology, as well as speech perception. The focus is on nondisordered speech in adults with some coverage of development as warranted.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 350 or SPHSS 350.
 Hearing Science. One (1) course:
 SLHSS 375 Hearing Science
SLHSS 375 Hearing Science
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least sophomore standing; and SLHSS 104, SLHSS 106, or SPHSS 106
 Description
 Provides an indepth study of hearing in the normal auditory system. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the ear, anatomy and physiology of the auditory brain, and auditory perception and psychophysics.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of SLHSS 375 or SPHSS 375.
 Introduction to Phonetics. One (1) course:
 Advanced. Two (2) courses (selecting a different topic of the same course will not fulfill this requirement):
 SLHSS 423 Topical Seminar in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 SLHSS 425 Topical Seminar in Speech Science
 SLHSS 427 Topical Seminar in Language Sciences
 SLHSS 429 Topical Seminar in Hearing Science
 SLHSS 470 Assessment and Treatment of Hearing Loss
SLHSS 423 Topical Seminar in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing
 Description
 Indepth study of specific topics in speech science, language science, and hearing science. Topics vary by semester.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours.
SLHSS 425 Topical Seminar in Speech Science
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; and SLHSS 350 or SPHSS 350
 Description
 Indepth study of specific topics in speech science. Topics vary by semester.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of 9 credit hours in SLHSS 425 and SPHSS 425.
SLHSS 427 Topical Seminar in Language Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; and SLHSS 333 or SPHSS 333
 Description
 Indepth study of specific topics in language science. Topics vary by semester.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours in SLHSS 427 or SPHSS 427.
SLHSS 429 Topical Seminar in Hearing Science
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; and SLHSS 375 or SPHSS 375
 Description
 Indepth study of specific topics in hearing science. Topics vary by semester.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credit hours in SLHSS 429 and SPHSS 429.
SLHSS 470 Assessment and Treatment of Hearing Loss
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 At least junior standing; and SLHSS 375 or SPHSS 375
 Description
 Covers basic acoustics, anatomy and physiology of the auditory system with a focus on the applied principles of audiologic evaluation, management, and (re)habilitation options for adult and pediatric populations. It is geared toward upperlevel undergraduate students majoring in speech, language, and hearing sciences.
 Addenda requirements*.
 Psychology. One (1) course:
 COGSQ 101 Introduction to Cognitive Science
 PSYP 101 Introductory Psychology I
 PSYP 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
COGSQ 101 Introduction to Cognitive Science
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to the study of the human mind and intelligent systems using an integrative approach. Explores the nature of intelligence through simulations, robots, human experiments and philosophical inquiry. Topics include perception, consciousness, mental representations, and models of cognition and brain anatomy as each relates to cognition. Provides an overview for those students considering a major in Cognitive Science or a related field.
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PSYP 101 Introductory Psychology I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to psychology; its methods, data, and theoretical interpretations in areas of learning, sensory psychology, and psychophysiology.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of PSYP 101, PSYB 105, PSYP 106, PSYP 151, or PSYP 155.
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PSYP 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 An introduction to psychological and brain sciences for psychology majors. Introduces students to the history of psychology and its place in science, to the experimental method, and to the broad range of topics studied by psychological scientists.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of PSYP 101, PSYP 106, PSYP 151, or PSYP 155.
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 Linguistics. One (1) course:
 LINGL 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
 LINGL 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
LINGL 103 Introduction to the Study of Language
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 A survey of perspectives on language, covering topics such as the relation between the form of words and sentences and their meanings, the sounds of languages and their dialect variations, the use of language in daily life, language in humans and animals, and the relationship between language and thought.
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LINGL 203 Introduction to Linguistic Analysis
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Introduction to basic concepts of linguistic analysis, exemplifying the general principles of structural approaches to the modeling of language. Focus on, and application of, analytical methods applied in phonetics/phonology and morphology/syntax.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of LINGL 203 or LINGL 303.
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 Statistics. One (1) course:
 STATS 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
 PSYK 300 Statistical Techniques
STATS 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: Mastery of high school algebra; or MATHM 014
 Description
 Introduction to methods for analyzing data arising in the life sciences, designed for biology, human biology, and premedical students. Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, probability models, fundamental principles of estimation and hypothesis testing, inferences about means, correlation, linear regression.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of ANTHA 306, CJUSK 300, ECONE 370, ECONS 370, MATHK 300, MATHK 310, POLSY 395, PSYK 300, PSYK 310, SOCS 371, SPEAK 300, SPHQ 381, STATK 310, STATS 300, STATS 301, or STATS 303.
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PSYK 300 Statistical Techniques
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 One of MATHM 106, MATHM 118, MATHM 119, MATHM 211, MATHM 212, MATHS 211, MATHS 212, MATHV 118, or, MATHV 119
 Description
 Introduction to statistics; nature of statistical data; ordering and manipulation of data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; elementary probability. Concepts of statistical inference and decision: estimation and hypothesis testing. Special topics include regression and correlation, analysis of variance, nonparametric methods.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of ANTHA 306, CJUSK 300, ECONE 370, ECONS 370, MATHK 300, MATHK 310, POLSY 395, PSYK 300, PSYK 310, SOCS 371, SPEAK 300, SPHQ 381, STATK 310, STATS 300, STATS 301, or STATS 303.
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 Biology. One (1) course:
 3 credit hours in biology
 ANATA 225 Human Anatomy
 MSCIM 115 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
 PHSLP 225 Human Physiology
ANATA 225 Human Anatomy
 Description
 This course presents a systemic approach to studying the human body. Students learn the gross and microscopic anatomy of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive. The lab component is facetoface only and reinforces lecture using models, slides, bones, and cadaver demonstration.
 Additional information
 Credit hour, prerequisite, and other information cannot be displayed for this course. If this is a course outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, please see the appropriate school's bulletin for additional information.
MSCIM 115 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
 Description
 This one semester lecturebased course examines the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells, and tissues. The primary focus of the course is the study of organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. The course includes an introduction to common human disease processes.
 Additional information
 Credit hour, prerequisite, and other information cannot be displayed for this course. If this is a course outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, please see the appropriate school's bulletin for additional information.
PHSLP 225 Human Physiology
 Description
 Functional aspects of cells, tissues, organs, and systems in the mammalian organism. Lab instruction will be completed in a facetoface format.
 Additional information
 Credit hour, prerequisite, and other information cannot be displayed for this course. If this is a course outside of the College of Arts and Sciences, please see the appropriate school's bulletin for additional information.
 Physics. One (1) course:
 PHYSP 105 Basic Physics of Sound
PHYSP 105 Basic Physics of Sound
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Description
 Physical principles involved in the description, generation, and reproduction of sound. Topics include physics of vibrations and waves, propagation, Fourier decomposition of complex wave forms, harmonic spectra, standing waves and resonance, sound loudness and decibels, room acoustics, analog/digital recording/ reproduction. For interested students, PHYSP 109 is an optional companion laboratory course.
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 Mathematics.
 One (1) course:
 Both of the following:
 MATHD 116 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I
 MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
MATHD 116 Introduction to Finite Mathematics I
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 Mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an ALEKS score of 40 or higher; or MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111.
 Description
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence that covers sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values, linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
MATHD 117 Introduction to Finite Mathematics II
 Credits
 2
 Prerequisites
 MATHD 116 or consent of the department
 Notes
 MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 is a twocourse sequence
 Description
 Topics for the course are taken from MATHM 118. Credit for the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in Mathematical Modeling or the College's N&M Breadth of Inquiry requirement will be given only upon completion of both MATHD 116 and MATHD 117 with a passing grade.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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MATHM 118 Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, including random variables and expected values. Linear systems, matrices, linear programming, and applications.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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MATHS 118 Honors Finite Mathematics
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 Hutton Honors College membership
 Notes
 R: To be successful students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Designed for students of outstanding ability in mathematics. Covers all material of MATHM 118 and additional topics from statistics and game theory. Computers may be used in this course, but no previous experience is assumed.
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MATHV 118 Finite Mathematics with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 014, MATHM 018, or MATHJ 111
 Description
 Sets, counting, basic probability, linear modelling, and other discrete topics. Applications to various areas depending on topic. Possibilities include social and biological sciences and consumer mathematics.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHA 118, MATHM 118, MATHS 118, MATHV 118; or MATHD 116 and MATHD 117.
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 Both of the following:
 One (1) course:
 MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 MATHM 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
 Any MATHM 200–299
 Any MATHM 300–399
 Any MATHM 400–499
MATHJ 113 Introduction to Calculus with Applications
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHJ 112 with a grade of C or higher; or consent of department
 Notes
 For Groups students only. MATHJ 113 can count toward the College of Arts and Sciences Foundations requirement in mathematical modeling and the College of Arts and Sciences natural and mathematical sciences Breadth of Inquiry requirement for Groups studentsï»¿
 Description
 A survey of calculus.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 None
 Notes
 R: To be successful, students will demonstrate mastery of two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, and precalculus as indicated by an appropriate ALEKS score or completion of MATHM 025 or MATHM 027
 Description
 Introduction to calculus. Primarily for students from business and the social sciences.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHJ 113, MATHM 119, MATHV 119, MATHM 211, or MATHS 211.
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MATHM 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
 Credits
 3
 Prerequisites
 MATHM 119 or MATHV 119
 Description
 A continuation of MATHM 119 covering topics in elementary differential equations, calculus of functions of several variables and infinite series. Intended for nonphysical science students.
 Repeatability
 Credit given for only one of MATHM 120 or MATHM 212.
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 Six (6) additional credit hours in mathematics
 One (1) course:
 Psychology. One (1) course:
 Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
 Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C is earned—is required.
 Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
 Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
 Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
Notes
Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
SLHS
subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent  Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
 Any course directed to a nonAddenda requirement through an approved exception
 Any course at the 100–499 level with the
Exclusions
The following courses cannot be applied toward major requirements:
 Any SLHSA 100–499
 SLHSX 471 Undergraduate Teaching Internship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
SLHSX 471 Undergraduate Teaching Internship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 1–2 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 Senior standing, with priority given to SLHS majors; overall GPA of 3.500; and consent of instructor
 Description
 Student interns assist in classrooms and participate in weekly seminars that include discussion of both theoretical and practical aspects of the teaching mission at Indiana University.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours in SLHSX471 and SPHSX 471.
 Grading
 S/F grading.
Restrictions
The following restrictions apply to the minimum credit hours required in the major:
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours:
 SLHSX 490 Readings in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 SLHSX 498 Research in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
SLHSX 490 Readings in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 1–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 Consent of instructor
 Description
 Individual study in an area of speech, language, and hearing sciences under the guidance of faculty member.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours in SLHSX 490 and SPHSX 490.
SLHSX 498 Research in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
 Credits
 0–3 credit hours
 Prerequisites
 Consent of supervising instructor and chair
 Description
 Supervised research in an area of speech, language and hearing sciences. A formal research paper or project is required.
 Repeatability
 May be repeated up to 6 times for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
This program of study cannot be combined with the following:
 Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHSBA)
 Minor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (SLHSMIN)
 [Name unavailable] (SPHSBS)
 [Name unavailable] (SPHSBA)
 [Name unavailable] (SPHSMIN)
 [Name unavailable] (PPSLPACRT)
Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:
 College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
 Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
 College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IUadministered or IU cosponsored Overseas Study program.
 College GPA. A College grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required.
 CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
 CASE Foundations
 CASE Breadth of Inquiry
 CASE Culture Studies
 Diversity in the United States: 1 course
 Global Civilizations and Cultures: Not required
 CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
 CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of collegelevel coursework
 CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
 CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
 Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.
Most students must also successfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.