Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Graduates are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts, having completed 146 semester hours. The following chart is set out to show the number of hours each course meets per week. Each semester contains 16 weeks of classwork and one week of final examinations.

Semester Hours for Courses

Course

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Total

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

Mathematics

4

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

28

Philosophy

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

24

Language

3

3

3

3

 

 

 

 

12

Theology

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

24

Natural Science

3

3

3

3

4

4

4

4

28

Music

 

 

 

 

2

2

 

 

4

Seminar

2

2

2

2

4

4

4

4

24

Senior Thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

Hours per Semester

18

18

18

18

19

19

17

19

146*

* The total number of semester hours for a student who successfully completes all phases of the program is 146.

 

Equivalent Semester Hours

The following is an analysis of the Thomas Aquinas College curriculum in terms of equivalent semester hours of conventional college subjects.
 

Course Title

Conventional
Subject Matter

1st Year

2nd Year

3rd Year

4th Year

Total

I

II

I

II

I

II

I

II

Seminar

Literature

1.5

1.0

.5

1.5

2.0

.5

1.0

2.0

10.0

Philosophy

 

 

.5

 

1.0

 

2.0

1.0

4.5

History

.5

.5

.5

 

 

.5

 

 

2.0

Political Science

  .5  

 

1.0

2.0

 

 

3.5

Economics

 

 

 

 

 

.5

1.0

 

1.5

Psychology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

1.0

Theology

 

 

.5  

 

 

 

 

.5

Physiology

 

 

 

.5

 

 

 

 

.5

Sociology

 

 

 

 

 

.5

 

 

.5

Language

Latin

2.0

2.0

3.0

3.0

 

 

 

 

10.0

English

1.0

1.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

Math

Geometry

4.0

2.0

2.0

 

 

 

 

1.0

9.0

Number Theory

 

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

3.0

Astronomy

 

 

2.0

4.0

 

 

 

 

6.0

Algebra

 

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

1.5

Analytical Geometry

 

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

 

1.5

Calculus

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

3.0

1.0

7.0

Philosophy

Philosophy

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

24.0

Theology

Theology

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

3.0

24.0

Natural Science

Physics

 

.5

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

Biology (Natural History)

3.0

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.5

Biology
(Embryology/
Genetics)

 

1.0

 

 

 

 

   

1.0

Chemistry

 

 

1.5

3.0

 

 

 

 

4.5

Optics

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0

 

2.0

Mechanics

 

 

 

 

4.0

4.0

2.0

 

10.0

Electro-magnetism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.0

3.0

Relativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0

1.0

Music

Melodic Analysis

 

 

 

 

1.5

1.5

 

 

3.0

Harmony

 

 

 

 

.5

.5

 

 

1.0

Senior Thesis

Subject may be selected from any part of the curriculum

           

 

2.0

2.0

Total

 

18

18

18

18

19

19

17

19

146