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General Education Requirements for students entering before Fall 2012

Skills Courses

All students are required to take 5 skills courses

  • ENG 101 English Composition I
  • ENG 102 English Composition II
  • Option A:
    • SPC 101 Public Speaking or SPC 103 Interpersonal Communication
    • PHIL 106, MATH 106, FL 106, IME 106
    • STAT107 Concepts of Statistics or CMIS 108 Computer Concepts
  • Option B:
    • Foreign Language 101
    • Foreign Language 102
    • PHIL 106, MATH 106, FL 106, IME 106 or STAT107 or CMIS 108

Introductory Courses – 15 hours

Choose two courses from two of the following groups and one course from the third group. The Introductory course in one’s major field cannot count toward fulfillment of the Introductory Course requirements.

Fine Arts & Humanities

  • ART 111
  • DANC 111
  • ENG 111
  • FL 111a, b, c, d, e1
  • MUS 111
  • PHIL 111
  • SPC 111
  • THEA 111

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • ANTH 111a, or 170a
  • BIOL 111 (or 150, 151, 140 or 240a)
  • CHEM 111 (or CHEM 120a, 120n, 121a, or 131)
  • CS 111
  • ESCI 111 
  • MATH 111 (or 112A, 1202, 1252 or 1502)
  • PHYS 111 (or 131 or 151)

Social Sciences

  • ANTH 111b or 170b
  • CJ 111
  • ECON 111
  • GEOG 111
  • HIST 111a, b3
  • POLS 111
  • PSYC 111
  • SOC 111 or 201
1Only one Foreign Language 111 course may be used toward introductory course requirements. Foreign Language majors may count one Foreign Language 111 course in a language other than the major specialization.

2 Math 120, 125, or 150 may fulfill either an Introductory or a Distribution Natural Sciences and Mathematics requirement. No single course can fulfill both Introductory and Distribution course requirements.

3 Either course taken in the History 111 a, b sequence may fulfill either an Introductory or a Distribution Social Science requirement in General Education. No single course in the sequence can fulfill both Introductory and Distribution course requirements.

Distribution Courses – 9 hours

Students are required to take nine hours of courses that meet distribution course requirements. The distribution requirement is designed to acquaint students with three broad areas in the general education program. Students must choose one course in each of the following areas:

  • Fine Arts and Humanities (3)
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (3)
  • Social Sciences (3)

Courses that meet the distribution requirements are identified in the course description section of the catalog and marked Distribution: Fine Arts and Humanities (DFAH); Distribution: Natural Sciences and Mathematics (DNSM); or Distribution: Social Sciences (DSS).

Interdisciplinary Studies

All students are required to take 1 Interdisciplinary Studies course to foster awareness of the interrelationships among branches of human knowledge.

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