Jan 26, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Core Curriculum

The General Education Core Curriculum is a set of courses required in all colleges and majors. It is designed to ensure that graduates acquire the knowledge and skill to live productive lives as responsible and knowledgeable citizens of their region, their country and the world, capable of working effectively with others while displaying openness to different viewpoints and understanding the diversity of human values. Through general education courses, graduates learn to appreciate the possibilities of human achievement and the patterns of human thought in both the arts and the sciences. To this end, courses in the General Education Core Curriculum ensure broad learning across the humanities, arts, social studies, and biological and physical sciences, while teaching competence in technology, communication, critical thinking and analytical skills.

Students who are pursuing on-line or distance education degrees must complete the same general education requirements as students in traditional, face-to-face degree programs.


English Composition Literature
Mathematics History
Social/Behavioral Science Communication
Natural Sciences Fine Arts

Mathematics (6 Credits)

Choose from any MATH course. Three hours must be above MATH 109 .

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Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Choose from any ANTH, CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOCI, or other social behavioral science course. Three hours must be at the 200+ level.

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Natural Sciences (9 Credits)

Six hours must be in a single biological (BIOL) or physical (CHEM, PHYS, GEOL, ENVS) science and three hours in the other natural science area not chosen. Science requirements MAY NOT be satisfied by three courses in the same department.

Choose from any BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS, or other science course.

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Literature (3 Credits)

Choose from any Literature or Literature-centered Humanities (HUMN) course.

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History (3 Credits)

Choose from any course in HIST (except HIST 490 ) or any PHIL.

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Communication (3 Credits)

Choose from any CMCN or Foreign Language course.

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First Year Seminar (3 Credits)