Apr 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Curriculum

The General Education 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 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

English Composition (6 credit hours)

Mathematics (6 credit hours)

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

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Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)

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

Recommended courses are:

Natural Sciences (9 credit hours)

Natural Science courses must be taken in both areas, Biological and Physical Sciences. Six hours must be in a single biological science subject (BIOL, ENVS) or physical science subject (CHEM, PHYS, GEOL, ENVS). An additional three credit hours are required in the biological or physical science area not selected. Natural science requirements MAY NOT be satisfied by three courses in the same subject or natural science area.

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

Recommended courses are:

Literature (3 credit hours)

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

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History (3 credit hours)

Choose from any course in HIST (excluding HIST 490 ) or any PHIL (excluding PHIL 316 ).

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Communication (3 credit hours)

Choose from any CMCN or Foreign Language course.

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Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose from the following:

First Year Seminar (3 credit hours)