Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Curriculum

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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 life 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 (6 credit hours)

 Credit awarded for ENGL 101 and placement in ENGL 102 or ENGL 115 for ACT 28 in English.

Mathematics (6 credit hours)

Mathematics courses may be selected from any MATH or STAT course. Only one of MATH 102 MATH 103  & MATH 104 MATH 105 MATH 109 , or MATH 143  may be used for degree credit.

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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.

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Natural Sciences (9 credit hours)

Natural Science courses must be taken in both areas, Life and Physical Sciences. Six hours must be in a single Life Science subject (BIOL, ENVS 150) or Physical Science subject (CHEM, PHYS, GEOL, ENVS). An additional three credit hours are required in the Life or Physical Science area not selected.

  • Natural Science courses MAY be selected from any BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS or other science course meeting the requirements stated above.
  • Natural Science requirements MAY NOT be satisfied by three courses in the same subject or natural science area.

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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)

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