General Education Curriculum

Past General Education Requirements (PDFs)

Area I. Communications

6 credits

ENG 101 – Communication Arts I (GT-CO1) 3 credits
ENG 102 – Communication Arts II (GT – CO2) 3 credits
AP SCORE OF 4+ ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE/COMP OR ACT SCORE OF 29+ SAT SCORE OF 500+ (BEFORE 4/95) 580+ (BEFORE 5/10) 660+ (AFTER 5/10) – CREDIT (P) IS GIVEN FOR ENG 101.

Area II. Arts & Humanities

6 credits

AR 101 – Art and Creativity
AR 103 – Art Appreciation (GT-AH1) 3 credits
ENG 203 – Major Themes in Literature (GT-AH2) 3 credits
COMM 255 Fundamentals of Media Communication (GT-AH2) 3 credits
MUS 100 – Introduction to Music Literature (GT-AH1) 3 credits
PHIL 201 – Introduction to Philosophy (GT-AH3) 3 credits
PHIL 205 – Logic 3 credits
THTR 180 – Introduction to Theatre (GT-AH1) 3 credits

Area III. Mathematics

3 credits

  • MATH 104 – Finite Mathematics (GT-MA1) 3 credits
  • MATH 106 – College Algebra (GT-MA1) 3 credits
  • MATH 107 – Trig & Analytical Geometry (GT-MA1) 3 credits
  • MATH 110 – Intro to Statistics (GT-MA1) 3 credits
  • MATH 120 – Single Variable Calculus I (GT-MA1) 5 credits
  • MATH 121 – Single Variable Calculus II (GT-MA1) 5 credits

Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences/History

9 credits

  • ECON 201 – Economics & Today’s Society (GT-SS1) 3 credits
  • POLS 291 – American Government (GT-SS1) 3 credits
  • PSYC 101 – Introduction to Psychology (GT-SS3) 3 credits
  • SOC 201 – The Sociological Imagination (GT-SS3) 3 credits
  • HGP 110 – Development of Civilization (GT-HI1) 3 credits
  • HGP 111 – Development of Civilization (GT-HI1) 3 credits
  • HIST 202 – American History to 1865 (GT-HI1) 3 credits
  • HIST 203 – American History 1865 to Present (GT-HI1) 3 credits

At least one course must be a GT-HI1 course; at least one course must be a GT-SS*; and the remaining course may come from either category.

Area V. Physical and Natural Sciences

7 Credits

  • BIOL 101 – Introductory Biology (GT-SC1) 4 credits
  • BIOL 125 – Nutrition (GT-SC2) 3 credits
  • BIOL 209 – General Biology with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • BIOL 210 – General Biology with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • CHEM 103 – Intro to Forensic Chemistry (GT-SC1) 4 credits
  • CHEM 111 – Introductory Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • CHEM 131 – General Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • CHEM 132 – General Chemistry with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • ENV 101 – Introduction to Environmental Science (GT-SC1) 4 credits
  • GSCI 109 – Dynamic Earth (GT SC1) 4 credits
  • PHYS 110 – Astronomy: Stars & Galaxies (GT-SC2) 3 credits
  • PHYS 225 – College Physics I with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • PHYS 230-231 – General Physics I with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits
  • PHYS 232-233 – General Physics II with Lab (GT-SC1) 5 credits

One credit hour must be a lab.

Total 31 Credits

Please Note

GPA Requirement

All students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in general education courses to graduate (fall 2011 admittance or later).

Writing Assessment

All students pursuing bachelor’s degrees are required to pass one designated writing intensive course in their major. Associate’s degree student meet writing assessment requirements by successfully passing ENG 102: Communication Arts II.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelors Degree