General Education Requirements – 31 Credits

As part of the graduation requirements for the undergraduate degree,  Adams State University has prescribed a program of general education for all students seeking associate or baccalaureate degrees. This is done in the belief that our graduates must possess knowledge, skills, competencies, and an acquaintance with major areas of knowledge commonly possessed by educated persons. Students pursue the general education program goals through a range of formal and informal activities including, but not limited to, the successful completion of the general education curriculum and the academic major.

GPA Requirement

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

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 3 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 (GT-AH1) 3 credits
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

  • ANTH 201 – Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3) 3 credits
  • ECON 255 – Macroeconomic Principles (GT-SS1) 3 credits
  • ECON 256 – Microeconomic Principles (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 – World History & Culture I (GT-HI1) 3 credits
  • HGP 111 – World History & Culture II (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. Only one ECON course may be used towards the requirements in this General Education area.

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

Past General Education Requirements (PDFs)

GT-Pathways

Adams State University general education requirements align with the State of Colorado GT-Pathways guaranteed transfer curriculum. Students who have completed the GT-Pathways curriculum in its entirety meet ASU’s general education requirements. Likewise, any GT-Pathways course, regardless of where it was completed, will meet the equivalent requirement in the relevant GT-Pathways category.

A variety of courses are available in each general education category that meet the required content and competencies for general education. Many of the general  education requirements are included in ASU’s Institutional Learning Outcomes, and are indicated with (GT) next to the outcome.

Interstate Passport

Adam State University also participates in the Interstate Passport transfer program. Students with a completed Passport block may transfer to ASU and their general education requirements will be complete. ASU students completing the GT-Pathways curriculum PLUS a designated Oral Communications course will meet all general education requirements at ASU, and may transfer their general education block to a participating Interstate Passport institution.