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General Education Courses: General Education Requirements

Resources for ART, BIO, CHM, ENG, HIS, HUM, IDS, MTH, PHI, PHY, POL, PSY, SCI, SOC

General education requirements

All degree-seeking students are required to take:
  • ENG101 College Composition OR ENG101E College Composition Enhanced
  • COM101 Introduction to Human Communication
  • IDS101 CPC Foundations
  • IDS102 Introduction to Information Literacy
  • MTH105 College Algebra OR MTH125 Quantitative Literacy
  • Scientific reasoning - choose one of the following:
    • BIO100 Human Biology
    • BIO105 Human Development
    • PSY100 Psychology
    • SCI100 Nutrition
    • SCI230 Environmental Geology
    • SOC100 Sociology
  • Global Citizenship - choose one of the following:
    • ALH255 Medical Law & Ethics
    • BUS130 Macroeconomics
    • GEO105 Global Geography
    • HIS101 The United States & the World to 1850
    • HIS102 The United States & the World from 1850

In addition to above, Bachelor degrees require: 

  • ENG105 Research and Argument
  • PHI105 Ethics
  • 1 Experiential Learning course (3 credits):
    • HON400 Honors
    • IDS401 Topics in Service-Learning
    • IDS402 Topics in Student Leadership
    • IDS403 Independent Study in Special Topics

Bachelor degree seeking students will also declare their intention to complete 12 credits (choose 4 courses) in one of the following 3 intersections:

  • Community & Multiculturalism
    • COM295 Media & Politics
    • ENG225 Introduction to Contemporary World Literature
    • HUM310 World Mythology
    • IDS400 Topics in Multiculturalism
  • Health & Wellness
    • BIO105 Human Development
    • ENG230 Literature & Health
    • PHI210 Death & Dying
    • PSY220 Abnormal Psychology
    • SCI100 Basic Nutrition
    • SCI220 Holistic Health
  • Popular Culture & Society
    • COM285 Media & Society
    • ENG235 Literature & Popular Culture
    • ENG430 Selected Topics in Rhetoric
    • IDS205 Selected Topics in Film

Most programs also require an Internship or Capstone. Please see the individual program guide for degree-specific requirements not listed here.