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General Education

General Education Requirements for Bachelor's Degrees

All students enrolled in bachelor degree programs must complete a minimum of 46 credits in general education: 40 credits in the general education college core and 6 credits in programmatic general education courses.

ENG 101 English Composition 3
  Writing Competency (WR) 3
  Advanced Writing Competency (AW) 3
  Communications Competency (COM) 3
  Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
  Mathematics Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 4-7
  Social Science Competency (SS & MC)** 6
  Cultural Competency (CU & E/P) 6
  Global Studies Competency (G/US & G/W) 6

Bachelor degree students are also required to take a research (RE) course as a part of their programmatic requirements. The competency codes (WR, COM, CL, MATH, SCI, SS, MC, CU, E/P, G/US, G/W, and RE) found at the end of the course description identify courses that fulfill these requirements. All students must meet the competency requirements to graduate.

**Students must take two courses with a Social Science (SS) distinction and one course with a Multicultural (MC) distinction. The multicultural distinction may be filled by combining the requirements and taking a course with both the social science and multicultural distinctions or separately by taking 2 courses with a social science distinction and 1 course with a multicultural distinction typically included in programmatic requirements.


General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Students in the associate degree programs must complete a minimum of 24 credits in the following general education competencies.

ENG 101 English Composition 3
  Writing Competency (WR) 3
  Communication Competency (COM) 3
  Computer Literacy Competency (CL) 3
  Math Competency (MATH) 3
  Science Competency (SCI) 3-4
  Social Science Competency (SS)* 3
  Cultural Competency (CU or E/P)* 3

The competency codes (WR, COM, CL, MATH, SCI, SS, MC, CU, and E/P) found at the end of the course description identify courses that fulfill the requirements. All students must meet the competency requirements to graduate.

*Some courses with the MC or E/P distinctions may not be applicable to fulfilling a graduation requirement. Students should work with their advisor to ensure they select the proper courses to complete their program.


Find more information in the Academic Catalog.