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.

Find more information about general education requirements for bachelor's degrees in the Academic Catalog.


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 about general education requirements for associate degrees in the Academic Catalog.