Degree Requirements

General Education Common Core (All Degrees)

Common Core

Hours

Which Courses Satisfy Competencies?*

FOUNDATIONS

14.5-15 HOURS SUB-TOTAL

Competency: Students will develop skills to help them achieve academic and professional excellence and a foundation for lifelong learning. See General Education Competencies for more information.

CMU101/102

1.5-2 hours

CMU101/102

Wellness

1 hour

PE111 Wellness (Army Physical Training fulfills this requirement.)

Freshman Writing

3 hours (6 hours if taking EN110 & EN111)

EN110 College Composition I / EN111 College Com­position II (required of students whose ACT English subscore is < 20)

OR

EN120 College Comp I/II

Oral Communications

3 hours

CT101 Public Speaking

Math/Algebra/Statistics

3 hours (6 hours if taking MA101 & MA102)

  • MA101 Algebra for College Students I / MA102 Algebra for College Students II (required of students whose ACT Math subscore is < 20)
  • MA103 College Algebra
  • MA105 Elementary Statistics
  • MA118 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MA224 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle Grade Teachers (Only Early Childhood Education majors may count MA224 in the Common Core.)
  • PL101 Logic—ONLY for Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)

Advanced Writing

3 hours

  • EN305 Expository Writing
  • EN306 Technical Writing

UNDERSTANDING HUMAN NATURE

13 HOURS SUB-TOTAL13 hours sub-total

Competency: Students will develop their understanding of human nature in order to assess is­sues and solve problems from a variety of perspectives and in order to develop as socially responsible leaders. See General Education Competencies for more information.

Religion

3 hours

RL122 Religion / Human Adventure

Social Science with Constitution

3 hours

  • HI117 Development of the United States I
  • HI118 Development of the United States II
  • PS101 Intro American Govt.

Leadership

1 hour

CMU201 Intro to Leadership (ROTC students may substitute MSL220 & MSL222.)

Literature

3 hours

EN222 Intro to Literature

Valuing OR Social Science (specified courses with prefix CJ, EC, HI, PL, PS, PY, or SO)

3 hours

VALUING

  • PL105 Intro Philosophy

SOCIAL SCIENCE

  • CJ100 Intro Criminal Justice
  • EC122 Economics for Educa­tors
  • EC201 Macroeconomics
  • EC202 Microeconomics
  • HI101 World History I
  • HI102 World History II
  • HI117 Dev. of the U.S. I
  • HI118 Dev. of the U.S. II
  • PS101 Intro American Govt.
  • PY101 Intro Psychology
  • SO101 Intro Sociology
  • SO102 Social Problems
  • SO150 Intro Anthropology

Exploring the Nature of the Universe

 4 hours sub-total

Competency: Students will explore the nature of the universe in a variety of dimensions and will develop their values and beliefs. See General Education Competencies for more information.

Science with Lab: May count specified courses with the AS, BI, CH, ES, GL, and PH prefixes. May count SC101 but no other SC courses.

 

4 hours

  • AS101 Descriptive As­tronomy
  • AS102 Descriptive As­tronomy: Beyond the Solar System
  • BI101 General Biology
  • BI102 General Biology
  • BI105 Intro Environ­mental Science
  • BI106 Human Biology
  • BI108 Biodiversity
  • CH111 Gen. Chemi­stry
  • CH114 General Chemi­stry with Qua­litative Analysis
  • GL101 Physical Geol­ogy
  • GL102 Hist. Geology
  • PH111 Gen. Physics
  • PH112 Gen. Physics II
  • PH205 Calculus Phys­ics
  • SC101 Conceptual Physical Science

Total Common Core Hours

31.5-32 hours

 

 

 

 

General Education Transfer Policies: Transfer credit will be accepted for courses generally equivalent to those in the General Education program. Depending on hours transferred, students may be able to have some general education requirements waived. See the chart below.

 

Take CMU101 &

CMU102?

Take PE111?

Take CMU201?

0-29 transfer hours without one full-time semester of study on a university campus

Yes

Yes

Yes

0-29 transfer hours with one full-time semester of study on a university campus

No

Yes

Yes

30-59 transfer hours

No

No

Yes

> 60 transfer hours

No

No

No

 

*To be listed as satisfying any General Education competency, faculty teaching or administering a course must apply for such listing through the faculty’s Committee on Academic Affairs, which, in consultation with the Committee on Assessment, will endorse or not endorse such listing. If endorsed, the proposal then goes to the full faculty for approval.

 
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