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Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog (ARCHIVED) 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education: Associate Degrees

System-wide General Education Requirement (24 Credits)

The system-wide general education curriculum of the university is intended to provide opportunities for the student to develop the breadth and depth of understanding and appreciation which characterizes the educated and responsible adult. Courses which deal with language and symbolic thought, literature and aesthetic values, natural sciences and the social sciences are an integral dimension of one’s personal, community, and professional life. All degree programs of the university include system-wide general education requirements. Students should check major-field requirements before selecting courses to meet the system-wide general education requirements. A course that counts toward a general education requirement at one campus will count towards the same general education requirement at other campuses regardless of whether the campus offers the course.

Goals of System-wide General Education Requirement

Students will:

  1. Write effectively and responsibly and understand and interpret the written expression of others.
  2. Communicate effectively and responsibly through listening and speaking.
  3. Understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of the social sciences.
  4. Understand the diversity and complexity of human experience through the study of arts and humanities.
  5. Understand and apply fundamental mathematical processes and reasoning.
  6. Understand the fundamental principles of the natural sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry to investigate the natural world.

GOAL 1: Written Communication (6 Credits)


Students enrollment in the initial English course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7:6).

GOAL 2: Oral Communication (3 Credits)


Student enrollment in the initial Math course is determined by the Board of Regents placement policy (2:7:6)

GOAL 6: Natural Sciences (3 Credits)

General Education Elective (3 Credits)

Students will choose one additional course from Goal 3, Goal 4 or Goal 6.

Goal 3 Social Science, choose a course in a different discipline.
Goal 4 Arts and Humanities, choose a course in a different discipline or in a sequence of foreign language.  ART and ARTH are considered one discipline.
Goal 6 Natural Sciences, combinations not permitted because of excessive duplication are BIOL 101 and BIOL 151; CHEM 106 and CHEM 112; CHEM 108 and CHEM 114; PHYS 111 and PHYS 211; or PHYS 113 and PHYS 213.