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General Education

General Education Requirements

View the 2017-2018 Transfer Equivalencies
First Year Seminar 3 FY101 Academic course taught by full-time professor on topic of her or his choice, with ethics, and transition to college component
Reading and Writing 6 EN 101 and EN 102
Natural Sciences 6 Two courses from BY, CE, GL, PH, or SC
Mathematics 3 MA at the 100-level or higher (except MA 101)
Historical Perspectives 3-6 One or two courses designed with course type HS.SV
Social Sciences 3-6 One or two courses designated with course type SS.SV
Aesthetics and Creativity 3 One graded courses in AR, DA, MU, or TH including performance, studio, and instruction courses
Literature 3 A non-writing intensive 200-level literature (LIT) class
Cultural Diversity * 3 One course designated CD, selected from a list of courses dealing with issues of diversity, e.g. race, gender.
Global Understanding * 3 One course designated GU, selected from a list of courses dealing with global issues, e.g. other societies, other countries.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Human Experience 3 One course designated ISP, selected from a list of courses on interdisciplinary topics, e.g.: Death and Dying, War and Peace, selected from a list of approved courses.
Technological Literacy 3 One course designated TL, selected from a list of courses; may be inside or outside the major and may include IT 100, IT 102, or CS 102
Reasoned Oral Discourse 3 Any course designated RD inside or outside the major
Completion of Two Writing Intensive Courses 0 Selected from a list of approved (WT) courses (credits are within the major)
Experiential Education (junior or senior year) 0 50 hours per credit through one of the following:

  • internship, co-op, or service learning
  • study abroad
  • a course designated as ExEd

Course type EX


* Six credits in the study of the same foreign language automatically fulfill the Cultural Diversity AND Global Understanding requirements.

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