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General education classes (Gen. Ed.) provide you with a strong foundation as you advance through your degree program. Classes are chosen from the university’s approved general education course listing.
The general education component of your degree consists of college-level courses that:
Are based on a coherent rationale
Are a substantial component of each undergraduate degree
Ensure breadth of knowledge
The number of gen. ed. courses you are required is determined by the level of degree you are pursuing:
Associate degrees require 15 semester hours of general education courses
Bachelor degrees require 30 semester hours of general education courses
These credit hours must include at least one course from each of the following areas:
Humanities/Fine Arts (HFA)
Social/Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
Natural Science/Mathematics (NMS)
These courses provide a broad overview of each discipline and will help you develop as a well-rounded student.
Rules/Principles for Approval of General Education Courses
Required General Education courses must be general
General education courses must be open to students of all majors, without heavy loads of prerequisite requirements.
Courses must not be reducible to a narrow or focused skill (e.g., guitar lessons cannot substitute for Music Appreciation).
Courses must contribute to preparing students for a breadth of degree programs/careers.
General Education courses contribute to the university’s plan to ensure that students satisfy certain Core Competencies.
In the event that a 300 or 400 level course is required to fulfill a requirement as a general education course, it must not be considered part of any major/program requirements. (Foundational courses are acceptable, however).