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Approved LUO General Education Courses

2018-2019 Catalog Year

General education courses support the mission and philosophy of Liberty University. All associate and bachelor degree-seeking students are required to complete the general education requirements.


The courses below have been approved to satisfy general education elective requirements through transfer or residency. Students should not take courses at another institution without first completing a Transient Request (RTTAC).


Associate degrees require a minimum of 15 semester hours (or equivalent). Bachelor’s degrees require a minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent). These credit hours must include a minimum of one course from the following areas:

  1. Humanities/fine arts (HFA)
  2. Social/behavioral sciences (SBS)
  3. Natural science/mathematics (NSM)

Core Competency Requirements


Composition & Rhetoric Elective Options

  • ENGL 101: Composition & Rhetoric (HFA)


Communication Elective Options

  • BUSI 300: Business Communications (HFA)
  • COMS 101: Speech Communication (HFA)
  • ENGL 333: Modern Grammar (HFA)
  • ENGL 350: Advanced Expository Writing (HFA)
  • GLST 220: Intercultural Communication and Engagement (SBS)
  • Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: COMS, JOUR, SCOM, and STCO

Mathematics, Science, & Technology

Math Elective Options

  • MATH 114: Quantitative Reasoning (NSM)
  • MATH 115: Mathematics for Liberal Arts (NSM)
  • MATH 116: Logic and Social Reasoning (NSM)
  • MATH 117: Elements of Mathematics (NSM)
  • MATH 121: College Algebra (NSM)
  • MATH 201: Introduction to Probability and Statistics (NSM)
  • MATH 217: Elementary Geometry (NSM)
  • Any 100-400 level MATH course (must be higher than MATH 114)
  • MATH transfer credit (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX) may be considered through the course substitution process


Natural Science Elective Options

  • Any 100-400 level course from the following that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, NASC, PHSC, and PHYS
  • ETHC 210: Science and Society (NSM)



  • UNIV 104: Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning (HFA)

Information Literacy

Composition Elective Options

  • ENGL 102: Composition and Literature (HFA)
  • ENGL 103: Technical Communication for the Professions (HFA)


Information Literacy Elective Options

  • BUSI 201: Intermediate Business Computer Applications
  • CSIS 100: Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems (NSM)
  • CSIS 110: Introduction to Computing Sciences (NSM)
  • CSIS 111: Introduction to Programming (NSM)
  • CSIS 112: Advanced Programming (NSM)
  • HIEU 201: History of Western Civilization I (SBS)
  • HIEU 202: History of Western Civilization II (SBS)
  • HIEU 425: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era (SBS)
  • HIUS 221: Survey of American History I or HIUS 223: Survey of American History I (on-site) (SBS)
  • HIUS 222: Survey of American History II (SBS)
  • HIUS 360: History of American Entrepreneurship (SBS)
  • HIUS 380: Modern American Military History (SBS)
  • HIUS 420: Civil War and Reconstruction (SBS)
  • HIWD 370: Comparative Civilizations (SBS)
  • Any 100-400 level course* from the following disciplines that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: HIEU, HIUS, HIST, and HIWD
    *HIST 101 does not apply

Critical Thinking

Literature Elective Options

  • ENGL 201: American Literature I (HFA)
  • ENGL 202: American Literature II (HFA)
  • ENGL 215: English Literature I (HFA)
  • ENGL 216: English Literature II (HFA)
  • ENGL 221: World Literature I (HFA)
  • ENGL 222: World Literature II (HFA)


Philosophy Elective Options

  • ETHC 101: Introduction to Ethics (HFA)
  • ETHC 205: Ethical Reflections on Human Life (HFA)
  • PHIL 201: Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas (HFA)
  • PHIL 240: Christian Evidences (HFA)
  • PHIL 380: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics (HFA)
  • Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: PHIL


Social Science Elective Options

  • BUSI 240: Organizational Behavior 1 (SBS)
  • HLTH 252: Drugs in Society (SBS)
  • Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: ECON, GEOG, GOVT, PSYC, and SOCI


Cultural Studies Elective Options

  • ANTH 203: World Religions (SBS)
  • ARTS 105: Art Appreciation (HFA)
  • CINE 101 Cinematic Arts Appreciation
  • CSTU 101: Western Culture (SBS)
  • MUSC 103: Music Appreciation (HFA)
  • THEA 101: Theatre Appreciation (HFA)
  • Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the university’s General Education guidelines: ANTH, CARA, CESL, CGRM, CFRE, CHIN, CHND, CSMA, CSPA, CSTU, FREN, GEOG, GLST, GREK, GRMN, HBRW, LANG, RUSS, and SPAN

Christian Life and Thought

Non-Religion Majors

  • RLGN 104: Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (HFA)
  • BIBL 104: Survey of Old and New Testament (BIBL 105 and 110 will fulfill BIBL 104) (HFA)
  • THEO 104: Introduction to Theology Survey (THEO 201 and 202 will fulfill THEO 104) (HFA)


Religion Majors

  • BIBL 105: Old Testament Survey (HFA)
  • BIBL 110: New Testament Survey (HFA)
  • EVAN 101: Evangelism and Christian Life (HFA)
  • RLGN 105: Intro to Biblical Worldviews/Contemporary Moral Issues (HFA)
  • THEO 201: Theology Survey I (HFA)
  • THEO 202: Theology Survey II (HFA)

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