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Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum Requirements for the Baccalaureate Degree

A. Core Proficiencies

Effective Communication: Writing 9 hours
ENGL 101 or ENGL 111 (3 hrs.)
ENGL 102 or ENGL 112. Each student shall fulfill English competency requirements by earning a Cor better in 102. (3 hrs.)
Writing-Intensive Course: From ENGL 266, 310, 366, 368, 468, BSAD 310, MACO 251 as specified by the major/minor/concentration/certification. These courses teach effective writing within a discipline with primary emphasis on the further development of essential writing and reasoning skills necessary for success in students’ academic, personal, and professional lives. (3 hrs.)
Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics 6 hours
From MATH 100 or MATH 101, or MATH 117, and a mathematics course specified by the major/minor/ concentration/certification. MATH 101/117, or MATH 117/101, or MATH 117/214 will satisfy general education requirements.
Each student must earn a grade of D or better in MATH 100 or 101 or 117 or earn credit in calculus as part of the fulfillment of the math competency requirement. Math 117 serves as a prerequisite to MATH 214 only.

B. Breadth of Knowledge Areas

Fine Arts 3 hours
From any ART or MUS course, or from FNAR 105, 301, 302, or from SPCH 300 as specified by the major/minor/concentration/certification.
Humanities 9 hours
3 hours from any 100 or 200 level HIST

3 hours from Literature at the 200-level or above as specified by the major/minor/concentration/certification. (Literature classes include ENGL 210, 211, 212, 255, 256, 300-301-302, 315, 316, 321, 322, 332, 361, 424, 427, 451, 455, 460, 463, 471, 475, 482; FREN 316, 403; SPAN 351, 355, 401, 402, 405.)

3 hours from any GEAC Approved Humanities Elective.

Natural Sciences 9 hours
Courses from both the biological and physical sciences must be taken to fulfill the natural science requirement. Six hours shall be earned in a single biological or physical science, and three hours must be earned in a natural science area other than that selected to fulfill the six-hour requirement, as specified by the major/minor/concentration/certification.
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 hours
From the following disciplines: CRJU, ECON, GEOG, GOVT, PSYC, SOCI.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the Associate Degree

A. Core Proficiencies

Effective Communication: Writing 6 hours
ENGL 101 or ENGL 111
ENGL 102 or ENGL 112. Each student shall fulfill English competency requirements by earning a Cor better in 102.
Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics 6 hours
Math 101 College Algebra. Each student shall fulfill mathematics competency requirements by earning a C or better in 101 or by earning credit in calculus. (3 hrs.)
Math elective as specified major/minor/concentration/certification. (3 hrs.)

B. Breadth of Knowledge Areas

Fine Arts 3 hours
One course from ART, FNAR, MUS, SPCH 300 as specified by the major/minor/concentration/certification
Humanities 3 hours
3 hours from literature, history, or foreign languages.
Natural Sciences 6 hours
From astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, physical science, or physics
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3-6 hours
3 hours of social sciences (economics, geography, government, psychology, sociology) in A.S. degree programs and 6 hours of social sciences in A.G.S. programs

University Requirements (UR)

One freshman seminar course from the following approved list: UNIV 101 or PSET 100.

Computer Literacy Requirement (CLR) – 2 hours

Computer literacy competency are specified by each department from the list of approved courses. Approved computer literacy courses: CMPS 107, 108, 109, 130, 200, 207, 208, 209; EDUC 251; MNTC 110; MACO 322, 362; MUS 201; OIS 200. See program description for specific requirement by major.

Oral Communication Requirement (OCR) – 3 hours

Oral communication competency requirements are specified by each department from the list of approved courses. Approved oral communication courses: ART 251; ENGL 304; EDUC 456, 457, 458, 461, 465, 483, FCED 262, 239; NURS 422; SPCH 101, 104,  or 105; SPCH 363; collective completion of MUS 211, 212, 272, 340 and 341; collective completion of MUED 223, 225, 227, 383, 385, and MUS 272, 302, and 341; collective completion of MUED 383, 384, 478 and MUS 272, 303, and 341.  See program description for specific requirement by major.

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