General Studies: CurriculumGeneral Studies: Curriculum

General Studies: Curriculum

Every major is required to take 49 to 51 credits of general education courses. The breakdown of general education courses and the number of credits required in each area are as follows:

  • Building a Sense of Community – 1 credit
  • Critical Thinking Skills – 3 credits
  • Communication skills – 9 credits
  • Public speaking – 3 credits
  • Composition – 6 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits
  • Natural sciences – 6-8 credits (one course must be a lab component course)
  • Social sciences – 6 credits
  • Humanities and fine arts – 6 credits
  • Multicultural awareness – 3 credits
  • Values – 3 credits
  • Health and Wellness – 3 credits
  • Technological literacy – 6 credits
  • Two upper level division writing courses: these courses are taken in the major where writing is emphasized.