The General Studies curriculum is intended to ensure that students acquire the intellectual skills and knowledge that not only enable them to succeed in their academic endeavors, but also prepare graduates for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Employers consistently seek out those individuals who have well-rounded educational experiences and abilities.

General Studies courses may be taken simultaneously with the program courses. These required General Studies courses can be completed either through the university or via CLEP examination if available.

Curriculum

General Studies Courses  
Course Number / Description Semester Hours
Written Composition  
EH 1010 - English Composition I 3
EH 1020 - English Composition II 3
   
Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications  
LSS 1300 - Learning Strategies for Success 3
CM 1010 - Business Communication 3
EH 3341 - Technical Writing 3
PHL 1010 - Critical Thinking 3
MUS 1010 - Introduction to Music Appreciation 3
AR 1010 - Art Appreciation 3
SP 1010 - Speech Communication 3
PHL 2350 - Philosophies of World Religions 3
AL 2000 - American Literature I ** 3
AL 2010 - American Literature II ** 3
   
Computer Science  
CS 1010 - Computer Essentials 3
   
History  
HY 1110 - American History I 3
HY 1120 - American History II 3
HY 1010 - Western Civilization I 3
HY 1020 - Western Civilization II 3
HY 2000 - American Military History 3
HY 2020 - American Military History II 3
   
Natural Sciences  
ES 1010 - Earth Science 3
PHS 1110 - Principles of Classical Physical Science * 3
PHS 1120 - Principles of Modern Physical Science * 3
BIO 1100 - Non-Majors Biology 3
BIO 1030 - Biology I 3
BIO 1040 - Biology II 3
CHM 1030 - General Chemistry I 3
CHM 1040 - General Chemistry II 3
   
Mathematics  
MAT 1301 - Liberal Arts Math 3
MAT 1302 - Algebra I  (Formerly MA 1150) 3
MAT 1303 - Algebra II  (Formerly MA 1170) 3
MAT 1304 - Finite Math  (Formerly MA 1140) 3
MAT 2301 - Elementary Statistics  (Formerly MA 2023) 3
MAT 2302 - Pre-Calculus  (Formerly MA 2051) 3
MAT 2303 - Calculus  (Formerly MA 2170) 3
   
Social and Behavioral Sciences  
PSY 1010 - General Psychology 3
SOC 1010 - Introduction to Sociology 3
PS 1010 - American Government 3
SOC 2010 - Survey of Global Societies and Cultural Geography 3
PS 2010 - American State and Local Politics 3
PS 2000 - Introduction to Political Science 3
PSY 2010 - Abnormal Psychology 3
BBA 2401 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BBA 2501 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
BBA 3602 - Principles of Management 3
BCJ 2501 - Criminology 3
BCJ 2201 - Juvenile Delinquency 3

* Natural Sciences include biological sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, astronomy, physical geography, and earth science.

** Each of these courses requires a prerequisite. Please review the course descriptions and objectives for each course to determine the prerequisite requirement.

 

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